#SDCC Ends with Legion

Legion wrapped towards the end of the 17-18 TV season, so this panel was for more for those die hard fans who are still recovering from season 2.

When describing the trippy style of the the show, John Cameron told the audience, “When you get the script, and you’ve read it, you have to start to ask everyone on the cast and crew, ‘do you know what this is about?’ It takes a village…directors are told to bring their A game.” Trippy is an understatement.

We learnt that even the cast is confused as Navid Negahban, Shadow King, thanked the cast for helping him understand the show when he first joined the cast. “These guys already had the blueprint. I was just following their lead.”

While Dan Stevens acknowledged that the fans are rooting for the roller coaster of a love story that is David and Syd . “It’s the mark of a good story,” He stated. He also believes that Syd is mad that he ran off with Lenny. Rachel Keller is more interested in wanting to see Syd tackle something as big as being the hero, but she’d also like to see what she does, if she fails.

Aubrey Plaza believes that Lenny is just trying to get out there and live her best life. But she just got caught up in the middle of all this nonsense. Lenny is now a totally different character because Lenny died. She is playing a new version of Lenny.

In regards to David’s Ride or Die, Lenny, Aubrey Plaza

There were fun moments like when the cast was asked which superhero they would be and it is as follows:

  • Dan Stevens: “Batgirl.” <–I would pay to see this!
  • Rachel Keller: “Wolverine.”
  • Aubrey Plaza: “Joker”
  • Jean Smart: “Catwoman.”
  • Bill Irwin: “Noah Hawley.”
  • Amber Midthudner: “Violet from The Incredibles.” <–Awesome Choice!
  • Jeremie Harris: “Batman”
  • Navid Negahban: “Shazam.”

Bill Irwin pulled he choreography together for the dance sequence, which was nightmarish for Aubrey Plaza. We also learned that Bill wants the familial bond between him and and Amber Midthunder to continue. That sounded like a request to the writers.

On that point, Dan Stevens said that going to Comic-Con is the only way he gets information about the upcoming season on the show that he is working on.

If you have not seen this show, give it a chance.

 

 

 

Day 4 of #SDCC…

Supernatural:

Good news to the fans that were wanting the Wayward Sisters to be picked up by the CW or any network, Jodi Mills and other Wayward Sisters will return to the series, as well as Rowena.

But, there were some funny moments…

As soon as the show finished it’s last shot ever, he taking the impala. His exact words:

“When all is said and done and the show finally comes to an end, there’s a lot of things I’ll take with me. One thing is the car because they’ll call cut and you’ll see a dust cloud.”

Jared pitched a toga-filled episode for their 300th episode.

Not only did Misha being Voter Registration forms to the Con, but he also said that Jensen cowboy kink is now his kink.

The nice about this panel is that year in and year out…the actors acknowledge their fandom. This show and its fans are truly a family.

Riverdale:

We will leap ahead three months at the beginning of Season 3 and we will see Archie go on trial. That is where we will meet his archness for this season and that is…Ms. Wright (Penelope Ann Miller). Ms. Wright is the DA who wants to convict Archie for murder. Who will be helping Arch in his time of need, no other than the dynamic duo of Bughead, however they fully embrace their responsibility as the leaders of the Serpents. We will also get to see Bughead’s reaction to finding out about their parent’s relationship. Awkward! However, this whole debacle will cause a kink in Varcher land.

Toni (Vanessa Morgan, who is now a series regular) will find herself in a rivalry with former Pussycat Vocalist, Josie, due to Cheryl having once had a crush on Josie. Moose and Kevin are dating and even Reggie finds love in the new season. However, there will be a bigger focus on the friendships. So, we shall see B&V be buddies again, as well as Jug and Arch.

The highlight for me is that this may be the season where these kids actually concentrate on school!

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa stated the following:

“It’s junior year, it’s the first time they’re thinking of college and we’re going to try to infuse this season with a lot more high school stuff. We’re going to talk about the SATs, applying to colleges, advisers, extracurriculars, etc.”

This has been a big issue for me with these high-school-centric shows. No one really goes to class or studies? Finally!

As for fun episodes, we will see a flashback episode of the parents when they were younger and as expected, we will have another musical episode.

Casting-wise, they are currently looking for someone to be Edgar Never-Never — the leader of The Farm in Season 3. In the trailer, Polly is offering her twin babies to the cult, that should be interesting.

Also, Wynona Earp was renewed for another season.

 

 

What You Missed on Day 3 of #SDCC – #TheCW Edition and More…

Soooooo much happened yesterday…

Legacies:

Yes, this is the spin-off of The Originals, which is the spin-off of the The Vampire Diaries and Alaric is in it. But do not let that sway you from going on to the next chapter of the TVD-Universe.

Think of it more like Hogwarts…

Legacies follows Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Niklaus the Vampire and Hayley the Werewolf and she is also the related to a very powerful witch. She is called a tribird because of her lineage.

She ends up at the The Salvatore School of for the Young and Gifted. Yes…think of the X-Men, because in a way it is very similar. However, instead of mutants…we are dealing with magic.

