I walked into Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them expecting I might have a few problems. The first was a concern probably shared by many that I’d dub “The Hobbit Effect” – a concern that drawing five movies out of a very small piece of source material meant we were in for a slog of barely-there plot intended to keep drawing us to the franchise until we hit retirement.
Carlos Valdes, known in the superhero world for his role as Cisco Ramon/Vibe on CW’s The Flash, appeared at Dragon Con this year, where he talked about the role Flashpoint will have on the show this season (which isn’t as big as you’d think), why he finds the musical Hamilton inspiring, and what it’s like working with Harry Potter’s Tom Felton.
Wizard World has been the subject of scrutiny after Tom Spurgeon reported that gun dealer DS Arms, Inc. would be attending the Chicago show as a vendor. The news prompted a series of back-and-forth moves – that DS Arms was attending, not attending, attending, and as of today back to not attending, according to Bleeding Cool.
Spurgeon’s report also mentioned that the dealer was rumored to be attending Dragon Con in Atlanta, which seemed to be confirmed by DS Arms’ Facebook page:
Given that season 2 of The Flash closed with Barry’s decision to travel back in time to change his past (an event known as Flashpoint in the comics), we can obviously expect some big status quo changes in season 3. Though we can glean only a few things about next season from the trailer, released at San Diego Comic-Con, we also managed to get some clues directly from the cast about where Flashpoint will position their characters in this alternate reality.
NBC brought SDCC-goers a sneak peak at Powerless, a hybrid of a workplace comedy and a DC superhero show, in a special preview night screening. The comedy involves a group of non-superpowered characters living in the DC universe and working at an insurance agency, cleverly dubbed RetCon Insurance Co. In addition to the more traditional relationships […]
(Note: This article contains spoilers for Mr. Robot seasons 1 & 2) Mr. Robot season 2 kicked off a few weeks ago, and showed several characters falling apart while dealing with the consequences of last year’s finale. One of the most notable changes was in Portia Doubleday’s Angela, who had accepted a job at Evil […]
Dan Percival, an Executive Producer for Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, said he considers Philip K. Dick’s works to be prescient and visionary – but he never expected the show’s message to be as relevant to today’s political climate to the degree that it has. “In a way the world has caught up with […]
Last year, we reported that more than 60,000 people came to San Diego for SDCC without a badge. Staggering as that may seem, it’s not hard to imagine given the impressive number of off-site events, installations, parties, and so on.
We’ve rounded up some of the most prominent beyond-the-convention walls events at SDCC, but for a more complete listing, we recommend checking out this calendar created by our friends at The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog (many nights have upwards of 50 events, way more than we can list here!).