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Comic-Con 2016

  • Published at 05:47 pm July 24th, 2016
Comic-Con 2016

Netflix dominance The streaming service continues to awe folks of all ages around the world. Day one was a time for the streaming giants to announce that their hit original series Marvel’s Daredevil was renewed for a third season. This was obviously a given; however, we did need a confirmation to make things official. Netflix didn’t stop there, as Marvel presented trailers and teasers for a couple of new introductions to Marvel’s Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Both characters, alongside Jessica Jones and Matt Murdoch (aka Daredevil) will be teaming up in the near future for a mini-series titled The Defenders.

Marvel’s The Defenders is basically the Justice League of Hell’s Kitchen, Harlem and other areas of New York City. And let’s not forget the upcoming The Punisher series debuting on Netflix, hopefully releasing after the premiere of season 3 of Daredevil. Marvel’s Luke Cage premiers this autumn while Iron Fist is planned for 2017. The Defenders goes into production by the end of this year so we’ve got plenty coming out of the gates of Marvel and Netflix.

Tangible untouchables It wouldn’t be Comic-Con if there weren’t magnificent displays of action figures, collectables and costumes straight out of the more popular blockbusters yet to come. The new Power Rangers movie’s helmets were on full display, and there is a clear distinction from the past. You can sort of get an idea of what the rest of the costumes will look like. It’s like a hyper version of Iron Man’s armour in a more flamboyant design.

Wonder Woman’s first look at costumes were also in display, just save us a little taste of what we’ll be able to see once the standalone film comes out. We all might have our reservations on Gal Godat playing Diana Prince in Wonder Woman, but the aesthetics look promising so far. We’re in for a lovely little throwback to WWI, where most of the film will take place. And, hopefully, we get more than just a glimpse of the Amazonian backdrop.

WB and DC didn’t stop there, as there were plenty of costumes propped up in glassed displays from the most anticipated comic book film of the summer Suicide Squad.

Other film fare teasers Visitors at Comic-Con were also introduced to a new Star Wars character from Rogue One, keeping within the war theme of the film. All the other featured character costumes were also in display next to the new character, like the all-white uniform of Director Orson Krennic.

We were also treated to a seven-minute sneak peek of Valerian, a new film by Luc Besson. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the intergalactic film that moviegoers can only dream about. It’s the type of film that everyone will love getting lost in, pressing the pause button on reality. Valerian, for those who aren’t familiar, is a comic book character who happens to be a time-travelling agent sent to investigate a galactic empire, along with his partner Laureline. The film is set to be released in 2017.

Keep your eyes and ears open for more updates on Comic-Con 2016, the best is yet to come.