Marvel 2016 Comic-Con

Last year, much to the dismay of comic book movie fans, Marvel Studios decided not to attend San Diego Comic-Con. Instead, Marvel chose to show off what they had coming soon at Disney’s D23 Expo. Thankfully, this year it appears Marvel Studios won’t be sitting out the hype machine that is the biggest pop culture convention in the world.

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson appears to be hinting that Marvel Studios is bringing a tease of this fall’s release of Doctor Strange to Comic-Con. In addition, a quick little exchange with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn seems to indicate that the cosmic Marvel sequel will also have a presence in San Diego. Find out more about the Marvel 2016 Comic-Con presence after the jump. Read More »

Amy Schumer gets a little dirty with Star Wars

The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next the power of Star Wars Bits. This week’s news from a galaxy far, far away includes the following:

  • Details on The Battle of Jakku and more post-Return of the Jedi info
  • Harrison Ford gives advice to new co-stars, uses lightsaber as a cane
  • New info on Han Solo and Chewie in The Force Awakens
  • BB-8 on the cover of Make magazine
  • Comic-Con interviews with J.J. Abrams and cast
  • George Lucas to be honored at D23
  • Science Channel ILM documentary special teaser clip
  • Kevin Smith got screwed by Star Wars at Comic-Con
  • Production designer talks mandate for authenticity in Episode VII
  • Amy Schumer‘s saucy Star Wars photoshoot for GQ
  • New details on Star Wars Battlefront gameplay
  • Gary Whitta on Star Wars and the Comic-Con experience

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Comic Con The Musical

We’re fresh off finishing yet another Comic-Con in San Diego, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t still exhausted from the whole ordeal. From waiting in lines, to the uncomfortable chairs in Hall H, to waiting in lines, the anxiety of getting into Hall H, also waiting in lines, plus all the energy spent on cheering and clapping in Hal H. It’s an endurance trial.

If you’ve never experienced Comic-Con for yourself, the folks at Nerdist have put together a lovely, funny, melodic little short called Comic-Con: The Musical, and it’s a pretty accurate representation of the geeky madness in San Diego.

Watch Comic Con The Musical after the jump! Read More »

Chris Gethard Comic Con petition

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 »

Best Stories of the Week

It’s been quite the long week for us, having just returned from Comic-Con in San Diego. But now that we’re back home, let’s count down the Best Stories of the Week.

Below we recap major stories such as Phil Lord & Chris Miller directing a Han Solo spin-off movie, a bunch of new images from Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, Harry Shearer returning to The Simpsons. We also have new trailers for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Goosebumps starring Jack Black, not to mention a whole slew of news and coverage from Comic-Con.

So let’s get down to the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »

Star Wars concert

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 »

Star Wars Comic Con

After waiting hours in line over the past two days (yes, we have to wait in line just like everyone else), Lucasfilm finally wowed Comic-Con with their panel in Hall H for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it did not disappoint.

Although there weren’t any major announcements about forthcoming Star Wars Anthology projects or the next two episodes of the new Star Wars trilogy, fans were still left with the feeling that they could take on the whole Empire (or First Order) themselves. Why? Because a wonderful sizzle reel took us behind the scenes of the production of the film, and cast members both new and old came to hype up the start of a new era of Star Wars.

Below, find out everything we learned during the Star Wars Comic Con panel! Read More »

Comic Con 2015 show floor photos

The entire SlashFilm crew is all over San Diego for the rest of the week, and if you’ve been paying attention to the front page, then you already know that we’re covering Comic-Con like crazy. We tossed up some photos of downtown San Diego with the buildings covered in upcoming movies and TV shows, and now we have an inside look at the show floor.

Comic-Con is massive, and it’s impossible to get pictures of everything, so we decided to just get some snapshots of things that we personally thought were cool. Whether it’s unique displays, awesome props, collectible toys, spectacular artwork, we just wanted everyone to see some of the coolest stuff from the show floor.

Check out our Comic Con 2015 showfloor photos after the jump! Read More »

Comic-Con 2015 photos

The SlashFilm crew has arrived here at Comic-Con 2015. Even though the convention doesn’t get into full swing until tomorrow, Preview Night kicks off the nerd festivities tonight, and San Diego is already decked out with plenty of promotional materials.

To kick off the next few days of coverage, we went around downtown San Diego and took snapshots of all the marketing and hype that surrounds convention attendees while they try to get their hands on their favorite collectibles, see sneak peeks of forthcoming movies and new TV shows, and just geek out and freak out.

Below you’ll find promo images and set-ups for Fox’s new Minority Report series, the new video game LEGO Dimensions, The Peanuts Movie, Adult Swim’s Rick & Morty, NBC’s Heroes Reborn, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead and more. Check out our Comic-Con 2015 photos after the jump! Read More »

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Gallery 1988 2015 comic-Con exclusives

When Comic-Con comes around each year, not only is there an overwhelming rush of blockbuster news, but there’s also a huge drain on our wallets. The convention has a slew of collectibles, toys, art, comics and plenty of other nerdy goods that would look great on our walls and shelves, and we’ve got another round of good stuff to spend your money on.

Gallery 1988, who has been responsible for some fantastic pop culture art exhibitions (like their recent tribute to Clue on its 30th anniversary), will be at Comic-Con next week, and they’ve just unveiled some of the exclusives that they’ll have on sale. Some of the pieces pay tribute to Star Wars, Mad Max, Marvel, Aliens and more. Check out the Gallery 1988 Comic-Con 2015 exclusives below! Read More »