These kids are kids and they suffer the same trials and tribulations of being a teenager, which is refreshing. Since almost all the vampires in the first two chapters of this  franchise….looked my age.

Hope is not alone, as we will see Alaric’s twin daughters in the school and we will also see Matt Donovan…and we will see Mystic Falls. It is up in the air if we will see anyone else from the past pop-up. Here’s hoping.

The Flash:

Parenthood came earlier than expected for our favorite crime-fighting couple. As Barry and Iris meet their daughter, Nora, from the future! We will also see The Flash Ring, along with some familiar and new faces…and Darth Vader?!?!?

Kidding aside, our new bad guy is called Ciada, Chris Klein and like all villains…he is a challenge to our hero.

But, the story of the little family proves to be interesting. Why? Well, Nora is super attached to her Dad and not to her Mom. That means something must have happened in the future for Nora to not want to me as chummy with her Mom.

Harry is back in a way, he will be called Sherlock Wells. That should be entertaining.

Barry is back at CSI, Iris is a journalist, Ralph will be a detective, Ralph and Cisco bond. Nora will use the jacket that Iris used. We’ll find out what drives Killer Frost to be Killer Frost.

The 100th episode will be aired this season and it will be directed by Tom Cavanaugh and it will also be the mid-season finale…so prepare yourselves.

Casting wise…there will be an LGBT character on the show and a younger version of the Rogues.

Arrow:

Inmate 4587 has been in jail for five months and he seems to be deadlier than ever, but he is trying to reel it in like Kung-Fu, the TV show. His city is being overrun by vigilantes…trying to fill the void of the Arrow. Everyone is in danger, but desperate times calls for desperate measures.

As the show has always been dark, it is even more darker this season. Felicity no longer wants to be a victim or have someone watching her back. Diggle is working at A.R.G.U.S. Dinah is fighting crime the legal way, as she is a cop. Curtis is just, “Chillin.” But, Rene feels that he has to pick up where Oliver left off, but then there is Roy who may be the Vigilante. Black Siren looks like the Mayor and she has outlawed vigilantism, you know that does not fly in this city.

We will see the Longbow Hunters aka Red Dart, Kodiak, and the Silencer…who will be played by Holly Elissa, Michael Jonsson, and Miranda Edwards. Red Dart is described as a ruthless and precise killer, Kodiak is a man who is a beast and uses brute force, and Silencer is a master of stealth.

William, Oliver’s son has the most interesting story arc this season.

Supergirl:

The trailer reminded me of the head space where Batman was at the beginning of Batman v. Superman. Where there wan an anti-alien agenda a foot.

Manchester Black, played by David Ajala, is the villain of the season. He is a telekinetic and the leader of the Elite.

Other new cast, we will see a trans superhero, played by Nicole Maines. They also have April Parker Jones as Colonel Haley.

There has been a lot of talk about Batwoman and there was a tease about Alex meeting Kate Kane, Batwoman, during the crossover.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow:

As this team evolves every year, we start the season at Woodstock in the summer of love, as this lovable crew are now considered fugitives.

In the new season, we get two new characters, that will join Matt Ryan (Constantine), Jes Macallan (Ava Sharpe), and Courtney Ford (Nora Darhk)as series regulars:

Ramona Young joined the cast to play Alaska Yu and Tom Wilson is playing Nate’s Dad, Hank Heywood.

Black Lightning:

The characters we’ve come to know over the course of one season is trying to stay together as a family, as everything around them is threatening to pull them apart.

Jordan Calloway, Khalil Payne, his now a series regular for Season 2.

Tobias Whale ass a new level of power and he gets tested.

Robert Townsend and Bill Duke are playing new characters on the show.

And here is the trailer for Roswell, NM:

The Gifted:

There is a time jump and a new location in season 2 of the Fox Marvel show. We may see Reed display some powers this season as the show confronts discrimination.

Polaris is still severely pregnant and the repercussions of that on her powers, and then there is the Baby Daddy (Eclipse) who is distraught at the loss of his love and baby. Thunderbird and Blink are still going strong. As to be expected, there will conflict…internal and external…as we meet new mutants. One thing was clarified…no crossover with Legion, which makes sense.

Casting News:

Midnight, TX added to their roster of magical misfits.

Nestor Carbonell is portraying Kai, an energetic, holistic healer. Jaime Ray Newman is playing Patience, Kai’s wife and they have opened a new age healing center in Midnight. People in town think that they are con men, but Patience has her eye on Manfred.

Walker (Josh Kelly) is an openly gay demon hunter and bonds with Joe.

And one of the shows I am really looking forward to Deadly Class Trailer:

The other show I am dying to see is the Umbrella Academy and we got a teaser image a few days ago.:

Umbrella

The Umbrella Academy revolves around The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin and they work together to figure out their father’s mysterious death. As it is in any family, personality clashes threaten their ability to work together. This show will air on Netflix.

