Most striking about the level of excitement attached to Wonder Woman may be how thoroughly it eclipsed appreciation for Captain America, also celebrating his 75th anniversary this year.
The directors who visited the comic con from the DC universe were David Ayer (Suicide Squad), Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Zack Snyder (Justice League), Rick Famuyiwa (The Flash), James Wan (Aquaman) and Ben Affleck (Batman movie), who shared their experiences and takes on their respective movies.
Among the absentees were 20th Century Fox, Legendary Pictures and Lionsgate, leaving Warner Bros and Marvel to dominate proceedings.
In the video above (and below), HitFix Harpy's Donna Dickens and Jill Pantozzi talk about how Warner Bros. and DC Films have sucked them in again. The film took in US$870 million (NZ$1241m), which at face value seems huge but fell short of the studio's expectation of a US$1 billion-plus haul. Created and written by noted psychologist William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman made her first appearance in All Star Comics #8 circa December 1941.
The trailer was primarily focused on showing Diana in our world, but we did get a few awesome glimpses of her life in Themyscira with the other Amazonian warriors, which honestly looked like it might be the coolest stuff in the film.
The clip delved a little deeper into the story and more importantly, showed more fantastic beasts.
The four-day convention closed on Sunday afternoon having pushed nearly 180,000 people through its turnstiles.