SDCC 2019 was the wildest year of the convention yet. Not only did we get trailers, casting news, and story details for some of our favorite and most highly anticipated series (looking at you, Watchmen) and movies, but we got a bit of comics news too, including a whole lineup of exciting X-Men books from Marvel and a new Adam Strange DC series from the team behind Mister Miracle. But all of these announcements pale in comparison to what might very well be the biggest panel Marvel Studios have ever pulled. On Saturday night, the studio revealed more than 10 new projects in the works for 2020 and 2021. Plus, it was revealed that a Blade reboot is on the way and Natalie Portman is returning to play the Mighty Thor in Taika Waititi’s next Thor movie! It doesn’t get any bigger than that.
This a big year in general for San Diego Comic-Con, which celebrated a major milestone: the 50th anniversary of SDCC. 2019 was about looking back at how SDCC went from a small hotel basement gathering when it was first conceived and organized in 1970, to becoming the Mecca of conventions today at over 130,000 annual attendance. SDCC 2019 certainly didn’t disappoint in terms of living up to its legacy.
The Den of Geek staff was once again on the ground at SDCC this year to bring you all the breaking news, convention highlights, Comic-Con trailers, and more, starting with our inside scoop into the upcoming juggernaut action movie Terminator: Dark Fate, which sees Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reprise their iconic roles.
Sarah Connor and The Terminator also grace the cover of the Den of Geek SDCC 2019 Special Edition Magazine, which attendees could pick up a physical copy of at Comic-Con. But if you missed the con this year, you can still read the issue for free digitally.
Read and download the Den of Geek SDCC 2019 Special Edition Magazine right here!
If you weren’t able to attend the convention yourself, don’t worry. We gathered EVERY BIG MOMENT from SDCC 2019 in one place just for you:
San Diego Comic-Con 2019 News
“I need 20 million people to give me a dollar,” Spawn creator Todd McFarlane says of financing the movie reboot.
Riverdalewill put out a Halloween-themed episode this season.
Mohinder from Heroes is The Flash Season 6’s new big bad. But who is Bloodwork in the comics?
We talked to the Riverdale cast and creators at SDCC about what Riverdale might look like post-high school, and how that affects Season 4.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Riverdale producers confirmed that Shannen Doherty will be guest starring in the Luke Perry tribute.
Meet the Anti-Monitor, the main antagonist of Crisis on Infinite Earths!
The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event will have multiple Supermans, including Brandon Routh as the Kingdom Come incarnation of Superman.
The battle between Vic and Manx will continue. AMC has ordered NOS4A2 Season 2.
What If…?‘s lead actor will be Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), playing Uatu, the Watcher who lives on the moon and observes all happenings in the entire multiverse.
The only word to describe the San Diego Comic-Con trailer for Star Trek: Picard is: surprising. It’s surprising partly because so many of the twists are, of course, connected to nostalgia about Star Trek in general. But, no one could have predicted these twists because even though certain things in the trailer feel like fan service, the twists all seem to make sense.
Coming in 2020, Tom King and Mitch Gerads, the duo which cleaned up at the 2019 Eisners for their work on Mister Miracle, will be joined by Evan “Doc” Shaner, a man born to draw silver age DC superheroes, for an Adam Strange series called Strange Adventures.
Avengers: Endgame, Marvel’s conclusion to the Infinity Saga, is now the highest grossing film of all time worldwide.
Superman: Red Son will become a DC animated movie in 2020 along with some other new projects.
Marvel Studios unveiled its Phase Four slate at SDCC 50 and proved the future really is Marvel.
Marvel shared with the world their plans for the new X-Men world, and it’s a lot.
The 2019 Eisner Award winners were announced at SDCC 2019.
The Mandarin, the real one, is finally coming to the big screen in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
We breakdown the Black Widow footage screened at San Diego Comic-Con, including how Natasha’s sister is introduced!
Tommy Elliot, the troubled man who becomes the vile villain Hush in the comics, will appear on Batwoman.
Arrow has cast Charlie Barnett as the adult version of JJ, Diggle and Lyla’s Flashpoint-born son.
