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The /Film crew is gearing up for San Diego Comic Con 2014, which officially begins Thursday morning (but has a show floor preview night on Wednesday). Traveling to San Diego will be Russ Fischer, Germain Lussier, Angie Han, Christopher Stipp and myself – Peter Sciretta.

Coverage: We’ll be covering all the interesting movie and tv events at the convention, so stay tuned to /Film for extensive coverage. Here is a list of things we plan on covering and what to watch out for:

  • Wednesday Night: The Flash, Constantine and iZombie pilots, showfloor and san diego display photos
  • Thursday: 24, Dreamworks Animation (Penguins of Madagascar and Home), Sony Pictures (Pixels and Goosebumps), The Giver, Paramount Pictures (Ninja Turtles and more), Hannibal, Star Wars Rebels and some secret screening reactions
  • Friday: The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Horns, Everly, 20th Century Fox (Birdman? The Maze Runner, Fantastic Four? and more possibly, Tusk
  • Saturday: Warner Bros (Jupiter Ascending, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hobbit, Batman v Superman), Legendary Pictures (Dracula Untold, As Above So Below, Warcraft, Crimson Peak and possibly more), The Boxtrolls, Sin City 2, Marvel Studios (Avengers 2, Ant-Man and probably more surprises), Fight Club

Note that the dates listed are for the presentations or screenings, we may be posting coverage for some of these the next morning. Also its Comic Con so there is likely to be a bunch of announced surprises, so keep checking /Film from Wednesday to Sunday to find out what happens.

Meet-Up: We unfortunately don’t time to do a meet-up at this year’s con, but catch for updates on our twitter feeds (mine is @slashfilm). If you see us running around San Diego, come up and say hello!

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San Diego Comic-Con is upon us so, with Superhero Bits going on a short hiatus, we’re blowing things out with a four page Super Size column!

Want to hear the showrunner of Daredevil talk about the show? Which Avenger is coming back to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Is Agent Carter in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Are Arrow and The Flash going to cross over? What happens to Thor when a lady takes over the Hammer? How big was the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy? Is Hot Toys making the Helicarrier? Can Marvel Studios make a Namor movie or not? Can you donate to a documentary on Batkid? Are there problems with the Batman v Superman batsuit? Read about all this and more in this massive, four page Superhero Bits. Read More »

Goosebumps 1

The Sony Pictures panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 could more appropriately have been titled “Goosebumps.” After a super-short mention of the upcoming Chris Columbus film Pixels, author R.L. Stine popped on screen to tell fans about Goosebumps, which opens in Summer 2015. Director Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens) showed up for the panel, along with star Jack Black, a mere two days after they wrapped production. The pair debuted some new footage and news regarding the meta storyline of the film, in which the characters from all of Stine’s Goosebumps books escape the original manuscripts.

Below, read more about the Goosebumps movie trailer and panel from San Diego Comic-Con.
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Batman has gone through many different looks over the years, and he’s about to get one more in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today, we got a good close-up look at the latest version of his Batsuit thanks to San Diego Comic-Con. Check out some photos after the jump.

UPDATE: A new photo was revealed Thursday afternoon. See it below.

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Pacific Rim Oculus Rift Guillermo del Toro

Like we said, the Legendary Pictures booth at San Diego Comic-Con is very Guillermo del Toro. On one side, Crimson Peak (Read about that here). On the other side is a unique, virtual reality experience called Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot. Attendees will sit down in one of three Oculus Rift stations and immediately be transported into the head of a towering Jaeger, ready for battle with an evil Kaiju.

Having never tried Oculus Rift before in my life, this was quite the transformative experience. It’s one you can check out on the Comic-Con floor in booth 3920 and maybe even at home as the experience teased something in 2017 at the end (though the new film is coming out that year too). Below, read about the whole Pacific Rim: Jaegar Pilot experience.

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At Comic-Con, I usually spend most of my days camped out in the big convention hall Hall H (some people call it “Hall Hell”) but this year I spent Thursday pursuing some Pixar and Disney presentations in some of the smaller halls. First up was a presentation on Pixar’s upcoming holiday special Toy Story That Time Forgot. After the jump you can find out what I learned about the next installment of the Toy Story series.

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This is a series that can experiment with all the overly “comic book” elements that have been part of Flash stories: the concept of super-speed; bad guys with names like Weather Wizard and Mirror Master; and time travel. As seen in this pilot, The Flash is a breezy bit of fun packed with indications that writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns aren’t going to avoid the weirder bits of Flash history. Read More »

Star Wars Hot Toys

Lots and lots of awesome in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • Rumor has it one of Marvel’s first Star Wars comics will be Princess Leia.
  • Star Wars Battlefront could come out alongside Star Wars Episode VII.
  • If John Boyega is a Stormtrooper in Episode VII, does he appear in Star Wars Rebels?
  • The final page of the Shakespeare Return of the Jedi book is an Episode VII poem.
  • Listen to Simon Pegg as C-3PO.
  • Many Star Wars stars have returned home to the United States for the upcoming hiatus.
  • The Robot Chicken team did a Star Wars Episode VII video
  • Hot Toys is officially doing Star Wars toys.
  • See the two new Hot Wheels Star Wars vehicles.
  • Read a very interesting Star Wars survey.

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