This Weekend in the Nerdverse – SDCC 15 Catch Up Edition

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This weekend in the Nerdverse a little thing called San Diego Comic Con happened. Have you heard of it? It’s kind of a big deal.

We’ve been running ourselves ragged trying to keep up with all the big news, releases, and updates that came out of SDCC this weekend. In case you missed anything, here are our favorite/most important stories:

Suicide Squad Comic Con Trailer Officially Released

Star Wars: Rogue One to Begin Filming This Summer

Bryan Cranston Mic Drops Like a Boss

Geoff Johns Announces Justice League: Gods and Men

Grant Morrison Continues ‘Multiversity Too’ and ‘Batman: Black and White’

Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson Sign on to Work on The Dark Knight Rises III: The Master Race

Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns will Co-Write a Stand Alone Batman Movie

Roche Limit is Being Optioned for a Movie

Trailer for Con Man Released

iZombie Co-Producer Wants to Write the Wonder Woman Movie

Chewbacca is Getting his own Marvel Comic

Teaser for the Sherlock Christmas Special Released

Joe Quesada Praises the New Spider-Man Suit

Batman/TMNT Crossover Coming in November 2015

The Killing Joke Will be Made into a DCU Animated Film

Ron Perlman Talks About Never Giving Up on Hellboy III

Season 6 Trailer for The Walking Dead Released

Green Lantern Corps Movie in the Works

New Trailer for Ash vs. Evil Dead Released

New trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Released

The Flash Season 2 Will Have a Family Reunion

Joss Whedon Announced Return to Comics with ‘Twist’

Joss Whedon Receives Icon Award

Arrow season 4: New suits, Anarky, and Mr. Terrific

Peter Facinelli Cast as Maxwell Lord in Supergirl

Trailer for Robert Kirkman’s Air Released

The Muppets will be a cross between ‘The Office’ and ‘The Larry Sanders Show’

Batman v Superman Promo Photo Released

Legends of Tomorrow Origin Trailer Released

Trailer for Robert Kirkman’s Outcast Released

Tales of Halloween Anthology Trailer Released

First Trailer for Fear the Walking Dead Released

Supernatural Fans Hold Up Candles for Touching Always Keep Fighting Moment

Fox Studios Hall H Panel features Deadpool, Fantastic Four, and X-Men: Apocalypse

Deadpool Comic Con Trailer Leaked

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Behind the Scenes Reel

Star Wars Comics to have Crossover Even with ‘Vader Down’

CW Seed Trailer for Vixen Released

Extended Trailer for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Released

Milestone Media Coming Back to DC Comics

Whew! That is all folks! Enjoy!

SDCC 2015 – ‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer is Everything Harley Fans Want

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It is FINALLY here.

Sure we all saw the leaked version of the Suicide Squad trailer from this weekend’s SDCC, but the official release is here and it is glorious.

The movie has fans divided, but if this didn’t convince naysayers, I don’t know what will. It was brilliant to have Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller narrate the first half of the trailer. Her voice is so soothing and yet commanding. She will be a chilling character.

The creepy music and the clocks ticking in the background give the affect that this movie will be unlike any DC movie you have seen before, and I count that as a step in the right direction for the DCCU.

But the most important characters revealed here were Harley Quinn and Joker.

This preview honestly made it look like this is Harley’s movie, and I couldn’t be happier. I was afraid Margot Robbie would be too glamorous for this role, but from the first reveal of her hanging upside down in her cell playing with her hair to her “shooting” her baseball bat, I believe this Harley Quinn, the first live-action one (besides her back in Arrow) is exactly what I want to see in Harley.

And as far as Jared Leto’s Joker: he is clearly making it his. That voice, that face. It’s just great.

Can you tell I’m excited?!

SDCC 2015 – ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Will Begin Filming This Summer

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It has already been announced that the Star Wars Anthology movie Rogue One will be in theaters on December 16, 2016 and now our excitement in that fact has something to stay grounded in: filming begins in THREE WEEKS!

