July 25th, 2016

Star Wars. Rey.

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Now that SDCC is over, there is quite a bit to take in with what was announced, from television shows and movie announcements and trailers. I do think this year was a bit underwhelming in comparison to other years, but nevertheless it still had a lot to offer in terms of content.

++ American Gods, the STARZ series adapted from Neil Gaiman's book, and developed by Bryan Fuller. I haven't read the book myself, but seeing fans reacting to this trailer has me very excited. I knew that they were getting it right when fans were praising every single casting announcement with how perfect the actors were for the characters. And it definitely looks to be such a solid cast, and the story itself is rather fascinating, and just based off the trailer alone it looks absolutely stunning. When you have someone like Bryan Fuller involved of course you're gonna expect something gorgeous, and it looks like he brought some of that Hannibal-esque influence along with him, and I'm all about that tbh. I'm also just happy that Ricky Whittle has escaped to something that he'll be better treated and appreciated in. Overall, I'm intrigued with what the story is going to entail and I'll definitely be checking it out.

++ We got a new Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them trailer, which provided more looks into some of the magical creatures we'll be seeing in the film. As for the overall movie itself, while I'm quite dubious about J.K. Rowling handling American history given her most recent debacle, I'm still interested by the story itself and curious with how everything will go.

++ Not only did we get our first look at Luke Cage (it looks so fucking good), but also a teaser for The Defenders! Granted the last one is a very straightforward teaser, no footage, but it has me incredibly pumped nonetheless, even though I'm still not here for who they have cast as Iron Fist. I just wish we had something for the second season of Jessica Jones, hopefully something will be announced soon because I miss my girl.

++ Brie Larson has been officially cast as Captain Marvel. While I had my bank on someone appropriately aged like Emily Blunt and Anna Torv, or my own personal fancasting of Katee Sackhoff, I think Brie will be great in the role. She has proven herself a spectacular actress particularly with Room, and I have no doubt that she'll do just fine as Carol Danvers.

++ Wynonna Earp has been renewed for a second season! ҉*\(๑•ω•๑)/*҉

++ Even though this will most likely be the last SDCC appearance the Orphan Black cast will have together since the show will be ending next year, having Tatiana improv some of the clones at the panel will remain my favorite thing to have happen, proving once again how utterly talented and hilarious this woman is (and who deserves an award, gdi). And major kudos and love to the rest of the cast as well, they're all just so fantastic.