The consensus seems to be that this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego was disappointing.
Warner Bros. showed a teaser from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and revealed Wonder Woman, but didn’t introduce the Justice League. Marvel shared footage from Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron, but didn’t announce any new projects, such as Doctor Strange or Black Panther.
That left many attendees to declare Mad Max: Fury Road the winner of Comic-Con (at least on Saturday) with an impressive teaser trailer and wacky images from George Miller’s reboot of the character that made Mel Gibson an international superstar.
It’s been 30 years since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was in theaters. Is there enough nostalgia to fuel interest in this new film? (Some imagery from the trailers is clearly meant to tap into that.) Or will people respond to the batshit-crazy characters and explosive action (along with stars like Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron)? Put me in that first category, as The Road Warrior is one of my favorite movies.
Mad Max: Fury Road is scheduled for a May 15, 2015 release.