From ‘American Gods’ To ‘Iron Fist’: The Comic-Con TV Trailers, Ranked

07.25.16 3 years ago 2 Comments


Another Comic-Con has come and gone, and with it, lots of new TV trailers to endlessly rewatch and dissect. Below, we’ve collected the seven best, buzziest clips that SDCC had to offer, which should please audiences of all stripes, whether you’re a fan of superheroes, anitheroes, or just damn good television in general.

7. Iron Fist

This show remains the most mysterious of Marvel’s four planned TV series that will feed into The Defenders. However, the new teaser should offer fans a few clues about the enigmatic titular character, alias Danny Rand (played by Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones). The clip opens on a plane crash that kills Danny’s mother, and strands the young hero in a wintry landscape, where he’s discovered by two monks. That tableau bleeds into an even bleaker-looking New York City, where an adult Danny is institutionalized, though he eventually busts out. It’s not the most informative or Earth-shattering trailer, though it lays a nice foundation for those curious to see more from the hero.

6. The Defenders

Speaking of The Defenders, this short teaser offers even less intel than Iron Fist‘s promo, though it gets bumped up a spot in our rankings thanks to the excellent musical cue and the significance of a series teaming up Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, as was Marvel’s plan all along for these Netflix shows. There are plenty of Easter eggs sprinkled throughout that call back to key characters and plot points that are relevant to each hero, and the clip ends on Stick from Daredevil sneering, “You think the four of you can save New York? You can’t even save yourselves.” Expect that self-hating mantra to reverberate throughout the show’s run.

5. The Walking Dead

Season six of The Walking Dead was fairly divisive, and it looks like season seven won’t be much different, doubling down on the focus on the nefarious Negan and the expansion of the world outside of Alexandria (hello, The Kingdom). There’s plenty for fans to unpack here (that nostalgia-inducing montage of each of Negan’s potential victims’ biggest moments from previous seasons is a particularly nice/evil touch), though we’re honestly a little tired of the Saviors’ leader getting all the attention. Instead, the biggest impression is made by a new, non-human addition to the ensemble. The image of that roaring tiger will stick with us for the rest of the summer.

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