Ah, Comic-Con. NerdMecca. Dorkistry gone mainstream. It’s a great time to be alive if you’re into comic book heroes, science fiction, fantasy or movies where people fly cars. It’s an embarrassment of riches out there, and we take a look at three new trailers that dropped fresh, today!
Justice League Official Comic-Con Trailer (2017)
Attention, Metahumans! Bruce Wayne is coming, to make you an offer you can’t refuse! It’s reminiscent of not just The Avengers, but Ocean’s Eleven – Thirteen, The Dirty Dozen, Seven Samurai, et all. Still, it looks like it might be fun to watch Batman put the band together. There’s a lot of blue and sepia. Aquaman looks like he could snap Brock Lesnar in half. The Flash reminds me of what Quicksilver would look like if he was on Smallville. Wonder Woman and the Dark Knight totally need to get it on. I hope Cyborg never has to fight anyone in the dark. Apparently the DC movies are going for a Rock-n-Roll feel.
Okay, fine. For now, I’m in. Let’s just see if they can figure out how to make Superman look cool.
Wonder Woman Official Comic-Con Trailer (2017)
Wonder Woman meets Captain Kirk. Again, I’m in. I’ve never been much of a fan of Wonder Woman, although the Lynda Carter version does hold a special place in my…heart. Still, after she acquitted herself so well in Batman v Superman, it’s great to see more of her upcoming solo adventures. They even dug up Etta Candy! Now that’s old school, friends. This looks to have heart, humor, and lots of girl beating the shit out of guy action. Everything is blue and orange again. Go Broncos, obviously.
Doctor Strange Official Comic-Con Trailer (2017)
Benedict Cumberbatch (also known as Sherlock, Alan Turing and…groan…White Khan) makes his Marvel debut in Doctor Strange. I was really into this guy (Strange, not Cumberbatch) for a couple of years when I was a kid, but I don’t remember anything about the character other than he was into the occult, was kind of a cross between a hipster douche, a European prince and that guy in your IT department who knows a little too much about Lord of the Rings. This is a perfectly inoffensive trailer that seems to promise lots of intrigue and suspense, even if it’s never entirely clear what the hell is happening. As far as I can tell, everyone gets trapped inside the Blu-Ray version of Inception, and only weird green bolts of energy and lots of flop sweat can get them out.
All in all, I like what I what I saw. The DC universe looks to finally be gaining some traction, and the Marvel folks are really starting to mine their D-level characters. And holy shit, do I ever get tired of the orange/teal color palette. Jesus Christ, Hollywood, enough already. Don’t you know that once we’ve seen it we can’t unsee it? Damn you maniacs! Damn you all to hell!
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When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."