If there is one thing we can always expect from San Diego Comic Con (SDCC)- it’s trailers. Usually, the big-name studios use the annual gathering (which just celebrated the big 5-0 this year) as a rollout for their upcoming slate of titles and releases.
With the hustle and bustle of the weekend, perhaps you missed one or two, so we thought giving you all of them in one place was a good idea. We will be updating as ones we missed pop up too!
The biggest of the film trailers arguably this year was during the Paramount Presentation in Hall H, just following the incredible “Terminator: Dark Fate” turnout. Tom Cruise, Maverick himself, took the stage and introduced the trailer for the upcoming film “Top Gun: Maverick”.
“Top Gun: Maverick”
“Top Gun: Maverick” details- Joseph Kosinski is directing from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Ashley Miller, Eric Singer, and Zack Stentz. Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris and Jon Hamm will star, and it’s set to release on June 26th, 2020.
“Terminator: Dark Fate”
While we don’t have a new trailer officially released yet, there was footage shown during the panel, as well as the reveal of the rating- hard R. You can read our coverage of the panel here, which also included the announcement of Eddie Furlong (John Connor) returning to the franchise for “Terminator: Dark Fate”.
Tim Miller is directing from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Billy Ray, from a story by James Cameron, Charles Eglee, Josh Friedman, Goyer, and Rhodes. Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis,Natalia Reyes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta, and Edward Furlong star, and it’ll hit theaters on November 1st, 2019.
“IT: Chapter Two”
The Losers Club is back in the brand-new trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming sequel to “IT,” “IT: Chapter 2.” Even though Warner Bros. didn’t attend San Diego Comic-Con this year- they wanted to make their presence felt in other ways- like releasing a trailer.
Andy Muschietti returns to direct “IT: Chapter Two” from a script by Gary Dauberman, obviously inspired by the Stephen King novel.The film stars James McAvoy (“X-Men,” “Split”) as Bill, Jessica Chastain (“The Martian,” “Interstellar”) as Beverly, Bill Hader (“Barry,” “The Bone Twins”) as Richie, Jay Ryan (“Beauty and the Beast”) as Ben and James Ransone (“Generation Kill”) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (“Here and Now”) as Stanely Uris, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Teach Grant (“Altered Carbon,”) as Henry Bowers, Jess Weixler (“The Son,” “Chained for Life”) as Bill’s wife, Xavier Dolan (“Boy Erased”) as Adrian Mellon, Will Beinbrink (“Queen of the South”h) as Tom Rogan, and the return of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the dancing [demonic] clown. It’ll be hitting theaters on September 6th 2019.
“Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” (Red Band)
“Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” dropped a trailer during SDCC, and it’s a red band, so be warned if you’re choosing to watch it at work or at school. Kevin Smith directs from a script he wrote, and the film will star:
- Jason Mewes as Jay/Chronic
- Kevin Smith as Silent Bob/Bluntman and himself
- Harley Quinn Smith as Millennium “Milly” Faulken, Jay’s estranged daughter, and a member of the girl gang
- Aparna Brielle as Jihad, a member of the girl gang
- Shannon Elizabeth as Justice
- Brian O’Halloran as Dante Hicks/Grant Hicks
- Jason Lee as Brodie Bruce
- Joey Lauren Adams as Alyssa Jones
- Jennifer Schwalbach as Missy
- Treshelle Edmond as Soapy, a member of the girl gang
- Alice Wen as Shan Yu, a member of the girl gang
- Craig Robinson as judge
- Joe Manganiello as bailiff #1
- Jordan Monsanto as bailiff #2
- Frankie Shaw as prosecutor
- Justin Long as Jay and Silent Bob’s lawyer
- Kid Cudi as Rapping Officer
- Jason Biggs as himself
- James Van Der Beek as himself
- Donnell Rawlings as captain
- David Dastmalchian as SWAT officer
- Kate Micucci as Mooby’s clerk
- Diedrich Bader as Gordon, a relentless security guard
- Joseph D. Reitman as Bluntman & Chronic assistant director
- Melissa Benoist as herself/female Chronic
- Chris Wood as himself
- Val Kilmer as himself/Bluntman
- Ben Affleck as Holden McNeil
- Matt Damon as Loki
- Fred Armisen as Uber Driver
Ralph Garman, Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh, Method Man, Redman, Chris Jericho, Marc Bernardin, Nicolas Cage, Molly Shannon, Scott Mosier, Chris Hemsworth, Rosario Dawson, Adam Brody, Dan Fogler, Tommy Chong, Brian Quinn, Karrueche Tran and Robert Kirkman have also been cast in undisclosed roles. It’ll hit theaters on October 15th, 2019.
