Marvel Studios and Netflix had a roller coaster panel at SDCC, beginning with footage from The Punisher and capping off the day in Hall H with a surprise screening of Marvel’s The Defenders, which will be released on Netflix August 18.
Escape rooms are pretty trendy right now, so it makes to see one pop at SDCC off-site events this year – the room, presented by Alcon Television Group and themed to SyFy’s series The Expanse, pits two teams (between 4-5 people on a team) against one another in a race to escape a failing ship. The event is located at 450 2nd Avenue and is open from 10 AM to 7 PM Thursday and Friday, 9 AM to 7 PM Saturday, and 10 AM to 6 PM on Sunday.
There’s no shortage of off-site events at SDCC this year, and USA’s Mr. Robot is back on the ground with a new concept. At a makeshift E Corp bank located at 327 4th Avenue, fans can open an “account” with E Corp, loaded with 20 Ecoin cryptocurrency. The event is open from 11 AM – 7 PM through Saturday and then from 11-4 PM Sunday.
It’s a surreal feeling talking with voice actors and the people who’ve created your favorite animated shows. On one level, they are consummate professionals who dedicate their lives to the work and craft before them. So, when they do interviews, like the round table interviews at Comic Con, it’s merely a transactional experience: promoting a […]
It’s hype season and Netflix is starting to hype the upcoming Defenders series… but you probably weren’t expecting the hype to originate from Netflix Korea or to prominently feature Stan Lee. It seems Netflix Korea tweeted a video: The translates to: “There is no need to be perfect. Marvel’s father Stan Lee talking about the […]
A few more notes on things we’re seeing from orbit on monitor duty in The Beat’s Watchtower: The may have cancelled the Walking Dead panel, but we’ve got some art for the two TV versions… The 2016 “Answer the Call” crew Ghostbusters get a 5 issue miniseries called Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (you guessed the titled, […]
4 days ago, Alex had reported that Netflix and Dark Horse were drying the ink on a deal that would turn The Umbrella Academy, Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba‘s creator-owned Dark Horse series, into the next comics-based offering from the streaming giant. As of this evening, it’s now official, as Netflix and Dark Horse have released […]
Out of development hell at last?
Easily my favorite comic related series this year, FX’s Legion, overseen by the brilliant showrunner Noah Hawley, and adapted from the tremendous New Mutants run of Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, played a bit like the X-Men meets Lynch and Kubrick. And it worked liked gangbusters! With Season 1 ending on such an enticing cliffhanger, […]
It’s crazy to think that we’re only a couple of weeks away from one of the biggest pop culture events in the country. As per usual, Team Beat will be on the ground at SDCC, eating our way through the Gaslamp, attending the Eisners, catching up with old friends, and most importantly – getting […]