New York Comic-Con 2023 was a unique experience for both attendees and actors alike. Due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, the big-name actors at the event were unable to promote their shows and movies as they normally would. However, this did not dampen the excitement and enthusiasm of the event. Instead, attendees were treated to a plethora of trailers that showcased upcoming releases.
One of the standout trailers was for a new spinoff of “The Walking Dead.” Titled “The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live,” the teaser left fans eager for more. The return of fan-favorite characters Rick Grimes and Michonne, portrayed by Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira respectively, added to the anticipation. The teaser hinted at the challenges and struggles that Rick and Michonne will face, leaving viewers eagerly awaiting the premiere in February 2024.
Another exciting announcement came in the form of a midquel to the iconic anime series “Dragon Ball.” Titled “Dragon Ball: Daima,” the series will explore the events that took place before the beloved “Dragon Ball Z” storyline. With de-aged versions of familiar characters such as Goku, Vegeta, and Bulma, fans can expect a fresh take on the beloved franchise. Created by Akira Toriyama himself, the series promises to reveal a story that has never been told before in the “Dragon Ball” universe.
Fans of the cult classic film “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” have something to look forward to as well. The popular comic book series is being adapted into an anime for Netflix. Notably, the voice cast for the series will feature the actors from the 2010 film, showing their dedication and love for the material. Set to premiere on November 17, this anime adaptation is sure to please fans of the original film and the comic book series.
In addition to these exciting announcements, there were other trailers unveiled during New York Comic-Con 2023. “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” caught the attention of fans with its intriguing premise of a shadowy organization monitoring the MonsterVerse. Starring father-son duo Kurt and Wyatt Russell, the show offers a fresh perspective on the Godzilla universe. The full trailer showcased the high production value and gripping storyline that fans can expect when the show arrives on AppleTV+ on November 17.
Lastly, fans of horror films will be thrilled to know that a new trilogy based on the 2008 film “The Strangers” is in the works. The teaser clip for “The Strangers: Chapter 1” featured actress Madelaine Petsch, known for her role in “Riverdale,” being menaced by the titular strangers. Directed by Renny Harlin, known for his work on action-packed films such as “Die Hard 2” and “Cliffhanger,” this new trilogy is set to deliver thrills and scares to audiences.
While the SAG-AFTRA strike disrupted the usual promotional activities at New York Comic-Con 2023, attendees were still treated to a host of exciting trailers. From the return of beloved characters in “The Walking Dead” to new stories in the “Dragon Ball” universe and adaptations of fan-favorite properties, there is something for everyone to look forward to in the coming months. Despite the challenges faced by the industry, the world of entertainment continues to evolve and deliver new and captivating experiences for fans everywhere.