New York Comic Con ended this week, but we’re still feeling its wake–SO MUCH NEWS! We’ve got tons of news and first-looks and trailers in this week’s show. WOW, this is the year that NYCC really came into its own as a true cross-country rival to San Diego. Check it out right here!
NEWS from NYCC
- RIVERDALE–Jughead’s Mother To Become Part of Season 3.
Gina Gershon (Jughead’s mother, Gladys Jones) and newcomer Trinity Likins (sister Jellybean “JB” Jones) will debut on Riverdale during the December 12, 2018 episode. Gershon plays Jughead’s much discussed but never seen Mom, a “businesswoman” who runs the salvage yard that doubles as a Serpent compound. Full story at DEADLINE.
- THE WALKING DEAD–How Is Rick Grimes Leaving The Show?
Did Gimple have a plan for Lincoln’s exit? “It was a possibility that we talked about,” Gimple said. “There were things that you build things into the story, maybe it’ll go this direction, maybe it’ll go that direction,” “Things started moving in that way and we followed the story threads that were laid out. We were able to fulfill it this season. There was a plan. There were little turns here and there but it generally stayed with the plan.” Full story at comicbook.com.
- STAR TREK DISCOVERY–Producers Introduce Spock And His Beard!
Fans of Star Trek: Discovery will soon be throwing up their Vulcan salutes as everyone’s favorite sharp-eared space voyager will debut in the forthcoming second season. At New York Comic Con 2018, a new (bearded!) Spock made his first appearance in a trailer for the new season, set to premiere January 17, 2019. Full story at Vulture.
- DAREDEVIL–Season 3 Reveals New Villian To Be Bullseye
Wilson Bethel plays Agent Dex, an FBI agent who says he’s “drowning in deep water” after an ambush involving Wilson Fisk. Dex is known for using lethal force and looks like a very accurate shot… like a certain character fans of the comic books are sure to recognize. Bethel’s character is Benjamin Poindexter, who is the alias for the well-known villain Bullseye (portrayed by Colin Farrell in the 2003 movie). Full story at The Wrap.
- HELLBOY–First Footage Electrifies Audience
A two-minute sizzle reel for the movie was shown to a wildly appreciative crowd, not least of all because star David Harbour made it clear before the footage aired that it wouldn’t be shared online. Fast-paced and filled with action, the offering showcased Harbour’s Hellboy as a witty, violent hero who has little patience for the supernatural world around him, or even the other members of the B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) who aren’t thrilled at working with him. Full story at Hollywood Reporter.