Comic Con went on this weekend, and there was so much that happened! If you are a nerd, this is one of the biggest highlights of the year! Although I couldn’t be there, I have been watching on YouTube! Someday, I will go to Comic Con, but in the meantime, I have to get my fix via the web. There are so many interesting things that have been going on and it is a great weekend to be a nerd! Comic Con is a very big time to celebrate the nerdy things in life, and get to see many trailers for upcoming movies and events. Here are my top 5 favorite things that we have been able to learn so far!
- Doctor Who:
Doctor Who had a very powerful and emotional panel. It shows why Peter Capaldi is the Doctor, and how they have never made a wrong casting choice when it comes to that role. Peter Capaldi got a standing ovation, and just like the classy person that he is, he turned it around and praised the entire cast and crew. The other best part of the panel was Steven Moffat setting the record straight about the casting of Jodie Whittaker. The response for her casting has been overwhelmingly positive, and the reporters are only focusing on internet trolls. We also got a very exciting trailer for Christmas that has both the 1st and 12th Doctor, along with Bill! This is like a mini 50th anniversary to send off both Peter and Steven, and introduce Jodie. It’s bitter sweet because we are losing one of the best Doctors to ever grace our screens, but we will carry on to the next. Comic Con also has many Doctor Who cast members there for other projects such as David Tennat, Karen Gillian, and John Borrowman. Take a look at the trailer and get excited for Christmas! Doctor Who Christmas Special 2017
2. Thor Ragnarock:
We also got to see a brand new trailer for the new Thor movie that comes out in November. This is something I am really looking forward to. I am a huge fan of the stand alone Thor movies, and I love to see what they are doing. It looks very exciting! We get to see more of Thor and the Hulk, as well as more Loki. You can never go wrong with Loki! This movie will take place right before the events of Infinity War. There is a rumor that Doctor Strange will make a cameo as he did in the comics. I love how this whole movie looks like an 80’s video game on steroids. I can’t wait to see this movie! Here is the 2nd trailer! Thor Ragnarok 2nd Trailer
3. Justice League and DC Comics:
Nothing like a little bit of Superhero mega team to get you hyped. Following off the footsteps of the best DC movie ever made, Wonder Woman, Justice League looks like it is going to be bad ass! I mean, when Aqua Man looks like he can kick Batman’s butt, you know it’s going to be a great movie! One of the biggest things that we have learned during their Comic Con panel is that Ben Afflack is not going to step down as Batman even though that has been reported that he will. Time will tell, but in the meantime, we will enjoy what we get to see. They have pushed back the move, The Batman, and are going forward with a few other movies instead. No official word as of now if we are going to get a Harley Quin Movie. Aqua man’s stand alone film will not be out until 2018, but this looks like it could be the most interesting take of this character to date. Here is the extended sneak peak of the Justice League: Justice League: Comic Con Trailer
4. The Defenders:
Comic Con gave us a second, longer trailer for The Defenders, which will be on Netflix. We get to see a lot more of the team of Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil forming a team and fighting. We also see Electra has been brought back to life, and is being trained to fight against The Defenders. The reason I am very excited for this show, is because it is a gritter version of The Avengers. Plus, I am one of the few people who was a fan of the Iron Fist show on Netflix, and am excited that they announced a second season. We see that many of the characters from each of these shows, will also being making a cameo in the series, which is nice to see there them living and interacting in the same universe. There will also be a second season of Jessica Jones, but it is unknown if Luke Cage will be back for a second season. Daredevil is wildly popular, and I am sure a new season will be announced soon. Take a look at the trailer from Comic Con: The Defenders
5. Round Ups:
Here are a few round ups of several other things that happened during Comic Con that I am very excited about. I couldn’t pick just one, so here is a recap. Wonder Woman will have a sequel. This isn’t a surprise, but it is nice to get real confirmation that a second movie is coming. Supernatural starts it’s 13th season this year, and it looks like we haven’t seen the last of Cas or Crowly. There will also have a spin-off. River Dale released a blooper reel which I haven’t seen yet, and some teasers about season 2. Black Panther released an extend trailer.Game of Thrones had an extended trailer that had a few more unseen footage added on to things we have seen already. The new X-Men show called The Fifted had a second trailer released. That will be on FX The Inhumans also released a trailer, which will be on ABC. There was also some poster art released for Antman and The Wasp.
I was heartbroken to find out that Nerd HQ was not able to make it to Comic Con this year. If you aren’t sure what Nerd HQ is, it is a company ran by Zack Levi and a whole bunch of amazing and nerdy, crew. Every year they have the fan based panels after Comic Con. It’s like the very fun after party with a huge mixture of panels that you wouldn’t see anywhere else. They have mystery guests, mystery panels, and they are the only place that does, The Bad Ass Women panels that feature women from Film, TV, Writing, and other jobs in Entertainment. All the proceeds from the tickets sales and SWAG goes to Operation Smile! I remain hopeful for the next year because it just isn’t the same without Nerd HQ!
Here is one honorable mention that I didn’t put in the Top 5 list for a very good reason. Since they didn’t release anything official, there was a trailer for Infinity War. There were some people who filmed it on their phone, and posted on their page. Now, I don’t condone this sort of thing, but I get why people do this. Plus, I as a fan really wanted to see this stuff!! Since it was not an official release, I didn’t include it on the countdown. However, if you are curious, it is out there. I just won’t lead you on how to get there to see it. This would be in the number one slot if it was a public released trailer.
What do you think? What are you most excited about that is coming up in the world of comic pop culture? What’s your favorite trailer or news that came out of Comic Con so far this year? Leave your comments down below!
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