‘The Boxtrolls’ – which hit Hall H on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con -- is the third feature film from Laika, the stop motion animation studio that brought the world ‘Coraline’ and the wonderful ‘ParaNorman.’ Honestly, I cannot get enough of these movies, and Laika is quietly becoming the most unique animation studio working today. (Pixar’s last three films have been ‘Monsters University,’ ‘Brave,’ and ‘Cars 2,’ which is not exactly that studio’s best work. And, yes, I realize ‘Brave’ won an Oscar, but that was a travesty.) Anyway, here are our seven favorite moments from ‘The Boxtrolls’ Comic-Con panel.
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On the heels of today's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' panel at Comic-Con 2014, we now have more official looks at the main characters via some official character posters featuring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and original 'Mad Max' film star Hugh Keays-Byrne. And these guys look serious revved up and ready to go bonkers.
Worlds will collide this fall as ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’ cross paths for the first time, with a little bit of ‘Futurama’ for good measure. We’re on hand in Ballroom 20 for Comic-Con 2014, so find out what happens when Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin meet up, beat up, and exchange families with our full account of the panel from San Diego Comic-Con!
While 'Godzilla 2' and 'Warcraft' were definitely big draws at Legendary's panel today at Comic-Con 2014, the studio had a surprise up its sleeve: the announcement of 'Skull Island.' And if that name sounds familiar to you, that's because it's the birthplace of King Kong.
Perhaps this time we will let "our hero" Godzilla get some actual rest before dispatching him to battle the world's other major MUTOs? Is that too much to ask? We've known for months that Legendary is eager to stay in the 'Godzilla' business after the success of this summer's awesome Gareth Edwards' feature film -- after all, they did announce a sequel to the film within days of it hitting the big screen -- but there have been plenty of lingering questions as to when that would happen and who (or what) we could expect to see in the next feature.
Hot on the heels of the success of The CW's 'Arrow' television series comes the network's crack at another beloved DC superhero with their soon-to-premiere series 'The Flash.' Starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (aka the fast-moving Flash), the new series spins off from 'Arrow,' but still promises to take the eponymous hero into a new direction -- you know, and quickly. The network has debuted a new teaser for the series at Comic-Con, and it's a fun and fresh look at what we can expect to see in the new series.
Before Marvel Studios' official panel later today at Comic-Con 2014, Marvel Animation gave a presentation that confirmed what we already suspected: the studio is prepping an animated 'Guardians of the Galaxy' series for Disney XD, which should help you bide the time between the first film and the planned sequel.
Every year, Comic-Con comes complete with some major surprises -- be it the announcement of an unexpected film or the reveal of a major piece of casting -- but rarely do such surprises involving rap superstars randomly popping on stage in the middle of a panel to sing their biggest hit alongside one of entertainment's most beloved leading men. In what has to be a first-time event, Biz Markie interrupted the 'Book of Life' panel to jam out to his classic jam, "Just A Friend," and was then...joined by star Channing Tatum?
It's been a long and dusty trip to 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' but the new sequel/spinoff starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron is finally here, making an official appearance at the Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con 2014. Original franchise writer and director George Miller is back with an all-new, action-packed post-apocalyptic tale, and he's brought some footage with him.
If it's Saturday at Comic-Con, it's time for the big guns to come out, and Warner Bros. has done that with some serious style. The studio's panel opened with a big, bruising look at 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,' thanks to a new trailer (and more on that to come -- much more!), before director Zack Snyder trotted out stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot to greet their fans.