Hall H once again brought the big guns out to play. Here’s what happened.
In addition to wowing the crowd with a look at the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, it was announced that Michelle Pfeiffer and Lawrence Fishburne would be joining the cast Ant-Man & The Wasp as Janet van Dyne (the original Wasp) and Bill Foster (Goliath). Previously announced new cast members include Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins and Randall Park.
The upcoming Captain Marvel movie starring Bree Larson is set in the Nineties and will introduce the Skrulls to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (lending some validity to the rumor that the fourth Avengers film would be subtitled Secret Invasion). Also appearing will be Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury (with both eyes).
New trailers for the upcoming Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok were also screened.
As for TV, there’s now a trailer for ABC’s The Inhumans and Netflix’s The Defenders.
It was announced that Iron Fist would receive a second season, and popular character Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) will team up with Luke Cage detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick), likely forming their comic book team as The Daughters of The Dragon. Also confirmed was the release of the upcoming The Punisher and a third season of Daredevil.
With neither a director, nor Man of Steel in sight, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher appeared on stage to hype their upcoming Justice League film.
Rumored to be leaving the role, the latest Dark Knight Affleck told the crowd, “I know there was a misconception that because I didn’t direct it that I wasn’t enthusiastic about it. [But] it’s f***ing amazing. And I still can’t believe I’ve done two films and have this great history with this studio.”
“Let me be very clear: I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest part in any universe — DC, Marvel. It’s incredible. … I’m so thrilled to do it.”
Some new Aquaman footage was screened and future DCCU plans were revealed including:
- Shazam!: Without previously announced Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam. David F. Sandberg will direct.
- Flashpoint: Controversial time travel story featuring The Flash. Jeffery Dean Morgan has already tweeted his interest in reprising his role as Thomas Wayne.
- Wonder Woman 2: Gal Gadot and director Patti Jenkins expected to return.
- Suicide Squad 2: Director David Ayer will not return.
- The Batman: Ben Affleck starring with Jeremy Irons and J.K. Simmons. Written and Directed by Matt Reeves.
- Batgirl: Written and directed by Joss Whedon is said to feature Batgirl, Robin and Poison Ivy.
- Green Lantern Corps: Described as “Lethal Weapon in space,” the film is expected to focus on Hal Jordan and John Stewart.
- Justice League Dark: The supernatural team once had Guillermo del Toro and Doug Liman attached, but is currently without an announced director.
On the television side, Netflix teased the return of the third season of their animated series, Young Justice: Outsiders.
In the 26 episode season, “the teenage Super Heroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, Super-Villains and super secrets. In the highly anticipated new season, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy.”
The CW, Fox and Syfy brought their trailers for other DC Titles: including Gotham, Lucifer, Krypton, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Black Lightning and the CW Seed series, The Ray.
GOTHAM: SEASON 4
Bruce takes the next steps toward becoming Batman, while dealing with the return of Jerome, Selina’s turn toward crime, Butch’s transformation into Solomon Grundy, Jonathan Crane’s return as The Scarecrow and the arrival of Crystal Reed as Sofia, the daughter of Don Falcone, Sofia Falcone.
LUCIFER: SEASON 4
Former Clark Kent, Tom Welling, joins the cast as cop Marcus Pierce.
Lots of people named El are trying to do the right thing two generations before the planet explodes.
The latest addition to the Berlanti superhero universe.
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: SEASON 3
Tracy Ifeachor plays Kuasa, sister of the modern day Vixen and one of the season’s big bads. Wentworth Miller and Neal McDonough will also return as Leonard Snart and Damien Darhk (though likely alternate time versions). Also joining the cast is Zari Adrianna Tomaz (new series regular Tala Ashe), who will be portraying a take on Saturday morning super-crush The Mighty Isis.
THE FLASH: SEASON 4
Tom Felton’s Julian Albert will not return, but Tracy Brand (Anne Dudek) won’t be a stranger to Team Flash. Until Barry returns from the Speed Force, Wally will don Barry’s costume, assuming The Flash mantle. Among the newly introduced characters this season will be bad guy Clifford DeVoe, aka The Thinker and Ralph Dibny (The Elongated Man).
ARROW: SEASON 6
Still not sure who survived the explosion on Lian Yu, but we do know that Richard Dragon will be the season’s thorn in Oliver’s side. Manu Bennett’s Slade Wilson will reappear and after five seasons, the flashbacks will disappear.
SUPERGIRL: SEASON 3
Kara abandons her secret identity for a bit, Mon-El returns and Kara’s mother Alura (played by Smallville’s Lois Lane, Erica Durance) will appear. Other new cast members include Adrian Pasdar (Morgan Edge),Carl Lumbly (M’yrnn J’onzz, the father of J’onn J’onnz), and Yael Grobglas (as villain Psi)
FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY
This animated alternate Earth series (for the CW Seed), features Stephen Amell, Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin as evil versions of their superhero characters.
Other genre trailers for film and television include
THE KINGSMAN 2: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
RIVERDALE: SEASON 2
MY FRIEND DAHMER
THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 8
ONCE UPON A TIME: SEASON 7
READY PLAYER ONE
STRANGER THINGS: SEASON 2
WESTWORLD: SEASON 2
GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 7
PACIFIC RIM 2: UPRISING
THE SHAPE OF WATER
iZOMBIE: SEASON 4
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
BLADE RUNNER 2049
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