Comic-Con in San Diego is one of the biggest annual pop culture events, thanks to star-studded panels, crazy cosplaying costumes, and the wealth of new information it offers on the most anticipated projects in entertainment for the next few years. Comic-Con 2015 was no exception, with plenty of highlights generating massive buzz. 2015 has been a big year for blockbuster films from Jurassic World to Avengers: Age of Ultron, but everyone knows the best is yet to come.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The new Star Wards comes out this December, and while the secretive Star Wars panel didn’t deliver much in the way of new information, it was one that successfully played on the nostalgia for the first three films, bringing out the original trio of stars, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher.
Watching the famously gruff Harrison Ford rave about his experience on this new movie was enough to warm any fan’s heart and only heighten hopes for this revival.
One new superhero crew causing major buzz is the villain tag-team of Suicide Squad, featuring plenty of beloved DC Comics villains like the Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and more as the bad guys unite to fight down even worse guys.
Much of the celebrity-filled cast (that includes Margot Robbie, Cara Delevinge, Will Smith, and Jared Leto) was at Comic-Con to talk about the still-filming property, and they didn’t leave fans disappointed. The first footage was revealed at the event as a dark, haunting trailer featuring a very crazy-looking Joker. Forget about good vs. evil, we’re officially excited to see evil vs. evil.
Batman Vs. Superman
The Joker wasn’t the only DC character debuting a new actor. We also got the first trailer for Batman Vs. Superman, featuring a first look at Ben Affleck’s take on the caped crusader. Ben Affleck looks to be a pretty convincing Bruce Wayne, and I’m sure he’s thrilled to have people turning the conversation to his rendition of Batman as opposed to his failed marriage.
Despite these big names, the most well-received trailer to debut at Comic-Con was undoubtedly the trailer for Deadpool, a minor comic-book character best known for his R-rated one-liners and love of breaking the fourth wall.
The response to the NSFW trailer was rabidly positive, with fans asking for and receiving an encore. The whole cast and crew led a very lighthearted panel, with star Ryan Reynolds joking about his filthy improvisations, admitting he often felt so guilty afterwards that he would ask to take his dirty jokes out. He’s probably not feeling so guilty now, as the trailer, brimming equally with action and laughs, has made Deadpool one of the most anticipated films of 2016.
It wasn’t just movie news making headlines this weekend—our favorite stars were also giving us plenty to dish on.
J.Law Continues To Rule
Jennifer Lawrence was on hand to promote both the latest X-Men movie and her last Hunger Games film. She was as charming and silly as ever, laughing about her wine nights with Liam Hemsworth, spilling her thoughts on the ridiculous weight standards in Hollywood, and adorably posing with Bill Murray in a goofy pic that quickly went viral. She also admitted there was talk of a possible collaboration with the veteran actor. Talk about a dream duo.
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe Are Adorable And Hilarious
Another moment that quickly went viral was James McAvoy pushing his Victor Frankenstein co-star, Daniel Radcliffe, up against a wall to act out a “subtly homoerotic” scene from the film.
The whole panel was filled with similarly funny moments between the two, with the two stars accidentally speaking in double entendres like, “We just kinda go at it with each other like, every day, 12 hours a day, no knee pads,” while naturally just referring to stunt work. The director started out by saying the movie is a love story between two guys, and McAvoy and Radcliffe were quick to make that clear!