Hi, guys! Had a whole plan to post a very belated write-up about a TV premiere, but…well, that kinda fell through. Lol. So instead, I’m going to share with you the abundance of wonderful things that have been coming out of the woodwork ever since Comic-Con ended. Feel free to embrace your inner geek and relish in the awesome with me.
Exhibit A: The first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Am I a little annoyed that this trailer barely gives any time to Bilbo? Yes. Am I also a little annoyed that they changed the title from “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” to something that obviously suggests much more action? Yes. Am I still going to go see this with all my nerdy enthusiasm? …Yes. I mean, it really does annoy me that Peter Jackson has turned The Hobbit into this sprawling epic because that’s not at all what the book is, which makes the three movies an obvious ploy to squeeze every last dime out of Tolkien’s material. But you can see me bitch about that in my review of The Desolation of Smaug. For now, just enjoy how friggin’ cool the trailer makes this movie look.
Exhibit B: A new teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
I’m still a little annoyed that Mockingjay is being split into two films (I totally think they could do what they need to with one film), but given how awesome Catching Fire was, I’m kind of excited about this. There have been a couple of other teasers (see here and here) for this, but this is the first real taste we get of the film as a whole. Like many Hunger Games readers, I didn’t love the way the series ended, so we’ll see if the upcoming films handle things.
Exhibit C: The first look at Wonder Woman
I’m still a little uncertain about the casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but I will readily admit that she is looking pretty fierce here. I’m digging the costume…even though, you know, the skirt could stand to be a little bit longer…but if we get a decent female superhero out of this, then I’ll take it as a baby step. Maybe we can give a longer skirt to the next version of Wonder Woman. Or even…pants?! Maybe that’s getting carried away. (Sidenote: Have you seen these drawings of fully-clothed superheroines? I love it.)
Exhibit D: An awesome trailer for season 3 of Arrow
Arrow has become one of my favorite TV shows for good reason. It’s just…awesome. And it gets more awesome with every episode. I simply can’t wait for this season. I mean, Black Canary returns? Roy dons a costume? R’as al Ghul??? Excuse me, I have to go recover from geek overload.
Exhibit E: A trailer for Horns
Having read and quite liked the book that this film is based on, I’m very interested in seeing how the story is handled. It’s a grim, twisted tale by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) chock-full of dark humor and weirdness. But it’s just so interesting. You can read Zoë’s review of the book for more details. I will say this: Daniel Radcliffe can rock some horns.
Exhibit F: All the Comic-Con stuff that will HOPEFULLY be shown to the rest of us soon
A long clip of Avengers: Age of Ultron, a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser, a new trailer for Interstellar…MY GOD WHY DIDN’T I GO TO COMIC-CON???
Exhibit G-J: All of these Guardians of the Galaxy clips
I’m seeing this tomorrow night…
…and these clips…
…are getting me SO PUMPED!!
Anyway, so these are a few of the things I’m geeking over. Hope you enjoyed. Happy Hump Day! 🙂