The Top 5 Movie Moments Of Comic Con 2014
From menacing monsters to battered superheroes, here’s what stood out at the annual pop culture fest...
This year's Comic Con International in San Diego has come to an end, and as always, the five-day convention was filled with big movie news, previews, and surprises. Here are some of the biggest moments in movies from this year's event...
1. The Avengers, Disassembled?
During Saturday's always impressive Marvel Studios panel, fans got their first look at footage from ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’, and it doesn't look good for the superhero team. A montage of clips from the film concluded with a scene featuring a battered Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) looking around him at the bodies of his Avengers teammates and the shattered shield of Captain America.
2. Batman Casts A Light On Superman
One year after director Zack Snyder revealed that Batman and Superman would finally have a big-screen brawl in the sequel to ‘Man Of Steel’, the first footage from ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ premiered at Warner Bros.' panel on Saturday afternoon. The brief teaser featured a heavily-armored Batman casting his Bat-signal into the sky, only to find Superman waiting for him there with glowing, red eyes.
3. Wonder Woman Revealed
In the lead-up to Warner Bros' panel on Saturday, the studio released the first official image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in her costume for ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’. Her leather armor and sword quickly inspired quite a bit of debate among casual and hardcore fans alike, and it remains a hot conversation topic days later.
4. Godzilla Is Having A Reunion
During the Legendary Pictures panel, ‘Godzilla’ director Gareth Edwards revealed that the sequel to his giant-monster reboot will feature Godzilla tangling with some old enemies: Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah. As if that wasn't enough for Godzilla fans, Edwards hinted that the film will feature quite a few other familiar creature characters, too.
5. Mad Max Shifts Into High Gear
One of the films that came into the convention with relatively little buzz but quickly became one of the most talked-about movies at the show was ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, the upcoming reboot of the gritty, post-apocalyptic action franchise that originally starred Mel Gibson, but now features Tom Hardy as the titular “Mad” Max Rockatansky. The first trailer for the film premiered during the Warner Bros' panel on Saturday and earned rave reviews from attendees, only to arrive online a day later and receive a similarly positive reaction from the public. Now the question becomes: Can ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ turn a win at Comic-Con into a win at theatres next year?