AHOY ME MATEYS, Captain Cats and The Nightrider here. Today we are continuing our SDCC 2018 breakdown with everything in Cinema, TV, Cartoons, and Anime. This year a lot happen within the first day and so much more. Huge announcements happen with a lot of hype and out of the blue shocker, especially with Cinema. Now let’s keep this show on the road!
Disney Fired James Gunn
This came out of nowhere and WAS one of the biggest stories that came out of SDCC 2018. Just hours before he was going to make an announcement ( Guardians of the Galaxy 3?) but some very very offensive tweets that he made between 2009-2010 which we will not post or talk about due to their aggressive nature. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn made a statement on Friday of SDCC to The Hollywood Reporter which you can read here.
“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him”– Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn
We don’t know what is going to happen to Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and if this will also be the end to Gunn’s career.
Warner Bros Won Hall H
With Marvel studio skipping out on SDDC Hall H it was a chance for other movie studios to shine and in the end, Warner Bros won Hall H on both the Big and small screen. Aquaman, SHAZAM!, Wonder Woman 1984, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Godzilla: King of the Monsters wowed everyone! They knew they needed to win and the WB did it within such a way that it may save the DCMU and show they still have more to come.
Quick rundown on the other trailers at Hall H
Hall H also showed some other trailers and footage from other movies, so let us take a quick look at some.
VENOM– Tom Hardy and Ruben Fleischer were at Hall H to show of Venom, and it looks fine, with a teased from Fleischer that the movie may have more that one villain in it.
Bumblebee-This is the Transformers movie the people who grew up on the old school G1 cartoons! Set in the 80’s with the look and feel of G1, Bumblebee is a massive breath of fresh air from the Michael Bay Transformers films over the years. Fans of those films may not like Bumblebee but only time will tell.
Predator– 20th Century Fox new entry to this franchise looks ok, but honestly they could have done better. We’ll talk about the story that should have been a movie next week.
Glass – WOW just WOW! We think a lot of people didn’t see this coming at all and we both can’t wait to see this. M. Night Shyamalan take on superheroes and villains is something not to be miss.
Alita: Battle Angle – like every anime live action movie we have to wait and see the final product.
SDCC was the first place for the new 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker made her public appearance. As fans of Doctor Who, we love the new direction of our favorite Time Lord, and we wish her nothing but success and can’t wait to see what her quirk as The Doctor will be.
With season 1 over, it left fans including us asking more questions than answers but most importantly what the hell, why is the Enterprise doing in Discovery? At SDCC, a lot of answers to many of the questions left in season 1 were answered and showed a trailer for season 2.
The Big 3 showed up in style
Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are the big 3 for online streaming TV and movie. This year all three had a lot to offer, Netflix had their Marvel TV franchises plus two new cartoons from the creators of the Simpsons and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Amazon shows off new shows such as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, which has a substantial outdoor setup outside of comic con and The Expanse, which they pick up after SyFy decided not to renew it for the 4th season. Hulu showed off Castle Rock, a series based off on various short stories from Stephen King.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine– the moment NBC saved this show, Fox knew they drop the ball and boy I bet they are kicking themselves for it.
DC new streaming service
During SDCC, DC Comics Had an outside event promoting their new streaming service. “The DC Universe” is all things DC, Movies and TV series, both live action and animated, original programs and shows, read the ENTIRE DC LIBRARY OF COMICS on and offline via download. Up till now they never said how much the service would cost, but all that change when it was revealed that the service is available to pre-order for $74.99 with the first free months for free, or you can wait till it goes live and pay $7.99 a month.
Steven Universe: The Movie – SU creator Rebecca Sugar revealed it, and the place blew up after the trailer ended. What else can we say but she drops the mic and walk out like a rock star.
Young Justice and Teen Titans
We all knew about a new season for Young Justice but if anyone who had the chance to see the Teen Titans go to the movie during SDCC saw the after credits saw a tease of maybe a new season of the original Teen Titans. It was unexpected and crazy to see that. DC must be listening to its fans, and if they keep this up, they will be rewarded in the end.
DC’s Super Hero Girls reboot
No one didn’t see this coming, and it is kind of odd for DC to do this. Don’t get me wrong when they said they were going to bring Lauren Faust to reboot the series for Cartoon Network, the first thing that came to mind was her previous for DC. Super Best Friends Forever or SBBF for short was fabulous and should have been a series after the first few shorts! We want to see how this version of Super Hero Girls will be and I hope it won’t push away the significant amount of its fan base it has.
Besides DBZ and My Hero Academia, anime was a no-show besides its fan base for the many different series and cosplayers. There was an anime that went under the radar and started broadcasting in Japan a week before SDCC and we’ll talk about it next week.
There you go, our breakdown of all things in the Picture Show. Tell us what you think about this, did we miss something important or something that could be the next big thing? Let us know!