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The Biggest Movie And TV Announcements At NYCC 2022

From "Star Wars" to "Star Trek," this year's New York Comic Con had lots of big announcements to share. Since 2006, this fan convention has celebrated fans' love for comics, movies, television, and everything in between. Whatever the fandom, nerds and noobs alike have found something to satisfy their niche interests.

Held at the Javits Center in New York City, this year's convention lasted from Oct. 6 to 9. After the closing of most conventions at the start of the pandemic in 2020, cosplayers and fans of all kinds, numbering 200,000 strong (via Publishers Weekly), came out to let their geek flags fly after a long hiatus. In just four short days, NYCC managed to wow us with its veritable smorgasbord of exciting news and informative panels.

Yet with all of the shocking reveals, newest announcements, and sneak peeks of upcoming favorite franchises, which ones stood out above the rest? Fear not, citizens — Looper is here with the highlights of the biggest TV and movie announcements from New York Comic Con 2022, all in one convenient place.

The teaser trailer for Picard's final season promises a thrilling conclusion

The Paramount+ series "Star Trek: Picard" has Patrick Stewart reprising his role as the iconic Admiral Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise. The show has been a big hit with critics, who praised its character-driven storylines and Stewart's stellar performance.

So far, Seasons 1 and 2 of "Picard" have given "Star Trek" enthusiasts plenty to fawn over. The first season has Picard barely enjoying his retirement before he rejoins the fray to uncover a conspiracy involving the assassination of synthetics. In Season 2, Picard is adjusting to his new life as a synthetic after sacrificing himself in the previous season's finale. The series has also reunited Picard with some old shipmates, including Raffi Musiker (Michelle Hurd) and Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan). Brent Spiner also makes an appearance as Data, as well as his evil older brother, Lore, and Adam and Dr. Inigo Soong.

With the third and final season of "Picard" coming in February 2023 to Paramount+, die-hard "Star Trek" fans are chomping at the bit to see how the adventures of their favorite tea-drinking officer will be resolved. NYCC gave them a taste of what's to come with an action-packed teaser trailer during their "Star Trek" panel on Saturday, Oct. 8. The teaser has a plethora of intriguing tidbits, hinting at all of the action and drama to come in the final season. Fan favorites such as LaVar Burton's Geordi La Forge, Michael Dorn's Worf, and Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker will be returning in the send-off for "Picard."

Along with the return of nefarious villains Moriarty (Daniel Davis) and Lore (Spiner), there's also the promise of a new terrifying foe in "Picard" Season 3. Amanda Plummer plays the new baddie, Vadic, who is hell-bent on the destruction of not only Picard but the entire Federation.

Here there be dragons in a clip from The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2

Amazon Prime's animated series "The Legend of Vox Machina" brought all of the thrills and meta "Dungeons and Dragons" goodness to its first season, airing in January 2022. This strictly adult fantasy show introduced viewers to the adventuring misfits known as Vox Machina and is based on the first campaign of the breakout YouTube sensation "Critical Role." The show brings the characters of the campaign to life, with the actors performing the roles of their associated characters from "Critical Role" episodes.

"The Legend of Vox Machina" took Amazon by storm, earning very high praise from critics and Critters alike. On Oct. 6, an NYCC panel for "The Legend of Vox Machina" featuring the full cast gave us a few hints of what to expect for the highly anticipated second season. Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger, as a swarm of dragons began to descend upon Tal'Dorei. In a sneak peek clip of Season 2 Episode 1, we see that the show picks up where it left off. As the city's citizens watch in horror, one of the dragons emits a blast of ice, killing soldiers standing guard on the palace tower. We then see Scanlan (Sam Riegal), Pike (Ashley Johnson), and Grog (Travis Willingham) narrowly escape as the massive tower comes crashing down.

While carefully avoiding spoilers, co-executive producer and iconic Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer talked about what to expect in "The Legend of Vox Machina" Season 2. "I am excited that the Vox Machina story begins to enter a realm where the story isn't just personal," Mercer said. "It begins to combat and step into a space that is cosmic. They begin to have their fates intertwined with elements of the world that are bigger than themselves" (via YouTube). "The Legend of Vox Machina" Season 2 is set for a January 2023 release.

Good Omens Season 2 will bring back all the fan favorites

"Something's going down in the up," according to the new poster for "Good Omens" Season 2. Creator and writer of the series Neil Gaiman revealed the latest news from NYCC about the dynamic celestial duo, Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and Crowley (David Tennant), and their continuing adventures. Gaiman was joined by fellow executive producers Rob Wilkins and Douglas Mackinnon for the panel, along with actors Maggie Service, Nina Sosanya, and newcomer Quelin Sepulveda. Stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, and Jon Hamm also joined in via video chat later in the panel.

