What we learned by following SDCC 2016 online – part 1: TV and film


$Every geek knows that one weekend in the summer is the most important weekend to spend online, San Diego Comic Con weekend. Every year, I think of making the big trip to San Diego but up till now I haven’t done it yet (It’s still on my bucket list). This weekend I’ve spent many hours watching actor/ studio panels and trailers that have been released especially for SDCC.

Hereby an overview:

Orphan Black

With the fifth and final season coming to our screens in 2017, this might be their last con (if the show gets a big enough cult following it might be they need to return in a few years like the Firefly cast did). We got some nice special things from this panel.

There was the fantastic clone improve part of the panel. Tatiana instantaneous switches between the clones that she portrays in the show. This is quite hilarious to see:

I love the news that the makers of the show want to put 12 clones in one scene. How are they going that? Waiting impatiently to see the final season now.


Marvel took out all the stops and for all the upcoming films in the MCU universe. The also told us about the new upcoming TV shows and those that already are on our TVs.

Doctor Strange

There was a new trailer for Doctor Strange a new view on the world and I loved it.

It’s still sort of a mystery which role/ villain Mads Mikkelsen is playing.

Black Panther

They announced the new cast members for Black Panter.  We already knew that Chadwick Boseman would be playing the main character since he was announced in Captain America: Civil War. But now we know that Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira will also play a part in the story

Thor: Ragnarok

The people in the hall got to see a clip from the film. But since they just started filming a few days ago. According to what I read on the internet, it will be mostly based around Planet Hulk. They also showed the new logo for the film:


Spider-man homecoming

In hall H, they showed a teaser for the film. They showed the concept for Vulture who will be played by Michael Keaton.

Guardians of the galaxy vol2

It was revealed that Kurt Russel will be playing the dad of Star-lord. Sylvester Stalone has a part in it. The new logo was shown:


Captain Marvel

Marvel announced that Brie Larson will be playing Carole Danvers – Captain Marvel.

TV shows

The Defenders

They showed the following teaser for Netflix/ Marvel The Defenders:

The Punisher

During the Marvel Television/ Luke Cage panel they announced the Daredevil spin-off The Punisher. Jon Bernthal will be reprising the role.


Luke Cage

Then there was the trailer for Luke Cage and it seems another show I will watch:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

There were multiple footage reels shown. Firstly there is the gag reel for Season 3:

And a FitzSimmons and SkyeWard screentest:

Other news was that Ghost rider comes to Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.


And there was the announcement of Legion, set in the X-men universe. Dan Stevens (known from Downton Abbey – and soon Beauty and the Beast) who seems to be playing the son of professor X.

Iron Fist

They showed the teaser for Iron Fist:


For Scorpion we learned that season 3 will pick up right after the season finale of season 2. You can watch the panel here:


Then we switch over to the news from DC

Justice League

DC showed the first trailer for Justice League, here we see Batman, Aquaman, Wonderwoman Flash and Cyborg combine their strengths to defend the earth. Now honestly I like The Flash better in the TV show

Suicide Squad

They showed yet another trailer for Suicide Squad, this film will release in just over a week.

Music is a big part of the movie and it was a fact of matching the right song to the scenes. When you can get the right music on a piece of film, it transcends and they together become something else.

As Will Smith says in the panel: “This is a movie about bad vs evil”.

Wonder Woman

And wonderfully they showed the trailer for Wonder Woman. The premise is that Diana leaves the amazons and gets to know the world at war (yes hello World war). It has Chris Pine as a male lead.


Tv shows


Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance) will appear in the first episode of season five. There will also be a crossover with the other DC shows for the 100th episode of Arrow.

Legends of Tomorrow

They have not yet started filming the new season. They did introduce the actors who will be playing Vixen, Obsidian, Commander Steel, Stargirl, Dr. Mid-Nite and Hourman (Patrick J. Adams) who will be forming the Justice Society of America


The Flash

We will see what happens now with Barry after he finally got to save his mum. But weirdly in this new world, he is still close to his parents but the people that we have seen in the previous seasons (Cisco, Caitlin, Joe and Iris) don’t know him.



