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Stuff You Need to Know: Comic-Con 2022 Madness

San Diego Comic-Con is happening. Lots of things are being announced. You have better things to do than try to parse a 500 word article for each little bit. We do that and pass the savings onto you. Enjoy.

The trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has hit. And I will say it has simply got to be better than the previous Dungeons & Dragons movie, the high point of which was watching Jeremy Irons overact as if to save his life. Looks fun. Chris Pine is being Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez breaks shit, and I have no idea which of them is supposed to be Uni, but whatever.

Asteroid City is the new Wes Anderson movie. And the cast is ridiculous: it includes Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Jeff Goldblum, Liev Schreiber, Tilda Swinton, Ed Norton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeffrey Wright, Jason Schwartzman, and Fisher Stevens. An embarrassment of riches. Source.

I had not heard of this film before seeing this clip. But now I want to see it. It’s Barbarian. Not sure of the title’s significance since it looks to be a creepy AirBNB type thriller.

The next chapter in the MonsterVerse franchise is coming to Apple+. Kurt Russell and son Wyatt are set to star in an untitled Godzilla-adjacent series. Matthew Shakman (WandaVision) is helming the first two episodes. Matt Fraction is co-creator and executive producer. After the insane romp that was Godzilla vs. Kong, I said I was up for director Adam Wingard to do something else in that universe…but he doesn’t appear to be involved. So we shall see. Source.

The John Wick 4 trailer actually looks interesting. If the film can make me forget about the third movie, I will be eternally grateful. I just hope it doesn’t give itself some pretentious title like JOHN WICK CHAPTER 4: LATIN VERBA VULTUS FRIGUS.

In the world of Marvel animation, X-Men ’97, the continuation of the animated series, will be hitting Fall 2023. And a second season has already been green lighted. What If? Season 2 is showing up early next year (with among other things a 1602 episode), and a third season is already in the works. Spider-Man: Freshman Year is in 2024 (with a Sophomore Year already planned) and Marvel Zombies is 2024 as well. Source.

The Rings of Power trailer has also hit. My only interest in this is with Morfydd Clark as Galadriel. Because she looks to be a proper badass.

And the Comic-Con trailer is up.

The Walking Dead final trailer is not anything you need to know. The one intriguing piece of news is that the Rick Grimes movies are now a series–six episodes at present. Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira are both in and both executive producing…so they get more coin, and we like that. And the one trailer worth watching is for Tales of the Walking Dead. Because who doesn’t want to see Terry Crews vs. zombies?