So we rounded up what you need to know about the TV panels that hit Comic Con this past weekend, so of course we had to compile the must-know news about the movies too.
There were of course some big reveals from the film panels at the 2015 San Diege convention, with the new trailer for Dawn of Justice being revealed, a Star Wars concert and more.
Get all the need-to-know movie news from Comic Con 2015.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The highlight of the Star Wars panel was the surprise appearance of Harrison Ford, who reflected on returning to the films, and the character that launched his career.
“It should have felt ridiculous,” Ford said about his return to playing rogue smuggler-turned-rebel-fighter Han Solo.
“It was 30 years ago and I sort of grew up and yet I was doing something I did so long ago, and I will tell you that it felt great.”
Fans were treated to a clip of behind-the-scenes footage which showed explosions, robotic creatures and intricate sets, before being ‘escorted’ by Stormtroppers to a live concert of composer John Williams’ Star Wars score at a nearby venue.
The third film in the DC shared universe brings together super villains as part of a government-created taskforce led by the ruthless Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). The trailer was unveiled at the convention and while some of it was leaked to the public via social media, fans have had to wait for the full-quality version, but thankfully it’s now been released.
The cast of Suicide Squad – minus Leto – were all present for a panel at Comic-Con, where the teaser received an overwhelmingly positive reception.
Suicide Squad will open on August 5, 2016, following the debut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016.
Ryan Reynolds did not shy away from his superhero past during Fox’s “Deadpool” presentation, where the first footage from the film drew the Hall H crowd to its feet to chant “One more time.” It’s a triumphant comeback for Reynolds, whose superhero career seemed DOA when “Green Lantern” fizzled. “I’ve only gotten to do one other proper….sorry, not proper, superhero movie…” he joked at the “Deadpool” panel, and validation has never felt sweeter.
Comic Con were treated to some first-look official footage from the video game adaptation, but unfortunately there’s none of this circulating online just yet.
Ahead of the panel, Legendary Pictures released two new posters, which you can see below:
The first features Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar – the major human character in the film – and the second showed Toby Kebbell as orc Durotan.
Warcraft is a movie that is based on the popular video game series and will see Duncan Jones back in the director’s chair.
Jones has assembled a terrific cast, as Fimmel and Kebbell are joined by Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown, and Ruth Negga.
Robert Kazinsky is an avid Warcraft playing, logging about 600 days played on the game – he played so much he lost a girlfriend. The real important quote from Kazinsky is his standing behind what he’s seen from the movie so far, “I’m a gamer and I know what I’m expecting you’re expecting, and Duncan Jones has made the movie you want to see.”
Warcraft is released 3rd June 2016.
The Hateful Eight
Director Quentin Tarantino is bringing back the ‘roadshow’ cinema-going experience for audiences to watch his gritty Western film The Hateful Eight.
The roadshow was a popular cinema experience in the 1050s and 10960s, with movies being accompanied by intermissions and musical overtures.
We haven’t seen a Tarantino movie hit the big screen since Django Unchained – for which he won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar – and now he is back at the helm and on writing duties.
A brand new poster for the movie was unveiled.
Once again Tarantino has assembled a terrific cast list as Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Channing Tatum are all on board.
In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as ‘The Hangman,’ will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff.
Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…
Sadly, we do have quite a wait for The Hateful Eight to hit the big screen as it is not released until 8th January 2016.
The upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot, opening Aug. 7, also got a turn in the spotlight, with stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell all on hand, along with director Josh Trank and producer Simon Kinberg.
The debuted a final trailer that’s heavier on action than any that have come before.
Speaking about the role, Miles Teller said: “I kind of joked around a couple years ago saying I’ll do a superhero movie at some point and then Spider-Man came and went and I thought that was it,” he said, then emphasized why “Fantastic Four” is going to be so awesome. “It’s cool, man. It’s not just people blowing things up.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
The biggest thing to come from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice panel, the new trailer of course. If you haven’t seen it it’s time to watch.
Here’s the latest stills released from the film too, if you haven’t managed to see them.
A bootleg version of the Comic-Con trailer for “X-Men: Apocalypse” has leaked online following its debut in Hall H on Sunday.
Fans were blown away by the footage, which comes after just five weeks of filming. In the trailer, fans got their first look at a host of new faces to the franchise, including Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, and Oscar Isaac as supervillain Apocalypse.
The trailer also featured footage of Rose Byrne, who reprises her role as Moira MacTaggert from “X-Men: First Class,” telling Professor X (James McAvoy) about cults that worship mutants as deities.
The meaty preview from director Bryan Singer’s sequel ends with a shot of Professor X with a shaved head, which marks the first time audiences have seen McAvoy sporting the cue ball look since taking over the character from Patrick Stewart.
20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens in theaters May 26, 2016.
Actor Bill Murray stole the show in his first appearance at Comic-Con, promoting his film Rock the Casbah, making a rockstar-like entrance before leading the crowd in song.
But it was his hinting of a possible appearance in the new Ghostbusters movie that captured the crowd’s attention.
Murray, who had long-resisted the idea of appearing in a third movie, said he approved of the all-female cast for the reboot — starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kat McKinnon.
“Someone may have said something and I said ‘that’s a great idea, you should do it with those girls and those girls, particularly,” he told MTV.
“I think they’re going to have a great success with it.”
His appearance came as the director of the new film, Paul Feig, posted a new photo on Twitter revealing the new cast in their uniforms.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) July 10, 2015