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San Diego Comic-con 2013: Movie highlights!

Hi folks,

So you may have heard of this little event that happened at the weekend called comic-con. Basically it’s the best place to be for four days to get all the juicy gossip on all the up coming films and TV shows that mainly fall into the sci-fi genre, oh and comic books.

Now i’m gonna make a small confession here, I’ve never read a comic book before (shock horror!) and to be completely honest I don’t want to start, for the simple reason I really don’t want to become addicted to anymore things!! However I am very interested in how the stories form these comics are translated onto the big screen.

So in this post I am going to focus on the big movie news that came out of the convention at the weekend.

First off we’ll start with the Marvel Panel, arguably one of the biggest highlights of comic-con. This year the panel started with a take over from none other then Loki, of Asgard, recruiting his army and introducing a new trailer for Thor:The dark world. This was a majestic performance from Tom Hiddleston who had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand, even whilst insulting them. This is such a good clip that i’m gonna share it with you all right now!

The trailer itself is not available as yet but we’re keeping our eyes peeled. I for one cannot wait for this film to be released later this year, especially after the events of The Avengers.

Captain America was next with a large number of the cast present on stage, including Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson, Samuel L Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Cobie Smulders, Emily VanCamp, Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo, and some apparently impressive footage of the film. This included Cap taking on a bunch of bad guys in a lift, the Falcon (Mackie) spreading his wings, a helicarrier heading for water (vertically) and of course the big reveal of the Winter Soldier. There was also a clip in relation to Captain America showing some action from a Marvel short for Agent Carter, which will be released as an extra on the Ironman 3 Blu-ray. Click here for the clip.

Up next on the Marvel panel was Guardians of the Galaxy for which the entire cast flew in from London especially. They have only just started filming but managed to put together a clip for the panel which featured the ‘Guardians’ in a police-style line up. Another surprise for the audience was when Karen Gillian revealed that she had shaved her head in order to play the role of villain Nebula, and took off her wig!


And finally from the Marvel panel came a surprise teaser trailer for the Avengers sequel. Joss Weldon walked on stage to reveal the trailer which shows Ironman’s helmet being scraped and bashed, with voice overs from Avengers Assemble. The helmet went on to be moulded into the iconic mask of rogue robot Ultron, with the title The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Again cannot wait for this film to be released in 2015!! 

Now moving on slightly we can look at X-men: Days of future past. Now i’m told that this is a massive story line in the comics and one of the best loved so it’s a big responsibility for the people making the film, but I am incredibly excited for this film, if nothing else to see the ensemble of amazing actors sharing the big screen. Some footage was shown during this panel and it revealed the Wolverine is the one who travels back in time to meet the cast of First Class. There was a lot of banter between cast on stage which shows there’s plenty of chemistry between them and hopefully between their characters. For more information on this movie and quotes from the panel check out the Empire article here.

Another amazing actor also turned up in costume and in character to comic-con this year, Andrew Garfield, aka Spider-man, and stayed in character for a short while. However the main buzz around the spider-man panel was again the footage, which portrayed a more comedic tone than the first outing as well as introducing the ‘big bad’ Electro aka Jamie Foxx. To see a sneak peek of Electro go to the IMDb page, also found here.

Moving away from the world of Marvel superheroes let’s now take a look at some DC superheroes!

First up the big news concerns the sequel to the hugely successful Man of Steel which *drum roll please*  . . . . will include Batman! Announced at the end of the Warner Bros panel Zack Snyder revealed there would be a sequel to Man of Steel and then handed the stage to Harry Lennix to read out a quote which went like this:

“I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.”

Yes, this is a quote from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and the crowd went berserk!

Right that’s almost it for the movie highlights of this years comic-con but here are just a few more films that caught our eye.

