Comic-Con: A Look at FOX’s Upcoming The Exorcist

by CS

Comic-Con: A Look at FOX's Upcoming The Exorcist

A Look at FOX’s Upcoming The Exorcist

Ask anyone you meet about their first viewing of The Exorcist and they’re very likely to tell you a story that involves not sleeping for a few weeks or leaving the lights on and the covers over their heads. A new television series from FOX is in the works starring Geena Davis, Ben Daniels, Alfonso Herrera, Brianne Howey and Hannah Kasulka and fans at the San Diego Comic-Con got a chance to watch the pilot and hear from the cast and writer Jeremy Slater.

The show is definitely scary, opening with a priest hearing dogs barking and a young girl screaming in Mexico City. Though we begin there, we quickly cut to a church, where young Father Tomas is giving a sermon. His flock clearly adores him, including his sister’s son. Angela (Davis) seems concerned about something, as does her older daughter (Kasulka) Casey. Later we learn that her younger daughter Cat (Howey) has been through something horrific and is completely withdrawn. Her mother is concerned that there is a demon in the house. Meanwhile, Father Tomas is having dreams of exorcisms done in Mexico by another priest (Daniels) and it’s starting to feel all too real.

Though we didn’t get to hear from the actors for very long, as the pilot took up much of the panel and we don’t want to spoil anything, we did learn a few things. (FYI: If you have trouble watching animals get harmed, you may want to avoid this show as there was a lot of it in the pilot.)

Slater told the crowd that he does expect some backlash from fans and possible those of a religious persuasion, he thinks it’s “part of the appeal of the show.” He explained that attendance at Catholic mass went way up after the film came out in 1973. He said that there is something comforting in the idea that there is a grand design behind the evil in the world and that there are going to be a lot of nods to the original. We certainly heard the music in the pilot, and he mentioned the Georgetown exorcism being mentioned. He wanted everyone to know that this is part of the universe of the film. It happened in this world and this takes place with all new characters four years later.

Davis was asked about whether or not she’s started to feel maternal towards the young women who play her daughters. She jokingly said no, but then pointed out the fact that she’d dyed her hair blond to look more like them. She said, “I’m a huge fan of the movie. Scarred me for life. Like everybody else, right?” She noted the challenging characters and how she was excited to play this one. She also said that the cast has a lot of fun, something Herrera echoed when asked about the tone on the set. He said you’d think it was scary, but that it was really a blast.

Daniels said he loved working with the team, but that his role was actually written for a 30-year-old American and that he had to work to get the part, mostly through his agents getting him in the door. He said he’s a “complete horror film nut,” and that he did the most research into actual exorcisms. He said it freaked him out. He met with a priest who explained exorcism in a more psychological way, but then told Daniels that his best friend was an exorcist and proceeded to tell him a “freaky story.” He said, in terms of his belief, “Now I sit in an area of I don’t know.”

Howey, who grew up Christian in the bible belt with a grandmother who was a pastor, said it freaked her out a bit. She joked that she was in church plays and was always cast as the angel, but wanted to play the devil because the role had better makeup and music to dance to. We won’t reveal the rest of what she said because it’s huge spoiler if you haven’t seen the pilot, but we will say that it was implied that the twist may not be a twist at all. You’ll know what we’re talking about by the end of the pilot.

Will you be watching? Are you a fan of the original film? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to ComingSoon.net for more reports from San Diego Comic-Con!

DC’s Powerless Comic-Con Panel Shows a Fun Take on Superheroes

by Max Evry

Powerless - Season Pilot

DC’s Powerless Comic-Con Panel Shows a Fun Take on Superheroes

Most of the DC shows we currently have on the air aren’t exactly comedies. Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl all have their funny moments, but they’re definitely not a laugh a minute. A new DC Universe show is about to hit the airwaves, however, that has a very different feel. Powerless stars Vanessa Hudgens (“Grease Live,” Sucker Punch) as Emily Locke. She’s an insurance worker for a film that helps people who’s lives have been destroyed as casualties of the actions of superheroes. San Diego Comic-Con hosted a screening of the first episode and a very short panel afterward, including Hudgens, Danny Pudi (“Community”) as Teddy, her cubicle neighbor who’s got a little crush on her, Alan Tudyk (“Firefly,” Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Del, the CEO’s son, and Ron Funches, who was just added to the cast as an IT guy, as well as director Michael Patrick Jan and producer Ben Queen.

