That said, the 93-year-old comics industry icon is no spring chicken and his breakneck appearance schedule is finally starting to slow down.While this is certainly significant news for fans of all things Comic Con, it is certainly not surprising.The former president and chairman of Marvel Comics has admitted that his hearing and eyesight are failing, but that s an issue that plenty of men half his age can relate to.Aside from that, it sounds like this industry legend is just looking to indulge in some hard-earned R, and we don t begrudge him that for a second.So if you re an East Coast resident, and you ve been looking to shake hands with the man responsible for some of your favorite superheros, you may want to cancel whatever plans you had for October 6-9.That s when New York Comic Con 2016 will invade the Javits Center in Manhattan and when the legendary Stan Lee will take his final bow at this Big Apple event
But today, Comic-Con San Diego got some very good news about its 2016 show.The film will be shown at the Embarcadero Marina Park South and will be displayed on a large-format, IMAX screen.Though the event will be part of Comic-Con, it is not exclusive to Comic-Con attendees, and those who attended the recent 50th anniversary fan event in Los Angeles have already received invites to the screening.If you re looking to try to score a few tickets for yourself, be ready, as they are expected to be available soon.Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, and Idris Elba.The film is set to hit theaters everywhere on July 22, 2016.
San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, which not only means we re about to get tantalizing looks at next summer s blockbuster films, but also a mountain of exclusive toys and collectibles.The convention hasn t even started yet, but Hot Wheels might have already won the whole thing with this exclusive 1964 Buick Riviera featuring a badass-looking Spock leaning on the hood.The die-cast car is based on a well-known photo of Leonard Nimoy, in his full Spock getup, who celebrated the success of the original Star Trek TV series by buying himself a 1964 Buick Riviera and then posing with his new ride on the studio s backlot.It s weird to see Spock standing near a vehicle not destined for space travel, but from the looks of it, the 1964 Buick Riviera was at least as large as the USS Enterprise, and it was probably able to carry more passengers and crew.So how can you add this to either your Star Trek or Hot Wheels collection?It will be exclusively available online from MattyCollector.com for $20 once the convention gets under way, although presumably in limited numbers, so don t drag your feet.
For years, Marvel Studios was a staple at San Diego Comic-Con.Scott Derrickson and James Gunn, who are making Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.https://t.co/LbqvjJ46VgStrange comes out in November and is well into post-production; it makes complete sense for that to show up and start building anticipation.Gunn will have finished principal photography for Guardians by that time too, so he ll have plenty of footage and information to share.Plus, Marvel is well into pre-production on Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War and more so Comic-Con seems like the perfect place to announce official casting and attachments for those films and more.There have, certainly, been plenty of rumors about them all.
For years, Marvel Studios was a staple at San Diego Comic-Con.Scott Derrickson and James Gunn, who are making Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.https://t.co/LbqvjJ46VgStrange comes out in November and is well into post-production; it makes complete sense for that to show up and start building anticipation.Gunn will have finished principal photography for Guardians by that time too, so he ll have plenty of footage and information to share.Plus, Marvel is well into pre-production on Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War and more so Comic-Con seems like the perfect place to announce official casting and attachments for those films and more.There have, certainly, been plenty of rumors about them all.
Remember that bit in Iron Man 3 where Tony Stark relaxes in his Iron Man armour on a sofa?Well, good news for fans who ve been waiting to create that moment on your toy shelf for three years: you finally can.Yes, seriously, Comicave studios is releasing this special version of its recently unveiled Mark 42 Armour 1/12 Scale Figure at Comic-Con this year.There s no real difference from the standalone figure—it s still 6" tall, it comes with all the accessories like alternate hands and repulsor blast FX pieces.It s certainly an impressive little toy.It s so goofy, you can t help but love that an action figure whose accessories include such explosive elements as rockets and hand-blasters and all that nonsense, also now comes with something as innocuous as a couch.
Marvel is always a major presence at Comic-Con, but with busy schedules and travel demands, you never know who will make it out to San Diego for the big show.Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.Here s a hint… pic.twitter.com/ovawpnsLsj— Scott Derrickson @scottderrickson June 10, 2016And the latter replied thusly:Really?Production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, but fans will have to wait until May 5, 2017, for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.As for Comic-Con San Diego, the event will take place at the San Diego Convention Center and will run from July 21-24.
