Thanks to io9’s Charles Pullian-Moore for writing such great reviews of the convention, I felt like I was there. Also, the studios releasing the trailers pretty quickly, helped too.
I’m going to post links to the days and trailers and offer my opinions on what I thought about what I found interesting.
Noah Hawley, of the incredible Legion show fame (and even more fame with Fargo) is going to bring Doctor Doom to theaters. I imagine the Fantastic Four, or at the very least, Reed Richards, will appear in the film. I still say that a West Wing style Doctor Doom show (or film) could be very good. Maybe he’ll cast Rachel Keller in some role for this. Legion Season Two will be ten episodes, as opposed to eight episodes, which I’m all for.
Batman 32 will have Catwoman’s response to Batman’s wedding proposal. I’m all for these two getting married. I want more heroes to be married and have children. I’m married and I have a child, and my life is so much better now.
I wish the Ninja Ghostbuster Turtles didn’t have the hair, how much better would that have looked? I do love the concept of mixing these two franchises together, in toy form. I just don’t think they needed the extra step.
The Defenders trailer came out!
Thanks to Netflix for hosting their own trailer.
This looks like so much fun! We are almost done with Daredevil Season Two and still have Luke Cage and Iron Fist to watch, so it’ll be a while before we’re ready for this.
Misty Knight, from Luke Cage, will be coming over to Iron Fist’s second season. That show has Colleen Wing already so let’s hope that we get a Daughters of the Dragon spinoff out of that! That’s all I really want. That and an official Heroes for Hire season of Luke Cage and Iron Fist together. I take it that, with the low reviews Iron Fist gets, that Luke Cage doesn’t appear in it. That’s what I’m guessing.
The new X-Men show, Gifted, got a trailer – a long trailer.
Thanks to Marvel Entertainment for hosting this trailer.
We just started Season Five of Person of Interest (the final season) and I’m glad I can go from that show to this show for my Amy Acker needs. She’s so great on that show. It has to be super awkward when Stephen Moyer leaves home for the set, right? Like, are they going to ask him to see if his lovely wife, Anna Paquin, can make an appearance? I keep having that through in regards to Carrie Preston’s appearances on Person of Interest. Like, they ask Michael Emerson if his lovely wife can come for a few episodes and she said, “sure, why not.”
I need to get Walker Dennis into Big Hero 6 but we don’t have Disney XD, so I’ll probably hold off on that, for now.
Todd MacFarlane, Kevin Smith and Blumhouse Productions is bringing Spawn to teathers, so MacFarlane’s like 20 year mission for a R-Rated Spawn film might be getting closer to becoming a reality.
Rob Bricken wrote the above article.
New Thor Ragnarok Trailer!
Thanks to Marvel Entertainment for hosting this trailer.
So much love for this trailer! What I enjoyed the most was hearing Hulk talk! That’s character development! They are both like fire, Hulk is raging fire and Thor is more like a smoldering fire. So incredible! It makes sense that Mark Ruffalo is in this but I thought there might be a chance where he wasn’t going to be in the film.
Still no Black Panther trailer nor Infinity Wars trailers! I was really hoping for that Infinity War trailer, that’s what made me keep checking out YouTube around 10 at night, each night this weekend.
Not thrilled that Captain Marvel is taking place in the 90s, thus pre-Iron Man. So they are going to have to age her for Infinity War or put Brie Larson in ice to explain the lack of aging? That seems silly. I like a two-eyed Nick Fury in this (he’s definitely losing one of those!) and the Skulls being in this. I wonder what FOX got so that Marvel could get the Fantastic Four alien race? The article implies that it is a “shared custody” issue like Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Oh man! Michele Pfeiffer is going to be Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp! We have to get footage of her in any sort of Wasp uniform, that would be incredible! We never got a good or proper shot of Michael Douglas as old school Ant Man, right? They won’t make that mistake with Pfeiffer, that’s for sure. Oh, and Laurence Fishburne is the Ant Man and Wasp film as Bill Foster. Good thing Marvel already made Civil War.
The Justice League trailer came out!
Thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures for hosting the video.
JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, I can get behind that! I like the Flash not getting the memo on disappearing at the dramatic act break of a conversation. Still not loving that costume. Looking at the Wikipedia page for the film –
William Dafoe is an adviser to Aquaman! That’s two Raimi Spider-Man cast members in this film!
Amy Adams will be in this too! I did like the ending “non-reveal” of who Gordon is talking to. That’s a nice touch.
The Flash film is set to adapt Flashpoint, which seems pretty lofty for two hours. Also, so odd to not just use the CW shows’ cast members if storylines are already going to be recycled. Feels like a mess already in the making.
I’m excited about Batman by Gaslight being adapted for an animated film. Seems fast, but they are going full two films like Dark Knight Returns with Death and Return of Superman. I liked Doomsday but if they want to expand it, I’m all for that too. So much was left out of that first attempt. Though Louise Simonson’s story still brings a slight tear to my eye.
Thanks to gameraspinning for hosting this video.
It really made me think about Ma Kent during that storyline, like I’ve never given it much thought before. I want more creator retrospectives on these DVD releases or just plain documentaries. I would watch those so hard!
I still need to read Ready Player One
Thanks to Movieclips Trailers for hosting that video!
