Marvel Comic Con Hall H

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 »

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Superhero Bits is back and it’s chock full of Comic-Con goodies! What up with that Deadpool footage that leaked recently? Have Peyton Reed and Edgar Wright exchanged e-mails about Ant-Man? Will Guillermo del Toro‘s Dark Universe link with Batman v Superman? Want to watch new trailer for Gotham and The Flash? Did James Gunn shoot the tag scene on Guardians of the Galaxy? How does Mark Hamill look in Kingsman: The Secret Service? Do we know what Thing looks like in Fantastic Four? Read about all this an much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Ant-Man confirms Yellowjacket

Two years ago in Hall H, we got our first peek at some test footage from Ant-Man. This year, we finally got a taste of the real thing. Kevin Feige, Peyton Reed, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, and Evangeline Lilly took the stage to promote their new film, dishing up new details and footage.

Among other things, we finally got confirmation that Stoll would be playing Darren Cross a.k.a. Yellowjacket, and that Lilly would be playing Hank Pym’s daughter Hope Van Dyne. Hit the jump to find out what else we learned, and to get the details.

UPDATE: Watch the full panel below.

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Ant-Man footage

All those production delays meant Ant-Man didn’t go in front of cameras early enough for Marvel to show us Paul Rudd or Michael Douglas in action at Comic-Con. But it wouldn’t be like Marvel to show up to Hall H completely empty-handed, and so they “filmed a little something to show you guys,” as Kevin Feige put it.

We were treated to a brief bit of Ant-Man footage, really an FX test with voiceover. Hit the jump to get our Ant-Man footage recap and reaction.

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Patrick Wilson Exits ‘Ant-Man’

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Changes continue for Marvel Studios and Ant-Man. While the film retained its primary cast members, Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, after original writer/director Edgar Wright left the project, other members of the supporting cast have now departed. Patrick Wilson, who signed on early this year, has dropped out of the cast, along with Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman. Read More »

‘Ant-Man’ Comic Con Poster Revealed

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San Diego Comic-Con opens in mere minutes and Marvel has just jumped the gun and revealed their Ant-Man Comic Con poster. Check it out 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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