It’s currently about 9 o’clock on the west coast and things, I’m guessing, are swinging into party mode in San Diego. I wouldn’t know, not being there and all. Wah, wah.
Anyway, news has been flyin’ out of the con, and I can’t believe there’s still two more days to go! Here’s what I’ve been scrambling to cover today,
This technically broke last but it might end up being some of the biggest news of the con, Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III are teaming up for a prequel series to ‘Sandman’! Crazy awesome, right? There’s preview art from Williams as well as the video announcement from Gaiman at the link.
I had blogged earlier about how Karl Urban might have let slip just who Benedict Cumberbatch, ‘Star Trek 2’’s villain, would be playing. Well, at Comic-Con while he was promoting Dredd - check out how fantastic that movie looks - he explained away his accidental leak and then gave us more tantalizing Trek news: “secret” footage will be released on YouTube before the con ends! He just can’t stop, can he? What will that footage be? Who knows! But I guarantee it’ll contain excessive lens flare.
There have been a ton of trailers dropping at Comic-Con and here’s a roundup I did of all those related to video games: Trailers for ‘HALO’ Web Series, DC Fighter ‘Injustice’, & ‘Mass Effect’ Anime, Plus ‘Street Fighter’ Live Action TV Series Announced. The one that really has my attention is ‘Injustice: God Among Us’. Just watch that gameplay footage, it’s incredible looking. The levels are massive and far more interactable than any fighting game I’ve played. It’s impressive, is what I’m getting at.
Comic-Con may have “comic” in the title but anyone familiar with the con knows things have become far more commercialized with a stronger focus on movies and television in recent years. Still, I’m surprised about the amount of comic book news actually coming out of this year’s Comic-Con. So there’s that ‘Sandman’ bit, and here’s another rad annoucement: Brand New ‘Star Wars’ Comic Set After ‘New Hope’ But Before ‘Empire’ Coming From Dark Horse. Yes! Best part, it’ll feature Leia as an X-Wing pilot. Finally, the most kick-ass girl in the galaxy gets to do stuff!
Plus, the covers will be by Alex Ross, and do I need to remind you how beautiful that will be?
Finally, I wrote up some recaps for two panels, ‘The Walking Dead’ and’The Legend of Korra’. Two of my favorite shows, oh how I wish I could have been at those panels. Then again, having been to large cons before, I know how difficult it can be to get in, even after waiting for hours and hours! (grumble, grumble stupid NYCC grumble) But that’s why awesome websites like Cinema Blend run live blog updates, so we can all learn what’s happening inside those ballrooms.
And since it’s probably one of the highlights from the con so far, add in the fact I can’t stop watching it, here’s the season three trailer for ‘The Walking Dead’!
Season three looks fantastic! Sure, I can already see the stuff they’re changing up, but anything that brings The Governor into the story faster is a good change. I can’t wait to see David Morrisey in that role.
What’s awesome is tomorrow I don’t have to leave the house, so I can just stay in, reporting the latest news, watching any available live streams online, and work on developing a nice, sickly, pale hue for my skin.