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Best of Comic-Con: 'The Avengers' and Wonder Woman Rock Comic-Con

Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art reveals massive battle scene from next year's biggest superhero sequel, in theaters on May 1, 2015


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1. Ant-Man Revealed, Plus: Avengers: Age of Ultron Footage Screens and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Gets a Release Date


It ain't Saturday at Comic-Con without an epic Marvel Studios panel to end the day. First, there was Ant-Man. Check out this newly released image for the film, which hits theaters on July 17, 2015.


That image gives you a brief tease of one of the highlights of the test footage they screened, featuring a tiny Paul Rudd trying to navigate his way off the top of a building on the top of a wasp while inside the Ant-Man suit. The film stars Rudd and Michael Douglas, who, as the originator of the Ant-Man suit -- which can shrink its wearer down to the size of an ant with human strength -- decides to find a new person to take on the suit after his company begins to turn evil. Rudd, a petty thief, is then mentored by Douglas... and the adventure begins.


Next up was Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015), which brought out its entire cast with the exception of director Joss Whedon (who just had knee surgery) and Scarlett Johansson (who couldn't travel because she's preggers). 

After each member of the cast spoke briefly about how excited they were to be back in an Avengers movie (some even for the first time, like James Spader, who voices the villain Ultron, as well as Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, who play the brother-sister combo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch), they screened a few minutes of footage that absolutely rocked the socks off the Comic-Con crowd.

It began with all of the Avengers jokingly trying to lift Thor's hammer at a Tony Stark house party... well, that is until Ultron shows up, ready to destroy all humans. The rest of the footage was all action, with a highlight being Hulk battling Iron Man while he was inside a giant Iron Man suit called the Hulkbuster (seen here in concept-art form).

The footage concluded on a dark note, with Tony Stark standing up from a fierce battle only to see all of his fellow Avengers out cold and seemingly dead, with Cap's shield lying cracked in half at his feet. 

The panel ended with Josh Brolin, who plays the ultimate Marvel villain Thanos, strutting out on stage wearing the iconic Infinity Gauntlet, which no doubt teases his (and its) role in The Avengers 3.


2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Teaser Trailer Revealed Along with Wonder Woman Image

The biggest day for movies at Comic-Con began with a huge superhero reveal in the first image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) joined Gadot and director Zack Snyder on stage briefly to say hi to fans. A very brief teaser trailer also screened. Read more about that here.


3. Huge teases for Mad Max: Fury Road, Godzilla 2, Warcraft, Crimson Peak and a King Kong Prequel

Fans were beyond stoked to watch a few insane minutes of footage from Mad Max: Fury Road (May 15, 2015), featuring freaky characters, tons of action and what looks to be one of the longest, most terrifyingly wicked car-chase sequences in recent memory. Here's a panorama of what Hall H looked like during the Mad Max panel.


Although it doesn't yet have a release date, Legendary Pictures teased Godzilla 2 with two different videos, one of which revealed which three monsters Godzilla will be fighting next time. Yup, they're classic Godzilla foes, too, including Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah, the last of whom you can see below. Keep in mind this is fan art and not associated with the movie.


Who's looking forward to Warcraft? The adaptation of the popular video game debuted its first teaser trailer, featuring giant Orc creatures fighting all sorts of mythical-looking creatures. The film, due in theaters on March 11, 2016, also revealed this motion logo.


Guillermo del Toro was also on hand teasing his beautiful-looking gothic romance Crimson Peak. The first trailer was equal parts seductive and creepy, while del Toro promised lots of ghosts and even more brutality with this moody haunted-house thriller. Here's the first image from the film.


Finally, Legendary previewed a teaser trailer for a new movie called Skull Island, which will bring King Kong back to the big screen through a story about the mysterious island he calls home. There's no release date as of yet, nor a director announced, though some think that gig may go to Neil Marshall of Game of Thrones fame.

Note: The following image is from Peter Jackson's 2005 King Kong movie, which also spent some time on Skull Island. 





The Most Memorable Moments


Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot surprise Comic-Con on stage in Hall H


Andy Serkis does Gollum during the panel for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


Speaking of that Hobbit movie, a contest was also announced where 75 lucky fans will get to travel to New Zealand to be the first ones to watch the final Hobbit movie alongside director Peter Jackson.


The Boxtrolls makers and cast send a special message to one of its stars, Tracy Morgan, who's still recovering from injuries sustained during a car accident.


Hall H gets antsy waiting for the Marvel panel, chanting "We want Marvel."


Once they finally arrive, here's how 6,000 people greet their favorite Marvel stars.


Hearing from all the Avengers is one thing, but fans want to see footage. For that, they threw it to a video of Black Widow herself, Scarlett Johansson, who didn't appear this year because of her pregnancy.


Finally, Marvel capped off its epic panel presentation with news that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will arrive in theaters on July 28, 2017.


Video of the Day

What better way to promote Pixels, a movie about old-school video game characters that invade Earth, then an old-school video arcade. Watch our exclusive tour of the very cool Pixels arcade here at Comic-Con.

Pixels, which stars Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage, hits theaters on May 15, 2015.


Finally, wanna see what Comic-Con has in store for fans on its final day? Watch our video below.

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