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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

3 trailers from 2015's Comic Con

While I'm excited for Marvel's Ant-Man who will have its release in Sweden on 22 July, 2015, I've watched some trailers for upcoming movies from this year's San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC; an entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego since 1970).

Of course, the ones I'm interested in are about the upcoming superhero movies Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and the spy movie The Man from U.N.C.L.E. In the latter two, our famous Swedish actors Joel Kinnaman (Arn - The Knight Templar, Easy Money, Robocop) and Alicia Vikander (Pure, Anna Karenina, A Royal Affair) have a role in each movie.


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March 2016)


Ben Affleck's Batman has a bigger role in this trailer than in the 
official teaser teaser released earlier in April 2015. (Warner Bros.)


In this movie which takes place after Man of Steel (2013), Gotham City's protector Batman (Ben Affleck) travels to Metropolis to battle Superman (Henry Cavill) fearing what will happen if alien is left unchecked, especially because of the destructive battle (between Superman and the alien invader General Zod in the previous movie) which destroyed large portions of Metropolis.

My thoughts about the trailer:

Batman and Superman are DC Comics's most well-known superheroes and there are occasions where they have battled each other - in comic books and in animated films.

This has caused fans of Batman and Superman debating for years about which one of them could win in a direct confrontation with each other.

The movie is the first time two iconic superheroes face off in a live action movie, and I think this is a way of pleasing the fans.

Man of Steel is the first movie in DC Comics's fictional shared movie universe - the DC Cinematic Universe (DCCU) - and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is meant to expand it.

To be honest, I think Marvel already has a big headstart with their own Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since 2008's Iron Man and several successful movies after it (Captain America: The First Avenger, Guardians of the Galaxy among others).

But after seeing this trailer, I seriously think this movie will give the DCCU a big chance to compete with the MCU.


Suicide Squad (August 2016)


The supervillain Joker will be in this movie, and there are 
hints of Ben Affleck's Batman being in it too. (Warner Bros.)


Suicide Squad is the third movie which takes place in the DCCU. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) - a top-ranking U.S. Government agent - assembles a team (with the same name as the movie) of dangerous criminals who would undertake a high-risk black ops mission.

My thoughts about the trailer:

I was surprised when I heard that a live action movie about the infamous Suicide Squad (consisting of many of DC Comics's famous supervillains) would be made. When I saw the first look of all the protagonists standing with each other and the first official photo of Jared Leto as the Joker, my expectations weren't high. In fact, they're considerably lower than my current expectations of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

One of the reasons is the portrayal of the Joker and his henchwoman Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie. Another reason is the choice of Will Smith as the group's sharpshooter Deadshot.

At this point, we don't exactly know the plot of the movie and which mission the Suicide Squad will have to undertake, so I'll keep my expectations low for now.

Is there anything with the movie which will at least make me look forward to it? That would be the actors Joel Kinnaman, Ben Affleck (his character Batman is rumoured to be in the movie) and Jai Courtney, who recently played as Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genisys.

(My movie review of Terminator: Genisys will be published on this blog later.)


The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (August 2015)


Henry Cavill stars as the protagonist Napoleon Solo in the
movie based on the 1960's series. The British actor
Hugh Grant has a role in it as well. (Warner Bros.)


During the early 1960's period of the Cold War, Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) - an American and a Russian spy - are forced to team up with each other to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, in order to prevent a worldwide catastrophy.

My thoughts about the trailer:

The trailer started well but later became messy and confusing in the end. I think the atmosphere in this movie will be different from the classic 1960's TV-series.

But since the movie is directed by Guy Ritchie, who was very successful with his two Sherlock Holmes-movies which I love very much, I'm a little bit optimistic about this movie.


Which one of these three movies will you look forward to?

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