The annual San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, and there are plenty of trailers, poster reveals and news trickling out from San Diego. We’re going to make this easy for you and collect the best of the genre-related stuff all in this one news recap. So let the presentations begin!
THE WALKING DEAD Season 7 Trailer
Ah yes, the finale that has brought out the masochist in all of us! We’re eagerly waiting to see who the hell got brutally beaten to a pulp at the end of last season. There are no real hints in this new Comic-Con exclusive trailer, but there’re a lot of new character introductions. Check it out, along with the teaser for the second half of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD’s second season. THE WALKING DEAD Season 7 returns in October!
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Trailer
ASH VS EVIL DEAD: Season 2!
This debuted earlier in the week online, but it’s worth watching again. The Blu-Ray/DVD package for Season 1 drops on August 23rd, which gives you plenty of time to catch up for Season 2’s October premiere on Starz. Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo & Lucy Lawless all return. But additions this season include Ted Raimi (!) and Lee Majors as Ash’s dad! Have a look at the trailer again below.
THE EXORCIST TV Series
Well, it’s going to take a lot to convince us that the new EXORCIST TV series for Fox is a good idea. This trailer gives us a better sense of what the season will be like. The jury is still out until this premieres on Fox this fall. Thoughts?
THE MIND’S EYE Comic-Con Exclusive Clip
Meanwhile, the 2nd feature film from writer/director Joe Begos, THE MIND’S EYE, will debut on VOD and limited theatrical on August 5th. This exclusive clip premiered over the weekend during the Hall H horror panel. If yo’re looking for a cool, gory, fun new indie that combines SCANNERS with DEATH WISH, this is the movie to put on your watch list. Have a look at lead Graham Skipper (ALMOST HUMAN) facing off against Noah Segan.
MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST & THE DEFENDERS
If you’re on this site, you’re probably also a comic book fan, and Marvel has been knocking it out of the park with their Netflix original series. The third season of DAREDEVIL has been officially green-lit. THE PUNISHER, fronted by Jon Bernthal, is also coming at an undetermined future date. But the gold was in these 3 teasers; LUKE CAGE arrives next on September 30th, followed by IRON FIST in early 2017, and then all 4 characters – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist – will team up in THE DEFENDERS. Watch all those teasers below!
More news coming out of Comic-Con?
The first official poster for the upcoming KONG: SKULL ISLAND has been unveiled. It comes to theaters March 10th, 2017.
The Toho Company-produced GODZILLA: RESURGENCE will be getting a US release courtesy of Funimation. Expect that to drop here in the States end of the year. Here’s the most recent trailer again:
Have you finished binge watching Netflix’s new series STRANGER THINGS? While it hasn’t officially been green-lit for 2nd season as of yet, the producers behind the show are confident they’ll get to do more episodes.
Producer/director Shaun Levy told SlashFilm, “We definitely are hopeful to go several more seasons. And the plan is to continue with this set of characters while introducing a few critical key new ones next season. So I’ll just say that a lot of the big mysteries get answered at the end of Season 1, but we are very much kind of unearthing new problems and questions that merit future stories and future investigation in the most enjoyable way.”