The 21st century is the Golden Age of superhero films. This is the period where our favorite childhood comic book superheroes become “real.” Thanks to the movie studios for taking the most exciting bits of the superhero flicks and transforming them into a dramatic trailer that have us all movie fans screaming for more in anticipation.
So what makes a great superhero trailer? Aside from the humor and exciting scenes, stunning visual is also a requisite to heighten the level of excitement and discussion of a movie. The success of a movie partly depends on how amazing the trailer is. It’s one of the things that entice moviegoers to watch a film.
Here are five of the best superhero movie trailer of the 21st century.
1. Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Each of our heroes think they are right with their decisions. The disagreement escalated when Rogers decided to protect his longtime friend Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) who is being pursued by the authorities for his alleged involvement in terrorist attack, then killed many civilians including the King of Wakanda.
Falcon, Hawkeye, Antman, and Scarlet Witch sided with Captain America while Black Widow, Black Panther, War Machine, Vision stick with Iron Man. After teasing the exciting airport brawl where Spider-Man is introduced, no wonder Captain America: Civil War is the highest-grossing superhero film today.
2. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
The sweeping shot of the team at the end may be just a normal scene to casual movie fans, but to bona fide comic book fans, who had long dreamed of seeing their favorite heroes together on screen, it is everything.
3. Spider-Man (2002)
Tobey Maguire started right in the introduction about Peter Parker, what it feels like to be in his unique situation as Spidey. The brief glimpses of him leaping and swinging into action, Mary Jane with our favorite icon, Spider-Man hanging to the flagpole at the top of a building, and who can forget the most famous kiss in the history of superhero films. Green Goblin also is the exact reflection of himself in the comics.
In this movie, Spider-Man comes alive and real for comic book fans. That’s difficult to beat.
4. Watchmen (2009)
The actors are amazing, their characters are fully developed. The action choreography is smooth and violent. Smashing Pumpkins‘ “The Beginning Is the End” is just the perfect song for the trailer of a movie with dark, depressing, yet smart and mature story. A brilliant movie, the only reason you might not like it is because it’s not your typical superhero movie—it’s too dark and not suitable for children.
5. The Dark Knight (2008)
But as soon as this trailer was out, suddenly, people changed their mind. Not only Ledger was brilliant, but he was able to make the character as his own. A new Bat-mobile was also shown in this teaser. Among the most memorable scenes are Alfred’s speech to Bruce, Joker’s “Why so serious,” and the exchange between Joker and Batman with our hero’s “Then you’re going to love me” line. Two-Face was also slightly seen in the trailer.