Take Comic-Con out of San Diego, and you’ll get a few YouTube Zoom Q&As that no one watches. Despite attempts to replicate the geeky joys of the massive annual fan convention with a series of virtual panels and trailer premieres, Comic-Con at Home was a bust. A new report reveals that social engagement was down 94% from last year’s live event, while the average views on YouTube for Thursday’s panels came around to a measly 15,000.
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ABC’s family sitcom The Goldbergs was one of many shows that had to cut their season a bit short when the coronavirus pandemic shut down production on movies and TV shows across the world. The cast and crew were unable to complete what would have been the final episode of the seventh season, and apparently that finale included a major event that has now been pushed back to the upcoming eighth season.
But that’s not all The Goldbergs have to look forward to, because they’ll also be taking to the skies for a little vacation, giving them the perfect opportunity to play tribute to Airplane!, the 1980 spoof comedy classic. Read More »
Looney Tunes Cartoons surprised longtime fans of the classic Warner Bros. animated shorts that used to grace the big screen. The new iterations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Wile. E. Coyote, The Road Runner, and more are all back in a big way on HBO Max, and the masterminds behind the triumphant return of Looney Tunes got together for a Comic-Con at Home panel to talk about what goes into the series that captures the spirit of the classic cartoons. Plus, they also debuted a new Looney Tunes Cartoons short for your enjoyment. Read More »
Netflix is hitting the court next month with Hoops, a new animated series starring Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who’s delusional enough to think that if he can lead his garbage team to victory, his entire pathetic life will start improving. The series comes from writer/comedian Ben Hoffman (Archer, The Ben Show) and is executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, with animation from Bento Box, the same company that makes Bob’s Burgers.
Hoffman joined Johnson and the rest of the cast for a lively Comic-Con at Home Q&A session, where they debuted an exclusive first-look at footage from the upcoming premiere episode of the show. Check out the footage and get highlights from the panel below. Read More »
What We Do in the Shadows has become a huge hit on FX, surprisingly match and maybe even exceeding the high bar set by the original mockumentary movie from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The second season just wrapped up this past June, and fans are already hungry for more blood in the third season.
Straight from the Comic-Con at Home panel for What We Do in the Shadows, learn what cast members Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Mark Proksch, and Harvey Guillén have to say about making one of the best comedies on television, and hear what’s in store for the future from executive producers and writers Stefani Robinson and Paul Simms, all led by the hilarious second season guest star, Haley Joel Osment. Read More »
Lovecraft Country looks like one of the year’s must-see shows – an HBO horror series that blends Lovecraftian horrors with the horrors of Jim Crow America. The main cast of the series came together virtually at Comic-Con 2020 today to talk about the highly-anticipated series, which hits HBO next month. While everyone was on guard to not give away spoilers, the thing that came up the most in the panel is how the show details events in the past that are still, unfortunately, relevant today. Read More »
It took more than a few supernatural forces to bring Bill and Ted back to our screens. Nearly 30 years after Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, the third Bill and Ted film will reunite Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as everyone’s favorite bodacious dudes. In Bill & Ted Face the Music, Winter’s Bill and Reeves’ Ted are middle-aged dads who must save reality with the help of their lookalike daughters (Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine, respectively).
Reeves, Winter, Weaving, Lundy-Paine, and Death himself William Sadler united with director Dean Parisot alongside writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson for a truly excellent virtual Comic-Con panel moderated by filmmaker and fan Kevin Smith to discuss how Bill & Ted Face the Music came to be, and what it was like for Weaving to act opposite the man who killed her uncle (Hugo Weaving, in the Matrix movies).
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A couple of months ago, we learned that National Geographic was teaming with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company to make NatGeo’s first Disney+ original series: a new adaptation of The Right Stuff, which is based on Tom Wolfe’s bestselling book. We watched the show’s Comic-Con 2020 panel to hear the cast and creative team talk about their new iteration and reveal the first clip from the series. Here’s what you need to know. Read More »
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Director Scott Cooper and producer Guillermo del Toro got together (virtually) at Comic-Con 2020 to discuss their creepy-looking, and delayed, horror flick Antlers. It’s Cooper’s first foray into the genre, although the director is no stranger to dark movies, having helmed the bleak anti-Western Hostiles. During the panel, Cooper and del Toro discussed how they came up with the film’s Wendigo-inspired monster, and more.
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For the past three seasons of the FXX animated comedy series Archer, the dashing dolt and lead character Sterling Archer has been in a coma. That allowed the show to change up its style, shifting from a slick spy comedy to completely imagined adventures taking place in Archer’s subconscious, inspired by film noir, pulpy Pacific island stories, and science fiction movies.
But as explained in the Archer Comic-Con panel 2020, the show is returning to its spy roots after Sterling Archer woke up in the season 10 finale. Plus, a couple of cool guest stars for the new season were revealed. Get the highlights from the panel below, or watch the whole thing if you’re interested. Read More »