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Power Lifters: Five Brands That Got A Big Social-Media Lift From Comic-Con

HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Panel And Q&A - Comic-Con International 2014

So which films and TV shows got the biggest bump to their social-media accounts during Comic-Con? The Deadline Team already has delivered its verdict on Comic-Con's big winners (and yawners) overall. And it's a challenge to be definitive with social media given the dozens of participating properties and connected stars, behind-the-camera notables, superfans and the like. That said, social-media consulting firm RelishMIX spotted five entertainment properties that hit… Read

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So Who Comic-Conquered San Diego?

Batman v. Superman Comic-Con

The fanboy Super Bowl is over. Who made the most of San Diego Comic-Con and who spit the bit? Here's the view from Deadline staffers who endured endless movie and TV show presentations. We'll start with features: WARNER BROS: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mad Max: Fury Road, Jupiter Ascending, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies The best Comic-Con panels show fans things they've never seen before. From that standpoint, Warner Bros changed the game by making the… Read

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Jack Kirby Heirs Blast “Indefensible” Marvel Over SCOTUS Copyright Petition

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To quote the Thing from the Fantastic Four - "It's clobberin time!" Just two days after Jack Kirby was honored at Comic-Con, lawyers for the heirs of the comic legend have replied to Marvel and Disney with a pummeling brief filed at the Supreme Court. "Respondents, although called to respond, do not address the legal issues. Instead, they focus on the wrong questions and the wrong court," say lawyer Marc Toberoff and Tom Goldstein, a new attorney on the case, today. After… Read

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Hot Comic-Con Video: What Was More Important For Charlie Hunnam Than ‘SOA’ Panel?

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Sons of Anarchy hunk Charlie Hunnam couldn't make the show's final panel, ahead of its final season, at Comic-Con this weekend, thanks to a Vogue magazine photo shoot. So with some help from his suddenly servile show colleagues, the SOA people put together this hugely entertaining video showing what Hunnam was really doing on Sunday instead. The video drew big laughs from the audience at the Hall H panel. Check it out here: Related: Kurt Sutter Inks New Overall Deal With… Read

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J.R. Ramirez To Play Wildcat On ‘Arrow’ Season 3

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EXCLUSIVE: J.R. Ramirez has been cast as Ted “Wildcat” Grant on the upcoming third season of the CW's Arrow. The show's executive producer Marc Guggenheim announced at Comic-Con this past weekend that the character would be introduced on the show in Season 3 but did not reveal casting information. The role is envisioned as a potentially recurring. In the DC Comics, Ted Grant is a member of the Justice Society for America, as well as the mentor and trainer of other masked… Read

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Comic-Con: Legendary Wants Joe Cornish For ‘Skull Island’

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EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Pictures wowed the crowd in Hall H by unveiling Skull Island, a new feature by Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein based on the mythic origins of King Kong, where mutant giant creatures rule. They set a November 4, 2016, release and are wasting no time staffing up. I'm told they've offered the directing job to Joe Cornish, who has been offered big movies since his low-budget alien-invasion breakthrough pic Attack The Block. I'm not sure if Cornish will… Read

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Hot Comic-Con Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe In ‘Horns’

Horns Daniel Radcliffe Trailer

Harry Potter is the devil, or something like it, in Alexandre Aja's dark fantasy Horns, adapted from Joe Hill's novel. Daniel Radcliffe made his first trip to Comic-Con over the weekend in support of the Halloween Radius-TWC release. Check out the first trailer, in which Radcliffe's Ig Perrish awakens after the murder of his girlfriend with demonic horns on his head and the power to manipulate the base impulses of the people around… Read

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′

Hunger Games Mockingjay teaser trailer

Lionsgate has released the minute-long teaser trailer for its Hunger Games and Catching Fire sequel Mockingjay – Part 1, which it tantalized Comic-Con fans with this weekend in San Diego. In the third installment of the dystopian action franchise, Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) plot the next move for their rebellion and its iconic new poster girl, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). Catch all of Deadline's Comic-Con 2014… Read

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Q&A: Peter Jackson On His Middle Earth Exit, How The Beatles And Stanley Kubrick Nearly Did LOTR, And A Disguise That Let Him Haunt Comic-Con

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Peter Jackson is coming to the end of a stay in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth that has dominated a quarter of the 53-year-old director's life, right into middle age. The result: three Lord Of The Rings films and two installments of The Hobbit that have grossed $4.89 billion in worldwide box office. By the time The Battle Of The Five Armies, the finale to The Hobbit trilogy, plays out, Jackson's six films may reach $6 billion, and better the current hardware haul of 17… Read

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Comic-Con: Guillermo Del Toro Stresses Diversity On ‘The Strain’ & Circular Route To Series

Strain Season 2 Renewed

"For me, it is very important for this show to have Latin characters and Mexican characters that defy the stereotype of gang bangers," said Guillermo del Toro today at Comic-Con about his series The Strain. In what was a wide-ranging panel discussion of the new show, the Mexican-born director wasted no time revealing to a packed Hall H his specific intentions for the characters of the vampire series. "I want Gus to become not only a complex character but a full-fledged… Read

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Comic-Con: Quentin Tarantino Confirms ‘Hateful Eight’ Is A Go; Talks ‘Django Unchained-Zorro’ Comic Book

Zorro Django Crossover

After being prodded by a fan's question, Quentin Tarantino confirmed that he is moving forward with his feature western The Hateful Eight. The announcement was made at Dynamite Comic's panel for the Django Unchained-Zorro crossover comic-book.  Everyone in Room 6BCF erupted with cheers. In fielding fan questions, Tarantino also teased that he's working on an extended cut of Kill Bill that would include animated footage that was cut out of the original 2003 film. Taking… Read

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