Despite Tyler Hoechlin claiming at SDCC last week that he hadn’t yet tried on the Superman suit, The CW has very quickly turned around a poster of its new TV Superman standing with his cousin Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), a.k.a. Supergirl. And it’s… well, there are a lot of lens flares going every which way.
What’s that creeping sense of existential dread? It’s the knowledge that Black Mirror season 3 comes to Netflix October 21! At the Television Critics Association press tour, Netflix shared not only the release date, but also episode titles, stars, and directors… including the surprising information that Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur and Rashida Jones co-wrote one of next season’s episodes.
Disappointing news for Jessica Jones fans from Marvel and Netflix during the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour this week: Season 2 won’t premiere until sometime in 2018. Ditto for season 3 of Daredevil, thanks to Marvel’s other superhero television series—plus the miniseries event for The Defenders—taking priority.
While 2015’s Ex Machina may be what pushed writer-director Alex Garland into the mainstream, about half of his body of work is in adaptations: He wrote the screenplays for both Never Let Me Go and Dredd, and is writing and directing the adaptation of Annihilation, the first book in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy. Lightspeed Magazine recently posted the full text of Wired‘s Geek Guide to the Galaxy interview with Alex Garland, which runs from irreverent (he likes to be contrarian) to serious (reflective commentary on the difference between telling a story through a novel and a movie). The whole thing is worth a read, but Garland’s thoughts on adapting Annihilation—especially doing so without having read the subsequent installments.
BookTube is what it sounds like: a community of YouTube users who post vlogs about books. Videos range from the oh-so-popular (and neverending) to-be-read piles to monthly or yearly wrap-ups to deep dives into particular subgenres, tropes, and topics. BookTubers tag one another in video challenges, join up for readathons, and make it so that it’s not just dozens of bookworms shouting into the void—it’s a constant conversation.
SFF BookTube is a pocket of that online universe whose members love to discuss science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction, YA… you name it. Some of these BookTubers post everything under the #BookTubeSFF hashtag on Twitter, while others read across genres and highlight certain SFF titles they can’t stop talking about. We’ve rounded up both types here—and what’s more, we’ve created a little tour through BookTube. Starting with the big-picture news vlogs to getting incredibly granular with reviews, here’s (nearly) every kind of SFF BookTube video depending on your mood and needs. Enjoy!
Hulu has added another star to its adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale: Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black) will play a pivotal character tied to the eponymous handmaid Offred’s (Elisabeth Moss) past.
As the Marvel Studios San Diego Comic-Con panel came to an end, with all of the cast members coming together for an epic superhero group selfie, there was one last announcement: Captain Marvel (a.k.a. Carol Danvers) was in the house! And onstage came Brie Larson! The Kong: Skull Island actress, who was at SDCC promoting her other film, has officially been confirmed as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s next female superhero.
The DC TV panel is underway! For three hours, the casts of Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow are talking next season’s new heroes (and villains), plus the four-way crossover coming this year. That’s a lot of superheroes on one network (The CW), and in one room at San Diego Comic-Con. Read through for updates on each show!
“Look at me. I know what I am.”
“And what’s that?”
While the X-Men comics and movies have come up with various metaphors for being a mutant, FX and Marvel Television’s new series Legion takes the tack of mental illness. The interesting part of this first trailer is that David Haller (Dan Stevens) is convinced he’s insane—something that the doctors around him encourage, even when his episodes manifest in psychic happenings right before their very eyes. That dichotomy makes the show look like a real mind-trip.
“We’re gonna recapture my creatures. They’re currently in alien terrain surrounded by billions of the most vicious creatures on the planet… humans.” With the latest trailer for Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we finally get a glimpse of the creatures hidden in Newt Scamander’s suitcase—and the danger they’re in when they’re unleashed upon the unsuspecting No-Maj Americans.
The first trailer for Wonder Woman looks appropriately badass, with Gal Gadot lassoing soldiers in the trenches and hiding her sword in killer gowns when facing down baddies. Plus, more than a few jokes about her parentage via Zeus and inspiring secretaries to do more than just follow men around. Watch it now!
The road to Tatiana Maslany’s well-deserved Emmy nomination is paved with plenty of giggles, as we learned upon seeing the blooper reel for Orphan Black season 4. Whereas most shows have actors flubbing lines and messing each other up, seeing as Maslany makes up half the cast, it’s mostly a delightful supercut of her breaking character—which is much more bizarre than you might imagine—at the best moments.
Now, I shouldn’t get your guys’ hopes up too much. This video from The CW is more of a sizzle reel than anything else, a bloody recap of all of the show’s brutal violence—in case you forgot about the spears through bodies, levers pulled leading to genocide, and poor Raven screaming as she gets cut into over and over. But at the end, there’s a brief tease of season 4, when the enemy isn’t Earthlings, but Earth itself.
AMC shared the first trailer for season 7 of The Walking Dead at San Diego Comic-Con, and we are no closer to figuring out whose head Negan bashed in with Lucille at the end of last season. The producers have very smartly been circulating teasers that give equal weight to every option, like these chilling character posters; and the trailer plays that same game of “what if?”
Marvel and Netflix are really showing off their Defenders at San Diego Comic-Con: In addition to the first trailer for Luke Cage and a teaser hinting at how the eponymous foursome will come together, they also released a teaser for Iron Fist. This one gives us less information than Luke Cage, though it shows us a fair bit of Danny Rand’s comic-book background, from K’un-Lun to New York City.
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