Here is our recap of the Disney activities at the third day of New York Comic Con.
At the panel for the much anticipated series Shadowhunters, will premiere on January 12, 2016. There is no doubt that this new series based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare will be a cornerstone of the networks rebranding from ABC Family into Freeform.
Star Wars Books
At the Lucasfilm publishing panel, several new titles were announced. First was an ebook short by Delilah S. Dawson called The Perfect Weapon. Chuck Wendig will be writing two new books in the Aftermath series entitled Life Debt and Empire’s End. Claudia Gray is writing a novel set 6 years before TFA called New Republic: Bloodline and Alan Dean Foster is writing a The Force Awakens related short for Star Wars Insider 162.
It was also revealed that Marvel will be releasing a new series entitled Obi-Wan and Anakin.
The Disney Infinity panel was focused on the new Marvel Battlegrounds play set that will be released this Spring. They discussed the new moves available to the characters in the play set. They also discussed how this play set allows four players to play at the same time.
While the team recently revealed the Captain America: First Avenger figure, they said there are more announcments that will be coming in the next few weeks. They decided to make a second version of Captain America due to his 75th anniversary and the upcoming film, but they are committed to introducing new characters as well. It is important to make note that this new Captain America is a new character from the ground-up with new abilites and characteristics.
All guests in attendance received a pre-release Hulkbuster figure.
Marvel Netflix Series
There is no question that Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil series was a success. Many were thrilled when they found out that the gritty series has been renewed for a second season and will be returning to the streaming service in 2016.
New showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez joined cast members to discuss how the series will be evolving this year with the addition of Elektra (Elodie Yung) and the Punisher (Jon Bernthal). As Petrie promised, “Now with the Punisher and Elektra we take it further and darker and more emotional. We’re fans too. So the stuff that you want to see, we want to see, and we can’t wait to show it to you.”
With Jessica Jones premiere just a little over a month away, everyone was excited to learn more about the series. The panel included Melissa Rosenberg, who developed the series, along with cast members Erin Moriarty (who plays Hope), Eka Darville (Jessica’s neighbor Malcolm), Wil Traval (Detective Simpson, a character created during Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s influential run on Daredevil), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeryn Hogarth, a brilliant lawyer who was in the comics was male), Rachael Taylor (Patsy Walker, who first appeared in the comics in 1944 and eventually became the hero Hellcat), Mike Colter (Luke Cage, a superhero who will get his own Netflix series next year) and, of course, Krysten Ritter (who plays Jones). While they talked about series, as you can see in the video, the real treat was being able to see the first episode of the upcoming Netflix series. Fan reaction has been fantastic, and I have no reason to doubt that Marvel and Netflix will have another hit on their hands.