In a sea of Hollywood comic book and superhero movie franchise, Kingsman stands apart. The first movie, The Secret Service, was based on the comic co-created by Mark Millar and Watchmen's Dave Gibbons. But while the comic sold well, it was the movie adaptation that became a blockbuster, earning rave reviews, $US400 million ($507 million) at the worldwide box office, and a sequel, The Golden Circle -- a sequel based on no comic at all.
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The past two weekends, at two different conventions, Marvel has screened footage from Avengers: Infinity War. And each time, the first new scene in the footage, featuring Thor, gets a shocked gasp. At San Diego Comic-Con, we asked the director of Thor: Ragnarok about that moment and he gave a very curious answer.
Nobody thought it could happen. Then it did. Back in October 2016, it was announced that Young Justice -- the fan-favourite Cartoon Network series about DC's teenage superheroes -- would be coming back from the dead for a third season, and last week at San Diego Comic-Con, we talked to some of the show's creators about what to expect.
Since James Wan is still filming Aquaman, it won't be out for well over a year. Happily, Wan sent Jason Momoa from Australia, where the movie is being filmed, to Comic-Con to show fans a little something from the film -- but only the few thousand fans who made into the Warner Bros. panel. But that isn't going to stop us from telling you all about it.
As far as movie posters go, Marvel's official one for Ragnarok is pretty damned great as is. It's bright, it's fun, it conveys a sense of drama and action while also showing off the ridiculously over-qualified cast that's going to bring the film to life. Given how awesome it is, there are few things that could make it better -- and all of those things are Jeff Goldblum.
BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency premiered a very short clip from the second season of the show. Showrunner Robert Cooper said that the genre of season one may have been time travel, this season is very "something else" -- a something else creator Max Landis said they couldn't say at comic con or "people freak out."
Director Ryan Coogler played a huge chunk of footage from Black Panther at Marvel's Comic-Con this Saturday evening, but Marvel did not elect to put it online. If you're annoyed by this, well, good news, because I saw the footage and I'm going to tell you everything about it. The bad news is after you read this, you're going to want to see the footage even more.
The Magicians took the chance provided by Comic-Con to reveal the Muntjac, a magic, living ship that will play a huge part in season three of the Syfy show. In a press event that same day, executive producer John McNamara said, "It will kind of be our Fury Road season. No resources. What do you do?"
HBO premiered the first trailer of season two of Westworld to a packed house at San Diego Comic-Con. And who could have guessed? The park -- you know, the one where the robots who were being horrific abused by regular humans but then gained sentience and discovered how awful they have been treated -- is in a lot of trouble.
The first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is one of those trailers you never, ever forget. So, the cast and crew had a lot to live up to at Comic-Con, but the new trailer take care of at all. It's a two-and-a-half-minute ball of action, awesomeness, humour, and insanity that may be the most purely fun Marvel movie trailer we've ever seen, all courtesy of director Taika Waititi. Guys, Thor and Loki are shooting people with laser guns.
The cast of Stranger Things got a heroes' welcome in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday, even before they released this giant trailer filled with new footage from the show's incredibly anticipated second season. And yes, that is Vincent Price's voiceover from Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Yep, Stranger Things is still totally awesome.
Video: Luckily for Syfy's 12 Monkeys (and its fans), the show has known in advance that season four would be its final one. Season three ended with a massive splinter and a young Cole being told the story of the ouroboros serpent by his father, which is right where this trailer for season four begins.
This year's Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel was pretty unique. In past years, the season is usually over by July so the panel mainly looks back. This year, though, with the current season just starting, there wasn't much the panel could talk about or show. So it became a pretty free-flowing, all-over-the-place conversation -- with a few noteworhy moments.