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[Photos]: New York Comic Con 2019

By Will Oliver, October 21st 2019

Photos by Omar Kasrawi

This year’s New York Comic Con featured many great panels and discussions, but for anyone whose gone before the best part is the creative cosplay costumes that fans come up with. Seeing them interact with the rest of the audience as well as one another is something that you only get to experience at these con’s and there was certainly no shortage of creativity at this year’s New York Comic Con, which once again took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Our photographer Omar Kasrawi was there this year and was able to capture some amazing cosplay and costumes this year from the entire weekend. Enjoy a giant gallery from all three days, posted in the gallery below.
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Poster Concept Art

By Will Oliver, July 24th 2013

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Over the weekend at Comic-Con Marvel revealed the logo art for Guardians Of The Galaxy. That wasn’t it, as they also revealed a poster featuring the concept art of the characters of Guardians Of The Galaxy. It looks pretty cool. Chris Pratt is looking pretty bad-ass if I do say so myself.

That’s the art posted above. Guardians Of The Galaxy comes out August 1st, 2014. Check out Jason’s coverage of all things Marvel at Comic-Con right here.

SDCC ’13: Marvel Studios At Home in Hall H

By Jason Stack, July 21st 2013

As they’ve done in previous years, Marvel Studios once again returned to Hall H at San Diego Comic Con and proceeded to bring the house down. Last year had Iron Man 3Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter SoldierGuardians of the Galaxy, and Ant-Man, and the year before had The Avengers (among others), so how in the world could Marvel pull out the stops and win Day 3 in Hall H? One word: Fans!

Chris Hardwick, stand-up comedian and head of Nerdist Industries, moderated the panel (among many others this weekend at the con) and was backed up by Kevin Feige, the President of Production (and mouthpiece) of Marvel Studios. They were shortly joined on stage by Tom Hiddleston in character as Loki, garb included, whose appearance churned the audience into a fervor. He toyed with his screaming, adoring fans for a minute or two before appeasing them with a Con-exclusive trailer. Considering the readiness of the trailer, along with the rough trailer/sizzle reel from the X-Men: Days of Future Past appearance at the 20th Century Fox panel earlier in the day, one can hope that one or both will drop in front of The Wolverine come this Friday, but one can only hold out hope.

Next up, some of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier cast (Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Anthony Mackie) and crew (The Russo Brothers) took to the stage for a little moderated Q&A, along with a Con-exclusive sizzle reel featuring an appearance of The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and a glimpse of The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). As the film is still in production, it’s safe to assume that a teaser will drop in front of Thor: The Dark World in November.

You might be thinking at this point, “Okay, so Marvel has previewed their two big returning superheroes. What else can they pull out of their hat?” My answer to you: “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Kevin Feige proceeded to bring to the stage (fresh from London!) James Gunn, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, and Benicio Del Toro. The main juicy news that was provided, apart from the fact that the film is already two weeks into production, was casting confirmations: Benicio is The Collector, Lee is Ronan The Accuser, a bald Karen Gillan is Nebula, and Djimon Hounsou is Korath, all characters steeped in Guardians and intergalactic Marvel lore. And did we mention that they brought footage (and a new title card) to show before jetting back to London to resume filming?

The new logo was premiered at the Marvel Studios’s SDCC ’13 panel.

And last, but certainly not least, Joss Whedon surprised everyone, took to the stage, and announced that The Avengers 2 would be Age of Ultron (along with a short teaser and a new title card) before dropping the mike and leaving the stage. (Maybe we’re exaggerating a little with the mike drop. But that would have been the perfect closer, would it not?)

The first logo for the ‘Avengers’ sequel premiered at Marvel Studios’s SDCC 2013 panel.

Judging from the reactions across Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, Marvel once again pleased fans, fan-boys, and fan-girls alike, and left them pining for more reveals that are still a secret, like what Marvel role Vin Diesel is in consideration for and who in the world will be voicing Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy.  But those secrets are for another time.

If you’re curious about any or all of the previewed footage, detailed descriptions can be found on numerous other film blogs (and Tumblr, too), but if you want to stay in the dark, by all means, be my guest … if you can resist.

Thor: The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor and will be released on November 8, 2013.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and will be released on April 4, 2014.

Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and will be released on August 1, 2014.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is directed by Joss Whedon and will be released on May 1, 2015, followed shortly by Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man on November 6, 2015.

Zack Snyder Confirms Next Superman Film to Feature Batman

By Collin Quinlivan, July 21st 2013

In a rather surprising turn of events, Zack Snyder has announced that he will be directing the sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel…and that it will feature Batman. Yes, you read that correctly. The Dark Knight is back.

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The teaser logo from Comic-Con.

At the end of the DC panel at Comic-Con 2013, Snyder addressed the audience and showed a teaser logo up on screen (featuring the Superman and Batman logos combined). Rumor has it that the film will be inspired directly by Frank Miller’s limited series comic The Dark Knight Returns (1986). Zack Snyder has gone on record claiming it is one of his favorite comics of all time.

This rumor is further compounded by the particular design of the Batman logo shown in the teaser, which highly resembles it’s comic counterpart:

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The details are still sparse, though the cast from Man of Steel is contracted to return. Will Batman be once again played by Christian Bale? Will it regard the events of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy? Is this leading to the inevitable Justice League film set for 2017? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. As far as personal opinions go, I think they’re going to have to write this one very well to make it serious. We’re walking on eggshells here, people.

The crossover film is set for a 2015 release.

 

Electro

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will have their panel at Comic-Con San Diego tomorrow, but Sony has already started to tease us. Today they released a small teaser clip giving us our first video footage of Jamie Foxx as Electro.

Reading different opinions on how people feel about the look of Foxx as Electro, but I think it looks alright for now. Maybe it will help to see some additional footage to help give us more of a feel.

Check out the Electro teaser below, and stay tuned for more footage which will likely appear tomorrow/this weekend.

Look: New ‘Godzilla’ Poster

By Will Oliver, July 18th 2013

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Things are heating up over at Comic-Con down in San Diego. Many of the best upcoming movies are being teased and promoted there, such as Gareth Edwards new vision of Godzilla. A new poster has been premiered (see above / There’s also this cool Comic-Con exclusive poster.) that gives us a first look at the look and feel of the movie. It’s more of a teaser than anything, but the scope of the beast is pretty insanely massive. It’s a good start.

A cool piece of concept art has also been revealed. Check that out below as well. Godzilla drops May 16, 2014.

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‘Gozilla’ Teaser Comic-Con Poster

By Will Oliver, July 15th 2013

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Ready or not, a new Godzilla movie is coming out next year. No matter how you feel, we doubt that it could be any worse than the infamous Matthew Broderick version that came out in 1998. Director Gareth Edwards teased that something big will show up during Legendary’s panel at Comic-Con in San Diego this week, as well as announce the viral website godzillaencounter.com.

People are probably naturally reserved about another Godzilla film, but with a cast consisting of Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe and Juliette Binoche, I am actually holding out on this being better than people expect. We shall see.

Find the poster above, and Edwards video posted below.







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