RELATED: NBC Picks Up DC Comics Comedy Powerless to Series

The show takes place in Charm City, part of the DCU. We know this because the clocks on the wall show the time in Atlantic and Themyscira. We’re shown right away that there are superheroes around because Crimson Fox is trying to save a train. As she lowers it to the ground, we see Emily asking her to maybe put it back on the tracks because people have to get to work. When she does make it in, we learn that her insurance company is actually full of good people who are just a little tired of dealing with giant robots and bits of rubble falling on their houses. The boss is wonderful and tells her to bring checks to people in person. When he dies, however, Del, the son of the CEO and giant spoiled brat (he had his dad call him the VP of Peepee when he was eight) takes over and Emily and Teddy scheme (in the cutest way possible) to find a way to knock him off his high horse.

During the episode, one woman tries to find out if their handsome co-worker is really Green Lantern and another muses about how Aquaman’s lack of a need to breathe would help with some rather intimate actions. Ahem. There are jokes about surge prices during superhero battles, which gives you an idea of the snappy humor.

During the panel, Hudgens said that her character’s “got balls! It’s really cool. I feel like such an underdog. Everyone here is so funny! Don’t you think they’re hysterical? I feel so blessed to be a part of something…surrounded by great people.”

We learned that there is definitely going to be a bunch of Easter Eggs for fans, joking about Batman in every episode. Charm City was called the underdog of the DC universe. Though there was a joke about a musical episode, playing on Hudgens’ recent fantastic turn in “Grease Live,” it wouldn’t be out of place here.

Pudi was asked about his character’s similarity to Abed and he said, “I think there are a couple of differences here. One, there is a moment in the episode where Teddy doesn’t know what to say.” He explained that Abed would definitely have known and that Teddy is more normal, and more like him personally. He said Teddy is also searching for Batman like everyone else.

Tudyk, who was called the Captain of San Diego Comic-Con, was asked if he thought his character was a douche. He said, “I wouldn’t call him a douche. I’d call him a tool. He’s a lot of fun. He’s an idiot. He’s come to be a boss and he doesn’t know how to boss. He has ideas about being a boss, obviously. He doesn’t understand social norms. Doesn’t understand boundaries.”

Funches got huge applause when he mentioned being on “Undatable” and said that he was doing stand up when the producers gave him the pilot. They asked him what he wanted to do and he said he wanted to play a character who still loves superheroes, “which is very sweet.”

They cut the microphones in the middle of a question because they had to move on to the “American Gods” panel, but all in all, the show got a huge response. The show will premiere mid-season on NBC.

New Cosplay Photos from Comic-Con 2016!

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New Cosplay Photos from Comic-Con 2016!

New cosplay photos from Comic-Con 2016!

ComingSoon.net and SuperHeroHype are attending the annual Comic-Con International: San Diego and we have new photos from the convention, including new cosplay, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toys, the new Ghost Rider car, and more. We will have numerous Comic-Con 2016 photos to share throughout the weekend, including more cosplay, official promo material, floor pics and more, so stay tuned to our Comic-Con Hub!

Comic-Con International: San Diego returned to the San Diego Convention Center in 2016, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 20 with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016. This year marks the 47th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.

