San Diego Comic-Con remains one of the biggest pop culture events in the United States, drawing an annual crowd in excess of 150,000 people. And those gathered masses come to interact with others who share their passions. Some view it as an opportunity to wear spandex (many of whom shouldn't), while others use it to get a first look at various film and television projects on the horizon. Adding to the cool factor is that they have a chance to to see many of the actors and filmmakers bringing those projects to life. And then there's the footage.
Said footage can consist of a behind the scenes look, actual scenes constructed from the films or, more likely, newly cut trailers. What follows is a look at four of those trailers, in this case for the Netflix Will Smith film Bright, the second half of Teen Wolf's sixth and final season, Marvel's Inhumans and next year's Pacific Rim: Uprising.
Netflix Film Bright
A big event film this December is going to be the Will Smith Netflix starrer Bright, which is set on an alternate Earth where humans and fairytale creatures coexist, and Smith's LAPD officer Scott Ward is teamed up with an Orc named Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) as they embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.
Directing is Suicide Squad's David Ayers, who comments, "(Netflix) is the opposite of what the real situation is with other filmmakers. They’re going to pull a lot more talent. They’re supportive of the process. It feels like it’s 20 years ago with them. Netflix let me have my voice and they gave the actors space."
And speaking for the actors, Smith explains, "Joel plays the first Orc on the LAPD. It felt really great to be an African American police officer; they found somebody else to be racist against. I’ve never been on that side of racism when you’re black: ‘Listen, man, I don’t want no Orcs in my car!’"
Bright debuts on Netflix December 22nd.
Teen Wolf Season 6B
The final 10 episodes of MTV's Teen Wolf will begin airing on July 30th, and from the cast's appearance at Comic-Con it's obvious that the ending is going to be a fairly emotional event for most of them. Rather than spending too much time previewing what was to come (as is usually the way these things go at Comic-Con), this was more about remembering the good times, which the gathered fans had absolutely no problem with.
This show is getting such a unique introduction to the public in that the two-hour premiere will first play on IMAX screens in September before the show makes its debut on ABC. To herald the event, executive producer Jeph Loeb was joined on stage by cast members Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Ken Leung, Ellen Woglom, Sonya Balmores and Mike Moh. Also on stage was showrunner Scott Buck and Roel Reine, director of the premiere.
The series, says Deadline, "tells the story of the Inhuman Royal Family and how they escape to Earth — Hawaii to be specific — after a military coup in their universe. The series details their Game of Thrones-esque story about the drama and conflict between the family as well as their interactions with the people of Earth."
Pacific Rim: Uprising
This is only a teaser, but it serves as a recruitment video for the team of soldiers serving within giant robots to fight off equally giant monsters. The plot is described as being 10 years since The Battle of the Breach (AKA the original Pacific Rim) and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes when the Kaiju threat returns. Among cast members are John Boyega (Finn in the Star Wars films), Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian and Charlie Day.
Pacific Rim: Uprising will be released on February 23, 2018.