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What You Missed from Day 1 of #SDCC

From Fan favorites to new shows, look at the latest news, teasers, and trailers from Day 1 of San Diego Comic-Con 2018.

Doctor Who is back!

The panel was held today at San Diego Comic-Con and here are some of the highlights:

1. When Jodie, aka as the Doctor , entered the room…they knew she was the Doctor.
2. This Doctor is a pillar of hope and is in love with life and is full of joy.
3. New Doctor = New Screwdriver.
4. There will be no old fan favorites in the big baddies department. We will be seeing new creatures as this Doctor and her friends will be on new adventures on standalone adventures.

DC’s Titans:

That’s right! Dick Grayson said,”F!ck Batman.”

And that is how you break away from the pack…of DC TV shows.

There was no panel for this show, unfortunately. Also, in order to watch this foul-mouthed do-gooder and his crime-fighting friends, you will have to sign up to the DC streaming service.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars:

Are you ready for the resurrection of a fan favorite?

This was a welcome surprise. Unfortunately, in order to see this…you will have to sign up to the Disney streaming service.

Disenchantment:

Matt Groening, The Simpson & Futurama, goes way back. This will air on Netflix.

Nightflyers:

We have been told that by George R.R. Martin that this is “Psycho in space” and it looks like a nightmare scenario, indeed. This will air on Syfy.

Origin:

Yes, that is Tom Felton of Hogwarts fame, but let us digress. In Origin, a chilling new original series from the producers of The Crown & Lost, we meet a group of troubled passengers as they wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space. Each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet, they’re desperate to survive at all costs. But as their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – might actually be within their midst… This will air on YouTube.

Some news to make note of:

  1. It was confirmed that this will be Andrew Lincoln’s last season on the Walking Dead.
  2. Greg Berlanti is going to develop a Batwoman series for TV. This character will be introduced in December cross-over event. Does that mean that we will eventually meet the Caped Crusader and his little sidekick?
  3.  Earlier this year, we learned that Geoff Johns resigned as DC’s Chief Creative Officer so he could pursue writing and producing. Well, we learned that he will be working on the new Stargirl series that Greg Berlanti will be the executive producer  of with Geoff Johns for the DC streaming service. It will air in 2019 and consist of 13 episodes. Do we even need cable anymore?
  4. Fans of Marvel’s Iron Fist show, that airs on Netflix, prepare yourselves. The bad guy for the upcoming season:                                                  Star Wars The Clone Wars

The Daughters of the Dragon, Misty and Colleen, would unite in season 2, which will premiere on September 7th.

5. Casting News: DeadPool 2’s Zazie Beetz ( the very lucky Domino) has joined Joaquin Phoenix in his turn as Joker. With Andrew Lincoln going off into sunset, the Walking Dead is adding to its roster with the additions of Fantastic Beast’s Dan Fogler and Into the Badlands’ Eleanor Matsuura for the 9th season. This will be an interesting transition…I am still not happy about Glenn’s passing…and do not get me started on Carl.

We will keep you posted on whatever catches our eye this weekend!

Superhero Scoop: Season 2 Trailer of Iron Fist and What’s Up with Pennyworth?

Yep! There is the outfit we all know and love from the comics!

The trailer is much darker in tone, which is interesting because Danny has typically embraced a much lighter in tone persona. This is a guy who looks like he regrets getting the Iron Fist. But, since he has it, his ultimate goal is to try to just keep the mean streets of New York City peaceful. His main obstacles in this second season are:

  1. Davos, who is hell-bent on getting the Iron Fist power back. Especially after seeing what happened to Kunlun.
  2. The Meachums. We saw Joy in the trailer and it will be interesting to see her plot line play out. We also know that Ward will be in the second season.

Luckily for Colleen and Danny, they have Misty to aid them in their plight.

We learned a few months ago that Bruce Wayne’s Father Figure/Butler will be getting his own show on EPIX. Pennyworth will get a 10 episode order and we just learned that they will begin filming the much-anticipated show in the fall. The show will tell the story of the beloved DC character during the 1960s, when he is a former special-forces officer living in London and working for Thomas Wayne.

No casting news…yet.

Photo by Lena Orwig on Unsplash

From Book to the TV: TNT is Giving Us More of The Alienist!!!!

This was possibly one of the best shows of the 2017-2018 TV season!

THR stated that the second installment of the limited series will be called “The Angel of Darkness and will reunite cast members Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning.”

If the series follows the second installment in Caleb Carr’s book series, it will start about a year after the original story. This time, a distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara for help, so the team reunites to help find her kidnapped infant daughter. Due to the political climate of the time, Spanish-American War, there are obstacles to deal with. However, the biggest shock is who the team believes is their prime suspect.

I am not going to tell you who that is, but I do suggest that you pick up the book of the same title as the show’s second run or wait patiently for the series to air.

Caity Lotz Gives Us a Hint About the New Season of The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow

Not a lot has been divulged about the upcoming season of Legends of Tomorrow, but we continue to be fed hints…

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Between that poster from the X-Files and the trailer from San Diego Comic Con:

The theme of teamwork when confronting danger and the absurd will continue to be the foundation of the show. But, with the addition of magical creatures and Constantine, It seems like this show will up the ante of being the fun show on The CW.

Ian Somerhalder Gives His Fans a Sneak Peek of His New Show, V-Wars

The Vampire Diaries‘ Ian Somerhalder has given us a sneak peek of his character in the  new series, V-Wars, which will air in 2019 on Netflix.

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V-Wars is similar to World War Z as it is an anthology of first account tales from the front-line of the Vampire Wars. How did the Vampire Wars start? Well, this is not your typical supernatural tale, humanity is infected by a bacteria that is unearthed in an expedition in Antarctica.  Depending on a person’s heritage, an individual will evolve into different types of vampires. The first book in the series revolved around science and politics, while the later books are more horror-based.

When World War Z was adapted into a movie, they focused on a main character that showed you the enormity of the plague that impacted mankind. So, it will be interesting to see who will be that character that will make us want to follow this story. Will it be Somerhalder’s Dr. Luther Swann?

The rest of the cast is as follows:

  • Adrian Holmes as Michael Fayne
  • Jacky Lai as Kaylee Vo
  • Peter Outerbridge as Calix Nikos
  • Peter Breitkopf as Dez
  • Kimberly-Sue Murray as Danika

If you want to learn more about the world of V-Wars, look up V-Wars by Jonathan Maberry at your local library, book store, or via an on-line book store.

 

For Supernatural Fans…Mourning Wayward Sisters

If you are one of the people who were praying that Wayward Sisters was going to happen and then were crestfallen when that did not come to pass…this is for you:

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I think the problem here is that the fans wanted to see this group together, not show up separately on Supernatural and have their story lines neatly tied up.

Honestly, having a show that focuses on all the strong female characters in the Supernatural universe would have been amazing. Especially, in this present climate.

With that said, their schedule is full and to relegate it to an obscure time slot would do the show a disservice.

From Book to the Screen: Castle Rock Renewed and Nine Lives to be Made into a Movie

This summer, I have watched a few people watch Castle Rock and they have spent many an hour trying to figure out the story behind Kid and this town. It has been an entertaining experience and now they get a whole new season to stress themselves out over. THR stated that the new season may be a totally new mystery with a new cast.

Nine Lives by Ursula K. Le Guin is being adapted for a movie. The short story was originally published in 1968 in Playboy magazine. The story is about cloning and the concept of the self. Deadline stated that the story will be adapted by Tom Basden and Siri Rodnes. 

While book adaptations are fueling both TV and the Silver Screen, six-month bookstore sales are down 1%, please remember to support your local bookstores!