San Diego Comic-Con, the five day geek-gasm that thousands wait all year for has once again come and gone. The panels offered a little bit for everyone, from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to Doctor Who and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Exciting trailers also debuted for Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, and the new digital series Vixen.
That barely scratched the surface though, so without further ado…
- On Wednesday, Ant Man previewed to a lucky few:
— Wikia (@Wikia) July 8, 2015
- The Iron Giant will return to theaters for a limited run this fall, renamed The Iron Giant: Signature Edition. The beloved film will be remastered and “enhanced,” released through Fathom Events on Sept. 30 2015, with an encore in select markets on Oct. 4 2015. Locations and the ticket on-sale date will be announced in August at FathomEvents.com. (Source)
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, trailer screened and showed the more war driven tone of the last film. Indeed the ‘games’ are over and Katniss must lead the rebellion against President Snow. Opening date for the film will be November 20th, 2015. (Source)
- Warner Bros. had a strong showing this year at Comic-Con, showing presentations for Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Pan, then following up with some previews of Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They’ve given the new Green Lantern outing an official name: Green Lantern Corps. and went on to show Justice League concept art and an illustration of Ezra Miller with longer, dark hair for the Flash.
- Suicide Squad director David Ayer said “We’re making this movie for you. It’s all about cannon, it’s all about being true to the source material, I’m not trying to start an East vs. West coast feud with Marvel Comics, but DC has the best villains. We’re here to talk about bad guys, and no one has bad guys like DC Comics.” A full Suicide Squad trailer was shown and all of the main cast was in attendance for the panel, save for the Joker. It subsequently leaked online, and here it is below–watch it before they pull it!
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic Con 2015 Reel
— Star Wars (@starwars) July 11, 2015
- Peter Capaldi, The Twelfth Doctor, popped his Comic-Con cherry at the Doctor Who: BBC America’s Official Panel accompanied by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), and Michelle Gomez (Missy). Capaldi discussed if he feels the other Doctors inside him, never knowing what he’s going to say next, and the upcoming new season. Check out the full panel below:
- AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 6 premiers October 11th 2015. Actors Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz and Lennie James, executive producer and show runner Scott M. Gimple, executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero were all on hand in Hall H to discuss Season 5 and what to expect in Season 6. (Source)
- It was revealed at the panel for WB’s The 100 that Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey), leader of the Grounders will be returning in the third season of the post-nuclear world drama. (Source)
- Truly embodying ‘Meta’ Alan Tudyk brought his show about an actor’s experience after his popular sci-fi show is cancelled and he is relegated to routinely attending conventions, Con Man, to one of the biggest conventions all year. Accompanied by Nathan Fillion, P. J. Haarsma, Mindy Sterling, Tricia Helfer, Felicia Day, Casper Van Dien, Nolan North, Alison Haislip, Michael Trucco and Sky Haarsma and others, Tudyk talked about crowd funding the series, filming and when the public at large will get a taste. (Via EW and Con Man‘s Vimeo)
- Executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright of The CW’s iZombie participated in a Q&A discussing the first season and upcoming second season following a special video screening. Thomas said that for keeping her zombie secret, he thinks Ravi will be let off the hook more with Liv’s friends. Michalka said the real sense of betrayal focus on Liv who kept things from her friends, even though she was the close confidant of Payton and Major. (Source)
- When it comes to Orphan Black, the shows third season finale answered as many questions as it left us with. Tatiana Maslany (Sarah and the Leda clones), Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Dylan Bruce (Paul), Kristian Bruun (Donnie) and Ari Millen (Mark and the Castor clones), along with co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson talked about Season 4 and reflected on the show thus far. Regarding the shows LGBT-Positive wiriting Fawcett noted “ We don’t want anyone’s sexuality at the forfront. It’s a mantra for us. TV is better at sexual representation. Regarding Dyad’s new Institute director’s untimely demise Mason said that “Nobody’s safe.” (Source)
Clearly, even with our diligent reporting, we couldn’t cover everything that happened at SDCC. If we missed a story you thought was important, share it in the comments below!