With another Comic-Con in the books, now is a great time to look back at all of the great trailer and video releases we got to see at this year’s con. There was a lot of astounding stuff to see, but there were a few things that truly stood out from the pack. Here are some of the biggest trailers that dropped over the course of the con, and why they were so freaking amazing.
Doctor Who Season 9 Trailer
Why it’s important: Season 8 of Doctor Who came to fans with mixed reviews. Some people loved Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor, some people hated him, while some people loved his relationship with Clara and others hated it. It was a transitional season, and it went through quite a few growing pains. Happily, it seems as though the show started to find its groove there at the end of the season, and with Jenna Coleman sticking around for at least one more season, it looks like we’re in for a drastically improved season 9. And more Master Missy is always a plus.
District 13 Recruitment Propo–The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II
Why it’s important: Mockingjay Part II is the final installment of the Hunger Games series, and it looks like it is going to be an intense conclusion to the film franchise. This series has had the uncanny ability to get better with each new film–when so often film franchises get worse with each new movie–and it has stayed surprisingly true to the book. For those of us who have read the book, we know things are going to get pretty intense in this film. The fanfare surrounding the final movies is living up to the intense feelings we all know are waiting for us in Mockingjay Part II.
American Horror Story: Hotel Lady Gaga Teaser
Why it’s important: Did you not see that part that said “Lady Gaga”? There isn’t a person out there that I think would be more suited for the creeptastic world of American Horror Story. Even better? Mama Monster specifically requested that she be a baddie in this season of AHS, a request to which Ryan Murphy happily acquiesced. Unlike Asylum and Freak Show, the show will not have any musical numbers–which means they’re not planning to take advantage of Lady Gaga’s musical superpowers.
BTS Featurette of The Force Awakens
Why it’s important: Really, anything that we’re given on Episode VII is a huge freaking deal. This featurette gave us a never-before-seen look into the making of one of the most anticipated movies of 2015, and it also gave us glimpses of Han, Leia, and Luke, which is infinitely important. While I would have loved to have seen a widely-released trailer, this BTS clip is pretty amazing.
DC Heroes Evolution: Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow
Why it’s important: The CW is doubling down on its DC TV shows, and the CW DC TV Universe will be expanding quite a bit this season. Not only are there big changes coming for Arrow fans (like a new outfit and a new name), but Legends of Tomorrow will seriously change the game for Arrow and Flash. If last season is any indication, The CW is totally on board for big crossover events, so I cannot wait to see what the network has in store for us this season.
Heroes: Reborn Trailer
Why it’s important: Heroes is one of those shows that fans think of wistfully. When the show was good, it was really good; but when it was bad, it was really bad. So when news broke of a reboot of the series, fans everywhere let out an emphatic, “Meh.” This trailer looks pretty amazing, and it looks as though they’ve recaptured what made us all fall in love with the series back in the beginning. Only time will tell on this show, but dropping this rad trailer definitely seems to have won over a huge group of apathetic Heroes fans.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer
Why it’s important: This is the first big release in the DC Cinematic Universe re-launch. Up until now, Marvel has been the box office giant, and DC is hoping to start becoming its own force to be reckoned with. It will be interesting to see how fans respond to the Batfleck, especially since there have been quite a few Batman fans who were concerned about the casting choice. Of course one of my personal favorite things in this trailer is our first real peek at Gal Gadot in action as Wonder Woman. So. Much. Yes.
Why it’s important: It means a new season of Sherlock is coming! FINALLY! True to Sherlock form, we don’t have a release date, but the fact that they’ve released a trailer means that we can finally actually imagine a point in the somewhat near future where we get new episodes of Sherlock. The other crazy bit to this trailer is the time period difference. What does it mean? What is in store for us when the show returns? Is this a WhoLock-ian time jump, or is this some sort of a dream? Hopefully we’ll get some answers soon-ish.
Ash Vs. Evil Dead Trailer
Why it’s important: Two words: Bruce. Campbell. This new Starz show looks like it will absolutely recapture the campy, creepy goodness from the original Evil Dead films, especially with the return of Bruce Campbell. It will be interesting to see how the story translates to a series format, but with Ash and his Boomstick, I think everything will be just fine. Also, I’m really excited about the “Ash is old” jokes that will most likely be in abundance in the new show. That leather corset at the beginning of the trailer kills me every time.
What were some of your favorite trailer releases at SDCC this year? What do you think of the trailers that came out this year? Let’s talk about it in the comments.
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