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On Thursday, Marvel TV took over Comic-Con’s second biggest venue, Ballroom 20, to present their next new Netflix series, Luke Cage starring Mike Colter. Fans were first introduced to the indestructible bartender in last year’s Jessica Jones, but this fall he’ll branch out on his own to become the hero of Harlem.

Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb was on hand to moderate the panel, with showrunner Cheo Coker and actors Mike Colter, Mahershala AliAlfre WoodardFrank WhaleyTheo Rossi, and Simone Missick all onstage to tell you why Luke Cage could be your next new favorite show. Below, read a rundown of everything we learned at the Luke Cage Comic-Con panel, including who all the new villains and allies are, and what makes Luke Cage unique in the Marvel universe. (And don’t forget to check out the first Luke Cage teaser trailer and our Luke Cage footage recap if you haven’t already.)

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Luke Cage footage recap

Marvel fans have already seen Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage in action, thanks to his recurring role on Jessica Jones. And at Comic-Con this year, we finally got to see Luke Cage, the series, in action. In addition to the first Luke Cage teaser trailer, Marvel TV and Netflix also brought along four sizable Luke Cage clips. Collectively, they suggested a show that could sit comfortably beside Jessica Jones and Daredevil in this gritty little corner of the Marvel universe, but also had a voice and personality all its own.

While we don’t have the video embeds to share with you just yet, we’ve got a play-by-play Luke Cage footage recap for you after the jump, along with our commentary.
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Iron Fist teaser trailer

The centerpiece of Marvel TV’s Comic-Con panel this year was Luke Cage, but they found a few minutes to squeeze in a couple of their other upcoming shows. The event closed out with the very first footage from Iron Fist, Netflix’s fourth Marvel superhero movie — and the last one before their four flagship heroes team up for The Defenders. Watch the Iron Fist Comic-Con teaser below.  Read More »

Boss Baby Comic-Con

Following the panel for DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, the animation studio decided to surprise the audience with the first footage from their forthcoming comedy The Boss Baby, starring Alec Baldwin, making his first appearance at Comic-Con.

The Boss Baby is inspired by the idea that when a new baby arrives at home, he’s basically the boss of the household with everyone’s schedule adjusting to what the baby wants whenever they want it. But the story takes that concept to a fantastical extreme as the baby acts like a no-nonsense, abrasive corporate executive, made all the better by the voice of Alec Baldwin, essentially bringing his 30 Rock character Jack Donaghy, mixed with his Glengarry Glen Ross character, to life as an animated baby.

So how was the footage shown during The Boss Baby Comic-Con panel? Find out after the jump along with an interesting detail about how the filmmakers decided to have Alec Baldwin take the titular role. Read More »

Trolls Comc-Con Panel

DreamWorks Animation brought their trippy animated musical adventure Trolls to Comic-Con this year. As we’ve seen in the trailers, it’s a feature film adaptation of the wild-haired dolls that became popular in the 1990s, and it brings a bunch of pop music hits to the big screen with a so many bright colors, weird characters and creatures, all making for a delightful acid trip that’s safe for kids.

The studio showed off about 15 minutes of footage from the movie, and I was surprised to find that this wasn’t just a showcase for a bunch of pop songs for no reason. Instead, it’s a musical where the songs really motivate the story and help develop the characters. Plus, the original songs executive produced by Justin Timberlake are bound to be favorites of kids and adults alike.

Read more about the Trolls Comic-Con panel after the jump, including some additions to the cast that just might get you even more interested in an animated movie that looks truly original despite being based on a toyline. Read More »

Luc Besson's Valerian comic con 2016

The most interesting presentation Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 has to be for Luc Besson’s science fiction comic book adaptation Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. While the film won’t hit theaters until summer 2017, Besson brought some early footage to screen for the fans in San Diego. I knew I was in for some craziness, but I was shocked at how much I enjoyed what I saw. Hit the jump to get a recap of the Valerian Comic-Con footage presented in Hall H, along with some interesting asides from Besson (from an interview conducted offsite), and of course my reaction.

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