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SDCC 2015 Day Two and Three Highlights

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Before we begin, we’d like to thank Flicks in the City for all the panel coverage.

Warner Bros. & DC

What is there to say? Marvel took a leave of absence this year and DC capitalized. Directos David Ayer and Zack Snyder took stage and showed a little glimpse of what’s to come in 2016. Warner Bros. began their panel with trailers and panels from upcoming films, Man of U.N.C.L.E. and Pan. Next, the big guns arrived. David Ayer took stage and brought a trailer and the entire cast of Suicide Squad. Ayer’s Suicide Squad looks so promising, but we’re going to have to refrain from passing judgement until we see more. However, with that being said, the cast looks amazing in the film and Leto’s joker is very much crazy. We like. Batman vs Superman on the other hand… was… amazing. Oh and the Green Lantern reboot film will be a Green Lantern CORPS film. If you’re a frustrated DC fan and tired of all of the failed projects, this past Saturday should put you at ease.

20th Century Fox & Marvel

The combination of Marvel $ Disney didn’t show, but 20th Century Fox came to bat and they did not disappoint. From Hugh Jackman’s heartfelt goodbye to Wolverine to Stan Lee’s surprise appearance, Fox made a bold statement to the geek world. The panel started with Fantastic Four director, Josh Trank, showing a trailer of Fantastic Four. Then panel moderator Chris Hardwick from Nerdist called out the cast of Daredevil, then X-Men Apocalypse, then Fantastic Four, and ultimately a photo of the entire Fox Marvel roster.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

We didn’t get to see any actual footage of the upcoming Star Wars movie, but in any time Star Wars makes an appearance, they will always be a highlight. Director JJ Abrams brought the entire Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens main cast to stage, but this panel focused on the villains. The biggest treat was when the classic three of Carrie Fischer, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford. Oh and one more thing, we got to check out an orchestra playing Star Wars tunes. It’s safe to say that Star Wars won Friday.

Game of Thrones

Moving on, the Game of Thrones panel was rather dry this year. The show went through controversy after controversy during season 5. The death of Jon Snow was the cherry on top to really plunge the hearts of fans into their guts. Have no fear, season 6 of Game of Thrones is still set to premiere. We just don’t know who they’ll be taking yet.

Batman: The Killing Joke

Yes, you’ve all asked and now we shall receive! Batman: The Killing Joke will finally get an animated movie. Bruce Timm, on behalf of comics fans everywhere, we love you.

Other Highlights

So how about that new Arrow costume? I guess Stephen Amell was telling the truth when he said that he’d no longer where the Arrow costume. The new outfit makes Amell look more like the New 52 edition of Green Arrow and we’re okay with that.

Meanwhile, Jay Garrick was officially announced to appear in the next season of CW’s the Flash and so was Zoom. Teddy Sears will be playing the roll of Garrick. The Flash looks to capitalize on it’s growing success and further supplant it’s case as the best show on television. Warner Bros. TV didn’t stop there as we got a sneak peak into Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. The Supergirl pilot leaked months ago to great reviews, but it still hasn’t generated as much heat as it should have. However after Saturday’s panel, Supergirl got a gust of momentum and looks to have a strong season opening. Only time will tell. Legends of Tomorrow is the only show on television that people are excited for and at the same time people already know what it’s all about. With the exception of Rip Hunger and Hawkgirl.. we know every single character, yet most DC fans can’t keep their pants dry. And that goes for a good number of our staff. Lastly, did we mention that there’s a new animated TV show centered around the DC heroine, Vixen? Well, there’s going to be on and it looks pretty sick. The Vixen animated series will be in continuity with the rest of the CW universe.

Marvel TV came to play at San Diego comic on with shows, Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The two Marvel shows have a ways to go to really reach the level of gravitas that Netflix’s Daredevil has, but as we fans have seen with the Marvel brand, they can do anything they want.

 

 

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Photo Credit: Derek Easley

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