The nerd paradise known as Comic-Con has finally opened its doors for its 2018 event. Flocked by nerds of all hues and legions of fans, the annual celebration of apex geekdom is choc-a-bloc with the latest updates and announcements from major movie studios and independent publishers. From upcoming trailers of movies and TV shows, to toys, collectibles, books, and costumes, the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2018 has plenty to offer for all junkies of pop culture. Let’s see what has been on the menu so far!
Star Wars ‘The Clone Wars’ Set to Return
LucasAnimation’s The Clone Wars ended in 2013, with nary a word of what lay is store for the series next. Fans didn’t give up hope though and tweeted #SaveCloneWars incessantly at Star Wars animation head Dave Filoni. So no wonder that Filoni was met with standing ovation at SDCC 2018 when he announced #CloneWarsSaved. The series is set to return with 12 new episodes on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
Predator vs Predator
— 20th Century Studios (@20thcentury) July 19, 2018
The famed Hall H of CComic-Con kicked off things in style with the panel for science fiction reboot ‘The Predator’, which included Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Keegan Michael-Key, Thomas Jane, and Trevante Rhodes, as well as director Shane Black. The trailer featured some intense predator vs predator action, so we are keen to see how the story pans out in the final product.
Andrew Lincoln’s Exit from The Walking Dead is Official
“This will be my last season on the show. We’re so proud of the work that we’ve done this season. My relationship with Mr Grimes is far from over.” – Andrew Lincoln on Rick’s fate on #TheWalkingDead pic.twitter.com/8c0hv354u8
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) July 20, 2018
After two months of the news surfacing about Andrew Lincoln’s exit from The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes has himself made it official. Sad, but let’s hope they give him a fitting end.
Jodie Whitaker’s Doctor Who Trailer Revealed
The first teaser footage for Season 11 of Doctor Who debuted at Comic Con 2018. Featuring a female Doctor Who (played by Jodie Whitaker) for the first time in the history of the show, the trailer promises ‘new friends, new worlds, and new times.
First Trailer Drops For George RR Martin’s Nightflyers
George RR Martin’s creepy space story, described as ‘Psycho in space’ has got a full-length trailer st SDCC 2018. The show will debut on Syfy network this fall.
Iron Fist Season 2 To Start Streaming From September 7
Despite receiving flak for its first season, Iron Fist is back for more in season 2. The portents of war threaten to disrupt order in the world, which Danny Rand is determined to stop.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly First Trailer Released
Dragon Ball Super: Broly heads to theatres in Japan this December, with the English dub scheduled to release in January 2019. The trailer confirms fan favorite Broly as part of the Dragon Ball canon, and can be seen beating the living daylights out of Goku, Vegeta and even Frieza. Broly’s gigantic Super Saiyan form also looks incredible, compared to the other Saiyans, who look tiny even in their peak Super Saiyan Blue forms.
Stargirl TV Series Announced For DC
— DC (@DCComics) July 19, 2018
A live-action adaptation of teen superhero Stargirl has been announced…and it will be coming to…read the next announcement.
DC Universe to Launch Streaming Service This Fall
DC Universe Streaming Service: $7.99 a Month, or $74.99 a Year if You Order Now https://t.co/TL3daePZw3
— Bleeding Cool (@bleedingcool) July 19, 2018
Competition to Netflix and Hulu has become even stronger with DC Universe announcing its own streaming service, slated to come online this fall. Probably compelled by competition dynamics (Disney’s streaming service is also expected to launch soon), DC will offer a multitude of animated and live-action content. The four live action TV series for the streaming app will be Titans, Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, and Stargirl, while the animated shows will be Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders.
Robin Says ‘Fuck Batman’ In DC’s Titans
Forget Teen Titans. DC’s live-action Titans features the same set of superheroes, but with a grim and darker take, made explicitly clear as Robin says ‘Fuck Batman’ before proceeding to bash up some street thugs. The trailer introduces us to the eponymous characters of Raven, Dick Grayson (who moonlights as Robin), Beast Boy, and Starfire. This ain’t your proverbial happy-go-lucky show revolving around superheroes but an ostensibly morbid one where characters muse about their darker sides.
Better Call Saul Heads Over Into Breaking Bad Territory
Following the shocking events of Season 3, Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman attempts to scheme and rebuild his law practice after it was revoked on felony charges. Season 4 will reveal how he builds his career and makes the transition into Saul Goodman, as the sinister trappings of the crime world continue to control the dynamics. According to show co-creator Vince Gilligan, the fourth season will catch up with the era of Breaking Bad. That means more Mike, Lydia, Gus ‘Los Pollos Hermanos’ Fring, and maybe Walter White and Jesse Pinkman as well?!
Unbreakable and Split Collide in Glass
Move over Marvel and DC, we have the Shyamalan-verse to make the superhero world more interesting. Bringing together the characters from Unbreakable and Split, Glass will see an epic clash between David Dunn (Bruce Willis), the multiple personalities of Kevin Crumb aka The Horde (played by James McAvoy) and the sinister titular character of Mr Glass, played to perfection by Samuel L. Jackson. What machinations will Mr Glass devise to disrupt world peace? We will know once the movie releases on January 18, 2019!