Top 11 moments from Comic-Con

Comic-Con is over, but the memories from the 45th year of this convention will last with us forever. Like that time the new Batman told everyone the story about how the old Batman gave him pointers on urinating in his batsuit. Here's our list of best moments from the San Diego Comic-Con. 

Giant Fox selfie

How many actors pretending to be comic-book characters and maze runners can you fit into one picture? A lot. Fox would get pretty close to conquering Comic-Con this year, knocking the wind out of the audience with an expletive shooting appearance of Ryan Reynolds doing his best "Deadpool" shtick (and doing it well). He was then joined by Hugh Jackman who (it appears) will be Wolverine-ing yet again but this time as Old Man Logan. But wait, that's not all the new cast of the X-Men (along with a few important returning mutants) would take the stage and introduce us all to the new Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac). And then Channing Tatum showed up. It was a lot, and then the whole mess posed for an epic comic-to-movie selfie.

Here's what that image looked like on the flip side. 

How many superheroes can you fit on a stage? #FoxSDCC #XMenApocalypse #Deadpool #Gambit #FantasticFour #Wolverine

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Ben and Bale are bat bros

At the Warner Bros. panel for "Batman v. Superman" new Batman (Ben Affleck) told the story about how he ran into old Batman (Christian Bale) at a costume store. And in the Batman costume section, no less. Bale's advice to Batman, "Make sure you can piss in that suit.”

Zack Snyder arrives in the Batmobile, throws swag

Director of the "Batman v. Superman" movie, Zack Snyder, surprise Hall H fans waiting for the Warner Bros. panel with t-shirts. And he rolled up in the bat mobile.



Instead of lobbing softballs at the panel, a fan called out the "Supernatural" cast and showrunner Jeremy Carver for the way the series has been handling their women characters. To his benefit, Carver attempted to answer the question as best as he could. And to the fan's credit, good on you for asking the tough questions. Meanwhile the rest of the cast hid under the table or squirmed about. However longtime castmember, Misha Collins, has called out this series for being "misogynistic" in the past

Check out the reaction at the 35:11 mark in the video below. 

Bryan Cranston burn

For no apparent reason Cranston delivers a mom joke at his panel for "Super Mansion"  to a perfectly nice kid. It was both very odd and ridiculous. 

Bill Murray surprises Comic-Con

Bill Murray surprised all of San Diego when he popped into Hall H. This was the actor's first ever Comic-Con and Murray had something, many things, to say. Murray ran that gauntlet of his career speaking on "SNL," defending Miley Cyrus and letting the crowd know that, "Some of the best parties I've ever been to were with really insane nerds." 

"Star Wars" surprise concert

After delivering a gorgeous look behind-the-scenes at the new "Star Wars." J.J. Abrams then treated the whole of Hall H to an impromptu "Star Wars" concert. Fans were given free lightsabers and the San Diego Symphony played a John Williams tribute, leading a mass exodus out of Kevin Smith's end-of-the-night Hall H panel. But Smith was OK. 

"Doctor Who" legacy pic

Actor Sean Pertwee (who plays Alfred in "Gotham") photobombed a snap with Peter Capaldi paying homage to his father  Jon Pertwee, the Third Doctor. Capaldi is currently serving as BBC's twelfth Doctor. This was lovely. 


"Sherlock's" video announcement hints at Moriarty’s return

The "Sherlock" panel could have been a big dud, due to the fact that the cast couldn't make an appearance. However, all that chanced with actor Adrew Scott showed up on camera and heavily, heavily teaser that the love-to-hate-him villain Moriarty could be back in Sherlock's life. And that is incredible. 

Classic cosplay

Now make like a tree and get out of here. 

I elbowed people out of the way to get to these guys. @kateyrich, this one's for you.

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Hero Complex shadows "Game of Thrones"

Los Angeles Times Television Critic Mary McNamara shadowed the cast of "Game of Thrones" throughout the convention. But really it was her 17-year-old son Danny Stayton who stole the spotlight. Read their coverage here. 

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