The San Diego Comic-Con could be called a nearly Native Comic-Con that just keeps getting better for Native nerds. This weekend, the newest movie trailers from Marvel’s Thor Ragnarok by New Zealand director Taika Waititi’s, and DC’s Justice League—which features Native Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa as Aquaman—were released.
In addition to the announcements of the trailers, Jason Momoa teased a poster where he was wearing the old school orange and green costume alongside Superman. He posted, "Aquaman is here in San Diego comic con, so stoked to share all the goodies. P.S. I know something you don't know and it's f**king amazing."
Additionally, the continued coverage of Canadian Cree actor Michael Greyeyes as Qaletaqa Walker in Fear the Walking Dead at San Diego Comic-Con is a testament that Native-related content is being showcased like never before.Saturday’s announcements and airings of the Justice League and Thor Ragnarok trailers took place at the Comic-Con’s 7,000-seat auditorium, Hall H. The trailers caused a blow-up on social media as the hashtags #ThorRagnarok, #JusticeLeague (and #BlackPanther) all trended at the same time.
Thor Ragnarok by Taika Waititi trended as well, though the trajectory of the success of Wonder Woman did seem to give DC's reach a rare boost ahead of Marvel.
[text_ad]While the Justice League movie Twitter account had over 60,000 retweets and 76,000 likes involving the release of the trailer and #JusticeLeague, the Marvel Twitter account had nearly 13,000 retweets and just over 16,000 likes.
As the Comic-Con Hall H, #SDCC hashtags were flying, Michael Greyeyes, who portrays Qaletaqa Walker on the current season of Fear the Walking Dead, was completing media interviews all over Hollywood. His interviews included Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo TV, MTV, IMDb, and a panel discussion in the famous Comic-Con’s Hall H with fellow Fear the Walking Dead actors.
Michael Greyeyes shared his thoughts on Sunday morning with ICMN.
“The sun is just coming up here on Sunday, as Comic Con wraps up. #SDCC was beautiful to witness a community of fans & the undying energy of people driven by their passions and imaginations.”
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