Comic Con 2017: the biggest announcements, trailers and reveals

Westworld, The Walking Dead and Rick and Morty lead the programme's highlights

San Diego Comic Con 2017 starts today (July 20) and carries on until Sunday. There are loads of panels and presentations going on over the weekend, so we’ve narrowed down the highlights to look out for. Here’s the best of what to expect…

The best announcements and reveals so far:

1. Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle has a new trailer

And it is bonkers.


They also showed this fun crossover – of when the Kingsman met Archer:

And Halle Berry proved she as a badass by chugging half a pint of whisky.

2. Guillermo Del Toro’s new film looks strange and amazing

It’s a Cold War fairytale starring Sally Hawkins, about a mute woman who discovers a deep connection with an experimental lab creature.

3. John Boyega’s Pacific Rim 2 is well slick


Take a look at the meta trailer about the film world’s Jaeger weapons:

4. Rocko’s Modern Life is coming back

A special episode of the cult Nickelodeon show will air in 2018.

5. Will Smith is in a movie where orcs, elves and people live in disharmony

Suicide Squad‘s David Ayer is directing this strange fantasy parable movie, in which Will Smith plays the partner of orc-cop Joel Edgerton and confronts issues.

6. There’s a new Stranger Things season 2 trailer

As anticipated, SDCC saw the reveal of the latest Stranger Things trailer. Soundtracked by Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, with narration from Vincent Price, it gives the first look at the new season, including the return of Eleven.

Shannon Purser, who played fan favourite Barb, also appeared, but not on the panel, instead as a member of the audience. Asking whether here character would be responding in Season 2. “I can answer that: no” David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper, responded; but they did promise there would be justice for Barb.

7. After a few weeks filming – there was a Westworld season 2 trailer

J.J. Abrams sci-fi western is due to return in 2018, and Comic Con saw the reveal of a new trailer, despite only having started filming a few weeks ago. With the first season receiving rave reviews (and 22 Emmy nominations), the anticipation for season two is high. Featuring Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores shooting at people on horseback, if the trailer is anything to go by, Westworld season two is one to get excited about.

8. We got a first look at The Walking Dead season 8

The Walking Dead panel began with a tribute to stuntman John Bernecker who died last week on the show’s set, with executive producer Scott Gimple revealing they weren’t sure whether they should have done the panel.

Following the tribute, they then revealed a new five-minute trailer for Season 8 of the show, which premiers on 22 October, 2017.

9. Bill Potts last appearance on Doctor Who will be this year

Pearl Mackie, who plays the companion to Peter Capaldi’s Dr Who, revealed that the Christmas special would be the last time her character Bill Potts appeared on the television series.

“No, that’s it – Christmas special, last chance to see Bill”, she told a panel at San Diego’s Comic Con over the weekend….But, I mean, hey, it’s Doctor Who so never say never”.

The panel also revealed the first trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, which will be titled ‘Twice Upon A Time’. The episode will air on Christmas Day.

10. The latest Spielburg movie ‘READY PLAYER ONE’ got a trailer

Based on the novel by Ernest Cline, it stars X-Men actor Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, a teenager searching for an easter egg in a virtual reality game. Also starring Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg and T.J.Miller, ‘READY PLAYER ONE’ will be released on March 30, 2018.

11. Justice League got a trailer

And it shows Ben Affleck’s Batman bringing together Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg to protect the world.

12. Marvel’s The Defenders made their Comic Con debut

If you’d been in attendance you would have had the chance to see the first episode of Marvel’s The Defenders. The series will bring together characters from Netflix’s four superhero shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist), and will start streaming on 18 August, 2017. For those not lucky enough to see the first episode, Netflix also revealed a new trailer for the show.

13. Thor: Ragnarok got a new trailer

And people are losing it as the Hulk talks.

14. There were no huge Game of Thrones announcements

However a weeks ahead preview did reveal that an unusual duo would come together in the form of red witch Melisandre and Daenerys.

15. Rick and Morty will parody Mad Max

And it looks excellent.