With hundreds of thousands of fantasy, sci-fi and horror fans all in one place, Comic-Con in San Diego is the ideal place to unveil trailers for upcoming films and television series.
This year’s Con showcased previews of movie sequels such as a new “Lego” movie, new seasons of popular series like “Stranger Things,” and official trailers for hyped-up new films like the movie adaptation of virtual reality thriller novel “Ready Player One.“
The Con is also one of the first places future blockbuster content reaches its core audience. Every tent pole film is either rooted in Marvel, DC or some kind of genre text — in other words, it’s not just a geek fest, but a crucial first contingent to win over on the way to box office billions.
Here are eight of the coolest trailers for those sitting at home instead of braving the costumed crowds.
Ready Player One
Rocko’s Modern Life (full-length film)
The Lego Ninjago Movie
American Horror Story
And finally, something else to come out of the Con — Some leaked footage from Avengers: Infinity War