The cast includes:

  • Ellen Page as The White Violin
  • Tom Hopper as Spaceboy
  • Robert Sheehan as The Séance
  • Emmy Raver-Lampman as The Rumor
  • David Castañeda as The Kraken
  • Aidan Gallagher as Number Five
  • Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha
  • Cameron Britton as Hazel
  • Colm Feore as The Monocle
  • Adam Godley as Pogo
  • John Magaro as Leonard Peabody
  • Ashley Madekwe as Detective Patch
  • Kate Walsh as The Handler

This show will air on Netflix.

Also, it is hard to cover such a big event after playing D&D for seven hours and only getting four hours of sleep.

But, we are on the fourth and final day…Hazzah!

Day 3 of #SDCC is Here!

There were some more bits and bobs last night that may be of interest to you:

Let me tell you…Joss Whedon knows how to make a lady happy. We found out yesterday that there is a plan to reboot Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 20th Centure Fox has hired Monica Breen to be the showrunner of the reboot. Whedon is also attached as the Executive Producer and co-writer of the script.

Whedon has his hands full as his other project, The Nevers, will end up on HBO. He will not only be the showrunner, but he will also write, direct, and be the executive producer. The Nevers is an epic science-fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world.

We also saw the latest trailer for the next season if Preacher:

Yep! We get to meet the Allfather. I am not totally looking forward to it, but this dark and funny show is not for the faint of heart…is it.

Also, apparently Subway did not want to be associated with the show. Especially…with a Hitler working in their doppelganger store.

Now….Fantastic Beasts -The Crimes of Grindlewald:

I always loved the darker Harry Potter movies, so excited about this one and we get to meet Nicholas Flamel of the Philosopher’s Stone fame!

The official trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters:

The offical trailer for Shazam:

I am a sucker for funny superhero movies. Will this movie and Aquaman save the DC movie franchise, which is now called World of DC.

Here’s the much anticipated Aquaman trailer!!!!

Guess what?! Lobo is joining Krypton! Lobo is a Czarnian that is a mercenary/bounty hunter character in the DC comic universe. From what I recall, he was really popular during the 90’s due to him being an anti-hero and his popularity continues. It should be entertaining to see how much mayhem he brings to Krypton.

What You Missed from Day 2 of #SDCC

A bit of a review of the day’s news highlights from San Diego Comic-Con.

As expected, a lot has happened and some of it is a little bittersweet. We learned earlier that Andrew Lincoln was leaving the show. He wanted to spend more time with his family and with a show like this the whole work/life balance must take a hit.

The show will return October 7, which is the last day of NYCC.

Casting-wise, We learned of the introduction of Alpha and she will be portrayed by Samantha Morton. Greg Nicotero stated that means Beta may not be that far behind.

One last thing, Andrew Lincoln mentioned that this show has always been an ensemble and that fans should continue with the show…even once he is gone. However, as a fan, what shows fail to understand is that we fall in love with characters and want to follow them on their journey. So, once you start pecking away the characters we met in Season 1 and 2…it is really hard to stay invested.

Now, Star Trek: Discovery

Captain Pike is taking over the Discovery, say que?

Spock needs help? Dios mio.

And Tig Notaro!

Also…

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To keep fans interested in the Star Trek-verse, since we will not see Discovery until early 2019, CBS All Access will get four new 10-15 minute episodes that will air in Fall of 2018.

Cloak and Dagger has been renewed for a second season. The show will be back in Spring 2019 with 10 episodes.

Here’s the trailer to the much anticipated Glass:

There are some details about the Venom movie panel, courtesy of THR.

Items of note:

  1. Riot will be in the movie.
  2. Venom is part of a world that Sony is creating around Spider-Man world. Jared Leto is in Morbius and there will be a Silver & Black movie.
  3. Also, do not count out a possible Venom and Spider-Man movie.

The movie will come out October 5th.

I believe the biggest news of the day really revolved around the James Gunn and his firing from Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3. He made light of pedophilia and rape a decade ago and what everyone fails to understand is that everything comes back to bite you in the ass. So, you have to be mindful of what you put on social media…at all times.

The good thing is that James Gunn accepted Disney’s decision. He could have gone all Markle and making a bigger mess out of the situation.

 

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!

And We’re Back…Just in time for #SDCC

Yesterday was filled with anticipation…spurred on by an onslaught of trailers and fan made videos. Here are some of my favorites that are making me utterly giddy about the movies that are coming our way….

But first, the fan made film that made we wonder…if Hollywood would make this happen? And, how did these fans get these actors?

And now for:

Now, I am not sure what to make of the Overlord movie. Part WWII movie, part zombie movie, or just an insane video-game driven nightmare. Who knows, but in J.J. Abrams…we trust.

Regarding the next chapter in the Godzilla-verse, I liked the last Godzilla movie. It was better than I expected and kept my interest. But, to me…all Godzilla movies pale in comparison to the originals from Japan. Is Millie Brown a selling point? Not for me. Monarch is a selling point. Those little details hook me…line and sinker.

Let’s see what WOWs us next at San Diego Comic Con.