Gal Gadot Wonder Woman SDCC 2014 reveal

More big news emerged from San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.  A new comic book series for Haven and Galaxy Quest… a sneak peek at Arrow Season 3, a Star Trek crossover with Planet of the Apes… details and art from Marvel’s new line of Star Wars comic books…  new actors to star in Marvel’s Ant-man… more content from Avengers 2… and new giant monster movies are coming soon from Legendary Pictures.

But the biggest news that almost “broke the Internet” was from DC Entertainment: the first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and her new costume from the 2016 release Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  It’s a nice Cliff Chiang-inspired pose for the Amazon warrior.  So we now have three images of the DC Comics trinity:

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We’ve got a pretty dark superhero movie in our future.

The next big news came from a Marvel Comics panel–the creative line-up for Star Wars comic books under Disney:

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Marvel Comics announced that January 2015 will see the first of Marvel taking over the Star Wars comic book line from Dark Horse with three initial series.  Kansas City’s Jason Aaron will write and John Cassaday will serve as artist on a series taking place just after A New Hope, where the original 1978 Marvel Comics line began and the current main Dark Horse title takes place.  Above is the cover art by Cassaday for Issue #1.

Star Wars Darth Vader Granov cover SDCC 2014

A series beginning in February 2015 will follow Darth Vader after his TIE Fighter is knocked away by Han Solo at the end of A New Hope, to be created by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca.

Star Wars Princess Leia Marvel Dodson cover art SDCC 2014

And March 2015 will see a series following Princess Leia after the destruction of the Death Star, from writer Mark Waid, artist Terry Dodson, and colorist Rachel Dodson.

Here are four pages of early stage art for the main Star Wars series:

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Several big properties will see comic book tie-ins soon.  Joining the previously announced Orphan Black series from IDW Publishing will be the comic book series from the Syfy Channel series Haven…

Haven comic book cover Audrey

… and Galaxy Quest!

Galaxy Quest SDCC 2014

Here is the cover for the latest Vikings comic book, based on the History Channel TV series.

Vikings Blood Legacy SDCC 2014

And here’s a strange crossover: Star Trek will meet Planet of the Apes in IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios’ new Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive.  Here’s the cover to Issue #1:

Star Trek Planet of the Apes BOOM IDW Crossover SDCC 2014

Veteran Star Trek writers Scott and David Tipton and new artist Rachael Stott will create the new series.

Marvel Studios announced that Corey Stoll and Evangeline Lilly have joined Marvel’s Ant-Man.  Stoll, known for his role in House of Cards, will play the villain Yellowjacket, and Lilly will play the character Hope.

Monster movie fans got a twofer Saturday:  Legendary Pictures announced it will be making a feature film based on King Kong’s home, Skull Island.  It is scheduled for release November 4, 2016.  And director Gareth Edwards, who is currently working on Star Wars: Episode VII, greeted fans with a video message saying there will be a Godzilla 2, and it will include the giant beasties Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah.

Marvel Studios also released two more posters for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, featuring Quicksilver and Hawkeye:

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And to wrap up today, we have a sneak peek at Season 3 of the CW Network’s Arrow, featuring Brandon Routh as The Atom:

And if that weren’t enough, here’s another preview with Ra’s Al Ghul:

A busy day in San Diego!

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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