San Diego Comic-Con 2019 has come to an end, but we’ve consolidated a modest handful of our favorite nerdy news and reveals. We’ll go into a few details, but hey, take a look at this handy list of nearly all the major trailers from SDCC, including The Witcher, Cats, Watchmen, The Dark Crystal, The Expanse, The Walking Dead season 10, His Dark Materials, and a new Top Gun.
Not your cup o’ joe? How about some high geek pageantry from SDCC’s world class cosplay.
In addition to releasing a lengthier trailer, the Star Trek panel in Hall H gave us some new reveals about the upcoming Picard series. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Executive Producer Michael Chabon, (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) spoke about some of the other veteran Star Trek cast members that were involved in the new show, including Jonathan Frakes taking on some directing duties (at least two episodes), and that Brent Spiner (Data) and Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troy), and Jery Ryan (Seven of Nine) will be reprising their roles.
Marvel’s MCU Phase 4 plans are many and varied, with exciting upcoming films — like, you know… Blade is back!! Well, sort of. Mahershala Ali will be stepping into Snipes’ vampire kickin’ boots. Hey, what happened to Wesley Snipes? He was awesome! Maybe it has something to do with past creative differences. They also revealed more Thor 4 (with Natalie Portman as the goddess of thunder), Doc Strange 2 and a spinner rack of new TV series in support of Disney Plus. like the upcoming Loki series, a Hawkeye series, and an Eternals series with Angelina Jolie. Plans are also in the works for the X-Men to rejoin the MCU.
DC Universe, the DC Comics streaming network, had some new series to hype, and confirmed that several shows would be returning, including reveals for Young Justice (it’s renewed for season 4 and also it’s probably the best animated superhero series of all time — next to classic Superfriends, naturally), and Titans. Not only is Doom Patrol Season Two heading back to DC Universe (featuring Alan Tudyk, one of our favorite actors), it will also air on HBO Max – hey-hey, another streaming service! They also went full on mature content with a new Harely Quinn violent animated comedy series. Huh. Here’s a link to the trailer, and did we mention it’s NSFW?
Marvel also has some exciting new games on the horizon, including this Iron Man VR game.
Also in games, some time in one of your alternate futures, you may be playing the BBC’s Doctor Who VR game for Oculus Rift, PSVR, HTC Vive and Vive Cosmos, but apparently not the recently awesome Oculus Quest.
Amazon’s show The Boys (based on Garth Enniss’s comic series that put the “graphic” in graphic novels) did some kind of interactive theater performance. Also thanks to Amazon, we’ll be venturing deeper into our own solar system with The Expanse season 4 premiering on December 2019. Did you know Amazon is working on a spinoff Lord of the Rings series? Yeah, well, did you ALSO know they didn’t talk about it much at SDCC?
There were of course many exciting announcements from the comic industry, which were of course eclipsed by Hollywood, and the same has of course happened to them again in this shameful blog post. But hey, we’re really excited about DC’s line of vibrant middlegrade ogns. Wondering how to get your kids hooked on comics? This seems like a great place to start.
A bunch of talented jerks won Eisners, but we’re not jealous.
Celebrating the 35th anniversary of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, here’s co-Creator Kevin Eastman speaking about what the future has in store. Sounds like he’s ready to do a mature-themed TMNT series more aligned with the original comics. All of the original fans are well north of 30 by now. Is this something you’d like to see?
HEY!!! We missed a TON of great news! You should probably tell us all about it in the comments!