Hall H

After a teaser that left more than a lot to the imagination during the final of the World Cup, a true full trailer for the new season of the long lived Doctor Who series hit Comic Con’s and the internet today.

The teaser gave us a quick look at the new companions Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).  The new series features Jodie Whittaker as the first female incarnation of the world’s best loved Time Lord.

Today in Hall H, new showrunner Chris Chibnall is joined by Cole, Gill, and Whittaker to share some of what the future holds for the Gallifryan and her three new human companions.

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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.

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Marvel Studios had a busy day today!

Guardians of the Galaxy just about ready to hit theaters, and has been getting some great first reactions by some critics. Kevin Feige decided to let the floodgates open and hosted an Open House at the Disney lot in Burbank. There, members of the press were treated to all sorts of details for the upcoming Phase 3 films including Black Panther, Antman and The Wasp, and Captain Marvel.

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Star Wars being at Comic-Con was going to be a pretty big deal, no question about it. Just how big of a day it was going to be, though, was perhaps grossly under estimated.

The line for Hall H snaked around the the entire convention complex with over 6000 people hoping to get in on the Friday July 10th panel. A lot of fans had slept outside the venue overnight just to ensure their entry into the Hall, with some fans even having camped out as early as Wednesday evening. Was all this waiting worth it? Yes, yes it was!  (more…)

Scooby-Doo and KISS-Rock and Roll Mystery

San Diego Comic-Con is known for bringing out the biggest stars for the annual pop culture event.  The fan events, screenings, and signings are the backbone of the convention and each year, studios compete for audience loyalty and, more to the point, to generate revenue for upcoming projects, and attendees just lick it up. The annual “winner” of SDCC, Marvel Studios, has decided to sit this one out and it is rumored that once the studio got wind of what Warner Bros. would be bringing to the convention, Marvel realized that they could not compete with the elder studio. That’s right. For Marvel, it was even too hot in the shade for them to show up.  Whether or not the Warner Bros. Studio panel will be that amazing is yet to be seen but on the home entertainment front, WBHE just announced that they would be bringing the legendary band KISS to destroy Hall H. That’s right. You wanted the best, you got the best. (more…)

Wars

Well, this is a bit of a surprise.  After Marvel bowed out of the San Diego Comic-Con Hall H festivities, it was an easy task to make the leap to assuming that the move had everything to do with Disney, and nothing to do with Marvel having nothing to show.  It seems that the assumption was a bit premature (when you assume, and all that jazz), as StarWars.com has just officially announced that Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will descend upon Hall H next month. (more…)

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When first announced, Batman vs. Superman seemed like the best idea since sliced bread.  By bringing together Batman and Superman on the big screen for the first time ever, Warner Bros. could basically just sit back on their laurels and count the money as it poured in.  Adding Wonder Woman was a master stroke and while those dollar signs became more clear to the studio heads, the fans’ anticipation for the Justice League launching point became almost a fever.  Like any fever, however, as the source of that fever, i.e. information about the upcoming film, became more and more scarce, public interest has waned a bit.  With the news that Marvel will be sitting out San Diego Comic-Con this year hitting the interwebs earlier today, WB has finally decided to let fans have a peek behind the curtain and has released the official synopsis for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. (more…)

Marvel

It seems like just yesterday that tens of thousands of eager fanboys and fangirls were gathered around their computers, trying to grab a golden ticket to San Deigo Comic-Con, the pop culture event of the year.  Well, San Diego Comic-Con is now just around the corner and will kick off with their annual Preview Night in just 29 days.  Generally, at this point, SDCC announcements will begin rolling in fast and furious and today, we have a big announcement that will sadden some that received their SDCC registration.  It appears that, as previously rumored, Marvel Studios will indeed be sitting this one out. (more…)

Doctor Who Series 8

After the headaches from battling the cyber-crowds for registration to San Diego Comic-Con, then surviving the absolute debacle known as Hotel-Apocalypse, and finally snagging your parking pass from those lovely people over at ACE Parking, we have finally reached that magical time of year when SDCC announcements start dropping like new Tupac albums after he “died”.  With a little over a month left until hundreds of thousands of out-of-towners descend upon the streets of San Diego as they make their way to Geek Mecca, the first Hall H panel has been revealed, thanks to BBC.  If you are a fan of Doctor Who (and how could you not be??), it looks like you will want to be one of the thousands sitting in Hall H on Thursday, July 9.
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