Comic-Con Ketchup: The Boys Announces Season 3 Renewal with Action-Packed Clip

Plus, The New Mutants debuts new teaser and opening scene, Star Trek expands into animation, and three directors talk unrealized projects.

by | July 23, 2020 | Comments

The pop culture mega-event that is San Diego Comic-Con has moved entirely online this year as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, allowing fans to participate from the comfort of their sofas, and every panel is being streamed across the world wide web — for free, no less. Over the next few days, we’ll be bringing you the biggest headlines to emerge from the convention — which has redubbed itself Comic-Con@Home — to keep you up to date with the most exciting developments across the TV and film industries. Today’s Thursday edition brings you highlights from the panels for The New Mutants, Amazon’s The Boys, the Star Trek universe, and a director discussion.


The cast of the Amazon superhero show The Boys got together for a Comic-Con@Home panel about the upcoming Season 2 (9/4/2020), including a look at an action-packed scene featuring The Deep (Chace Crawford) riding atop a massive whale (apparently a real prop). In addition to the returning cast members from Season 1, the panel also featured Aya Cash, who is joining the show in Season 2 as the superheroine Stormfront. Towards the end, producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg joined the fun to announce that Amazon has already picked up the show for a third season, although Rogen had to say, “When can we film season 3? Anyone’s guess! Hope sometime this decade.” Aisha Tyler, who hosted the panel, was also announced to be the host of a new “aftershow” called Prime Rewind: Inside the Boys, which will debut online on August 28 with a special recapping the events of Season 1.


There was definitely a “let’s just have fun with this” vibe in the Comic-Con@Home panel for Marvel’s The New Mutants, which started with a series of title cards displaying the film’s various prior release dates, beginning all the way back on April 13th, 2018. The joke ends with the announcement that the film is still slated to open on August 28th, 2020, with a “fingers crossed” caveat that comes just after a series of snarky social media posts like “The Early 20s Mutants,” “Wait, maybe The New Mutants are ACTUALLY stuck in Limbo?” and “Glad to know New Mutants will be available for my grandkids when they have their own kids.” The panel ended with a sneak peek at the first few minutes of the film, which show young Danielle Moonstar (Blu Hunt) being saved from a rampage by the supernatural monster called the Demon Bear before eventually waking up in the film’s mutant facility. In related news, The New Mutants director Josh Boone also spoke to this week and revealed that his sequel plans (if he gets to make any) would introduce Karma and Warlock in the second movie, and adapt the Inferno crossover in the third movie. For an in-depth interview with the cast of The New Mutants, check out the video below.


Ever since Star Trek first debuted on NBC in 1966, we’ve seen hundreds of adventures in which Starfleet makes “first contact” with a new alien civilization, but fewer stories have explored what comes next. The upcoming animated CBS All Access series Star Trek: Lower Decks (8/6/2020) will not only delve into the details of what “second contact” involves (mostly lots of paperwork, it sounds like), but also, it will be the first official Star Trek TV show which is also a comedy. The Comic-Con@Home panel included two clips of the show, and also details of the setting. Star Trek: Lower Decks will be set on the U.S.S. Cerritos in the year 2380, which is after Star Trek: Nemesis, but far before Star Trek: Picard. Voice actor Jack Quaid (Ensign Boimler) also revealed that the show will at some point feature Holodeck fun. Another bit of trivia about Star Trek: Lower Decks is that it features a “Number One” voiced by Jerry O’Connell, who is married to Rebecca Romijn, who will also play a character with the same rank on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. One of the most surprising things that happened during the panel, however, may have been the glitch that shut the panel down for many fans this morning, who surprisingly received a “content protection” message obviously not meant to apply to CBS’ own panel.


Four years after Star Trek Beyond (Certified Fresh at 86%), we still do not know for sure when and how the Star Trek franchise will return to the movies. As a TV venture, however, Star Trek has never been more active (even in the 1990s, there were only ever two shows on at once). In addition to Star Trek: Discovery (Season 3 will debut soon), Star Trek: Picard (Season 2 will probably debut in 2021), and the animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks (see above), other upcoming shows include Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (a spinoff set on the USS Enterprise), a series set at Starfleet Academy, a Ceti Alpha V limited series based on Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, and a “Section 31” spinoff featuring Michelle Yeoh. Most of those shows will air on CBS All Access and are intended for generally the same audience, but we now know that, in addition to Lower Decks, there will be another new animated series called  Star Trek: Prodigy that will debut on Nickelodeon in 2021. Star Trek: Prodigy will follow a group of “lawless teens… using a derelict Starfleet ship to search for adventure.” Star Trek: Prodigy is described as “an entry point for younger viewers into the franchise.” No voice cast has been announced yet, but the showrunners are Trollhunters writers Kevin and Dan Hageman.


Colin Treverrow

(Photo by Comic-Con International)

Although it wasn’t part of the marketing push for any one specific movie or franchise, one of the most promising panels of the first day of Comic-Con@Home was Collider’s Directors on Directing panel, because its three members were directors Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, Top Gun: Maverick), Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel, Spy Kids), and Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World). In addition to discussing broader elements of the art and craft of film directing, there was also an opportunity for each director to discuss film projects of theirs that got away, which included Kosinski’s earlier take on Ford v Ferrari and Trevorrow’s time working on Star Wars Episode IX (before J.J. Abrams took over and it became Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker). Talking about his work on Star Wars, Trevorrow capped it off by displaying a practical model of an unused redesign of a TIE fighter for the film that he designed with the help of his young son (the ship basically had longer wings that spun around the cockpit). Robert Rodriguez also briefly mentioned his next film, which will be an ensemble cast superhero movie for Netflix called We Can Be Heroes.

