If there was one takeaway from the surprise Hall H screening of the first episode of "Marvel's The Defenders," it's that fans of the four previous Netflix series approve. There was plenty of applause throughout the episode.
While no specific spoilers will be included below, those wanting to avoid any impressions from the episode should stop reading here.
The initial episode serves as a quick refresher on where each hero's solo story left off, while planting seeds about how all the characters will very much exist in the same world.
One does not simply walk into Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. To gain access to the hallowed hall of pop culture madness, first you must pass the trials of the line.
We spent the night talking to the folks who spend the large majority of their Comic-Con waiting in line. How can a mere mortal survive this test of patience? What does one need? The answer: friendship.
No, really, everyone was pretty insistent that you shouldn't brave the wait alone.
Far be it from us to spoil what we saw during the surprise Comic-Con screening of the "Outlander" Season 3 premiere, 'The Battle Joined," but we would be remiss not to give fans of the Starz series a hint at what to expect when the show returns in September.
Here are the three themes already found in spades in the first two seasons of the historical time-travel drama that viewers can rest assured will continue anew.
To squeals of delight resounding all over San Diego, "Outlander" arrived at Comic-Con ready to tease fans of what's to come when Season 3 debuts Sept. 10.
Moderated by celebrity superfan Jenna Dewan Tatum, the panel offered plenty of opportunities for attendees to scream with cast members Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin all in attendance.
Joining them were creator and showrunner Ronald D. Moore, "Outlander" novel series author Diana Gabaldon and executive producer Maril Davis.
Walk around Comic-Con, and it’s the branded bags of freebies that begin to stand out — after all the elaborate cosplayers, of course.
And whether you’ve watched AMC’s “Preacher” or not, you know just about everything about the series in that the promotional swag passed around Hall H was a paper mask that would let fans replicate the sphincter-as-mouth affliction featured during the show’s first season with a character known only as Arseface (Ian Colletti).
The second season of the series is in progress, and panel moderator Chris Hardwick asked Seth Rogen, who adapted the 1995 comic for AMC with partner Evan Goldberg, if he had ever imagined that a show as proudly violent and inappropriate as “Preacher” would make it on the air.
When readers left the young would-be heroes of “Star Wars: Join the Resistance” at the end of the first book earlier this year, the kids were in the clutches of the dreaded First Order.
But how dark is too dark for a middle-grade novel series?
Ben Blacker, co-writer of the books with his “Thrilling Adventure Hour” co-creator Ben Acker, told “Star Wars” readers Friday afternoon at a panel at Comic-Con that he had to dial it back some in the upcoming second book.
Though David Lynch was absent from the Hall H panel celebrating the “new” iteration of cult classic “Twin Peaks,” he was present in spirit, through the loving tales told by the assembled cast members. Oh, and by the brilliant video intro he sent.
Friday's panel kicked off with a brief video from Lynch, thanking fans for joining the cast at Comic-Con before repeatedly cutting to static as chaos broke out off-screen, involving a horse, a gun and Lynch's cat.
"You can't bring a horse in here! What are you doing?!" -- out of context David Lynch #SDCC#TwinPeaks
But even after the video ended, Lynch loomed large over the panel. Though the cast couldn't do much to illuminate the mystery unfolding on "Twin Peaks," they did have plenty to say about what a genuinely lovely individual Lynch is.
Will Smith describes "Bright," the upcoming Netflix fantasy actioner set in a world where humans and fairytale creatures co-exist in a gritty modern day Los Angeles, as "'Training Day' meets 'Lord of the Rings.'"
Director David Ayer made another promise at Comic-Con this week: "It's woke AF."
He reunites with his "Suicide Squad" star in "Bright," which debuted at Comic-Con with a new trailer and clip teasing the film's genre-blending world of humans, orcs, elves and fairies.
As if “Game of Thrones” wasn’t already one of the most popular kids in class, Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) brought what looked to be a miniature cross between a wide-eyed Pomeranian and a dire wolf to cradle in his lap for the duration of the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con Friday. (And the dog’s name was Abby, by the way.)
Not that the show is struggling to attract attention. Last week’s season premiere devoured much of pop culture both before and after its air date. And with the series entering what’s now it’s final dozen episodes (to be spread out over the next two seasons), the Friday afternoon panel — up until the reveal of a new trailer at the close — had the casual, breezy feeling of an early victory lap.
With Kristian Nairn (all together now: “Hodor”) presiding over the bulk of the panel as a sort of master of ceremonies with a handful of prepared questions, the nine cast members on hand cracked jokes and projected a chatty warmth.