San Diego Comic Con, one of the biggest gatherings of geekdom every year, always gets us good previews of coming attractions. Check out our round-up:
The 2017 version of the classic The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, was not popular enough to beat the much-lauded Wonder Woman this weekend at the box office. This may not bode well for Universal’s “Dark Universe” monster series that the studio wants to compete with other cinematic universes. Next week, they’ll have to contend with Cars 3 for box office dominance.
- Wonder Woman
- The Mummy (2017)
- Captain Underpants
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2
While the DC Cinematic Universe lags behind their Marvel counterpart, they have managed to correct one glaring oversight of the more successful brand: a female-led superhero movie.
The other half of the TV shows presented at SDCC.
- The Expanse
- The Flash
- Fear of the Walking Dead
- Legends of Tomorrow
- The Man in the High Castle
- The Originals
- The Walking Dead
2016-07-26 Update: Now includes The Expanse
Not much this round, but a few interesting remakes from Disney.
- Star Wars Episode VIII Announcement
- Batman v Superman – Final Trailer
- The Jungle Book
- Pete’s Dragon
- Divergent Series: Allegiant
According to Entertainment Weekly, DC will be publishing several new titles based on old Hanna-Barbera cartoons over the next few months. For more details on these modern-ish reboots of Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, and Jonny Quest, click through to EW. Or, click through here for a snark peek at the Scooby gang.
A new series from Bruce Timm, the guy that brought us the Batman, Superman, and Justice League cartoons from the 90’s and early 2000’s. This is an extremely dark take on the classic trio of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. While not rated in the usual film sense, I would put these in the PG-13 category (if not higher in some situations).
Each episode runs about six minutes. When the series wraps in July, a Direct-to-DVD movie will be released.
After a short break, I’m continuing with my comic reviews with a look at the first trade of another New 52 book. More…