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After two years of non-existent or remote versions, San Diego Comic-Con is back and more face-to-face than ever! All IP addresses have come together under strict masking and testing protocols to announce what our Twitter feeds will be discussing over the next few years. And cosplay was back, in a big way. Marvel has announced its Phase 5 plans, including a return of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil in both She-Hulk and his own series. We have trailers for everything from I am Groot to the new Interview with the Vampire series. And panels, panels, panels. Paul F. Tompkins moderated the Marvel Animation panel, Anne Clark of Vulture moderated the What we do in the shadows panel, and Kevin Smith moderated William Shatner’s self-congratulation. We learned who would return Teen Wolf for a movie, which would not get their own A: TLA spin-off series, and whether Hugh Grant takes the D&D movie seriously (he doesn’t). Here’s what jumped and what failed at SDCC 2022.
Did you know that Hugh Grant is in the new Dungeons & Dragons film? More importantly, does Hugh Grant? The actor/troll was having a lot of fun at the SDCC, misunderstanding the mechanics of the game he entrusts to the cinema and coming up with his own version of Lady Gaga’s “100 People in a Room.” Be prepared for Hugh Grant to say he was a dungeon master for about a year, but more in an S&M context than D&D. This will be gets funnier each time, as long as he keeps making his Charisma check rolls.
Speaking of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Co-director Jonathan Goldstein said a major celebrity playing D&D would make an appearance in the film. Chances are it’s Vin Diesel, but he’s not the only one with a dice bag in Hollywood. Joe Mangianello got into a D&D script in 2017. Post Malone is more of a Magic: the Gathering guy, but he’s been known to roll a d20 or two. And famous Felicia Day still exists. It’s anyone’s game (tabletop role-playing game).
Marvel has revealed another phase, which means Twitter has another photo to edit for meme purposes. In serious news, Feige reported that Phases 4-6 will be a “multiverse saga,” which will finally bring the Fantastic Four into the MCU at the start of Phase 6.
Everyone is still looking for their neighbor game of thrones, and yes, that includes George RR Martin. from Amazon wheel of time was renewed for a Season 3 at its Comic-Con panel. And we have trailers for the first Obtained prequel series, Netflix’s adaptation of Sand seller, and The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power.
Speaking of beloved series getting the sequel/prequel treatment, Nickelodeon announced Avatar: The Last Airbender would get a midquel series on adult Aang Gaang. Nickelodeon made the announcement by having Korra’s voice actress Janet Varney read a copy of The Rise of Kyoshi. They also called it the “first” animated feature. Avatar movie, which makes it sound like more movies (focusing on Kyoshi and Korra) might be on the way.
star trekWilliam Shatner of had one hell of a career retrospective at SDCC, hosted by Kevin Smith. He talked about going to space with Bezos, his age, and his enmity for that other big Star ___ series. “Shit Star Wars,” he said. ”But not Mark Hamill. Kevin Smith also announced that Shatner will be voicing a character on Masters of the Universe: Revolution. Revolution is the sequel to Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation, darkest companion Musclor and the Masters of the Universe.
Okay, Matt Smith is not into meme culture! Good to know! the old Doctor Who star, recent Morbius naughty, and current Dragon House the promoter didn’t react well to someone yelling “It’s morbin time!” to him. Which is right. If you were the focus of Superwholock during any period of the 2010s, you are allowed to depart from the online culture. It might even do you good (cough cough Misha Collins cough).
The Teen Wolf trailer for the film provided a big surprise: Allison’s back. Although Dylan O’Brien and Arden Cho aren’t returning, Crystal Reed is back as werewolf hunter Juliet Romeo Scott (Tyler Posey). On the same day Allison made her shocking return, it was announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar would star and executive produce. Wolf Pack, a fallout of Teen Wolf franchise. This makes the second comedy-movie-turned-supernatural comedy-drama of the former Vampire Slayer’s career. Which isn’t much, but it’s weird that it happened twice, isn’t it?