I’ve still never been to a comic book convention. There are plenty within driving distance for me, but the New York Comic Con would be quite the trip. I’ve never been to New York and I’ve never been to a comic convention; I could knock out two birds with one stone.
Until I make it to the Big Apple for the New York Comic Con, I’ll just have to satiate myself with all the news that makes its way to the Internet. Here are some highlights from last weekend’s convention.
Marvel didn’t break out any new information on its movies, but it did share some information about its television series. First off a new trailer for Iron Fist premiered along with the series’ release date: March 17, 2017. So we’ll get to watch the final Defender make his debut while enjoying some corned beef and cabbage. Speaking of The Defenders, Marvel also announced the Ripley herself would be the main villain in Netflix’s team-up. Sigourney Weaver is an awesome actress and even though we don’t know her role, I can’t wait to see her in it.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers premiered when I was in junior high. Everyone in my grade watched it, but no one admitted to it. We all wanted to see martial arts, Putties and Zords, but didn’t want anyone else to know we did. That was over 20 years ago and I’m not ashamed to say how excited I am for Power Rangers. I have loved everything I’ve seen so far from the new movie, especially Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa. I dug the trailer’s Breakfast Club vibe and can’t wait to see the Zords in action.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Planet of the Apes was a disappointing follow-up to the already disappointing Sleepy Hollow. I didn’t have high expectations for Rise of the Planet of the Apes; I didn’t even see it in the theater. However, after its strong reviews I bought the Blu-ray and thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was also very good and I’m excited to spend more time with Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes. Fox released the teasiest of teasers, but focusing on Caesar has been the series’ strength.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
I haven’t seen any of the Resident Evil movies. I don’t like zombies and I avoid them like a zombie plague. Wikipedia just informed me that there are six Resident Evil movies. SIX!!!! That’s insane. I imagine there’s an audience for these movies or else there wouldn’t be six of them. Is there a coherent plot that runs among all the movies? At this point it seems like the plot would be rather convoluted. I just spent 15 minutes reading the series’ Wikipedia page. There is a plot that runs through the entire series, but I can’t speak to its clarity or lack thereof.
We really live in a nerdy paradise. There is always a new show, movie or book to get excited about. At this point we get to pick and choose our nerdy fare and aren’t forced into watching only two or three movies. What a time to be alive.
What was your favorite bit of news from NYCC?