6 must-watch trailers from Comic-Con 2017
Comic-Con 2017 is in full swing over in the states, which means the web is being inundated with teasers and trailers for some of the biggest upcoming TV shows and movies.
It’s tough to know what to get excited for given the sheer overabundance of news coming out of the show, but we’ve done our best to separate the wheat from the chaff and select some seriously prime viewing for you.
Here are some of the must-see teasers and trailers from Comic-Con 2017.
1. The Orville – Comic-Con 2017 trailer
One of the most exciting reveals from Comic-Con 2017 was a full-length trailer for The Orville, an upcoming comedy-drama sci-fi TV series that’s created by – and stars – Seth MacFarlane, the mastermind behind Family Guy.
The TV show, which is inspired by Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, is set to premiere on Sunday, September 10, and will also star Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, and Peter Macon.
2. Bright – Comic-Con 2017 trailer
Netflix is big on the action this year, and nothing proves that more than Bright, an upcoming original movie that has an enormous (for Netflix, anyway) $90 million budget.
Bright stars Will Smith as a Log Angeles Police Department officer who fights crime in an alternate universe where humans co-habit earth with monsters. He teams up with an Orc cop who’s played by Joel Edgerton, and will be gracing our screens as soon as December 22, 2017.
3. Thor: Ragnarok – Comic-Con 2017 trailer
Comic-Con wouldn’t be Comic-Con without some goodies from Marvel Studios, which is why we’ve been given a sizeable Thor: Ragnarok trailer to chew over.
Thor: Ragnarok is a direct sequel to 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and lands as the seventeenth film instalment of the ever-ballooning Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris Hemsworth reprises is role as Thor, but we’ll also see appearances from Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins.
The only problem is that you’ll have to wait until November 3, 2017 before you can actually watch the entire movie – sorry!
4. Star Trek: Discovery – Comic-Con 2017 trailer
Few upcoming TV series have generated more nerd-hype than the approach of Star Trek: Discovery. It’s the first series developed from the franchise since Enterprise finished back in 2005, and Trekkies are unsurprisingly frothing at the mouth for any clue on what to expect.
Sonequa Martin-Green stars as the First Officer of the USS Shenzhou, and will be joined by Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, James Frain, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Jason Isaacs, and Mary Wiseman.
It’s expected to debut on September 24, 2017, and will be available through CBS in the USA and Canada, and Netflix elsewhere around the world.
5. Justice League – Comic-Con 2017 trailer
In a bid to prevent Marvel Studios from hogging the San Diego limelight, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a trailer for the DC-inspired Justice League superhero movie.
The film will be directed by Zack Synder (with Joss Whedon helming post-production direction), and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Milla, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J.K. Simmons.
It releases in the USA on November 17, 2017, and will be available in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
6. Blade Runner 2049 – Comic-Con 2017 trailer
There’s also no shortage of hype for Blade Runner 2049, an upcoming neo-noir sci-fi follow-up to 1982’s original Blade Runner movie – itself inspired by Philip K. Dick’s legendary novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The film stars Ryan Gosling as a new blade runner – LAPD Officer K – and Harrison Ford, who reprises his role as Rick Deckard from the first movie. We’ll also see performances from Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Edward James Olmos, Barkhad Abdi, Hiam Abbass, and David Dastmalchian.
And the good news is that the release date is scheduled for a fast-approaching October 6.
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What TV show or film are you most looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments.