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Monday, July 24, 2017

SDCC 2017 Recap 'N Stuff Part 2!


We are back with Part 2 of this post that recaps some of the goings on that happened at San Diego Comic Con 2017. Although a lot of stuff was shown, it seems that the Marvel movie section of the event was a bit skimpy when it came to actually releasing some trailers online shortly after their big unveiling.

Their trailer for Infinity War was the same one they showed at Disney D23 and any leakage online was quickly and swiftly removed. Epic is understatement concerning the scale the trailer revealed this movie is going to be.

Black Panther also seemingly had new footage or an extended trailer too, and Marvel and Disney so far has kept that under wraps for now.

No biggie as we all know they'll release it soon enough. Despite keeping some things under wraps, they did announce some pretty big things this year.

Ant-Man and Wasp? Well, those who speculated about Bill Foster were right. Laurence Fishburne was confirmed to be a Dr. Bill Foster for the flick.

In the comics, Bill Foster was created by Stan Lee and Don Heck and made his first civilian appearance in Avengers #32. The comic character is a brilliant biochemist and was the lab assistant to Henry Pym

I am thinking he will have that same connection in the film and will probably have worked for Michael Douglas' Henry Pym in the past.


The character does have quite a bit of debuts as various superhero personas. His first superhero persona was that of Black Goliath and not really any surprise that he would someday acquire and use Pym's Pym particles.

Black Goliath was created by Tony Isabella and George Tuska. Black Goliath first debuted in Power Man #24 or Luke Cage, Power Man #24.

Foster then became the 2nd Giant-Man in Marvel Two-In-One #55 and then Goliath in Thing #1 volume 2.


Power Man #24
 

Marvel Two-In-One #55

Thing #1 Vol 2
 


However, will we actually see Bill Foster as Black Goliath or Giant-Man or Goliath or any superhero in the movie with Fishburne playing the character? That is the question I'm wondering, and I'm thinking will the movie-verse may actually go with a certain nephew of Bill Foster to eventually become Goliath, if they intend to use him on the big screen at some point.

Yes, Bill Foster's nephew in the comics is Tom Foster and the character does become the fifth person to take up the mantle of Goliath like his uncle. Much like his uncle, this guy has a bunch of first appearances as well.

Apparently, Tom Foster's first unnamed appearance is in Black Panther #23 volume 4 and his first named appearance is in Incredible Hulk #107 volume 2 that began in 2000. Now that we got his civilian debuts out of the way, Tom Foster debuts as Black Goliath in World War Hulk Aftersmash: Damage Control #1 and then appears as simply Goliath in World War Hulk Aftersmash: Damage Control #2.


Incredible Hulk #107 Volume 2
 

WWH Aftersmash: Damage Control #1

WWH Aftersmash: Damage Control #2
 



I'm thinking Laurence Fishburne may be a link for Tom Foster and them Pym Particles, maybe for the films but maybe for TV too. Who knows, and there is obviously a connection in the comics.

I do believe there is a Damage Control show coming? Spider-Man: Homecoming already depicted the organization, and Tom Foster in the comics does become a member of Damage Control.

Now that's just a bit of speculating. Who knows, maybe they will show Bill Foster in a flashback as Goliath like they did with Henry Pym and Janet van Dyne in the first Ant-Man flick?

Speaking of flashbacks, it's finally been revealed who is playing the legendary Janet van Dyne in the film and that is the still gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffer. The former Catwoman alum is surely a surprise but a good surprise. I never would've called that one.

We also finally learned who some of the more recent casting confirmations prior to the event are such as Hannah John-Kamen. Looks like she'll be playing the 80s Iron Man villain of Ghost.

Ghost is typically depicted as a male character in the actual comics and the dude...I mean, villainess will be cool to see on the big screen. Relevant? Well, the character is basically a super computer hacker.

Furthermore, the character has a suit with stealth capabilities. Pretty cool, but the suit goes even further than that.

Turning himself stealth or invisible is cool enough, but the character can turn any object he can invisible and intangible as well. What movie did we see the technology of making things intangible?

Give ya a hint: The movie is still in theaters now.

Ghost debuted in Iron Man #219. Yes, the villain is typically an Iron Man villain but we'll be seeing her in the Ant-Man and Wasp movie.

