SDCC 2019: From 'Top Gun: Maverick' trailer to 'Veronica Mars' releasing early, here are the best surprises from the four-day event
Like every year, SDCC 2019 this time also made some off-the-charts surprise announcements and here's a look at everything that happened from July 18 to 21.
The San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2019 which concluded on July 21, Sunday was an extravaganza for fans of movies, tv, comics and more. From new project announcements and trailer drops to surprise premieres, there was a lot that happened at this year's SDCC 2019. The first one being Tom Cruise's surprise entry at the 'Terminator: Dark Fate' panel. He crashed the party on the first day to release the trailer of his upcoming film 'Top Gun Maverick'. The impressive trailer gave fans of the 1986 movie 'Top Gun' something great to look forward to. Cruise plays the role a flight instructor Pete Mitchell who will in the upcoming movie find himself training the son of his late co-pilot Goose. He also appeared on ConanCon as the surprise guest!
On the second day, Kristen Bell, who was present for a panel about her upcoming Hulu show 'Veronica Mars' decided to ask for a birthday gift and she addressed the executives of the network to ask them for the show's episodes to be aired right away. In minutes, it was done and the show was up on Hulu a week prior to its actual release date and this had left many of the Marshmallows ecstatic. Twitter went nuts over the announcement as many felt that this was a joke.
Then fans who were expecting to see a sneak peek of the animated film 'Batman Hush' were treated to a premiere instead. Some complained about this surprise on Twitter, but mostly, fans were unhappy with the film itself and that threw a shadow on the panel. It still turned out to be a surprise that certain section of the crowd at SDCC enjoyed.
The trailer of HBO's 'Watchmen' was also not expected to drop at the Comic-con as there was no panel for the show. The trailer gave fans the first glimpse of Dr Manhattan. The Regina King starrer, slated to release in October is a work inspired by the comic of the same name, however, many had assumed that this is a sequel to Zack Snyder's movie of the same name which released in 2009. Creator of 'Watchmen' series Damon Lindelof confirmed that this was set in the same world, but wasn't a sequel.
'Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.' creator Jeff Loeb announced just hours ahead of the panel that the series will call it quits after the upcoming season as they all felt that this was the right time. He said, "When you know that’s what you’re doing, you can take greater risks, of life and death. Those kinds of decisions suddenly now are real on the table because you’re not playing how do we undo this when we get to the next season. You’re playing that this is going to be the end of the story."
On the other hand, we also hear about 'Fear of the Walking Dead' was renewed for season 6 and 'The Boys' which is set to premiere later this month, on July 26, has already received second season renewal.
SDCC also turned out to be the bearer of bad news when actor Danai Gurira announced that she will be leaving 'The Walking Dead' after season 10. The actor plays the role of a monster slayer, Michonne in AMC's most popular show. At the panel, she thanked her fans while the creators said that they will take great care in plotting her exit.
And then, of course, we had a slew of announcements from Marvel all of which was speculated about, but then getting an official schedule for phase 4 with cast and crew revelations for The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings, Thor: Love and Thunder, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Black Widow was exciting.
This is something that fans have been waiting to find since the release of 'Avengers: Endgame'. Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel also announced cast and crew of projects that will premiere on Disney+. 'Hawkeye', 'Wanda Vision', 'What/If', 'Loki', 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier'.