I want to go to Comic Con, I really do

I want to go to Comic Con, I really do

An unmissable event for all pop culture fans, this year’s San Diego Comic Con runs July 21 to 24 in California, US. It’s also a great opportunity to find out more about the blockbusters heading to the big screen over the next 12 months.

Originally created in 1970 as a get-together for comic book fans, over the last 40 years, the San Diego Comic Con has grown to become a key event for major American movie studios with announcements to make.

While comics still hold an important place at the convention, cinema is grabbing all the media attention, as the industry’s big-hitters try out different means of communication to get the internet buzzing with good publicity.Major movie news from the 2015 San Diego show included word on when Rogue One A Star Wars Story” was set to start shooting, the unveiling of a poster for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight,” and the premiere of a trailer for the final Hunger Games movie.

More juicy revelations should be in store for movie fans of all kinds at this year’s edition.

Channeling his inner bat: Ben Affleck will be in attendance at the event, so expect some news about his upcoming Batman flick. Photo: AFP

Channeling his inner bat: Ben Affleck will be in attendance at the event, so expect some news about his upcoming Batman flick. Photo: AFP

With Ben Affleck’s attendance now confirmed, there could be more news on the next Batman movie, which he’s lined up to direct.

The Warner Bros presentation, scheduled for July 23, could also reveal a first trailer for Wonder Woman.

DC Comics will this year face competition from rival Marvel, notably absent from the 2015 edition. Doctor Strange – its upcoming production set to land this fall – is likely to draw plenty of attention, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which could see a trailer unveiled.

Luc Besson is heading to this year’s San Diego Comic Con to talk about his upcoming movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. He may also present exclusive first footage from the movie.

There’s hope of a first trailer July 21, when the sci-fi movie is presented in the company of its director and lead actors, Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan.However, there will be no news on upcoming production from 20th Century Fox (Assassin’s Creed”, Wolverine 3, etc).

The studio pulled out of the 2016 convention over fears of piracy.

Wonder Woman will also celebrate her 75th birthday at Comic-Con San Diego this year. Photo: AFP

Wonder Woman will also celebrate her 75th birthday at Comic Con San Diego this year. Photo: AFP

In 2015, four American TV series pilots – Minority Report, Supergirl, Lucifer and Blindspot – were leaked illegally online a few weeks after screening at the San Diego event.Disney won’t be coming either, instead keeping its announcements for this week’s Star Wars Celebration taking place in the D23 Expo – its own event organised every two years in Anaheim, California.

The next edition will be held July 14 to 16, 2017, a few months before the release of Star Wars Episode VIII. – AFP Relaxnews




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