By now, you’ve probably seen the X-Men: Dark Phoenix trailer, the five-minute peek at Aquaman, and maybe even the teases for upcoming seasons of Star Trek: Discovery Daredevil, and American Gods, so good on you!
Here at 8List, we pride ourselves on bringing you something a little extra, so here’s 8 trailers from New York Comic Con that you may have missed!
From her introduction in 1992’s Batman: The Animated Series the Joker’s main squeeze has been a fan favorite through and through. Even questionable portrayals (2017’s animated Batman and Harley Quinn) and appearances in even more questionable movies have done little to dampen her popularity. Portrayed here by The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, the teaser takes more than a few Fourth Wall-breaking cues from Merc with a Mouth Deadpool, and we’re all for it when this series premieres on Warner Brothers’ DC Universe streaming platform.
VOLTRON: THE FINAL SEASON
Remaking a beloved 80s property is always a tricky proposition *cough* Thundercats Roar *cough*, but from Day 1, Netflix’s take on everybody’s favorite lion-based combining robot team has been a hit with fans old and new. A heady mix of character building and adventure, with some truly badass giant robot fights thrown in, Voltron: Legendary Defender more than made up for previous remake attempts (the less said about Nickelodeon’s Voltron Force, the better), and proved itself a worthy entry into the franchise.
Based on the off-the-rails comic series from Garth Ennis (Preacher), The Boys is about a crack CIA team tasked with keeping the world’s superheroes in line, kind of like if the Agents of SHIELD had to keep some super-powered Kardsahians in line. Supernatural creator Eric Kripke teams up with the Preacher producing duo of Evan Goldberg (This is the End) and Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express) to deliver a series that will be at least the same level of offensive. Chock full of sex and violence, the series will feature genre favorites Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings) and Elisabeth Shue (The Karate Kid, Back to the Future II) in a show Marvel and DC would never, ever, sign off on.
DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY
While the original Dragon Ball was a classic, Dragon Ball Z was a phenomenon that revolutionized everything we know about fighting anime, merchandise, and franchise longevity. Its latest iteration, Dragonball Super, which began in 2015, has now yielded its first feature-length film. Excitement is high for this, as not only is series creator Akira Toriyama taking on scriptwriting duties for the villainous Broly for the first time, the film will also mark the character’s first in-continuity appearance (none of the previous Dragon Ball films have any bearing on the series’ storylines).
For many a moviegoer, Peter Jackson’s (Braindead) work in bringing The Lord of the Rings to life cemented his status in the geek film community. Unfortunately, Jackson also directed the over-produced, over-stuffed The Hobbit trilogy, so he could use a hit. Taking a producer’s role for Mortal Engines, Jackson in familiar territory with a fantastic tale of humanistic good triumphing over industrial evil. Based on the hit steampunk novel of the same name, audiences will have to wait till December to see if this literary adaptation has what it takes to become a classic.
Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War) take on this tale of a mistreated orphan who finds himself enrolled in an academic institution beyond his wildest imagine, opening his eyes to a larger world as he learns skills that will save the lives of himself and his friends on multiple occasions. Basically, Deadly Class is Harry Potter, if Hogwarts traded in teaching witchcraft for assassination. Featuring private school kids kicking ass and taking names under Doctor Strange’s Beyoncé-loving buddy (Benedict Wong) in the late 1980s – what’s the worst that could happen?
Seeing as Nazis are the only social group on the planet that it’s never going to be politically incorrect to murder on screen, having them as the bad guys in World War II horror flick makes all the sense in the world. When a crack team of paratroopers lands behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day, they come across a French town whose inhabitants have been subjected to inhuman experiments that wouldn’t look out of place in a Doom video game. Originally thought to be connected to the Cloverfield franchise due to producer J.J. Abrams’ (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awkens) involvement, we’re happy to report this may very well be the Zombie Nazi flick that gets it right after the disappointment of 2009’s Dead Snow.
A comedic take on the Apocalypse from the minds of Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Terry Pratchet (Discworld) as two otherworldly pals attempt to prevent the end of the world as we know it. Adapted from the book of the same name, the series will follow Crowley the Demon (Doctor Who’s David Tennant) and Aziraphale the angel (Masters of Sex’s Michael Sheen), and their misadventures in trying to prevent the nice and accurate prophecy of the antichrist from disrupting their comfortable Earthly existence. Mad Men’s Jon Hamm is included in the cast as the angel Gabriel, with a role considerably expanded role from the original book, making use of material Gaiman had planned for the never-written sequel – This ought to be good!
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