"Voltron: Legendary Defender" made its debut at Comic-Con, but the panelists -- co-creators Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, head writer Tim Hedrick and surprise guest Steven Yuen, the "Walking Dead" actor who voices Keith on the show -- are not new to the pageantry of San Diego.
Dos Santos, Montgomery and Hedrick hail from (most recently) Nickelodeon’s "The Legend of Korra," a fan favorite, and Yuen's "Dead" fans are probably as numerous and ravenous as the zombies that inhabit the show.
Netflix has picked up Season 2 of the show, a reboot of the original 1984 animated series, and it will launch this fall. That’s not too long for fans to wait for Keith (Yuen), Shiro (Josh Keaton), Pidge (Bex Taylor-Klaus), Hunk (Tyler Labine) and Lance (Jeremy Shada) to get back to piloting the lions and forming Voltron.
Fans were treated to a sneak peek of Disney’s upcoming “Moana” on Thursday at a Comic-Con, where directors Ron Clements and John Musker showed clips from the animated film featuring an island princess and surprised the capacity crowd by sharing the first three minutes of the film.
“Moana” begins with the back story of Maui — the demi-god of the wind and the sea voiced by Dwayne Johnson. Panel attendees got to see the shape-shifter in action, seamlessly morphing between various forms, as well as wielding his fish hook against a demon of earth and fire.
A surprise appearance by actress Auli'i Cravalho, who voices Moana, preceded the sneak peek. The three minutes were light on Moana (she’s seen as a child hearing Maui’s story), but another clip that followed, involving Moana meeting Maui, showcased Cravalho’s voicework in action.
DreamWorks Animation had plenty of star power on hand for its first presentation at Comic-Con as Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick and surprise guest Alec Baldwin appeared to spotlight "Trolls" and "The Boss Baby."
After a quick introduction by Chris Hardwick, the audience was treated to about 16 minutes of footage from “Trolls.”
In it, we were introduced to Poppy, voiced by Kendrick, and Branch, voiced by Timberlake. She's eternally optimistic, he's a big skeptic and an outcast because of it.
Nickelodeon is ready to re-create your lost nostalgia buzz by selling you lots of "Rugrats" memorabilia.
Included in the network's Comic-Con wares inspired by the 1990s animated series, about a bunch of imaginative babies, that spanned nine seasons and 172 episodes are a Reptar (a Godzilla-type figure from the series) figurine and a Cynthia (beloved toy of bossy character Angelica) doll.
"Purple Lamborghini," a new cut from the "Suicide Squad" soundtrack, debuted Thursday on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.
It ain't no love song.
"Skrillex’s production knocks the doors in with brassy, synthetic rap horns," says Los Angeles Times music writer August Brown, "and Ross is triumphantly jovial as he riffs on his classic topics — waving guns, selling coke, winning Grammys — with as many 'Suicide Squad' references as he can work in."
Director Luc Besson came to this year’s Comic-Con hoping to drum up early buzz for his first sci-fi outing in over a decade, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” After screening seven minutes of eye-popping footage from the film for the crowd in Hall H, it seems safe to say he accomplished just that.
An audacious, hugely ambitious $180-million passion project based on a long-running French comic book series that’s not well known outside of Europe, “Valerian” stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as a pair of interstellar secret agents. Part espionage adventure, part love story, it’s like “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” in space, with a considerable helping of wry comedy and lots of bizarre-looking aliens.
As gonzo as you’d expect from the director of “The Fifth Element," the fast-paced footage showcased a variety of vivid, sometimes psychedelic sci-fi environments — a desert planet, a vast space station, an interstellar nightclub (with Rihanna as a singer and Ethan Hawke as evidently some kind of sleazy club promoter) — and a slew of the more than 200 bizarre alien species featured in the film. The centerpiece, a chase sequence involving one of those alien creatures, played like a cross between “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Star Wars.”
If there's anything more delicious than Laverne Cox stepping into Dr. Frank-N-Furter's stiletto heels for the TV reboot of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," it's seeing that the actor who created the cross-dressing character (A Scientist!) back in 1975 has been invited back for Fox's "special event."
Yup, Tim Curry is helping us do the Time Warp. Again.
Curry, 70, has kept a low profile since suffering a major stroke in July 2012, and he now uses a wheelchair. He was 29 when "Rocky Horror" first hit British screens.