Warner Bros. Pictures hyped numerous films at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday, but as expected, it was the DC Comics film adaptations that stole the show.
To close the WB panel Saturday, the studio released a new trailer for “Justice League,” featuring some of the world’s most famous superheroes. Watch the footage below:
Additionally, the film brought out the cast of “Justice League,” including Ben Affleck, who made a comment about the future of his involvement with the DC franchise.
“Let me be very clear. I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest part in the universe. I’m so thrilled to do it, it’s —– amazing,” Affleck said at the panel. “‘We want you to be the Batman,’ they (Warner execs) told me, and I believe them.”
The comments from Affleck came a day after a rumor surfaced that WB was exploring options to potentially recast the Dark Knight.
For now, according to Affleck’s comments, he’s here to stay.
As for who else made it to the panel, cast members featured Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg) and Jason Momoa (Aquaman). The latter was brought out to the panel first to promote his own film “Aquaman” which is scheduled for release in December 2018.
The big super hero team-up, meanwhile, is slated for release this November. As extra incentive for fans to see it, the studio also released a new poster:
Along with the two films mentioned above, WB also released the following list of confirmed films for the future:
- Wonder Woman 2.
- Suicide Squad 2.
- The Flash: Flashpoint.
- Green Lantern Corps.
- Justice League Dark.
- The Batman.
Along with DC Comics, Warner Bros. also had a presentation for Steven Spielberg’s newest film “Ready Player One,” which featured the director himself. The presentation included a trailer for the film, which you can watch below:
As you can see in the trailer, the film will likely have a ton of pop culture references to the 80s, from movie characters to animated ones. It should be a fun movie. The film is scheduled to hit theaters in March 2018.
The third movie getting recognition at the Warner Bros. panel Saturday was the sci-fi sequel “Blade Runner 2049.” During the panel, stars of the film Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford along with Director Denis Villeneuve and other cast members appeared on stage.
Warner Bros. wasn’t the only studio making the news Saturday, though, as Marvel also took the stage to hype up “Thor Ragnarok,” “Black Panther” and to a slight extent, “Avengers: Infinity War.”
On the first movie, Marvel released a brand new trailer and a poster, which you can see below:
In addition to those, the cast of the movie also came out to make some comments to the convention crowd.
The cast of “Black Panther” also made an appearance on stage:
“Thor: Ragnarok” will hit theaters this November and “Black Panther” is slated for release in February 2018. Marvel didn’t stop there, though. It also released some details to future projects. For example, the 2019 film “Captain Marvel,” starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson, will take place in the 1990s. Concept art was released, too:
Concept art was also released for the July 2018 sequel to “Ant-Man,” titled “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”
Not only was concept art released, but Marvel also announced that Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne would join the cast.
Before Warner Bros. and Marvel swept in on Saturday, the major movie presentation at the con had been 20th Century Fox, which dedicated a whole panel to “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” As part of the presentation, cast members Taron Egerton, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges and writer Jane Goldman took the stage.
The panel both included comments from the cast as well as footage that introduced the Kingsman’s American counterparts, the Statesman. The footage displayed also revealed the movie’s villain, played by Julianne Moore.
To coincide with the panel, Fox released a new trailer for the picture, scheduled for release this September.
As another treat for film fans, a short teaser for “Pacific Rim 2” was released at Comic-Con with actor John Boyega. Check it out: