Back in May we posted the first trailer for the upcoming Fox X-Men family of shows with “The Gifted” and during July’s SDCC, another trailer was unveiled for all to see. With so many shows catering to my fellow geeks and I, I’ve been placing them up some time afterwards to keep the attention flowing and since we still have plenty of time before the show actually airs. Here is the trailer from the Comic Con International: San Diego.
The Premise: Two ordinary parents take their family on the run from the government when they discover that their children have mutant abilities, and join an underground community of mutants who have to fight to survive.
Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker
Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker
Sean Teale as Marcos Diaz/Eclipse
Jamie Chung as Clarice Fong/Blink
Coby Bell as Jace Turner
Emma Dumont as Lorna Dane/Polaris
Blair Redford as John Proudstar/Thunderbird
Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker
Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker
Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance in the pilot
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since I felt that I had said it all before with the first trailer I will repeat my words which ran like this “Nope. Very little interest in this one and its likely due to how “meh” that “Legion” ended up leaving me. The other part of this that I don’t care for is all of this disregard for proper continuity just to have a character who is an X-Men or Evil Mutant featured. Thunderbird has been dead for decades as fandom knows and Polaris was an X-Men at one point as well. Also with green hair (unless we get that going forward). I’m at the point where I am pretty tired of other studios having access to the licenses for these properties and just want Marvel to be in control of the whole enchilada. It’s better for the characters and its surely better for the fans”. I will admit that this longer trailer seems a bit more interesting but its all the continuity recreation that is driving me nuts. I will likely program the DVR to see a few episodes but don’t really feel that I will be investing much into the series. Dear Marvel Studios, please stop making deals with other parties to have your own characters back. Let their efforts fail and the rights will return faster than you think. What do you readers think about this new trailer? You down? You not down? Let me know down in those comments below.
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gifted_(TV_series)