The Best of New York Comic Con 2016

From “Walking Dead” Season 7 teasers to “John Wick: Chapter 2” trailers to “Golden Girls” action figures

October 6, 2016
Finn Jones stars on "Marvel's Iron Fist," coming to Netflix in 2017 Finn Jones stars on “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” coming to Netflix in 2017 Photo: Netflix

New York Comic Con 2016 started off with a bang on Thursday.

Running through Sunday, the Big Apple’s four day-long comic convention actually has more attendees each year than its San Diego counterpart. It’s also a hotbed for the latest film and TV-related news.

Here’s a smattering of the best trailers, images, toys, and more to come out of the 2016 NYCC:


“John Wick: Chapter 2”

Keanu Reeves returns in “John Wick: Chapter 2,” which co-stars Ian McShane, Bridget Moynahan, Laurence Fishburne, and John Leguizamo. The teaser trailer just dropped (above) and the film hits theaters Feb. 10, 2017.

“Power Rangers”

On Saturday, Lionsgate unloaded the first official teaser trailer for its 2017 live-action “Power Rangers” film. Check it out (above).

“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”

Milla Jovovich returns once more to fight hordes of the undead in “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” blasting its way into theaters in 2017. Check out the official New York Comic Con trailer for the horror flick.

“War for the Planet of the Apes”

On Thursday 20th Century Fox unveiled an ominous digital billboard for “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the rebooted franchise’s next installment, which hits theaters in July 2017.

“Underworld: Blood Wars”

Kate Beckinsale returns in “Underworld: Blood Wars,” the vampire vs. werewolves franchise’s fifth installment. “Blood Wars” hits theaters Jan. 6, 2017.


“Marvel’s Iron Fist”

Marvel teased a special Iron Fist variant cover that features Finn Jones, who plays Danny Rand on the upcoming Netflix series. Here’s a time-lapse video showing how artists Jay Anacleto and Romulo Fajardo created the image:

Here’s the date announcement teaser trailer:

And, finally, here’s the official NYCC teaser trailer:

“Marvel’s Iron Fist” hits Netflix March 17, 2017.

“Stan Against Evil”

Dana Gould’s (“The Simpsons”) upcoming comedy-horror series stars John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”) as a disgruntled ex-sheriff tasked with saving a small New England town from centuries-old demons.

“Stan Against Evil” hits IFC on Nov. 2.

“Stranger Things”

Photo: Netflix

A panel for Netflix’s ’80s-set drama “Stranger Things” touched upon what fans should expect from Season 2 of the hit series, including more backstory surrounding the death of Sheriff Hopper’s (David Harbour) daughter as well as an ever-evolving relationship between Hopper and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).

Click here for more on that.

“The Walking Dead”

AMC dropped a sneak peek from Season 7 of its hit zombie drama at NYCC. Check it out:

“The Walking Dead” returns Sunday, Oct. 23.

Miscellaneous Other

Photo: Funko

“The Golden Girls” has been off of the air for nearly 25 years, but Funko toy company brought them back in a big way at the 2016 NYCC, unveiling a line of Golden Girls ReAction Figures based off the cult classic TV series. The set features Rose, Dorthy, Blanche, and of course, Sophia.

Get more information here.

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