Prison Break

San Diego Comic-Con got a first look at the upcoming limited series Prison Break, picking up after the original four seasons and straight to video movie. Series creator Paul Scheuring got the band back together, after leaving the show in capable hands for seasons three and four. We spoke to the new series’ producers Vaun Wilmott and Michael Horowitz in a roundtable about bringing Prison Break back.

While sequel series like The X-Files and Fuller House revel in nostalgia, Prison Break won’t be interested in that. “I feel like Paul doesn’t care that much about nostalgia,” Horowitz said. “Paul just wants to tell a great story and tell a story that he was excited about and involving our main cast. Yeah, I think there were times where we probably wish we could have had more people back at times, but it was more important just to tell the great story. We also don’t want to be just nostalgic. There’s a bunch of new characters who are exciting that we think the audience is going to be really excited about.”  Read More »

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preacher influences

With two episodes left in its first season — and now only one as of publication — Preacher came to San Diego Comic-Con. The cast and creators of the show gave a press conference, where Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg dodged questions about the finale or second season with jokes. They did reveal some noteworthy behind-the-scenes stories though, particularly that a frequent collaborator of theirs was once considered for the lead role of Jesse Custer.

“We had a nice conversation with James Franco at one point,” Goldberg said. “He looks very Jesse-ish. He was into it but just literally he has to make 4,000 things in 20 different formats. It would take up his time and he wouldn’t be able to do a Tori Spelling movie or whatever the hell he was going to do.”  Read More »

Ash vs Evil Dead season 2 teaser

Starz presented a panel for season two of Ash vs Evil Dead, their series based on the Evil Dead films. Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless and producer Robert Tapert spoke with reporters in roundtables, where Tapert stated that the current focus is to produce more seasons of the TV series. However, success means a fourth movie is more likely down the line than it would have been without a TV show.

“Yes, the focus is on more seasons of the show,” Tapert said. “Sam [Raimi], bless him, talked about doing Evil Dead as a movie for many, many years and teased the fans forever and a day. Finally when the day came, we went, ‘Well, we think it might be better as a TV show.’ That was other people who thought that and Bruce really welcomed the idea and I welcomed the idea because Bruce said, ‘Look, I did three movies. I’m not certain I knew my last name so at least in a TV show I get to explore the character and who he is and all that more.’ Is there a movie out there that we are thinking about that would continue on that would merge everything? There certainly are those thoughts starting to percolate.”

Campbell, ever the showman, joined Raimi in keeping hope for a new film alive. “One feeds the other,” Campbell said. “The movies were dead. Now the TV show comes back, the movies come back to life. It’s funny how that works.”  Read More »

Rise of the Planet of the Apes by JC Richard - Mondo Prints Comic Con 2016

Last week we wrote about some of the Mondo prints that would be available at San Diego Comic Con International 2016, and we even shared with you how you could get your own Mondo Star Wars prints without being on the exhibit floor. But as always, Mondo surprises its fans throughout the convention with new onside releases. I thought I’d share with you some of this incredible art, even though many of these are likely sold out at this point (b ut don’t lose all hope, Mondo often saves variants for online release later). Hit the jump to check out the previously uncovered Mondo prints from Comic Con 2016.
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The Walking Dead Ezekiel

The producers of The Walking Dead gave a press conference at San Diego Comic-Con. This included Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Dave Alpert and Gale Anne Hurd. In their panel, The Walking Dead showed a trailer revealing new characters Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Shiva, a tiger, both of whom fans of the comic book will recognize. Kirkman said even more familiar characters are coming, but we should focus on Ezekiel and Shiva.

“We’ll always be bringing characters from the comics,” Kirkman said. “We were reaching that point where Ezekiel is in the storyline so it was just a natural progression. As we move through the storyline, we’ll be bringing some characters in episodes, some characters later and stuff like that but there will definitely be other characters that you can see this season and some surprises coming I think. Right now it’s all about Ezekiel and Shiva as far as new characters.”  Read More »

avatar sequels

Director James Cameron appeared at San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 as part of a Hall H’s Aliens anniversary retrospective on Saturday afternoon, and afterwards he did some press where he talked about his upcoming four Avatar sequels, the possibility of an Avatar television series, his thoughts on filmmaker Neill Blomkamp‘s Aliens sequel, an update on the long awaited Abyss Blu-ray release and more.

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Game of Thrones season 6 blooper reel

As we’ve already reported, winter is coming a bit late next year. The season change on Game of Thrones means production had to be delayed, which means season 7 can’t start airing until summer (instead of spring as usual). But showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff and many of their cast members still managed to make it to Hall H for their annual Comic-Con panel, and they brought a couple of treats with them.

We’ve already covered what we learned from the panel, including how history inspired “Battle of the Bastards” and why Sansa Stark withheld certain crucial information from a certain ally. Now we’re happy to share with you some of what we saw, namely a Game of Thrones season 6 blooper reel and a Game of Thrones season 7 tease. Watch them below.  Read More »

Powerless 1

NBC screened their midseason DC Comics comedy Powerless at Comic-Con. The workplace comedy is set in an insurance company that handles claims for superhero-related destruction. In a roundtable at Comic-Con, series creator Ben Queen told /Film that this was not inspired by the backlash against Man of Steel’s collateral damage.

“No, but I will say superhero movies and TV shows now are so serious, and that’s a good thing,” Queen said. “The idea of what it would be like to live in that world and be a normal person without powers. Frankly, how you get to work in the morning when you’re dealing with super-related craziness like a tidal wave from Aquaman, just the aggravation of that seemed like a funny thing to explore.”  Read More »

Con Man

The layers of meta are thick with Con ManAlan Tudyk created and stars in the series about an actor famous for starring in a brilliant-but-cancelled sci-fi classic, with Nathan Fillion playing his good friend and former co-star. The show follows said actor as he tours geeky conventions — you know, not unlike the one Tudyk and Fillion stopped by this year to tease season 2 of Con Man.

It should come as no surprise that former Firefly stars Tudyk and Fillion got the warmest of receptions in Hall H at this year’s Comic-Con, where they offered audiences a glimpse of not just Con Man season 2 but Con Man: The Game and the Spectrum comic book series (inspired by the show-within-a-show that Fillion and Tudyk’s characters used to star in). Below, read our Con Man Comic-Con panel recap.  Read More »