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Missed out on SDCC? Here are the new trailers you cannot afford to miss

It was trailers galore at the annual San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) held over the weekend (July 9-12), where the race to the top of the box office began for several big name films.

Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox unleashed trailers from some of their most highly-anticipated movies months ahead of their release during the three-day event.

While a selected few have been officially released, others were leaked by attendees who could not wait to share the exclusive footage with the rest of the world. Regardless, all of them have been making waves online.

In case you aren't up to date with the latest SDCC happenings, here are trailers that you definitely have to check out.


Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice


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As the world continue to debate whether Superman (Henry Cavill) is friend or foe, one man has taken it upon himself to take down the Man of Steel.

Wayne Enterprises employees lost their lives during Superman's colossal battle with General Zod in 2013's Man of Steel and Bruce Wayne aka Batman (Ben Affleck) holds the Kryptonian responsible for their deaths.

This trailer picks off from the first one and shows the two most iconic comic book heroes duke it out in an epic battle.

 

 

 

 

Wayne's butler and closest friend, Alfred Pennyworth (Jeremy Irons), on the other hand, has taken Superman's side.

He tries to dissuade Wayne from going to war and tells Wayne that Superman "is not our enemy". Could this indicate a different, perhaps even strained relationship, between a stubborn Batman and Alfred?

Jesse Eisenberg steps out as a slightly-crazed Lex Luthor, who still has a full head of hair, for the first time. Like Batman, Luthor is bent on destroying Superman and is seen with kryptonite.

 

 

Kryptonite, which weakens Superman and can even kill him if he is exposed to it for a prolonged period of time, was absent from Man of Steel. 

It's been rumoured that Batman will wield a spear made of kryptonite during his battle with Superman, which begs the question: are Batman and Luthor working together to achieve their common goal?

Finally, the trailer gives us a look at another key player – Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). The third member of DC's superhero trinity has an important role to play in Batman vs Superman and, as seen in the trailer, she's incredibly powerful.

 

 

She's capable of ending the feud between Batman and Superman, if that's indeed her role in the film, and laying the foundations for the upcoming Justice League movie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Suicide Squad


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In the trailer which lasts slightly more than three minutes, we see the star-studded cast in action, starting with Viola Davis who plays Amanda Waller, a government agent responsible for assembling the Suicide Squad.

"I want to assemble a task force of the most dangerous people on the planet who I think can do some good," Waller tells government officials.

We see Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) performing acrobatics in her cell, a shirtless Deadshot (Will Smith) doing a bit of boxing, brief glimpses of Cara Delevingne as the Enchantress and then the whole Squad walking down a street.

Robbie, who gets the most screen time in the trailer, steals the show as Joker's (Jared Leto) psychotic (ex) girlfriend. She delivers her lines in a way that brings out both the insanity and childishness of her character.

"I hope you've got insurance," Quinn jokes during a car chase scene.

Robbie's on screen other half Jared Leto's brief appearance at the end of the trailer was greeted by loud cheers from the audience. 

"I'm gonna hurt you really really bad," an unrecognisable Leto says with a sinister smile.

 


Deadpool


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Fans of the Merc with a Mouth have high hopes for next February's Deadpool movie and, judging from the trailer that was screened at SDCC, they won't be disappointed.

The beloved character's disastrous big screen debut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine made fans of talkative and foul-mouthed antihero wonder if a Deadpool movie was impossible to make.

The first trailer proves that it's actually possible to give Deadpool aka Wade Wilson his own movie, as long as you stay true to the source material. 

Also, Ryan Reynolds wasn't to blame for the negative reception to the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Deadpool fans who criticised Reynolds for ruining a fan favourite will sing a different tune once they've seen him as the new Deadpool.

He even takes a hit at his other failed attempt at bringing a comic book character to life in the trailer.

"Please don't make the super suit green or animated," Wilson says, referring to Reynold's Green Lantern suit.

The best bit of the trailer shows the wise-cracking mercenary taking on a whole squad of gunmen.

As they prepare to open fire, Deadpool yells: "Wait!"

"You may be wondering why I'm in a red suit. That's why bad guys can't see me bleed."

There's also the assurance that this Deadpool will, like his comic book counterpart, break the fourth wall. This means that he knows that he's in a movie and will directly address the audience from time to time.

After remarking about a Negasonic Teenage Warhead's (Brianna Hildebrand) name, he turns to the camera and says: "Cue the music".

The leaked R-rated trailer is currently doing its rounds on the Internet. According to Reynolds, the official trailer will be released three weeks from now,

 

 

 


The Man From U.N.C.L.E.


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It's unfortunate that Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was pitted against the superheroes at SDCC. Attendees weren't that excited about U.N.C.L.E.'s new five-minute long trailer, which was played before Warner Bros. unveiled its Batman vs Superman trailer.

Despite the lukewarm response to the new U.N.C.L.E. footage, Guy Ritchie's upcoming film based on the 1960s series of the same name looks like a film to watch out for this August.

Set during the Cold War, the US and Russia have to put aside their differences and work together to foil a criminal organisation's plot.

The lengthy trailer shows off the chemistry between Henry Cavill, who plays US agent Napoleon Solo, and Armie Hammer, who plays Russian agent Illya Kuryakin.

The pairing is akin to that of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law's in Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films. Like Sherlock and Watson, Solo and Kuryakin drive each other up the wall. 

And from what we've seen, the Cavill-Hammer partnership looks promising.

 

 

 

 

 

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