Brodie’s Favorite Trailers and News Out of Comic Con
I love San Diego Comic Con because it's like nerd Christmas. We get all sorts of announcements on comic books, TV shows, movies, video games, and so much more. I just spend the whole weekend hitting refresh on my feeds to make sure I don't miss anything. These were my favorite SDCC announcements and reveals.
1 - Buffy Reboot
The only non-trailer on the list is actually my favorite thing to come out of Comic-Con. We're getting a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from franchise creator Joss Whedon. So this just isn't any old "reboot cash grab." Whedon has been wanting to revisit this franchise for a long time, and now feels like a good time to do it. Now, this news does come from 20th Century Fox Television, and with the pending sale of Fox assets to Disney, I don't know how this will play out, but color me cautiously optimistic.
2 - DCEU
At long last, we got our first look at DC/WB's upcoming Aquaman, and I gotta say, it looks pretty damn good. Though, kind of Black Panthery. I'm definitely looking forward to Jason Momoa and James Wan's take on Aquaman in December, and then in April, we'll get Shazam!, starring Zachary Levi as the adult superhero alter ego of 10 year old orphan Billy Bastion. Both films look like a hell of a lot of fun, the perfect antidote to the grim, dour Batman vs Superman and Justice League.
3 - Arrowverse
The entire DC-CW lineup showed up in force at Comic Con, with teaser trailers from Arrow featuring Oliver in jail, The Flash reeling from that surprise reveal in the finale, Supergirl, John Constantine joining DC's Legends of Tomorrow, a new menace for Freeland in Black Lightning, but the highlight was the Heroes and Villains tease for the upcoming Batwoman series, and the character will make her debut in the December Arrowverse Crossover Event.
4 - Star Trek: Discovery
Part of me is still a little wary of Star Trek cannibalizing the past for Discovery, which takes place a decade before the adventures of Kirk, Spock and crew from The Original Series, when the franchise really needs to look into its own future, the post-Voyager future. That being said, the first season of Discovery was fascinating, and I'm intrigued by how they'll fold it into the established canon of the original series, especially with bringing in Christopher Pike (captain of the Enterprise just before Kirk).
5 - Glass
First off, Unbreakable is M. Night Shayamalan's best film. The Sixth Sense is great, don't get me wrong, but Unbreakable is better. And Split from a few years ago was surprisingly good. So when they announced they'd be merging the two films into one sequel to both, that they exist in a shared universe, I was excited, and now we have our first look at that team up. I can't wait!
Honorable mention: New trailers for The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead; trailer for Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindewald