SDCC 2018 Day One Recap: Titans Trailer, Clone Wars Coming Back, Iron Fist First Look
It’s that time of year again. The 2018 San Diego Comic-Con has begun, and this one is almost as big as last year’s. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be out of Hall H this summer, DC has promised some huge news from its panel and throughout the convention. Of course, those two never reveal their BIG stuff on the first day, but boy have we got some very cool first-looks today. Get ready for news on all of your favorite movies, TV shows, comics, video games, and more, all in one article!
Before any of the panels today, DC kicked off SDCC 2018 with updates on its new streaming service, DC Universe. This all-access service comes in two packages: monthly and annual. The monthly package will cost you $7.99/month to experience all of your favorite DC moments in film, television, and comics. The annual package will knock you down $74.99/year, a 20% discount on the monthly package if you decide to keep the service for an entire year. Both packages come with exclusive access to unlimited DC movies, cartoons, live action shows, comics, and even merchandise. You’ll also earn a 7-day free trial no matter which package you choose to buy. However, if you decide to buy yourself the annual package for DC Universe, you’ll be able to reap “premium annual member benefits and rewards.” There is no word on what these benefits or rewards are as of yet.
Along with the news about the membership service for DC Universe, the first trailer for the anticipated live-action Titans TV show was released. The upcoming dark and gritty take on the Teen Titans presents Raven (Teagan Croft) as a haunted young girl who seeks aid from Detective Dick Grayson, aka Robin (Brenton Thwaites, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales). In this trailer, we get our first looks at all of our new Titans in action, including Robin, Raven, Starfire (Anna Diop, 24: Legacy), and Beast Boy (Ryan Potter, Big Hero 6). And if you look close enough, you’ll be able to spot new heroes Hawk (Alan Ritchson) and Dove (Minka Kelly) fighting bad guys. You can watch the first trailer for DC Universe’s Titans right here
The very first panel to present in Hall H this year was 20th Century Fox’s The Predator. Although not a lot was shown, we did get an extended look at a scene from the movie. In the scene, we see Boyd Holbrook and his crew waiting for Olivia Munn’s character, Casey Bracket, to wake up. When she comes to, she pulls a shotgun on everyone else in the room, initiating banter between them. After the clip was shown, director Shane Black gave a little more insight on the new film. According to Black, the Predators from their home world are angry at the fact that at least two of their champions have been killed on Earth. Their response? Fight back. Black also went on to say that there are three factions of Predators that evolve. The Predators have hunted creatures all across the universe, and they have adapted traits to combat humans and other beings. Another clip was shown, presenting the Super Predator brutally ripping the head and backbone off of another Predator. “They’re hunting each other now?” says Olivia Munn’s Casey Bracket.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 10th Anniversary
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back! The cast and crew of the hit animated TV show came to Hall H with a HUGE surprise today. Before they revealed the big news, they showed everyone at the panel never-before-seen sketches and art for the show. There were sketches of many characters from the show including Maul, Asajj Ventress, Ahsoka, Sifo-Dyas and even Yoda’s journey from Netflix’s “Lost Episodes.” Of course, there was also concept art of the Sith, bounty hunters, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Cad Bane, and clones.
Finally, as a very special treat to all of the fans of the TV show, the cast and crew revealed a poster and a trailer for the next season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. You can revel in the glory of a first look at the final season of The Clone Wars here. The final season of The Clone Wars will be released on Disney’s upcoming streaming service “Disney Direct.”
Marvel Games’ panel was the next one to appear in Hall H, and they had some pretty exciting stuff to show us. For the upcoming Spider-Man game, which releases on the PlayStation 4 on September 7, 2018, the third and final pre-order bonus suit was revealed to the audience. When you pre-order Spider-Man, you will be able to unlock the Spider-Punk suit, the Iron Spider suit from Avengers: Infinity War, and, now, the Velocity suit.
As well as the reveal of the Velocity Suit, Titan Books revealed that they will be selling a standalone prequel novel to the game and a limited edition art book. Brand new Funko POP!s were also unveiled, featuring Unmasked Spider-Man, Mary Jane, Mister Negative and Miles Morales. A brand new story trailer was shown to the audience and made public, so you can watch that here. The trailer introduced a new villain to the game, Silver Sable, as well as showed off the classic Spider-Man suit that Peter will wear at the beginning of the game. Finally, it was officially revealed that a limited edition PS4 Pro bundle for Marvel’s Spider-Man will be out the same day the game releases. The bundle includes the main game, a red and white PS4 controller and a red PS4 Pro with a giant, white spider symbol on top.
The final panel from the first day of SDCC 2018 is none other than Marvel Television, specifically Marvel’s Iron Fist on Netflix. Jeph Loeb and the cast and crew were there to present the show and reveal the release date of its second season, September 7th, 2018. September 7th will be a big day for Marvel as the Spider-Man PS4 game is also releasing that day. Misty Knight will return in the second season of Marvel’s Iron Fist, and Alice Eve will portray super-villain Typhoid Mary. Clayton Barber, the choreographer for Creed and Black Panther, will serve as the fight choreographer for the new season. Finally, the cast and crew revealed a teaser and a new logo for the second season of Iron Fist. In the new teaser, we see Danny Rand fighting thugs in an alleyway. As he beats them down, Danny talks about a war that is going on in the city. He goes on to say that he will put the war at rest. You can watch the teaser here.
- DC Comics announced the “Batman/Joker: Dynamic Duo” comic by Marc Silvestri.
- A brand new teaser and new posters for the new season of Doctor Who were revealed. You can watch the teaser here.
- At Geoff Johns’ panel, Johns announced that a live-action Stargirl TV adaptation is in the works, and it will be available on the DC Universe streaming service. He went on to say that he is bringing back Shazam and the Shazam Family in a new line of monthly comics, starting November 21st. Geoff also revealed a sneak peek at “Batman: Three Jokers” from DC’s Black Label. Lastly, Geoff talked about a new imprint called “The Killing Zone,” which is a “story across several books that takes place from the 1940s all the way to the 2040s, featuring DC characters who haven’t been seen in years--maybe even decades.”
- Syfy hosted a panel with the cast and crew from its upcoming George R.R. Martin space horror show, Nightflyers. The story is that Earth is dying, so a crew of astronauts aboard the Nightflyer fly deep into space to save humanity. You can watch the first trailer for the new show here. Nightflyers premieres this fall on Syfy.