In addition to all their DC content, Warner Bros. also released the first trailer for Kong: Skull Island. Set in the '70s, the film stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman among a team of explorers who discover an island that is home to the mythic Kong. This particular iteration of King Kong will be 100-feet tall in anticipation of the eventual King Kong vs. Godzilla movie which will be coming in a few years. As for this film, I love the imagery on display. The helicopters remind me of Apocalypse Now and the visual look of the film is deliberately old-school. Kong: Skull Island opens in theaters on March 10, 2017.
In addition to Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. also dropped a surprise Justice League trailer at Comic-Con. The footage shows Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman putting together a team that includes Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to fight a looming threat. If there's one thing this footage has that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sorely lacked, it's humor. Miller as Barry Allen in particular is great in his scene with Bruce Wayne as he tries to recruit him. The movie is still in production so we didn't get any action scenes, but it's great to see that director Zack Snyder heard some of the criticism of BvS and is injecting more humor and fun into the DC Cinematic Universe. It is a superhero movie after all. Justice League will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.
At Comic-Con today, Warner Bros. unveiled the first trailer for Wonder Woman. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film stars Gal Gadot and tells the origin story of Amazonian Diana Prince who's seemingly perfect life on a sheltered island is interrupted when an American pilot (Chris Pine) crash lands there and tells of the conflict happening during World War I. This trailer is absolutely stunning. Gadot looks incredible as Wonder Woman and the action sequences are better than I expected. We still don't get an extended scene of Gadot acting (Which is still a concern), but as far as the action goes, she nails it. Wonder Woman arrives in theaters on June 2, 2017.