Today's Women of Marvel panel at Comic-Con was an energetic discussion of all the incredible contributions women have and will continue to make to the company's creative output. As if the announcement of several new comic lines was not exciting enough, the crowd roared when already announced panelists Content Development Director Sana Amanat, producer Judy Stephens, social media manager Adri Cowan, Marvel Live host Lorraine Cink, writer G. Willow Wilson, and costume designer Ann Foley were joined by three of the stars of Agents of SHIELD Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, and Elizabeth Henstridge.
The panel began with the announcement of this year's Cosplay Variant cover series, a continuation of last year's very popular series. Several covers were shown while panelists marveled (pardon the pun) at the fact that this fall will see Marvel publish 20 female-led comics including Captain Marvel, Kate Bishop's Hawkeye, The Mighty Thor (Jane Foster), and the All-New Wasp. Special note was also made of Moon Girl, who Amanat announced would soon become "the smartest person in the Marvel universe."
Spider-Man has a long history with clones, but his deadliest challenge is yet to come. Today's Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends panel at Comic-Con promised an event that, in standard Dan Slott style, will put your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man through the ringer as never before with Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy.
Dead No More kicks off in October, but before that we'll see Before Dead No More, a four-part series that begins with Amazing Spider-Man #16. The issue shows Peter uncomfortable with his new-found status as a billionaire, and when an accident occurs at one of his facilities he'll find out just how much responsibility comes with that much power.
Following Marvel's announcement last night at San Diego Comic-Con that Kurt Russell will star as Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, new images of the character's costume have been revealed.
Marvel Digital Media vice president Ryan Penagos shared the following photos via Twitter.
In addition to confirmation that Russell will be playing Star-Lord's father in James Gunn's sequel, Marvel also debuted the film's new logo, announced that Elizabeth Debicki will play Ayesha, and teased Sylvester Stallone's involvement with a quick shot of the actor during the footage screened at the panel.
Star Trek Beyond had a respectable opening weekend, debuting in first place at the box office with $59.6 million.
Variety notes that while Paramount Pictures' critically acclaimed new sci-fi film performed well, it failed to reach the same numbers hit by its predecessors, falling short of Star Trek Into Darkness' $70.2 million debut and J.J. Abrams' 2009 film, which had a $75.2 million opening weekend. In order to recoup its $185 million production budget, it will have to find success internationally.
Leading into the Dead Rising: Endgame panel at San Diego Comic-Con today, IGN has the exclusive debut of a new behind-the-scenes look at the movie that will be shown at the panel.
Check out the video to see what the Dead Rising: Endgame team had to say about the Crackle movie and how it draws upon and connects to the hit video game franchise.
Today's major savings highlight is a One Day Only sale that GameStop's got going on for Xbox One hardware bundles. For as low as $249.99, you can pick up the console and get a free game with it, and a free second controller, and a $30 GameStop gift card to put toward the purchase of even more Xbox goodies. (Or non-Xbox stuff. It's a normal gift card.) There's never been a better time to jump in if you've still not added Microsoft's latest box to your living room!
There are lots of different options for which free game to get with the system, so pick one of these options:
During a panel at Comic-Con today, a new trailer for Sherlock's fourth season was revealed.
The trailer features Sherlock mulling over the return of a familiar foe, plus glimpses of Watson, Molly, Mycroft, Mrs. Hudson, and more, and warns that "everything they know will be tested. Everyone they know is under threat."
The panel featured star Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), as well as Amanda Abbington who plays Mary, and executive producers Mark Gatiss, Sue Vertue, and Steven Moffat.
"It's really dark," Abbington said during the panel in reference to season four. "It's the darkest that Steven
have written. When we read them, all of us, when we read them we were kind of overwhelmed, I think."
Kiefer Sutherland is heading back to your television screens, this time as the President of the United States. He stars as the titular Designated Survivor in the upcoming ABC drama, which had an early screening at San Diego Comic-Con in anticipation of its Sept. 21st premiere.
The series follows Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who finds himself fired unceremoniously the day the President is set to deliver the State of the Union. He is slated to be the day's designated survivor -- meaning, a member of the Cabinet in the presidential line of succession held in a safe location -- and unwittingly becomes the only cabinet member left alive when a terrorist attack targets the Capitol Building and kills everyone inside.
Karl Urban’s Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy has been a member of the onscreen Star Trek family ever since 2009 when director J.J. Abrams took the helm of the beloved franchise. But his status as a true Trek fan stretches back much further than that. Now, Star Trek Beyond -- the third film in the rebooted series -- has hit theaters, and while Abrams is gone from the director’s chair (replaced by Fast and the Furious vet Justin Lin), Urban is back once again. And this time it’s in his best turn yet as the cranky, lovable Bones.
Interestingly, however, Urban almost didn’t come back for the third film after his experience on the prior picture, the love-it or hate-it Star Trek Into Darkness. I spoke with the actor recently about how Bones was almost a no-show for Star Trek Beyond, as well as his thoughts on the character’s evolution in the film, Idris Elba’s villain Krall, and Urban’s least favorite Star Trek film. Read on for our entire chat below!
The new Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot series is coming soon to Netflix, the popular streaming service has announced.
According to Netflix's press release, Joel Hodgson's MST3K revival will available exclusively on the service in the "not-too-distant future" across several territories, including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland.
Yesterday, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that more alums from the original series will be back for the reboot, including Bill Corbett, Mary Jo Pehl and Kevin Murphy. Dan Harmon is also on board as a guest writer and Felicia Day stars as Kinga, the daughter of Dr. Clayton Forrester.
This weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. shared new details on the six new expansion packs coming to LEGO Dimensions this November.
The new packs available in Wave 7 include Sonic the Hedgehog, J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Gremlins, E.T. and Adventure Time.
The Fantastic Beasts Story Pack features six levels and new LEGO Gateway bricks to construct the Magical Congress of the United States of America, as well as a figure of the film's lead character Newt Scamander. Meanwhile, fans of Adventure Time can get a minifigure of Marceline the Vampire Queen in a new Fun Pack based on Cartoon Network's popular show.
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It's that time of year, when fans from virtually every aspect of geekdom meet together in San Diego, CA for Comic-Con, one of the largest conventions in the world. Intersecting fandoms means we see a pretty diverse array of cosplay, and we're going to highlight our favorites for each day of the show.
Day 3 of SDCC brought with it a number of new announcements from the Big Two, including a new trailer for DC's Wonder Woman and confirmation of Brie Larson playing Captain Marvel in the upcoming Marvel film.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con to celebrate the show’s upcoming 20th season, which debuts in September on Comedy Central. They also were on hand with a sneak peek of their next video game, Ubisoft’s South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
I was able to talk to Parker and Stone right before they took the stage in Hall H, and here’s what they had to say about Season 20, South Park’s long history, and much more…
IGN: Did you ever think South Park could last this long?
Trey Parker: For the first many years, just every season, it was like, dude, we have to make six of these. It'll be hilarious. And who knows what we're going to do next. And then we're like, wow, I think we're going to do more than six. Maybe we'll do this another year… We might do this another two years. That's crazy. And we were always kind of looking for the other thing, but we also -- every time we came back to South Park -- we really liked it. We didn't like doing it, but we liked having done it. We always kind of felt like we were going to move to L.A., do our thing, and move back to Colorado. That was always the plan. I think we still somewhat mentally have this attitude of like, any minute now we're going to stop and move back to Colorado.
The new Peter Parker -- and Spidey -- Tom Holland took the stage at Comic-Con today to show off a first look at Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel Studios and Sony’s solo webhead movie.
Director Jon Watts was also on hand, and he described the film as “a high school movie. A straight-up high school movie
a 15-year-old kid. This is the ground level of the Marvel Universe.” The helmer said we know what it’s like to be a billionaire inventor or a god from another realm in the MCU, and now we’re going to know what it’s like to be 15 and just coming out of puberty. Add to that having spider powers and… “Wouldn’t you really want to tell everyone that you’re Spider-Man?” he said “If you had to keep that secret, it would drive you crazy.”
Joel Hodgson's Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot will mark the return of several veterans from the original show, including Bill Corbett and Mary Jo Pehl.
Today at San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that Corbett will be back for Season 11 to both write and reprise his role as Brain Guy in a guest appearance. In addition, Kevin Murphy will reprise his role to guest as Professor Bob, while Jo Pehl is returning to write and guest appear as her character Pearl Forrester.
The aforementioned additions join Dan Harmon, who officially joined the project as a guest writer back in December, as well as Felicia Day, who will star as Kinga, the daughter of Dr. Clayton Forrester.
Marvel Studios screened some concept art and proof of concept footage as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Thor: Ragnarok, which just recently began filming in Australia. In addition to quick glimpses of Hulk in his battle armor and the god of thunder with close-cropped hair and war paint, the conceptual footage also revealed two more adversaries that Thor and Hulk will face-off against in the third entry.
We got a look at the Fenris Wolf, a being inspired by Fenrisulfr of Norse mythology. In mythology, the Fenris Wolf is prophesied to devour Odin. It is also said to be the offspring of Loki. Oh, Loki, you dog!
The footage ended with Hulk launching himself at Surtur, the gigantic fire demon who helps bring about Ragnarok, the destruction of Asgard and all things. Inspired by the being from Norse mythology, Surtur made his Marvel Comics debut in Journey Into Mystery #97.
James Gunn and his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast took the stage for Marvel’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con in a very different position than they were in when the first movie made a splash at the annual geek-fest a couple of years back. Now the sequel to a huge pop culture hit, Guardians Vol. 2 is a far cry from the untried, unfamiliar bunch of a’holes they were not that long ago.
Aside from revealing Kurt Russell’s character (Ego!) and the fact that Sylvester Stallone does in fact have some kind of role in the film (as had been rumored), two clips were played for the Hall H crowd. The first was a full scene from the movie, which saw Michael Rooker’s Yondu and Rocket imprisoned by Yondu’s former allies, the misshapen space pirates the Ravagers. Those nasty characters also have Baby Groot, now free of his pot and wearing a tiny little Ravager uniform, and while one of the Ravagers asks his boss if he can kill Groot, the boss says no: “He’s too adorable,” he snarls.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will release digitally on August 30. This comes just a few days after the Final Fantasy film will premiere across the US in select theaters on August 19.
News of this release date came during the Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV panel at San Diego Comic-Con. In addition to this, there will be Blu-ray and DVD version of the film that will hit on October 4. Of course, the movie features the voices of Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and Game of Thrones vets Sean Bean and Lena Headey.
Kingsglaive is the companion film to Final Fantasy XV, which releases on September 30. We recently made a trip out to Tokyo and spent a week with the team making a three-part documentary. Check out part 3, which deals with the amazing tech that helped build the entire world.
Marvel has confirmed the main cast for Spider-Man: Homecoming, though the roles these actors will be playing have yet to be revealed.
In addition to Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Marvel has confirmed the reports that Michael Keaton will star in Homecoming, as well as Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
Concept art for the movie was also released following Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con panel, showcasing Spidey facing off with Vulture, the film's main villain.