San Diego Comic Con 2015: Predicting the Biggest Hall H Moments
Here are our predicted most exciting moments in Comic Con's legendary Hall H, starting with the events that are confirmed and ending with some wild speculation, because that's always more exciting:
New footage from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 2
There's not too much they could reveal about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 2 at this point, since many of the fans have read the books and we've already seen the first trailer. That was only a teaser trailer, so they could release the first full trailer, but the description for the event promises "never-before-seen footage," which sounds more like clips. What would really make this panel exciting would be a surprise appearance from Jennifer Lawrence, much like George Clooney's Tomorrowland appearance at NYCC.
First trailer for Fear the Walking Dead
The casts of Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead are will both have panels at SDCC, and although we're huge Walking Dead fans, Fear the Walking Dead is more exciting purely for its novelty. The premise has lots of potential, so hopefully the panel will make us feel better about the show than that lame first teaser. If the show is actually good, then a full trailer should ease everyone's minds.
Supergirl world premiere (sort of)
A high-quality version of the pilot was already leaked to pirate sites, but San Diego Comic Con will see the official world premiere of one of the most anticipated shows of the fall television season. The buzz surrounding the leaked pilot has been mostly positive, so Comic Con attendees will get the chance to decide once and for all whether Supergirl is a fun, lighthearted, Flash-like comic book adaptation or a regressive imitation of that Black Widow SNL parody.
In other news, Minority Report is legitimately having its world premiere at Comic Con, but since Warner Bros. is stealing Gotham away for their Superhero Night (more on that later), it's unlikely that Fox will make it into Hall H. But still, Minority Report is also getting a lot of positive buzz and the pilot screening should be one of the biggest events at Comic Con.
Legends of Tomorrow video presentation
The cast and producers of Legends of Tomorrow will give a "special video presentation" in Hall H, and we have plenty of questions about the Flarrow spin-off that could potentially be answered. How does Captain Cold decide to team up with the good guys? How are Victor Garber and Robbie Amell going to be on different shows? How did Caity Lotz's Sara Lance become White Canary? Was she revived by the Lazarus Pit? Will there be repercussions from her resurrection? Will they add an Asian American superhero to mollify us about White Canary's whitewashing? Just so many questions.
Warner Bros. Superhero Night
This monstrous three-hour event on Saturday night is like a marathon for DC fans, as it will include the Supergirl premiere, the Legends of Tomorrow panel, as well as video presentations from The Flash, Arrow, and Gotham. The stars and producers from all three shows will be there for Q and A's, and it should just generally be a wild ride. Exhausting, but worth it.
Suicide Squad first teaser
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We've seen the Joker, we've heard the rumors, we know that Batman is making that crazy cameo, and now it's time to show us some footage. Suicide Squad comes out in a little over a year, which makes Comic Con the perfect opportunity to debut the first teaser.
First trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Last year, the Hall H crowd went wild when Zack Snyder revealed the first ten seconds of footage from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It would be some wonderful symmetry (and even better publicity) if the first full trailer were finally revealed at Comic Con this year. We were embarrassingly excited about that first Batman v Superman teaser, and we can't wait to see more.
The revelation of the Justice League
Zack Snyder promised us that he would "unite the Seven," but when? The Batman v Superman panel just keeps getting bigger, with Jesse Eisenberg most recently confirming his appearance, so hopefully we can assume that Ben Affleck, Gal Godot, and Henry Cavill will reprise their appearances from last year. If Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), and Ray Fisher (Cyborg) were to join them, then we would have six. The only one that's missing is Green Lantern, and if that casting decision were announced, it would unquestionably be one of the biggest moments of the weekend.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens full trailer
"Chewie, we're home!" Fans were in tears all over the world at those words, and it's well past time they were rewarded with a full trailer. Have the tissues ready.