“The Walking Dead” Movie (Yes, Really)
Obviously, this film is one of the three planned Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) spinoff films from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” series based on Robert Kirkman’s comic books. Not much is known about it yet, but it WILL have a theatrical release. We’ll let you know what we hear about it!
“Star Trek: Picard” [CBS ALL ACCESS]
“Star Trek: Picard” is set at the end of the 24th century (twenty years after the events of “Star Trek: Nemesis“), the storyline is affected by the destruction of Romulus referenced in the film “Star Trek”, as well as the death of Data. Obviously there are some changes in this particular show too- as Jeri Ryan and Brent Spiner are both returning to the Trek family, as well as additional former “Star Trek” family. Sir Patrick Stewart stars, along with Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Isa Briones. The series is expected to hit CBS ALL ACCESS exclusively sometime in early 2020.
“Star Trek: Short Treks” [CBS ALL ACCESS]
While we may not be getting more Anson Mount, Rebecca Romjin and Ethan Peck on season 3 of CBS ALL ACCESS series “Star Trek: Discovery,” we WILL get more of them in the next installment of “Star Trek: Short Treks” this fall.
“The Witcher” [Netflix]
“The Witcher” tv series for Netflix was created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s “Witcher” book series. Henry Cavill stars as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Princess Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as King Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri. Netflix hasn’t announced an official release date for the series yet, but we’ll let you know what we hear.
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” [Netflix]
This is perhaps one of the shows we are looking forward to the most- Netflix’s prequel series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”. Set in the world of Thraa before the happenings of the original Jim Henson masterpiece, this 10-episode single season (so far!) looks absolutely incredible. Attendees of the Hall H panel were treated to the entire first episode following the panel, and we were lucky enough to be there as well as in the pressroom with star Taron Egerton, President of Jim Henson Studios Lisa Henson, and series director Louis Leterrier. You can read more about the cast here. The series is set to hit Netflix on August 30th 2019.
“She-Ra and The Princess of Power” Season 3 [Netflix]
The third season of DreamWorks Animation series “She-Ra and The Princess of Power” will be hitting Netflix on August 2nd 2019.
“His Dark Materials” [HBO, BBC]
“His Dark Materials” is a live action series based on the Phillip Pullman novels of the same name. The joint BBC and HBO production will star:
- Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua
- Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter
- James McAvoy as Lord Asriel
- Clarke Peters as The Master / Dr. Carne
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby
- Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala
- Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal
- James Cosmo as Farder Coram
- Lucian Msamati as John Faa
- Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa
- Ian Gelder as Librarian Scholar Charles
- Will Keen as Father MacPhail
- Georgina Campbell as Adele Starminster
- Mat Fraser as Raymond Van Geritt
- Geoff Bell as Jack Verhoeven
- Simon Manyonda as Benjamin de Ruyter
- Omid Djalili as Dr Lanselius
- Helen McCrory as Stelmaria
- Simon Strutt as The Oxford College Porter
- Archie Barnes as Pantalaimon
- Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow
- Daniel Frogson as Tony Costa
- Tyler Howitt as Billy Costa
“His Dark Materials” is set to hit HBO sometime in the Fall of 2019.
