Comic-Con: ‘Batman v Superman’ Beats ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Online Chatter

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DC bested Marvel at Comic-Con with its film presentation Saturday — at least when it came to early online buzz.

The first look at Warner Bros. and DC’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” edged out Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” generating 112,108 overall mentions and 8,356 intent-to-view mentions, or 7%, according to research group Way to Blue.

“Age of Ultron” received 62,542 overall mentions, but a higher intent-to-see response, with 8,483, or 14%.

What helped WB and DC was the surprise appearance of Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, who play Batman and Superman, respectively, along with the first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the film.

When it comes to studio buzz, Warner Bros. again dominated Saturday at Comic-Con with 45% of the conversation. But the company was also aided not only by its bigscreen superheroes but also its shows on TV presenting in San Diego on Saturday, including “Arrow” and “The Vampire Diaries.”

But Disney was close behind with 23%, as Marvel brought the “Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man” casts to Comic-Con, and announced “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” with James Gunn again writing and directing. Its Saturday panel generated 97,887 mentions.

Legendary Entertainment also scored on Saturday — typically one of Hollywood’s biggest days at Comic-Con given the number of people attending over the weekend.

Legendary chief Thomas Tull announced plans to produce both a “Godzilla” sequel and “Skull Island,” based on King Kong’s home.

“Godzilla 2” received 19,073 overall mentions and 1,274 (7%) intent-to-view mentions, “Skull Island” generated 7,850 overall mentions and 544 (7%) intent-to-view mentions.

Fox’s “The Maze Runner,” starring Dylan O’Brien of MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” was the most discussed film on Friday, with 21,159 mentions.

For TV shows, ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and “The Vampire Diaries” dominating online discussions, Saturday.

“Once Upon a Time” generated 46,510 overall mentions and 3,245 (7%) intent-to-view mentions, while “The Vampire Diaries” received 39,402 overall mentions and 3,116 (8%) intent-to-view mentions. “The Walking Dead” played well with fans on Friday, besting HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

See more results from the last two days of Comic-Con below:

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  1. RockatanskyZ says:

    No..DC is getting the most comments because DC fans are…the whiniest…bitchiest..nitpickiest “fans” I have ever had the displeasure of reading comments from. I cannot see this movie doing anywhere near as well as it should because of all the HATE that is out there from basement dwellers still stuck in their adolescent fantasies about Wonder Woman.

    • twinghost27 says:

      thats utter crap, seriously, stereotyping does what good in any sense? grow up man, the reason is simple, its the type of film which has been talked about for a very long time that is unusual and anyone interested in it has considered how it could work, and whats been given away so far is worrying as its just a mishmash of stories from the comics, rushing things to catch up with marvel, this marvel fans vs dc fans online thing is just childish and all you are doing is the childish marvel fan thing of trashtalking “the other team”

  2. Letsbehonest says:

    I like DC and Marvel and am equally excited for both Batman v Superman and Avengers, but lets be honest, the reason batman v superman beat avengers in the most talked about panel, is because their movies footage leaked hours after it was released. It got everyone outside of comic con mentioning it where as avengers footage is still absent on websites. Thats the only reason

  3. Mark Jobs says:

    Lol, look like a dude in Wonder Woman suit.

  4. I still have never made it out to Comic Con. hopefully sometime soon I can!

  5. James says:

    As the great Dean winchester once said. DC is awesome!!!!!

  6. Ivan says:

    It’s only any good for the production if it’s good chatter. But unfortunately bad chatter is not something to be proud of. Bad word of mouth can bury a movie.

  7. Alexander says:

    Batman V Superman beat Avengers because of leaked footage. If Marvel really cared they would just release the video for everyone to see. Not that it matters. Everyone is going to see it regardless. That includes BvS. Even people that are slamming the movie will watch it, just to see if they were right.

  8. Joseph Grochal says:

    Pretty much the reason this beat Avengers is due to the discussion of what a train wreck its becoming.

    • Will says:

      Wow, Marvel fanboys are truly butthurt aren’t they? based on the above comments.. Way to go DC!

      • Overlord says:

        You don’t have to be a Marvel fanboy to see BvS looks like it will be a disaster. Wonder Woman looks awful.

  9. Scotty V says:

    WW looks fantastic. I think the armor is perfect and she looks exacting like WW.

  10. Scotty V says:

    WW looks fantastic.

  11. vmart012 says:

    Wonder Woman’s look is great!

  12. Fre says:

    Comments…. there is a difference between positive and negative.
    I believe DC’s was negative as well as for the look of wonder woman.
    Just my take.

  13. Reblogged this on Liturgical Credo and commented:
    Mythology. Fables. Fairy tales.

  14. thephantomcat says:

    Any positive negative ratios for reactions to Wonder Woman’s look?

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