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Christopher Nolan Breaks His Comic-Con Cherry; Unveils New Trailer For 'Interstellar'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 24, 2014 10:54 PM
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Interstellar
In the hours leading up to Paramount's big presentation in Hall H, rumblings began to circulate that the studio was planning something "historic." Considering that, on the books, it looked like a fairly boilerplate rundown of footage from some upcoming projects ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," the second "SpongeBob SquarePants" animated film, the found footage time travel movie "Project Almanac"), it didn't seem like this could possibly be true. But then, at the very end of the panel, it was: both Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan, first-time Comic Con participants, took the stage to discuss the wildly ambitious new sci-fi project "Interstellar" and show off a brand new trailer for the film. Oh, and it looks really, really good.

Benedict Cumberbatch Says Dr. Strange Didn’t Pan Out, James Gunn Talks Potential ‘Avengers’/Guardians’ Crossover

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 24, 2014 6:08 PM
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Marvel, Comic-Con 2014
It’s Marvel’s world and the rest of us are just living in it— at least when it comes to Comic-Con. The superhero studio juggernaut hasn't even presented anything yet (not til Saturday), but they’ve dominated the buzz and conversation down at the marketing tradeshow that is San-Diego Comic-Con. Firstly, they announced a sixth release date last night now that “Amazing Spider-Man 4” is no longer slotted for May 2018 (Marvel scooped up the empty date immediately). Then they’re garnering rave reviews for “Guardians of The Galaxy,” and they’re stealing a lot of thunder with just teaser posters for “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” and “Ant-Man.” Suffice it to say if anyone wants to unseat Marvel as the kings of Comic-Con this year, they’re going to have to start working harder.

New Official Image Of Ben Affleck In 'Batman v. Superman' Plus Henry Cavill's Superman Wielding A Lightsaber

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 5:00 PM
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Ben Affleck Henry Cavill Batman V Superman Lightsaber
Comic-Con launches today, which means lots of lots teases, and while it remains to be seen what Warner Bros. might unveil from "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice," a couple of pics circulating online are certainly getting fans talking.

First Posters For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Debut Plus Watch The Entire Comic-Con Press Conference

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2013 4:57 PM
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A little event called the San Diego Comic-Con happened this past weekend and today finds nerds nationwide nursing superhero hangovers. But it seems there's still more to unveil from the movies that razzle-dazzled over the weekend, as one of the biggest—very literally—now has some fresh artwork.

Watch: Comic-Con Reel For 'Veronica Mars' Brings First Trailer & Goes Behind The Scenes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2013 12:14 PM
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Veronica Mars
So, you paid for this, guys. After a hotly publicized, debated and massively successful Kickstarter campaign, "Veronica Mars" has gone from beloved former TV show to fan-enabled movie, and now the first peek of what everyone put their hard earned toward is here.

Watch: 4 1/2 Minute Trailer For 'The Walking Dead' Season 4, David Goyer Directing An Episode

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2013 5:34 PM
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If you had said a few years ago that one of the biggest ratings behemoths on cable would be a series about zombies based on a comic book, people would have said you were crazy. But defying the odds, creative shakeups and some dips in quality, "The Walking Dead" has lurched into being one of the biggest things on TV. It's certainly a jewel in the AMC crown and the fourth season is looming, and as a treat to those in San Diego -- or for those of us sitting comfortably at home -- the network has dropped a sprawling four-minute trailer for the new season.

Battle School Needs You: New 'Enders Game' Photos & Promo Spots; Anti-Gay Controversy Hits Comic-Con

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 19, 2013 1:36 PM
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Ender's Game
Awkward. Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment have taken the young adult sci-fi film "Ender's Game" to Comic-Con to market it to the masses. And the first question to come out of the mouths of audiences? Asking how involved "Ender's Game" author Orson Scott Card is in the making of the movie. Card, has stirred major unwanted controversy around the movie with his bigoted anti-gay comments, something that Lionsgate is doing their best to distance themselves from, and they were probably hoping no on would ask at the gigantic, supposed-to-be light trade show.

Alfonso Cuaron Calls 'Gravity' "An Amazing Miscalculation," Wants To Do Horror Film Next

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 19, 2013 11:04 AM
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Gravity, Bullock, Clooney
"Gravity," the new film from "Children of Men" auteur Alfonso Cuaron about a pair of astronauts (played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) adrift in outer space following a calamitous event, doesn't seem like your typical Comic-Con movie (ie. not based on a comic or featuring dudes in spandex). But the film, which is set to open the Venice Film Festival in August with a domestic bow in October, needs all the hype it can get. It's has been in active production since 2010 and has missed its release date at least once already. “It’s been an amazing miscalculation,” Cuaron told the Hall H crowd.

Marc Webb Says Rhino Is Only A "Tease" In 'Spider-Man 2'; Shailene Woodley Reveals Why She Got Cut From The Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 19, 2013 10:38 AM
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Amazing Spider-Man 2
Worried that, like "X-Men: Days Of Too Many Characters," Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is overflowing with too many villains and characters? Well, for one, the producers know this too and they cut out the role of Mary Jane Watson (played by Shailene Woodley) from the film, to save the character for the third film (more on that in a sec). And as for the various villains that could build to the Sinister Six (Of Too Many Antagonists In One Movie), fear not, Webb says Electro (Jamie Foxx) is the focus of the sequel while The Rhino's (played by Paul Giamatti) appearance may be smaller than expected

'Godzilla' Rises From Destruction In New Poster Plus Watch Gareth Edwards' Comic-Con Video Tease

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 3:42 PM
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You gotta wonder if Warner Bros. and Legendary are feeling a bit nervous about next year's "Godzilla" after audiences were only mildly receptive to this summer's monster movie smashup "Pacific Rim." But there's one thing that Guillermo del Toro's movie didn't have that Gareth Edwards' upcoming flick does: brand recognition. Everyone around the world knows what Godzilla is and that alone could see people throwing their money at theater vendors to get catch a glimpse of the famed monster wreaking havoc one more time.

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