mascot Colonel Sanders made a surprise guest appearance on the soap opera General Hospital. The bizarre cameo took place in the latest episode that aired on July 6, reportedly in celebration of National Fried Chicken Day. General Hospital is one of the longest-running shows on television, first airing in 1963. Like most shows in the genre, it has seen its fair share of outrageous plotlines over the years. Popular character Jason Quartermaine became a mafia consigliere as a result of brain damage from a car accident. The show resurrected the dead Katherine Bell with a miracle medicine. And yet, this intersection of marketing and daytime drama proves bewildering nonetheless.Related: According to , the Colonel Sanders who appeared on General Hospital was played by veteran actor George Hamilton, who also portrays the icon in the most recent KFC ads. Sanders appears in his signature white pantsuit at character Maxie’s doorstep, greeting her as if they were old friends. It's later revealed that the General Hospital version of the character is actually a computer whiz with exceptional “coding skills" and that he assisted Maxie with his skill set in the past.To further fuel the oddity, Sanders claimed to have been cursed by a warlock and, naturally, was able to see people’s souls. He uses his powers to determine that Maxie’s journalist friend, Lulu, has a pure soul. After his psychic assessment, it's revealed that the Colonel sought out Maxie for “a favor involving his 11 secret herbs and spices.” In an even crazier twist, it's further revealed that he's asking for Maxie’s help in keeping his secret recipe hidden from an ominous “Syndicate", and her response is to hide the recipe in an empty book on her shelf. All this absurdity is capped off by Sanders' parting words, "Stay crispy and stay humble."The inclusion of the character had been teased since June on KFC’s Twitter, beginning with live tweets of General Hospital. Then soon afterwards, KFC announced that the Colonel would make an appearance on the show to, according to Sanders himself, “live the dream I've always dreamed.” The rest was daytime television history. KFC has been known to create rather humorous ads for its marketing campaigns, but this new cameo certainly tops them all. It's doubtful that anyone was meant to take this guest appearance on General Hospital all too seriously. Despite its dramatic tone, it seems that the show has embraced its own relative ridiculousness and become much like its collaborator KFC in making fun of itself. With a show that's been around as long as General Hospital, it only makes sense to experiment with such odd and unexpected plots.More: Source:
July 07, 2018
Hellcat's enhanced abilities are on display in a new set video from season 3. One of the biggest reveals to come out of the sophomore season of Krysten Ritter's solo Marvel Netflix show was the evolution of Trish Walker. Rachel Taylor debuted as the former pop star in season one, and they laid the foundation for her eventual heroic turn. Trish ended up resorting to drastic measures to ensure that may one day happen.Season two made its biggest leaps with Trish undergoing experimental procedures from Karl Malus. Her final scene of the season finale demonstrated that . Based on a new set video though, Trish is defintely much closer to being Hellcat.Related: shared a video straight from the set of Jessica Jones season 3 that teases Hellcat's newfound abilities. The video shows Rachel Taylor rigged to a harness and performing various stunts. The most notable is her doing a flip off of the wall, just one example of her enhanced agility. See the video below:While Trish is demonstrating some of her enhanced powers, it doesn't look like she's an active hero just yet. She's wearing training gear, so this is likely just a training exercise for her. She still has a ways to go before she's anywhere close to putting on her yellow and blue suit from the comics. However, it shows that the drive is already there for her to be something more, and that she wants to put her powers to good use.As Trish continues to grow closer to becoming Hellcat, it will be interesting to see what her relationship is like with Jessica the next time they meet. Trish did kill Jessica's mom after all - albeit for what she considered a good reason - and routinely challenged her to be a better hero. Now that Trish has the ability to do some good on her own, will she work against her old friend or could a new threat reunite them? Ritter has said she in this coming season, which could lead to the super-powered team up fans of their comic dynamic have been waiting for. Only time will tell, but Trish looks to be a major part of the third season, so hopefully a few more looks at her surface as filming continues. It did just after all, so there's plenty of time for more photos and videos to surface from the various NYC filming locations.MORE: Source:
July 06, 2018
Steve Ditko - the legendary comic book creator most famous for co-creating - has passed away at the age of 90, as reported by . Ditko's passing was confirmed by the New York City Police Department, who found Ditko in his apartment on June 29 and believe that he passed on two days earlier.Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to a steel worker and a homemaker, Stephen J. Ditko developed an interest in comics early on in his life. It was an interest his father, who loved Prince Valiant, encouraged and a young Steve claimed that his favorite comics as a teenager were Batman and . Ditko would go on to draw cartoons for a military newspaper after enlisting during World War II. Once he was discharged, he enrolled at the famous Cartoonists and Illustrators School in 1950, where he trained under artist Jerry Robinson.By 1953, Ditko was working professionally as a full-time comic book artist and working at the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. In 1955, he began working for Atlas Comics - the precursor to Marvel Comics - and began drawing the first of many collaborations with writer Stan Lee. The two created numerous science-fiction and fantasy works for a number of Atlas' anthology series, their work proving so popular that one comic - Amazing Adventures - was restructured specifically to accommodate the five-page weird-fiction that became their hallmark.It was in 1962 that Ditko and Lee would craft their greatest collaboration ever - Reportedly Lee got permission from his publisher to give the basic character concept - a nerdy teenager with spider-themed super-powers - a try in the final issue of Amazing Fantasy. Unhappy with the character design provided by Jack Kirby, which looked too muscular and heroic for Lee's liking, Lee handed the assignment to Ditko. It was Ditko who's credited with designing Spider-Man's distinctive costume and lean physique, as well as coming up with the idea for Spider-Man's web-shooters. Ditko and Lee also worked together to create the sorcerer hero .Unfortunately, these collaborations would prove to be their last. Ditko grew resentful of his partnership with Lee and left Marvel Comics. It is believed that Ditko felt he wasn't getting enough credit for his work on the series, but he refused to discuss the matter publicly. Ditko did not want for work, however, and in the following years he would go on to work for Charlton Comics and DC Comics. Though primarily acclaimed as an artist, Ditko also wrote comics and went on to create characters such as The Question, the Ted Kord version of , The Creeper, Squirrel Girl, Shade The Changing Man, Mr. A and Hawk and Dove. Ditko's output for mainstream publishers waned in later years, and he became something of a recluse. Comparisons were made to author J. D. Salinger, as Ditko avoided the spotlight and reportedly refused any payment for the movies based on his creations. He maintained a studio in Manhattan until his death. Ditko has no known survivors. He is believed to have never been married.REST IN PEACE STEVE DITKO: NOVEMBER 2, 1927 - JUNE 27, 2018Source:
July 06, 2018