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that very fact in the SDCC Star Wars panel when she was asked about the future of the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars: Rogue One will take place between episodes III and IV and follows a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star. Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn will star in the movie and rumor has it Darth Vader and a certain Bounty Hunter may show up as well.

Source: Geek Tyrant

SDCC 2015 – Grant Morrison Confirms ‘Multiversity Too’ and ‘Batman: Black & White’

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According to the official press release:

During his “Multiversity and Beyond” panel at COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2015, critically-acclaimed writer Grant Morrison introduced fans to two of his upcoming projects for DC Entertainment.

Morrison revealed “MULTIVERSITY TOO,” a line of original graphic novels based on his groundbreaking and bestselling titles from “The Multiversity” series of monthly comics and his “MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK.” Fans will experience stories from throughout the 52 (or more?) worlds that make up Morrison’s Map of the Multiverse and whether it’s the further adventures of Earth-4’s PAX AMERICANA, the New Reichsmen of Earth-10, the female-led Justice Guild of Earth-11 or even one of the seven “unknown worlds,” everything is fair game!

The series begins in 2016 with MULTIVERSITY TOO: THE FLASH. But from which earth is anyone’s guess!

Morrison also provided early details on another series of graphic novels featuring everyone’s favorite Dark Knight in BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE. This continuing anthology series pairs Morrison’s original Batman stories with a rotating cast of some of the biggest art talents in comics, that will only serve to highlight Grant’s one of a kind perspective when it comes to comics in general and Batman in particular.

Hush Comics widely thought of Morrison’s Pax Americana as one of the best books of 2014. The announcement of additional Multiverses is exciting for fans of Morrison, the Multiverse, and DC Comics.

The new versions of Batman: Black & White are more my cup of tea. Imagining a new Batman every time with a rotating cast of artists has me excited to hear who will be working with Morrison each time.

We can’t wait for next year!

Source: CBR

SDCC 2015 – Geoff Johns Announces ‘Justice League: Gods and Men’

 

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Geoff Johns will be leading the new series Justice League: Gods and Men.

The series will be a six-part mini-series that focuses on the aftermath of the current arc “Darkseid War.”

Each issue will focus on the personal issues of a specific character after the war between Darkseid and Anti-Monitor.

The characters who will have a focus are: Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Shazam!, and Lex Luthor.

Lex Luthor’s story seems very interesting; he is still evil and tries to get Darkseid’s power, but he also may be the only one to stop Superman when the Man of Steel gets god-like strength.

The first issue will be out October of this year, but there is no word on creative teams.

Source: CBR

SDCC 2015 – Extended Trailer for ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is only a few weeks away, so it was pretty likely SDCC would give us a longer look at the film. And boy, did they deliver.

Based off the 60’s television series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. follows Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, two agents who are trying to stop a secret organization from upending the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. during The Cold War.

The extended cut trailer explains more about the plot and who each character is; something previous trailers would have benefited from. While I have been excited for this movie for quite sometime, I think the marketing for it to the general public could have been better.

SDCC 2015 – The CW Seed Trailer for Animated ‘Vixen’

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The first actual spin-off show of Arrow and The Flash is the animated series Vixen. The series will be on CW Seed, an online subsidiary of The CW.

Vixen is a DC Comics heroine who has been around since 1981, first appearing in Action Comics #521. She is DC’s first African hero, coming from the fictional African nation of Zambesi. Her family comes into possession of a totem (in this case a necklace) that gives the wearer the powers of the animal kingdom. Vixen has fought on the side of the Justice League and the Suicide Squad.

In the animated series, Vixen will be voiced by Megalyn Echikunwoke (CSI: Miami), and also appearing will be Stephen Amell as Arrow, Grant Gusin as The Flash, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity, and Carlos Valdes as Cisco.

Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim describes the show as the “magical” component. Arrow is very much about crime, The Flash is very much about science, but Vixen will be magic.

Two cutesy things I noticed:

– Vixen’s quip about “that’s the 52 million dollar question.” Gotta have that 52 reference somewhere!
– Cisco gets to name her. But of course!

Vixen premieres on August 25th.

Source: CBR