Another Comic-Con has come and gone. The scale of the convention which showcases all things geek was at an all-time high, with plenty of news, announcements, teasers, and trailers being revealed.

There are plenty of things to discuss from the event, but here are the 10 best announcements from this past weekend in San Diego.

DC Films’ course correction

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With Suicide Squad on its way, DC wanted to show off a lighter, warmer version of their iconic characters, opposed to the grim, desolate universe established in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The big announcement of the day was the first look at footage for Justice League. Unlike the small, brutish teases of the past, DC released a full-on sizzle reel for the film featuring new looks at Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg and more. The tone didn’t flatline to darkness like BvS. Instead, the teaser showcased some fun moments, specifically Batman’s encounter with The Flash.

If the footage didn’t quench your superhero thirst, DC showed off an epic trailer for Wonder Woman. Spoiler alert: It looks badass. A third trailer for Suicide Squad was also made public. So was a hilarious extended look at The LEGO Batman Movie. DC is working hard to restore its image and showed upcoming projects are heading in the right direction.

 

The MCU had a great Comic-Con. Who would have guessed that?

Marvel’s best news was confirmation that Brie Larson has officially signed on to play Captain Marvel. The talented young actress becomes the first Academy Award winner to play a superhero in the MCU. Marvel didn’t stop there, revealing a new trailer for Doctor Strange. The mystical, earth-bending visuals look unique and complex. It’s a nice changeup for Marvel’s movies. James Gunn said Ego the Living Planet, played by Kurt Russell, would be Peter Quill’s dad in Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2.

(Image via Marvel)
(Image via Marvel)

There were also casting reveals for Black PantherHulk’s gladiator armor for Thor: Ragnarok was on display and Spider-Man: Homecoming got a teaser and some swanky Vulture vs Spidey concept art. Unlike DC, Marvel didn’t rely on first-look trailers, instead opting to drop multiple tidbits for the MCU.

 

Marvel’s TV side also hit a home run

On the television side, there was a plethora of news from Marvel. Legion, Noah Hawley’s new FX series, showed its first trailer. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. confirmed Ghost Rider (the Robbie Reyes version) will make his small screen debut in season four, which should inject some more life into the underrated series.

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