What is perhaps the biggest thing to come out of San Diego Comic Con today has nothing to do with a big screen franchise, but rather the small screen adventures of a small group of pre-teens who know all too well what’s lurking in the dark. For the kids of Hawkins in 1984, horror is about to look them right in the eyes as they’re forced to concede that things are not as normal in their town as they appear. In other words, this October, they will have to fight for their lives inside a killer, thriller night called Stranger Things 2. (more…)
The CW‘s dark spin on the Archies, Riverdale, was much better than it had a right to be, even according to crusty bitter old critics like the guy that covered Riverdale for Nerd Bastards. The first season left things on a helluva cliffhanger, a beloved member of the main cast who no one really should have had any beef with, was shot, and laid dying on the floor of Pops. As Jughead observed, the last shred of Riverdale’s innocence died that day, so where does the show that bares the town’s name go next? (more…)
There’s so much news right now, we’re going to combine as much as we can into one post. So what what are you looking for? Some discussion about a long in the works X-Men project you thought was dead? The start of a brand new DC TV show? News concerning your favourite couple from Suicide Squad? About a potential spoiler for the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con this afternoon? (more…)
If you had any hopes of The Gifted crossing over with other X-Men related titles, you can stop. At least for now, any possibility of crossovers were shut down during Friday’s panel at San Diego Comic Con. However, it wasn’t all bad news as fans were treated to an extended trailer for the new series. In the trailer, fans will finally get names with the faces they’ve been seeing, as well as better demonstrations of the powers that will be featured on the show. For a look at the extended trailer, as well as more news from SDCC 2017, make the jump.
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.