San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, and in addition to top-notch cosplay, celebrities, and sneak peeks at upcoming blockbusters, attendees will also be treated to countless lines and crowded venues.To ensure you ve always got a comfy place to sit and wait, Brando s got just the backpack for you.BrandoIt really doesn t break any new ground when it comes to design, capacity, or comfort, but the reason you might want to drop $75 on this backpack is revealed when the breathable padding that rests against your back pops up—with metal support legs underneath—to create a sturdy stool.The added feature doesn t add much weight to the pack either, and while not as comfy as a chair, it s a better alternative to having to plunk down on dirty convention center carpeting.
SUPER IDEA: Wolverine 3 Featuring an All-New WolverineIt s beginning to look like Laura Kinney—the comic book clone of Wolverine also known as X-23 and, as of last year, the All-New Wolverine in the comic of the same name—will show up in Hugh Jackman s final Wolverine movie.The Hashtag Show obtained a casting breakdown for a character called Zoe in the movie, described as being a temperamental, impulsive and feral creature who requires an extremely physical actress who is able to improvise scenes without necessarily resorting to speech.SUPER IDEA: Two More Actors Coming Home to Spider-ManAdd two more actors to next year s Spider-Man: Homecoming, with Kenneth Choi and Donald Glover both signing on to Jon Watts reboot movie for the Marvel hero.Choi will reportedly play the principal of Peter Parker s high school, while Glover s role remains a mystery for now.Straczynski will remain attached to the project when it jumps to the big screen as producer, and will also write the screenplay.Why this is super: Rising Stars was well received by critics and fans alike during its run, and this news offers something that s almost unheard of in superhero movies: the chance for the comic s creator to play a significant role in the movie s creation.
The rest of our usual programming isn't going anywhere, though, so sit back and guzzle down the week's best geeky news from the world of film, TV, and comics.2Merch is a big thing for Marvel, and it's announced that there will be a new focus when it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.Paul Gitter, Senior VP of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products, told Variety: Our key learning is that we had to chase products featuring Groot and we want to be sure we are ready for the excitement across multiple age and demo segments who want to bring home Groot in a variety of innovative products.Memes like Scumbag Steve, Success Kid, and the Ancient Aliens guy now feature Jeff Goldblum's face.We've never seen this before in the entire history of the Green Lanterns, um, but it appeared to Simon when his willpower spiked.Filming begins next week, and the first two episodes will be written by showrunner Steven Moffat and novelist Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
The rest of our usual programming isn't going anywhere, though, so sit back and guzzle down the week's best geeky news from the world of film, TV, and comics.2Merch is a big thing for Marvel, and it's announced that there will be a new focus when it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.Paul Gitter, Senior VP of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products, told Variety: Our key learning is that we had to chase products featuring Groot and we want to be sure we are ready for the excitement across multiple age and demo segments who want to bring home Groot in a variety of innovative products.Memes like Scumbag Steve, Success Kid, and the Ancient Aliens guy now feature Jeff Goldblum's face.We've never seen this before in the entire history of the Green Lanterns, um, but it appeared to Simon when his willpower spiked.Filming begins next week, and the first two episodes will be written by showrunner Steven Moffat and novelist Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter in the TV series Hannibal.It s possible that we should just get used to the silence for a couple weeks—with Comic-Con International a month away, it s likely that any big news will be held until then.The Real Deal: According to an anonymous poster on the IMDb forums of all places, Episode VIII is not going to reveal that Luke Skywalker is Rey s father—and, for that matter, neither will Episode IX.Two things about this rumor are telling: firstly, that Rey literally is given the destiny of Anakin Skywalker in the prequel trilogy Hopefully, she ll escape that whole dark side thing , and secondly, the origin of the Jedi Order references a special Force-sensitive tree, which ties it to both the animated Clone Wars series and last year s Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire comic book series.Does that suggest that there s a grand scheme being slowly unveiled and this rumor is genuine, or that whoever made it up had just watched Clone Wars on Netflix before writing this post?No details about the mission were released, but it s almost certainly not going to be a quiet trek around the galaxy.
Sonic The Hedgehog and friends in artwork for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.The most important thing is not the fact the series survived for 25 years, but how many games were developed.Since the game is slated for release next year, it is possible that it could be exclusive to the upcoming Nintendo NX that is set to launch in March 2017, given the fact that there have been a number of Nintendo exclusive Sonic games released over the years.Although the upcoming game's features, gameplay mechanics and other details have yet to be revealed, Sonic Team does need its next game to be a smash hit considering the miserable failure of Sonic Boom and poor reception to most Sonic projects and products in recent years."We did our best to build a relationship of mutual trust with older fans of Sega but, looking back, there have been some titles that have partially betrayed that trust in the past 10 years," Satomi said.In the meantime, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is set to release on 27 September for the Nintendo 3DS.
Sega has revealed that a new title in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is in development for release in 2017.The news was confirmed by Sonic Team executive Takashi Iizuka during a 25th anniversary event in Tokyo, according to Gematsu.It was also revealed that more information on the mysterious new game will be shown at San Diego Comic Con next month, all of which will be livestreamed online."The most important thing is not the fact that the series survived for 25 years, but how many games were developed.The last major title in the franchise was Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric for Nintendo Wii U.Sonic Boom was part of a three game exclusivity deal with Nintendo, which included Sonic Boom, Sonic: Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games: Sochi 2014.
San Diego Comic-Con hasn t gotten underway yet, but Mattel may have already won the show.Following the Spock 1964 Buick Riviera exclusive that will be available once Comic-Con starts, today Hot Wheels revealed a new Death Star trench run set featuring fantastic four-wheeled versions of TIE Fighters bearing down on an X-Wing.The four Hot Wheels cars included with the set look like a fantastic mashup of Mad Max and Star Wars, and the packaging even features lights and sound effects, plus three short sections of Hot Wheels track to expand your ever-growing racetrack.The set will exclusively be available at the Mattel booth if you re lucky enough to be heading to Comic-Con this year, but you can also pre-order one from MattyCollector for $50 if you can t make it to San Diego.
Before we get to the five comic books you should consider prime summertime reading in July, there are two things we want to bring to your attention.And secondly, one of the best comic books you can read this month is already available online, for free: Hannah Bumenreich s Spideyzine, which collects her fan comics about Marvel s wall-crawling superhero and shows a side of the character that is rarely, if ever, seen in the official comics.Once you re done reading that, please do make your way to the comics shop to pick up these five titles.Really, all Snotgirl needs as a selling point is the phrase the new project from Scott Pilgrim s Bryan Lee O Malley.And for another, there s the sly satire on social media mores that propels Lottie Person from an allergy-ridden disaster—hence the snot of the title—into Internet phenomenon.And for another, there's the sly satire on social media mores that propels Lottie Person from an allergy-ridden disaster—hence the snot of the title—into Internet phenomenon.
Right now, all comic-book-movie-watching eyes are on this month s Comic-Con International.But even as studios plot how best to wow the audiences in San Diego with announcements and big reveals, small updates continue to escape for the superhero flicks of 2017 and beyond, including Justice League casting news and at least one piece of self-nominated dream-casting that everyone involved should be working to make real right now.PITCH PERFECT IDEA: Anna Kendrick Nominating Herself to Play Squirrel GirlEvery now and then, the Internet gives us a gift that is so perfect it doesn t quite seem real.SUPER IDEA: Two More Actors Probably Joining Justice LeagueLooks like two more faces have joined the cast of Justice League.
An image which teases the arrival of a new Overwatch heroBlizzard is heading to San Diego Comic Con on 21 July to discuss the first new hero character to be introduced to hit multiplayer shooter Overwatch since it launched in late May.The developers will lead a panel at the fan convention, entitled 'Behind The Scenes of Overwatch's Newest Hero'."Blizzard developers James Waugh director of story & creative development , Michael Chu senior designer, Overwatch , and Arnold Tsang assistant art director, Overwatch present a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of developing the art, design, and story for Overwatch's newest hero," reads a description of the panel.The panel is being held on 21 July at 6:45pm PST 2:45am BST, on 22 July and will last an hour.There's no information yet regarding when the hero will be added to the PS4, Xbox One and PC first person shooter.
Conan O'Brien showing off his 'Conan Cardboard'Conan O Brien is covering Comic-Con in San Diego again this year, and is filming it with CONAN360 VR.To celebrate, he is giving away a limited number of Conan-branded Google Cardboard headsets to help fans experience it fully.The comedian announced that he will air a week of live shows from the Spreckels Theatre in San Diego from Wednesday, July 20 to Sunday, July 24.His lineup includes interviews with the cast of Silicon Valley, the cast and creators of Game of Thrones, and the cast from the upcoming movie and fan favorite series Suicide Squad.Conan promised audiences plenty of surprise guests, to be announced during the event.
July seems like it's shaping up to be the geekiest month of 2016.Not only do we have San Diego Comic Con arriving at the end of the month, London is also playing host to this year's Star Wars Celebration and there are bound to be plenty of big announcements to enjoy.There are a lot of ways to get around this, and one of the easiest methods is just putting everything into multiple tweets.Essentially it's a portal for Twitter, letting you write out your entire message and convert it into a tweetstorm without having to be incredibly anal about the number of characters in each tweet.Once your account is connected, Storm It opens up to a page where you can type away to your heart's content.But if you use it a lot, it might just be worth investing in a blog.
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