San Diego Comic Con came to a close today after four action packed days. In fact, for geeks like me, it was Christmas in July. For those who weren’t lucky enough to be there in person, trending topics and hash tags helped deliver the mid-year geeky surprises. While there was a lot to take in, I have managed to select my top five 2016 San Diego Comic Con takeaways:
Wonder Woman Trailer
I became a fan of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman this spring during Batman v. Superman. I have been anticipating the possibility of her having her own movie- in addition to being a part of the new Justice League movie.
One of my favorite actors, Benedict Cumberbatch, had a busy weekend this year in San Diego. Marvel released the second trailer for the highly anticipated Doctor Strange coming out in November. I am looking forward to meeting a new comic book character. I plan to enjoy the movie in all its trippy glory without having to feel loyal to canon. On Sunday, Benedict took to Hall H again to reveal the trailer for the highly anticipated trailer for Sherlock‘s Season 4. In my opinion, 2016 was certainly Benedict’s year at San Diego Comic Con.
Although Marvel skipped the festivities in San Diego last year, they returned with a bang. In addition to announcements and trailers for Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Marvel brought the big guns in the form of multiple announcements, teasers, and trailers for many of their upcoming releases. Daredevil Season 3 teaser, the Luke Cage trailer, and announcements for Iron Fist and The Defenders all hit social media on Thursday.
Justice League Trailer
Truthfully, I have never been a huge fan of DC and the recent Batman v Superman didn’t do much to convince me otherwise. However, Gadot’s version of Wonder Woman and Affleck’s Batman intrigued me. Another movie featuring the two of them, along side of the cheekiness of The Flash, was a pleasant surprise. While it was just a trailer, I am more hopeful than I thought I would be.
Captain Marvel Announcement
Marvel announced Brie Lawson as Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel). I am personally not familiar with her work. There are mixed reviews in the geek community. However, I like not having any preconceived notions about the casting, and I love that there is going to be another strong female superhero in her own film. This confirmation, in my opinion, rounded out the weekend’s news from San Diego Comic Con quite nicely.