Warning: . is Marvel Studios' latest film in their cinematic universe, and like all of Marvel's movies, it has two post-credits scenes. Typically, a credit scene will be a quick tease of an upcoming film or a callback joke to the movie itself, but in the case of this sequel, both credit scenes are more closely tied to the events of Marvel's previous film, .Infinity War drastically altered the landscape of the MCU, with every Marvel film to follow sure to be affected by those dramatic events. However, with Ant-Man and The Wasp, the until after the film's main story concludes. This is because .Related: So when it comes to the film's credit scenes, it only makes sense that these are the moments which bring Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, and Hank Pym up to the same point chronologically as where we last left off with the rest of The Avengers in Infinity War.This Page: The Mid-Credits Scene: Thanos' Kills Our HeroesPage 2: Mid-Credits Scene: Hank, Janet, and Hope Are Killed By Thanos with Thanos collecting all six Infinity Stones and using the Infinity Gauntlet to indiscriminately kill half the universe's population with a snap of his fingers. It's a bleak ending, with the surviving Avengers (and audience) watching on in horror as one by one, characters disintegrate into dust and crumble away. The characters of Ant-Man and The Wasp are not immune to this cruel fate, and in the film's mid-credit scene, we learn exactly what happens to Scott, Hope, Hank, and the recently-rescued Janet van Dyne right after Thanos' now infamous finger snap.The scene opens with Hope, Hank, and Janet getting everything set for Scott to travel back into the and collect more of the quantum energy needed to continue healing Ava (AKA Ghost). They're on the top floor of a parking garage and the quantum tunnel is now shrunk to fit in the back of Luis' van. With all three of the Pym/Van Dyne family working the controls, visiting the Quantum Realm isn't as dangerous as it used to be, but the trip still has risks. Scott will need to signal when he's ready to be pulled back from the Quantum Realm, and to lighten the mood, Scott pretends he can't hear them once he's gone subatomic. No one finds his joke all that funny.But then, when Scott does signal for them to pull him back out, he gets no response. Thinking that either Hope or Hank are getting him back by playing their own prank, Scott laughs it off and signals again, but still there's no response. The scene cuts back to that parking garage roof where we see the remains of three figures crumbling to dust: when and enacts his genocide, Hope, Hank, and Janet are among the unlucky half of the universe who perish in an instant.Scott Is Trapped In The Quantum Realm Ahead Of Avengers 4Scott survives the snap - possibly because he's not technically in our universe - but his fate isn't all that much better. With Hope, Hank, and Janet all gone, there's no one operating the controls to bring Scott back from of the Quantum Realm. Scott is essentially trapped and there's no one left alive who knows where he is or how to pull him out. In Ant-Man, Scott managed to grow from being subatomic to full-sized on his own with the help of his suit's regulator, but Ant-Man and The Wasp repeatedly illustrated his regulator hasn't been working properly, meaning it's no longer an option; Scott can't pull himself out of the Quantum Realm and there's no one left to do it for him. Being there may have saved Ant-Man from Thanos, but it's also left him in serious danger.Related: Ant-Man's fate likely won't be revealed until either or the still-untitled . Both films are releasing in 2019 (one in March, the other in May) and, despite being set decades apart - Captain Marvel is set in the 1990s while Avengers 4 picks up events immediately following Infinity War - they will both set the stage for the future of the MCU. Captain Marvel is said to also involve the Quantum Realm, so it's possible she may be involved with rescuing Scott; perhaps even in , filling in more of the timeline before the start of Avengers 4.More probable, however, it may not be until Avengers 4 that Scott returns to the macro-universe. Per the , Ant-Man is a key part of that team-up, so it would make sense for his escape to coincide with him remeeting Captain America and co. It may be that his time in there is even how the team discover time travel, believed to be a key part of Avengers 4's plot. However Scott comes back into the fray, he will eventually reunite with the Pyms; Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer are all also returning (although probably not until all the other deaths have also been reversed).Whichever movie it occurs in, though, it's safe to say Scott isn't returning without someone's help.Page 2 of 2: End-Credits: The Big Ant SurvivedAlong with the mid-credit scene and its distressing connection to Avengers: Infinity War, there's another scene that follows Ant-Man and The Wasp's credits. And, while this post-credit scene may not at first appear to be as important as the mid-credit scene - it being more of a gag than vitally important new information - there are still key details within the scene.Ant-Man and The Wasp's end-credit is set in Scott's apartment, presumably not very long after the mid-credit scene wraps up on the parking garage roof. As the camera moves from the living room to the kitchen and turns into the hallway, it stops on the large ant who Hope earlier created to mimic Scott's house-arrest routine. The , a hobby first glimpsed in the movie's trailer and shown earlier in the film, although neither of those cases prepared us for the emotional poignancy here.Read More: More than just a joke, this could be linked to Scott's Quantum Realm predicament. The film explains that this ant isn't just any of Hank Pym's giant worker ants, but one who's been given Scott's behavior pattern from his months of house arrest. More or less, the ant lounges around the house, occasionally taking breaks from watching TV to practice the drums or visit the bathroom (for an inordinate amount of time). Now, whether this is meant to suggest there's some kind of existing link between Scott and the ant isn't exactly clear, but it's certainly possible. With that in mind, as the ant is still wearing the ankle monitor, it isn't all that outrageous to speculate that some super smart character (Stark? Banner? Shuri?) could somehow use its frequency and the ant to locate Scott. It's either that, or Scott at least has himself a six-legged house sitter for while he's lost in the Quantum Realm.A Real-World Impact of Thanos' SnapThere can be speculation over whether or not there's any real significance to that giant ant, but what's most obvious about Ant-Man and The Wasp's post-credit scene is the impact Thanos' finger snap has had on the world at large. While the camera moves throughout Scott's apartment, an emergency broadcast can be heard coming from the television. Even without any more details, it's evident that this is representative of the world post-finger snap. may have depicted the chaos during those moments when half of Earth's population was vanishing, but here we see the eeriness that follows.An emergency broadcast may not be the most revelatory thing for Ant-Man and The Wasp's end-credit scene to include, but it does help to set the mood of the MCU ahead of Avengers 4. The chaos seen in the post-credit scene is growing into panic and fear. In the face of possible annihilation, the world is paralyzed. The sounds of an emergency broadcast playing to an empty room (not including the ant) is a haunting scene to end on, and not until Captain Marvel's post-credit scenes or Avengers 4 will there be any hint of just how the Avengers plan to fix it.Next:
July 06, 2018
Premiering in 2010, I. Marlene King's teen mystery drama Pretty Little Liars has carved out a space in the minds of millions of teens.Centering on a group of high school girls that had recently lost their queen bee, the show followed them as they were targeted and harassed by a series of anonymous individuals threatening to reveal all their darkest secrets. Told both in the present time and through flashbacks to life under the thumb of their former leader, the Liars unravel puzzle after puzzle, always under assault from a new antagonist-- all while dealing with high school social drama.Starring Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse, and Janel Parrish, PLL ran for seven seasons. Those years were eventful and beyond complicated with all the twists and turns, so it should be no surprise that there is no shortage of oddities, mistakes, and errors that occur in the 160 total episodes.This list ranks the biggest things that made fans scratch their heads in confusion, the stuff that made no sense about Rosewood, the Liars, and "A," the shadowy person sending them texts. Ranging from continuity errors to worldbuilding mistakes to plot threads that were never tied off, we're looking at the longest-running glitches, the stuff that affected more than just one episode. Obviously, spoilers will follow, so if you haven't seen the show but still want to be surprised, beware!Welcome to the adrenalized hyper-reality. This is 20 Things That Make No Sense About Pretty Little Liars.
