It’s been another busy San Diego Comic Con!
While most of the big news out of this year’s SDCC was centered around Marvel and Game of Thrones (as it often is), we also got some great LGBTQ+ news! In case you missed these announcements about queer shows and movies, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most exciting announcements about upcoming projects featuring LGBTQ+ characters and storylines.
When debuting the trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Marvel announced that Coel will be playing Aneka, a queer member of the Dora Milaje who starts a relationship with Ayo, another Dora Milaje member. In the movies, Ayo is played by Florence Kasumba. Could we see a romance for them in the film?
While Chucky himself had to skip comic con this year, we did get the brand new trailer for Chucky season 2! In the new season, our favorite gay teens and their friend go to a new Catholic school, Chucky is out for revenge, and Tiffany is meeting up with Glen and Glenda! The new season premieres October 5 on SYFY and USA.
Netflix’s animated series The Dragon Prince is making its long-awaited return this winter with a fourth season. The show features some queer characters, and has several more fan-favorite queer ships. The new season takes place after a time-skip, so let's see if this new season kicks up the queerness a notch.
SDCC gave us our first trailer for AMC’s upcoming Anne Rice adaptation, Interview With the Vampire, which is going to be even more queer than the original movie. In the new version, Louis (Jacob Anderson) is feeling alienated by his lack of options as a Black man in early 1900s New Orleans when he meets Lestat (Sam Reid), a mysterious vampire who has an obsession with him. The trailer is full of gay touches and glances, and is sure to become a queer favorite. Interview With the Vampire debuts on AMC on October 2.
We also got our first full trailer for Netflix’s upcoming epic Sandman series, and it looks GREAT! Aside from featuring things the gays are sure to love (shirtless Tom Sturridge, Gwendolyn Christie as Lucifer), the new preview also gives us a great look at Dream’s genderqueer sibling Desire, played by nonbinary actor Mason Alexander Park.
Star Trek Lower Decks, with pansexual lead character Beckett Mariner, is coming back for more, with a new season on Thursday, Aug 25. But that’s not it! The show will also have a special crossover episode with the live action show Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, where Mariner and her fellow Ensign Brad Broimler will appear on the U.S.S. Enterprise. The episode will feature the actors (Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid) playing live action versions of their animated characters.
While we didn’t get a trailer for the show’s upcoming second season, the fantasy show Wheel of Time was confirmed to be getting a third season from Amazon. The show features a lesbian romance between Rosamund Pike’s sorceress Moiraine and Sophie Okonedo’s character Siuan Sanche.