Comic-Con comes and goes but the memories never leave… because we take video… and add music to it… and post it to YouTube. This was the 7th year The Flickcast has been at SDCC, and though the whole crew couldn’t make it down this time, those of us who did made sure to fully represent. As always, way more happened than we could fully capture on camera but we did our best to catch as much of it as possible as we could.
Some of the highlights for this year:
With WonderCon, the Con season of 2015 has begun. Starting with WonderCon it rolls into the Star Wars Celebration, E3, Comic Con in San Diego, VidCon, RTX and wraps up around New York Comic Con… so basically the next six months of our lives. In celebration, JC and Wally went to Anaheim with camera in hand and only one pass. If Wally didn’t get in, he’d head to Disneyland. But if he did, he was going to “press” as hard as he could.
This may be the last year for WonderCon to grace the Disney neighborhood as it may be heading to Los Angeles next year. When we were there this year, we did see an influx of Disney / Star Wars hybrids. If they get further from the happiest place on earth, will that still happen?
Most likely. Mashup cosplays have taken over. JC though wasn’t having any of that and decided to rock the SoCal Hal look, the douchebag alternate universe version of the Green Lantern from DC’s Infinite Crisis MOBA game.
As is quickly becoming a tradition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation unveiled a new Batman movie at a world premiere event at WonderCon on April 3. Inspired by best-selling graphic novel, Batman: Court of Owls, Batman vs. Robin is an excellent addition to the ever expanding universe of DC’s original movies.
Picking up on three months after Son of Batman left off, Batman vs. Robin showcases the still tenuous relationship between Bruce and Damian Wayne as they each try to better fit into their respective roles as father and son. Being crime fighting partners is both a help and a hindrance to their relationship, especially when it seems like Batman can’t rely on Robin to put aside his League of Assassins tendencies. The duo are to the test when Talon, the enforcer for The Court of Owls, tries to lure Damian in as his new protégé while Gotham’s secret society also enacts a plan that could destroy the city.
The film boasts a strong voice cast, including the return of Jason O’Mara (Batman), Stuart Allan (Robin), and Sean Maher (Nightwing). Allan once again brings the perfect amount of petulance to Damian and Batman vs. Robin goes the distance to remind us Damian isn’t a child the way the previous Robins, including Dick Grayson, were.
He was born and raised with assassins. Nightwing even remarks to Batman about Damian, saying, “He’s just a 10-year-old boy.” But Batman gently corrects him. “No. He just looks like one.” The film drives this message home so well it doesn’t seem as impossible for a kid to face off with full grown adults, even Batman, and hold his own or come out ahead.
As much as we are still somewhat skeptical, the more Marvel and Netflix put out about the upcoming Daredevil series, the more we’re being convinced it could be damn good. Case in point this week is a brand new trailer for the series featuring the blind lawyer turned vigilante Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil).
In it we get a lot of info about one of the most important characters in any story: the bad guy. Well, at least one of them anyway … Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. We also get some more insight into what makes Matt Murdock tick and what his plans for the city are. Of course, Kingpin may have other ideas. Other very violent ideas.
Daredevil, which stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and D’Onofrio, premieres on Netflix on April 10. Check out the trailer after the break.
You could say we’re a bit skeptical about this one. But you can’t really blame us. After all, the last time Daredevil appeared on a screen it wasn’t the best experience for fans, to say the least. Okay, the movie sucked.
However, that bad experience looks like it really will be in the past now that we’ve seen the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series. In short, it looks pretty darn good.
Check it out after the break. Daredevil comes to Netflix on April 10 with all episodes of the series being released at the same time.There goes that weekend.