By Patricia Calzo Vega
So this little thing called the San Diego Comic Con happened last week, and over the weekend global geekdom was treated to updates on our favorite Marvel and DC properties.
Ignore the “vs” in the title; it’s perfectly fine to enjoy both without degenerating into fisticuffs or flame wars. But if you’re the sort who needs to make frame by frame comparisons of why your fandom is better than others, here’s a handy list that collects them all in one spot:
Marvel’s Luke Cage
Mike Colter stars in the third of Marvel’s Netflix properties. This teaser shows the untreatable Luke Cage walking down the streets of Harlem, fighting bad guys and being impervious to bullets, to the tune of ODB’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya.” As one does.
Marvel’s Luke Cage premieres September 30 on Netflix.
Marvel’s Iron Fist
This brief teaser gives us a glimpse of Danny Rand’s accidental foray into K’un Lun and subsequent return to New York City. It also assures us that Finn Jones has a career, post-Game of Thrones. (A Defenders teaser is also premiered, but it’s barely more than a title card, so it stays off our list).
Marvel’s Iron Fist is scheduled to premiere in 2017.
Fargo series creator Noah Hawley takes on the X-universe with Legion, the first of three tv spinoffs in development. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) stars as David Haller, a diagnosed schizophrenic who’s beginning to realize that the voices in his head may be real after all.
Legion is scheduled to premiere on FX in early 2017.
The new trailer features more of The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) schooling Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), an extended look at Mads Mikkelsen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor cracking a joke.
Doctor Strange premieres late October/early November 2016.
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DC dominated Hall H with trailers and sizzle reels for its three upcoming films. Suicide Squad, which hits theaters this August, teases more of the group’s shenanigans and even threw in a b-roll of behind the scenes footage.
Suicide Squad premieres this August 2016!
Hollywood’s first female superhero movie (and first female-directed one, thanks to Patty Jenkins) is looking good! Gal Gadot channels regal warrior realness in the face of slightly condescending menfolk and what is arguably the most uncomfortable way to smuggle a sword in evening dress.
Wonder Woman is scheduled for release in June 2017.
It looks like WB/DC took the criticism that their movies were too grimdark to heart. This brief Oceans 11-esque recruitment montage has more humor than the previous movies combined. Ezra Miller’s Flash is reliably adorkable, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is brooding and hot. We don’t see much of Cyborg, but that’s less an indicator of airtime and more an indicator of VFX-in-progress.
Justice League is scheduled to premiere in November 2017.
Lego Batman was one of the highlights in an already awesome Lego movie, and his spinoff movie promises more irreverent digs at Batman’s dark origins and treatment. Will Arnett reprises his role as Batman, and he is now joined by Zachary Galafiniakis as Joker and Michael Cera as Robin.
Lego Batman is scheduled for release in February 2017.
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