Marvel Studios has long been a big presence at San Diego Comic Con, but in the last several years they’ve had to specialize. You can’t have one, big Marvel panel anymore, you’ve got to have one for the movies, and one for Inhumans, and yes, one for the Netflix series that fall under the general headline of The Defenders. The entire street-level hero team was on call at the con tonight revealing new footage, new details, and making new announcements. (more…)
There is a lot of excitement for the return of DuckTales later this summer. For people that remember the good old days of the Disney Afternoon in the late 80s and early 90s, it’s a nostalgic whiff of greatness that is sure to get a lot of people to tune on the name alone, forget the fact that almost everything we’ve seen so far says this is not you, or your parents’, DuckTales. You get a pretty good idea about how those new dynamics will play out in the clip below, a scene from the new series that takes you to that beloved Disney locale, under the sea! (more…)
If you were to make a list of the five must-see things at Comic Con, then Game of Thrones has got to finish somewhere on that list. Presently one of the biggest shows on TV in scope, scale and fanbase, those attending the Game of Thrones panel in San Diego were eager to get some insight as to where the show is going in its remaining 12 episodes, and a small army of cast members during the Q&A tried to tease them as much as decorum would be allowed. And speaking of teases, this new one-minute trailer for what’s coming up on the show is worth a look. (more…)
This season of Fear The Walking Dead has been outstanding. Not only is the show not bound to the already established storyline from the comics (and therefore free to do whatever the hell it wants, as long as it adheres to the rules of The Walking Dead), but the show has had our main characters separate from each other, and go on their own dark paths. In the mid-season finale, the Clark family realized they were on the wrong side of a war (which they ended up in conflict with former friend Ophelia) and took matters into their own hands, and Strand and the newly revealed to be alive Salazar were having their own journeys (sometimes at odds with each other). How much longer until the gang’s all back together, and will they be on the same side?
As AMC’s The Walking Dead continues to shamble along, unstoppable and forever hungry for me (feel free to take that to mean whatever you wish,) we do know that the season finale left fans waiting. Waiting to see how this ‘bigger world’ that Jesus (the character in the show that is,) would unfold. And now, months after the end of season 7, we get a taste of things to come.
Fresh from San Diego Comic-Con, here is the official The Walking Dead season 8 trailer: (more…)
One surprise this year was FX and Marvel’s partnership with Legion. The television show based on a relatively unknown X-Men-related character, Legion focused on mental illness under the guise of a superhero TV show. David Heller (Dan Stevens), an incredibly powerful mutant spent much of the first season coming to grips with his power, and the fact that he had the parasitic Shadow King (another equally powerful mutant played brilliantly by Aubrey Plaza) buried deep within his already fragile mind. The show gave us some great mind-tripping visuals, as well as an intriguing story.
It’s fairly certain that if you’re like the majority of fans, or at least the ones that log their outrage online, then you did not enjoy the first Inhumans trailer released by Marvel Studios and ABC. So everybody was looking to San Diego Comic Con for them to make up the difference, and get everyone well and truly excited about the possibilities of the new series coming later this summer in IMAX theatres before its TV debut. So are you feeling, Inhuman? (more…)
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Stargate SG-1, the series spun-off from the 1994 Roland Emmerich movie about an Air Force project to send people to other planets through the titular ancient alien transportation device. Many fans wondered if the occasion of San Diego Comic Con might force Stargate rights holders to make a special announcement about new adventures, especially since the two SG-1 spin-offs were promised continuations that never materialized. So when we tell you this is not the Stargate news you were expecting, trust us, this is not the Stargate news you were expecting. (more…)
All eyes are going to be on the Avengers and their pending Infinity War, but long before that, we’re finally going to see Marvel’s street-level, and streetwise, heroes team up for The Defenders. The series launches next month on Netflix, so the hype-building has begun and frankly not much has to be done because we’ve been building up to this for three years now. So what can they do to help sell this movie in face of that? How about bringing on the guy who knows Marvel heroes better than anyone? (more…)
At this point, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss can pretty much write their own ticket. The HBO show based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice novels (still waiting for you to finish them George!) is in its 7th season and going strong after this week’s season premiere. As this is Game of Thrones’ penultimate season before the big climactic conclusion of the much-loved show, everyone is wondering what is next for the famed duo. After all, they managed to give us Martin’s brilliant work and have millions of people absorbed in the world of Westeros. Whatever they do next will have to be something just as big (and just as good).