Previous Comic-Con 2016 photo galleries:
Comic-Con 2016 Photos: First Look at the San Diego Convention
New Photos from the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con!
– More 2016 Comic-Con Photos Including Cosplay!
Comic-Con 2016 Cosplay Gallery
Photos from Day 2 at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

Comic-Con: Rihanna to Play Marion Crane in Bates Motel Season 5

by Max Evry

Comic-Con: Rihanna to Play Marion Crane in Bates Motel Season 5

Rihanna to play Marion Crane in Bates Motel Season 5

Rihanna has been tapped to play the iconic role of Marion Crane, formerly played by Janet Leigh, in the fifth and final season of A&E’s hit drama series Bates Motel. The highly-anticipated casting announcement was made today during the Season 5 panel at San Diego Comic-Con via the video below!

Creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were on hand with cast Vera Farmiga (“Norma”), Freddie Highmore (“Norman”), Max Thieriot (“Dylan Massett”) and Nestor Carbonell (“Sheriff Alex Romero”) to celebrate the casting, the series and speak to the final season.

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate,” said executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin.

Additional announcements included: Vera Farmiga to executive produce and return in her Emmy-nominated role as “Norma” after her epic death in the final episodes of season four. Max Thieriot will make his directorial debut and Nestor Carbonell will direct for a third time. Finally, Freddie Highmore will write his second episode alongside executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse. Bates Motel will begin production this fall in Vancouver and will return for an exciting final season in 2017 on A&E.

This contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho gives viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Bates Motel gives fans access to the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.

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Comic-Con: Kristin Chenoweth Cast as Easter in American Gods

by Max Evry

Comic-Con: Kristen Chenoweth Cast as Easter in American Gods

Kristin Chenoweth cast as Easter in American Gods

During their panel at San Diego Comic-Con, STARZ and FremantleMedia North America have announced that Tony and Emmy-winner Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s “Wicked,” “Pushing Daisies”) will play Easter in Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods. In the novel, Easter is an Old God described as a curvy blonde whose age is somewhere between 25 and 50.

She joins a cast that includes Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (Deadwood) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Laura Moon, Sean Harris (The Borgias) as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki (Aquarius) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr World, and Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) as Low Key Lyesmith. Also appearing are Cloris Leachman (Malcom in The MiddleRaising Hope), Peter Stormare (FargoPrison Break), Chris Obi (Snow White and the HuntsmanThe Counselor), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) as Media, Mousa Kraish (SuperbadFast & Furious) and Orlando Jones (Madiba, Sleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy.

The plot of American Gods posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.

American Gods is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Michael Green (The RiverKings) serve as writers and showrunners. David Slade (Hannibal30 Days of Night) is directing the pilot and additional episodes. FMNA’s Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk are executive producing the series along with Fuller, Green, Slade and Neil Gaiman.

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Ghost Rider Confirmed for Agents of SHIELD Season 4

by Spencer Perry

Ghost Rider Confirmed for Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Ghost Rider Confirmed for Agents of SHIELD Season 4

Last month, the first teaser art for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 4 debuted on a San Diego trolley with a very familiar looking chain surrounding it. Now, to some that appeared to be the trademark weapon of the Inhuman Hellfire, but many speculated it could in fact be the spirit of vengeance himself, Ghost Rider.

Now, Marvel Entertainment has confirmed that the character will be coming to the series but not the version you might think, as Gabriel Luna will play the role of Robbie Reyes, the most recent incarnation of the character.

“Season 4 will unquestionably be the series’ biggest, most ambitious story yet, and it all begins with the introduction of one of our greatest legacy characters in Ghost Rider,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “When the Spirit of Vengeance rides into S.H.I.E.L.D., it’ll change everything.”

First appearing in 2014’s All-New Ghost Rider #1 from Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore, Robbie Reyes is a young mechanic living in Los Angeles possessed by the Spirit which he uses against the local gangs and to win street races. He also went up against a villain previously found in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Mr. Hyde.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrianne Palicki as Agent Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns Tuesday, September 20 in its new timeslot, 10:00 PM ET on ABC.

What do you think of the addition of Ghost Rider to Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD? Sound off in the comments below!

(Photo credit: Brian To/WENN.com)

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Comic-Con Panel Live Blog

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Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Comic-Con Panel Live Blog

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Comic-Con panel live blog

Comic-Con International 2016 continues with ABC and Marvel Entertainment‘s Comic-Con panel for this fall’s upcoming Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 4. Present for the Agents of SHIELD Comic-Con panel are executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb and cast members Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Henry Simmons, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Iain De Caestecker, co-creators and executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, and executive producer Jeff Bell.

The cast and crew are expected to share the secrets, lies, and dangers of making Season 3, including exclusive footage and surprise moments, and you’ll be the first to learn what’s in store for Season 4! The panel, which is scheduled for 3:00pm – 4:00pm Pacific Time in Ballroom 20, is also expected to answer the big question raised by the above San Diego trolley decked out with a flaming chain: Could Ghost Rider be making an upcoming appearance?

Of course, a flaming chain doesn’t necessarily mean Ghost Rider, as a Hellfire chain was the weapon of choice for the Secret Warriors‘ character J.T. James, aka Hellfire. James made his television debut, played by Axle Whitehead, on the series last year. With the Ghost Rider rights back at Marvel, it’s possible that we could see the motorcycle-riding antihero rear his flaming head, however, as Ghost Rider and Hellfire share a bit of a history.

Before Marvel Comics even existed, the western hero known as Ghost Rider made his debut in 1949’s “Tim Holt #11.” By 1967, the Ghost Rider copyright had lapsed and Marvel Comics began publishing their own version of the cowboy hero. Batting evil on horseback, Carter Slade dressed in a phosphorescent white outfit to take on evildoers. Five years later, Marvel Comics introduced the Johnny Blaze version of Ghost Rider, a contemporary supernatural antihero who, after making a deal with the devil, battles evil atop a motorcyle. With the success of the Blaze Ghost Rider, Slade became retroactively known as the Phantom Rider.

In the comics, J.T. James is the grandson of Phantom Rider Carter Slade and, from him, inherited the Hellfire chain. Although no such history has, as of yet, been made a part of Whitehead’s take on James, it’s looking pretty likely that we’re going to learn a whole lot more about James’ history in season four.

The Slade character made an appearance in 2007’s Ghost Rider film, played by Sam Elliot.

Aquaman Movie Rehires Will Beall as Sole Screenwriter

by Max Evry

Aquaman Movie Re-Hires Will Beall as Sole Screenwriter

Aquaman movie re-hires Will Beall as sole screenwriter

It looks like DC Films is still finding its footing after the post-Batman v Superman fallout, with Heat Vision reporting that yet another major reshuffle has occurred on Warner Bros.‘ upcoming Aquaman movie, although this time instead of a creative getting ousted they’ve been rehired.

RELATED: The Flash Director Departs Amid Creative Differences

Screenwriter Will Beall (Gangster Squad, “Castle”) was one of two scribes hired by Warners in 2014 to pen drafts for Aquaman in parallel development, the other being Zack Snyder collaborator Kurt Johnstad (300, 300: Rise of an Empire). Once director James Wan came onboard in 2015, he brought in his own The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson, but now it seems that all three of those original tracks have been scrapped in favor of a new story cooked up by Wan and DC impresario Geoff Johns, to be executed by Beall.

This will not be Beall’s first rodeo with DC either, as he was originally hired to draft a Justice League film prior to Man of Steel‘s release, but was taken off that project in 2013. Still, the powers that be must have some faith in Beall’s ability to keep bringing him back on to the DC Expanded Universe. In the meantime, he recently wrote and produced the “Training Day” pilot for CBS, which has been picked up for series. 

The underwater film will star Jason Mamoa as the title hero, with Amber Heard set to play his wife Mera (Queen of Atlantis) and Willem Dafoe as his advisor Vulko, both latter characters making their debut in the upcoming Justice League movie. 

Aquaman is set for release July 27, 2018.