“Westworld” Season 3 [HBO]
We are super excited to see what’s in store for the Delos Park crew in season 3 of HBO’s “Westworld,” and the trailer has some brilliant teases. Co-creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan already spoke a bit about who Aaron Paul’s character is in relation to Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores, but obviously there is a lot we don’t know yet. Thandie Newton’s Maeve heads to World War II (explaining those set photos), returning cast members Tessa Thompson, Jeffrey Wright and Luke Hemsworth are also seen in the trailer. No release date yet for season 3, but it’s expected to be sometime in 2020.
Damon Lindelof’s tv series adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ “Watchmen” finally released a big ol trailer during SDCC after teasing several small snipets over the past month. It’ll star Regina King, Jeremy Irons (as Ozymandias), Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, and Jean Smart. HBO says we can expect to see “Watchmen” sometime in October of 2019.
“The Walking Dead” Season 10 [AMC]
Do you really need us to tell you more about AMC’s “The Walking Dead”? Not that we personally have anything against the show. The zombie series will return for season 10 on October 6th 2019.
“Fear The Walking Dead” Season 5 [AMC]
“Fear The Walking Dead” will be returning for it’s 5th season on AMC this August 11th 2019.
We’re pretty excited for this new anthology web series take on “Creepshow” from Shudder, and it’s mostly because of Executive Producer Greg Nicotero’s enthusiasm. David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Big Boi, Jeffrey Combs, Kid Cudi, Bruce Davison, Giancarlo Esposito, Dana Gould, Tricia Helfer and DJ Qualls star. Creepshow premieres on Shudder on September 26th 2019.
The CW’s Arrowverse
“Arrow” 8th and Final Season
While there wasn’t a trailer for the upcoming 8th and final season of Arrowverse tentpole series “Arrow,” there was a pretty awesome sizzle reel encompassing the entire series, leading up to next year’s crossover event, “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”
“The Flash” Sizzle Reel
“Supergirl” Sizzle Reel
What a strange journey it’s been for the tv adaptation of Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film “Snowpiercer.” The TBS series (it was originally TNT) is set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, this series centers on the remaining people, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Jennifer Connelly stars along with Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Annalise Basso, Sasha Frolova, Alison Wright, Benjamin Haigh, Roberto Urbina, Katie McGuinness, Susan Park, Sheila Vand, Sam Otto, Iddo Goldberg, Jaylin Fletcher, and Tony Award winner Lena Hall. “Snowpiercer” will hit TBS sometime in the spring of 2020, and it’s already been renewed for a second season.
“Harley Quinn” [DC Universe]
Are you ready for an adult-animated comedy from DC Universe all about Harley Quinn starring Kaley Cuoco as the former Dr. Quinzel in an all-new series about the Gothamite. Starring Lake Bell (Children’s Hospital) as Poison Ivy, Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as the Joker, and Tony Hale (Arrested Development) as Doctor Psycho, the series will also feature Wanda Sykes, Ron Funches, and Jason Alexander in yet unspecified roles. DC Universe says “Harley Quinn” will hit sometime in “mid October” of 2019.
“Rick and Morty” Season 4 [Adult Swim]
Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s animated series will be returning to Adult Swim for a 4th season in November of 2019.
“Van Helsing” Season 4 [SYFY]
Vanessa Helsing and co are back in season 4 of SYFY’s “Van Helsing,” due to hit the cable network sometime in the Fall of 2019.
“The Expanse” Season 4 [Amazon]
Remember when “The Expanse” was saved by Amazon following the shocking decision by SYFY to cancel it after the third season? The streaming giant unleashed the first trailer for the fourth season of the series during SDCC, and fans were ecstatic. “The Expanse” season 4 is set to hit Amazon on December 13th 2019.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.” Season 6 [ABC]
With only 4 episodes left in season 6 of ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and the announcement last week that the upcoming 7th season would be the last for the Marvel Television Studios production, emotions were high during the SDCC panel.
“Mayans MC” Season 2 [FX]
The “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff series “Mayans MC” had a rough start at the beginning- the pilot was recast and reshot- but definately found it’s tread with audiences, cementing a season 2 order from FX. It’ll premiere on September 3rd 2019 on FX.