We came, we saw, we waited in line, and then we conquered. What a year it was at San Diego Comic-Con 2016! We figured that after last year, and the lack of any Star Wars stuff this year thanks to Celebration, that we’d be in for a more subdued news year. This just proves what a bunch of dummies we can be sometimes. It turned out to be a gargantuan weekend for all manner of nerdy news, with trailers, clips, reveals galore. But who won? Who rose above the noise to reign supreme? Who was the winner of this year’s Comic-Con? While there are no official awards to be had, we love fictitious ones, and we’re handing them out to the best and bravest in this special Nerdist News wrap-up! Click below to watch!
Marvel seemed to take an early lead on Friday after debuting the new trailers for their Netflix series Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders, and they looked truly amazing. And they cleaned up the evening on Saturday by dropping a new trailer for Doctor Strange, revealing the characters in Black Panther, showing some sweet Guardians of the Galaxy footage, dropping some Spider-Man: Homecoming awesomeness, and topping it all off with the reveal of Oscar winner Brie Larson taking on the title role of Captain Marvel. Marvel definitely had a hell of a year.
But let’s not discount DC Comics and Warner Bros. Following the *ahem* divisive reception of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, they had to bring it in order to be back on the playing field. They ended up truly wowing with their first trailer for next year’s Wonder Woman movie, which showed the warrior woman can really dominate her own solo film. Next, they showed they could bring some levity to the field with some choice footage from Justice League, and even had a new Suicide Squad trailer for two weeks from now.
So while the two major comic book movie studios vied for supremacy, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge Pokémon Go was the real-real winner.
Let us know who you think won Comic-Con in the comments below. Let’s discuss!