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‘Doctor Who’ Peter Capaldi Set To Make Comic-Con Debut

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Like the Tardis, Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center is a lot bigger than it first appears, and the 12th Doctor intends to fill it. In his Comic-Con debut, Peter Capaldi will be headlining BBC America’s Doctor Who panel in the cavernous Hall on July 9. This year’s fanboy and fangirl megafest runs July 9-12 with the preview night on July 8. "Tales of San Diego Comic-Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world,” said Capaldi, a… Read


‘Picture Perfect’ Sketch Scores Direct Hit On Hot Topic: ‘SNL’

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UPDATE, later Sunday AM: A commenter points out the similarity between this sketch and one from Canadian TV show This Hour Has 22 Minutes a couple of months ago: Judge for yourself: You had to cool your heels for nearly two minutes, but the “Picture Perfect” game-show sketch on last night’s Saturday Night Live hit a live target: fear of retribution by fanatics for any representation of the Prophet Muhammad. The bit began… Read


‘Conan’ At Comic-Con: TBS Show To Telecast Wednesday Through Saturday At Confab

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Conan O’Brien announced his TBS late night show will air original episodes on Friday and Saturday nights the first full week of July when Conan becomes the first late night show ever to broadcast from San Diego during Comic-Con. O’Brien will host the show from San Diego’s historic Spreckels Theater, with the episodes slated to air on TBS Wednesday, July 8 – Saturday, July 11. In taking the show on the road, Conan’s playing to his strength. In February he and a small crew… Read


WonderCon Leaving Anaheim For L.A. In 2016


Comic-Con International and the City of Los Angeles have reached an agreement to relocate the annual WonderCon, the sister convention to San Diego Comic-Con, to Los Angeles in 2016. It brings an end to the convention’s four-year stay at the Anaheim Convention Center. Next year’s event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, already home to the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo video game trade show. Underscoring this agreement made official this morning is… Read


‘Birdman’ Michael Keaton Back As Batman (Sorta) For ‘SNL’

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Michael Keaton has had a pretty outstanding past year, with his turn as a fading superhero movie star in Birdman earning him a Best Actor Oscar nomination and the movie a Best Picture win. But for many fans, like those rooting for another Birdman movie by his character, Keaton will always be known as Batman and/or Beetlejuice, two career-defining roles that just happened to have been in movies released more than a quarter-century ago, in 1989 and 1988, respectively. With… Read


Driver Charged In ZombieWalk Crowd Incident At Comic-Con

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The deaf driver who hit and seriously injured a 64-year-old woman during Comic-Con in San Diego last July has been criminally charged in the matter. Matthew Pocci, 47, is facing one count of reckless driving with injury and one count of personal infliction of great bodily injury, according to the San Diego District Attorney’s office. He is expect in court for arraignment on March 9. Pocci was driving through San Diego with two other deaf adults and his child in the back… Read


Marvel Cancels ‘Fantastic Four’ Comic Book Series Before Fox 2015 Movie Launch

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What’s the old saying? With friends like these … Marvel announced at NY Comic-Con that it has cancelled (or apparently put on a looong hiatus) any further Fantastic Four comic books. This comes just ahead of 20th Century Fox’s launch of another film property based on the comic book next year. Why? We had heard that Marvel wanted to use the Fantastic Four characters in future Avengers films, so it could be a way for Marvel to put pressure on the studio. Or maybe it doesn’t… Read


New York Comic-Con: Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Unveils New Cast Additions, First Images


At New York Comic-Con today, Netflix series Daredevil, which stars Charlie Cox as the blind Marvel Comics superhero/lawyer, announced four new castings. Ayelet Zurer will play Vanessa Marianna, Vondie Curtis-Hall has been cast as Ben Urich, Bob Gunton as Leland “The Owl” Owlsley and Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley. During the panel — the first time the cast and creators have gone Con — the first images and footage from the series were revealed. Moderating the session was… Read


New York Comic-Con: PlayStation’s ‘Powers’ Series Unveil First Trailer (Video)


Here’s our first look at the new live-action PlayStation series that puts a superhero spin on the cop genre. The first trailer for Powers was unveiled today during the show’s panel at New York Comic-Con. We hear Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) talking about how he used to be able to fly, “but I lost my powers, so they gave me a badge.” He is teamed Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), a “real” detective who wants to learn how a “Power” thinks. Heyward was among the cast… Read


New York Comic-Con: ‘The Walking Dead’ Midseason Premiere Date Unveiled

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One day before the Season 5 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, the blockbuster series’ EP Gale Anne Hurd announced at New York Comic-Con that the second half of its new season will premiere February 8. The international premiere will be February 9. The zombie drama typically splits its seasons, as AMC has done with Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick moderated the panel with Hurd, showrunner Scott Gimple, Robert Kirkland and Greg Nicotero. (Watch… Read


George Clooney Crashes ‘Tomorrowland’ Panel At NY Comic-Con

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UPDATE 12:45 PM, with more details throughout: While San Diego’s Comic-Con mostly dwarfs New York’s confab, the latter has stepped up the star power as George Clooney just surprised fans by appearing onstage for Disney’s Tomorrowland panel. It was the opening panel of the weekend-long confab that drew thousands of spike-haired, caped superhero men and bewigged, barely-clad superhero women to the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side. Clooney wasn’t scheduled to appear on… Read