Studios head to San Diego Comic-Con with one main goal: To generate buzz for their upcoming movies (and whip fans into a frenzy in the meantime). For every Star Trek Beyond premiere or Suicide Squad VR experience, there's a panel promoting the upcoming fare from DC and Marvel to get audiences excited... and pre-sell a few tickets. The best panels come with footage, and now Twitter has the details on the three most-discussed movie trailers to come out of Comic-Con. The results may surprise you just a little.
The Wall Street Journal actually has the information, claiming that from July 18 to 24, essentially the duration of San Diego Comic-Con, the three most-talked-about trailers on Twitter all belonged to Warner Bros. Great news for the studio. They were, as follows:
Patty Jenkins' debut footage for her Amazonian Warrior Princess thriller went off with a huge bang in Hall H, taking audiences from Themyscira (which looked gorgeous) to the ragged battlefields of World War I, where Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) would fight alongside her partner, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). DC is continuing to expand on its universe after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and this origin story for Wonder Woman will fill the narrative gap until Justice League arrives in November 2017.
Another corner of the DC Cinematic Universe, though one that's more dark and demented. Suicide Squad captured the No. 2 slot on the Comic-Con popularity chart, even though fans have seen plenty of footage from the upcoming drama, and the movie opens in a few short days. This goes to show how excited DC fans are for the first looks at Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and a reworked Joker (Jared Leto).
Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them
Finally, in the third spot, we have David Yates' Fantastic Beasts, showing off its second trailer to Hall H and packing in far more magical creatures this time around. Eddie Redmayne continues to win us over as Newt, and WB has to be pleased that audiences seem interested in this extension of the Harry Potter universe.
Marvel didn't reveal the footage that it brought to Comic-Con for Spider-Man: Homecoming or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. There's no question they would have dominated if they leaked some of those clips. As it stands, the new official trailer for Doctor Strange came in fourth on the list, followed by Blair Witch, the surprise trailer for the movie that used to be called The Woods.