San Diego - Two of Hollywood's biggest studios went head-to-head at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday in an epic battle to demonstrate which has the best upcoming superhero movies.
Warner Brothers - still smarting from the lukewarm reception for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - presented a star-studded line-up ahead of Marvel's showcase later in the day.
Its first exclusive of the session was a sneak peek at Wonder Woman, which saw Gal Gadot's Amazonian princess leaving her lush island to stop the First World War.
Due to hit theatres on 2 June 2017, it focuses on the one character to escape criticism in Batman v Superman, which chalked record drops in box office revenue after a strong opening week in March.
"She has the heart of a human and the strength of a goddess," a visibly trembling Gadot told the Comic-Con devotees of her character.
Margot Robbie's comic book baddie Harley Quinn is one of the most hotly anticipated characters among all the films due to emerge from Warner's DC Extended Universe.
Fans cheered as they were shown the final Suicide Squad trailer ahead of its 5 August release, which focused on the bubblegum-popping Quinn.
"Everyone was doing all this action - I was doing it wearing heels," Robbie said of the shoot, which took place last year in Toronto and Chicago.
Marvel followed Warner in the late afternoon, giving fans a glimpse of its ever-expanding Cinematic Universe after sitting out last year's convention.
Studio president and producer Kevin Feige played ringmaster, announcing: "We only want to come when we have a lot to show you. We actually have a lot today."
And he didn't let down the fans, who were treated to new footage of Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange, opening on 4 November and starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Mist descended from the ceiling of Hall H and the lights lifted to reveal Cumberbatch, 40, on stage in a T-shirt and jeans.
Derrickson, who joined the panel alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton, told Comic-Con the film was a "left turn in the Marvel universe", focusing on magic rather than technology.
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