The Best of San Diego Comic-Con 2014

By July 28, 2014
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We’re still hard at work putting up full panel videos from San Diego Comic-Con, but as our coverage of the pop culture mega-event slowly begins to wrap up, I figured I’d make you guys a cheat sheet of the biggest stories and most interesting news that came out of the convention. If you’re hanging out with friends this week and the topic of Comic-Con comes up, here’s all the information you need to know to make it seem like you were practically there yourself.

Marvel’s panel (watch it here) brought the house down in Hall H, and though Joss Whedon couldn’t make it, Kevin Feige and the cast revealed footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron that was totally bonkers (full description of that here). There’s also some cool Age of Ultron concept art that was released over the week that formed a full poster, which you can check out here.

Zack Snyder surprised Hall H with some footage from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he brought Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot (Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman) out on stage together for the first time. The first look at Wonder Woman’s new costume hit the internet shortly after.

Nolan McConaughey SDCC 2

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made their first appearances at Comic-Con to talk about Interstellar, Biz Markie and Channing Tatum sang “Just A Friend” for the Hall H crowd, and the casts of “The Flash,” “Gotham,” “Arrow,” and “Constantine” took the stage at the same time in a huge TV panel on Saturday night.

Star Wars: Episode VII wasn’t even at the convention, but that didn’t stop the movie from making headlines. Star Mark Hamill spoke about the movie, the new cast, Harrison Ford’s leg injury, and more.

Mad Max: Fury Road blew peoples’ minds with a brand new trailer, and though Lionsgate didn’t have much of a presence at the con, they did release a new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

“The Walking Dead” (full panel here) released a new trailer, and the cast talks about what we can expect from the upcoming season 5.

Sam Raimi revealed that an Evil Dead TV show is in the works, and the plan is for Bruce Campbell (Ash himself!) to star in it.

Hannibal - Season 2

“Hannibal” (full panel here) took a bite out of the convention, and showrunner Bryan Fuller and some of the cast teased about what’s to come in season 3.

Godzilla will be battling a few other classic monsters – Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah, specifically – in upcoming sequels to Legendary’s hit reboot, and King Kong is coming back to the big screen in 2016 in a film called Skull Island.

“Game of Thrones” (full panel here) announced new cast members for Season 5 and unveiled a new blooper reel from the fourth season, and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) is in early talks to play Ellie in a film based on the popular video game The Last of Us.

Patrick Wilson left the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man, but Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll were officially added to it.

24 movie is still a possibility, and even if that falls through, it still sounds like we haven’t seen the last of Jack Bauer.

Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins spoke with us about the tenth season of “Supernatural,” Dan Harmon spoke to us about “Rick and Morty,” Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Jack McBrayer spoke to us about their new Adult Swim series, and the creators and cast of “Outlander” spoke to us about their new show.

And that’s not even everything! Make sure to click here to see our full, extensive coverage from the convention, but those were the highlights of news and panels that everyone was talking about. Did you go to SDCC this year? What was your favorite thing you saw? Any big disappointments? Let us know in the comments below!

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