This year was full of big releases on the movie and television front, with “Iron Man 2,” “Kick-Ass,” and “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” all vying for attention at the box office and on the Internet. However, this year’s list of the 10 most-watched trailers and clips features quite a few projects that didn’t appear on the big screen.
In fact, with a few exceptions, the trailers and clips that were watched the most times here on Splash Page will probably surprise you — so let’s get on with the list, shall we?
10. Exclusive “Kick-Ass” DVD/Blu-Ray Featurette Feat. Hit Girl
Back in June we brought you the first word on the “Kick-Ass” DVD and Blu-Ray specs, but we also gave you an exclusive peek at one of the bonus features, too. Apparently, quite a few people wanted a reminder as to why you shouldn’t mess with Hit Girl — or Chloe Moretz, the actress who plays her.
9. New “Kick-Ass” Clip Lets You Ride Shotgun In The Mist-Mobile!
Back before “Kick-Ass” premiered in theaters, we gave you an early peek at one of the scenes from director Matthew Vaughn’s much-anticipated adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s violent comic book series. Introducing… The Mist-Mobile!
8. First Look At “Thor: Tales Of Asgard” Animated Movie
Marvel’s upcoming animated movie “Thor: Tales Of Asgard” hasn’t been released yet, but we were were able to give you a peek at the trailer for the film way back in February. Scheduled for release in 2011, the animated film about Marvel’s god of thunder will probably hit shelves around the time the live-action “Thor” movie premieres — so Splash Page readers got a very early look at the project when we posted this trailer.
7. “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Clip
“Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World” had a huge presence at SDCC 2010, and we kicked off our coverage of the big show with an exclusive “Scott Pilgrim” clip.
6. MTV Movie Awards “The Last Airbender” Clip
During the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, we debuted a brand new clip from M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender” featuring Sokka (Jackson Rathbone) and Katara (Nicola Peltz) as they make a big discovery under the ice. Given the high level of buzz around this film from the moment it was first announced, it’s no surprise that this clip made the list.
5. Exclusive 6-Minute “Young Justice” Trailer
Some attendees at this year’s New York Comic Con got an early peek at the new animated series “Young Justice,” courtesy of a six-minute trailer that debuted at the show. Just last month, we premiered that very same trailer here on Splash Page, and guess what? It quickly became one of the most-watched trailers of the year!
4. MTV Movie Awards “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” Clip
This year’s MTV Movie Awards was apparently a treasure trove of buzzworthy video, as the “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” clip we debuted on the site during the show is the second item from the 2010 Movie Awards to make the list. Introduced by Edgar Wright himself, the clip gave us an early peek at Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) battling skater-turned-actor Lucas Lee (Chris Evans).
3. “All Star Superman” Trailer Premiere!
Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s “All Star Superman” is widely regarded as one of the best Man Of Steel stories ever told, so when it was announced that the 12-issue series would be adapted into an animated feature, everyone took notice. In September, we gave you the first look at the “All Star Superman” movie, and judging by the response, there’s no shortage of interest in seeing how the source material is translated to the animated world.
2. Second “Iron Man 2″ Trailer Arrives Online
This wasn’t the first “Iron Man 2″ trailer that hit the ’Net, but it had one very important thing going for it that played a big part in pushing it to the penultimate spot on our list: Briefcase Armor. Yes, this was our first good look at Tony Stark’s new briefcase armor, and the trailer didn’t disappoint. It closed out the year as our #2 trailer of 2010!
So what was the most-watched trailer or clip from 2010? If you’re guessing it comes from a mainstream feature like “Iron Man 2″ or “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” you better guess again — because the #1 trailer (or clip) that appeared on Splash Page over the last 12 months isn’t even from a finished movie!
And here it is…
1. “The Goon” Concept Trailer
Yes, the #1 trailer or clip to appear on Splash Page this year was a short piece of concept footage from “The Goon,” created by Blur Studios under the watchful eye of “Goon” creator Eric Powell and award-winning filmmaker David Fincher.The trailer was created to drum up studio interest in financing the animated adaptation of Powell’s wildly popular Dark Horse Comics series, and we debuted it here on Splash Page during San Diego Comic-Con 2010.
Knife to the eye, indeed!
And that’s it for 2010’s most popular trailers and clips, folks. Make sure to keep an eye on the site tomorrow for our big reveal of the Top 10 Posts Of 2010 culled from the Splash Page archive!
– MTV Splash Page’s Top 10 Interviews Of 2010