SDCC Coverage: Day Three’s Biggest Announcements

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We’re near the end of our SDCC Recap. Readers who are just joining in can check out Parts One, and Two for a sample of my coverage style. Keep in mind, once again, that we’ll be sharing summaries of the panels and links to the proper news stories.

DC and Warner Bros Unleash the Fury of the Gods in the Latest Shazam Trailer, while Black Adam fights the Justice Society

Beginning our coverage with the Warner Bros. Theatrical Panel, and it showed a new trailer for the latest SHAZAM film, Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Before getting to the actual trailer, Warner Bros, slipped in a muted reminder of their other two DCEU projects, except without mentioning the “Other Red Guy with a Lightning Bolt’s” name and Aquaman, due to the ongoing scandal with Ezra Miller, and Amber Heard. The film is set to be released this Christmas.

The Rock-Black Adam SDCC Entrance
Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Warner Bros Theatrical Panel was severely lacking any other DCEU titles, it was clear to see that Warner Bros was on the losing end of its rivalry with Marvel Studios. The only thing worth watching was Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Electrifying Comic-Con entrance as Black Adam. The audience ate it up, with The Rock’s natural ability to play into the role of a heel/villain, he took on a fan’s question “How would Black Adam Fare against The Man of Steel?” And replied while raising his eyebrow, “It probably all depends on who’s playing Superman.”

As for his new movie, a new trailer played on screen for the audience, showing Black Adam fighting the Justice Society. The film will premiere in theaters on October 21st.

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Marvel Reveals New Comic Book Projects in their Next Big Thing Panel, including the return of the X-Treme X-Men!

X-Treme X-Men
Image Credit: Marvel Entertainment

With DC unveiling new Comic Projects and Documentaries such as Gotham City, Young Adult Novels, and Milestone: Generations. Marvel wasn’t too far behind with their panels, Marvel Comics: Judgment Day, and Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing. Also, it was announced that writer Chris Claremont would be returning for the X-Treme X-Men. This five-issue limited series will continue where the original series left off.

Star Trek’s Picard Reveals Season Three’s Teaser and Visual, while the Lower Decks Crosses Over with Deep Space Nine and Strange New Worlds.

First up, Star Trek Picard’s third, and final season will be premiering in 2023, but it has been confirmed that it will feature the returning crew members from Star Trek: The Next Generation, including Geordi La Forge, Worf, Dr. Beverly Crusher, Deanna Troi, and Commander William Riker.

Star Trek: Lower Decks received a trailer, and character posters for its third season during the Star Trek Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con and they tease a visit to Deep Space 9. But that’s not the only crossover, it has been announced that it will also have a special crossover episode with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The episode of New Worlds’ second season will see Tawny Newsome’s Ensign Beckett Mariner and Jack Quaid’s Ensign Brad Boimler join the U.S.S. Enterprise. For more on this, IGN has further details.

The Sandman Gets A New Trailer and Visual Ahead of Premiere

It’s one week away from the premiere of the new Netflix series, The Sandman (Adapted from the Legendary DC Comics Story created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg), and according to IGN, Several new clips and a poster for The Sandman were released behind closed doors at the show’s Comic-Con panel. The new clips showed an exorcism, the meeting of Dream and Death, and more. If that doesn’t get you excited, then how about the Original Sandman Illustrator, David McKean has created unique ending credits for each episode.

Marvel Studios Unveils its Phase Five and Phase Six MCU Projects

With DC’s Current Film Slate floundering, Marvel Studios is expanding its Cinema Universe even more with phases five and six. But Marvel will conclude Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this year with the She-Hulk Series, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Film. Here is what fans can look forward to in the future, according to Marvel:


That concludes the San Diego Comic-Con News Roundup, What was your favorite announcement? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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