Comic-Con Winners and Losers

Over the weekend, movie fans all across the globe came to San Diego for Comic-Con, a convention full of movie news/panels. Comic-Con is a place where studios can unveil new projects to the public, so it's very significant in the movie world. There were a bunch of movies that had their own panels, but who won the overall audience? Let's see... 

WINNER: DC

When Marvel announced that they were not going to appear at this years Comic-Con, it was a major upset for a lot of fans out there, including myself. They usually introduce future plans during this time, but they basically showed us everything at that secret event last year. So, this was the perfect opportunity for DC to shine! They blew it out of the water with their new footage of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' and 'Suicide Squad'. Both were VERY well received, and I'm actually much more confident DC can become greater than Marvel. They also introduced the new Green Lantern movie called 'Green Lantern Corps', which is also a plus. Although they didn't reveal who would play Hal Jordan, they certainly received praise for the amazing trailers. 

LOSER: Star Wars

 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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I was hoping the 'Star Wars' crew would unveil something BIG at Comic-Con, but all we got was a behind-the-scenes look at the set? I'm anxiously waiting for December to come so that I can finally watch my most anticipated movie of the year, so I'd really like to see another trailer! Although this technically showed new footage, I think it was more of a cheat to show the process of making it rather than showing parts of the actual movie. I know that movies shouldn't show audiences the entire movie, but a small clip/teaser would've been nice. Also, I think Star Wars was overshadowed by some of the comic book trailers/news that appeared over the weekend, so they really weren't in the spotlight for too long. I think they should've showed us something that would've made us freak out and I think they blew it with this footage.

WINNER: 20th Century Fox 

20th Century Fox owns the rights to the X-Men and DEADPOOL! They unveiled new trailers for both movies, which were outstanding, but one really surprised us all a bit more. That's right folks, 'Deadpool' looks like it could be an EPIC comic book movie! This trailer was INCREDIBLE. The writing sounds just perfect for the character as it exactly matches how our anti-hero would react in these certain situations. This also seems to be a VERY hard R-rated action flick as it shows just a glimpse of what we'll be seeing. I also loved how they poked fun at Ryan Reynolds other, not-so-great superhero movie, 'Green Lantern'. I think they're really doing the character justice with this movie as it showed us the magic that we love from Deadpool. He's extremely funny and violent, which it seems to be going for. As for the 'X-Men: Apocalypse' trailer, it was great, but that 'Deadpool' trailer really just received much more attention.

LOSER: MARVEL!

 “Marvel's The Avengers”

L to R: Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)

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WHERE WAS MARVEL?! As of right now, they're really losing the battle. Everyone presented new and exciting projects that I'm on board with, but I think Marvel really lost their chance to do something big. They could've unveiled some new cast members for future movies (possibly for Captain Marvel, Star Lords father etc.), brought on the cast for 'Captain America: Civil War' (which will be the first of the phase three movies to come out), shown us some secret footage from that movie or maybe unveil some news on that Spiderman movie! The overall message I'm trying to say is that Marvel had so much opportunities to present their future movies, but they didn't take that chance by not showing up at all. This was a wrong move for them as they let others steal the thunder.

As a whole, I thought this was a pretty surprising year for Comic-Con. DC and 20th Century Fox blew us all away while Star Wars and Marvel were pretty lame. This year definitely had a lot of trailers, all of which were great! Here are some that were officially released:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

uicide Squad

Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens