Joss Whedon was at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend and spoke about the idea of making a Black Widow solo film with Scarlett Johansson. As a fun bonus, a Marvel panel revealed a never-before-seen MCU screentest he directed.
If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I’m a big fan of DC Comics’ Poison Ivy. So when I got to announce Ivy’s miniseries earlier this year, I was so excited to see Dr. Pamela Isley stand in the spotlight.
There is a select but growing group of actors who have been in projects from both of the major comic book companies, Marvel and DC.
It feels as if we waited forever for Marvel Entertainment to greenlight their first female-led superhero film and it's felt just as long for them to announce who would be playing Captain Marvel (a.k.a. Carol Danvers). They've finally made the big announcement at San Diego Comic-Con. Captain Marvel is Brie Larson. And, surprise! Danai Gurira joins Black Panther.
Despite what many people believe about critics or people who write about movies professionally, I love to be surprised, and I love to be proven wrong.
When I kicked off an unexpectedly vehement wave of fan-driven mayhem this spring by sharing buzz I’d been hearing about Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, I did so without having any idea what kind of blowback I’d get. I wasn’t looking to shake anyone’s faith, and I certainly wasn’t pretending that the buzz I’d been hearing was the final word on anything. That’s one of the reasons the extreme overreaction bummed me out so much. If I can’t feel free to honestly report which way the wind is blowing as we build up to the release of a film, then you’re essentially asking me to just be part of the marketing arm of the studios. That’s not how I started writing about film, and it’s certainly not going to be where I end up. Fans seem to only want to hear good news, or they want their own opinion reinforced, but again… that’s not really my job.
Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's Batman: The Killing Joke has been the subject of controversy since its 1988 debut and not surprisingly, its animated counterpart has exacerbated the issue by adding new layers to the story. Before and after the debut screening of the film at San Diego Comic-Con fans reacted and writer Brian Azzarello, director Sam Liu, and producer Bruce Timm addressed the concerns.
We’re bringing you updates from the big Warner Bros. panel from Hall H at Comic-Con! Stick with us here for updates on the two-hour presentation that features stars and footage from Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Lego Batman Movie and more.
The annual circus that is a sea of people wearing their fandom on their sleeves, massive advertising campaigns everywhere you look, and so many opportunities to geek out is well under way.
The first full day of San Diego Comic-Con supplied plenty for fans to talk about. Among the most buzz-worthy: Valerian wowed the SDCC crowd with newly unveiled footage, the stars and producers of Marvel/Netflix’s Luke Cage were there, and Seth Rogen screened his R-rated animated comedy, Sausage Party.
HitFix’s Donna Dickens, Chris Eggertsen, and Emily Rome recap Thursday at Comic-Con in the video below.
Stick with us here at HitFix for more coverage from SDCC 2016!
The annual nerd get-together that is Comic-Con attracts no shortage of fanboys and fangirls. Many of these attendees spend days and a lot of money designing and making their costumes so they look just right for the occasion.
To honor the efforts of these people, we at HitFix have scoured social media sites to find the best fashion statements from the San Diego affair.