It’s a good day to be a geek. If you call yourself a fan of movies, television, or comic book superheroes, set aside about twenty minutes to watch some of the sweetest video you’ll see all week.
First up, WonderCon attendees last week were treated to a new look at this summer’s big budget superhero flick Green Lantern, with never-before-seen footage and lots of newly-completed visual effects. Shortly after the footage was shown to the live audience, Warner Bros. posted an “abridged” version of it online that clocks in at four minutes long. And yes, it’s totally killer.
You don’t have to be a Doctor Who fan to appreciate this genuinely epic trailer showing off some absolutely amazing moments from Season 6, which premieres in April.
Cartoon Network is rebooting Thundercats for a new generation — with all new continuity, character designs, and animation — for a debut later this year. Am I the only one who thinks this reinvention has been heavily influenced by Lord of the Rings?
J.J. Abrams is tapping into a strong sense of nostalgia for his summer tent pole Super 8. It has a Goonies-meets-Cloverfield vibe.
I’ve saved the biggest clip for last. This 14-minute video is not a trailer at all — it’s the entire first act of the premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Based on the fantasy novels of George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is the story of a complex world called Westeros, where a decades-long winter is the backdrop for a power struggle between several families vying for control.