And we’re back, sports fans, for another day of San Diego Comic-Con Coverage. Just like on Friday, we’re going to be looking at the Biggest Announcements of the San Diego Comic-Con. Keep in mind, once again, that we’ll be sharing summaries of the panels and links to the proper news stories.
DC Comics says “Good Knight” To the Snyderverse
It has been one of the biggest moments that shook Comic-Con. DC Comics chief creative officer Jim Lee said during a panel that Justice League: The Snyder Cut would likely be the director’s final entry in the franchise.
“I work on the projects that are in development, I think the Snyder Cut was Zack’s vision realized, and it was a satisfying story he told, but there are no plans for additional work on that material.”Jim Lee, DC Comics Chief Creative Officer
The Four-Hour Zack Snyder’s Justice League Film did revitalize the belief that DC could do a Marvel-Scale take of the DC Universe, and one year ago, it had one million posts of support with #RestoreTheSnyderVerse trending on Twitter.
Dynamite Entertainment brings Fan Favorites, Gargoyles, and Darkwing Duck Back to the Comic Book World!
Over the past few years, fans have been BEGGING for more Gargoyles, whether it was a live-action film adaption or a continuation of the animated series, Dynamite Entertainment has answered the call! The comic book publisher announced two new licenses for two Disney Afternoon Era Shows, Gargoyles, and Darkwing Duck.
According to CBR, Dynamite’s license encompasses graphic novels and periodical comics that will continue the story of Gargoyles with input from one of the franchise’s original creators, Greg Weisman. The comics will serve as a new “season” for the show — which was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and ran for three seasons from 1994 to 1997 — while also being accessible to Gargoyles newcomers. In addition to all-new stories, Dynamite will release facsimile reprints and trade paperbacks compiling previous Gargoyles comic series, beginning with the Marvel series that ran from 1994 to 1995. The first half of the new Gargoyles books will be available in the fourth quarter of 2022.
As for Darkwing Duck, Comicon reported that Dynamite will also be releasing a new Darkwing Duck comic series, alongside facsimile editions of the 1991 Darkwing Duck limited series released by Disney Comics, with contributions by John Blair Moore, and others. The series was created in 1991 by Tad Stones.
The Dragon Prince Returns with a Time-Skip this Winter
The Dragon Prince is coming back, after three years it will be returning to Netflix with a fourth season to premiere this November. But there’s a catch, the new season will be returning with a Time-Skip, it will be taking place two years after the Battle of the Storm Spire. For more information on this new season, please head over to Polygon for further details.
The Lord of the Rings Prequel: Rings of Power brings back a Familiar Foe
With the premiere coming up on September 2nd, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Prequel Series isn’t backing away from a fight, Literally! The newest trailer brings not only the action, and thrills, but brings back one of the fiercest foes in the Lord Of The Rings Series, the Balrog. The Rings of Power follows J. R. R. Tolkien’s Second Age of Middle-earth, which was thousands of years before the main Lord of the Rings trilogy. For more on this story, head to Games Radar.
Marvel unveils their Animation Slate, Highlighting X-Men 97, Marvel’s What If..? And More!
Another big moment, was Marvel Studio’s Animation panel. Fans were excited to learn what would be coming their way at Disney Plus, and beyond. Beginning with the newest Guardians of the Galaxy Spin-Off titled ‘I am Groot‘ set to premiere on August 10th with a second season already announced. Next up, finds us going back to high school with Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Freshman Year (Let’s hope we don’t have to relive our awkward moments as Freshmen in the Process!) The animated series follows Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU, starting with his freshman year of high school, accompanied by an animation style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots. It will premiere in 2024.
Marvel Studio’s first animated series, What if? Is coming back for another season. And we’ll be joined by the return of The Watcher, it will be coming back in 2023. I would make a Zombie pun, but that’s too easy as Marvel Zombies will be coming soon, the first What If Spin-Off Series.
They’re back, bub. It’s the X-Men coming back once again in X-Men ’97! The animated series will explore new stories in the iconic 90s timeline of the original series featuring beloved characters like Professor X, Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Jubilee, Rogue, Storm, Gambit, Magneto, and more. The series will premiere in Fall 2023 with a Second Season already ordered. For more on what went down at the Animation Panel, IGN has further details