Read about my Day One and Day Three and Four experiences as well.
Friday (July 22, 2016)
Injustice 2 Sneak Peek
One of the more crowded panels, Injustice 2 shared a lot of news but also kept lots of secrets regarding the character roster. Some clips were shown from the video game spotlighting Wonder Woman fighting two characters new to the Injustice game: Gorilla Grodd and Blue Beetle. A lot of other characters were hinted at during the panel, including Red Hood and Suicide Squad related characters (I’m thinking Deadshot). A Mortal Kombat character may also make a cameo. Supergirl will be particularly important to the story and will have her own arc.
Marvel Television: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
iZOMBIE Special Video Presentation and Q&A
I think my favorite moment of the panel was when each member of the panel answered the question: “If you could be any character on television, who would you be?” Some stand outs were Jamie Lee Curtis who picked Nico Robin of One Piece; Billie Lourd said Walter White from Breaking Bad; Taylor Lautner picked Uncle Jessie; John Stamos said Fonzie from Happy Days; and Abigail Breslin said Tina from Bob’s Burgers.
World Premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke (SPOILERS)
SPOILERS IN THIS PARAGRAPH! The first part of the film, new material not in Batman: The Killing Joke, felt rather disjointed from the second half. One especially polarizing scene features Batman and Batgirl having sex. This scene… didn’t really surprise me actually, though I’m not a fan of them together. Many fans were upset because of Batman and Batgirl’s father-daughter like relationship. However, I always thought Bruce Timm wanted something more between the two of them, especially after Dick Grayson quit being Robin in the show. It even seems to be hinted at in the animated film Batman: Mystery of Batwoman (2003) that there is a romantic attraction between them. So while I wasn’t surprised, I wasn’t a fan of the scene. Especially since this in part leads to Batgirl giving up her cowl.
The second half of the film that took material right from Batman: The Killing Joke was much more interesting and by far the better part of the movie. I especially appreciated the scenes having read the source material. Too bad they apparently wanted a feature film length movie, because this would have been much better if it were just the last 30-40 minutes.
Overall, my second day was packed with some entertaining as well as boring panels. But Saturday would prove to be the day taken over by all things… miraculous. Until next time!