July 06, 2018
Marvel visionary Kevin Feige has explained how time works in the Quantum Realm - one of the great mysteries of . It seems this was one of the most difficult challenges facing Marvel when they decided to revisit this mysterious dimension in the sequel.Viewers were introduced to in 2015's Ant-Man, with Hank Pym describing it as "a reality where all concepts of time and space become irrelevant." When , though, it seemed to suggest Hank got it wrong. After all, if time doesn't pass in the Quantum Realm, then Janet would never have aged at all. In her experience, she'd have been brought out of the Quantum Realm the moment after she first entered it, and she'd have returned to a world suddenly very different to the one she left behind.Related: In reality, it seems the passage of time in the Quantum Realm is a little more complex than Hank had thought. Speaking to , Feige pointed out that the movie hints at there being "various levels" to the Quantum Realm; Janet, for example, asks to be rescued from "the Wastelands beyond the Void." That's actually a neat explanation for why Scott Lang's experience of the Quantum Realm in Ant-Man & the Wasp is different to the glimpse he got of it in Ant-Man. Presumably it works like a sort of series of concentric circles: the deeper you get into the Quantum Realm, the more the laws of reality - laws like time and gravity - cease to apply.According to Feige, the nature of the Quantum Realm, and the passage of time, was a major dilemma during production. Marvel ultimately concluded that the story itself required the passage of time. As Feige explained:"Ultimately you wanna have an emotional reunion with Michael Douglas, an emotional reunion with Evangeline Lily and our first instinct had always been specifically now Michelle Pfeiffer from that first movie. It felt like it should be somebody who’s the right age. As opposed to Michael Douglas with somebody who has not aged. Or Evangeline Lilly connecting with somebody who’s not aged. That just adds another layer of sort of sci-fi weirdness."While Marvel is hardly averse to "sci-fi weirdness" - just watch James Gunn's for a dose of that - they wanted to ground this narrative in real human emotions. That meant Janet van Dyne had to have aged. It's possible her age doesn't quite mirror Hank's - presumably she explored different parts of the Quantum Realm, and perhaps had her own adventures with the Tardigrades and time vortexes. But enough time has passed for Janet to be in the right kind of ballpark to be reunited with Michael Douglas's Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly's Hope Van Dyne.More: Source:
July 06, 2018
Keri Russell has just been cast in . She joins a cast that will include returning actors Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac. Production is set to begin at the end of the month. Scenes will reportedly be filmed in Cardington Airship Sheds in Bedforshire, U.K, the in A New Hope and .Since Star Wars 9 isn't set to hit theaters until December 2019, not much is known about the movie. However, we do know it will conclude the latest Star Wars trilogy, which kicked off in 2015 with J.J. Abrams' . The trilogy continued late last year with Rian Johnson's , which proved to be a divisive entry among viewers. Next, Abrams will return to direct Star Wars 9, which has just added a new cast member to the film set in a galaxy far, far away.Related: broke the news about Russell. Currently, not much is known about the character she will play or whether or not she will be in the Resistance or the First Order. Abrams, along with Lucasfilm, met with several actresses before settling on Russell shortly before the 4th of July holiday. The role is said to involve action-heavy scenes. Russell has previous action experience having starred in FX’s The Americans, Mission: Impossible III and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Variety speculates that Abrams and Lucasfilm will probably cast two more roles before production begins. and are rumored to return for this latest installment in the Skywalker saga. In addition to directing Star Wars 9, Abrams is also working on the script with Lawrence Kasdan. Abrams stepped in to direct after the original helmer, Colin Trevorrow, left the project citing . Russell burst onto the scene playing the titular character in The WB’s Felicity, a show created by Abrams and Matt Reeves. She reunited with Abrams for 2006’s Mission: Impossible III. This role comes after Russell wrapped the series finale of The Americans, a show about Russian agents posing as an American couple during the Cold War that ran for six seasons.Her previous history with Abrams along with her experience working in action films makes Russell a good choice for this surprise role. Her recent role on The Americans is an added bonus. She has experience playing conflicted, nuanced characters, which will make her fit right into the Star Wars universe. It’s likely that her character will remain shrouded in mystery until much closer to the release date - or until it hits theaters entirely.More: Source:
July 06, 2018
Comic-Con International has posted the schedule for Friday, July 20! You can view the full schedule and below are the panels and events that we’ll be looking forward to. Stay tuned to ComingSoon.net’s for all the latest updates! Which panels/events on the Comic-Con 2018 schedule for Friday are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below. Comic-Con 2018 Schedule for Friday, July 20 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Fighting Game PanelPossible topics could include updates on the latest releases of BANDAI NAMCO’s renowned fighting game franchises, licensing announcements, and more.Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:00amRoom 25ABC Young Justice: Outsiders Special Video Presentation and Q&AIt’s time for a first look at one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year. In Young Justice: Outsiders, the teenage superheroes of the DC universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, super-villains, and super-secrets. This time, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on metahuman trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Producers and members of the voice cast give you an inside look at what it means to be an outsider. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Young Justice: Outsiders is coming soon to the DC Universe digital streaming service.Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:00amRoom 6DE Adventure TimeCartoon Network invites you to come along with them to celebrate 10 seasons of this most mathematical show! Without spoiling too many of the surprises, they can promise you a live musical performance featuring some of your favorite tracks from the series along with special panelists and an exclusive series finale trailer! Grab your homies and don’t miss this epic celebration before The Ultimate Adventure.Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:15amIndigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Dreamworks Voltron Legendary Defender: A Netflix Original SeriesRhys Darby, Bex Taylor Klaus, executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, and story editor Josh Hamilton show a first look at the seventh season of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. All attendees will receive a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive poster created by the Voltron crew.Friday July 20, 2018 10:15am – 11:15amRoom 6BCF Star Wars CollectiblesHosted by Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten, this panel showcases all the coolest new and upcoming releases by Anovos, Bandai, eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, Sideshow Collectibles, and a surprise panelist. As always, the panel concludes with some very cool raffle prizes.Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am – 12:00pmRoom 7AB AMC’s Fear the Walking DeadAlycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Lennie James, Danay Garcia, Jenna Elfman, Maggie Grace, and Garret Dillahunt join executive producers and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero to discuss where the series left off in the midseason finale and what to look forward to when the show returns August 12. Panelists will also participate in a Q&A session and offer an official sneak preview of the second half of season 4.Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am – 12:15pmHall H DC NationRejoice, DC faithful! The DC Nation is back and better than ever! DC publisher Dan DiDio hosts this all-star gathering with Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle), Joshua Williamson (Flash), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, The Jetsons), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn, The Jetsons), and Mark Russell (The Flintstones, The Snagglepuss Chronicles)talking and teasing upcoming stories.Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am – 12:15pmRoom 6DE HISTORY’s Hit Drama VikingsKatheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn), Alex Høgh Andersen (Ivar the Boneless), Georgia Hirst (Torvi), and Michael Hirst (creator/writer) will get fans excited about the upcoming midseason premiere by discussing last season’s startling alliances, deaths, and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world. An exclusive mid-season 5 sneak peek will be presented. (Cast subject to change.)Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am – 12:30pmBallroom 20 Marvel’s Black Panther Costume Designer Ruth Carter: Designing the Costumes of WakandaCostume Designers Guild members Ruth Carter (costume designer, Black Panther, Malcolm X, Serenity), Anthony Francisco (visual development concept artist, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy), and Phillip Boutte Jr. (costume concept artist, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity Wars) discuss the process behind designing the costumes of Marvel’s Black Panther, along with f Mary Ellen Fields (manufacturing foreperson/specialty manufacturer, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Superman: Man of Steel) and Douriean Fletcher (specialty jeweler, Black Panther).Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pmRoom 9 Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesCome see the film, and immediately following the screening stay for fun snacks and get your photo taken with your favorite Teen Titan character. Families welcomed.Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm – 2:00pmHorton Grand Theatre AMC’s The Walking DeadAndrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan join executive producer and showrunner Angela Kang and executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. The panelists will discuss the show’s exciting new chapter and share some hints of what’s to come with a sneak peek into season 9, debuting in October on AMC.Friday July 20, 2018 12:15pm – 1:15pmHall H DC Super Hero Girls Special Video Presentation and Q&AThe DC Super Hero Girls universe continues to expand with new original graphic novels Out of the Bottle and Search for Atlantis and an all-new animated action-comedy series featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends). The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara, and Barbara, alongside their superhero friends, have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged super-villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family, and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. But add superpowers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated. DC Group editor Marie Javins gives attendees a sneak peek at upcoming books, while producer Lauren Faust and other members of the creative team present a first look at this upcoming series. DC Super Hero Girls is coming soon to Cartoon Network.Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pmRoom 6DE Marvel Comics: Spider-ManEditor Nick Lowe with his Amazing Friends Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man) and Donny Cates (Venom) swing into SDCC with all the hottest spider-news! Nick Spencer ushers in a new era for Spidey that takes the web-head back to basics, while all-new Venom writer Donny Cates lays out what’s in store for the symbiotic hero in both the past and present in his definitive take on the character. Plus, learn the latest about your favorite spider-heroes from across time and space as they crawl closer and closer toward the Edge of Spider-Geddon!Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pmRoom 5AB Mattel’s DC Comics Collector Figures Fan PanelBlogger and YouTuber “Pixel Dan” Eardley moderates a powerhouse panel of creatives featuring Mattel designers Bill Benecke and Jason Langston, principles from The Four Horsemen Studios, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Panelists will discuss the art and science of bringing comics, TV, and movies to life in a 6″ collector scale and reveal the upcoming products for the 2018 and 2019 Multiverse lines.Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pmRoom 24ABC Resident Evil Video GamesYou have once again entered the world of survival horror. Hear from producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and staff of the recently announced Resident Evil 2 on how CAPCOM reinvented a celebrated classic 20 years later. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, the Raccoon City outbreak, and a few other surprises you won’t want to miss. Cosplay is encouraged.Friday July 20, 2018 12:45pm – 1:45pmRoom 6BCF Hulu’s World Premiere Screening of Castle RockEscape the summer heat for a chilling world premiere screening of the first episode of J. J. Abrams and Stephen King’s psychological-horror series about the hometown of some of your favorite nightmares. You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movies, you know the characters, but you’ve never heard the story of Castle Rock. Following the screening, the creators and executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) and stars Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), and Jane Levy (Suburgatory) will discuss the most tragic and disturbing town in America. Prepare to sleep with the lights on.Friday July 20, 2018 12:45pm – 2:00pmBallroom 20 Hasbro Star WarsMembers of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm teams will discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises.Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pmRoom 7AB Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!Strap on your tuna-filled jetpack, prepare your bladder for imminent release, and start singing the doom song as your favorite Irken invader returns to San Diego with a panel that dives into Nickelodeon’s forthcoming new movie Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. Original series creator Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and voice talents Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (GIR), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red), and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple) will present behind-the-scenes art and exclusive brand-new footage. The panel will be moderated by Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry, Nerdist).Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pmRoom 6A [adult swim] The Venture Bros.Cult-favorite The Venture Bros. makes its heroic return to San Diego Comic-Con. Along with James Urbaniak (Difficult People) and Michael Sinterniklaas (FLCL, Your Name), co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will take the stage to discuss the upcoming seventh season of their original series and answer fan questions.Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm – 2:15pmIndigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Marvel: Cup O’Joe (Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary)Joe Quesada and fellow comics legend Jimmy Palmiotti reflect on the industry-redefining Marvel Knights imprint as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. What was it like to pioneer this bold new storytelling style for Marvel’s heroes, and how has it impacted Marvel comics, movies, and television series over the last two decades? Learn about all this and more at this must-attend retrospective, and bring your own burning questions!Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm – 2:30pmRoom 5AB Star Trek: DiscoveryOver 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. Last fall, Star Trek: Discovery continued that tradition and followed the voyages of Starfleet aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. The cast and producers of this CBS All Access series look back on season 1 and find out where the crew is headed as it transports into its second season. Cast members scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as chief engineer Reno. Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access.Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm – 2:30pmHall H DC From Page to ScreenDC’s popularity continues to rise in TV, games, home entertainment, and film. And with an impressive film slate and countless shows in series and production, it has never been a better time to be a DC fan! Hear from the people behind the scenes who translate the stories from DC’s comic books directly to the screen on this panel that shows how your favorite stories and characters come to life!Friday July 20, 2018 1:45pm – 2:45pmRoom 6DE Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away!Michael Siglain (director, creative: Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing) and surprise panelists share previews and exclusive announcements about what should be on your must-read list from Star Wars publishing.Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pmRoom 7AB Teen Titans Go! To the MovieCome see the film, and immediately following the screening stay for fun snacks and get your photo taken with your favorite Teen Titan character. Families welcomed.Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pmHorton Grand Theatre LEGO DC Super-Villains: Meet the Talent Behind the Video GameThe team behind the LEGO DC Super-Villains videogame, including Arthur Parsons (head of design, TT Games) and fan-favorite Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, give an inside look at the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from across the DC Universe. This celebration of villainy will provide fans with exciting character reveals and details about the story. Players have the ability to create and play as a super-villain throughout LEGO DC Super-Villains, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed, hilarious story written in collaboration with DC Comics. