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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.

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It’s been months since there’s been any substantial news regarding Captain Marvel, the first female solo film outta Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. But today, as one might have assumed they would, Marvel gave a little something something during their panel at San Diego Comic Con. And by a little something, we’re talking an unexpected (and legally confounding) alien race, as well an interesting timeline in the MCU.  (more…)

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A feat of storytelling, soundtrack, CGI and cinema in general, Guardians of the Galaxy is a great example of just how brilliantly the more obscure stories from comic books can translate onto the big screen. When it first came out, it quickly became Marvel‘s third highest grossing film at the box office, after only The Avengers and Iron Man 3. It had all of the heart and soul of the comic in a way that managed to appeal to both existing fans and new viewers without causing much friction between the two groups. (more…)

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Pokémon GO, released on July 6th this month, has become a phenomenal success; it has become such a large success, in fact, that San Diego Comic-Con staff realized they had a problem on their hands—the panel for the game was originally scheduled for room 25ABC, a small room for less than 500 people. With how popular the mobile app had become, the space given for the panel no longer reflected the interest; SDCC staff decided to bring out the big gun, Hall H. The hall is an actual hangar that can hold thousands and thousands of attendees; this sacred space is usually for panels on the scale of DC and Marvel. The best part? The hall was still filled to capacity, with people pouring out the doors. People wanted the newest info on their precious game… and maybe a chance at a rare catch. (more…)

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Kurt Russell seems to be on our radar quite a bite lately, whether it’s starring in The Hateful Eight, having comics written about old characters of his, or joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Star-Lord’s father, the man is coming back to the public eye in a big way. Speaking of being Star-Lord’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, it was recently confirmed the actor would be Ego the Living Planet, which came as a surprise to many fans. Now we get to see just a bit of what will be on the screen later next year.  (more…)

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If you’re completely unaware of what Mystery Science Theater 3000 is, well, shame on you. The show was created by Joel Hodgson in 1988, premiering on local Minneapolis UHF station, WUCW (then known as KTMA). MST3K’s entire focus was showing low budget, B-grade films in their entirety while three characters (Joel and two robots known as Tom Servo and Crow) mocked the movies relentlessly, their silhouettes taking up the bottom fourth of the screen. It wasn’t until the show moved to Comedy Central, however, that it became a cult success, running for six seasons until 1997. After that it went onto SyFy (well, The Sci-Fi Channel back then), running for three more seasons until 1999. After that second cancellation, he powers-that-be in the show’s creative went on with their lives, many of them moving on to form RiffTrax. Then, in 2015, creator Joel Hodgson started a Kickstarter campaign to revive the show a third time. Needless to say, it was extremely successful. Now, finally, we’re finally getting more details of the revival at Comic-con. (more…)

Cavill Trolls

Sometimes the simplest disguises work the best; Henry Cavill has proven this before, and he’s gone and proven it again by taking to the floor at San Diego Comic-con, armed only with V for Vendetta-style Guy Fawkes’ mask (perhaps channeling his inner-anonymous). You think on of the major stars of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Justice League would at least turn a few heads—but nope, not for a moment. Not only did get Cavill get to spend time as a regular fan on the convention floor, he got to prank some of his DC Film Universe co-stars along the way—namely, those of the upcoming Suicide Squad. (more…)

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One of the most anticipated movies movies of next is the first ever Wonder Woman feature film, which will star Gal Godot as the titular character. A mythical Grecian warrior hailing from the mystical, all female isle of Themyscira, the film will see the super-heroine enter the world at large when a man, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) washes up on the shore—but Trevor’s world is one at the brink of war, and when Themyscira needs an emissary to represent themselves in the conflict, Princess Diana, daughter of Zeus, Wonder Woman herself, will take up the role. (more…)

Scottish-American actor John Barrowman poses for photographers during the MIPTV (International Television Programme Market), Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Cannes, southern France. They present the 4th season of the television series "Torchwood: Miracle Day" (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Acting, singing, dancing, writing, time travelling and evil archery – often, it seems that there is no ends to the list of skills at which John Barrowman excels. Leaping to every new challenge with his signature flair and flamboyance – not to mention incredible levels of energy – it’s no surprise that he’s won so many awards for being generally an all round amazing entertainer. At San Diego Comic Con this week, he added to his list of accomplishments by showing off his fabulous cosplaying talents. (more…)

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One of the films on the horizon for Marvel is the highly anticipated Thor: Ragnarok, which will end the trilogy of solo Thor movies. It’s been rumored that not only will The Incredible Hulk (as popularly played by Mark Ruffalo) be appearing in the film, but that a good portion of the film’s story will be adapted from the Planet Hulk comic story-arc, in which the Hulk becomes champion, and then ruler, of a super-powered gladiatorial planet in the far reaches of space. Well, something just arrived at SDCC that seems to confirm this story once and for all.  (more…)