So many great trailers dropped at San Diego Comic-Con this year, that it’s hard to know where to begin. The Woods stunned us all by announcing that their trailer was actually a trailer for a sequel to The Blair Witch Project. Then there was the incredibly impressive Kong: Skull Island trailer, the gloriously exciting Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer, and of course, Doctor Strange, which gave us a glimpse into the mind-bending universe that Benedict Cumberbatch will inhabit later this year.
Warner Bros. also gave us a final Suicide Squad trailer as well as a first teaser for Justice League, both of which definitely got fans talking about the respective movies on social media, but there was one trailer that dominated Comic-Con talk more than any other.
Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot in the titular role, dropped a trailer that, even if you knew nothing about Wonder Woman or DC comics before then, was highly impressive. In fact, the trailer was such a hit that it became the most talked about Comic-Con trailer on Twitter, according to ListenFirst Media as reported by Wall Street Journal. Set during World War I, Wonder Woman tells the origins of Diana, how she became Wonder Woman and joined Capt. Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine) in the war.
The trailer showcased some great special effects, but what really got people talking on Twitter was Gadot’s on screen presence, her chemistry with Pine, and Wonder Woman’s killer lines, such as telling Capt. Trevor: “What I do is not up to you.” The trailer appealed to both fans and newcomers alike, and also showcased some lighter humor. Overall, it fulfilled the purpose that every good trailer should, which is to say it drives the excitement for the movie itself.
In the event, all of Warner Bros. trailers did well on Twitter during the ‘Con; after Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad was the second most talked about trailer, and Fantastic Beasts the third. Marvel’s Doctor Strange was fourth, with Blair Witch/ The Woods in fifth. But it was Wonder Woman‘s reception that trounced the competition. In fact, it’s become the fifth most talked about trailer of the year to date, knocking Ghostbusters from that spot.
The overall year’s chart is still dominated by Captain America: Civil War, with Suicide Squad second and Fantastic Beasts third. If Wonder Woman can manage to do anywhere near as well as Civil War at the box office, it’ll be a triumph and, if subsequent trailers and clips match up to the quality of the Comic-Con trailer, that seems like a very feasible achievement.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman is slated for release on June 2, 2017; followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash is currently without a release date.
Source: Wall Street Journal