That's all folks! The exhibition halls are closed, the booths have been torn down and the panels have emptied. The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con came to an end... So, apart from what I've shared the past three days, here are some trailers and photos of this year's nerd paradise...
The trailer that was shown on the panel, might be still hard to find on line, so instead, here's the video from the actual panel, with the appearance of Quicksilver (the other one, not the one from XMen :-p) and Thanos! Enjoy!
Sin City new Trailer
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 trailer
Go Mad for the "Mad Max: Fury Road" trailer!
Gotham TV Series trailer
And the amazing Comic-Con fans...
This has been the last post for a while, as I will be going on summer holidays soon! I will do my best to update the FB page, so keep in touch there! Thank you very much for being loyal and increasing the pageviews :-) - I will try to keep up and return with more posts, news and archive material!
Have a lovely summer everybody!!
Day 3 in San Diego ComicCon, was definitelly a full day...
The Marvel panel
Of course the Marvel panel, with the cast from the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron film, was once again highly anticipated. Although it did not match last year's Tom Hiddleston's appearance, this year's panel was equally exciting. The definite highlight though, was the first glimpse of footage from Age Of Ultron. The footage is not available on line yet, so stay connected to our FB page for daily updates on this and other projects.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The cast of the (again) highly anticipated The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies film, appeared yesterday and here are some of their interviews to make you feel as if you were there:
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot joined the Warner Bros. Comic-Con panel and shared with the worldfrom , as well the first photo of Wonder Woman!
Sin City 2: A Dame to kill for
10 years ago, the first Sin City film, premiered its first footage at Comic-Con and now 10 years later, directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, joined the panel along with Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Josh Brolin who will take on the role of Dwight that Clive Owen played in the first movie.
Some facts that we picked up from the panel:
Trubies unite for one last season
HBO's True Blood fans, were more than excited to welcome their favorite characters who signed aurographs and shared some footage from the upcoming last five episodes of the final season... (SPOILER ALERT for those that have not caught up till episode 5!)
Family Guy vs. The Simpsons
Ever wondered what would happen if Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson hung out at a bar while Bart and Stewie made prank phone calls? Well, at yesterday's Family Guy Comic-Con panel, you got your wish! In the Sept. 28 season Family Guy premiere, “The Simpsons Guy,” the albino Griffins wind up by accident in Springfield, where they are greeted warmly by the hepatits-y Simpsons. But a fast friendship christened with delicious doughnuts may be forever destroyed by an argument over Pawtucket Patriot Ale and Duff Beer, which leads to an epic chicken fight.
Fans had the chance to see 5 minutes from this epic episode:
The Vampire Diaries & The Originals
The VD panel kicked off with a hilarious video on the death (?) of Bonnie & Damon; is this the end? Will they be getting their own spin off show? (Joseph Morgan thinks not).
Later on they discussed Alaric's return, Stefan's evolution and Elena's reactions to the loss of her boyfriend and her best friend.
So, what about The Originals?
While the first season focused on the fighting over power in New Orleans,the second season will be all about family. Both Esther and Mikael are back, due to the Other Side falling on The Vampire Diaries. "When we decided to get rid of the other side on The Vampire Diaries we knew this was our only shot," says creator Julie Plec. "This is the only chance we're gonna get to bring these characters back and then defined the course of the whole season's storytelling." Rebekah returns, baby Hope as well and the creators leave room for possible VD crossovers.
Once Upon A Time
The Once Upon A Time panel, shared a couple of clips from the new season.
The first clip showed Frozen's Elsa and Anna at their parents' grave and dropped a bombshell that Anna is preparing for her wedding!
The second clip showed recently-reformed villain Regina telling her old friend the Mirror that she needed help getting rid of an enemy. Some things never change...
Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) greeted fans with a via video call from set that included a cameo by Michael Socha. Does this mean his Once Upon a Time in Wonderland character, Knave, will be heading to the Enchanted Forest soon? Only time will tell...
Many thanks to TheOneRing.net, TotalFilm.com, abcgo.com, IMDb and all the fans who were kind enough to fill in with information, all of us not able to be in San Diego!
So, here's what happened on Day 2, San Diego ComicCon 2014:
Game of Thrones panel
Tons of our favorite cast members, along with the man himself, George R.R. Martin, joined the panel and here are some things that we've learned:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
The highly anticipated second teaser trailer of the Hunger Games franchise was shown to screaming fans who simply cannot wait until November to see their favorite characters fight the Capitol!
The Book of Life
The animated feature directed by Jorge Gutierrez, Book of Life, featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ron Perlman, and Zoe Saldana was presented. The animation is inspired by the Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead), a holiday celebrated in Mexico which is a day for friends and family to remember the ones they have lost. This day has always been important to Gutierrez: he was married on this day because he wanted his best friend, who had died, to be his best man and this was the one day he could come back to do so. Much like an animated Moulin Rouge, some of the dialogue from the film is from modern songs including Radiohead’s “Creep,” Ice Cube’s “Today was a Good Day,” and Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend.” Biz Markie made a surprise appearance at the panel and sang his classic hip-hop song.
Kevin Smith presented the first-look of his upcoming horror-comedy, which marked his return to moviemaking.
Daniel Radcliffe showed his devilish side when presenting his latest film, Horns, where he plays a young man who begins to grow a pair of horns after his girlfriend, played by Juno Temple, is found murdered.
A large gathering of nerds has been reported since yesterday at San Diego… Yeap, Comic Con has officially started! The celebration of comic culture, cosplay, fantasy films and TV shows, has begun and here are some highlights from Day 1:
Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, Dino Stamatopoulos and creator Dan Harmon among others, lead the panel that discussed the revival of Community at Yahoo Screen.
With Joel McHale saying “f*ck network television”, the tone was set; the panel informed that Community will not return until Christmas 2014 but the good news is that Dan Harmon is fully in charge and there are no cable restrictions any longer.
Some members of the cast (Jonathan Banks and John Oliver) will not be returning for the new season and at the question as to who might occupy Pierce’s (Chevy Chase) seat in the study room now that Banks also left, McHale joked: “It’s Benedict Cumberbatch,”; making the crowd go wild in Ballroom 20.
So, now that we got the sixth season, can we get a movie??
Penguins of Madagascar
And why would this be a highlight? I’ve got two words for you: Benedict Cumberbatch.
Along with John Malkovich and Tom McGrath, they presented the Madagascar spin off but the fans seemed to be more interested in Cumberbatch and other rumored or not projects of his.
Teasing the rumors of him participating in the Doctor Strange project, he answered a question about which superhero he’d like to play with “Nurse Normal”, quickly adding "that was a joke on Doctor Strange."
Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan make a surprise appearance to promote Interstellar
Comic Con fans got an amazing surprise yesterday! Christopher Nolan, made his first-ever appearance at the convention, to show off his upcoming sci-fi epic Interstellar, along with the star of the film Matthew McConaughey.
Interstellar, coming November 7, was inspired by theories that wormholes could potentially be used as a short-cut for long-range time travel.
McConaughey said Nolan even kept the story secret from him for as long as possible. “I got a call from my agent who said Christopher Nolan has a film and he wants to meet,” the actor told Bean. After visiting the director’s home for dinner, “three hours went by and he didn’t say anything about a new film or me having a role. Then a week later the script came.”
All men must drink
Outside of the panels and Ballrooms, GoT fans had the chance to taste Ommegang Brewery's latest collaboration with 'Game of Thrones,' Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale. And who is better to serve it to the fans than the star of season 4, Pedro Pascal! Cheers everyone! Happy SDCC2014!
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....