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SDCC '19: ' Marvel's What If...?', 'Harley Quinn', 'Rick and Morty', 'Ducktales' and More

Last week saw San Diego ComicCon take place- the world's biggest celebration of all that's nerdy. Naturally, that included an awful lot of animation, and we've rounded up the highlights for you, here!

The biggest event of the weekend was undoubtedly Marvel Studios's return to Hall H, where they revealed the next few years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They revealed not only theatrical releases such as Black Widow and Thor: Love And Thunder, but also some of the series coming to  Disney Plus. Among these is What If...?, the first animated entry in the MCU. Based on a classic line of comics, it will explore alternative 'What If?' scenarios for the characters in the movies. The series (which was first revealed a few months ago) will be narrated by Jeffrey Wright, who will play non-earthly entity The Watcher. It will allow a number of actors to reprise their on-screen roles in voice performances. Confirmed to be featuring are Michael B. Jordan, Sebastian Stan, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Haley Atwell, Chadwick Boseman, Karen Gillan, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Neal McDonough, Dominic Cooper, Sean Gunn, Natalie Portman, David Dastmalchian, Stanley Tucci, Taika Waititi, Toby Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Rooker, and Chris Sullivan. The series will debut on Disney Plus in Summer 2021.



Not to be outdone, DC revealed the first trailer for the adult animated series Harley Quinn, coming to DC Universe in the US later this year.



DC also announced that the next animated feature they will release will be an adaptation of Superman: Red Son in 2020. They will also release a sequel to Justice League Dark and a new film called Superman: Man of Tomorrow that will look at the man of steel early in his career.

A clip was released from the eagerly anticipated Rick and Morty Season 4, featuring guest star Taika Waititi. At the panel, it was also announced that we should expect much smaller gaps between seasons from now on- season 5 is already in production.



The first trailer was released for Steven Universe The Movie, set to premiere on Cartoon Network in the US on September 2. You can also watch the full panel here.



Cartoon Network also revealed a brand new trailer for Infinity Train.



A very special episode of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes was revealed, that will feature a guest appearance from a certain speedy video game icon. Get your first look at OK Ko- Let's Meet Sonic in this preview clip.





Archer is to return for an 11th season, it was revealed at the show's panel. It was confirmed that this season would feature Sterling finally awakening from the coma he has been in for the previous three seasons, and therefore features a return to "the real world".



Disney meanwhile gave us a beak peek... sorry, sneak peek at the second season of the rebooted Ducktales. It features plenty of the adventure and fun character interaction that has made the series such a hit, while also setting up some major plotlines for the second series. Oh, and there's also the small matter of the appearance of one Darkwing Duck. Ready to get dangerous?



Disney also unveiled the intro sequence and theme music for Dana Terrace's upcoming series. The Owl House. They also released an official synopsis.




Luz, a self-assured teenage human girl, accidentally stumbles upon a portal to a magical new world where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and an adorably tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda's apprentice at the Owl House and ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting.
Disney also gave us the first proper look at their upcoming series based on The Rocketeer. Aimed at a much younger audience than the original film (it's airing on Disney Junior) it might not be what you were expecting. But ignore your preconceptions- this is looking utterly charming.



To Netflix now, and we've got our first trailer for season three of She-Ra and The Princesses Of Power, due to arrive on August 2



This new SDCC video features a special look behind the scenes of the upcoming series The Dark Crystal: The Age Of Resistance,  the sequel to the original Jim Henson fantasy.



Animation was showing up in the most unexpected places this year. At the official Star Trek panel details were revealed for the upcoming Star Trek Lower Decks- a new in-canon animated comedy coming to CBS All Access.  The series is to be set on the U.S.S. Cerritos "one of Star Fleet's least important ships". The first season will premiere in 2020.


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