The monsters are loose in Gotham


In the panel we hear that a list of brains (characters) was given to Rose McIver, she could veto one and didn’t. Now next season she will eat the brains and take over the characteristics of a dominatrix. That will be interesting to see.

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

Eddie Redmayne gave magic wands to the visitors of hall H. All actors feel blessed to have been able to work in the amazing fantasy world of J.K. Rowling.


Firstly there was this fantastically funny, who are we taking with us to comic con. They can’t afford everyone going because of Benedict’s hair 😉

In the panel, they talked about the new season. Finally season 4!!! About how it was working with dogs and babies (as they in showbusiness don’t do it. Last week the promo picture of Benedict with a bloodhound was published. Normally it should have dragged someone behind him through a busy market in London but the dog hates asphalt so it wouldn’t budge an inch. The only thing they could do was take the picture with it.

They also talked about the new year special, about the trippiness of the going back and forth in time. Benedict also commented that he loved victorian Sherlock’s hair. It was so easy having it slicked back.


In the second season, we will learn what Jane’s real name is and what’s the deal with Orion. New additions to the cast are Luke Mitchell and Michelle Hurst.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

I’ve loved the stories that were written by Douglas Adams ever since I read them the first time a decade ago. A few years back BBC already made an attempt to adapt Dirk Gently with Stephen Mangan in the lead role. Now there is a new version of the story. Elijah Wood is in it and when I first heard the castings I was presuming he would play Dirk Gently but apparently he is not.

Once upon a time

The sixth season of Once upon a time will feature new characters like Aladdin and Jasmine, Jafar, The count of Monte Cristo and Morpheus. Knowing the three first ones from the Disney, I am now wondering how they are going to bring the other character to live.

They showed the following teaser:


Rob Benedict and Richard Spreight Jr. are hosting the panel with our favorite actors Jared, Jensen, Misha,  Mark (Sheppard) and the showrunners.

How can they top God? You can’t top God. But they are going back to the roots of the show. There is a hunt for Lucifer. Mark often asks “Are you killing me yet” and the showrunners would say “Yes” to make him squirm.

Jared was asked if Sam is dead, he answers with the words “Sam Winchester is not dead – he is not a Losechester” and the other cast members shaking their heads for this pun. We will learn more about the lady who shot Sam.

It’s going to be interesting to see what the relationship will be between the Winchester boys and their mum. With her return, she will need to get to know them again. She has missed 30 odd years of their lives.  Will this leave the guys vulnerable?

Where does season 12 go for Castiel? Castiel is going back to the person/ angel he was in season 4. He has got his mojo back, he is angry, in fighting spirit and after Lucifer.

Since the new season is all about family, they are going to explore  the family bond between Rowena and Crowley in the new season.

Lucifer will now try out a few vessels and the first one he’ll try is a rock star. And the rock star will be played by Rick Springfield.



As we are going into the twelfth and final season of Bones, they had to be at SDCC.

They are just starting this week with filming, Emily is going to direct the first episode. The episode will be a continuation of the series finale.

It seems that Cam and Arastoo are getting a wedding.

Emily hopes that there is a sort of happy ending for the season but she feels that there will be sadness throughout the season. Emily and David say that they will take a few props home from the set.

There will be 2 characters from past season that will probably die (no one at the panel table so that means that Brennan & Booth, Angela & Jack, Cam and Aubrey will not be one of them)

In episode 11 we will find out what 447 means. What will happen to Zack? We (the fans) asked for him so they brought him back. He will be back for 3 to 4 episodes and his story is not over yet.

DISCLAIMER: I don’t own any of the videos, they rightfully belong to the studios that released them or other youtubers!


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