Though Gaiman and others involved in the making of Season 2 have been very mum about the story, we do have a few crumbs of knowledge to share. Service and Sosanya — who played Sisters Theresa and Mary, respectively, of the Chattering Order of St. Beryl in Season 1 — will be returning to the cast as new characters in Season 2. According to TV Insider, Service will be playing a vinyl record store owner named Maggie, while Sosanya is Nina, the proprietor of a coffee shop. Sepulveda is playing Muriel, an angel who works a dull office job in Heaven and hopes to escape her humdrum duties.

As for Sheen and Tennant, the two leads expressed their appreciation for both the original novel and the series, as well as the importance of honoring the late author, Terry Pratchett, who co-wrote the book. "Having Neil at the center of it was a massive help because you feel like, well, we're in safe hands," said Sheen. "Seeing and knowing how much he and Douglas both cared [about] and respected the source material but also were open to new ideas, and very much about being protective of Terry as well and representing Terry and making sure that Terry was very much a presence within it" (via Popverse).

The official trailer for Wednesday reveals two highly anticipated characters

With the spooky season now upon us, Netflix gifted lovers of the macabre a new peek at the upcoming "Wednesday" at New York Comic Con. The Tim Burton spinoff, based on "The Addams Family" New Yorker comic strip, stars Jenna Ortega as the titular goth teenager, along with Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams and Luis Guzman as Gomez Addams. In this strange new journey, Wednesday is enrolled in Nevermore Academy, a private school with dark secrets hidden just beneath the surface. Luckily, dark secrets just happen to be Wednesday's bread and butter.

Though the first teaser trailer for the series gave viewers a glimpse of some of the iconic members of the Addams family, there were still beloved favorites missing. In the new official trailer revealed at NYCC, we learn that Wednesday has plenty to contend with at her new school, including secret societies and a murderous monster. The trailer also revealed the newest cast announcement — "Saturday Night Live" and "Portlandia" alum Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester.

With a bald head and ivory pallor, Armisen certainly looks the part. He drops in (literally) on Wednesday for a visit and takes her for a ride on his dalmatian-spotted motorcycle and sidecar. The trailer also features noted actor Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in "The Addams Family" movies. Ricci plays Marilyn Thornhill, a new character for the series. "I know the suspense is killing you," Wednesday astutely notes in the trailer — and we have to admit, it does. Hopefully, we can all hold out a little longer until Nov. 23, when "Wednesday" Season 1 comes to Netflix.

A new cast member announcement for The Winchesters

After 15 seasons of ghosts, demons, and other things that go bump in the night, "Supernatural" came to an explosive end in 2020. The epic journey of brothers Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) Winchester concluded with Dean's death at the hands of vampires and his soul rising into Heaven. Sam is left on his own, but he does live a long and happy life before dying of old age and eventually reunites with his brother in the afterlife.

Luckily for "Supernatural" fans, the story doesn't end there. A prequel series, "The Winchesters," made its debut on CW on Oct. 11, and the show's panel at NYCC gave the SPN Family plenty to get excited about as the show progresses. The series follows the parents of Dean and Sam and the events that bring them together as a demon-hunting power couple. Meg Donnelly plays Mary Campbell, and Drake Rodger plays young John Winchester. Ackles also reprises his role as Sam, the narrator of the story, and he is the show's executive producer.

One of the biggest reveals at NYCC came with the casting announcement of Tom Welling, who plays Mary's father, Samuel Campbell (via Polygon). This news is thrilling for Ackles fans, who may well remember that he and Welling worked together in the CW's "Smallville" series. Mary has followed in her father's footsteps as a hunter, and now she is searching for his whereabouts after he has gone missing. 

Teen Wolf: The Movie will bring back your favorite characters like you've never seen them before

The MTV drama "Teen Wolf," yet another paranormal favorite, follows the harrowing life of high school student Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), who — after being bit by a werewolf and transforming into one himself — must protect the ones he loves from the various evils that threaten the small town of Beacon Hills. The show had six seasons and ran from 2011 to 2017, during which it received a number of award nominations, including at the Teen Choice and Saturn Awards.

The show concluded in 2017 with Scott besting the terrifying Anuk-Ite, and the hunter Monroe (Sibongile Mlambo) booking it out of town to lick her wounds. At long last, Scott has become the Alpha he was always meant to be and is ready to take on any new danger that comes his way. However, according to the sneak peek for the upcoming "Teen Wolf: The Movie" that premiered at NYCC, Beacon Hill's troubles are far from over.

