Jonathan Nolan Unveils Westworld
HBO’s highly anticipated adaptation of the 1973 film by Michael Crichton (and its 1976 sequel, Futureworld) won’t debut until 2016, but co-executive producer Jonathan Nolan presided over a decently revealing panel at SDCC. The series, which boasts a packed cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, and Thandie Newton, will be more concerned with AI than the original, and according to an opening scene that hasn’t leaked online yet, will also incorporate some virtual reality. Think Jurassic Park, but prestige TV.
The Heroes: Reborn Trailer
We’re starting to see the fruits of RebootMania 2015, among them this three-minute preview of NBC’s upcoming miniseries. It doesn’t quite answer the question of why Heroes: Reborn was necessary, but at least it’s a proper teaser, not a four-shot “teaser.” Also, Hiro is a total badass now?
John Lewis Cosplayed Himself
Wearing his Selma outfit. Enough said.
Batman v. Superman v. Jesse Eisenberg’s Wig
Let the snarky comments about Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne commence! Zack Snyder’s DC films continue to feel like a transparent attempt to replicate Christopher Nolan’s aesthetic, complete with an ominous trailer voiceover from an older man who may or may not be Alfred (he looks a little dapper to be Affleck’s butler, but who knows?). Regardless, the trailer is a much better takeaway than the premature speculation that came out of last year’s Dawn of Justice panel.