Top 5 Trailers Shared Online At Comic-Con 2022


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Top 5 Trailers Shared Online At Comic-Con 2022

My first San Diego Comic-Con is now in the books and I have fully rested and recovered. Once the dust settled on all the announcements and news tidbits, I was able to check out all the clips that were released online and decided what I was most excited about.

Every year, fans await anxiously to see the new trailers premiering at Comic-Con. The trailers are the talk of the town for weeks afterward and are an amazing way to create massive buzz for a production. In this blog, Hollywood Branded shares the top 5 trailers shared online at Comic-Con 2022.

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#1 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

I know I’m not giving you some sort of “hot take” here and it's also no shock that Marvel knows a thing or two about creating a buzzy trailer but it's hard not to be excited about this film. The first Black Panther movie was so stellar that even without the added emotions that come from Chadwick Boseman passing away before shooting this film, I would be pretty anxious to see the continued story of Wakanda and its people. The footage in the trailer of course doesn’t tell us all that much but the suspense that builds as we see what seems to be another war brewing for the people of Wakanda, combined with a haunting cover of “No Woman, No Cry” performed by Nigerian artist Tems (with a little mashup with Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”) and then throw in a shot of a mural of Boseman as T’Challa and you just get chill. Just take my money now Marvel, I’m all in!

#2 Shazam! Fury Of The Gods

The first Shazam movie definitely caught me off guard a bit. At first, I didn’t know what to make of a film where an ancient wizard named Shazam decides to give a child the power to become an adult superhero just by shouting the word “SHAZAM!” and for that adult to be Zachary Levi (who I loved, by the way, in the title role of the TV series Chuck). I honestly thought it was meant to be a kids' movie, but then I kept hearing a buzz about it so I gave the original film a shot, and let me say, I was so pleasantly surprised. The film was so much fun with a good amount of action and I loved that Zachary Levi brought his signature style to the role. I don’t want to reveal any spoilers here from the first film but let’s just say that now, Levi’s Shazam has some friends to help him fight the gods who are descending on Earth. I suspect a solid mix of action and humor with this movie and kind of hoping for a cameo from another DC superhero at some point.

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#3 The Sandman (Netflix)

This series is based on the comic book written by Neil Gaiman. OK, honestly (and if serious comic fans read this I apologize in advance for my naivety) I am not even sure I fully understand what this series is actually about. I could spew loglines and descriptions at you here but I don’t even know if they would make sense.  So, you ask, why are you excited about a series that you don’t even understand what the plot is about? The answer is the cast. Not in the sense that you may be thinking in that they cast the perfect actors for each role but in the sense that when the cast of The Sandman came through our UnBranded lounge, I heard them talking about the series in a way that showed they all had a tremendous passion for the project. This wasn’t them talking on camera and selling viewers on why to watch, this was actors, talking among themselves and talking about how excited they were for fans to see certain episodes or to see how they pulled off certain scenes. That sort of unprovoked passion and excitement tells me that this show is to be something of a spectacle. The trailer is certainly visually stunning but as I mentioned earlier, I only feel like I understand 10% of what is going to happen in this series but I don’t care. I want to take this ride and see for myself why these actors believe so strongly in this project.

#4 Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire (AMC)

Now that AMC has become the “go-to” home for zombies, it only makes sense that they move on to vampires and they chose some pretty outstanding source material. Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire is a beloved novel and in 1994, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, and a very young Kirsten Dunst brought the novel to life on the big screen so this series has big shoes to fill.  While we don’t know exactly if this first season will mirror the source material or the first film yet, I will put my faith in the creative minds at AMC to do this material justice. The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and countless others give me the ability to trust that I am going to be fully invested in this series and if those mentioned titles are any sort of precursor, I sense we will be following vampires Lestat and Louis for many seasons to come.

#5 Chucky -Season 2 (SyFy/USA)

Rebooting old titles is nothing new. We see it constantly throughout Hollywood but upon first seeing that Chucky was coming back and on the small screen, I had my doubts. One of the appeals of Chucky is how completely vulgar and inappropriate the dialogue is coming out of this kids' doll and would we get a tamed down, TV-friendly version of this iconic character? Well, after watching Season 1, I can tell you that my worries were quickly put to rest. The production did a really nice job of giving fans the Chucky they know and love. They provided a Season 1 storyline that was easy for someone to watch who has never seen any films (but who might, at least, know the premise of how a Good Guy doll became Chucky) while also including easter eggs and throwbacks to the films. I am definitely looking forward to seeing how they continue to expand the Chucky universe and to see if production takes even more risks now with season 2.

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