San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Breakdown

This past weekend, San Diego was invaded by geeks, nerds, and pop culture. It was the annual Comic Convention, and here's your easy-to-read breakdown of what went down this weekend. Follow the links to watch the latest trailers.

Disney/Marvel:

Ant-Man and The Wasp - Joining the cast are Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne and Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster. Janet van Dyne is the wife of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and mother of Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and the original Wasp, which was hinted at in the first Ant-Man movie. Bill Foster, former scientist who worked alongside Hank Pym, joins the team as the size-changing superhero Black Goliath as he becomes giant using "Pym Particles." Peyton Reed directs the sequel opening July 6, 2018.

Avengers: Infinity War - While the trailer shown here and at D23 still hasn't arrived online, they did have a nice video by Paul Rudd and Michael Pena explaining the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. While no news came out, fans in attendance did get an exclusive poster you can view here. Look for more information as Infinity War comes out May 4, 2018.

Captain Marvel - We finally have more information on this role being played by Brie Larson. The film will be set in the 1990's and the villain will be The Skrulls. It will be interesting to see how this will play out being set in the past and where Captain Marvel has been the past 20 years since. We'll find out March 8, 2019

Black Panther - Fans got to see an exclusive clip of the movie involving a casino scene and the new Black Panther suit. The crowd is really into this incarnation of the Black Panther and we can all see it when it comes to theaters February 16, 2018.

Thor: Ragnarok - If you haven't seen the new trailer, check it out because it will get you excited for a Thor movie. If that was even possible, this incarnation of the character looks to be the best around and we get to see more of the Hulk in this trailer. Fans also got an exclusive poster you can see here. This is the next Marvel movie opening up November 3, 2017.

20th Century Fox:

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Finally, we get a second trailer for the latest movie by Matthew Vaughn. This one shows off a little bit more of the Statesman this time around, but everything is still kept low-key. They also released a short video featuring Archer Sterling which you can watch here. That was followed up by a short 22 minute discussion panel you can watch here.

Untitled Dr. Doom Film - 20th Century Fox doesn't want to give up the Fantastic Four property back to Marvel just yet. After the disastrous reboot in 2015, they are trying a different angle on the most recognizable villain in the Marvel universe. This movie is currently in development by Legion showrunner Noah Hawley. No other words on the project so expect it to be some time before we hear anything else on the matter.

Universal:

Pacific Rim: Uprising - The first teaser trailer is up and only gives us a small look at the new Jaegers in the film. It's not much but it does end with our first look at John Boyega in the lead role. If you want more information, visit gojaeger.com

Warner Bros.:

Blade Runner 2049 - No new trailer, but we did get an official run time of 2hr 30min. This is about 30min longer than the original film, so expect more of what we all want: Grizzled Harrison Ford. Get ready as it comes to theaters October 6, 2017.

DC Animated Films - Get ready for 4 animated films coming up as they take famous comic stories and bring them to life. Death of Superman was announced for a 2018 release as well as Reign of Superman in early 2019. This will be a two-part series and tell the rise and fall and return of Superman. But first we have Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, an adaptation of the 1989 novel of a Victorian Era Dark Knight in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. That will be followed up by Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, which will feature an original story, though no voice cast has been revealed yet as well as release date.

DCEU - Warner Bros. announced 8 movies currently in development for the DC Extended Universe. Those are Suicide Squad 2, The Batman, Shazam, Justice League Dark, Flashpoint, Wonder Woman 2, Green Lantern Corps, and Batgirl. Suicide Squad 2 isn't that much of a surprise as the film took in $745.6M world-wide. The Batman will be the solo Ben Affleck film directed by Matt Reeves. Shazam won't be starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and nobody has been cast. This is the first we are hearing of Justice League Dark aside from the animated version released earlier this year. Flashpoint will be the first Flash movie and not coincide with The Flash TV show. The other announcement that everybody saw coming was Wonder Woman 2 as it currently has $779.6M world-wide. That brings us to Green Lantern Corps. which we knew was coming. Lastly, to most people's surprise we have Batgirl being directed by Joss Whedon. 

Justice League - The second trailer is here and looks just as badass as we've come to expect from a DCEU movie. They also had a discussion panel you can see here. Get ready to unite the league in November 17, 2017.

The Lego Ninjago Movie - In addition to the new trailer and poster you can see here, we have major story elements on this film. Not only is it a father/son family dynamic going on, but it also involves a cat!?!? Yeah, check out the trailer and then check out the movie on November 22, 2017.

Ready Player One - The latest movie by director Steven Spielberg is based off the best selling novel by Ernest Cline. It takes place in the future, but more so in a virtual reality where 80s nostalgia and pop culture rules. Look out for all the Easter Eggs in the trailer and when the movie hits March 30, 2018.

Netflix:

Bright - The new film by David Ayers and starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton shows the two as cops in a world where Orcs, Elves, Pixies, and other mythical creatures live. Everybody is in search for a magical wand that can grant you any wish you want. Prepare for an adventure like no other when it comes out December 22, 2017.

Stranger Things 2 - Sure, it may count as TV, but it runs and feels like a movie. The first trailer is up and finds the citizens of Hawkins not quite rid of the horrors just yet. This Halloween, return to the upside down world and survive the new nightmares on October 27, 2017.

The Defenders - From Marvel, comes the tv-movie event four series in the making. The blind ninja, smart-ass detective, bulletproof ex-con, and a kung-fu billionaire must take on a new villain that threatens to destroy Hell's Kitchen in New York City. Watch the latest trailer and get caught up on all episodes only on Netflix before this arrives August 18, 2017. 

- Mike