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and The LEGO Group will release the game on October 16.Friday July 20, 2018 2:15pm – 3:15pmRoom 6A [adult swim]: Robot ChickenHot on the heels of its ninth season, Robot Chicken returns to SDCC for another celebration of stop-motion sketch madness, armed with never-before-seen clips and super-secret sneak peeks!Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by executive producers/co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root,actor/writer Breckin Meyer (Herbie: Fully Loaded), writer/director Tom Sheppard,and actor/writer (and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/star) Rachel Bloom! Plus, they’ll leave a chair open for a special panelist, or maybe just biblical superstar Elijah. Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim and executive producer of 12 oz. Mouse.Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm – 3:15pmIndigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Spotlight On Mike MignolaComic-Con special guest Mike Mignola discusses Hellboy and anything else the audience wants to talk about regarding his career. Just Mike Mignola. No moderator.Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm – 3:30pmRoom 24ABC The Future of Film is FemaleFandango and TCM correspondent Alicia Malone (author, Backwards & In Heels; The Female Gaze) conducts a conversation about women working in genre film, the essential movies, the pioneers who paved the way, and the evolving landscape. Experts and filmmakers on the panel will give insights, discuss favorites, and share sneak peeks of their upcoming movies. Panelists include Susanna Fogel (director, The Spy Who Dumped Me), Christina Hodson (screenwriter, Bumblebee, Batgirl), and Jennifer Yuh Nelson (The Darkest Minds, Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3).Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm – 3:30pmRoom 5AB DC Batman FamilyThe family of Batman comics couldn’t be any hotter! What’s next for Batman after the big day? Why is Catwoman gambling away her fortune? Who’s your favorite Bat-villain, and how can they get the best of the Caped Crusader? The best talent behind your favorite Dark Knight tales give an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective!Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pmRoom 6DE J.R.R. Tolkien – The Return to Middle-earthMiddle-earth is making a resurgence, and the staff of TheOneRing.net have all the news, rumors, and background info on all the new Tolkien projects. The Tolkien biopic has wrapped filming and will be coming to a big screen near you, and Amazon Studios has made a big splash with a minimum five-year commitment to a prequel Lord of the Rings TV series, with the first season presumably focusing on young Aragorn. There will be a new J. R. R. Tolkien book coming later this summer, and there are strong indications that Universal Orlando will be adding a Middle-earth section to its newest theme park. The next several years are looking very bright for fans of the professor. Panelists include Clifford Broadway (host of TORn Tuesday), Justin Sewell (producer of TORn Tuesday), Kristi Fojtik (founder of Tolkien Forever), Nicole Roberts (outreach director for TheOneRing.net), Josh Long (host of Collecting the Precious), Abie Ekenezar (host of Black and Blue: The Series), moderated by Cathy Udovch (special events coordinator for TheOneRing.net).Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pmGrand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Behind the Scenes of Overwatch’s Newest HeroOverwatch developers Michael Chu (lead writer), Arnold Tsang (assistant art director), and Geoff Goodman (lead hero designer) present a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of developing the story, art, and gameplay kit for Overwatch’s newest hero. Learn more about Overwatch hero design and participate in Q&A with the developers after the panel.Friday July 20, 2018 3:15pm – 4:15pmRoom 6BCF DuckTalesSolve a mystery and rewrite history with the cast of Disney Channel’s hit series DuckTales! Executive producer Matt Youngberg, co-producer/story editor Francisco Angones, art director Sean Jimenez, and series stars Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Rec), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, We Bare Bears), Danny Pudi (Community, Powerless), Toks Olagundoye (Castle, The Neighbors), and Entertainment Weekly’s Marc Snetiker discuss the mystery of the boys’ missing mom, epic adventures for season 2, and new footage from never-before-seen episodes. It’s a duck blur of fun, action, and secrets revealed in this can’t-miss panel for fans new and old of the world’s most iconic family of ducks!Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pmRoom 6A Amazon Prime Video ShowcaseAmazon Prime Video brings together six exciting creators to share insights and behind-the-scenes looks into their highly anticipated upcoming Prime Original series. Featured panelists include Carlton Cuse (Lost), the prolific creative force behind Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, premiering August 31st; The Tick creator Ben Edlund; Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), director of Homecoming; world-renowned author Neil Gaiman (American Gods), creator/writer/showrunner of Good Omens; Lore super-producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead); and Naren Shankar, showrunner of The Expanse.Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm – 5:30pmBallroom 20 Universal Pictures’ Glass and HalloweenFilmmakers and actors from two of Universal’s most-anticipated upcoming releases- Glass, from M. Night Shyamalan, and Halloween, from David Gordon Green-have a few riveting surprises in store for Comic-Con.Friday July 20, 2018 3:45pm – 4:45pmHall H Bob’s BurgersWear your best Belcher family costume and get in line early because fans of the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers won’t want to miss this panel. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, and David Herman will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage, followed by a lively Q&A panel discussion.Friday July 20, 2018 4:15pm – 5:10pmIndigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront DC Justice LeagueMeet the talented minds behind DC’s “New Justice” movement as they share their inspirations behind your favorite DC superheroes. Scott Snyder, Adam Glass, Joshua Williamson, James Tynion IV, Bernard Chang, and Liam Sharp have a lot to share about your favorite characters and their fight for justice.Friday July 20, 2018 4:15pm – 5:15pmRoom 6DE Berger Books: The Second WaveBerger Books keeps great comics coming in its second wave of new and unusual genre-bending series. Editor Karen Berger (Vertigo founder) is joined by Christopher Cantwell (co-creator of AMC’s acclaimed Halt and Catch Fire, She Could Fly), Dean Haspiel (Emmy Award-winning artist of HBO’s Bored to Death, The Alcoholic), legendary comics writer Ann Nocenti (The Seeds), art director Richard Bruning, and the one and only Dave Gibbons (The Originals expanded edition) plus a special surprise panelist and announcement!Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pmRoom 25ABC BumblebeeParamount Pictures brings Transformers to Comic-Con Hall H for the first time with Bumblebee. Director Travis Knight will be joined by star Hailee Steinfeld and cast in a panel moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican.Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pmHall H DC For Young ReadersDC is excited to share advance information on DC Super Hero Girls graphic novels and DC Ink and DC Zoom, the new imprints for young readers. Top talent, Art Baltazar and Franco, Agnes Garbowska, Monica Kubina, and Dustin Nguyen give you a glimpse into their projects and spill secrets on things to come.Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pmRoom 9 JAKKS Pacific: New Toy ReleasesJAKKS Pacific will preview all the new figures and collectibles they will be releasing in the coming months. Attendees will get an exclusive first look at new items for Harry Potter, Nintendo, MegaMan, DC Originals, Incredibles 2, and more. Following the preview will be a Q&A with members of JAKKS’ development team and special giveaways.Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pmRoom 29AB The Women of Star WarsFor the past 40 years, the Star Wars galaxy has expanded at a remarkable rate. Behind the scenes, creators have worked to round that galaxy out and to maintain cultural relevancy by appealing to new fans from different walks of life. Authors E. K. Johnston (Star Wars: Ahsoka) and Zoraida Córdova (From a Certain Point of View) along with other panelists discuss the impact of a more inclusive Star Wars, from the writers to the animators to, of course, the characters you know and love.Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pmRoom 7AB IDW Entertainment & SYFY: Premiere Screening of Wynonna Earp, “Blood Red and Going Down”The cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series Wynonna Earp celebrate the beginning of season 3. With cast members Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Domonique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Chantel Riley, showrunner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith, watch an exclusive screening of the first episode of the new season, “Blood Red and Going Down.”Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm – 6:30pmHorton Grand Theatre Archer: Discussion and Q&AArcher is FXX’s Emmy Award-winning, animated comedy that recently wrapped its ninth season, Danger Island, and has been renewed for a tenth! This season centered on the semi-functioning alcoholic seaplane pilot Sterling Archer, a lush on the lush South Pacific island of Mitimotu. During a quest for an ancient native idol, Sterling and “friends” survived quicksand, cannibals, super-intelligent monkeys, and even each other. The voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, co-executive producer Casey Willis and art director Chad Hurd discuss bringing this action-packed series to life.Friday July 20, 2018 5:15pm – 6:15pmIndigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront SYFY WIRE’s Fangrrls: Women Changing the GameThe landscape of sci-fi has changed-and it’s never going back. Women aren’t just making some of the best, most groundbreaking work found in the genre today, they’re also redefining what it means to be a fan. Come geek out with the panelists and moderator Cher Martinetti (Fangrrls’ managing editor) as they chat about their current obsessions and discuss how they’re blazing their own path and changing the industry.Friday July 20, 2018 5:30pm – 6:30pmRoom 6DE Marvel Television: Marvel’s Cloak & DaggerSan Diego will be getting a little taste of New Orleans! Meet series stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, Ally Maki, and executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski of the new hit summer series that redefined the superhero genre, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger. Featuring a lively Q&A moderated by executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, along with a look at exclusive, never-before-been-seen footage. And don’t forget to tune in to watch all-new episodes, Thursdays, 8/7c, on Freeform.Friday July 20, 2018 5:45pm – 6:45pmBallroom 20 Skybound Entertainment: What’s NextSkybound chairman Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song),CEO David Alpert (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast),and Skybound North CEO and partner Catherine Winder (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics) discuss what’s next for the company behind building one of the most successful media franchises in pop culture history, The Walking Dead. They will also be joined by Skybound Games’ Ian Howe who will discuss what’s to come for Skybound’s first game studio. Moderated by Ify Nwadiwe.Friday July 20, 2018 5:45pm – 6:45pmRoom 6BCF DC VertigoIt’s a new age of DC Vertigo! Meet the new voices behind DC Vertigo comics, focusing on modern, high-concept stories for fans of fantasy, crime, supernatural, horror, and satire. Now home to the best talent from novels, games, comic books, and more, this next generation will take this beloved imprint to new heights, beginning with the launch of the Sandman Universe on 8/8/18.Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pmRoom 23ABC Legendary Comics, 2018 and BeyondLegendary Comics is part of Legendary Entertainment, the company behind such films as Kong: Skull Island, Pacific Rim Uprising, and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Legendary Comics’ Robert Napton and other panelists will be sharing secrets about their upcoming comic releases, including the just-announced Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger, the comic continuation of the hit television series, as well as John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis’s original series Cursed, Richard Dinnick’s (Doctor Who) new series Rob, Firebrand Season 2, the latest on the comic book MonsterVerse, and a few surprises!Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pmRoom 29AB Mega Man: Fully Charged TV Series PremiereKazuhiro Tsuchiya (CAPCOM, video game producer, Mega Man, Asura’s Wrath), Man of Action (creators of Ben 10 and the team and characters of Big Hero 6), and Logan McPherson (DHX Studios, VP, creative and animated production, Slugterra, The Deep, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2D series)) give a behind-the-scenes peek into the production of this new animated show, aimed at kids 5 to11. Celebrating the 30-year legacy of this iconic, game-based character, the panelists will discuss the background and creative evolution of the new series, followed by screening of never-before-seen footage from the show, coming soon to Cartoon Network.Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pmRoom 25ABC Sony Pictures PanelSony Pictures presents two of their most anticipated films produced in association with Marvel. First up, filmmakers and talent will show you what’s in store as the lethal protector Venom finally gets his own movie.Then, the creators of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse give you an inside look at their groundbreaking animated movie.Friday July 20, 2018 6:15pm – 7:15pmHall H Shout! and Scream Factory’s Breaking NewsShout! Factory’s Brian Ward (producer) and Jeff Nelson (senior marketing director), along with moderator Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits), will take you behind the scenes at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory. They’ll have exclusive announcements, sneak peeks from upcoming Blu-ray, DVD, and theatrical releases and more.Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 8:00pmRoom 32AB The Last Sharknado: It’s About TimeFor the last time ever, Comic-Con will be home to a Sharknado panel. Go shark to the future with the cast of the final installment in SYFY’s fin-tactic movie franchise. Stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Cassie Scerbo are joined by a slew of surprise panelists and celebrity cameos as they take the stage together for the last time!Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 8:00pmRoom 6BCF World Premiere of The Death of SupermanThe Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth-hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League-in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film is the latest DC Universe movie to continue Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s tradition of debuts at Comic-Con International. Witness the film’s world premiere, then stay for an entertaining panel featuring Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) as Lois Lane, Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, alongside the filmmaking crew of producer/co-director Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight), co-director Jake Castorena (Justice League Action), screenwriter Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights), and executive producer James Tucker (Justice League Dark) . . . plus a few surprise panelists. The all-star cast also features Rainn Wilson (The Office) as Lex Luthor, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless) as Aquaman, Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as John Henry Irons, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Nyambi Nyambi (The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Silas Stone, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, Max Mittelman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, and Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski. The Death of Superman arrives July 24 on digital and August 7 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pmBallroom 20 Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary ScreeningCelebrate the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, the stop-animation film that follows the misadventures of beloved Jack Skellington through fantasy worlds. Hot Topic and a special host will give attendees a fun experience with film trivia, prizes, and a mini-art exhibit at this screening.Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 10:00pmHorton Grand Theatre Twilight Zone Marathon ScreeningsThe Twilight Zone new original series will be coming soon to CBS All Access. The iconic original series took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides, and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could not. Please attend a special marathon screening and a look back of some of the fan-favorite episodes from the original series.Friday July 20, 2018 7:15pm – 9:15pmRoom 6A AMC’s PreacherEasily offended? Don’t come to the Preacher panel! Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun join executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and showrunner and executive producer Sam Catlin for a mid-season 3 discussion about the story so far and what’s to come.Friday July 20, 2018 7:30pm – 8:30pmHall H (Photo credit: Getty Images) The post appeared first on .
