San Diego Comic-Con is the center of the geek world, the place where movies and TV and comics and games and toys all converge into one giant melting pot. Sure, there are other comic conventions all over the nation, but there is only one true Comic-Con and it has been based in San Diego since its inception in 1970. However, as Comic-Con has grown, so too have the rumors that the con would depart San Diego for a city with a larger convention center. But it looks like everything is staying put for the time being. Comic-Con organizers and the City of San Diego have reached an agreement that will keep SDCC in the city through at least 2018.
As revealed yesterday, Batman vs. Superman will have a major presence at Comic-Con. The entire cast will be there to show off new footage from the film, and if rumors are to believed, we’ll also have the new Justice League assembled on stage. But, if you aren’t going to Comic-Con this year (or you simply can’t wait another week), we have some good news for you: Warner Bros. has released five new Batman vs. Superman photos for your viewing pleasure.
Yes, dear friends, July has arrived, and we draw ever closer to the ultimate comic book convention in the US, and quite possibly the world, San Diego Comic-Con. While many will venture the halls in hopes of seeing the first footage from the current crop of highly-anticipated blockbuster features, or to catch a fleeting glimpse of the hottest stars appearing in iconic roles, the real challenge of SDCC is reserved for the collectors. Yes, once a year, nearly every major toy, statue, replica and plush manufacturer releases a limited edition piece that can only be found on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center. Devoted fans, aficionados and (unfortunately) re-sellers have been eagerly awaiting the chance to be one of the fortunate few who are able to obtain some of the rarest and most-coveted collectibles to release in a calendar year. Now, with just one week to go, we've gotten almost every last company to reveal its biggest secrets. Collected here for you is a comprehensive list of not just what will be available, but where it will be available, and how much it will cost you (should prices have been provided). This is every comic book toy and collectible exclusive for San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
With Marvel sitting out Comic-Con 2015, everyone assumed that Warner Bros. would use this opportunity to make a big splash at Comic-Con with their Justice League universe. Today, as Warner Bros. officially announced their Comic-Con plans and confirmed those suspicions with news on their Batman vs. Superman panel, which superheroes will be attending and promises of “unexpected offerings”.
Rumors have been circulating for some time now (even as recent as the past week) that Warner Bros.’ new Green Lantern movie will focus on not one, but multiple Green Lanterns, in keeping with the comics. Chris Pine has been rumored for the role of Hal Jordan since last year, but Fast and Furious star Tyrese Gibson has been lobbying for a role in WB’s reboot as well. It looks like he may have gotten it.
The Walking Dead left the Ricktatorship in a whole new world by the end of Season 5, literally and figuratively, but the benefit of Alexandria walls doesn’t seem to be keeping out the danger. With Comic-Con 2015 up ahead, AMC has released the first Walking Dead Season 6 key art, and the bromance between Rick and Morgan may be put to the test.
Marvel Studios may have opted out of Comic-Con 2015 for any number of reasons, though the dependable folks at Marvel TV will make sure our stay in San Diego isn’t without an Agents check-in. Not only will the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. be out in full force for a Season 3 panel, they’ll be joined by spiritual predecessor Agent Carter.
It’s always a toss-up who rules the realm of TV Comic-Con panels, between The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, though the shuffling zombies might outnumber White Walkers this year. Not only has AMC set panel plans for The Walking Dead Season 6, but so too will fans get a first look at Fear The Walking Dead with its own panel.
Starz’s Outlander made a big splash at Comic-Con last year, but will Claire or Jamie be groovy enough to handle what big Bruce brings to the table? We’ll find out at Comic-Con 2015, as Starz takes both Outlander and Ash Vs. Evil Dead to the big show in San Diego. Oh yes, kings will be hailed, on either side.
Sons of Anarchy’s ultimate end is only a few miles behind in our rear-view mirrors, and already series creator Kurt Sutter and star Katey Sagal are back in the limelight. Not only has the first photo of Sagal’s Bastard Executioner character emerged, but so too will FX bring The Bastard Executioner to Anarchy’s old slot at Comic-Con 2015.