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‘Silicon Valley’ Star Thomas Middleditch On Radical Plot Shifts And The (Lost) Art Of Physical Comedy – AwardsLine

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Consistently an Emmys favorite throughout its first three seasons, with 23 nominations and 2 wins to date, HBO’s Silicon Valley finally broke through in the acting categories this year, with series lead Thomas Middleditch landing a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Though the entire ensemble of brilliant comedic actors is certainly deserving, Middleditch brings something unique to the table. An actor well suited to the straight man role, who can… Read

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Launches To $59M; ‘Lights Out’ Electrifies; ‘Ice Age’ Tepid; ‘Ghostbusters’ No Cinderella Story – Box Office Final

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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

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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

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Rick Springfield has been cast as a minion of Lucifer for a multi-episode arc of Supernaturals 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

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"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

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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

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“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

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Warner Bros. Presentation panel, Comic-Con International, San Diego, USA - 23 Jul 2016

TBSConan 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

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'Marvel Studios' Presentation panel, Comic-Con International, San Diego, USA - 23 Jul 2016

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

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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

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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

Guardians of the Galaxy Ð Mission: BREAKOUT! -- Debuting in summer 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Ð Mission: BREAKOUT! will take Disney California Adventure park guests through the fortress-like museum of the mysterious Collector, who is keeping his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy, as prisoners. Guests will board a gantry lift which launches them into a daring adventure as they join Rocket Raccoon in an attempt to set free his fellow Guardians. The new attraction will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terrorª into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Guests will experience multiple, random and unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift rocks to the beat of music inspired by the filmÕs popular soundtrack. (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

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