16 Highlights from San Diego Comic Con 2016
Bryan Fuller visits the Hall H line
First Arrow season 5 trailer
The first trailer gives us a glimpse at Green Arrow's new costume, the addition of Mister Terrific to Team Arrow, and our final year of flashbacks (finally!). We have a feeling this season will fall prey to a lot of the same pitfalls, but we're going to stay cautiously optimistic for now.
First trailer for The Flash season 3
After that game-changing season finale, the world of The Flash will never be the same, as we saw in the first trailer for season 3. We're getting into Flashpoint territory, with Barry losing his powers, Wally West gaining them, and Cisco Ramon becoming the richest man in America.
Eddie Redmayne hands out wands to everyone in Hall H
The Killing Joke causes yet more controversy
The Killing Joke tried to fix the controversy from the comics, and just caused more controversy. Because of course a less-than-feminist plotline for Batgirl should be fixed by giving her a sexual relationship with Batman. Why not?
The Black Panther cast appears on stage for the first time
The cast of Aliens reunites for the 30th anniversary
Final Suicide Squad Trailer
Suicide Squad is getting closer and closer, and the audience in Hall H was treated to the final trailer with some extra footage, with seven more minutes of footage and nine minutes of B-roll as a bonus.
The Walking Dead reveals Ezekiel and a tiger
But not a character death... yet.
Star Trek 2017 reveals a name and first teaser trailer
In keeping with the attempt to bring Star Trek back to its optimistic roots, the new series will be called Star Trek: Discovery, and will focus on Gene Roddenberry's trademark progressivism. The teaser doesn't show much, but showrunner Bryan Fuller was very clear that his vision of Star Trek will seek to counteract the current political climate of fear-mongering and bigotry.
First Wonder Woman trailer
Doctor Strange gets trippy
Yes, the new Doctor Strange trailer was trippy, with cities collapsing into themselves and such, but not as trippy as the crazy clip that showed Tilda Swinton's Ancient One sending Strange on a trip through the astral plane, or the crazy projected light show Marvel put on as an introduction, which was the most innovative thing we saw all weekend.
Will Justice League be funny?
We didn't get a Green Lantern casting reveal, but we got something arguably even better: Justice League footage that was genuinely enjoyable, and even cracked a joke or two. Could the DCEU's losing streak end with Batman v Superman? We certainly hope so!
Kurt Russell's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 role revealed
We were desperately hoping that Kurt Russell would be Star Lord's father, and that Ego the Living Planet would be one of the villains, and the Comic Con footage confirmed that Kurt Russell is Star Lord's father IS Ego the Living Planet! But even after all that, the real star of the show was Baby Groot, who is officially the most adorable superhero in existence.
First Spider-man: Homecoming footage
We finally got our first look at the Spider-Man reboot! Tom Holland and Zendaya are adorable in the John Hughes-esque, high school-set Homecoming, which included a confirmation that Vulture is the main villain (played by Michael Keaton), Peter going through awkward postpubescence, and a montage of Avengers' high school yearbook photos set to Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation." Read our full recap of the footage here.
Captain Marvel casting reveal
After plenty of rumors and speculation, the actress behind Captain Marvel was revealed to be Academy Award winner Brie Larson. DC is getting the jump on the female superhero movie with 2017's Wonder Woman, but we absolutely can't wait to see Marvel finally diversify its roster and add another bad-ass woman to the Avengers ranks.