Jamie took you through the Marvel mega panel and all its overwhelming glory. Beth recapped the longest day we’ve ever spent in Hall H history, but the fact that Henry Cavill smiled and laughed at me made my dehydration and possible UTI worth it. While we’re definitely psyched for Marvel’s phase 4 and any show that includes Henry Cavill using his actual accent and taking off his shirt, there was so much more that we’re gearing up for in the upcoming months.
Here’s just a few of the SDCC 19 offerings that caught our attention.
At some point, both Marvel and DC have ventured in the whole “Are our superheroes out of control” debate. Think Captain America: Civil War and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Both films ended in clashes and eventually the superheroes regulated themselves and saved the world. But what if that power and prestige went to their heads? What if the need to be famous as well as superhuman superseded the need to help others?
Amazon Prime’s The Boys answers that question.
Based on the comic series of the same title, The Boys presents a world where the superheroes are not as heroic as they seem, and it takes a group of humans armed with weapons and just enough anger to take the evil Avengers/Justice League-esque superheroes down a notch.
The Boys is a violent twist on the stories we love so well, and we are here for it.
The Boys premieres today, July 26th on Amazon Prime.
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I’m pretty sure that Amazon Prime plans to monopolize your binge watching, and I’m okay with that. Along with The Boys, the studio also featured Carnival Row at this year’s Comic Con. To celebrate its debut, Amazon Prime Experience gave us this amazing photo opportunity.
Dear Amazon, you had me and all my binge hours the second you handed me those fairy wings, you magnificent masterminds.
Carnival Row is part fantasy, noir, and romance, which is the recipe for our next favorite binge. Taking place in the Victorian era, humans and mythological creatures co-exist, but are far from equal. Under human rule, the creatures are forbidden to be their true selves, and have little to no freedom. In a star-crossed lover twist, a human (Orlando Bloom) and faerie (Cara Delevingne) find themselves falling in love in the midst of mayhem and danger.
A love affair between a human and a supernatural being? Sounds familiar and yes, we’re watching.
Carnival Row premieres August 30th on Amazon Prime.
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Another comic book is coming to the small screen, and I’m not complaining one bit. Stumptown tells the story of Dex Parios, a private detective with her own inner demons (not actual ones BTW). Dex isn’t your typical protagonist: sure she’s an Army veteran who uses her military training to take down the bad guys, but her brash attitude coupled with her gambling problem leads her to clash with her local law enforcement. On top of that, she’s responsible for her brother and has a love life that is definitely not your next rom-com.
The show marks Cobie Smulders’ return to television, but it’s her co-star that has us ready for Stumptown:
That’s right, Robin Scherbatsky and Nick Miller, together, will be gracing your television screens at the same damn time, and they are best friends. This is cause for celebration.
Stumptown premieres September 25th on ABC.
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And Coming Soon to That’s Normal…
I’m just going to leave this here because yes, this happened and we have the proof coming soon to your YouTube suggestions!