Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Fox’s Marvel universe is a damn big place, and the studio didn’t mind reminding fans of that fact at Comic-Con. At the end of the 20th Century Fox Hall H panel on Saturday, Fox brought out every mutant, supersoldier, and interdimensional traveler it could find for one truly epic superhero selfie.
The final photo consists of over two dozen characters from Fox’s Marvel mega-franchise, including the casts of X-Men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, plus the grandfather of them all, Stan Lee. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
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There was so much news coming out of San Diego Comic Con International 2015 that we missed some of the smaller announcements that happened outside of Hall H. late last week we told you that Marvel Comics would be releasing a new Star Wars comic book series based on the character Chewbacca written by Gerry Duggan and artist Phil Noto. The other Star Wars comic book news coming out of the convention is a comic book crossover event between the ongoing Star Wars and Darth Vader ongoing series. Find out how this epic story will play out on the page, after the jump.
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One of the big comic book stories we missed while we were stuck in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con International 2015 was an announcement that DC Comics and IDW Publishing would be teaming up to produce a Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book crossover.
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Despite the combining of all sorts of geekiness at Comic-Con, there’s thankfully not a lot of confrontation amongst the fans of Star Wars and Star Trek, Marvel and DC or Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.
But comedian Chris Gethard decided he wanted to stir up some potential trouble by going around the Comic-Con show floor and asking fans to sign a petition to change the name of Washington DC to Washington Marvel. Why? Well, as Gethard succinctly puts it, DC sucks. And if you keep an eye out, you just might spot some dudes who look just like myself and Peter Sciretta, though you might not like what we have to say.
Find out how the Chris Gethard Comic Con petition was received after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
For the past four years Game of Thrones has been one of the big attention-getters at San Diego Comic-Con, and this year was no exception. Hosted by Seth Meyers, the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel featured ten of the show’s stars (including Gwendoline Christie, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams, and Sophie Turner), executive producer Carolyn Strauss, and director David Nutter.
While the panel was light on Season 6 news — “I don’t have an effing clue what’s going to happen to Margaery,” admitted Dormer — there were plenty of other fun, fascinating, and heartfelt moments to enjoy. Watch the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel after the jump. Read More »
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Thankfully, for fans anticipating Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the footage that was shown to fans in Hall H at Comic-Con was a new trailer that was officially released online immediately after it premiere, and you can watch it right here.
But what fans weren’t easily able to see immediately was the panel (hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler) for the film that featured Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and director Zack Snyder. Thankfully, the entire panel for the first big screen meeting of The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel is now available for you to watch online.
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Guillermo del Toro was at San Diego Comic Con International 2015 promoting his upcoming film Crimson Peak, and during one of his press interviews the filmmaker revealed that he has an idea for a Star Wars Anthology movie which would see the origins of gangster Jabba The Hutt. Find out more about the Guillermo del Toro Star Wars movie idea, after the jump.
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One of the highlights at Comic Con this year was a behind the scenes reel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When this was released over the weekend, I tried to pull together a piece dissecting the reel image by image, but the madness that is Comic Con prevented me from finishing it until now.
What follows is a breakdown of 13 things we learned from this footage, this includes confirmation of new and old characters, our first look at some of the cast, some story and character details put together from the new images matched with previous rumors, and some questions. Hit the jump to read our list.
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At Comic-Con in San Diego, the panel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a nice blend of the new and old. New cast members John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and Domhnall Gleeson were on hand, and classic heroes Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were also present. Their presence made for a fun, exciting panel, even if the footage shown wasn’t exclusive to the convention itself.
But the payoff came when director J.J. Abrams started talking about the music of Star Wars. Upon getting affirmation that the Hall H audience loved the music of Star Wars, Abrams delivered some incredible news. The entire crowd of Hall H, about 6,500 people, would be leaving the convention center to attend a live Star Wars concert.
Find out more about the Star Wars Comic Con concert after the jump! Read More »