After earning a standing ovation for the Deadpool footage, and having Hugh Jackman give a farewell talk about playing Wolverine for the last time, 20th Century Fox wrapped up their Hall H panel at Comic-Con 2015 with a historic moment. The studio brought out every superhero actor on stage from five major comic book series - ranging from X-Men to Fantastic Four to Deadpool to Gambit to Wolverine - for "the most superheroes together at once" photo. Chris Hardwick, moderator of the panel, attempted to arrange the group together for a selfie (and he got the shot but it's low quality). That said, it's still fun to follow-up and take a look at some of the photos that came out of this moment at the end of Comic-Con. Take a look!
And here we go… Warner Bros has suddenly released the Comic-Con sizzle reel teaser for David Ayer's Suicide Squad, after the footage leaked to the internet following its debut in Hall H. The studio released a statement saying: "Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed." It's awesome, and I'm glad they're doing this, but it also sucks that it was leaked. This looks dark and gritty and different than anything we've seen, but I am so excited for it. There's even a glimpse of Batman in this, along with all your favorite villains: Deadshot, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Enchantress, Killer Croc and Rick Flagg. Have at it.
I still can't believe it. This was my 10th year attending the San Diego Comic-Con. 10 long years. I still remember that first year, back in 2006, finding myself overwhelmed by everything geeky and awesome. At the time we were barely a site, just a few months old, and yet somehow we found a way to get a press badge and sneak in. Not only that, but my main goal was to meet Sam Raimi as I was in love with his Spider-Man series (Spider-Man 2 is still one of my favorites). That year the big reveal was Venom in a never-before-seen tease of Raimi's Spider-Man 3, and I actually missed the panel because it was full (I couldn't get into Hall H easily back then either, go figure). But I stood near the doors and watched the footage as they were open (now they have giant curtains blocking the view). Hall H erupted in cheers. That excitement hasn't changed.
Meet En Sabah Nur. This weekend at Comic-Con 2015, director Bryan Singer debuted the first two minutes of raw footage in Hall H from the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse (which has only been filming for 5 weeks). While I wish that was out for everyone to see, in the meantime we have the first teaser poster for the movie, and it's all about Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac. The immortal supervillain from the comics series is known as the very first mutant, from thousands of years ago, hence all the symbols around the poster's edge. Just wait till you see what Isaac actually looks like in the film. For now take a look below.
It's just about time to kick off our last live Hall H blog coverage of Comic-Con 2015. The final movie panel on Saturday this year is for 20th Century Fox, and it's mainly an upcoming look at three new Marvel Movies: Deadpool directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, the new Fantastic Four directed by Josh Trank, and of course, X-Men: Apocalypse directed by Bryan Singer. There of course may be even more surprises, reveals, announcements or other details that may arrive during the presentation. We're excited to get underway and find out what secrets Fox has in store, and if Marvel will make a dent at Comic-Con 2015.
You don't want to be on his list. Michael Dougherty's 2008 movie Trick 'r Treat is a bonafide modern Halloween horror classic, so it's fitting that Dougherty's follow-up is a Christmas horror movie. And it looks really good. At Comic-Con 2015 today, Legendary Pictures debuted the first teaser for Krampus, about the evil, twisted Christmas monster. The film has an Amblin-esque feel, with some humor and all of Dougherty's brilliant horror tricks. It stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner and Allison Tolman. Hopefully they'll release the teaser soon, but in the meantime, here's the first poster to get you in the mood.
Holy crap!!!!! At the end of his Hall H presentation at Comic-Con 2015 for his new movie The Hateful Eight, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino announced that legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone is writing and recording an original western score for the movie. Quentin said that Ennio is currently writing the score now, and will be recording it in a few weeks in Prague. The film is set for a "roadshow" 70mm release in limited theaters starting Christmas Day later this year. In his previous films, Tarantino has used some of Morricone's scores from other work (that wasn't written for the actual film). Now he's finally getting his chance to get a brand new, original score from Morricone for his own western. I cannot wait to hear it.
"America teaming up with Russia - that doesn't sound very friendly." During the Warner Bros panel in Hall H at Comic-Con 2015, the studio showed an extended 5-minute sizzle reel of footage from Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E., his 60's spy action thriller. Starring Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill as KGB and CIA (respectively) who must team up during the Cold War and work together to prevent a terrorist from using an atomic bomb. We've already seen two trailers for this movie before, but now they're going all out with showing so much footage, but this looks like so much fun. I'm actually really looking forward to seeing it, I'm a fan of Guy Ritchie's movies and this seems like his anti-Bond Bond movie. And I am down for that.
"Black and blue. God vs man. Day vs night." Warner Bros has debuted the new full-length trailer for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice following the debut during the Comic-Con 2015 panel. This time they don't hold back, giving us major glimpses of the battles and many of the new characters we're meeting. Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane and Jeremy Irons all star. This looks really extraordinary, they're covering the complaints about Metropolis from Man of Steel, and introducing so much more. Move aside Marvel, I'm way more excited for DC's upcoming set of movies. Seriously, just watch this video right now. We are not worthy!
Are you ready for the return of DC? It's time to get underway in Hall H on Saturday at Comic-Con 2015 - beginning with Warner Bros, and ending with 20th Century Fox. The WB panel kicks things off as the first show of the day, highlighting these new movies: Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featuring Wonder Woman, David Ayer's Suicide Squad, Joe Wright's Pan and maybe a few others. There also may be some very special surprises, tons of never-seen-before footage, reveals, interviews, appearances and much more. We'll be live blogging the full Warner Bros panel from start to finish below. Let's begin!
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Or rather, here in San Diego at Comic-Con 2015, it's time to kick off Lucasfilm's Star Wars panel. Many know that years ago, back in 1976, Star Wars made its very first appearance at Comic-Con. Lucasfilm has been hosting panels every year, but they haven't had much to show in the last decade. Everything changes in 2015. Not only do we have The Force Awakens coming up this December, but we have Rogue One and more spin-off movies, not to mention a few other Lucasfilm properties. Who knows what will happen today, so follow the live blog below for updates as they happen.
It is my tradition to kick off Comic-Con by walking the showfloor on preview night and taking photos of anything movie-related that interests me. This year the showfloor is overrun with Star Wars everywhere, for obvious reasons considering we have The Force Awakens coming up. There were also some discoveries like The Iron Giant at WB and plenty of other props or maquettes or models. I made my way through the crowds and snapped as many shots as I could before getting out, but there will certainly be more to come at the end (as I always try to go back). For now, take a look at our 2015 preview night gallery with lots of props.