Comic-Con 2016: 4 Best TV Trailers
Every year, amidst the heat of summer, blerds, cosplayers and geeks make the annual trek to California for the ultimate celebration in all things sci-fi and spoilery. It’s the nerd nirvana known as the San Diego Comic-Con.
The only thing that numbs the pain of not being about to attend this Superbowl of Nerdom is the spoilers and trailers that now, thanks to social media, are almost instantaneously shared with the sad and ticketless. I’ve waded through all of the TV trailers from this year’s convention, and here are my four favorites...
Even though The Flash is only in its third season, a distraught Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) restarted the entire series in the season 2 finale by running back in time to save his mother, therefore inciting the television show’s version of the popular "Flashpoint" arc. Essentially, the universe Barry inadvertently created is insanely different from the original. If you loved last season’s Earth 2 episodes, you’ll love the electrifying trailer below, which features the Allens alive and thriving, the disintegration of my favorite ships Joe and Barry AND Barry and Iris, a successful Cisco, and the awesome introduction of Kid Flash. YAS!
As a loyal viewer of The Good Wife, I was a fan of Mike Colter’s sophisticated and doting dad, who just so happened to be a drug-dealing kingpin. However, I’m elated to find the actor switching sides to play superhero instead of supervillain in Marvel’s Luke Cage debuting on Netflix. Not all heroes wear capes, either. In the trailer above, he dons a hoodie to fight crime, and the symbolism is as poignant as it is pointed. Luke Cage is the comic-book catharsis a heartbroken Black America needs, a bulletproof, hero who embraces his blackness and channels his rage into something life-saving.
NBC’s Blindspot was a breakout hit last season, literally and figuratively. The series is about a tattooed woman who’s found unconscious in a bag in Times Square with no memory. Her tattoos and her combat skills help stop crime before they happen and all tie in to a bigger, darker endgame. Last season, Blindspot fans discovered that Jane was not Kurt’s childhood friend, thought to be kidnapped, and that Jane (Jaimie Alexander) had mistakenly been working against the FBI the entire time. With a hand in Mayfair’s murder, Jane will endure torture and the wrath of her former team as she works to help thwart whatever plot she seemingly kick-started. The trailer features Archie Panjabi in a leadership role, the Jane and Kurt battle I have been clamoring for, and even bigger action scenes, all thanks to a woman named Jane (or Taylor or Lydia).
Based on Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel, American Gods tells the fantastical story of Shadow, an ex-con who takes a job with a man only known as Mr. Wednesday after the untimely death of his wife. The job seems to take on him on a violent and epic odyssey that transcends life, death and the realms of possibility. If you're not stunned by the breath-taking and bizarre visuals in the trailer above, you will marvel at American Gods' constellation of stars, including Ricky Whittle (The 100), Ian McShane, Gillian Anderson, Cloris Leachman, and Orlando Jones.
What do you think of these trailers? Hit up the comments sections below!
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