SDCC News Round Up
Hey Geek Pullsters!
What a week! Last weekend the international Comic Con delivered announcements that flooded left and right out of the always classy San Diego. So much so it could make your head spin. But fear not faithful readers! The hard working staff of Geek Pull has curated the biggest announcements for you all in one place. So without further ado, here is our list of all the SDCC announcements you need to know about.
DC / Warner Brothers
Justice League - The Warner Brother’s Panel did not disappoint. The cast showed up in full force to show off the newest Justice League Trailer.
Additionally, Warner Brothers revealed the future slate of the DCEU, including We see a video that reveals all of the upcoming slate! Including The Batman, Shazam!, Wonder Woman 2, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad 2, GL Corps, The Flash: Flashpoint, and Batgirl.
Speaking of Flashpoint, Jeffery Dean Morgan, who played Thomas Wayne, in BVS, tweeted a picture of himself and Laura Cohan, Dean’s Walking Dead and BVS costar (she played Martha Wayne), just after the announcement, teasing fans about possible involvement.
If you watched the newest Justice League Trailer (we’ve linked it twice now so you have no reason not to), you heard Steppenwolf mention “No lanterns” on Earth (around the 1:36 mark), which, for those of you keeping score at home, counts as the first time the Green Lantern Corps have been referred to in the DCEU.
Additional DCEU reveals included tidbits that Robin, the boy wonder, will be appearing in the standalone Batgirl movie, and that Ocean Master will be the villian in the upcoming Aquaman film, post Justice League.
DC’s Chief Creative Officer was on hand at comic con to talk about new TV series Krypton. Johns revealed that the new series will also take place in both the present and past.
If you are as excited about DC Dark Nights, you enjoyed hearing more at the DC’s Dark Matter Panel. Here’s the breakdown of the panel.
Additionally, after wrapping up DKIII - The Master Race, earlier this year, it DC announced that Frank Miller would be doing a Superman Year One style story. More coverage here.
We also got some DC Animated Film news. Alongside confirmation of Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, and announcement of Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (the first Animated film set within the DC Cinematic Universe) DC animation announced animated adaptations of the Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen storylines in a more honest adaptation, than the previously released animated Death of Superman animated film.
Check out The Beat’s Coverage of The Warner Brothers Hall H Panel where we also learn more about the new Blade Runner Sequel, and get a recap of the Aquaman footage that was shown.
Marvel Studio showed up in full force on Saturday at Comic Con. One of the biggest highlights was showing off a new Thor Ragnarok Trailer. You Can watch it here.
During Fox’s panel covering both Legion and the new series GIFTED, Legion showrunner Noah Hawley let loose that he was already at work on development for a Dr Doom Movie. You can read more about it at the Hollywood Reporter.
Speaking of Gifted, during SDCC a trailer was released for the upcoming TV series set loosely in the X-Men universe. Watch on Youtube here.
If you’re an X-men fan, you might be happy to learn Marvel is going to try to condense the near 60 year history of the team into a 6 issue mini-series. Every chapter of the six-part series will condense a decades’ worth of X-Men lore into a single issue. X-Men: Grand Design by Ed Piskor will arrive in comic book stores this December.
In more comic news, Marvel announced a new ongoing Thanos series. The publisher revealed plans for the new series from the God Country creative team of scribe Donny Cates (Redneck) and Geoff Shaw (The Paybacks).
The Black Panther cast showed up in a big way at the Marvel Panel to talk about the Film. Although no new trailer was show a new poster for the film was released that you can view in all it’s epicness here.
Marvel Television's Runaways series will be debuting earlier than expected. Originally announced with a 2018 debut date for Hulu, the live-action series is now scheduled to debut Tuesday, November 21 with a ten-episode first season.
It also got announced that a couple of DC alums have hoped on the Marvel Train. Michelle Pfipher (who played Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns) has been cast as the original Wasp in Marvel’s upcoming Ant-man sequel. Pfipher will also be joined by Lawerence Fishburne (who is also Perry White in the DC Cinematic Universe) as Bill Foster, a scientist who worked alongside Hank Pym before becoming Giant Man.
Along with all the other announcements,, more was shared about the upcoming Captain Marvel film. At SDCC it was revealed that the the movie will be partly set in 90’s, will also feature Nick Fury, and involve the Skrulls.
While there was no Episode 8 panel in Hall H, this year, there was some Star Wars News. Fans of Timothy Zahn’s Character Thrawn, who was the main villain in Season 3 of Star Wars: Rebels will be getting his own limited series from Marvel Comics in February.
Oh, and lest you think we forgot to mention it: footage from Avengers Infinity War was shown on Saturday at SDCC (similar to the footage that was shown at the D23 convention) and then was leaked online ( the footage seems to continue to be taken down ). There’s a lot to take in even with the poor quality. You can read a description of the footage here.
Other Cool Geek News
The Eisners are basically the Oscar’s of the Comic Book world and are held every year during Comic-Con. Here’s a full list of the nominees as well the Eisner Winners.
The much anticipated adaptation of Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One” got its first trailer at Comic Con. Steven Spielberg unveiled the first look at the film in Hall H on Saturday, and the filmmaker promised that the Iron Giant is a "real major player" in the sci-fi adaptation.
We don’t know if you’re love Netflix’s new Voltron Legendary defender as much as we do, but it sure seems like Comic Con does. At a panel discussing the show and the upcoming season, the creative team explained the motivation behind the new villain, hinted at the return of key character and answered questions from fans.
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Posted on August 06, 2017
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