The Biggest TV and Movie Reveals From The San Diego Comic Con 2023
Jul 26, 2023   •   Mikhail Lecaros
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Jul 26, 2023   •   Mikhail Lecaros
The absence of major actors from San Diego Comic Con 2023 due to Hollywood’s ongoing strike meant that there were no major announcements or blockbuster teases from any of the big studios. But this didn’t mean that there was a shortage of exciting reveals!
Here are eight of the biggest TV and movie reveals from San Diego Comic Con 2023:
Everybody’s favorite foul-mouthed clown lady/antihero returns to seed chaos throughout her corner of the DC Universe. As played by Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), the series continues to push Joker’s former girlfriend as she builds her own identity as a member of the Bat Family. Sure, she’ll make mistakes on her way, but complications arise as her best gal pal Poison Ivy (Lake Bell, What Happens in Vegas) takes on leadership of the Legion of Doom.
The second season of Invincible might not be dropping until November, but Amazon Prime Video revealed that a special episode on the origins of Atom Eve (Gillian Jacobs, Community) would be dropping on the platform before then, and you can go check it out right now! The special tells the stories of how Eve began as a scientific experiment before deciding to use her powers to help the people around her. It’s a great deep dive into one of the show’s most important characters and a great preview for the stories ahead!
While The Walking Dead is a long way from its heyday as the most popular show on cable TV, its fanbase remains large enough for the franchise to continue beyond the main series’ conclusion in late 2022. Aside from long-running spinoff Fear The Walking Dead kicking off its 8th and final season in May, newer offshoot The Walking Dead: Dead City was announced as having been renewed for a second season.
At the same time, the yet-to-premiere Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus, Boondock Saints, Blade II) solo series was likewise given a second-season nod. Finally, after leaving the main series in Season 9 and a cameo in the finale, franchise icon Rick Grimes (Love, Actually’s Andrew Lincoln) makes good on his return with Michonne (Black Panther’s Danai Gurira) for their own 6-episode spinoff under the title, The Walking Dead: Those Who Live.
As Strange New Worlds (SNW) continues to put out some of the best Trek ever, the series that kicked off the franchise’s current renaissance in 2017, Star Trek: Discovery, showed off a teaser for its final season. At the same time, a trailer for Season 4 of the hilarious Lower Decks (LD) was presented, in addition to the world premiere of the much-hyped SNW-LD crossover, which was uploaded to Paramount Plus immediately after – a full four days before it was scheduled to air! And if that wasn’t enough, they debuted the trailer for what looks to be a full-on musical excursion for the crew of the USS Enterprise.
Fresh from the world of Adventure Time, Fionna the Human and Cake the Cat now have their own show! The popular gender-bent versions of Finn and Jake will be putting their own spin on the whimsical, often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking stories that made the original series so beloved. Here’s hoping the new show brings back the likes of Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) as the Bubblegum Prince and Donald Glover (Community, Across the Spider-Verse, as Marshall Lee for more multiversal continuity.
While we await word on the sequel to the live-action 2021 Mortal Kombat reboot, Warner Bros. Animation presented the third entry in the series’ animated counterpart, following Scorpion’s Revenge (2020) and Battle of the Realms (2021). Having perfected the smarmy egomaniac through years of diligent practice, Joel McHale (Community) returns as actor/fighter Johnny Cage in the appropriately-titled Cage Match, which puts the spotlight squarely on the character’s shoulders for the first time.
Through his personal mantra of, “Kick First, Be Awesome, Make Money,” the animated film features an ‘80s-inspired aesthetic that fits Cage’s cheesy nature. Neon colors and pastel suits aside, the film looks to deliver martial action, comedy, and yes, the over-the-top violence the series is known for.
Following creator Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) controversies, it was questionable if his popular series would even get another season, but Solar Opposites Season 4 is here, and the initial word is it’s just as good. Most noticeably, Roiland’s been replaced as the voice of Korvo by actor Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast), but the change has been given a suitably ridiculous sci-fi explanation so you won’t have to worry about it too much.
As far as the irreverent storytelling goes, the heart and soul of the show remain gloriously intact, and if the first two episodes are anything to go by, we’re in for a wild ride.
A streaming hit since the first episode dropped on Amazon Prime, it was only a matter of time before hyperviolent superhero deconstruction The Boys got its own spinoffs. The first of these is Gen V, which riffs on the notion of a school for gifted youngsters in a world where superheroes are corporate-sponsored celebrities. Packed with high school drama, teen angst, and all kinds of superpowers, Gen V will explore the influence of Vought’s creations on the next generation by exploring just how far they’ll go to join the legendary super team, The Seven.
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