Thor Ragnarok Comic-Con Footage and Panel

Members of the /Film staff spent much of the past week in San Diego to cover Comic-Con 2017, the enormous convention that explores every single corner of the geek world (and surely you’ve heard of it and already knew that). We saw footage from Marvel’s upcoming movies, including Avengers: Infinity War. We were able to listen to Steven Spielberg talk about Ready Player One. We explored the world of Blade Runner 2049 in a special VR experience. We watched 7,000 people go totally nuts over the first trailer for Stranger Things season 2.

But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. We’ve compiled all of our Comic-Con coverage from the past week into one handy post, organized by category. So please: peruse and enjoy and get your fix.

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legion comic-con panel

I spent much of early 2017 gushing about FX’s smart, weird, and experimental superhero series Legion. And based on the show’s Comic-Con panel, I was not alone in my adoration. The series packed Ballroom 20 at the San Diego Convention center and the energy of the crowd was palpable. Everyone was genuinely excited by what the show is doing and what it promises to do in the future.

The panel assembled showrunner Noah Hawley, executive producer John Cameron, executive producer Jeph Loeb, and executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner alongside cast members Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Amber Midthunder, and Jeremie Harris to talk about the first season of the show…and to tease season 2, of course.

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Guardians of the Galaxy - Matt Taylor

San Diego Comic-Con kicks off tomorrow with the traditional preview night, letting thousands roam the show floor in search of the exclusives that they’re desperate to get their hands on. You can bet the line will be long over at the Mondo booth, where the pop culture collectible house always unleashes a slew of items that you can only get at the convention (some of which we’ve already exclusively revealed), and a handful of new ones were just revealed today.

If you head over to the Mondo booth during San Diego Comic-Con, there will be new prints commemorating Hot Fuzz, Guardians of the Galaxy, Legion, and more. There’s also a very special limited edition vinyl release for one of those movies that will sell out insanely fast, I’m sure. Check out the new Mondo SDCC 2017 exclusives below. Read More »

The Defenders

Is the sixth season of Arrow kind of a reboot for the series? Are we getting a new Thor: Ragnarok trailer at D23 or Comic-Con? What has the faith-based organization upset with Spider-Man: Homecoming? Want to see Cyclops’ new visor he’s wearing in X-Men: Dark Phoenix? What did Christopher Nolan think of Wonder Woman? Is Avengers: Infinity War done shooting? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Marvel Zombies Manga

Is Josh Brolin the right choice to play Cable in Deadpool 2? When will New Mutants start production? Do you want to read a popular manga featuring Marvel zombies? Who does Supergirl star Katie McGrath, aka Lena Luthor, want to see playing Lex Luthor? Can Deadpool grow back a certain, personal part of his anatomy? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits . Read More »

legion season finale questions

The first season of FX’s Legion ended with a bang this week, delivering yet another stunning hour of television. And since it concluded with a number of cliffhangers, it’s a good thing that the series has already been renewed for a second season. The story of the troubled psychic time bomb David Haller will continue.

Since you have questions about the finale (and yes, you surely do), know that creator and showrunner Noah Hawley has addressed some of them already. Specifically, he talked about that post-credits scene, if we’ll ever meet David’s father, and where season 2 will take us.

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legion episode 7 review 3

FX’s Legion may be an X-Men property, but it’s only very loosely based on the comic. That’s worked out to its benefit, as the show has been able to do some utterly insane things with its storyline, some of which have never been attempted on TV before. This is a comic property that for the most part doesn’t feel like one, and for that it’s stronger.

But that’s not to say there aren’t some wonderful places it could go. Armed with a Marvel Unlimited subscription that allows access to nearly every David Haller story ever published, I took a look to get some ideas of where the story can go in the second season now that origin story is out of the way. While it’s hard to imagine Legion adapting any of these stories literally, it could take inspiration from them in some capacity. After all, the show’s arch-villain is drawn straight from the X-Men comics.

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legion season finale review

Well, the first season of Legion is over and it’s a good thing we already know a second one is on the way because it left us with one hell of a cliffhanger. However, “Chapter 8” built to that cliffhanger in the most satisfying way possible, delivering gonzo action and wild character beats while also exploring its themes with humor and style. Let’s take a closer look.

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Gambit and Rogue in Lady and the Tramp

How did Marvel Comics influence the life of The Black Keys‘ musician Pat Carney? What high praise does James Gunn have for the Thor: Ragnarok trailer? Want to see a trailer for The Avengers cut in the style of the most recent Justice League trailer? Would Jessica Chastain be interested in playing Poison Ivy? Who did that cover of “Come Together” for the Justice League trailer? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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legion episode 7 review

After last week’s disappointing episode, Legion is back on track in a big way. “Chapter 7” finds FX’s X-Men series topping itself once again – this is one of the most clever, frightening, bizarre, and funny hours of television we can hope to see all year.

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