Game of Thrones Comic-Con 2016 Panel Live Blog

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Game of Thrones Comic-Con 2016 Panel Live Blog

Game of Thrones Comic-Con 2016 panel live blog

We’re continuing our coverage of Comic-Con International‘s Hall H today with a live-blog of HBO‘s Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel, starting at 2:15 p.m. Pacific Time! The cast panelists include (in alphabetical order) John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Conleth Hill as Varys, Faye Marsay as The Waif, Hannah Murray as Gilly, Kristian Nairn as Hodor, Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark.

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode sixth season in June. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years.

The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series Game of Thrones will begin shooting its next season later this summer, it was announced earlier this month by Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. Production of the seven-episode Game of Thrones Season 7 will be based in Northern Ireland, while additional portions will be filmed in Spain and Iceland, with a debut slated for summer 2017 on HBO.

RELATED: Game of Thrones Season 6 Blu-ray Coming in November

Game of Thrones Season 7 directors will include Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman and Alan Taylor. Locations for shooting in Spain will include Sevilla, Caceres, Almodovar del Rio, Santiponce, Zumaia and Bermeo.

Game of Thrones received 23 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most of any nominee for the third year in a row. This year’s nominations include Outstanding Drama Series, 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Max von Sydow), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik, Jack Bender) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

The executive producers of Game of Thrones Season 7 are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin and Bryan Cogman; and producers are Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney.

Click here to visit our Comic-Con Coverage hub and stay up to date with SDCC 2016’s biggest reveals, announcements and other surprises!

Sia Joins the Voice Cast of My Little Pony: The Movie

by Max Evry

Sia Joins the Voice Cast of My Little Pony: The Movie

Sia joins the voice cast of My Little Pony: The Movie

During today’s official My Little Pony panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro, Inc. and Lionsgate announced music powerhouse Sia as the latest addition to the cast of My Little Pony: The Movie. Best known for her iconic music videos and tremendous songwriting ability, her role as pony pop star Songbird Serenade will be one of Sia’s first forays into acting. She will also contribute two original songs to the film’s soundtrack.

Sia will play an integral role in the first big screen adventure of the “Mane 6” from the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series. She joins a growing list of A-List talent that will appear in the movie, including Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated actress Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”), Golden Globe-winning actress Emily Blunt (Into the Woods, Gnomeo & Juliet), Tony, Emmy Award-winning actress Kristen Chenoweth (Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie), Taye Diggs (“Murder in the First” and Best Man Holiday), Michael Pena (Ant-Man, The Martian) and Golden Globe-nominated actor Liev Schrieber (“Ray Donovan” and Spotlight).

My Little Pony: The Movie is being scripted by Rita Hsiao (Toy Story 2, Mulan) and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic writer Meghan McCarthy and directed by Jayson Thiessen. The film will be produced by Brian Goldner, Stephen Davis and Josh Feldman, for Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures. My Little Pony: The Movie is scheduled to land in theaters globally on October 6, 2017.

SDCC 2016: The Walking Dead Panel Live Blog

by Silas Lesnick

AMC's The Walking Dead panel takes over Comic-Con for a look at what's to come in season seven.

AMC’s The Walking Dead panel takes over Comic-Con for a look at what’s to come in season seven

We’re back in Hall H today with more from Comic-Con International 2016! Following their Fear the Walking Dead panel, AMC is delivering more undead excitement with SDCC’s The Walking Dead panel at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. ComingSoon.net is on the scene in San Diego and we’re live blogging the whole event! Check it out in the embedded blog below for live updates and check back all weekend for up-to-the-minute coverage of SDCC 2016’s biggest events.

RELATED: Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe: The Walking Dead Season 7 Poster Lines ‘Em Up

Stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira,Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, Christian Serratos, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan are set to join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero for a discussion of the shocking season six finale and to offer a sneak peek into this fall’s season seven.

RELATED: Walking Dead Ratings Close the Season as the #1 Show on TV

In addition to the Walking Dead panel, AMC is hosting a Walking Dead-themed booth (#4237) in the Convention Center. There, fans can stop by to take photos of themselves among Negan’s infamous “lineup” from the season six finale.

