Skip to main content

The trailers from Comic-Con that have people talking

Here's what will consume your life for the next 12-18 months.
  • Author:
  • Updated:

Comic-Con is over but it's left us with a bevy of trailers that has movie and TV fans hyped for the coming year and more.

We've already mentioned how the trailer for Stranger Things season 2 sent the internet into meltdown, but that was just one of many big releases from studios at the San Diego convention.

GoMN has picked out a few of the standout trailers from the weekend.

Who is the mysterious hero in the Justice League?

D.C. is riding on the crest of a wave following the runaway success of Wonder Woman and gave fans the first glimpse of Justice League, which sees the Amazonian goddess join a superhero team that includes Ben Affleck's Batman.

The trailer gives us a glimpse of Jason Mamoa's Aquaman, Ezra Miller's Flash and Ray Fisher's Cyborg, as well as bad guy Steppenwolf.

But the most intriguing moment came at the end where Alfred speaks to an unseen hero, saying: "He said you'd come. Let's hope it's not too late."

The easy money's on it being Superman (who "died" at the end of Batman v Superman) but this Time piece also suggests it could be the Green Lantern.

'80s fangasms in Ready Player One

If you've never read Ernest Cline's 2011 novel, it's well worth checking out. If you don't want to read it, check out Steven Spielberg's big screen version – which drops next year – instead.

It's an '80s-tastic tale of a dystopian future where most of the world spend their lives in an augmented reality called the Oasis. Its creator – and '80s loving tech genius – has died and leaves the company to whichever player finds an Easter Egg he left in the Oasis.

The story is packed full of pop culture references and you can see a couple of them in the trailer – including a glimpse of the Iron Giant, Freddy Kruger and, thrillingly, a chase involving Doc Brown's DeLorean – against a backing track of Rush's "Tom Sawyer."

There's a Rocko's Modern Life reboot – and it looks hilarious

Full disclosure, we had totally no idea that Nickelodeon was re-booting '90s show Rocko's Modern Life.

Transported from 1996 to 2017, the lovable wallaby and his sidekicks Filburt and Heffer Wolfe are suddenly confronted with smartphones, 3D movies, food trucks and social media.

The trailer rips into everything ubiquitous about modern life – we were particular fans of its depiction of energy drinks.

Teams are a theme with The Defenders and Thor: Ragnarok

Ok we're sensing a bit of a theme here. We've already mentioned the Justice League, and Netflix's Defenders and the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok, are also heavy on super-teams.

Defenders brings together Netflix's respective series Daredevil (great), Jessica Jones (also great), Luke Cage (mostly good) and Iron Fist (meh) as the four small-screen superheroes join up to protect their native New York from Sigourney Weaver, apparently. You won't have to wait long for this – it drops on Netflix Aug. 18.

As for Thor, we've already had a trailer showing the "Thor v Hulk" battle but the latest trailer shows the Norse god teaming up with Bruce Banner's monster, his evil but suave brother Loki (the brilliant Tom Hiddleston) and Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie.

Channing Tatum steals the best line in Kingsman sequel

Coming soon is a sequel to 2014 movie Kingsman: A Secret Service, a very knowing, ultra-violent (seriously, way violent) homage/spoof to James Bond starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and the upcoming Taron Egerton.

That was set in Britain, but the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, heads stateside as young secret agent "Eggsy" (Egerton) links up with his American counterparts.

The trailer is as violent and foul-mouthed as anyone who saw the first movie can expect, and Channing Tatum absolutely steals it with one profanity.

Next Up


Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer

Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.


Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M

The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.

school bus

Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy

Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.

basketball unsplash stock

North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement

Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.

Pixabay - school - classroom

These are the nominees for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Education Minnesota has nominated 131 teachers from across the state.


Cities prepare for release of footage showing Tyre Nichols' fatal arrest by Memphis PD

Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara issued a statement on the incident Thursday.

DeShaun Hill

Cody Fohrenkam found guilty of Deshaun Hill Jr.'s murder

The 15-year-old was fatally shot on Feb. 9, 2022.

Screen Shot 2023-01-26 at 12.15.23 PM

Gov. Tim Walz proposes $3.3B for aging infrastructure

Walz's borrowing plan comes days after the release of his two-year state budget proposal.


The new 'Great British Bake Off' trailer is surreal

Many fans, fearing changes from the delightful original, aren't impressed.

Trailers for these movies could drop during the Super Bowl

Ad spots are stupidly expensive, but studios get access to a huge captive audience.

Talking points from the new Game of Thrones season 7 trailer

HBO served up almost two minutes of intriguing preview for fans to sink their teeth into.

The Doctor is coming to Minneapolis Comic Con – but it'll cost you big bucks to meet him

As coups go in the sci-fi television world, they don't come much bigger than the time-traveling Doctor.

Reddit has people talking: What's your favorite rural MN restaurant?

What's your favorite spot in rural Minnesota to get a good meal?

Here are the Hollywood stars heading to St. Paul this weekend

It's for the annual Starkey Hearing Foundation gala.