LEAGUE LINKS – July 28, 2014 (SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON WRAP UP)

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This is by no means a comprehensive listing of everything that went down at SDCC over the weekend, but it’s pretty close!

Star Wars

No announcements were made regarding Star Wars: Episode VII at SDCC, but Marvel Comics made a splash by revealing their plans for three new Star Wars series – Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Princess Leia, and an ongoing adjective-less Star Wars title. Newsarama has previews and creator lineups.

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Marvel Studios/Marvel Entertainment

Marvel had their usual separate film and TV panels, but the only real Earth-shattering news out of either was the Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer/sizzle reel screened during the movie panel. For a complete breakdown of the panel, including who was there, what the footage looked like, and what questions were answered, CLICK HERE. (io9)

Marvel showed some footage from Ant-Man at the Con, but it was overshadowed a bit by the bad news of Patrick Wilson and two other actors’ departure from the film. (Deadline)

Here’s some Marvel photos from the Con:

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Over on the TV side of things, Patton Oswalt introduced the proceedings and dropped a big bombshell about a possible Marvel superhero joining the team this season:

The panel itself mostly centered around the Agent Carter series and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. There was footage from both shows screened and Q&A sessions with the stars. One of the big tidbits to come out of the Agent Carter session was that the original human Jarvis, who was Tony Stark’s butler growing up, would have a role on the show. Comic Book Resources has a nice recap of the panel.

In a non-Marvel TV panel on Sunday, Marvel snuck in the news that the Daredevil Netflix series would begin in May, 2015. (Bam, Smack Pow)

Oh, and before we move on…this is not SDCC-related, but Deadpool test footage leaked online. Yep, DEADPOOL test footage:

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DC Entertainment

The huge news out of the DC during the Warner Brothers Studios’ movie panel was the reveal of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and a few minutes of footage of an epic showdown between Superman and Batman in his armor from The Dark Knight Returns! The footage is unfortunately not online yet, but here’s Gal as Wonder Woman, and CLICK HERE for a description of the Batman V Superman scene. (Badass Digest)

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On the TV side of things, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, and Gotham were all represented with trailers, Q&As, and they even screened the Constantine and Flash pilots in their entirety! The most exciting reveal during the TV session was an extended Arrow season three trailer, which featured a cameo appearance by the season’s big bad: Ra’s Al Ghul!!! (Check out the trailer below.) Here’s a great, detailed rundown of the TV panel. (io9)

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All The Rest

The movie that unquestionably stole the show at Comic-Con was Mad Max: Fury Road. Check out the impossibly badass trailer:

And here’s four Fury Road posters. (SuperheroHype)

Legendary Pictures had a surprise announcement: a King Kong prequel called Skull Island! (Badass Digest)

Legendary also dropped some details on their Warcraft film, directed by Duncan Jones. (Joystiq)

Legendary also made news by announcing not one, not two, but THREE monsters for Godzilla to pummel in Godzilla 2: Rodan, Mothra, and Gidorah! (Vulture)

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies had a big slot in the Warner Brothers panel. Nothing major was unveiled here, but here’s a video of the entire thing!

Devin Faraci of Badass Digest was really jazzed about the Jupiter Ascending presentation. Check out what he had to say about the Wachowski’s sci-fi epic. (Badass Digest)

Here’s a brand new teaser trailer for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I:

Here’s a video announcing all the new cast members for Game of Thrones’ fifth season:

Here’s a trailer for the fifth season of The Walking Dead:

Finally, Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi are teaming up to produce and write an Evil Dead TV show! Groovy!

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