If you missed the most recent season of The Walking Dead (or if you just need a refresher), be sure to check out our season six recaps.

Click here to visit our Comic-Con Coverage hub and stay up to date with SDCC 2016’s biggest reveals, announcements and other surprises! 

Photos from Day 2 at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

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Photos from Day 2 at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

Photos from Day 2 at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

ComingSoon.net and SuperHeroHype are attending the annual Comic-Con International: San Diego and we have new photos from the convention, including the cast of The Walking Dead and Outcast, a parade for Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens, cosplay and much more. We will have numerous Comic-Con 2016 photos to share throughout the weekend, including more cosplay, official promo material, floor pics and more, so stay tuned to our Comic-Con Hub!

Comic-Con International: San Diego returned to the San Diego Convention Center in 2016, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 20 with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016. This year marks the 47th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.

Previous 2016 Comic-Con photo galleries:
Comic-Con 2016 Photos: First Look at the San Diego Convention
New Photos from the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con!
– More 2016 Comic-Con Photos Including Cosplay!
Comic-Con 2016 Cosplay Gallery

SDCC 2016: Fear the Walking Dead Panel Live Blog

by Silas Lesnick

Check out our Fear the Walking Dead panel live blog from SDCC 2016.

Follow along with our Fear the Walking Dead panel live blog! 

We’re back in Hall H today with more from Comic-Con International 2016! At 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, AMC is kicking things off with their Fear the Walking Dead panel, featuring stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, and Colman Domingo alongside executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero.

RELATED: Fear the Walking Dead Comic-Con Key Art is Here

SDCC’s Fear the Walking Dead panel will discuss where the series left off in May’s finale and what to look forward to when it returns Sunday, August 21. ComingSoon.net is on the scene in San Diego and we’re live blogging the whole event! Check it out in the embedded blog below for live updates and check back all weekend for up to the minute coverage of SDCC 2016’s biggest events.

RELATED: Fear the Walking Dead Midseason Finale Recap: Everyone Loses Their Mind

In addition to the Fear the Walking Dead panel, SDCC is offering a Fear the Walking Dead yacht, located at Fifth Avenue Pier behind the Convention Center. The yacht will be open to attendees for the duration of Comic-Con, giving fans a chance to experience life aboard the Abigail.

“What Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman have invented in ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ is to be applauded,” said AMC president Charlie Collier earlier this year. “Watching Los Angeles crumble through the eyes of our characters and seeing each make decisions and try to figure out the rules of their new world – it’s fresh, eerie and compelling and we’re all in for the ride.”

Click here to visit our Comic-Con Coverage hub and stay up to date with SDCC 2016’s biggest reveals, announcements and other surprises! 

Awaken the King in the Kong: Skull Island Comic-Con Poster

by Spencer Perry

Awaken the King in the Kong: Skull Island Comic-Con Poster

Awaken the King in the Kong: Skull Island Comic-Con Poster

Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures have released the first poster for the upcoming Kong: Skull Island featuring a tease of the big man himself in the mist. Check out the Kong: Skull Island Comic-Con poster in the gallery below!

“From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore,” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts previously told EW. “Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island. Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. The ‘33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he was 50-plus feet when he was on the Empire State Building. He varied in size dramatically! The ’70s Kong was somewhere between them. The thing that most interested me was, how big do you need to make [Kong], so that when someone lands on this island and doesn’t believe in the idea of myth, the idea of wonder – when we live in a world of social and civil unrest, and everything is crumbling around us, and technology and facts are taking over – how big does this creature need to be, so that when you stand on the ground and you look up at it, the only thing that can go through your mind is: ‘That’s a god.’”

A trip back to the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes, the new film will follow a team of explorers (led by a character played by Tom Hiddleston), who venture deep inside the treacherous, primordial island to find the leader’s brother and a mythical serum, confronting extraordinary creatures along the way.

Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham and Toby Kebbell also star in Kong: Skull Island

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island is scripted by John Gatins and Max Borenstein. Legendary’s John Jashni and Thomas Tull are producing alongside Mary Parent. Legendary has promised that the story will honor the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but will place Skull Island in an entirely new, distinct timeline.

Kong: Skull Island will hit March 10, 2017.

New Kickboxer Vengeance Poster Will High Kick You in the Face

by Max Evry

New Kickboxer Vengeance Poster Will High Kick You in the Face

New Kickboxer Vengeance poster will high kick you in the face

RLJ Entertainment has released a new theatrical poster for the upcoming Kickboxer Vengeance, a reboot of the 1989 martial arts movie featuring original star Jean-Claude Van Damme. Check out the Kickboxer Vengeance poster in the gallery below!

Directed by John Stockwell (Cat Run, Blue Crush), the new Kickboxer Vengeance follows Eric and Kurt Sloan, descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother Eric’s shadow as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. But when Kurt witnesses the merciless murder of his brother at the hands of Muay Thai champion Tong Po, he vows revenge. He trains with his brother’s mentor, Xian Chow, for a Muay Thai fight to the death with Tong Po. Chow first thinks Kurt impossible to train, but through a series of spiritual exercises and tests, Chow discovers that Kurt has a deeper strength that will carry him through his final showdown with Tong Po.

Also set to star Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, SPECTRE), Gina Carano (Haywire, Deadpool), Alain Moussi (X-Men: Days of Future Past), George St. Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Sara Malakul Lane (Sharktopus), Kickboxer Vengeance is produced by Field alongside Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi. Mike Weber and Peter Meyer will executive produce as well as Brian O’Shea, Nat McCormick and Jeff Bowler from The Exchange.

Kickboxer Vengeance is set to open on September 2 in the US.

What do you think about the Kickboxer Vengeance poster? Sound off in the comments below!

King Arthur Comic-Con Poster Featuring Charlie Hunnam & Excalibur

by Max Evry

King Arthur Comic-Con Poster Featuring Charlie Hunnam & Excalibur

King Arthur Comic-Con poster featuring Charlie Hunnam & Excalibur

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the King Arthur Comic-Con poster from Guy Ritchie‘s revisionist take on Arthurian lore. Check out the full King Arthur: Legend of the Sword poster in the gallery below, featuring Charlie Hunnam’s title hero along with his trusty Excalibur! Hunnam will appear in-person at Saturday’s Warner Bros. presentation in Hall H, scheduled from 11:30am – 1:30pm.

“I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland,” director Guy Ritchie previously told EW. “The two qualities make rather compatible bed companions. Unfortunately, they’re not interesting to watch. Luke Skywalker was always the most uninteresting character in Star Wars because he’s the good guy. Good guys are boring.”

“He’s a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor. He’s a hustler,” Hunnam said of his version of the character. “He’s a street kid. There’s definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine. It’s sort of classic Guy Ritchie stuff.”

Ambitiously planned to potentially span six films, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will offer a re-imagining of Arthurian legend. Believed to have been a 6th century King, Arthur defended Britain against Saxon invaders. The key source material for the film will be Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” published in 1485 as a compilation of French and English tales.

Also starring Astrid Berges-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Jude Law (Spy, Sherlock Holmes), Eric Bana (Star Trek, Lone Survivor), and Djimon Honsou (The Legend of Tarzan, Guardians of the Galaxy), the new King Arthur was written by Joby Harold, who is producing with Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell and Ritchie himself. Cate Adams and Niija Kuykendall are overseeing for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is set to open in theaters on February 17, 2017.

Are you looking forward to seeing Hunnam as Arthur? Do you like the idea of a newer, scrappier take on the Arthurian legend? Let us know in the comments below!

