San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Highlights: New Avengers Movies, All the Big Trailers
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There's a whole host of newsworthy info in that single image. Maybe the most important: new Daredevil! Blade release date!
Here are all the dates for easy reading...
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: Feb. 17, 2023
Secret Invasion: 2023
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: May 6, 2023
Echo: Summer 2023
Loki season 2: Summer 2023
The Marvels: July 28, 2023
Blade: Nov. 3, 2023
Ironheart: Fall 2023
Agatha Coven of Chaos: Winter 2023-24
Daredevil: Born Again: Spring 2024
Captain America: New World Order May 3, 2024
Thunderbolts: July 26, 2024
Marvel announces two new Avengers movies
Looking like Marvel is attempting to repeat the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame trick. Marvel also announced not one, but two Avengers movies.
There's Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. Both are part of Marvel Phase 6. Everyone just needs to relax and give us time to breathe this in. The whole thing (that is, phases 4, 5 and 6) is already being referred to as The Multiverse Saga.
A Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 trailer was shown, but only folks at the Marvel Hall H panel got to see. The big news appears to be the focus on Rocket. The internet is already going wild over "Baby Rocket" appearing in the trailer, which seems to suggest we're getting a bit of Rocket backstory in the new movie.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
We got a brand new trailer for a show we are low key quite excited about -- She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
The big thing everyone seems super excited about at this point is the appearance of Daredevil.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Ahead of the big Marvel Hall H panel, we got an early look at an illustrated poster for the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Does this mean we're potentially get an early look at the movie today? Potentially. But this movie doesn't come out till February next year. Still, here's hoping!
A trailer was shown at the event, but sadly only people attending the show got to see. But look, this is really funny.
John Wick 4
Keanu Reeves' assassin returns for his fourth movie outing, and the trailer gave us a look at his badass training regime, along with baddies played by Donnie Yen and Bill Skarsgård. This one hits theaters March 24, 2023.
The Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman's legendary fantasy comic series is coming on Aug. 5, and the streaming service drummed up excitement by dropping a new trailer on Saturday.
Star Trek: Picard
A whole bunch of favorites from Star Trek: The Next Generation will show up in the third and final season of Picard, which got a trailer on Saturday. It'll stream on Paramount Plus in 2023.
Star Trek: Lower Decks
A trailer hinted at what the crew of the USS Cerritos will be getting up to in season 3 of the animated series, which premieres on Paramount Plus on Aug. 25. We're also getting a crossover episode in season 2 of live-action show Strange New Worlds, which is expected to start in 2023.
Black Adam is bringing DC antihero action to theaters on Oct. 21, and a new trailer hinted at the moral choices Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's character will face in the movie.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods
Shazam: Fury of the Gods, the sequel to 2019's Shazam, will bring more magical superhero action to movie theaters on Dec. 21. It got a fresh trailer during Saturday's Warner Bros. panel, revealing Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu as a pair of very scary baddies.
Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power kicks off on Amazon Prime Video on Sept. 2 and a new trailer gave us another taste of the prequel show. The show is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, and it sure sounds like big bad Sauron is aiming to spread darkness across the land.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves trailer
Chris Pine is a plan-making, lute-playing bard, Michelle Rodriguez is a barbarian, Bridgerton's and The Gray Man's Regé-Jean Page is a warrior, Justice Smith is a mage, and Sophia Lillis is a shape-shifting druid. They pull off a heist in a fantasy adventure that looks like a ton of fun, complete with classic D&D creatures like dragons, displacer beasts, a mimic, an Owlbear, and Hugh Grant.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur clip
This fun Marvel cartoon series has a bonkers voice cast, announced at SDCC: Alison Brie, Daveed Diggs, Maya Hawke (from Stranger Things), Jennifer Hudson, Cobie Smulders, Craig Robinson, Indya Moore, May Calamawy (Moon Knight), Method Man (!), Wesley Snipes (!!) and astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison (!!!). Laurence Fishburne also stars, having also had a hand in originating the whole project. Coming in 2023 to Disney Channel and Disney Plus, the animated series sees Diamond White star as Lunella Lafayette, a 13-year-old super-genius who partners with, well, a dinosaur.
Gotham Knights Batgirl trailer
Batman spinoff game Gotham Knights is heading to PS5, Xbox Series X and PC on Oct. 25. In the game, you play as Batman's sidekicks Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood or Batgirl, and at SDCC a new trailer focuses on the latter, aka Barbara Gordon. The in-game footage and cut scenes see the purple-and-yellow-garbed crimefighter showing off her fighting skills, weaponry and glider cape on Gotham's mean streets.
When the moon is full, Teen Wolf transforms from a movie and then to a TV show and then a movie again. Streaming service Paramount Plus showed off a new trailer for a movie reuniting the cast of the 2011 TV show, including Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed and Tyler "Superman" Hoechlin. They appeared in 6 seasons of lycanthropic adventures loosely based on the 1980s Michael J Fox film, and now they're adding shadow ninjas and more supernatural action.
National Treasure: Edge of History
There's no Nicolas Cage in this Disney Plus TV reboot of the treasure-hunting family adventure movies, but Harvey Keitel and Justin Bartha will appear. The teaser introduces Lisette Olivera as a new generation of tomb raider, sorry, national treasure hunter.
The new Predator movie screened to audiences at SDCC ahead of its streaming release Aug. 5 on Hulu (in the US) and Disney Plus elsewhere.
Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head
Streamer Paramount Plus also revealed a clip from a reboot of '90s-era-defining sniggering metalheads Beavis and Butt-Head, which premieres Aug. 4.
The Wheel of Time season 3
Amazon Prime Video has renewed fantasy series The Wheel of Time, based on the books by Robert Jordan, for a third season before the second season has even begun streaming. Amazon also announced a series of shorts to precede season 2.
Hasbro showed a higher-end $132 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Dragonzord, which CNET unveiled ahead of the Boom Studios panel on Thursday. Part of Hasbro's Zord Ascension Project line, this Dragonzord is able to combine with the earlier Megazord from that line into a Super Megazord and a Battle Mode.
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