Comic-Con Weekend Roundup
Comic-Con hit San Diego over the weekend, and pretty much all of pop culture had something to plug. Between the trailers, gossip, and reactions, there’s a lot to go through. Here’s what you need to know:
Glass: Shayamalan’s Return to Form?
The sort-of-sequel to M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable and Split, Glass looks like the director might be making a comeback.
Andrew Lincoln Confirms He’s Leaving The Walking Dead
We’ve known for a while, but Andrew Lincoln made it official: the next season of The Walking Dead will be his last. At the show’s panel, he joked that he wouldn’t break down because he’s “done enough crying onscreen.”
Netflix Releases Matt Groening’s Disenchantment Trailer
We’ve finally got a look at the latest from The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening, Disenchantment. The series, starring Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre, will launch on Netflix August 17th.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Actually Has Monsters
Unlike 2014s Godzilla, the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters looks like it actually has real, honest-to-God monsters in it (Mothra! Rodan! And is that King Ghidorah?!); not generic big bads like before.
Fantastic Beasts Returns to Hogwarts
Coming November 16th, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald promises to be magical as hell. In the words of Ezra Miller: “There’s nothing to not geek out over. Everything in this movie is a geek out fiasco: Hogwarts, Dumbledore, Nifflers, more Niffler, Flamel!”
Shazam: A DC Character Who Actually Smiles
Warner and DC released the first trailer for next year’s Shazam, which looks like a DC movie that might actually be…fun? No neck-snapping? No exploding heads? No Marthas? Holy shit!
Speaking of DC, here’s the trailer for James Wan’s Aquaman that is due in December. It looks far more epic in scale than you’d expect from, you know, Aquaman. There is a man who is also a fish.
Supergirl Introduces TV’s First Trans Superhero
One last bit of DC stuff, then I’m done, I swear. The CW’s Supergirl is making bold moves: the series will introduce television’s first transgender superhero next season; one who’s actually being played by a transgender performer. Season four will feature Nicole Maines as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer, which is a spin on the Legion of Superheroes’ Dream Girl.
Maines is a new face in the acting world, and is probably best known for her activism and the Maine Supreme Court declaring it unconstitutional for her school to block her from the girls’ bathroom.
Here’s Supergirl season four sizzle reel:
Broken Lizard Talks Third Super Troopers
At a panel, the Broken Lizard guys revealed they’re working on Super Troopers 2: Winter Soldiers. (Yes, it’s a Marvel joke, and they’re thinking of shooting in summer. Ironic.) Jay Chandrasekhar, who directed the first two films, believes that this one won’t need to be crowdfunded.
Joss Whedon to Reboot Buffy
Finally, Joss Whedon announced that he’s executive producing a reboot of the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a currently uncast black actress in the lead role. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. producer Monica Breen looks to be handling creative duties; she’s worked on Lost, Fringe, and Midnight, Texas (which she also created).