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Briefly: Jurassic World will be at Comic-Con. Maybe not with a full panel, but there will be a limited edition poster designed by popular artist Mark Englert. The poster will be available “to a resourceful few,” according to writer/director Colin Trevorrow. See the Jurassic World poster below. Read More »

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This year, Evangeline Lilly is the defacto queen of San Diego Comic-Con. Not only will the actress be on hand to promote the final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she may be there for Marvel Studio’s Ant-Man, plus she’s finally fulfilling a lifelong dream. Lilly has always wanted to be a writer and she will debut her brand new book, The Squickerwonkers, at the Con with a panel and signing.

We had the pleasure of speaking to Lilly about all three of these things but in this, part one of our interview, we’ll focus on the film work and Comic-Con in general. We talked about her connections to the Convention, having been there for Lost, Hobbit and more. She gave us an update on the latest Hobbit and described the arc of Tauriel, her brand new character. The actress then skillfully evaded questions about Ant-Man, but also discussed Edgar Wright‘s departure. Finally, Lilly discussed what went wrong with Real Steel and the potential for a sequel.

Read part one of our Evangeline Lilly Comic Con interview below. Read More »

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Attempting to cover the full scope of exclusive merchandise available at San Diego Comic-Con is thankless work. Nearly every single one of the hundreds of booths offers a piece of merchandise exclusive to the Con, in hopes of bringing in attendees. Some of those exclusives, however, stand above the rest. We’ll surely focus on more of those in the coming days leading up to the convention, but here’s the first batch of awesomeness courtesy of Marvel.

Marvel will have a ton of amazing exclusive merchandise at their booth, including awesome T-shirts related to Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and some awesome hoodies related to Star Lord, The Winter Soldier, Rocket Raccoon, Captain America and more. Check out a full gallery of Marvel Comic Con Exclusives below. Read More »

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Don’t worry fans, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is in fact coming to San Diego Comic-Con. It’s just also coming to a mobile device near you, and your local Best Buy, all at the same time.

While the film won’t be presented in Hall H (probably because the cast has been filming for six months straight) it will have a presence both on the show floor and outside. The highlight is the first full trailer for the film, which opens November 21, will premiere Friday July 25 at the Samsung Experience outside the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego. If you aren’t at the event though, you can head to select Best Buys on July 26 to see the trailer and enter for a chance to get free tickets. It’ll probably end up online too.

Read the full Hunger Games Mockingjay Comic Con press release below. Read More »

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Director Josh Trank and the Fantastic Four have been quietly filming their big Marvel movie in Louisiana for the past few months. I say “quietly” for two reasons. One, we haven’t seen a lot of set photos of the stars in costume or anything. And two, co-star Michael B. Jordan agrees. In a new interview with MTV, the actor talked about filming the movie as being in “our own world.” He also talked about how Trank is changing the movie on the fly and that it’s less about superheroes and more about people learning to live with their disabilities.

As for that quiet, it’s probably going to end next week. The new Entertainment Weekly strongly suggests the full Fantastic Four cast will be at Comic-Con. Below, read the Michael B Jordan Fantastic Four quotes. Read More »

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Do the credits of Guardians of the Galaxy reveal some cameos? Want to read more about Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron? What do the Big Hero 6 toys look like? Where do the new Thor, Iron Man and Captain America hang out together in comics? When can you see all of the Guardians on Jimmy Kimmel Live? What do the Warner Bros. Comic Con bags look like? How many things are wrong with the recent Fantastic Four movie? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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This was supposed to be the year, the San Diego Comic-Con that blew away all others. A quick look at the movie release schedule shows an epic spread of massive films that will be released in the next year, before the 2015 incarnation of the Con. That list includes Avengers: Age of Ultron, Interstellar, Jurassic World, The Fantastic Four, Terminator, Mad Max: Fury Road, Fast and Furious 7, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Tomorrowland, Big Hero 6, Pitch Perfect 2 and Dumb and Dumber To. Not to mention the two big films now in production that were rumored to come out before next year’s event, then moved: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars Episode VII.

The full schedule is now out and – barring any surprises or additions – only two of the above films are confirmed to appear: Avengers: Age of Ultron and Mad Max. Others (like Fantastic Four, Interstellar, Terminator, Jurassic World) could still appear because their studios have panels, but are unconfirmed. Most surprisingly though, is that studios which have regularly been at the event, such as Disney, Universal and Lionsgate, don’t even have panels. Comic Con 2014 went from one with the highest expectations to the opposite.

Below we’ll break down which of these massive films are confirmed, and which aren’t confirmed, could appear, won’t appear, and why it’s all happening this way. Read More »

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And that’s that. The San Diego Comic Con 2014 Sunday schedule is out, completing the programming for the year’s most anticipated pop culture event. Here’s the Thursday, Friday and Saturday schedules.

Sunday, as usual, is the wind down. Hall H is all TV with Supernatural, The Following, Sons of Anarchy and Guillermo del Toro presenting The Strain. Outside of the big room, there are fun panels on Lego Batman 3, Batkid, the making of The Lego Movie, and the Nintendo/Sega book Console Wars, which is being turned into a film by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Below, read the highlights of the Comic Con 2014 Sunday schedule. Read More »

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