July 06, 2018
The Force may be strong with BioWare games, but don't expect the studio to start work on any new titles in the near future. Once known for fan-favorite games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, it sounds like the acclaimed development team is putting another trip to that galaxy far, far away on hold for now.As BioWare throws everything it has into next year's release of , questions have obviously circled about what the company will work on next. With some impressive IPs under the BioWare umbrella, the team is being forced to pick what becomes a priority for development.Related: In a candid interview with , BioWare boss Casey Hudson revealed some good news for two of its biggest franchises:“For Dragon Age and Mass Effect, we want to get back to them as soon as we can. Mass Effect is certainly a game I want to get back to. […] It’s my baby. I helped start Mass Effect, so of course we intend to get back to it at some point.”Whether a fan of Dragon Age, Mass Effect, or Knights of the Old Republic, each series has its own merits for why it should get another chapter to continue the legacy. Sadly, Hudson's words mean that a highly anticipated Knights of the Old Republic 3 is a long way down the pecking order:“There are so many games that […] we as a studio want to get to. So, one challenge is, to make a really great game on this scale really, at this point, takes the majority of the studio the size of BioWare, and we’re a pretty big studio. There’s so many more games that we want to make than we can’t get to, so we kind of have to pick and choose and move through them. But, I’ve always loved Star Wars, I loved making Knights of the Old Republic. So…we’re always trying to figure out what’s next.”Simply put, the studio's current staff would be stretched too thinly if they were to tackle everything at once. As well as continuing to support Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare has its plate full with Anthem alongside promises of more Dragon Age and Mass Effect games. While Anthem has been a major priority for a number of years, Hudson admitted that smaller teams have been focussing on another Dragon Age. It may be only a small consolation, but at least BioWare's Star Wars-inspired gameplay can be found in Mass Effect.Knights of the Old Republic may not have been BioWare's first console game back in 2003, but it helped elevate the studio to the position where it could tackle the games that it is known for today. EA is now in charge of all Star Wars games after the Dinsey merger and it should've been relatively easy to put BioWare to work on another game if developers were interested. With Knight of the Old Republic still held in high regard as one of the best Star Wars games ever, it is a shame that players won't get to see BioWare's ambitious plans for a sequel.Although , there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon thanks to rumors of . Along with Star Wars 1313, another round with Darth Revan continuously tops the wishlist of Star Wars gamers everywhere. While BioWare isn't saying it will never return to Star Wars, it could be a long wait before fans see developers pick up their lightsabers once again.More: Source:
July 06, 2018
Early numbers for 's opening night have it topping with ease. Marvel Studios' 20th film is officially out in theaters, at least domestically. While the World Cup has split up the overseas roll out, Ant-Man and the Wasp is now making its mark on the box office charts. It's already been a great year for Marvel Studios as both and topped $200 million in their opening weekend, but their latest isn't expected to come anywhere close.The first Ant-Man opened to $57M domestically and projections for the sequel predicted sizable growth. The most recent projections gave Ant-Man and the Wasp's opening weekend between $70M and $80M. While that's a big jump from the first, it'd still be the , falling just behind Doctor Strange. However, Marvel's two smallest heroes have actually surpassed the sorcerer and beat the studios' space-traveling protectors.Related: reports Ant-Man and the Wasp made $11.5 million last night during its Thursday night opening previews. This is nearly double of Ant-Man's $6.4M from 2015. When it comes to comparing it to other MCU films though, it easily took down Doctor Strange. The Benedict Cumberbatch solo movie launched to $9.4M in 2016. More impressive though, this just exceeds Guardians of the Galaxy's $11.2M launch from 2014.The Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly-led film looks poised to beat expectations based on these numbers. It will have no trouble surpassing the original film's gross in the opening weekend and could launch on par with Guardians if it has similar legs. The first installment of James Gunn's franchise earned $94.3M in its first weekend, which would be a great figure for Ant-Man and The Wasp to match.Opening night numbers typically reflect the number of hardcore fans who see the film right away, but Ant-Man and the Wasp will need general audiences to catch on to keep up with the aforementioned Marvel flicks. Both Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy launched in less crowded release windows, November and August respectively. Ant-Man and the Wasp still has to compete with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2 at the box office. The good reviews and word of mouth should give the sequel any extra help it may need, so we'll see if that results in a larger opening weekend than previously expected. Judging by these early numbers, Ant-Man and the Wasp has a chance to surprise.MORE: Source:
July 06, 2018
Sacha Baron Cohen talk show details and videos emerge Yesterday we posted by comedian teasing what appeared to be a new project centered on President Donald Trump. Now new details have emerged through on the exact nature of the project, which appears to be a talk show for similar in format to Da Ali G Show which will premiere on July 15. Showtime has also posted two teaser videos for what is likely the new Sacha Baron Cohen show which you can check out below! Da Ali G Show ran for three seasons on both Channel 4 and HBO, and involved segments featuring Cohen doing stunt interviews in disguise as his three signature characters of Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev and Brüno, all of whom eventually received movie spin-offs. The new series on Showtime will reportedly be similar, and feature stunts involving Trump as well as other celebrities, including a segment with OJ Simpson reportedly shot back in February in his Las Vegas hotel room. At least two episodes have already been produced, although it is not known if Cohen has created new characters or what the exact format will be. Cohen has a history with Trump, having duped the real estate magnate to do an on-camera interview with a ploy to pitch “Ice Cream Gloves” during a 2003 segment on Da Ali G Show. In the run-up to the 2016 election, Cohen shot a sequence for The Brothers Grimsby involving then-candidate Trump contracting HIV. The post appeared first on .
