Here Are Our Favorite New Trailers from the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con

The San Diego Comic-Con is a comic-book nerd/science fiction head’s paradise. The four-day event takes place annually in you guessed it, San Diego, and has become a place where the big screen and its fans meet. Actors, actresses, writers, comic book authors, directors, producers, and creators come through in a panel-like discussion to talk candidly with fans about upcoming projects. With the rise in comic book adaptations in the film world, Hollywood and trailers have become more and more of a focal point. And throughout the years, more and more diversity has shown its true colors through more expansive representation. With the impending arrival of fan favorites Black Panther, Thor: RagnarokJustice League, Star Trek: Discovery, and Stranger Things, the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con illustrated that representation matters and that the presence of Black Hollywood made the four-day weekend celebration extra lit.

Take a look at our faves in some of the weekend’s best and most promising trailers below:

Thor: Ragnarok

After months of rewatching breadcrumbs Marvel left for us by way of teasers for the illustrious third entry of the Thor franchise, fans were finally granted something they could bite their teeth into with the release of the film’s official trailer. The inclusion of Hulk leads me to believe that this is where Thor and the angry green giant were up to while everyone else was choosing sides in Captain America: Civil War. Despite Cate Blanchett doing her best job as the film’s villain (arguably the best they’ve had so far), it still seems obvious that Thor: Ragnarok is going to give viewers a lot of fun. Also we finally got to see Valkyrie in action, and Tessa Thompson is unbelievably bada** in the role.

Justice League

With Justice League, there’s no telling what the studio is hoping to accomplish after Wonder Woman did astronomical numbers compared to other origin story entries of the studio’s past. Will it do better? Will it do just as well? Will it do worse? The action-packed four minute trailer gave us so much insight of what to expect of the film that will be an introduction of much of DC’s future films to come. If the trailer is any indication, it’s LIT! Newcomer Ray Fisher who portrays Cyborg got a lot more love this time around. Check him out in the trailer above.

Star Trek: Discovery

The official trailer for the Sonequa Martin-Green-starring drama dropped over the weekend and it’s definitely calmed some uncertainty that has surrounded the project. For one, it seems rather polarizing to longtime Star Trek fans. Unfortunately. Star Trek: Discovery takes place in the Prime Universe and chronicles a time ten years before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission with the Enterprise. This trailer shows us more of what this Star Trek universe has to hold and is bound to show us an interpretation of Star Trek we’ve never seen before.

Stranger Things

Netflix played no games with the release of the trailer for their highly anticipated follow-up to their breakout series Stranger Things. The supernatural thriller with a spice of the 80s gave us some insight of what’s to come next season. From the preview, we were promised plenty more supernatural elements, all set to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Suffice to say, we’re excited for the series’ October return.

Marvel’s The Defenders

Netflix was at it again with their exclusive first look of the series that’s a mere few weeks away: The Defenders. For fans who may have been waiting on pins and needles to see what Netflix had in store for us, the call has been answered. Now, we just have to wait until August 18 to see Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) to join forces.

Also, this Black Panther yearbook-esque photo of the cast captured by EW is completely life-affirming. Check out more Black Panther related press coverage from that weekend over on the YBF.

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Sheriden Chanel is a twenty-something writer, Beyoncé enthusiast, and lover of all things visual art. Keep up with her and her musings on social via @indiebyline.

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