Linda Hamilton talks about not letting down Sarah Connor, and what she would think of 2019’s AI-obsessed world.
The Harley Quinn animated series is coming to the DC Universe streaming service, and its first trailer dropped at SDCC!
At Marvel’s big Hall H panel at SDCC 2019, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige gave us our first real tease of what’s next for the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.
The not-shocking DC Universe hit is coming back for another run. Young Justice season 4 is on the way.
Doom Patrol Season 2 has been confirmed for DC Universe… and for HBO Max!
Natalie Portman returns to the MCU in 2021 as Jane Foster, better known as The Mighty Thor!
Good news! Titans Season 2 will arrive on Sept. 6 on DC Universe.
The Black Widow movie now has a release date, with cast revealed at SDCC 2019!
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shocked Hall H at SDCC 2019 by announcing a Blade movie with Mahershala Ali starring.
Taika Waititi will write and direct Thor 4 for Marvel. Natalie Portman returns as… Thor!
Marvel announced during their SDCC 2019 appearance that Hawkeye will arrive in Fall of 2021.
The Flash Season 6 will keep running on the CW in the fall. The first trailer arrived at SDCC 2019.
Loki will be released sometime in spring 2021. Marvel made the announcement during their SDCC 2019 appearance.
Doctor Strange 2 is definitely a go at Marvel. Here’s everything we learned at SDCC 2019!
Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung-Fu is getting fast-tracked for a big screen adventure by Marvel Studios.
Marvel announced during their SDCC 2019 appearance that WandaVision will come to Disney+ in spring 2021.
Disney has revealed during Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con 2019 appearance, that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will arrive in Fall 2020.
Marvel’s Eternals will hit theaters on Nov. 6, 2020. Angelina Jolie will star as Athena. Richard Madden plays Athena. Salma Hayek is Ajax. Joining them are, Brian Tyree Henry, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, and Don Lee.
The Man in The High Castle season 4 will be the show’s swan song, but the latest trailer reveals a release date that’s not far off.
Kara Danvers gets a new look in Supergirl Season 5. Now the CW has provided a hi-res look at SDCC 2019.
Jeremy Jordan’s Winn Schott is returning to Supergirl in Season 5! He is set to reprise the role of Winn in three episodes, which will air in the second half of the season (thus, sometime in 2020). The Supergirl season 5 trailer also arrived at SDCC 2019!
Oliver Queen and his crime-fighting crew will return for one final season with Arrow season 8! The first season 8 trailer premiered at SDCC 2019.
A new DuckTales trailer premiered at SDCC 2019 and it introduces Goofy, Daisy Duck, and the Rescue Rangers to the series.
Orville creator Seth MacFarlane announced during San Diego Comic-Con 2019 that the show will be moving to Hulu for season 3.
The first trailer for the Snowpiercer TV show premiered at SDCC 2019!
Fox has released the trailer for Family Guy Season 18 at the show’s yearly San Diego Comic-Con appearance.
There is so much in this Watchmen trailer that is shocking or gorgeous or incredible that we had to pick through it on your behalf, finding every easter egg or hint at the plot that we could dig up.
Here is the trailer for Project Blue Book Season 2, released during the show’s SDCC 2019 appearance.
Burt Ward, the man who played Robin opposite Adam West’s Batman in the 1960s TV series, will appear in “Crisis on Infinite Earths”!
So you knew we’d likely be getting an Expanse Season 4 trailer at SDCC 2019. Indeed we did.
A new Westworld trailer premiered at SDCC 2019!
CBS All-Access reveals more information about Star Trek: Picard including a news trailer!
The voice cast for Star Trek: Lower Decks was announced at SDCC 2019, along with images of their animated characters!
IDW Publishing has announced a horror-themed Star Wars comics adventure called Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle.
CBS All Access has released a trailer for its six upcoming Star Trek: Short Treks at SDCC 2019.
David Ajala (Nightflyers) is joining Star Trek: Discovery season 3 as a new character named Cleveland Booker.
The folks behind Preacher bring another Garth Ennis comic to life Amazon Prime’s timely, gleefully profane The Boys. We give you a spoiler-free review based on the first four episodes.
