Well Comic-Con has come and gone once more and us nerds are left tired and worn out. But with that tiredness comes extreme forms of joy and excitement. This year was definitely a huge year for Comic-Con whereas the last couple have sizzled a bit. Many of us were anticipating what releases and announcements were going to come out of this years conventions, and I can say that I was thoroughly pleased. So, let’s grab our badges once more, and enter the Top 10 greatest moments of Comic-Con 2015.
10. Bill Murray
Comic-Con was rocked when Bill Murray came out of the shadows to appear on a panel for his upcoming movie Rock the Kasbah. It was his first ever appearance and he fit right in immediately. The nerd community has a huge affinity for Bill Murray so it was no surprise how huge of an impression just his presence left on Comic-Con.
9. Legend of Korra
It was announced that the creators of Legend of Korra will indeed be doing a graphic novel run that expands the universe and stories of the characters we know and love. I am a huge Legend of Korra fan, and, with the series ended, I thought I had seen the last of Legend of Korra. I’m so thrilled to be returning to this universe and getting to read more stories of my favorite characters. Hopefully, while being in comic form, the creators are allowed more freedom in showing the relationship between Korra and Asami as well as diving even further in depth about the impact of death on the show. This was a grown up show already, but I hope the comic will really allow them to explore the themes they’ve already presented in a greater light.
8. Fear The Walking Dead
We finally have our first trailer for Fear The Walking Dead, and holy shit does it look intense! I was very nervously excited to see what this series was going to bring to the table. I was a bit worried that it was going to be a shitty rehash of stuff we kind of saw in The Walking Dead, but it definitely brought something new to the table. The zombies are the main threat and surviving the initial outbreak seems as hectic as it sounds. I can’t wait for the premier of this series because it’s going to kick some major ass.
7. The Walking Dead
The Ricktatorship is in full affect, and everyone is NOT happy. I loved this trailer so much. Much like previous Comic-Con TWD trailers, it reels you in and then begins to smash you to pieces. We see our Daryl in peril, Rick is becoming even more of an egomaniac, and Morgan is doing the bidding of the people. It sounds like he and Rick are going to be at odds this season, and this internal conflict could help let the zombies shine because if they aren’t focused outside, those walls could come down very quickly. I can’t wait to see what happens!
6. The Killing Joke
The Killing Joke has been one of the most successful, if not THE most successful, Batman vs. The Joker story ever told. It is one of the most compelling and interesting stories that we’ve seen for either character. For years, nerds have begged to see a film adaptation to this, and it’s finally happening. Bruce Timm is overseeing an animated adaptation of The Killing Joke and it will have an extended 15 minute segment so even those who know the story will be getting something new. I can’t wait for this, and I’m glad they’re doing it in the vein of animated series legend Bruce Timm. If anyone will do it justice, it’s him.
5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Every nerd was patiently waiting for the panel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Many speculated that we’d get a trailer, while the Schmoes rightly predicted that we’d get a sizzle reel with a look at behind the scenes. This is exactly what we got, but I was not disappointed, nor do I think all of the fans were. The sizzle reel is nothing short of beautiful, and it serves as a love story told from the makers of the movie to the movie. For me, it helped cement my idea that these people love this property so much that they more than anyone else want to get it right. They also then escorted everyone at the panel to an afterparty via Stormtroopers which is fucking awesome.
4. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Out of everything on this list, this was the biggest surprise for me. I have been following this film since it’s announcement, but I was only mildly intrigued. However, the trailer they put together for their panel was pure genius. This movie looks fucking brilliant and I can’t wait to see it now. Guy Ritchie is proving himself to not only be a phenomenal actor, but a legendary director as well. Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are great side by side and really work as a duo. This trailer actually had me hoping that this will be the movie that pulls Armie Hammer’s career out of the dumps and propel him towards stardom once more.
3. Suicide Squad
I won’t post the leaked trailer, and it has probably been taken down by now. However, this footage was amazing. It was everything I wanted it to be and then some. We got to see Harley in full action, Deadshot coining “Suicide Squad,” King Shark on a gurney, Killer Croc up close, El Diablo doing what looked like shaving?, and the best part of it all, Joker torturing someone while saying, “I’m not going to kill ya. I’m just going to hurt ya really, really bad.” This trailer delivered on tone, visuals, story, and characters. It gave us very little while still pulling us in. The tone is playful, dark, and villainous. The characters seem unhinged, and dark with just a touch of camp. It’s really a great balance, and David Ayer deserves some respect for pulling this off.
Again, I won’t post the leaked trailer, but I’m sure you can find it online still. This trailer was one of the purest comic book adaptations I’ve ever seen. There were 4th wall breaks, call outs to previous Ryan Reynolds movie, extreme violence and gore, pop songs, cussing...a lot of cussing, strippers, and back and forth with Weasel. Nerds were treated to everything they’ve ever wanted from a Deadpool movie. The panel knew how great their product was as well, and had a lot of fun. This movie is obviously hard R and everyone couldn’t be happier. Thank you Fox for having the balls to do this, and thank you Ryan Reynolds for fighting to do this right.
1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
My life is complete. This trailer blew me away. I saw it yesterday morning, and I was literally stunned the entire day. This movie has a scope that is so large and yet it delivers such grounded, emotional shots and sequences. Ben Affleck’s Batman is hands down the greatest Batman adaptation we’ve ever seen on screen. Cavill’s Superman is still lost and trying to gain control. Eisenberg’s Luthor is a piece of garbage that I love to watch. Gadot’s Wonder Woman is the embodiment of not only royalty, but power. And Irons’ Alfred is fucking pure genius. I could listen to him give Batman advice all day. The story is looking as intriguing as ever, and the action is unbelievable but in a good way. I am fucking amped for this movie thanks to this trailer.
As always guys, let me know what you thought below! Was there anything I left off that you thought deserved to be on this list? What was your favorite moment during this year’s Comic-Con? Please be sure to follow me on Twitter @HaneyCasey, check me out on MoviePilot.com/HaneyCasey, and check out my website SlackerNerds.com. Thanks for reading!
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