There have been some killer trailers dropping recently for comic-related shows and movies. I figured I’d pop a few of them in here, to get them in one place and also to offer a bit of commentary.
The Walking Dead Season Six
This looks fantastic, especially as a fan of the comic since the beginning. Morgan’s re-introduction last season was already a significant departure from the source material, and him apparently leading a mutiny against Rick’s probable leadership of Alexandria is even more of one. While there are certainly parts of the comic I look forward to seeing brought to life in the show panel-by-panel, surprises like this are what really keeps me interested. Along the same lines, check out the last 40 seconds or so. Daryl didn’t exactly have killer parts in the backend of season five, so I’m hoping the writers breathe new life into him–or kill him off, while enough fans still care enough for it to have a big impact. And speaking of things I’d like to see pulled straight from the comic–I’m liking the brief glimpses of Jessie, most likely speaking out in favor of the Ricktatorship. If that’s true, and a certain bit of the comic is also done in the show, this is going to make it all the more sweet.
Fear The Walking Dead Season One
Which brings us to the brand-new prequel show, scheduled to hit in another month or so. I’m still a bit wary at the whole concept. I mean, is another Walking Dead show necessary? Is there really anything new to say about the beginning of the apocalypse, as many times as that’s been explored in film and television? From the trailer, I’m pegging this as mainly “zombie apocalypse as family bonding experience.” Not being too confident about the show doesn’t mean I won’t be tuned in (and probably live-tweeting) every episode, however.
The Flash Season Two
There isn’t a whole lot going on in this trailer, but there doesn’t have to be, really. Anyone who watched the first season, who caught the finale and ISN’T foaming at the mouth waiting for more simply doesn’t have a pulse. The big takeaways here are the confirmation of Jay Garrick’s introduction (hinted at via the silver helmet coming through the time portal in the finale) and the ominous “ZOOM IS COMING.” I wonder how Zoom’s going to play out. I’m betting the show’s incarnation of Zoom is Eddie Thawne; I don’t believe he’s really dead, since the show made a point of showing him being sucked into the time portal, and his role as a police detective and friend of Barry’s strongly parallel the origin of Hunter Zolomon, the comics’ Zoom.
Batman vs Superman
As a consumer of comic properties on the small and big screens, I tend to favor television over film in most cases–I offer Daredevil’s handling as exhibit A. I also tend to favor Marvel over DC, when it comes to movies and comics–the playing field of my mind is pretty level when it comes to television, though. This particular film however, I’m more excited about than any other comic-related item except for possibly Walking Dead. Definitely more than Gotham, the Flash…even X-Men: Apocalypse, and I make a point of seeing X-films on opening night whenever possible.