Fantastic Beasts Comic-Con Poster Brings Newt Scamander to the USA

by Max Evry

Fantastic Beasts Comic-Con Poster Brings Newt Scamander to the USA

Fantastic Beasts Comic-Con poster brings Newt Scamander to the USA

Warner Bros. Pictures‘ has released the official Comic-Con poster for their hotly-anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, featuring Eddie Redmayne. The Harry Potter prequel will be a major part of Warner Bros.’ Hall H presentation tomorrow from 11:30am-1:30pm PST, including director David Yates and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler and Colin Farrell. Check out the Fantastic Beasts Comic-Con poster in the gallery below! 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Jenn Murray, Jon Voight, Carmen EjogoGemma Chan and newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove.

The story opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is being produced by David Heyman, producer of all eight of the blockbuster Harry Potter features; J.K. Rowling; Steve Kloves, who scripted all but one of the Harry Potter films; and Lionel Wigram, who served as an executive producer on the last four installments of the franchise. Rowling herself is supplying the screenplay.

Warner Bros. Pictures has the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them set for a worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016. 

The LEGO Batman Movie Poster Assembles The Dark Knight

by Spencer Perry

The LEGO Batman Movie Poster Assembles The Dark Knight

The LEGO Batman Movie Poster Assembles The Dark Knight

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new The LEGO Batman Movie poster featuring the titular Dark Knight. Check it out in the gallery below.

Will Arnett reprises his role of Batman from The LEGO Movie as the voice of the titular Dark Knight, alongside Michael Cera as Robin the boy wonder, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Mariah Carey as Gotham’s mayor and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: The LEGO Batman Movie. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Chris McKay is directing The LEGO Batman Movie from a script by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter creator Seth Grahame-Smith (who will direct The Flash for Warner Bros. Pictures). Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed The LEGO Movie, are producing the film along with Dan Lin.

The LEGO Batman Movie will open in theaters on February 10, 2017.

Power, Grace, Wisdom, the Wonder Woman Poster has it all!

by Spencer Perry

Power, Grace, Wisdom, the Wonder Woman Poster has it all!

Power, Grace, Wisdom, the Wonder Woman Poster has it all!

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first official Wonder Woman poster featuring star Gal Gadot as the title hero! Check it out below and check back here on Saturday at 11:30 AM PDT for our live blog of the Warner Bros. panel from Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con.

Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter films, The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Snowpiercer), Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Connie Nielsen (GladiatorNymphomaniac: Vol. I) and Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead).

Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film is being produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, with Richard Suckle, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Rebecca Roven serving as executive producers.

Following the Wonder Woman movie, Gadot’s next film as Diana Prince will be Justice League, which is already well into production. She will star alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, and Jason Momoa in the Zack Snyder-directed film.

Wonder Woman is set to open in theaters on June 2, 2017.

Godzilla Resurgence Gets an American Release from Funimation

by Max Evry

Godzilla Resurgence Gets an American Release From Funimation

Godzilla Resurgence gets an American release from Funimation

Last night, in a surprise announcement to fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Funimation Films announced its acquisition of the live-action film Shin Godzilla (or Godzilla Resurgence as it’s also known) from Toho Company, Ltd. The agreement includes theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for the upcoming Japanese live-action feature film and covers all of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). Funimation is currently planning to release Shin Godzilla in theaters in late 2016.

RELATED: New Godzilla Resurgence Trailer Welcomes Back the King of the Monsters

“Funimation is extremely pleased to be working with Toho to bring ‘Shin Godzilla’ to audiences across the Americas,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation.

Shin Godzilla (“Shin Gojira”) is a Japanese tokusatsu kaiju film – a live-action science fiction monster movie featuring special effects. It is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Both directors performed double duties as writer and visual effects director respectively. Higuchi most recently directed the live-action film adaption of Attack on Titan (“Shingeki no Kyojin”), which was released in 2015. Shin Godzilla stars Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara – both alums of the Attack on Titan movie – and Yutaka Takenouchi.

“‘Shin Godzilla’ represents a brand new chapter in the 62-year history of this iconic science fiction monster,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “We’re excited to bring audiences this new vision of Godzilla from Toho as reimagined by directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.”

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