San Diego Comic-Con
Every year, fans come in droves to San Diego Comic Con. Among those fans, there are those who brave the heat and wear elaborate costumes to show their support for their favorite characters. Extensive research, planning, and construction can go into these labors of love. Other times, it’s just cardboard and paint. Whatever the level of skill and commitment, one truth is clear: everyone loves cosplay! Without further ado, here are some of the cosplayers we encountered at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
As Peter Capaldi‘s 12th Doctor prepares for his swan song in this years Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time, he was nice enough to stop by Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, bringing a long a few friends for their final Doctor Who SDCC appearances. Outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat and now former companion (who confirmed that Bill will make a return in the special,) Pearl Mackie with both on hand as well.
And while filming had just completed on the special, that Moffat summarized as both the first and twelfth Doctor srefusing to regenerate and going on an adventure with Mark Gatiss (who was also in attendance,) they did show the trailer for it that you can watch below: (more…)
Let’s be honest here, with The Walking Dead about to launch into it’s 8th season (you can watch the trailer here,) we’ve been seen endless tortures, cannibalism, graphic violence, pudding that has to be way past its expiration date, and more unspeakable horrors. It’s almost like like in the zombie apocalypse isn’t fun at all. Where is the singing? Where is the dancing? Where are the outdated pop-culture references?
Well, apparently they are over at Adult Swim’s forthcoming Robot Chicken’s The Walking Dead Special, the trailer for which just premiered at San Diego Comic-Con. Check it out: (more…)
It wouldn’t be San Diego Comic-Con without Marvel doing a Hall H panel to showcase what lies ahead. As Phase 3 is winding down, it’s time to bring out the heavy hitters. Marvel already had a panel for Thor: Ragnarok where they unveiled the latest trailer for the movie. Secondly, there was a panel for Captain Marvel where they revealed that the film will take place in the 1990s with not only a two eyed Nick Fury, but also the Skrulls will make their MCU debut (“Secret Wars” for Phase 4’s conclusion: fingers crossed). Finally, they had a panel for Ant-Man and the Wasp where they revealed that Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne will be joining as Janet Van Dyne and Dr. Bill Foster (does this mean that we’re getting Black Goliath?!?). But of course, everyone is hyped for the heavy hitters: Black Panther and of course, Infinity War.
Promising a departure from the previous Thor films, Thor: Ragnarok promises to be a “buddy cop” action movie with heart and humor. We’ve already seen the first trailer and thanks to Led Zepplin, was an incredibly awesome. You couldn’t help but scream out “Yes” along with Thor Odinson as he ran into The Hulk in his full-on “Planet Hulk” attire. The third Thor film is already off to a good start.
This being Comic-Con, and Thor: Ragnarok being on everyone’s radar, it makes perfect sense that the official trailer (the first one was a teaser trailer after all) today at Marvel’s Hall H panel. Boy did they not disappoint! (more…)
Rather famously, the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery didn’t win over many fans, whether it was legitimate fan concerns about canon, or the concerns of the lunatic fringe that don’t like seeing a black woman be a focus of the show. “Star Trek has always been pictorial of diversity and universality and unity,” said series star Sonequa Martin-Green. “If you say you love the legacy of Star Trek, but you don’t love that, then you’ve missed it. I encourage you to come on the journey with us.” At San Diego Comic Con, the journey began with a new trailer. (more…)
Try not to get giddy. For people concerned about the rumblings: extensive reshoots, Joss Whedon stepping up for Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck leaving the franchise, prepare for a bit if cold water to refocus you on the idea that maybe everything’s going to turn out alright, at least so far as Justice League is concerned. At San Diego Comic Con, a few moments ago, a new, four-minute trailer for the film was screened, and you might actually be hard pressed to find any trace of the doom and gloom of previous entries in the DC Extended Universe. (more…)
Marvel Studios has long been a big presence at San Diego Comic Con, but in the last several years they’ve had to specialize. You can’t have one, big Marvel panel anymore, you’ve got to have one for the movies, and one for Inhumans, and yes, one for the Netflix series that fall under the general headline of The Defenders. The entire street-level hero team was on call at the con tonight revealing new footage, new details, and making new announcements. (more…)
As AMC’s The Walking Dead continues to shamble along, unstoppable and forever hungry for me (feel free to take that to mean whatever you wish,) we do know that the season finale left fans waiting. Waiting to see how this ‘bigger world’ that Jesus (the character in the show that is,) would unfold. And now, months after the end of season 7, we get a taste of things to come.
Fresh from San Diego Comic-Con, here is the official The Walking Dead season 8 trailer: (more…)
Ghostbusters fans always seem to be on a bit of an emotional roller coaster when it comes to news about the franchise preparing to mount another comeback, I know this because I am one. For every The Real Ghostbusters we get, an Extreme Ghostbusters comes along. I would mention the 2016 Paul Feig directed film but I fear for many it is still a touchy subject. Projects suddenly appear and then fade out like an ethereal phantom in the wind… ectoplasm in rain… *dramatic pause*
Well fans, please remember to keep your hands inside the cart at all times ’cause this roller coaster is about to get going all over agian. Director of the original two films (and producer of the 2016 reboot,) Ivan Reitman, teased a few Ghostbusters related tidbits at San Diego Comic-Con this year, (more…)