July 06, 2018
Warning: . is a movie about a very complicated family growing bigger and overcoming its issues. And by the end of the film, most of these issues are resolved before it's all thrown for a spin in a similar fashion to the . Let's break down where these threads end and what Ant-Man and the Wasp's ending means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.This Page: Ant-Man & The Wasp's Ending ExplainedPage 2: Page 3: The main plot of Ant-Man and the Wasp picks up roughly two years after the events of Ant-Man and during that time, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) got caught up in the conflict which resulted in a plea deal for him with the government for breaking laws set forth in the . Lang is under house arrest and just days away from completing his sentence. He's been out of touch with Hank Pym and Hope who are on the run from the government and at odds with Lang for betraying their trust, but he's mended his relationship with his ex-wife (Judy Greer) and spends weekends with his daughter, Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson).Related: During this time, Hank (Michael Douglas) and Hope (Evangeline Lilly) have built a new lab and have been doing everything they must (including working with a dealer of illegal special tech) to find a way to re-enter the Quantum Realm and rescue Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer). They believe she's alive after Scott was able to enter the Quantum Realm and return during the events of the first movie. You can already see the layers of the family theme at work here. Scott can soon leave his house and spend more time with his daughter, while Hope and Hank are trying to make their family whole by rescuing Janet. Scott still must also mend his relationship with Hank and Hope, however, to bridge that gap.The extra layer here is the introduction of and Ava (Hannah John-Kamen), two characters that have their histories intrinsically to Hank Pym's past. The pair are a family unit themselves with Foster having essentially adopted Ava after the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Ava is the way she is because of her father having worked for (and been fired by) Hank in the past. Ava, and Foster to an extent, are the de facto antagonists of Ant-Man and the Wasp but are by no means "villains" or evil.Playing with the theme of family, the film wraps up on a rather positive note. Scott Lang finishes his house arrest sentence and can spend more time with Cassie and his relationship with his ex-wife and her partner (Bobby Cannavale) is happy and healthy. Janet is rescued and now part of the core Ant-Man and the Wasp family, working alongside Hank, Hope, and Scott. And Bill Foster, who's been trying to save the life of Ava this whole time is working alongside them - and with Ava - to continue exploring the Quantum Realm and its energies which Ava needs to survive. Everyone is fine, their issues resolved, and they're all part of the same team.And then the and we learn that Janet, Hank, and Hope have been eradicated when Thanos snaps his fingers with the Infinity Gauntlet at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, explaining why only Ant-Man appears in the .Related: Let's back up and take a look at a few specifics from the how the plot threads resolve.Page 2: Cassie Lang, Future Member Of The Young Avengers?During the conversation where convinces her dad to break the rules and help save Hope and Hank, she talks about wanting to be Scott Lang's partner. He didn't realize Cassie was referring to herself when she suggested Scott needed an ally in the field, and then jokes that he'd be a terrible father if he let her suit up and fight given how young she is (although this sort of mimics Hank not letting Hope suit up in the first movie). Cassie jokingly resists before admitting Hope is the partner for her father.There's such an obvious and deeper layer to this. This scene - along withe the drive-in scene at the end of the movie with Hope and Scott where Cassie says she just wants to "help people" - represents intentional foreshadowing due to how the film really ends. The mid-credits scene reveals Scott trapped and alone, without his "family" of heroes and certainly without any partner to speak of. Who will Scott Lang partner with then when he re-emerges from the Quantum Realm in the future (note: Janet specifically mentions avoiding "time vortexes" on his way into the Quantum Realm) for Avengers 4?Of course it's Cassie. And wouldn't you know it but an . She'll be played by Emma Fuhrmann.Cassie Lang suits up as a hero known in Marvel Comics so the blueprint, or at least, the inspiration and ideas are there. In the source material Cassie follows the footsteps of her father and becomes a version of Ant-Girl or Giant-Girl, but was also known as Stature, and most recently, Stinger. Cassie Lang is also a member of the - something we no doubt will see setup in the MCU, even if it's not called that. It's time for youth to be introduced among Marvel's movie heroes and Cassie is likely a key part of this going into Phase 4.Related: Until then, Cassie is again without her father so Scott was right all along that every time he tries to help she gets hurt...Janet van Dyne Has EvolvedMichelle Pfeiffer's casting as Janet van Dyne is perfect, but she's criminally under-utilized in Ant-Man and the Wasp. For a character stuck for decades in the Quantum Realm, she makes her return to our reality in tip-top shape, perhaps even beyond that.Janet is as much a genius has Hank Pym, but seemingly more focused and level-headed. It was her formula and manipulation of Scott Lang that leads to her own rescue, and even when Hank enters the Quantum Realm in search of her, Janet must save him so they can escape together.Somehow she's been able to live and learn and plan in the Quantum Realms all this time. We're told time works differently in the Quantum Realm but that didn't stop Janet from still aging, so she experienced that time. Still, she did gain the power to use quantum energy with a simple touch; it's because of this Janet can help heal Ghost.Related: Is there more to this though? Janet's calmness despite being trapped alone for all these years (in a place we're told messes with one's mind) seems eerie, especially when coupled with her costume (where did she get that cloak and what's she been eating?). She even knows about "time vortexes", namedropping them in the mid-credits scene just for the sake of laying some Avengers 4 exposition. Maybe there's more to Janet's future in the MCU than we think. She cannot have experienced this unscathed, can she?Page 3: The Consequences of Pym Particles and Quantum EnergyThere must be consequences to this power and the audience is told as much, but Janet escapes the Quantum Realm with any consequence. This isn't the only time we've seen warnings and mentions of consequences without seeing the actual ramifications.The Quantum Realm takes a toll on the mind. Scott Lang mentions it and Hank Pym experiences duress first hand during the different phases of entering Quantum Realm. But there's more and it has to do with the size-shifting technology itself. When we visited the set of first movie, the cast and crew spoke to us about on the user, perhaps explaining the extreme volatility of Darren Cross a.k.a. Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll) of the first film, and certainly the anger issues and arrogance of Hank Pym who seems to have burned bridges with every partner he's worked with in the past. It might even explain some of the actions of (Ava's father) in the past which led to Ava's condition.What will it do to Scott Lang and Hope? And what does Janet refer to when telling Hank that she's evolved in the Quantum Realm?The Quantum AvengersThe most appealing part of Ant-Man and its place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that it was the only film to include and tell the story of a hero with a family, and in the sequel's case, generations of families. This dynamic gets even more complicated and continues to expand in Ant-Man and the Wasp with the additions of Bill Foster and Ava, or , respectively.With the original Wasp back as well, and everyone connected to Hank Pym in some weird way and having access to Quantum or Pym Particle related powers and tech, the Ant-Man family of heroes is massive. Especially if you add in the support staff of Luis (Michael Peña), Kurt (David Dastmalchian), and Dave (T.I.). They're essentially their own size-changing Avengers now on the run from the government.Related: So, even if we lose two Wasps and an Ant-Man in the mid-credits scene, Scott Lang doesn't have to be alone in Avengers 4. He has Cassie, and perhaps even Ghost although she may need help getting Quantum Energy to survive. Marvel Studios boss and producer Kevin Feige did tell us that there will be soon...As for what's next for these heroes, it's an absolute must that these characters get another movie. There's so much more to do with a character like Ghost who has the power to phase through objects and who has S.H.I.E.L.D. field agent experience as a stealth operative and assassin. And we want to see more of Foster as well, maybe even him suiting up as Goliath at some point. When we interviewed , he was hopeful of a prequel, using Marvel's de-aging tech where young Bill, Hank, and Janet can suit up as the original Avengers in the '90s. Indeed, we know how much Marvel Studios loves playing with timelines; the next movie in the MCU after all, is set in the '90s. releases in March, the last step on the path before Avengers 4 wraps up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in May 2019.More:
July 06, 2018