Days 1 & 2 of #SDCC2019 are full of surprises for fans

by The Collected Mutineer

Each year, San Diego Comic-Con brings the best of pop culture to the forefront of everyone’s Twitter timelines and YouTube recommendations. True to form, the last two days have been full of surprises for comic, film, and tv fans—from brand new trailers to shocking announcements, we’re covering it all right here on The Collective.

Top Gun: Maverick

The biggest surprise on Thursday was an unanticipated visit from Tom Cruise as he presented the first-ever trailer for the Top Gun sequel.


They may not have had an SDCC panel on Thursday, but Cats dropped their trailer in the midst of the comic-con madness—and their timing resulted in a Twitter flurry of mixed reactions.

Zombie Tidal Wave

Who needs Sharknado when you can have a Zombie Tidal Wave?

His Dark Materials Season 1

Lin-Manuel Miranda (at his first SDCC!), James McAvoy, and other castmembers shared this trailer during their panel yesterday, which discussed new details about the series and hinted at what’s to come.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 3

The newest season of DreamWorks’ She-Ra will feature guest star Geena Davis as a tough fighter named Huntara of the desolate Crimson Waste. Check out the never-before-seen trailer!

21 Bridges

The Russo brothers brought this brand new trailer of 21 Bridges, starring Chadwick Boseman, to their Hall H panel.

The Walking Dead season 10

Major news for the world’s best-known zombie show was dropped alongside the season 10 trailer this afternoon. Danai Gurira (Michonne) will be departing, while the Rick Grimes-centric feature film is purportedly underway.

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Ruby Rose drops out despite Batwoman premiere

Thanks to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Ruby Rose regretfully informed fans on Thursday that she would not be able to attend SDCC despite being slated to appear on two different panels. The pilot episode of her new CW show, Batwoman, premiered on preview night. Read more here.

Robert Kirkman and the end of “The Walking Dead”

During his panel on Thursday, Robert Kirkman discussed the ending of his long-running graphic novel. But life without The Walking Dead will still be busy, as he’s in the middle of various new projects including a show for Amazon Prime. Read more here.

Agents of SHIELD to end after season 7

Emotions ran high during the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel when it was announced (secondarily, thanks to an earlier press release from Deadline) that the long-running show’s seventh season would be their last. Read more here.