A drama about Edward Snowden may seem an unlikely fit for a convention devoted to comic book heroes and sci-fi and fantasy spectacle. But making his first appearance at Comic-Con to promote “Snowden," which opens in September, director Oliver Stone said the film is about issues of surveillance, technology and privacy that affect everyone – and he pointed to "Pokemon Go" as an example.
“It’s not funny,” Stone said, saying the game represents just the latest sign of an emerging phenomenon of “surveillance capitalism” in which citizens willingly surrender their privacy to corporations, which then profit off it. “You’ll see a new form of frankly a robot society,” Stone said. “It’s what they call totalitarianism.”
As part of the film’s promotional campaign at Comic-Con, attendees have been handed "Snowden" Band-Aids. While some were stumped by the connection between a bandage and a film about National Security Agency leaks, a slide at the panel showed how they can be used to cover the camera lens on your phone to foil attempted surveillance, just as previously suggested.
The CW, which has the most impressive TV block of comic book fodder, unleashed back-to-back-to-back-to-back panels late Saturday at Comic-Con for "Supergirl," "Legends of Tomorrow," "The Flash" and "Arrow.” Each bright beacon of genre fare brought with it a bit of information, a couple of clips or teases and a lot of silly.
Find out who (or what) is in the "Supergirl" alien pod!
The San Diego Comic-Con is a gathering founded on, and fueled by, love. The only way to nurture a convention like this for 46 years, to get people to make an annual pilgrimage from around the world, is with a shared affection.
And yet, sometimes, Comic-Con can make it hard to feel that love.
The bigger Comic-Con gets, the harder it is to navigate, and the more difficult it is for me to find that love at its core.
If Warner Bros. came into this year’s Comic-Con with the goal of resetting (and lightening the mood of) its DC superhero slate after the disappointment of “Batman v Superman,” the Marvel Studios panel Saturday showed Marvel making its own kind of change-up.
For the first time in years, this was a Marvel rollout with no Iron Man, no Captain America, no Black Widow and no Hulk. Instead, Marvel pushed further into its third phase of big-screen comic-book world-building.
Watch Rebecca Sugar perform the ending theme from "Steven Universe" at the show's panel at Comic-Con in San Diego.
“Steven Universe” is known for many things: charm, inclusive storytelling, oddball fantasy plots, various gemstones and its absolutely excellent, original soundtrack. At Comic-Con that world came alive for one day only, and we've got plenty of footage from the truly special performance.
Here's show creator Rebecca Sugar singing the full end credit theme which they only use segments of for the show, and it changes per season.
Tired of gritty, real life superhero movies where the villains and heroes are merely vague nods to their comic book counterparts? Then you're going to love the concept art from "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
Sony just dropped concept art of the next Spider-Man villain The Vulture, and he looks like he was ripped right out of the comic books.
If you weren't in San Diego with the thousands of screaming Hall H fans, never fear the whole Spider-Man panel has been uploaded for your viewing pleasure (minus the special footage sadly).
Watch the Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con for 'Spider-Man: Homecoming.'
BBC America debuted the first trailer for "Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency" at the show's Comic-Con presentation on Saturday.
What exactly is a "Holistic Detective Agency"?
Well, according to Elijah Wood's character, Todd, Dirk Gently (played by Samuel Barnett) is "a detective who doesn't find clues." Gently is a detective who prefers to look at the whole, interconnected picture of everything.