There’s always something to look forward to at SDCC, whether you’re packing your bags to spend the long week there or you’re like most of us kickin’ it at home or at work, streaming live videos the entire time because badges sell at an alarming rate. You don’t have to be a comic fanboy to enjoy all that SDCC has to offer, as there are breaking movie and TV news and special guests invited also. There’s too much to keep up with all at once, but here’s a list of a few things you should keep your eyes peeled for:
Warner Bros. Movie Sneak-Peeks
It’s no surprise that Warner Bros. plans to (and probably will) win the SDCC pissing contest for most-talked-about movie sneak-peeks. We haven’t heard that much about Justice League thus far, but you can bet they’ll unveil more info and meatier clips in its panels this year. And, while it’s on the subject, I’m sure they will unveil upcoming Aquaman movie news.
For dystopian and sci-fi fans out there, you can probably expect to see more about Blade Runner 2049 as well. Don’t get your hopes up too high — it’s unlikely that the entire BR cast will show (Harrison Ford is known to dislike the public eye), but at least we can pretend he’s lurking somewhere in the background.
Netflix: Stranger Things Season 2
With Stranger Things buzzing around the entertainment news-waves lately, there’s also talk of the youngster cast and new footage premiering at the Comic Con. Season 2 airs on Netflix in October, but hopefully, with whatever is revealed it’ll be so exciting that it feels like October is just as close as the upside down.
Netflix original movies, Marvel’s The Defenders and Bright are also rumored to make news at SDCC, featuring new footage and special guests at the panels. But, wait, there’s more! Netflix has teased fans with a secret, surprise screening the first night at the convention. Warner Bros. may have some competition in that pissing contest of theirs.
Disney has already teased us with info and photos for its upcoming big hits, including The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther. What more could they show us? Some will probably assume that Disney will hide in the background at SDCC, but most of us know that it’s incapable of not drawing attention to itself. I’m sure Disney will mark its territory in movie panels just enough to get fans talking.
Game of Thrones
What with the new season underway in a few days, there’s bound to be talks about what crazy mess goes down this year and who will lose their head [haha!]. This one can’t be missed.
Other movie/TV news that is just as important to be on the lookout for include the upcoming TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “Mr. Mercedes”, Doctor Who, satirist Seth MacFarlane and his new show “The Orville”, and I’m sure Captain Marvel will make an appearance.
San Diego Comic Con starts July 19 through July 23.
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