All the Biggest and Best News From San Diego Comic Con 2017

By Tom Pritchard on at

San Diego Comic Con is basically nerdvana. It's the biggest event of the year, where the film, tv, and comics industries come together to showcase what they have planned for the year ahead. There are also games there, but to much lesser extent, thanks to them getting their own shows at the likes of E3 and Gamescom.

But seriously San Diego Comic Con is huge. So huge that's easy to lose track of everything that happens. Even more so if you're actually there navigating the crowds. We have plenty of news up on site, and you can keep tabs on it all right here. This list will be getting updated as the weekend progresses, so make sure to keep coming back.

There'll also be a round-up of the smaller bits of news that we didn't have chance to publish coming to you on Monday, so keep an eye out for that when you're on the way to work.

Everything We Spotted in the New Justice League Trailer

We have four minutes of superhero action to dig into, so let's see what we can work out.

The CW's Next DC Animated Series Stars a Gay Superhero in World Where the Nazis Won WWII

But its not just Nazis, unfortunately.

Something Has Gone Wrong With Time in the Very First Footage From Doctor Who's Christmas Special

'Twice Upon a Time' might have just finished filming, but there was still something to be seen at San Diego Comic Con.

Frank Miller's Giving the Man of Steel Another New Origin Story in Superman: Year One

Batman: Year One did wonders for the Dark Knight, and now Miller is giving Superman the same treatment.

Apparently Microsoft is Still Working on That Halo TV Show Everyone's Forgotten

Yes, it's still a thing. And yes, Steven Spielberg is allegedly still involved.

Supergirl Is Done Being Kara Danvers in the First Look at Season Three

She's considering giving up her human persona in order to live and fight as Supergirl 24/7.

Gotham Season 4 Will Feature Porky Psycho Professor Pyg

Thought Scarecrow was creepy? Think again.

Thor Ragnarok's Big Flame Beastie Surtur Will be Played by Shawshank Actor Clancy Brown

He'll also beat the tar out of Hulk.

In a World Without Fantastic Four Comics, DC Basically Decided to Make Their Own

Who needs Mr Fantastic when we have Plastic Man?

The Next Season of Lucifer Promises a 'Deeper Dive Into Devilishness'

There’ll be partying, fighting, Vegas mischief, and at least one scene involving the juggling of breast implants.

Legends of Tomorrow's Hilarious New Trailer Sends Earth's Mightiest Misfits Through Time and Space

I’m very pleased to report that season three looks like more of the same in a very good way.

Michelle Pfeiffer Will Play Janet Van Dyne in Ant-Man and The Wasp

Plus a whole bunch of other casting announcements.

Here's Why the Black Panther Footage Got a Standing Ovation at Comic-Con

Here's a blow-for-blow recount of the amazing Comic-Con footage Marvel elected not to put online.

Captain Marvel Will Be Fighting Skrulls in the '90s in Her Movie

Nick Fury is also in it, but with two eyes.

Arrow's New Trailer Tackles Oliver's Grief and the Return of Black Siren

Big Ollie looks pretty down in the dumps in this season six teaser.

The New Flash Trailer Is All About Trying to Live in a World Without Barry Allen

It’s pretty grim, as the cracks in both Iris and Cisco’s personalities especially start to emerge.

Somehow the New Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Is Even Crazier Than the First

This is probably the most fun Marvel movie trailer ever. And that's really saying something.

The Westworld Season Two Trailer Shows the Park's Dying Throes

Now with added dead tigers!

Blade Runner 2049 Director Says Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott Are Still Arguing About What Deckard Is

The question of whether or not Deckard is himself a replicant is one fans have debated since the movie came out in 1982—and it’s a debate the star and director are still having to this day.

The New Stranger Things Trailer Is a Real Thriller, and in More Ways Than One

Yep, Stranger Things is still totally awesome.

The New Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Shows a Galaxy on the Brink of... Something

The stakes are bigger than ever... maybe? Actually, it’s a little hard to tell what’s going on.

Star Trek: Discovery's Main Character Has Suddenly Become a Major Canon Mystery

Producers promise it won’t break Trek’s canon... though it’s hard to see how.

Seth McFarlane's Star Trek Spoof The Orville Looks Like a Tonne of Fun

While also reminding us that exploring the strange new frontiers can be a truly ridiculous endeavour.

Here's a Brief History of What's Happened Between Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

A lot has changed—and it’s not lookin’ good.

Here's What Happened in the New Aquaman Footage That WB Isn't Releasing

We can't show it to you, but nobody can stop us telling you about it.

The New Justice League Trailer Is All Kinds of Epic

Justice League, assemble!

Ben Affleck Says He Loves Playing Batman But Doesn't Get Around to Denying the Rumours He's Leaving

To say that his answer was vague is being generous.

The New Justice League Poster Is Basically an Alex Ross Painting in Real Life

Though it does come with the DCEU equivalent of Wingdings.

How The Gifted Connects to the X-Men Movies While Dodging Their Convoluted Timeline

Executive producer Matt Nix has a clever answer to how his show does actually fit in with the movies—and how all of Fox’s other mutant-centric offerings do, too.


