Superheroes, metahumans, zombies, Amazonian women, fantastic beasts, mystical powers, medieval period legends, a team of villains, and the world’s biggest gorilla—that’s quite the weekend lineup from San Diego Comic-Con.
The entertainment event showcased numerous new trailers for movies and television shows, including the first extended look at Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot and Men's Fitness cover star Chris Pine, as well as footage from Justice League, The Walking Dead, Suicide Squad, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Kong: Skull Island, Dr. Strange, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
Comic-Con gave the chance for studios to release some news about upcoming projects, including confirming that Brie Larson will suit up as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel—the first female-led standalone superhero movie from the studio.
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— Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 24, 2016
Marvel also dropped the news that Men’s Fitness cover star Michael B. Jordan will be starring in Black Panther—but as a villain. The Creed star is usually known for his heroic roles, but this time around he will be facing off against Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa as one of his most well-known villains, Erik Killmonger, who is an expert fighter with peak human strength and a genius intellect to go with it.
Now, it’s trailer time. Enjoy the badassery below.
Gal Gadot and Chris Pine run around World War I-era England as DC Films shows off Wonder Woman, its first female-led superhero movie. The action packed trailer shows Pine’s Steve Trevor meet Gadot’s Diana Prince for the first time, washing up on the shores of Wonder Woman's home, the beautiful island nation of Themyscira, before the duo heads into war:
Ben Affleck’s Batman is front and center in the Justice League trailer as he tries to bring together the titular team—Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), and The Flash (Ezra Miller)—to take on a major villain. Superman (Men’s Fitness cover star Henry Cavill) is nowhere to be found—at least not yet. Aquaman looks totally jacked and may steal the show in this flick:
The next installment in the DC Entertainment Universe (DCEU) after Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release in August, and the latest trailer showcases just how funny and awesome this villain-led film could be:
Marvel dropped the full-length Doctor Strange trailer starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and it looks like—pardon the pun—the strangest film the studio has produced yet:
Kong: Skull Island
Some of Marvel’s stars—Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)—go hunting for some major game alongside John Goodman in Kong: Skull Island, which will have the biggest King Kong ever on screen:
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Guy Ritchie showed off his take on the medieval era in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, showcasing former Men’s Fitness cover star Charlie Hunnam as the legendary swordsman:
The Walking Dead
An early look at season 7 of the zombie-slaying show debuted at Comic-Con, and while it gave no true hint about who Negan will kill in the premiere, chances are it will not be fan favorite Daryl Dixon, played to perfection by Men's Fitness cover star Norman Reedus. The trailer squeezed in some major comic references and also showed off the first look at King Ezekiel and his tiger:
Check out more of the badass trailers below:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:
The Lego Batman Movie: