Thursday, July 24, 2014

COMIC-CON BABY



COSPLAY ON THE BIG SCREEN AND PRINTED PAGE

Today is the start of 150,000 rabid comic book fans of all stripes descending on San Diego for Star Wars and Avengers coming out, 2015 and 2016 already promise to be the biggest years in film history, and Comic-Con could very well be Ground Zero for a pop culture singularity.

Comic-Con 2014. It’s the Mecca of all things nerdy for the summer, where some of the biggest names in geek culture and entertainment come to show off what’s to come for the next few years. This year’s event is a bit different, though: with movies like the new Guardians of The Galaxy.

Already Jack Black has been outed not for his costume or character, but for his tummy, after being spotted by fans also in Cosplay. No doubt local Club Cosplay promoter Ivan Promotions will make an appearance to pump fans up about the next edition of Club Cosplay happening at M15, August 16. So far over two hundred tickets have been bat-roped by awaiting costume play fans anticipating the next exciting adventure.

The big stories will be Marvel.  Expect to hear plenty about Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy, and potentially some details on six of Marvel’s upcoming films, including Doctor Strange and Captain America 3.

The Hobbit’s, The Battle of the Five Armies will conclude the second epic Middle Earth trilogy this December, and Peter Jackson will be on hand in San Diego this week to get everyone excited one last time.


George Miller is bringing his classic dystopian action series Mad Max, back after 30 years, and Warner Bros. is promising that he’ll show off a first look at it this Saturday. With Miller still in the directing chair and Tom Hardy taking over as Max, in Fury Road.

Chuck Palahniuk’s cult hit Fight Club is returning with a sequel 15 years after David Fincher turned it into a wildly successful film. The sequel will be a 10-issue graphic novel written by Palahniuk, and Palahniuk will be in San Diego on Saturday to talk about it and the original Fight Club with Fincher and this new book’s illustrator.

If Marvel will rule the box office, DC will own TV this fall. Expect plenty of news and impressions for highly anticipated shows ConstantineThe Flash, and Gotham, along with updates on what’s in store in the next season of Arrow.

The HBO juggernaut Game of Thrones recently ended its fourth season, probably its biggest yet. The cast and crew will be at Comic-Con this year answering questions about where the series will go next. Also, series author George R.R. Martin will be around to deal with rabid readers anxious for his next installment.

All this and more awaits those in San Diego this weekend. Holy Moley.


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