Holy Shit, The Flash Movie Will Adapt Flashpoint

If Jeffrey Dean Morgan isn't Batman, we riot.

Ready Player One First Footage is a Spectacular Cornucopia of Pop Culture References

It delivers big, sweeping, pop culture fun.

Iron Fist Is Getting a New Showrunner and That's Probably for the Best

Scott Buck has been replaced by former Sleepy Hollow producer Raven Metzner

No One on Twin Peaks Knows What's Happening Either, But They Still Love Making It

Aside from perhaps MacLachlan, the actors are only allowed to read the pages of the script which contains dialogue for their characters.

Gotham by Gaslight, Suicide Squad, and Death and Return of Superman Are DC's Next Animated Movies

Not one, not two, not three, but four more major DC animated movies are on the way.

New Teaser For Sci-Fi Series Krypton Focuses on Superman's Grandad

Expect plenty of Kryptonian fist-shaking and Zimmer frame action.

After This Insane Trailer We're Dying to See The Lego Ninjago Movie, and We're as Shocked as You Are

This movie looks downright insane.

We Saw the Second Episode of The Tick and It's Going to Be Your Favourite Superhero Show All Over Again

Fellow citizens, it was freaking great.

Joss Whedon Will Work on Batgirl Once He's Finished With The Justice League Movie

The Avengers director is ready to take on Barbara Gordon.

Timothy Zahn's Excellent Thrawn Novel Is Being Turned Into a Marvel Comic

The news was announced at the Lucasfilm publishing panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Iron Fist Has Been Renewed For a Second Season. Let's Hope it's Better Than The First

Let's hope it's more of a punchy pleasure than the uneven debut season.

This Preacher Trailer Introduces Us to the Foul-Mouthed Delight That Is Its Latest Villain

Preacher’s Comic-Con trailer, as new villain Herr Starr exclaims in the climax of this trailer, needs to be seen to be believed.

General Leia Is Getting the Badass Star Wars Action Figure She Truly Deserves

To us, she'll always be royalty.

Archer Heads to Danger Island to Face 'Quicksand, Cannibals, and Super-Intelligent Monkeys'

An island that puts the danger in danger zone.

Our Spoiler-Free Review of The Defenders' First Episode

Short version: It’s awesome.

Game of Thrones Comic-Con Teaser Reveals a Meet-Up That Will Change the Game

Combined, these two characters will have the power to change the world.

Report: Ben Affleck Might Not Be Batman For Much Longer

A new report claims that Warner Bros. is looking at plans to quietly phase out Affleck’s Batman and replace him with a new one.

The Gifted Comic-Con Trailer Promises a New Kind of X-Men Story

Marvel's new X-Men show had a strong showing at Comic-Con.

Of Course the First Punisher TV Footage Is Just Chock-Full of Slaughter

We're all about Frank Castle's solo show.

The New Defenders Trailer Is Kickass

Here's a glorious new trailer to revel in. It’s so, sooo good... and has added chat about pork!

An Assortment of the Most Interesting Things Said at the Game of Thrones Comic-Con Panel

Sansa is "real woke" according to Sophie Turner.

What the Hell Does the End of this Walking Dead Season Eight Trailer Mean?

You can watch it and be equally baffled here.

These Evil Batmen Are Coming to Conquer the DC Universe

DC’s upcoming Dark Nights: Metal series involves dark, alternate reality versions of the Justice League.

We Saw More Footage From Kingsman: The Golden Circle and It Looks So Good

The most memorable on-screen moments belonged to an actress who wasn’t even at San Diego Comic Con: Julianne Moore.

Legion's Noah Hawley Is Definitely Making a Doctor Doom Movie

Maybe Marvel's greatest villain can finally get the big-screen adaptation he deserves.

Watching Archer Outmanoeuvre Kingsman's Eggsy Is Supremely Satisfying

Two secret agents doing what they’re best at: being dapper and acting kind of dickish.

Stargate Is Coming Back, But You'll Need To Subscribe To Yet Another Steaming Service

Stargate is getting an all-new TV series on its own streaming service.

Bright, a.k.a Orc Cop,Takes a Hard-Hitting Look at Elven Gangs and Orc Racism

The latest trailer really dives deep into the weird culture clash of a Los Angeles filled with magical species, and it’s really intriguing.

Behold, Pacific Rim: Uprising's Glorious New Giant Robots

My god are they wonderful.

Inhumans Shows Off New Footage That Raises the Verdict From 'Bad' to 'Meh'

We have the trailer, and a full report on everything else we saw.

Shazam Is DC's Next Movie, and Now It Has a Director

David F Sandberg is set to direct, and hopefully Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will debut as Black Adam.

These Discovery Props Reveal a Tonne About Star Trek's New Klingon Foes

A bevy of props and images are currently on display at San Diego Comic-Con, and the Klingons are stealing the show.

Up Close and Personal With the Justice League's Movie Outfits

Last night, Warner Bros. and DC unveiled a series of replica costumes from the upcoming Justice League movie.

Luke and Rey Are the First Star Wars: The Last Jedi Action Figures

It’s nearly time for a new Star Wars movie, which means we’re even closer to emptying our wallets all over some new Star Wars toys in the run up.