News Round-Up #NYCC @tegans_marie

It's the time of year where leaves are turning orange, Pumpkin Spice lattes are available everywhere, and the second biggest comic convention starts in New York.

After quite a few months of a news dryspell, it's refreshing to see new news every time I refresh my Twitter feed, because this week, it's all about the comic convention in the Big Apple.

So to stay updated, here's a news round up!

Four years later and we’re finally getting a glimpse at the Steven DeKnight directed sequel to the Guillermo del Toro written slash directed monster film.

Uprising, slated to hit theaters March 23rd, 2018, will see the return of Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman as Mako Mori, Dr. Newt Geiszler, and Dr. Hermann Gottlieb, respectively. It also features a slew of new characters, most notably in the form of Jake Pentecost (played by the incredibly talented John Boyega), son of the late Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), who is given a chance to save the world by his adoptive sister, Mako.

Needless to say, the trailer put the whole wide web into a frenzy.

Star Wars’ tactical genius returned to canon last year with his appearances in Star Wars Rebels where he gave the Ghost crew a run for their money, and the Timothy Zahn written novel, Thrawn.

For those of you not in the know, Grand Admiral Thrawn was a character created by Zahn in his wildly popular Thrawn trilogy (Heir of the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and the Last Command) which took place five years after Return of the Jedi. It's no longer considered canon, thanks to the Disney-led sequel trilogy, and is now part of the Legends Series, along with the rest of the EU (Expanded Universe).

The Thrawn trilogy also introduced Mara Jade, Jaina and Jacen Solo. Although neither of those three have been recanonized like Thrawn, the Force Awakens definitely took some cues from Jacen’s storyline.

Thrawn’s sequel,Alliances, will feature not only Thrawn himself, but also Darth Vader. It is set to be released Summer of 2018.

Everyone's favorite cigarette smoking, trenchcoat wearing demon hunter is back-- in animated form.

The popular comic book character is no stranger to live action adaptations, or even animated adaptions.  First there was the 2005 film, where Constantine was portrayed by Keanu Reeves; then there was the beloved, yet cancelled after only one season, Matt Ryan led Constantine, which aired on NBC until its cancellation.

But Constantine emerged from the dead, so to speak, following its cancellation when Matt Ryan picked up the trenchcoat again to appear in a season four episode of Arrow to help the team get Sara Lance’s soul back. Following that, Ryan reprised the role in the animated film, Justice League: Dark.

The news of an animated television show (with Matt Ryan once again reprising the role) came yesterday at New York Comic Con, along with a poster. The series is set to premiere early 2018 on the CWSeed.
Official Synopsis:

This all-new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content follows DC’s popular comic book character John Constantine (voiced by the live action series star Matt Ryan), a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult. Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, he fights the good fight. With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent.  With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

Last season ended with an out of this world cliffhanger when the post credits scene revealed that Coulson (and presumably the rest of the team) are now in space.

For months, fans have been totally in the dark about this season, apart from the news that Nick Blood will be returning as the snarky yet loveable mercenary turned agent, Lance Hunter.

While we're still mostly in the dark, we got tantalizing hints about this season (mainly regarding the status of Fitzsimmons), and the announcement that the Kree would once again be returning.

Most of all, we finally got a premiere date! Season five will premiere December 1st (Friday night) with a smashing two hour premiere.

I cannot wait.

And so the angst begins! Shadowhunters returns Tuesday April 3rd, and we’ll see the start of Jace’s (Dominic Sherwood) Sebastian (Will Tudor) fueled murder dreams about Clary (Kat McNamara).

Apart from that, it looks like Luke (Isaiah Mustafa)  will finally have a bigger role, and it seems like all is not going well for Magnus (Harry Shum Jr).

Meanwhile, Clary is taking matters into her own hands and being the general kick butt Shadowhunter she is.

With a month left until it comes out, DCEU fans were treated with another look at November's Justice League.

For the first time since Batman v. Superman, we see [spoilers!] Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent in a scene in the beginning of the trailer that's sure to have Clois fans dying of feels (I know I was).

Justice League hits theaters November 17th!


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