The New York City Comic Con took place this past weekend. I’ve never been to New York and I’ve never been to a comic con; NYCC seems like the perfect opportunity to knock both of those items off my bucket list.
While I didn’t make it out to the Big Apple, I followed the convention’s biggest stories on Twitter. There weren’t any huge reveals like there are at San Diego Comic-Con, but there were enough stories that piqued my interest.
The cast of Jessica Jones was in New York for the show’s panel. Netflix has released four trailers for Jessica Jones, which someone was nice enough to compile in a single video that you can see below. The most recent trailer with David Tennant’s voice over is great and I can’t wait to see the Eleventh Doctor in a much more villainous role. The first episode of the series was shown at NYCC and early word is that it was good. I can’t wait for November 20.
Jessica Jones has some big super hero boots to fill because Daredevil was so good. I haven’t gone back to watch the series again, but so many of the scenes still stick with me. A sizzle reel, which you can see below, of the first season was released but it also included some sneak peaks into season two. We’re able to catch glimpses of Elektra and the Punisher. I can’t wait to see how these new characters fit into the world Daredevil created. I’m especially excited to see Frank Castle and how Matt Murdock justifies his vigilantism against Castle’s.
This story from ScreenCrush highlights some interesting tidbits about X-Men: Apocalypse. Bryan Singer said that Apocalypse is going to run longer than any of the other X-Men movies, mostly because it is wrapping up the original trilogy and the First Class trilogy. Singer also said that Fox included a scene from the end of the movie in the first trailer, a scene that he didn’t want to get spoiled. So I’m thinking I might avoid any trailers for X-Men: Apocalypse as I loath spoilers. Maybe I can have someone describe it to me and tell me if Apocalypse really does look like Ivan Ooze.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
On this week’s episode of The Christian Nerd Podcast, Ron got a little fired up over the lack of female-led movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hopefully that will start to change as Kevin Feige now reports directly to Disney Studios head Alan Horn instead of Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter; there are some rumors that Perlmutter is the one who nixed any hopes for a Black Widow movie. I’m excited for Ant-Man and the Wasp. The movie finally puts a woman in a titular role and I absolutely loved the chemistry between Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. Hopefully the sequel will have an easier road getting to the big screen than its predecessor.
I’m a Marvel fanboy and will undoubtedly watch all of these shows and movies. Some people have had their fill of Marvel, a sentiment that I completely understand; I just haven’t gotten to that point yet. Maybe the 13-year-old inside of me still can’t believe that my favorite comic book heroes get to be in big, beautiful movies and shows.
What news from New York City Comic Con got you excited?