Prutha S. Patel (@PSPatel)
San Diego Comic Con (July 19-22nd) 2018 is right around the corner and it’s time to talk about things we’re psyched about! Heavy hitters like the Marvel films, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Westworld may be among those sitting out this year’s SDCC, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of other action surrounding this week of pure geek joy unLEASHED!
Warner Bros. Television
What’s always great about the Warner Bros. SDCC line up is that it not only includes a great share of comic book related content but other non-comic book content as well! This year’s television schedule combines staples like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Krypton and Riverdale, with a focus on new additions like Castle Rock (Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Melani Lynskey), Manifest (Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas), Legacies (Danielle Rose Russell, Matthew Davis) among others. Full list here.
As mentioned, Marvel’s films unlike years of past, will not have a true Hall H presence at this year’s SDCC, but luckily for attendees, Marvel IS bringing many of their TV content to the Con. Among those scheduled for SDCC are Agents of SHIELD (ABC), Iron Fist (Netflix), Legion (FX), The Gifted (Fox) and Cloak & Dagger (Freeform). Joining this line up is also the upcoming Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, an animated feature set to have SHIELD’s Chloe Bennet pulling double duty as Daisy Johnson/Quake. The excitement is REAL for this one, true believers. It’ll be the first time we get to see heroes like Spider-Gwen (Dove Cameron), Inferno (Tyler Posey), Ms. Marvel (Kathreen Khavari), America Chavez (Cierra Ramirez), Squirrel Girl (Milana Vayntrub), Patriot (Kamil McFadden) AND Captain Marvel (Kim Raver) together onscreen! Animated, but ONSCREEN.
(One thing I wish we’d find out more on? Runaways (Hulu) season 2! Will update upon any potential incoming news.)
Sony: Spider-Verse/All things Spidey!
As a bit of a side note, it took all of 8 seconds to score a jaw drop upon my first viewing of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse trailer. The animation in the trailer itself was gorgeous! I truly cannot wait for the new footage likely to be released when Sony makes their Hall H presentation this year! Alongside Into the Spider-Verse, Venom himself, Tom Hardy, is also scheduled to appear and likely to “scare” up some noise too.
DC Comics films: Aquaman, Wonder Woman 1984, Shazam!
James Wan confirmed on twitter that the trailer for the anticipated Aquaman (Jason Momoa) film will in fact debut at SDCC. This, alongside the awesome photos released by Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot for Wonder Woman 1984, I also can’t help but wonder what DC has up their sleeve for Shazam tidbits as well! It’s likely a safe bet to expect stars like Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine to be in attendance, but with Shazam not that far off, it’d be so fun to see a poster featuring Zachary Levi. (In. His. Suit.) And a teaser trailer. Of course.
Universal + Blumhouse: Halloween, Glass
Ok, post-Halloween trailer me was a giddily joyful version of me. Slightly creepy, it’s been noted. Anything on the new Halloween (what are we calling this? Ret-con doesn’t seem totally out of the question, maybe?) film would definitely be great. If Jamie Lee Curtis is excited, horror fans should be too! On the other hand, however, one title I coulddd actually go without learning more about is M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass! At first glance it seems like one of those film that could actually get away with not telling us ANYTHING about it and still bring in the eyes.
(NCBUniversal) Syfy: The Magicians, Wynonna Earp, Van Helsing, Nightflyers, Deadly Class
Can always rely on good ol' Syfy to bring on the science fiction goodies in general. This year's scheduling includes The Magicians, Wynonna Earp (S3 premieres this month and I fully want S4, S5...basicallyyy, keep them coming), Van Helsing, Nightflyers (George RR Martin's highly anticipated new show, you guys), and Deadly Class.
Disney: Christopher Robin, Wreck-It-Ralph 2, Mary Poppins Returns, Dumbo, The Lion King
Speaking of trailers, Wreck-It-Ralph 2’s meeting of the princesses is without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable things, I think most would agree, any Disney fan has ever been able to see. Cinderella did NOT come to PLAY with her shattered glass slipper. Talk about unexpected! Although uncertain whether any of the above Disney titles will have a true presence at SDCC, it's likely we’ll be seeing SDCC exclusive merch and perhaps some marketing materials pop up at the Con. Definitely on the list of things I’d love to find out more about in the coming weeks/months!
More and more casting news have been announced for HBO’s Watchmen and although we won't see anything new for the show out of SDCC, it IS already on our list for 2019. That’s for sure.
[This list may be undergoing updates and changes in the weeks leading up to SDCC.]
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Attending SDCC? There’s definitely no shortage of things to be stoked for, let us know on social media what YOU’RE excited for too!