‘Star Trek Beyond’ Launches To $59M; ‘Lights Out’ Electrifies; ‘Ice Age’ Tepid; ‘Ghostbusters’ No Cinderella Story – Box Office Final
UPDATED, Monday 1:44 PM: Despite being given an A- CinemaScore and kudos from critics, Star Trek Beyond for its opening weekend did not go where no film has gone before and there is a question about how far this film my fall in its second weekend when Jason Bourne comes into the marketplace and competes for similar demos. With the amount of advanced ticket sales and front-loaded business, it appears that its fan base — the Trekkies — showed up for this over-$185M budgeted… Read
Canada’s Arcana Studios & China’s Yisang Media Team For Toon Feature ‘Pandy’ – Comic-Con
Canadian comics publisher Arcana Studios and China’s Yisang Media have launched production on Pandy, a 3D animated feature that about pandas battling aliens. Yisang's Los Angeles-Beijing Studios (LABS) and Arcana are producing the film, which was announced today at Comic-Con.
No talent was announced for the pic, which China Film Group will release in the Middle Kingdom. Yisang Media CEO Baiyi Chen, Arcana Studios CEO Sean Patrick O'Reilly, LABS COO Steve Chicorel & LABS… Read
Rick Springfield Joins Cast of ‘Supernatural’ In Devilish New Role – Comic-Con
Rick Springfield has been cast as a minion of Lucifer for a multi-episode arc of Supernatural’s season 12. The news was announced at the show’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego today.
Exec producer Robert Singer described Springfield’s character as “a rock star who’s a little bit on the down side” and ready for a comeback. The former rocker — the character, not Springfield himself — becomes a “vessel” for Lucifer.
Springfield, who broke through as an actor with American… Read
‘24: Legacy’ EP Says “Intersection” With Original Characters Could Happen “Down The Line” – Comic-Con
"It is not a reboot, it is an expansion of the 24 universe; Jack and Chloe are still out there," 24: Legacy EP Manny Coto said today at the second-to-last presentation in Hall H for Comic-Con 2016. “You never know when those worlds will intersect," he added, keeping the flame lit that EP Kiefer Sutherland might make an on-screen appearance. "There may be an intersection with those other characters down the line,” said EP Evan Katz.
Offering no details about Sutherland or… Read
Dominic Purcell Reflects On His Injury During ‘Prison Break’ Shoot – Comic-Con
Dominic Purcell, who was injured on the set of Prison Break during production in Morocco, spoke about the accident at today’s Comic-Con panel, specifically giving thanks to those who helped him make a speedy, two-week recovery.
“I want to thank my girlfriend AnnaLynne McCord for being there when it happened. She flew in. She was there to calme me. And (I want to thank) Wentworth of course, his continued support, making sure that things were taken of, as well as the… Read
‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Trailer: It’s Not A Game Anymore, And Something’s Coming – Comic-Con
“Something’s coming. Maybe it’s Moriarty, maybe it’s not. But something’s coming.” Comic-Con got a first look at Season 4 of Sherlock during today’s panel for the British mystery series. The trailer promises that “everything they know will be tested” and teases an intense, surprisingly action-heavy fourth season that seems closer to John le Carré than Arthur Conan Doyle. In the hall to discuss the upcoming season are star Benedict Cumberbatch, co-star Amanda Abbington… Read
‘Conan’ Returning To Comic-Con In 2017
TBS’ Conan and its host Conan O’Brien will return to Comic-Con next year, the network confirmed tonight. It will mark the third year his late-night show will tape from San Diego during the convention.
This year, O’Brien’s show has taped in the afternoons at Spreckles Theater since Wednesday and wraps tomorrow with the cast of HBO’s Game Of Thrones.
Tonight, Conan hosted the cast of Suicide Squad — including Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne, Joel… Read
Sly Stallone Confirmed, Star Lord’s Parents’ Sex Life Discussed In Hilarious ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’ Trailer – Comic-Con
Shocking no one, rumors about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 turned out to be true: Kurt Russell is playing Star Lord’s dad who turns out to be Ego, the Living Planet. Oh, and Sylvester Stallone is in the film too. In other words, Tango & Cash are reuniting in the Marvel Universe.
The reveals came courtesy of a new trailer for Guardians 2 tonight near the end of Marvel’s Hall H panel capping off the Guardians Of The Galaxy portion of the event. You’ll be able to watch the… Read
Lee Majors Makes His Comic-Con Debut At ‘Ash Vs Evil Dead’ Panel
Lee Majors made his first ever Comic-Con appearance today at Starz's Ash Vs. Evil Dead panel. As previously reported, he'll play the father of Bruce Campbell's Ash Williams, the one-handed chainsaw man.
"This is a guy who had two series go over 100 episodes," beamed Bruce Campbell in his introduction to Majors.
Said co-creator Sam Raimi, "We get to learn about Bruce's character through Lee Majors."
"We get to see where Ash got all of his bad habits," said Campbell in the… Read
Brie Larson (Finally) Confirmed As Captain Marvel – Comic-Con
Near the end of Marvel’s supersized Hall H panel this evening at Comic-Con, the studio made official what the rest of the world has taken for granted as a fact since reports of her casting first emerged back in June: Brie Larson will be playing Carol Danvers — aka Captain Marvel — in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige made the announcement, and Larson surprised the crowd by showing up onstage. He called her the newest member of the Marvel family but did… Read
‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Disney Theme Park Ride Set For Summer 2017 – Comic-Con
UPDATE with artist renderings, more info: Director James Gunn brought the crew of the Milano to Hall H tonight during Marvel’s big Comic-Con panel for a discussion of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and the first-ever showing of footage from the film. Marvel Stuidos president Kevin Feige also used the occasion to break the news that a Guardians theme park attraction is in the works at Disney’s California Adventure Park.
The attraction, called Guardians of the Galaxy… Read
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ First Look: It’s John Hughes With Super Powers – Comic-Con
Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel tonight consistently crushed it in a breakneck pace of reveals and first looks but the hands-down winner of the event was the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, sadly a comic-con exclusive at the moment, that lives up to all the hype as well as the promises from the film’s producers that it will be, first and foremost, a high school movie. The co-production of Sony and Marvel stars Tom Holland and is directed by Jon Watts and both were… Read