Marvel Studios really knows how to make a splash at Comic Con in San Diego. Going all the way back to the promotion of Iron Man, Marvel has been using the stage in Hall H to promote its films in a huge way, whether having Robert Downey Jr. charm the pants off the crowd, Tom Hiddleston appearing in costume as Loki, or confirming the cast of The Avengers by bringing every single major team member out on stage. But that won’t happen this year, as Marvel is skipping Comic Con 2015. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Comic-Con and San Diego go hand-in-hand, and have ever since Comic-Con was founded in San Diego in 1970. But Comic-Con has expanded much faster than San Diego has. As anyone who’s waited overnight for a Hall H spot or spent 10 minutes trying to cross Harbor Drive can attest, it feels at times like Comic-Con has outgrown San Diego altogether.
Now, with the current deal between Comic-Con International and the city of San Diego set to expire in 2016, the event is fielding proposals from other cities. Could Comic Con leave San Diego for Los Angeles or Anaheim? Get the latest on the possible Comic-Con move after the jump. Read More »
As Seth MacFarlane continues shooting Ted 2, drips and drabs of info are coming out about the film. The supporting cast just sounds awesome, as it features Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, John Slattery and Dennis Haysbert. There’s a good chance there will be some more Flash Gordon, and Amanda Seyfried has taken over for Mila Kunis.
Now, we can add another piece to the puzzle. A call for Los Angeles extras reveals a scene in Ted 2 will take place at Comic-Con. Below, find out how you can be a part of the Ted 2 Comic Con scene. Read More »
Editor’s Note: This is our review of the first episode of Star Wars Rebels from San Diego Comic-Con 2014. We’re republishing it because the show premieres Friday October 3 at 9 p.m. EST/PST on Disney Channel. It then replays Monday October 6 at 8 p.m. EST/PST on Disney XD. It’ll then air every Monday at 9 p.m. EST/ST on Disney XD in the United States.
Disney Channel and LucasFilm premiered the Star Wars Rebels one hour television movie debut in San Diego on Thursday night of Comic Con 2014. Germain Lussier and I were in attendance at the exclusive screening at the Gaslamp Reading Cinemas. After the jump you can watch a spoiler-free video blog reaction we recorded shortly after the premiere of the Star Wars Rebels tv movie. I have also included some brief thoughts in print as well as three new clips including a new Star Wars Rebels trailer.
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San Diego Comic-Con keeps getting bigger, but San Diego does not. While some new hotels have gone up in the past several years, the convention center itself, and of course the city around it, has stayed the same size. Two years ago, amid bids from several other major cities, the convention signed a contact to stay in San Diego through 2016. That, however, was based heavily on an expected proposal to expand the convention center. That proposal was rejected earlier this month and then an appeal was voted down this week, pretty much killing any chance of an expansion. So where does that leave Comic-Con? Read more below about the potential for Comic Con moving. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
Rumors about who might play Doctor Strange have been swirling for years now, involving everyone from Justin Theroux to Benedict Cumberbatch. But as Phase Three draws near, it’s time for Marvel to zero in on some serious contenders. And today, we’ve heard that their top pick is none other than Joaquin Phoenix. Hit the jump to get the dirt on Doctor Strange Joaquin Phoenix.
Update: Sites such as THR and Deadline are now saying that Phoenix is beyond the offer stage and into actual talks for the role. Phoenix has yet to accept the role, but things are moving forward.
Update 2: On August 28, Collider reports that Phoenix is in final talks for the part.
Original story follows.
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The show floor at San Diego Comic-Con is an obstacle course crossed with a puzzle. You’ll traverse masses of people and giant booths to find cool things of interest that could be hidden anywhere. For movie fans, one of the best (and best-hidden) booths was for Legendary Pictures. Though it was extremely tiny, it had very cool things from three movies: Warcraft, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak. We covered all of them during our Comic Con coverage but the Legendary folks have provided a video tour of their own, featuring director Guillermo del Toro explaining some of the secrets behind Crimson Peak and the amazing Pacific Rim Oculus Rift experience. See the Guillermo del Toro Comic Con videos below Read More »
You may wonder why people sleep on concrete overnight at San Diego Comic-Con to see Marvel’s Hall H panel every year. You can find a small answer below. Besides the awesome news and huge stars Marvel parades across the stage, the studio is all about theatrics. The lights go down, a video comes up, and 6,500 people have no idea what’s about to play. In 2014, it was a retrospective sizzle reel to set up what’s about to happen. Marvel played a five-plus minute retrospective to pump up the fans and pass the torch to this weekend’s Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy.
We can’t duplicate the electricity of 6,500 people clapping and cheering in unison, or the fatigue and stench that results from the long wait to get in to Hall H. But you can watch the Marvel Comic Con sizzle reel below. Read More »
One of the highlights of San Diego Comic-Con for me was Star Wars Rebels. Not only did I finally get to see and revel in the fantastic pilot, I got the chance to discuss it with two of its executive producers, Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg. In a 15-year professional career, it was the first time I got to sit down and discuss Star Wars with people directly involved in Star Wars. It was pretty exciting.
Over the course of the next few days, we’re going to share the highlights of these one on one interviews. To start, I talked with both men about where, when and how Star Wars Rebels fits into the overall canon of Star Wars, what that means, how it effects their storytelling, and linking into the original trilogy. Read their quotes about the Star Wars Rebels plot connections below. Read More »