San Diego Comic-Con 2019 – Snowpiercer, Watchmen, Westworld & More

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By Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)

San Diego Comic-Con is one of the most anticipated multi-genre entertainment and comic book conventions in the world and this year’s convention was no exception. Other than all the amazing cosplay, fans in attendance got a sneak peek at a handful of new trailers, including It: Chapter 2, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Westworld, Watchmen, and Carnival Row. 

So without further ado, from our first look at for the upcoming Snowpiercer series to the Tom Cruise returning to the skies in the surprisingly entertaining Top Gun: Maverick teaser, join us as we breakdown every major trailer featured during SDCC 2019. Get your popcorn ready!

The Flash – Season 6

The new trailer for The Flash season 6 introduces fans to an all-new villain named Dr. Ramey Rosso a.k.a. Bloodwork, a doctor who gains various blood-based metahuman powers following an unsuccessful experiment. The new villainous character is played by Sendhil Ramamurthy, best known for his portrayal of Mohinder Suresh on Heroes. As for the rest of the cast, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Hartley Sawyer, Danielle Nicolet, Tom Cavanagh, and Jesse L. Martin, will all reprise their roles in season six.

The Flash‘s six-season returns on October 8, 2019, and can be found on CW or Netflix for those living outside of the United States.

Arrow – Season 8

Back in March, we learned Arrow would be coming to an end after its eighth season and although it’s a shame the series has to come to an end, viewership has dipped over the past few seasons and fans of the show deserve a well-written and thought-out conclusion, especially considering the show’s connection to the Arrowverse’s shared fictional universe. When asked about the series finale, Stephen Amell told the crowd at SDCC 2019, “If you all hate our finale, I’ll know we’ve done a good job! No… Arrow has a happy ending.”

The final season of Arrow aires on October 15, 2019, and can be found on CW or Netflix for those living outside of the United States.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 6

With the sixth season of Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. currently underway, rather than tease fans with a trailer for season seven, ABC revealed a sneak peek of the last four episodes of the current season, which revealed that Sarge survived the shooting and now must decide if he wants to join Izel or work alongside the agents. The final three episodes are set to release on ABC on July 26 and August 2.

The seventh and final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was ordered in November 2018 and will debut sometime in 2020.

Black Lightning  – Season 3

Although it featured very little new content, the season 3 trailer for CW’s Black Lightning did wonderful job recapping season two and teasing a Markovian War heading for Freeland. The upcoming season stars the return of Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, China Anne McClain Jennifer Pierce/Lightning, Nafessa Williams Anissa Pierce/Thunder, Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart, Marvin Jones III as Tobias Whale, Damon Gupton as Bill Henderson, James Remar as Peter Gambi, and Jordan Calloway as Kalil Payne/Painkiller.

Black Lightning is scheduled to return on October 21, 2019, and be found on CW or Netflix for those living outside of the United States.

Supergirl – Season 5

Melissa Benoist revealed a new Supergirl costume during SDCC 2019 this past weekend to go along with an all-new season five trailer. The majority of the cast will stay the same, but we did learn that Veronica Mars alum Julie Gonzalo will play Andrea Rojas and Game of Thrones’ Staz Nair will play William Dey. As for the new sleeker suit, executive producers Jessica Queller and Rober Rovner believe fans are going to love Kara’s new look.

“We think her new image is strong and powerful. We hope the fans are as excited about it as we are.”

Supergirl fifth season is slated to return on October 6, 2019, and be found on CW or Netflix for those living outside of the United States.

Carnival Row – Season 1

Over the weekend Amazon Prime released two magical trailers for their upcoming neo-noir fantasy series Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Karal Crome, Indira Varma, and Tamzin Merchant. Created by Rene Echevarria and Travis Beacham, the fantasy series takes place in a magical Victorian world filled with mythological creatures ho humans have forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom.

Carnival Row premieres on Amazon Prime on August 30, 2019.

The Expanse – Season 4

Amazon Prime released the season four trailer for The Expanse during the show’s panel over the weekend. After being canceled by Syfy after just three seasons, Amazon Prime picked up the popular sci-fi series for a fourth season, which will be available on Amazon Prime on December 13, 2019.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Expanse season 4:

With the Ring Gates now open to thousands of new planets, a blood-soaked gold rush begins, igniting new conflicts between Earth, Mars, and the Belt. Meanwhile, on one unexplored planet, the Rocinante crew gets caught in a violent clash between an Earth mining corporation and desperate Belter settlers as deadly new threats from the protomolecule emerge.

The Man in the High Castle – Season 4

Amazon Prime also released the season four trailer for The Man in the High Castle, marking the return of the Frank Spotnitz’s popular alternate history series and one of Prime Video’s most-watched original programs. Based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel of the same name, The Man in High Castle tells a story of an alternate reality where the ‘Axis of power’ won World War II. The series stars Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Rupert Evans.

The fourth season of The Man in the High Castle returns to Amazon Prime on November 15, 2019.

Snowpiercer – Season 1

After three long years in development and several setbacks, Snowpiercer  – a dystopian thriller series and reboot of Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film of the same name – will finally air on TBS in the spring of 2020. The first trailer for the upcoming series was released during SDCC 2019 and from what we can, the show will expand on the apocalyptic world depicted in Joon-ho’s film.

The cast includes Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Jaylin Fletcher.

Harley Quinn – Season 1

Harley Quinn is an R-rated animated comedy series written and produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey. The series follows a recently single Harley Quinn and best friend Poison Ivy as they attempt to become the next “Crime Queens” of Gotham City. The voice cast features The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn, Lake Bell as Poison Ivy, Diedrich Bader as Batman, Jim Rash as the Riddler, Ron Funches as King Shark, and Alan Tudyk as the Joker.

