Apparently, we weren’t the only ones and in response, Comic Con name dropped some major guests at this year’s SDCC. Get ready for more slo-mo video shots!
That’s right, the prodigal son returns. Marvel returns to San Diego Comic Con this year after skipping out on last year’s festivities, and we absolutely love this 3000.
To be honest, I was slightly shocked by this announcement. With Disney’s – who owns Marvel, as well as your first child, every spot you place your left foot, and your soul – D23 taking place a month after Comic Con, I was sure Marvel was going to Thanos snap themselves permanently out of SDCC. With the success of Captain Marvel and the worldwide juggernaut that is Avengers: Endgame (that’s being rereleased with additional footage, which means there goes your money and your kidneys), it was clear that Marvel could survive without the Con hype. However, Disney is a shrewd little mouse and also knows that staying in SDCC, which has more visitors than its own D23, just means more hype and excitement for future projects.
So, what future projects will Marvel present this year? Who knows, but we’re betting that the new streaming shows for Loki, Scarlet Witch, and Hawkeye will be front and center. We’re also crossing our fingers for more Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and the newly minted Asgardians of the Galaxy.
Of course, we’re also rooting for a tribute to the man who started it all: Stan Lee.
Adding tissues to my SDCC survival pack now.
Game of Thrones Returns?
Image courtesy of HBO
Among my many Hall H wishes, I wished to see a GOT fan panel where fans gathered to bond and heal over their shared hatred of the Game of Thrones finale. Think of it like the Festivus Airing of Grievances.
Apparently my wish came true…sorta.
Game of Thrones returns to SDCC since conquering Hall H in 2017. You’re probably wondering, Wait. Didn’t the show end? Was this some elaborate prank and we’re getting the real finale at Comic Con? Julie, are you still the only person in the entire state of California who has never seen the show. Yes, the show ended. No, it wasn’t some elaborate prank. Yes, I still have no idea what this show is about and will probably get kicked out of my home state based on that criteria.
Here’s what we know about the panel: it will be cast only, who probably despised it more than you. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be absent from the panel because they’re going to be too busy counting all that Lucasfilm/Disney money that they earned to make the next set of Star Wars film. Also, they probably don’t want to be the subject of your airing of grievances.
We’re also betting high that this panel will be featuring the cast of the GOT prequel, which means I’ll have another show that I “promise” my friends I will watch but never do.
SDCC Feels the Need…The Need for Speed
If you have no clue what that’s a reference to, you are clearly not a product of the 1980s and therefore, we cannot be friends in this lifetime.
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Reports surfaced yesterday that Top Gun: Maverick will most likely land in SDCC’s Hall H. Since the film used San Diego as its backdrop, it’s only fitting that Maverick, Iceman, and *fingers crossed* Goose’s ghost make their Comic Con debut.
Love or hate the BFF of Xenu, we can all agree that Tom Cruise would thrive at SDCC’s Hall H. Picture it, they play the Top Gun anthem…
…while Cruise comes down the main aisle riding a motorcycle, wearing that brown bomber jacket, and rocking those aviator Ray Bans. Don’t act like that possibility didn’t get you the least bit excited.