FALL 2016 Preview
Sure, September might mean that it’s back-to-school time, the weather is getting colder, and that summer is officially over, but it also means that year-long television seasons start up again! Halloween is just around the corner! And, our personal favorite, holiday movie season is soon to come. Here are the pop culture pieces to look forward to as we wind our way towards the end of the year.
For Movies: There’s not a whole lot to wait in line for, but Zoom looks like an interesting, new take on comic book films. Elsewhere, For the Love of Spock will be a must see for Trekkies as it’s as much a documentary on Spock as it is Leonard Nimoy, and fans of the YA novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children can’t wait for Tim Burton to bring the world to life.
For TV: Your favorite shows start returning here – American Horror Story’s mysterious 6th season starts, and SyFy’s Z Nation returns in the middle of the month. Gotham and Lucifer return on Fox, while Ghost Rider (Racer?) zooms into the fourth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. For those obsessed with Snow White and her family’s adventures, Once Upon a Time returns at the end of the month, while Luke Cage busts into Netflix with a bulletproof bang.
For Video Games: We’re getting Bioshock: The Collection and a new Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney game. For video game sports fans, we’ll also get FIFA17 and NBA 2K17.
For Comics: Image Comics’ Monstress returns! DC’s Rebirth titles continue to premiere, so we’ll get #1s for Blue Beetle, Cyborg, Supergirl, Raven, and even for the Doom Patrol. At Marvel, Civil War II trudges on, paving the way for Marvel NOW! 2.0.
For Movies: Anyone who can’t get enough of Gal Gadot will want to check out the comedy Keeping Up With The Joneses, headlined by Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis. Otherwise, unless you want to see Rings or Tom Hanks’ Inferno for a Halloween-timed thriller, save your ticket money for November.
For TV: All of your favorite DC TV shows premiere, so get ready for new seasons of The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl – finally on The CW instead of CBS. We’ll also get the first television adaptation of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. In terms of other season premieres, we’ll finally learn who Negan killed on The Walking Dead, so The Talking Dead will be back as well.
Also – we’ll get the television premiere of the Laverne Cox-starring The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and we’re dying of antici –
For Video Games: Aside from Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, Gears of War 4, and a new Star Wars Battlefront mission, we’ll also see the launch of PlayStation VR platform and Batman: Arkham VR to go right along with it. For those who have been waiting for several years, we’ll finally get The Last Guardian.
For Comics: We’ve already covered the Marvel NOW! 2.0 highlights, but we’re still excited for all the #1s that will be released, especially for Cage and Jessica Jones. DC will release Batman Beyond #1 and Image will release a new volume (its fourth) of The Wicked + The Divine.
For Movies: Doctor Strange premieres, and we’ll allegedly get a whole new perspective on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The same thing will happen with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, except we’ll get to view the Harry Potter universe in a different country (America) as opposed to another dimension. At the end of the months, Disney fans and families alike will definitely rush to see Moana, which promises to be the new Frozen.
For TV: Most half-seasons will be wrapping up their storylines for November “Sweeps Week”, so the only premiere worth noting is TNT’s The Librarians, which is returning for a new season.
For Video Games: Pokemon Sun and Moon are released, as is Final Fantasy 15 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, just in time for the holiday season. We’ll also get Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8, but sorry – it’s not the Kingdom Hearts sequel that you’ve actually been waiting for.
For Comics: It seems that Lois won’t be Superwoman after all, in DC’s November solicits? But Prez makes an appearance in a Catwoman one-shot, on the bright side. In Archie, Jughead ends with #11 while Civil War II, and its mysterious miniseries Death of X, officially ends at Marvel.
Is there a TV/Movie/Comic coming out that we didn’t list, anything you’re really looking forward to, let us know in the comments below.