The comic character Jimmy Woo has been cast and confirmed as well, and Randall Park will be playing one of the oldest Asian good guys in comics. Back in the 50s when the communist scare was heating up and less than favorable American views on Asians was pretty much the norm, Woo was the good guy of a espionage comic called Yellow Claw, in which the baddie did perpetuate the "yellow peril" stereotype.

Back then he was an FBI agent hot on the heels to apprehend the Yellow Claw. This would make sense for two reasons.

Back in the day, J. Edgar Hoover was pissed that the Supreme Court limited the Justice Department's powers to prosecute people for their political beliefs, because he really wanted to go after them commies. So, Jimmy Woo going after a commie Yellow Peril hardcore? Reasonable.

After all, we are talking about the FBI and Hoover, and even though he hated commies, they weren't the biggest national threat to him. The biggest national threat to J. Edgar was the Civil Rights movement and them black leaders were supposedly the greatest threats to the stability of American government. Most likely why they were systematically dismantled.

Anyway, back to the character of Jimmy Woo, the book did not find an audience (surprise) and the characters were shelved until the Silver Age revitalized the super-hero genre of comics. Dug up from the archives, Woo and other characters from the Yellow Claw title were plopped into the world of Marvel superheroes beginning with Strange Tales #160 (1st Silver Age appearance of the Woo).

Woo would join S.H.I.E.L.D. in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #2, and I'm pretty sure that the character just may be an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Ant-Man and Wasp too. Pretty much a no-brainer and can't really see him being anything but.

You know those crazy writers in La La Land, though. Who knows? Oh, yes, character debuted in Yellow Claw #1.

Yellow Claw #1
Strange Tales #160
Nick Fury #2




SUPERGIRL SEASON 3 SDCC 2017 TRAILER



Supergirl is still going and has been renewed for a 3rd season. I am glad, but I still haven't finished up season 2 just yet.

I believe it's available on Netflix now, and sometime soon I'm gonna have to hunker down and binge the shiz outta that. Wow, this trailer looks dark and serious, and I am intrigued about what the heck is going on.

Wow, cool! Adrian Pasdar is gonna be on season 3 of Supergirl and playing a villain. Looks like he'll be Morgan Edge, the infamous mob boss of Intergang

Created by Jack "The King" Kirby, the character of Morgan Edge debuted in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #133, but he was a clone created under the orders of Darkseid. With that being said, I'm wondering since Morgan and Intergang is known for also having New God technology from none other than Apokolips, will there be an eventual Darkseid connection in the show.

Not saying in season 3, but eventually? Would be pretty cool. One thing I do like about all the DC shows is that they don't skimp out on the special effects concerning characters with super powers.

Intergang also debuted in Jimmy Olsen #133. Boy, do I need to catch up on season 2...


LEGENDS OF TOMORROW SDCC 2017 TRAILER



Still a fan of this show, but my initial excitement for it has waned. This trailer doesn't really get me overly excited for anything really.


BLACK LIGHTNING SDCC WHERE HEROES ARE BORN TRAILER


I wasn't initially interested in Black Lightning at first. To be honest, I didn't really know the character.

I'm always willing to try a show from Bertlanti though. After seeing the first trailer, my interest spiked a bit.

However, this Where Heroes Are Born trailer that was dropped at SDCC this year is just freaking awesome. I am definitely interested in Black Lightning now, and I will surely give it a try.

Although I don't know much about the character, I have a gut feeling I'll probably like the show. Trailer sold me on Black Lightning.


INHUMANS SDCC 2017 TRAILER



Yep, I saved the best trailer for last. That was a joke. I admit that this is a pretty janky trailer.

I still have hopes that this will end up being a cool show and will still give it a try. Marvel, spend some dough on your TV special effects. 

Alright, that's all I've decided to do for now. Anything you're super excited about that dropped at San Diego Comic Con this year? 

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2 comments:

  1. OK Mayhem. I already mentioned I was excited about the Skrulls coming to the MCU in Captain Marvel. I also thought Hulk jumping towards Surtur at the end of the Thor:Ragnarok trailer was pretty cool. I'm not sure if you caught it but there are some interesting looking character heads on the Grandmaster's tower. I definitely see Man-Thing, Beta Ray Bill and Ares on there. Always so many damn Easter Eggs with Marvel. The cast for Ant-man and the Wasp just keeps getting better. I hope the Inhumans show turns out to be good.

    Nate

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  2. Hey y' all,

    really happy to see that Ghost character gettin' some screen love. I allready snagged his first appearance and recommend to do it now!

    Max Rebo

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