Firstly there were some ‘lovely’ details about on screen kiss between Hunger Games stars Jennifer Laurence and Josh Hutcherson as well as a look at a new trailer for the up coming Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Another epic looking film trailer released at comic-con was for the Seventh Son starring Jeff Bridges and Ben Barnes. Full of myth, fantasy, action and comedy.

Also revealing new footage at comic-con was 300: Rise of an Empire, which gave a little background to Xerxes character and why he believes he is a god. Starring Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green and Sullivan Stapleton the action packed trailer can be seen below

And finally bringing it back round to comic book heroes is Kick-ass 2. Showing an extended trailer which has just as much blood, guts, gore and foal language as the first film! For a look at this new trailer and the new ‘heroes’ just click here.

That’s it folks our take on the movie highlights of 2013 San Diego Comic-Con, its gonna be an action packed few years at the box office!!



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Comic-Con 2013; TV show highlights!

Hi  there thunder-buddies!!

So, Comic-Con is over for another year, and we still didn’t go :(.  But, we do have some highlights for you! Now CD is taking care of the movie side of it, so I’ll take you through all of the TV Show-based news that caught our eye. There’s only a few, but they are all pretty awesome, so I think you’ll like this.

Once Upon a Time

This relatively new show has done a very good job of capturing our attention over the first two series. And at Comic Con this year we got some inside info on which of our beloved childhood characters will be joining the fray. The most exciting revel is that Ariel from Little Mermaid will be joining the towns people of Storybrooke. Although the character hasen’t been cast yet we’re sure they’ll pick someone good. My personal suggestion is Emmy Rossum. She has a voice that lives up to the tales of mermaids being sirens of the sea.

We also found out that Peter Pan will be joining the cast, however he’s not how we remember him from the tales, with co-creator Eddy Katsis saying he will ‘frighten some people’. I think we are all agreed that we look forward to see these new additions to the cast, and hopefully some more!

The Big Bang Theory

Although there were no big plot revels for series seven of Big Bang, the panel had a lot of fun at Comic Con this year. Bernadette (AKA Melissa Rauch) moderated the panel which was introduced by none other than Professor Steven Hawking. He made several references to the show during his speech including reciting the theme song! Halfway through the panel a member of the audience in Star Wars Costume joined the stage who was reviled to be Johnny Galecki (AKA Leonard) much to the audiences joy.

The Vampire Diaries & The Originals

Many of the cast for Vampire Diaries and the Originals turned up to Comic Con this year, delighting the fans. A trailer for the new series of Vampire Diaries was shown which had a detailed recap of the first four series, then showed a reviled baddie Silas addressing the townsfolk of Mystic Falls. Me thinks this spells trouble for all super naturals involved!


Footage was also released for the new spin-off show the Originals. It has also been reviled that the first episode will show the story of Klaus going back to New Orleans from the Vampire Diaries again, but his time from Elijah’s’ point of view. Needless to say as a Joseph Morgan fan I am very excited for this new show to start!


Agents of SHIELD

This went down very well this year, and many people in the Marvel-sphere are buzzing for this new show to come out. In a surprising twist Joss Whedon unveiled not a clip for the new series, but the whole pilot episode! It went down a storm and confirmed the return of Clark Gregg’s Character Agent Phil Coluson. It was also reviled that Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) will appear in several episodes. 


Now for our beloved English TV Shows;

Doctor Who

There is a ridiculous amount of speculation surround the 50th anniversary of this British Institution of a show. All I’m going to divulge is that Matt Smith (11th Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), David Tennant (10th Doctor) and Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) will be in it. There are rumors of Queen Elisabeth I being in it, and the Darleks. Steven Moffat has also said that he has ‘lied his arse off’ about who is and isn’t going to be in the episode. So hope for the return of Captain Jack Harkness yet!! That is all I’m going to say on the matter, because it gets very complicated and confusing the more you read about it.


This is all you need for Sherlock:

I love that man 🙂

So, enjoy all the offerings and I’ll be back tomorrow with a review of The Worlds End!


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