As usual, San Diego Comic Con delivered more news than any one person could possibly follow. In between the high-profile trailers forJustice League, Stranger Things andStar Trek: Discovery,and the exciting confirmation ofWonder Woman 2, we’ve collected some of the updates you may have missed.
Stargate is getting a prequel miniseries
TheStargate movie reboot is dead in the water, but the TV franchiselives on. MGM announced a 10-episode “premium digital series,”airing exclusively onthe online streaming service Stargate Command.
Stargate: Origins sounds like a refreshing break from the military adventure themes of the previous shows.It follows Catherine Langford, daughter of the archaeologist who discovered the Stargate in 1928. She was basicallythe mother of the Stargate program, and her backstoryis a perfect fit for anAgent Carter-style historical sci-fi/fantasy show. To jog your memory, the teaser shows her first appearance in the original Stargate movie.
The show is slated to begin production in August, and MGM has shared a basic plot summary: “Young Catherine embarks on an unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save Earth from unimaginable darkness.”
DC is trolling Marvel withFantastic Four ripoff comic
Marvel put the Fantastic Four on the backburner last year, mothballing the team and canceling their comic. If you buy into the conspiracy theories, they want to prioritizecharacters whose film rights still belong to Marvel Studios. Hence why the Inhumansnow have such a major role in the comics.
This obviously annoyed Fantastic Four fans, and DC Comics decided to capitalize on the publicity.They’ve announced a new comic called The Terrifics, written by Jeff Lemire and drawn by Ivan Reis, featuring redesigned DC heroes from Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner.
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— Doc Shaner (@DocShaner) July 21, 2017
The newteam consists of Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Phantom Girl, and Plastic Man, a squad whose powers bear a startling resemblance to the Fantastic Four. An entertainingly underhanded volley in the longstanding DC/Marvel rivalry.
The trailer for theDoctor WhoChristmas special
The upcoming Christmas special will be Peter Capaldi‘s last episode as the Doctor, paving the way for Jodie Whittaker next season. Paying tribute to the show’s 50-year legacy, the episode sees the Twelfth Doctor meet up with his first incarnation, played byGame of Thrones actor David Bradley.
Iron Fistwill returnfor a second season
Good news for the four or five people who enjoyedIron Fist; bad newsforMarvel fans who hoped Netflix would prioritize something (anything!) else.Iron Fist will return with Luke Cage‘sMisty Knight as a main character, potentially leading to a Misty/Iron Fist romance like in the comics.
Scott Buck is out as showrunner, presumably because he’s busy withInhumans. (Which, incidentally, earned a rare negative reaction at its Comic Con screening.) The new showrunner is Raven Metzner, formerly ofSleepy Hollow. Yes, that’s the sameSleepy Hollow that killed off its black female lead, promptly alienating the show’s ownfanbase. Good luck,Iron Fist!
Pacific Rim 2 has a teaser trailer
This isn’t a full trailer, but it’s still pretty exciting because it has John Boyega in it. John Boyega!
Timothy Zahn’s newThrawn novel is getting its own comic.
Thrawn is a strong contender for the most popular Star Wars character who never appears in the movies.Created by Timothy Zahn for a series of spinoff novels in the ’90s, the blue-skinned Imperial commander was briefly erased from canon when Star Wars dropped the old expanded universe. Fortunately, Thrawn returned to canon this year, in a new novel titled simplyThrawn. This book will receive a Marvel Comics adaptation, starting in February 2018.
— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) July 21, 2017
Legion‘s showrunner is working on a Doctor Doom movie
At theLegionpanel, showrunner Noah Hawleydropped an intriguing hintabout his next project. Apparently, he’s working on something about Doctor Doom at Fox. This couldbea Doctor Doom solo movie, or it might just mean another Fantastic Four reboot. Either way, it’s exciting news for one of Marvel’s best supervillains, whoreceived disappointing treatment from Hollywood in the past.