Fox showed off footage of its upcoming superheroes movies at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) this weekend and saying that fans were excited about they saw doesn’t even begin to cover it.
The Deadpool movie trailer got the biggest reaction from the crowd, with many fans feeling like the new movie could actually wash away the mistakes made in Wolverine Origins. The introduction itself was in the spirit of the character, as a barely visible Ryan Reynolds got up on a dark Hall H stage and told the audience: “From the studio that inexplicably sewed his f—-ing mouth shut the first time … with five-time Academy Award viewer Ryan Reynolds … it’s me!”.
The crowd went crazy as many fans have been waiting for years to see their favorite wisecracking antihero portrayed correctly on the silver screen. And up until this weekend, many still feared that he wouldn’t be done justice. But all doubt soon went away.
After Reynolds, director Tim Miller, and several co-starts (Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller and Gina Carano) spend a few good minutes bantering to the audience’s delight, they finally showed the trailer. The video was so well received that they had to show it a second time due to popular demand.
Reynolds promised that the character will break the forth wall, as he often does in the comics, and the trailer definitely backs him up on that promise. After Deadpool beats up a gang of thugs, he looks straight at the camera and addresses the audience directly.
Tim Miller revealed that making the movie was wild, wooly and irreverent, much like the character himself. He shared that Reynolds and TJ Miller would usually keep messing around on screen even after he would get mad at them. But he also admitted that a lot of great scenes came from it.
Reynolds was very grateful to Fox for supporting the movie, saying that it’s a miracle any studio would let him and the rest of the team make a Deadpool movie, and it’s even rarer that a studio would actually let them make an R-rated Deadpool movie.
Fox’s X-Men franchise is known as bringing together a ridiculous number or award nominees and award winners with every installment. And X-Men Apocalypse is no exception. The large ensemble cast got up on stage and shared footage of Apocalypse, revealing the first glimpse at Oscar Isaacs’ portrayal of the popular villain.
Isaacs told the fans that he thinks Apocalypse looks pretty cool, and judging by their screams, the fans agree. He went on to add a quote very munch in line with who the character is, saying that the world we have is not the one we should’ve had. God has been asleep, but he wakes up. He mentioned that Apocalypse has many powers in the comics, but in the actor’s opinion, his most remarkable one is the power of persuasion.
The clip also revealed that the story takes place in 1983, a 10 year jump consistent with the previous one (there’s a 10 year jump between X-Men First Class and X-Men Days Of Future Past).
Young Jean Gray could also be spotted in the footage, and actress Sophie Turner shared that she felt a great deal of responsibility over how Jean was portrayed. She added that she’s very happy with the character, that she is “pretty sweet”, she’s powerful and it was exciting to portray this level five mutant.
The cast and director of Fantastic Four also made an appearance at Comic Con and showed an extended version of the trailer for the upcoming movie.
Michael B. Jordan, who portrays Johnny Storm in the cinematic experience, said that the team behind the movie was careful to respect the fact that the Fantastic Four are marvel’s first family, a legacy and history not to be taken lightly.
Toby Kebbel, who portrays Doctor Doom in the cinematic experience, revealed that his character is led by ego and that that’s why he want to destroy Reed Richards. He also said that Doom is the best comic book villain ever.
The Fox panel ended with a selfie that encapsulated the casts of Deadpool, X-Men Apocalypse and fantastic Four, along with their comic book creator, Stan Lee.
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