According to a report by Polygon, the movie takes place 15 years after the events of the series. In an exclusive clip, werewolf Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) has a pep talk with his son, Eli (Vince Mattis), in the school locker room, when they are suddenly attacked by a bow-and-arrow-wielding assailant. Much to Derek's shock, the hunter is none other than Allison Argent (Crystal Reed), who shoots an arrow through Derek's neck and seems hellbent on finishing the job. The movie is also a precursor to a new series on Paramount+, a "Teen Wolf" spin-off titled "Wolf Pack," which stars Sarah Michelle Gellar. "Teen Wolf: The Movie" and "Wolf Pack" are set to premiere on Paramount+ on January 26, 2023.

We got our first look at Mindy Kaling as Velma

The HBO Max animated series "Velma" focuses on perhaps the most underrated member of Mystery Inc., Velma Dinkley. Co-created by Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy, the series takes on a new, more diverse perspective while honoring a beloved classic. Kaling provides the voice of the titular Velma, joined by co-stars Glenn Howerton as Fred, Constance Wu as Daphne, and Sam Richardson as Shaggy.

The panel for the upcoming adult-oriented show at NYCC was made up of cast members and producers to introduce key elements of the spooky, satirical spinoff. As reported by Comic Book Resources, the crowd at the NYCC panel was treated to a viewing of the pilot episode of "Velma," along with a discussion with the cast and creators that followed. A teaser for the show was also released to the public, giving us a taste of what we can expect in this brand new, fourth-wall-breaking addition to the "Scooby-Doo" universe.

The teaser shows Velma in her home being stalked by an unseen frightening figure. Meanwhile, she is complaining online about an upcoming Judy Jetson reboot, which she claims has failed to accurately portray the original character. This, of course, is a wink alluding to the issues that Kaling had with internet trolls last year reacting negatively to the news of her being cast as Velma (via Today). Using classic horror movie motifs and meta humor, the teaser for "Velma" gives fans a lot to look forward to when the show premieres in 2023.

Jodie Whittaker's final bow as the Doctor

After four seasons of her historic run as the first woman to play the heroic Time Lord in "Doctor Who," Jodie Whittaker will take her last journey in the TARDIS in "The Power of the Doctor." After showrunner Steven Moffat handed the reins over to Chris Chibnall in 2017, the legendary science fiction series was taken in a very different direction. Whittaker was joined by a brand new cast of characters, including Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole, Bradley Walsh, and most recently, John Bishop. While battling classic "Doctor Who" monsters like Daleks, Sontarans, and Cybermen, the Doctor also discovered a dark secret that will change the course of her future — and, possibly, the entire "Doctor Who" canon.

In May 2022, it was announced that "Sex Education" star Ncuti Gatwa will take on the role following Whittaker's exit (via BBC). It was also announced that writer and producer Russell T. Davies, who originally brought back the "Doctor Who" series in 2005, will return as showrunner. Though there is plenty of excitement surrounding the new faces of "Doctor Who," the end of Whittaker and Chibnall's era brings a bittersweet feeling — as does the teaser trailer for "The Power of the Doctor," which premiered at NYCC.

This teaser has everything — the Doctor teaming up with old friends, facing old enemies, and both running from and headlong into danger. It looks like the Doctor's archnemesis, the Master (Sacha Dhawan), is up to his old tricks again and is hellbent on putting an end to the Doctor once and for all. The Doctor's companion, Yasmin Khan (Gil), echoes the sentiments of many regarding Whittaker's era: "I don't want it to end." Yet all great things must. "The Power of the Doctor" is set to release on Oct. 23.

The premiere of The Super Mario Bros. Movie teaser trailer

It's-a me, Mario! Or, rather, it's Chris Pratt doing a very questionable job in the new official teaser trailer for "The Super Mario Bros. Movie," which premiered at NYCC on Oct. 6. Despite fan outcries online saying that Pratt's voice is ill-fit for the mustachioed hero, there are still plenty of reasons to be excited about the upcoming animated movie based on the beloved video game franchise.

Produced by Nintendo in collaboration with Illumination and Universal Pictures, "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" has been a long time coming. After the cringe-worthy live-action movie "Super Mario Bros." was released in 1993 to audience-wide loathing, it's long past time for a worthy replacement. Illumination's founder, Chris Meledandri, told Variety in 2018 that he blames the botched Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo-led vehicle on the producers' failure to include Nintendo in the film's making. He and Universal, on the other hand, worked closely with the game's creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, to ensure that their movie would honor the spirit of the beloved platform game and its whimsical worlds.

The teaser trailer for "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" gives us a glimpse at familiar characters of the franchise, including King Bowser (voiced by Jack Black), the blue penguins of "Super Mario 64," Kamek the Magikoopa (Kevin Michael Richardson), Toad (Keegan-Michael Key), Luigi (Charlie Day), and, of course, Pratt as Mario. Whether or not the movie lives up to the hype (or confirms some fears) will be decided when the film releases in North America on April 7, 2023.