Thumbnail image by Amazon Prime Video

Tag Cloud

movies die hard game show E3 latino 45 science fiction cancelled transformers Mary poppins Drama Pop Food Network Polls and Games facebook 72 Emmy Awards harry potter Trophy Talk comiccon 71st Emmy Awards ITV Character Guide Fox Searchlight 2015 GoT Amazon strong female leads Disney+ Disney Plus Summer Elton John comic books LGBT Acorn TV Teen Nat Geo game of thrones TCA Winter 2020 The CW streaming President TIFF Cosplay remakes binge halloween Reality FOX Musicals Biopics crossover Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt BET Awards chucky dc crime thriller halloween tv Star Trek The Academy Film Fall TV diversity Mudbound spanish scorecard A24 Quiz CBS All Access natural history Christmas Lionsgate elevated horror 007 VH1 reboot rotten movies we love TLC festival Classic Film Premiere Dates Emmys award winner TNT spanish language 2020 Trivia Ghostbusters Schedule Winners PBS HBO Go The Walking Dead Apple renewed TV shows Sundance TV IFC Apple TV Plus mutant adventure FX on Hulu Academy Awards Amazon Prime Hear Us Out psychological thriller DC Comics slashers Infographic Alien American Society of Cinematographers spain quibi worst movies Superheroe historical drama 2016 universal monsters green book period drama romantic comedy 99% movie NYCC Extras japanese First Reviews parents fresh 20th Century Fox children's TV Reality Competition Creative Arts Emmys NBC screenings TV Land video Disney streaming service rt archives werewolf laika ghosts Hallmark Christmas movies book BBC America Comedy Central AMC Netflix Christmas movies fast and furious Box Office History E! Star Wars TV thriller Pirates Tarantino Binge Guide OWN TCA documentaries DC Universe Sundance Now Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Anna Paquin biography romance cancelled TV series Rock WGN Action adaptation best jamie lee curtis free movies A&E Comics on TV Turner Classic Movies BET satire San Diego Comic-Con PlayStation Shudder Toys Horror YA foreign X-Men cartoon MCU Family scary movies Disney stoner Nominations hist Trailer indiana jones Opinion singing competition based on movie Ovation south america comic Animation Marvel Studios australia franchise deadpool Awards SXSW Superheroes Freeform child's play travel cars supernatural TruTV Mystery rotten political drama Emmy Nominations CMT Rocky Fox News hispanic Video Games Endgame Election Pixar Masterpiece Photos golden globes BBC HBO psycho sitcom Best and Worst batman TCA 2017 comics nfl news anime Calendar stand-up comedy Tumblr VICE APB dramedy ESPN hollywood Crackle Universal Marvel james bond Britbox blockbuster Disney Plus dragons Netflix Sci-Fi LGBTQ CW Seed Comic Book Pop TV spider-man war Musical classics toronto directors Song of Ice and Fire Super Bowl tv talk MTV SundanceTV OneApp comedies Rocketman sequels CNN italian Logo FX Pet Sematary WarnerMedia criterion BBC One ABC mockumentary independent doctor who Paramount Network The Witch canceled TV shows technology 21st Century Fox YouTube Premium Television Critics Association joker Syfy cooking National Geographic blaxploitation critics GIFs MSNBC french black sag awards Spring TV Cannes Disney Channel discovery Watching Series canceled 2019 venice Showtime BAFTA Columbia Pictures Mindy Kaling Arrowverse USA worst Grammys Marvel Television Dark Horse Comics IFC Films twilight toy story Funimation RT History The Purge Kids & Family USA Network Esquire Heroines Fantasy Set visit Sundance Comedy vampires asian-american series Amazon Studios Starz serial killer Vudu Sony Pictures Peacock Discovery Channel kids docudrama Cartoon Network New York Comic Con Valentine's Day films Mary Poppins Returns obituary Red Carpet football stop motion robots a nightmare on elm street documentary YouTube Amazon Prime Video See It Skip It Certified Fresh medical drama theme song crime richard e. Grant Brie Larson ABC Family Lifetime Christmas movies zero dark thirty First Look Captain marvel Countdown DirecTV Podcast name the review Nickelodeon superhero 4/20 emmy awards Avengers reviews Travel Channel mission: impossible 24 frames Film Festival cults sequel Thanksgiving Marathons Warner Bros. aliens Bravo Tubi spinoff cancelled television ratings CBS Awards Tour El Rey Black History Month HBO Max Walt Disney Pictures miniseries finale justice league Television Academy Country politics social media TCM Interview concert ID Baby Yoda SDCC Women's History Month Oscars festivals all-time talk show Hallmark Lifetime breaking bad nature boxoffice anthology cats video on demand Spectrum Originals Apple TV+ versus crime drama dceu unscripted Turner dogs Spike Black Mirror Martial Arts YouTube Red Adult Swim Sneak Peek animated Ellie Kemper sports zombie space indie TV renewals TCA Awards Year in Review composers Lucasfilm television Paramount christmas movies Western nbcuniversal DGA Mary Tyler Moore GLAAD screen actors guild TBS Tomatazos witnail cops FXX zombies 2017 Shondaland Rom-Com spy thriller true crime Hulu cinemax disaster DC streaming service Chernobyl 2018 revenge casting VOD Pride Month Winter TV Stephen King what to watch PaleyFest dark RT21 Holidays cancelled TV shows Music The Arrangement archives Crunchyroll boxing police drama Holiday teaser Writers Guild of America Epix