Let’s look all the exciting trailers and teaser videos coming out of SDCC. It’s like going to Comic Con without having to diet to fit into a Batman costume, travel to Californi or waiting in all the lines for celebrity autographs, or it’s nothing like that at all. Who cares, let’s dig in here.
The superhero goodies keeping out of this year’s San Diego Comic Con with the release of the teaser for upcoming Marvel series ‘Luke Cage’. It shows off there mega-strong Cage storming through thug’s headquater. wrapping a car door around a foe, and ripping through a wall like it was a bag of potato chips. It’s just super-powered fun that shows off this cool-under-fire character who you may remember as Jessica Jone’s love interest in the last year’s first Marvel series on Netflix. For those attending SDCC, this Cage trailer is getting rave reviews and some are calling the best trailer to be rolled at this year’s Con.
Now Cage may not be the most popular superhero, so here is WatchMojo to exclaim in nerdtastic introduction to the ‘Hero for Hire’ ‘Power Man’ Luke Cage and how he came to be.
A long time associate in crime-fighting the Iron Fist is also getting the upgrade from the comic pages to a Netflix series, the Iron Fist. This teaser has less footage but lays out the origin for this abandoned kid turned martial art master who comes back to NYC for revenge. It does not elicit the ‘feels’ that the Cage trailer did, but it certainly seems like a character you can build on.
Much like the Marvel films of a few years ago, these two series will play together to form the Defenders, a team series which will also include other Marvel featured on Netflix with Daredevil and Jessica Jones. So yet another reason that Netflix is taking over your life, and also this incredible thing that may change Netflix in a big way.
And just a few hours since being uploaded after presentation at SDCC, DC gets it’s hat in the superhero game with a engaging trailer for Wonder Woman, who is easily the most beloved female hero in all of comics. Played by Gal Gadot and featured in the recent ‘Batman v Superman’, this movie will show Wonder Woman’s origin while retaining her fierce abiliy to take down anyone in her way. This looks legit. If you know a female friend whose into more female-focused fantasy/sci-fi shows like ‘Vampire Diaries’, get them to see this.
Right now a ton of movie and comic fans just typed the words ‘OMG’ online while they watched this teaser for Justice League which was especially prepared for SDCC. This footage was not announced in advance so it benefits from being a huge surprise. In it Bruce Wayne/Batman goes on the hunt for ‘warriors’ to take on an impending threat. Cut to the DC Cinematic debuts of the Flash (different from the CW TV show) and Aquaman who apparently likes drinks whiskey while he controls fish with his mind. It strikes that same ‘they are all together’ tone that Avengers gave fans some years ago, let’s just hope it can deliver on it’s promise.
Last month Warner Bros Studios released a synopsis of ‘Justice League’: “Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Flash — it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”