They were nice enough to leave a comment about the Easter eggs:
Deadpool/Harley :34, Iron Giant :45, Freddy 1:00, Duke Nukem 1:01, DeLorean 1:43, Ben Mendelsohn 1:48
I caught the Iron Giant cameo, on my own and that was Deadpool and Harley Quinn, so that’s cool. I should read the book. I know Rob and Brian with the Uncanny X-Cast loved the book and my friend, Ben Tiller, liked it too.
Flash Season Four trailer!
Thanks to The CW Television Network for hosting this trailer.
So what type of Nega-Barry is going to show up? I like them handling Iris having to deal with losing her fiance. Caitlin having a larger role, is nice too. I keep wanting to watch the Arrow one but I don’t want spoilers as I heard that season finale got intense.
Supergirl Season Three Trailer!
Thanks again to The CW Television Network for hosting this trailer!
Kara Danvers : No More!
Here is the CBR article that I read after the season two finale to help explain who that was at the end of that episode –
I’m not familiar with Reign, at all.
I like Adrian Pasdar being in this, he was one of my favorites in Heroes and Agents of SHIELD. We’re getting some DC and Marvel two-timers going on here.
The Krypton trailer didn’t reveal much. Still an odd concept for the show, that I thought for sure would just fade away. Is Syfy Channel still a thing? It’ll be like if Gotham featured Thomas Wayne’s college years, for how far removed this is.
Riverdale Season 2 trailer.
Thanks to Entertainment Tonight for hosting this trailer. Seems like an odd choice though.
I’m so pumped for this show to return, that it is crazy!
Strangers Things 2 trailer.
Thanks to Netflix for hosting this video!
There are going to be lots of people super tired on Wednesday, November 1! I know I’m already tempted to take that day to recover.
Star Trek Discovery trailer.
Thanks to Star Trek for hosting their own video.
This show looks like it is going to be pretty awesome! I wish it wasn’t going to look that great, as it doesn’t feel like it leads into The Original Series, as it takes place ten years prior to their first mission. What happens wherein Starfleet goes so retro? At least Jonathan Archer and his Enterprise stories are still in continuity – that’s what really matters. I’m still hoping that we get plenty of Jason Isaacs as the Captain, it feels weird to not have a Captain-Centric Trek series. It reminds me of what the original plan for the West Wing was, but then Martin Sheen committed to more episodes and we got the terrific show that we got.
Thanks to FOX for hosting this video.
I was luke warm on the concept of this show, it could be fantastic like Galaxy Quest, or some show that would be a footnote in Star Trek parodies. This looks like Seth McFarlane having a lot of fun and now I’m looking forward to this. I didn’t realize Seth and Todd spelled their last names the same.
Here are the Eisner Awards Winners –
I’m so out of touch that I don’t recognize any of the projects, outside of character names but I do know creators still. Which is nice. Even nicer is Jill Thompson winning two awards! Saga is still popular. Todd Klein (no relation) is still slaying it with lettering. I bet that Chip Zardsky Jughead series is pretty fun. I do like The AV Club, I don’t go there as often as I probably should.
I’m super interested in Ed Piskor’s X-Men : Grand Design, especially as Kitty Pryde would definitely be present for that! Lockheed and Magik too! 30 Years of X-Men, Uncanny X-Men 1 through Uncanny X-Men 280, condensed into 300 pages. Sign me up!
Harley Quinn Day is replacing Batman Day, September 23, this year. Which seems pretty dumb to me. Is she really that popular of a character? I mean, I like her, and I’ve heard she is DC’s Deadpool but this blows my mind. The character turns 25 this year, so I guess it is an anniversary year for her.
Charles Pulliam-Moore is back at the writer of the article.
The Doctor Who Christmas 2017 Trailer!
Thanks to Doctor Who for hosting this video!
I love this concept so much! From the casting of it to the general overall feeling of the trailer itself. The article states that Mark Gatiss is not portraying Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, as that’s who I thought he was playing. He’s a World War I Captain, which I wouldn’t have noticed on my own. Should be a great time! I still haven’t watched any additional Doctor Who since my last post on the topic. I need to get caught up! David Bradley is the modern day William Hartnell!
This is the Avengers Infinity Poster –
That is beautiful!
Ryan Meinerding is the painter of that poster. He’s the current Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development.
So sales are down for both Marvel and DC. That’s pretty interesting. I imagine the closing of stores like Hastings, probably plays some part in that, as I know it took me out of the game.
Frank Miller is giving Superman the Year One treatment. Not sure if that’s necessary.
DC is making their own Fantastic Four title!
The Terrifics is a bit on the nose, sure—Plastic Man’s got Reed’s stretch abilities, Phantom Girl can go intangible and phase through objects like Sue, Metamorpho has the same sort of appearance issues that have plagued Ben Grimm over the years—but hey.
Mr. Terrific is the Human Torch, I guess? I’m all for Phantom Girl having a larger role in the DCU, outside of the Legion of Superheroes.
Such a fun concept!
It really reminds me of when DC released their “Invasion” trade and wrote “Secret No More” on the cover – poking fun of then Marvel’s current Secret Invasion storyline. I miss that fun rivalry.
I’m sure I’m missing a bunch of stuff and YouTube hasn’t presented me with any panel coverage like they did last year. I guess I can look up which panels happened this year and see if any footage found its way onto YouTube but I feel like I got the larger pieces of news.
If anyone has anything I should look at, please let me know!
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I went looking for some comic news, on my own, and found Newsarama’s X-Men Inhumans ResurrXion panel coverage –
No Kitty Pryde references and no additional article about the art from that panel. I’m just feeling more and more disconnected with comics.