7 Every year, cosplayers, comic book geeks, as well as movie and television buffs come to San Diego, California for the annual San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). It has since become one of the hottest pop culture events in the world with a lot of celebrities coming to visit to promote their upcoming blockbuster or TV series.
You’ve probably seen the trailers for superhero movies like Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange, and the Justice League that had the internet abuzz. But equally exciting are some of the shows that were featured during Comic-Con. Here are some of the TV series that got us excited and we’re sure to be binge-watching in the months to come.
Luke Cage is an upcoming TV series from Marvel Studios that will exclusively be shown on Netflix. It tells the story of Luke Cage (obviously) a former convict turned crimefighting hero whose powers include superhuman strength and an unbreakable skin. So you can’t insult him with “tigas ng mukha mo!” kasi literally matigas ang balat niya. That short clip of him ripping the doors off of a car and kicking ass while Old Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” plays in the background has definitely got our attention.
Another Marvel superhero will soon be making his appearance on the small screen. Again a Netflix exclusive, Iron Fist tells the story of martial arts practitioner, Danny Rand, who goes missing for years and comes back to fight corruption in New York City. (Pwede bang imbitahan sa Pilipinas yan? Mag chip in chip in na tayo sa pamasahe!) The show will star Finn Jones who you’ll probably recognize as the guy who played the role of Loras Tyrell on Game of Thrones.
If you’ve already been watching Daredevil and/or Jessica Jones on TV, then you’ve probably heard about Marvel’s plans to make a show about The Defenders. Well it was finally confirmed during Comic-Con when the teaser for The Defenders was released. To the unfamiliar, The Defenders is somewhat like the Avengers but they mostly deal with mystical and supernatural threats. Doctor Strange, The Hulk, Namor, and Silver Surfer were the original members of The Defenders in the comics but the TV version will feature Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Together they’ll be fighting to save New York. Teka lang, bakit ba parang ang gulo na lang palagi sa New York?!