If you’ve been following It’s A Stampede! over the past couple of days then you will be more than aware that I’m knee-deep in the news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018. SDCC began on Thursday July 19th, runs through to Sunday July 22nd, and is currently responsible for a heck of a lot of new posts landing on this very blog.

Today, on It’s A Stampede!, I’m taking a look at all the news and information that has been served up from day one & day two of the event (i.e. Thursday & Friday). Some of the news has already been covered on It’s A Stampede!, however, there is a LOT of info in here that is completely new to the blog.

Here are the news highlights from Days One & Two:

  • Disney has fired Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director over old inappropriate tweets. Having written the script for the movie, the director was set to begin work on the Marvel sequel later this year.
  • DC Entertainment has announced the price tag for DC Universe. The subscription service (currently for US residents only) will launch at $7.99 a month or $74.99 for an annual pass. Batman Beyond and Batman: The Brave & The Bold are amongst the list of classic shows that will appear on the service.
  • The first official poster for The Umbrella Academy has been released. The new show will arrive on Netflix in 2019.
  • NECA is to release a line of Alien action figures based on 1997’s Alien: Resurrection.
  • A new Attack of the Killer Tomatoes movie is in the works and ANYONE can apply to be an extra. ANYONE!
  • DC Entertainment has released the first official trailer for Titans. The trailer arrived with a warning for mature content. Titans costumes also went on display at SDCC.
  • DC Collectibles is to expand its existing line of Batman: The Animated Series action figures. New figures include Scarecrow, Two-Face, H.A.R.D.A.C., The Grey Ghost and a Batman/Batbike combo.
  • Comcast has dropped its bid for 21st Century, paving the way for Disney to move in and (almost certainly) buy up the Fox TV and movie catalogue.
  • Mattel is to release a collection of die-cast vehicles based on Nintendo’s long-running Mario Kart games. The vehicles will hit stores in June 2019.
  • Sony Pictures has pulled the plug on the troubled Crow remake. The movie is no longer on the studio’s schedule.
  • DC Entertainment has confirmed there will be NO ‘Snyder Cut’ of Justice League – so stop asking!
  • CBS All Access has released a trailer for the second season of Star Trek: Discovery.
  • NECA is to release a Leatherhead figure, based on the ’90s computer game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time.
  • Warner Bros. Pictures has set a release date for Joker. The DC movie – which stars Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker – will hit cinema screens on October 4th 2019.
  • IDW is to publish TMNT: Shredder in Hell by writer/artist Mateus Santolouco. The comic will be released in 2019.
  • LEGO has released a new trailer for LEGO DC Super-Villains.
  • Mattel is to release a line of 6″ action figures based on Jurassic World.
  • The Legends of Tomorrow team will not feature in this year’s Arrowverse crossover.
  • Bat in the Sun has released a trailer for forthcoming Power Rangers/Street Fighter crossover short, Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
  • The BBC has released a new trailer for Season 11 of Doctor Who.
  • Lucasfilm/Disney is reviving Star Wars: Clone Wars. The new season will air on Disney’s new streaming service. Looks like the #CloneWarsSaved campaign did the trick.
  • Superman has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for appearing in the longest running super hero comic book, via the pages of Action Comics.
  • Netflix has released a teaser for Iron Fist Season Two.
  • The Toys That Made Us has announced the toy lines that will feature in Season Three of the popular show. The toys that will feature include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, Power Rangers and wrestling toys.
  • Marvel Entertainment has released a new story trailer for forthcoming PS4 game, Spider-Man.
  • Stargirl is getting her own TV show. DC’s Geoff Johns is writing and co-producing. The series will air on DC Universe.
  • Alice Eve has been cast to play Typhoid Mary in Iron Fist Season Two.
  • Marvel Entertainment has announced the forthcoming release of Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years – a “tribute and chronicle of how the Marvel Cinematic Universe was brought to life”. The book, by Tara Bennett, will be on sale in Spring 2019.
  • Deadpool 2 actress, Zazie Beetz is in talks to star in Joker.
  • Stan Lee was unable to attend this year’s con, but posted a message to fans wishing them well. He followed this message up with another video plugging the new series of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, in which he makes a short cameo.
  • The eighth season of American Horror Story will be called Apocalypse.
  • Mezco Toyz is to release a collection of DC-themed Mez-Itz, including figures based on Batman ’89 and the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy.
  • Nickelodeon has released a sneak peek trailer for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Hasbro is to continue its Marvel Legends vintage line with a second wave that includes the Scarlet Spider and Black Panther.
  • The CW has released a Heroes & Villains trailer to promote this year’s Arrowverse crossover. The trailer highlights the introduction of Batwoman into the Arrowverse.
  • DC Entertainment has released footage of Young Justice: Outsiders. The show will stream exclusively on DC Universe.
  • ARTFX is expanding its line of X-Men statue/figures based on the ’90s X-Men cartoon. The line will include: Rogue, Gambit, Beast, Jubilee, Storm, Bishop, Cyclops, Wolverine, Professor Xavier and Phoenix.
  • Diamond Select is to release a series of Minimates based on Kingdom Hearts and Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • Fox has released a trailer for the ninth season of The Walking Dead.
  • Jennifer Connelly is reportedly in talks to star in Top Gun 2.
  • IDW is resurrecting Go-Bots for a new comic book. According to Newsarama, the comic will be spearheaded by Tom Scioli.
  • It has been revealed that more symbiotes will appear in Sony’s Venom movie, including Riot.
  • Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for Glass.
  • Paramount Pictures’ new Bumblebee movie will feature the Transformers home world of Cybertron.
  • A Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is in the works, with Joss Whedon involved as an executive producer. No one has been cast in the lead role.
  • Disney has released a ‘sizzle’ trailer for the remaining Season One episodes of DuckTales.
  • And finally, a new Star Wars novel is in the pipeline from Del Rey Books. Star Wars: Master And Apprentice by Claudia Gray will focus on Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

That’s pretty much all you need to know from the first two days of San Diego Comic-Con. Lots and lots of news and information has been coming out of the event, including a heap of new stuff from DC Entertainment.

As far as I’m concerned, DC has been killing it this weekend with a constant flow of reveals. The company has been knocked in recent years for its poorly received movies, but this year it is really upping its game.

Right, you can take a breather – that was a lot to take in. If you want to watch any of the trailers mentioned in this post, just click on the highlighted links.

Oh and a follow-up post, covering days three and four of San Diego Comic-Con 2018, will be published on Monday. In the meantime, I will be publishing more news as and when it arrives.

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