Watch (nearly) every exclusive video and trailer shown at Comic-Con

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Comic-Con: Fox shows off its superpowers with ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Deadpool’ and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’.

Sure, the fans might have been ecstatic when they saw the Deadpool footage from San Diego Comic-Con, but the movie’s star Ryan Reynolds was even more excited when he saw his character’s costume for the first time.Reynolds tells me that seven-month-old James spent a lot of time on the set of Deadpool, his R-rated superhero movie that he admits is chock full of cursing. “She’s going to learn those words eventually anyway,” he joked with me at Comic-Con. “If her first word is f–k, then I’ve done something wrong, but otherwise I think we’re fine.Every year, thousands of people travel to California and wade through long lines dressed as their favorite comic book character to experience the Comic-Con International Convention.

Every year at Comic-Con, it seems there’s one movie that comes out of left field, wows the fans in Hall H and rides out of the convention on a wave of buzz. If you can just give us a minute to get over our nerd hangover (it’s a real thing), we can talk about all the awesome movie news that came out over the weekend. Last year it was “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The film wasn’t included in the confirmed list of movies at 20th Century Fox’s panel Saturday afternoon, but fans had hoped the foul-mouthed, wise-cracking, fourth-wall-breaking superhero known as the “Merc With a Mouth” would pop up at some point – and they weren’t disappointed. And in each case, the footage—in all its shaky, out-of-focus, nonglory—came from someone capturing it as it aired for Hall H attendees at Comic-Con on Saturday. This year, the convention spanned four days and was filled with much-anticipated information from celebrity panel discussions and exclusive pre-screenings.

The footage introduced Reynolds as Wade Wilson, who, after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis, undergoes an experimental treatment that leaves him hideously disfigured but with enhanced superpowers. It was cool to see that level of passion and determination to make a perfect Deadpool.” As we told you earlier, Reynolds’ Comic-Con appearance at the 20th Century Fox panel included a showing of the first trailer, which E!’s Jenna Mullins reported was gory, raunchy and glorious.

The reel then quickly shifted to full-tilt, sometimes hyperviolent action, showing Deadpool beating various baddies senseless and, at one point, shooting three people through the head with one shot in mid-air – all the while delivering offhand quips, nearly all of which are too crude to be quoted here. (One of the least NSFW lines, delivered by co-star T.J. Like when the deadline has passed and we were still going back and forth.” The struggle was worth it, however. “When we finally saw that suit, fully done, finished and completed…both [director] Tim Miller and I wept,” Reynolds said. “I’m not even exaggerating, we wept in Simi Valley, California, in some warehouse where some guy makes all these crazy suits and had this one under a spotlight. Meanwhile, his co-star Gina Carano gushed about Reynolds and Lively. “I was so surprised to meet him and Blake and just find them to be the most pleasant well known celebrity-type people on the planet,” she said, adding, “They’re so beautiful and so nice.

Abrams, the director behind the rebooted Star Trek franchise and sci-fi Super 8, to take the wheel for the seventh installment Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While overheated hype is the coin of the realm at Comic-Con, it’s no exaggeration to say that the footage brought the house down, with audiences on their feet and chanting, “One more time!

Respect for someone else’s property isn’t outmoded just because we have mobile devices that can record and upload video in an instant; this philosophy of “because I can” is as lazy as it is damaging, and if people can’t quell their impulse to share what doesn’t belong to them, the whole fandom is going suffer for it. It’s an absolute miracle that they let us make ‘Deadpool’ – let alone a rated-R ‘Deadpool.’ ” Virtually the entire cast of next year’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” took the stage, along with director Bryan Singer, and unveiled a selection of early footage that was particularly impressive given that the film has only been shooting for five weeks, with an epic and ominous feel centered around the new baddie, Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac. Warner Brothers had a packed television panel showcasing the casts of the CW hit shows Arrow and The Flash as well as new footage from the spinoff show Legends of Tomorrow. The mutant supervillain in the new film is “like a cult leader,” Isaac told the crowd. “He has so many powers, but the biggest one may be the power of persuasion. He sees what people need and want and he exploits it.” The upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot, opening Aug. 7, also got a turn in the spotlight, with stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B.

The combined casts crowded together for one giant group photo in what Fox clearly intended as its own display of super strength after Warner Bros.’ DC hero-packed panel that morning. Fantastic Four executive producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg explained the reboot has a more grounded, character-driven storyline compared to previous interpretations.

Here I was at the Comic-Con that Marvel forgot and these two studios were blowing up the San Diego Convention Center with Suicide Squad and X-Men: Age of Apocalypse and Deadpool footage exclusively for festival goers. And since I wasn’t being paid to report from the #HallHLine, I reluctantly moved on to do my job—after accepting that seeing Jessica Chastain was no longer a possibility—and check out any number of the hundreds of other things occurring at every hour during the festival. Someone would say something along the lines of, “Hey guys, you’re welcome to photograph the panel itself, but please put your phones away when we start playing footage.

Director Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth were at SDCC to celebrate and promote the end of the franchise. Comic-Con depends on studios being generous enough to give fans a sneak peek, so let’s uphold the social contract.” But every time some joker has to go rogue and act like this information is too precious to stifle. However, rather than focusing on their movie franchises, Marvel presented panels for their ongoing television projects Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter.

With major studios like Paramount and Marvel already opting out of a festival that’s practically become a criteria for relevance over the past decade, we need stop taking these exclusives for granted. As a journalist and as a fan, I want to know that Warner Bros and Fox will come to Comic-Con again 2016, and I want to hope that Marvel will make its grand return as well. But given the annual shenanigans in the Periscope era, I can hardly blame them for withholding material from fans until it’s absolutely finished and ready for mass distribution. The Internet’s favorite man was there promoting Crimson Peak, but we couldn’t stop talking about his hilarious impression of Captain America’s Chris Evans and costar Jessica Chastain that he showed off just for us. We’re lucky enough to get to see rough cut and early footage packaged especially for us—studios are doing us a favor by letting us take a look before it’s polished and ready to print.

McAvoy said himself he was a “walking penis joke.” And then there was the moment when they reenacted a very homoerotic scene from the movie…(see photo above). And unfortunately, he’s following Heath Ledger’s remarkable, Oscar-winning performance in The Dark Knight, so people weren’t really taking him seriously.

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