There has been an absolute FLOOD of movie and TV stuff following the Holy Days of Geek that we loyal disciples refer to as Comic-Con, so I thought this would be a superb time to revive my Things I’m Geeking About Right Now segment–which I haven’t done in quite some time, come to think of it. So much geek to catch up on! Let’s see if we can make up for lost time starting with…
Exhibit A: The Sherlock Christmas Special
The BBC Sherlock team is kicking it old school with a Christmas special set back in the late 1800s–the traditional time period for most Holmes tales, if I’m not mistaken. I am pretty darn excited for this, and I think Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman look pretty awesome in the above clip. I mean, Watson’s ‘STACHE. I would say how delightfully hipster it is, but since this is set in the 1800s I guess it’s just…delightful. Also, Andrew Scott (Moriarty) put together a lovely little video for Comic-Con with assistance from Cumberbatch and Mark Gatiss (Mycroft), and it makes me all kinds of happy. Check it out:
Exhibit B: Doctor Who Season 9
Aaaaand continuing along the BBC train of thought…Maybe it’s because the last few seconds of this contain a surprising and awesome cameo from a very kickass Game of Thrones actor, but I think the little trailer for season 9 of Doctor Who looks pretty darn solid. Season 8 could’ve been better, but I’m hopeful that Peter Capaldi’s sophomore season will work out some of the kinks. Fingers crossed!
Exhibit C: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
As always, The Hunger Games looks pretty epic. While I was overall very satisfied with Mockingjay – Part 1, I felt it didn’t quite up the ante like Catching Fire did. I’m hoping for a finale that lives up. In fact, I’m hoping for a finale that is slightly tweaked from the book because, for me, the book fumbled a bit. We’ll see what happens. Either way, I’m sure Jennifer Lawrence will be flawless, per usual.
Exhibit D: Ash vs Evil Dead
I did not realize how excited I was for this until I saw this trailer. Now, Halloween cannot get hear fast enough. Seriously guys, this cracked me up. Evil Dead II is probably one of my favorite horror-comedies (see me talk about it here), and this Starz series looks like it’s more than capable of doing it justice. You keep being groovy, Bruce Campbell. The world appreciates it.
Exhibit E: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Okay, so Comic-Con has produced another Batman v Superman trailer, and while I’m still not entirely sold on it, I’m the tiniest bit more hopeful. Admittedly, 75% of my takeaway was “Dear God, what is that thing they’ve put on Jesse Eisenberg’s head?!” I’m still not entirely sure about that. But I am sure that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is looking fierce, and I’m sure all the action sequences will be spectacular. I’ll give you a chance, Zack Snyder. But after Man of Steel, I will never fully trust you again…
Exhibit F: Suicide Squad
Now THIS is something worth getting truly excited about. With all of these characters, it could be overcrowded. Hell, it could be a complete train wreck. But this first trailer for Suicide Squad still has me doing freaking cartwheels I’m so excited. All right, not cartwheels, but I’m still pumped. Yes, Jared Leto’s Joker looks scary as all get-out. Yes, it’s nice to see Will Smith back in the game. Yes, the film looks all dim and moody and atmospheric and awesome. But is it weird that what I’m most excited about is Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn? I don’t know what it is about that character, but I love her, and I’m excited to see her brought to the big screen. Bring it on, Suicide Squad. I cannot wait.
Exhibit G: A bunch of non-Comic-Con stuff that we need to discuss
I realize a lot of this is old news, but GUYS. Martin Freeman has a mystery role in Captain America: Civil War.
And GUYS. Tom Holland has been cast as Marvel’s new Spider-Man/Peter Parker.
Also, this DC’s Legends of Tomorrow trailer from The CW:
And this Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials trailer:
And this Scream Queens trailer from Fox:
And this Supergirl trailer from CBS (which, okay, could be fairly cheesy, but let’s give it a shot):
Whew! That’s a lot of geeking. I think I’ve been needing to get that out of my system for a while now. What do you guys think? Anything on here that you’re particularly excited about? Any geeky news that I failed to mention ? Lots to look forward to, my friends. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: It’s a good time to be a geek. 😀