Back on Saturday, I shared some highlights from this year's San Diego Comic-Con that were just plain awesome. Well, with the weekend over with, there were plenty of other cool announcements made that I just didn't want to ignore. So here's another news roundup of some of the really cool stuff you may have somehow missed out on!
THE TRAILER FOR "BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE"
While I wasn't wholly impressed with the first teaser for this film (scope it out HERE), I have to say that I'm slightly more interested now after watching the new trailer that premiered at SDCC. Superman is still figuring out his role on Earth, and is regarded as a god by some, and a menace by others, including Bruce Wayne. It's Supes' destructive endeavors that cause Bruce Wayne to don his cape and cowl again after a long sabbatical, leading to a feud between the two brooding heroes.
Check out the trailer below and get excited DC fans!
My main gripe with MAN OF STEEL, was that after all the carnage was over, Superman didn't issue a public apology for bringing a near-apocalyptic war to Earth, and didn't stick around to help with the clean up. Here it seems he may be trying to atone for his (perceived?) crimes against humanity, so maybe I'll like this film better? I guess we'll find out next year!
THE TRAILER FOR "SUICIDE SQUAD"
DC's followup to SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN has a secret team of supervillains ("Task Force X") put together by the government to complete dangerous missions. What they will be doing in this film is a mystery (are they out to stop The Joker?), but is was quite well-received by fans at the con. Personally it's not rockin' my world, but I'll withhold judgement until I see it next year. Peep it out below.
I'm just not sold on Jared Leto's Joker yet. To me he looks like "crackhead Macaulay Culkin" at a Green Day concert.
THE TRAILER FOR "TALES OF HALLOWEEN"
Up until yesterday, I had no idea that this film existed. TALES OF HALLOWEEN appears to be an anthology flick that takes place on Halloween night. Flesh-eating jack-o-lanterns, monsters, zombies, demons, and more terrorize the citizens of a small town in ten (intersecting?) segments. It looks like it could be a blast, and has a TON of genre heavy-hitters behind it (including Adrienne Barbeau, Barbara Crampton, Joe Dante, Lucky McKee, Mick Garris, and many others!), so I'm more than willing to give it a chance!
Watch the teaser trailer and hope that this flick plays at a theater near you this October!
Umm.... yeah I need to see this! This could be the next CABIN IN THE WOODS or TRICK R' TREAT! God I hope it doesn't suck!
TARANTINO HIRES ENNIO MORRICONE TO SCORE "THE HATEFUL EIGHT!"
During the panel for his upcoming film (due out this Christmas!), Quentin Tarantino threatened his retirement from filmmaking (again), and dropped the bomb that composer Ennio Morricone was currently working on the score for THE HATEFUL EIGHT! This is big news since a.) some of you probably thought Ennio Morricone was dead, and b.) he hasn't composed a score for a Western in roughly forty years!
Watch Tarantino make the big announcement during the panel! Spoiler: The crowd goes wild!
There were plenty of other cool announcements (NECA's lineup of action figures is crazy!) and trailers (DEADPOOL & X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE... which have yet to be shared online by the powers that be) but I think I've shared the most important highlights. I guess now all that's left to do is wait for all the awesome to start hitting TV screens and theaters, starting this October!