HBO’s Watchmen TV series has a full episode order, a 2019 release date, and a trailer!
The Preacher> season 4 trailer has arrived following the show’s panel at SDCC 2019. Til the end of the world, friends.
We talked to the Supergirl showrunner and Melissa Benoist about the Supercorp dynamic in Season 5.
We learned a few details about season 3 of The Dragon Prince during the panel.
Adult Swim has ordered Primal, a prehistoric animated series from Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky.
Kylo Ren is getting a comic book origin story from Charles Soule just before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters!
Batman turns 80 this year. We talked to Kevin Conroy, Bruce Timm, Scott Snyder, and more about the hero’s legacy!
Executive producers Jeph Loeb and Jeff Bell reassure Agents of SHIELD fans that the series will end in a satisfying manner.
Game of Thrones actors thank fans for the years of support at SDCC while also addressing some of the awkward questions about the ending.
There will be a new model of Terminator in Terminator: Dark Fate, and Gabriel Luna shares the Rev 9’s best features.
Archer Season 11 has been confirmed by producers, with its lead character making a long awaited recovery.
Marvel is returning to Annihilation in some way. At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the House of Ideas released a teaser hyping up Annihilus’ bigtime return.
Amazon has released a more in-depth look at its upcoming fantasy series Carnival Row. In it, a faerie named Vignette (Cara Delevingne) explains what it’s like to live among the humans. Spoiler alert: it sucks.
Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance offers a stunning poster during SDCC 2019 as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette.
At SDCC 2019, Marvel announced that Spider-Man will once again swing around the multiverse in Spider-Verse, a six-issue limited series from Jed Mackay (Black Cat) and a rotating team of artists.
Spinning out of his Amazing Spider-Man run, Nick Spencer will be playing around the 2099 sandbox later this year.
The full cast of the third Walking Dead series was revealed at SDCC 2019, although we don’t know much about their specific characters besides their names.
The Boys Season 2 has now officially been announced by Amazon, which also confirmed the casting of Aya Cash.
The Witcher will not just be about… um, The Witcher. The San Diego Comic-Con panel previewed this world’s ensemble.
The Witcher‘s first trailer arrived at SDCC 2019. Watch it below!
The first official Steven Universe: The Movie trailer is here! Check out this gift from SDCC 2019 below.
It was revealed during AMC’s Walking Dead panel at SDCC 2019, that the Rick Grimes film series will be a theatrical release only. This ain’t no TV movie. This is the real deal, folks.
The writers and directors of Avengers: Endgame reveal at SDCC how the movie almost ended before evolving.
The Walking Dead season 10 will arrive on Oct. 6. The seeason’s trailer also premiered at SDCC 2019.
The Walking Dead is set to lose another one of its central characters. At SDCC 2019, Danai Gurira confirmed that season 10 will be the final season for Michonne.
Fear the Walking Dead will return for season 6. The news was confirmed by showrunner Ian Goldberg during the show’s SDCC 2019 panel.
Fear the Walking Dead season 5 will return for the second half of the season on Aug. 11. Here’s the trailer for the second half:
Adult Swim released a short clip of Rick and Morty Season 4 in advance of the show’s appearance at SDCC 2019.
Ahead of The Rocketeer‘s panel at SDCC 2019, Disney has announced the cast of the upcoming series as well as a trailer release.
All eight episodes of Veronica Mars Season 4 are now available on Hulu, Kristen Bell announced at SDCC 2019.
The Russo Brothers announced at SDCC 2019 that they will produce a Thomas Crown Affair remake starring Michael B. Jordan.
Action-thriller 21 Bridges stars Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman and has Avengers: Endgame directors the Russos as producers. Check out its SDCC trailer!
At SDCC 2019, the Russo Brother revealed they are producing an adaptation of the ’70s sci-fi series, Battle of the Planets.
The third season of Cobra Kai will tap into The Karate Kid Part II, taking Daniel back to Miyagi’s homeland of Okinawa.
Two sequels, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, have been announced for 2020 and 2021, respectively.
