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.
“We’re hear to talk to you tonight about our friend John Bernecker,” said executive producer Scott Gimple of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” to kick off their panel in Hall H.
Gimple went on to glowingly speak of the late stuntman and his work on the show as well as “Hunger Games,” “Get Out” and “Black Panther,” as creator Robert Kirkman sat at his side. Bernecker died “doing something he loved” on set last Wednesday, Gimple said, going on to describe how beloved he was in the stuntman community.
Given that loss, Gimple said, “We didn’t really know if we should do this panel today, but we wanted to be here for you, and we wanted to tell you about John, and we wanted to show you what we’ve all been working on.”
In character with Lakeith Stanfield from "Death Note."
"Death Note" star Lakeith Stanfield did Comic-Con the right way — and managed to out-cosplay the cosplayers — by spending his entire day in character at the nerdiest place on Earth.
Stanfield was all smiles as he walked into the L.A. Times Comic-Con studio Thursday afternoon. It was only when the cameras started rolling that he settled into the quietly twitchy stance of L., the quirky, brooding detective of Netflix's upcoming manga adaptation.
(Watch above to experience one full glorious minute of Stanfield in character as L. discusses cosplay and superheroes at Comic-Con.)
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