San Diego Comic Con Round-Up - Thursday July 24th 2014
San Diego Comic Con kicked off in earnest yesterday, and it's safe to say that if Thursday's events are a benchmark for the rest of the weekend, this could be the busiest Comic Con yet. With panels being held by some of the biggest players in the industry, the lines were long, but those who managed to gain precious entry were treated to surprise appearances and a host of exciting announcements. Here are the biggest headlines you might have missed.
Fans at the Paramount Studios panel were left bewildered when their Q&A with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star Megan Fox was cut short. Heck, even Fox herself was confused as to why fans couldn't have more time to ask questions. Later, though, all became apparent when Christopher Nolan and some of the stars of his upcoming space epic, Interstellar, walked onto the stage to a rapturous and surprised applause. Nolan was joined by Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as a new trailer for the November release was aired.
Unfortunately, it's not for a new series, but the full cast of Firefly will be reuniting to voice the new Firefly Online game. Though this is clearly a major coup for the team behind the game, it does mean that the scrutiny over the production will be increasingly severe as Browncoat fans look to take absolutely anything they can get in the absence of a new season.
The Star Wars Rebels panel yesterday, fans were treated to a host of new footage from the upcoming show. With these latest trailers, what started out as the focal point of fan rage at the lack of more Clone Wars episodes has now become a legitimately exciting prospect. Star Wars Rebels airs on Disney XD in October and whether you like it or not, it's canon, so you're going to want to watch it.
A new image from Avengers: Age of Ultron announced the appearance of Harley Davidson's new electric motorbike, Project Livewire. Read the statement below:
"Today at the San Diego Comic-Con, Harley-Davidson® and Marvel Studios will introduce Project LiveWire™ – Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle – to fans gathered at the annual international convention. Project LiveWire, which is featured in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, will be the ride of choice for Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow) played by Scarlett Johansson, in an epic scene with Captain America in the film. Read more: Comic-Con: New Avengers: Age of Ultron Photo Has Black Widow on Harley-Davidson's Electric Motorcycle"
Disney aired a couple of exclusive clips for their ridiculously cute adaptation of Marvel's Big Hero 6 during their 'Art of...' panel yesterday.
After putting his soon-to-be-famous cowl on display yesterday, Warner Bros. and DC Comics unveiled a new image of Ben Affleck as Batman. You can see it below.
One of the most exciting (but still potentially underwhelming) images to emerge yesterday was this shot from Guardians of the Galaxy of Thanos sitting on his throne. Is that a bit of shoulder we see?
The first trailer for Xbox Entertainment's Halo: Nightfall series was aired series was aired yesterday. Nightfall charts the origins of Jameson Locke who made his name in Halo 5. Nightfall also stars Christina Chong who is expected to appear in JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII next year.
It was announced a while ago that the original cast of Alien would return for Sega's Xenomorph thriller, Alien: Isolation. At their panel yesterday, the developer aired this clip of Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and co. discussing their new video game roles.