The die-hards were out in full force in San Diego for the annual four-day convention, which wrapped Sunday. Running the gamut of genres, from action and horror, to fantasy and anime, movies, TV shows, graphic novels and comic books, there’s no place like Comic-Con, where Spandex and body paint is the norm.
What used to be a lonely spot to get your geek on is no more as Comic-Con now boasts some of the biggest stars and unleashes the most anticipated trailers anyone and everyone can enjoy. So, enjoy.
All right, all right — surprise!
Megastars Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan kicked off the convention on Thursday morning by shocking everyone with their surprise appearance. The Oscar winner and the acclaimed director dropped by to show off the new trailer for their upcoming space movie Interstellar, which will blow your minds, just like Nolan’s previous works like Inception, Memento and The Dark Knight trilogy.
Only four more months until Mockingjay
A minute-long teaser trailer for the Hunger Games and Catching Fire sequel, Mockingjay – Part 1 was released — and it’s about as awesome as you would expect. We’re still not sure how they’re going to organically split up the final book of the trilogy into two parts but based on the preview, which features Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) plotting their next move and, of course, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), does it really matter? Is it November 21st yet?
Comic-Con is the perfect place for a celebrity to go incognito because so many people are trying to look like someone else. So why wouldn’t Daniel Radcliffe, who was there to promote his upoming movie Horns, dress up like Spider-Man?
He explained later in the day: “I did an American accent for the whole time. I even took a rucksack, so I look like I’m just coming to Comic-Con. I had a whole look. But it was great … I took lots of pictures with people who did not know that it was me.” Awesome. Though if he actually used the word “rucksack,” it would’ve been a dead giveaway.
Go Mad for Tom Hardy
Filming began on Mad Max: Fury Road two summers ago but fans got a taste for George Miller‘s prequel to the franchise (which gave us Mel Gibson) — and it’s crazy. Another tale set in a dystopian future and wonderfully crazy as you might expect. The only hiccup is none of the stars attended the panel. It was Miller running the show with no sign of Hardy, Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult or Rosie Huntington Whiteley anywhere. Hmm, trouble for the flick, which is set to hit theatres next year?
It may have been Benedict Cumberbatch‘s first Comic-Con (he was promoting The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as well as Penguins of Madagascar) but it probably won’t be his last. Like with everything else he does, the actor appeared to be having more fun than anyone else at the event. Cumberbitches, unite!
— The Hobbit (@TheHobbitMovie) July 26, 2014
The Griffins meet the Simpsons
In case you weren’t aware, The Simpsons and Family Guy are still on and the two animated series are becoming one — for at least an episode. Fox screened the four-and-a-half minute footage of “The Simpsons Guy” at its panel, and also discussed a possible Star Trek spoof and a Family Guy movie. It airs Sept. 28.
A fan made Tatiana Maslany cry
Orphan Black‘s panel was predictably incredible, with fans giving its stars and creators a standing ovation. They laughed, they joked, they shrugged off the Emmy snubs. (Grrr.) But during Q&A time, a fan told stars Maslany and Jordan Gavaris that she is gay and used to be ashamed of who she was. The character of Cosima helped her realize it wasn’t all about sexuality and the show has since helped her rebuild her relationship with her mom. Oh, my, just check out the gifs or the video below (begins around the 1:45 mark and goes on for three tearful minutes).
New Wonder Woman channels a certain Warrior Princess
Not only did we get a 20-second sneak peek of the upcoming movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, but we also got to see what Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman looks like. The actress tweeted a photo of her in character; gone is the iconic red-white-and-blue suit and lasso and in its place is dark leather and a sword. Stunning.
It’s not all about the movies, people
While the movies draw big crowds, it’s the TV shows that might have the most hard-core fans. From the much-anticipated returns of The Walking Dead, Supernatural and Arrow and the love for recently wrapped Orphan Black and Game of Thrones, to upcoming newbies but look-like-goodies Gotham and The Flash, it’s going to be rocking on the small screen.
The trailer for Season 5 of TWD looks as ass-kicking and bloody (and, thankfully, not super-Terminus-y) as ever. Giddy.
Until next year, Comic-Con.