The first She-Ra season 3 trailer has arrived! Netflix released the sneak peek and She-Ra and her pals (which includes Geena Davis, naturally) at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con appearance.
Here is the direct link to the EW trailer for now.
Creepshow will premiere on September 26, 2019. That’s a month’s head start on your Halloween plans.
Here is the first full trailer of the Creepshow TV series! It was released ahead of the show’s appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Most, if not all of the segments seem to be represented herein.
Ahead of Mayans MC Season 2’s appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, FX has released the first full trailer.
It Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti talks about one of the most infamous scene from the Stephen King book… and what it will mean now.
Will the Hardy Boys show up on Nancy Drew? The cast and the creators of Nancy Drew were at SDCC to talk all things Drew.
Jane Tranter, the woman responsible for bringing His Dark Materials to HBO, pushes back against the idea that the story is anti-religion.
Costumes, set props, and a model of the Orville are among a few of the cool items displayed at The Orville Experience at SDCC.
Stan Lee has one last project coming our way. The prolific pitchman, in collaboration with POW! Entertainment and Pure Imagination Studios, greenlit a new series before he passed: The Amazing Stan,an animated series that looks at the modern world through the eyes of a young Lee.
Austin St. John, the original Red Ranger (Jason Lee Scott), is set to appear in Power Rangers Beast Morphers!
Bruce Campbell talks to us about taking over as the host of the new Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
The first official trailer for His Dark Materials premiered at San Diego Comic-Con. (A quartet of new images also arrived earlier today!)
We caught the Nancy Drew TV series pilot at San Diego Comic-Con. Here’s what we thought about the new CW drama!
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is getting a host of new characters via several upcoming DLC releases.
The cyberpunk Batman Beyond gets a special Blu-ray re-release for its 20th birthday.
Van Helsing season 4’s first trailer is here, and with over 4 minutes of highlights, it looks like we’re in for a real treat!
Here’s what we thought about the Terminator: Dark Fate footage shown at SDCC 2019.
Legends of Tomorrow season 5 will be about the impact of fame, and the first episode goes the Spinal Tap route.
The first Jay and Silent Bob Reboot trailer has arrived ahead of Kevin Smith’s yearly San Diego Comic-Con appearance. See if you can count all the cameos.
Tom Cruise will re-enter the highway to the danger zone in Top Gun: Maverick in 2020, and the first trailer has arrived at SDCC 2019!
My Hero Academia Season 4 sees a new English dub trailer released at its SDCC 2019 panel!
James Cameron revealed during SDCC 2019 that Edward Furlong will reprise his role as John Connor, whom he first portrayed in Terminator 2 back in 1991.
Showrunner Angela Kang, who has been dishing a dollop of plot teases in the buildup to Comic-Con, has dropped another major detail on The Walking Dead Season 10.
WBTV screened the pilot episode of new CW superhero show Batwoman at San Diego Comic-Con. Here are our thoughts.
The Green Arrow will venture away from Star City to fight the impending Crisis in Arrow season 8.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will officially field its final mission, with 2020’s Season 7 now revealed to be the show’s finale.
The new It Chapter Two trailer has arrived at SDCC 2019!
We unpack three extensive clips that reveal the Losers’ Club reunion in It Chapter Two and Pennywise on the hunt.
Listen to our impressions of New Line’s “ScareDiego” panel, which introduced footage from the movie at this year’s convention:
After two decades, SpongeBob SquarePants is as big and beloved as ever. We talk to the people behind the Sponge.
In an exclusive interview, Todd McFarlane tells us what it’s like to bring Spawn from the page to the big screen… again.
The Toys The Made Us creator Brian Volk-Weiss shares his quest to land a coveted and expensive Star Wars figure.
Andy Muschietti says he is intrigued by the idea of exploring Pennywise’s origins in a film set before either It movies.
Director Andy Muschietti discusses bringing together his adult Losers, a meaner Pennywise, and reimagining Stephen King for It Chapter Two.
We speak with director/podcaster/personality extraordinaire Kevin Smith about Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and his SDCC memories.