Harley Quinn is expected to premiere on DC Universe on October 2019 and will consist of 26 episodes.

Impulse – Season 2

YouTube Premium revealed a trailer for the second season of Impulse during SDCC 2019, a science fiction drama series based on the 2008 movie Jumper, starring Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson. Impulse follows 16-year-old Henrietta, a.k.a Henry, who discovers she has the ability to teleport following a traumatic experience with a classmate. The season two trailer further explores Henry’s trauma and builds on the world of “Jumpers.”

Impulse season two is scheduled to arrive on YouTube Premium in the Fall of 2019.

21 Bridges (2020)

STX Entertainment released a trailer for the Russo brother’s produced action thriller 21 Bridges, a story about an NYPD detective named Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman) who puts an entire city on lockdown in an attempt to locate and arrest a gang cop killers. The film also stars J. K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch, Stephan James, and Keith David.

21 Bridges arrives in theatres on September 27, 2020.

Watchmen – Season 1

Following the conclusion Game of Thrones, many believed HBO would lose numerous subscribers, but after watching full-length Watchmen trailer released over the weekend, we have no doubt HBO will continue to keep and find new customers. While the trailer doesn’t really provide any more information than the teaser released back in May, from what we can tell, Damon Lindelof’s take on

The highly anticipated Watchmen series premieres on HBO this coming October and stars Regina King, Don Johnson, Adelaide Clemens, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Frances Fisher, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jean Smart, and Jeremy Irons.

Westworld – Season 4

HBO also released the season three trailer for the star-studded science fiction series Westworld, based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name. The two-minute trailer provided gave us a sneak peek at Dolores adjusting to the real world, meeting Caleb, Bernard returning to the Delos retirement home and Meave in what appears to be World War II theme park.

The upcoming season, which is set to premiere in 2020, was described by creator Jonathan Nolan as “less of a guessing game and more of an experience,” which has us even more excited about the shows return.

His Dark Materials – Season 1

His Dark Materials is an upcoming fantasy series from HBO and BBC and is based on Philip Pullman’s novels of the same name and the source of the 2007 film, The Golden Compass. Although the film didn’t go as planned, based on what we’ve seen thus far from the teasers and the trailer below, we have high hopes for His Dark Materials. The series stars Dafne Keen as Lyra, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, and Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter.

His Dark Materials arrives on HBO this coming fall.

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Even though we thought a new trailer was coming, the new Dark Fate featurette released was arguable between than a four-minute spoiler-filled trailer. Rather, the action-packed video features various clips from the upcoming film but focused heavily on commentary from director Tim Miller, James Cameron, Linda Hamilton and more. It was also announced during the panel that Edward Furlong will reprise his role as John Connor.

Terminator: Dark Fate blasts into theatres on October 25, 2019.

The Walking Dead – Season 10

AMC revealed a surprisingly entertaining four-minute trailer for the tenth season of The Walking Dead during SDCC 2019 and it focused heavily on the continuation of the Whisperers War, Negan’s redemption arc, and introduced some new characters to the series. It was also announced over the weekend that this will be Danai Gurira final season playing Michonne.

The tenth season of The Walking Dead returns on October 6, 2019.

The Witcher – Season 1

Based on the Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series of the same name, The Witcher is an upcoming fantasy drama series created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. The Netflix original tells the story of “Geralt of Rivia,” a lonely monster hunter struggling to find his place in a world filled with corrupted and dangerous people. The series stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Princess Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as King Fist.

The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Season 1

Netflix unveiled some new footage from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance this weekend, an upcoming series and prequel to Frank Oz and Jim Henson’s 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal. The upcoming series features a star-studded voice cast that includes everyone from the Andy Samberg and Mark Strong to the iconic Mark Hamill and Sigourney Weaver. The ten-episode series and will further explore the world of Thra and will be centered around three Gelfling – Rian, Brea and Deet – who embark on a journey to save the ‘Crystal of Truth’ from the clutches of the evil Skeksis.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance arrives on Netflix on August 30, 2019.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

Even though the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot might seem like the sequel nobody asked for (which it is), my friends and I would watch Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back all the time back in the day, so a reboot movie about Jay and Silent Bob going to Hollywood to stop a Bluntman and Chronic reboot movie from being made sounds ironically entertaining to me. The reboot trailer also features a variety of cameos from Chris Hemsworth, Melissa Benoist, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and many more Hollywood stars.

The Jay and Silent Bob Reboot movie arrives in theatres on October 15, 2019.

It: Chapter 2 (2019)

The final trailer for It Chapter Two gave me chills and features a more intense and terrifying fight between the Losers Club and Pennywise, once again played by Bill Skarsgård. The Loser club will be played by James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean. The first chapter released back in 2017 grossed over $700 million and based on what we’re seeing from Chapter 2, we have no doubt the sequel surpass a billion.

It: Chapter 2 opens on September 6, 2019.

Top Gun: Maverick (2020)

Top Gun: Maverick is an upcoming action movie and sequel of Tony Scott’s 1986 film Top Gun, starring Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and the featuring the return of Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer. The sequel picks up 34 years after the events of the original film and stars Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as a flight instructor tasked with teaching new pilot trainees the ropes. One of the trainees Maverick must mentor is Bradley Bradshaw, the son of Goose, Maverick’s late RIO (RADAR Intercept Officer).

Top Gun: Maverick flies into theatres on June 26, 2020.

Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)


Riley is the Managing Editor of Goliath. When he's not at the movie theatre or binging some new tv series, he likes to spend his time shooting hoops and play MTG. He doesn't like 'Breaking Bad,' loves 'The Simpsons,' hates mayonnaise, and has been repping the Toronto Raptors since '95. Follow him on IG and Twitter @moviemanjones.