Comic-Con is going to remain in San Diego for at least the next four years.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders announced Monday that the organizers behind Comic-Con have extended the convention's contract at the San Diego Convention Center to 2016, meaning that SDCC isn't going to make the jump up to Los Angeles or Anaheim any time soon.
Bad news, Marvelites: word of an "Avengers" Director's Cut hitting theaters later this year has been greatly exaggerated.
At Comic-Con, we had a few minutes to chat with director Joss Whedon and he told us that it's "not true" that an extended version of his mighty superhero film would be returning to cinemas later this year. We spoke with him about a whole lot of other topics, too, including his big "Firefly" reunion at the show, his plans for "Much Ado About Nothing," the possibility of "Doctor Horrible 2" and more. Check it all out in the video below!
Knives, axes, crossbows, guns. These are the wonderful toys with which our "Walking Dead" heroes kill their undead oppressors. But season three of the AMC survival horror series introduces a new zombie-killing utensil: the katana, wielded by the mysterious warrior woman Michonne.
Danai Gurira makes her debut as the sword-wielding walker-slayer in season three, but she got an early taste of "Walking Dead" fandom at Comic-Con this year. MTV News spoke with Gurira and other cast members about Michonne and what she brings to the "Walking Dead" universe, other than a few feet of badass steel.
"I've always gravitated towards dire stories," she said. "So this is kind of thrilling to be a part of, because I really haven't seen any story told this viscerally and palpably as 'The Walking Dead.' To be able to step into it, it's thrilling."
Ever since Jeff Wadlow came on board as director on "Kick-Ass 2," the long-anticipated sequel has seemed like it's actually, finally in a "great place." The plan seems to be for the movie to film this year with the main stars returning, so when we caught up with Christopher Mintz-Plasse while he was promoting "Paranorman" at Comic-Con, we couldn't resist asking for an update on the project.
"Things are looking good," he told MTV News. "It's looking good. That's what we can say. It's looking good. It's looking hopeful."
Comic-Con has come and gone. There were big announcements, bigger lines and an overall sense of camaraderie between the nerd community that made the packed convention worth attending.
But there were some definite issues with SDCC that came to light this year. Lines for Hall H were longer than they've ever been, and pretty much every exclusive was leaked prior to its panel happening. Even with all the fun content we have that we'll be rolling out over the next week or so, I wanted to put together a list of constructive criticisms for one of my favorite events of the year.
When we last saw Don Cheadle's Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes in "Iron Man 2," he had just snagged his own superhero suit, War Machine, to team up with Tony Stark's Iron Man. We've already seen that his suit gets some seriously cool upgrades for "Iron Man 3," so what will that mean for the relationship between the two longtime friends?
MTV Splash Page editor Josh Wigler caught up with Don Cheadle while he was promoting "Iron Man 3" at Comic-Con and he teased that Stark wasn't going to be too happy with how cool War Machine is looking nowadays.
"There's suit envy, which is fun. 'Who's really the big dog?' We just get to play with that more," Cheadle teased. "Robert and I always have a lot of fun when we're acting together."
Fans have been looking forward to the introduction of the Governor ever since "The Walking Dead" teased the prison in the finale of the second season, and they are not alone. MTV Splash Page editor Josh Wigler caught up with the cast of AMC's hit show and showrunner Glen Mazzara to talk about what we can expect in season three, and they couldn't get enough of teasing David Morrissey's portrayal of The Governor.
"I can't give anything away, but I will say that he's charming, devious, sexy and unbelievably evil," actress Laurie Holden said. "I think people are going to be knocked out, because he's a wonderful actor, he's fantastic. I can't imagine anyone else playing the Governor."
There's plenty we know about Oliver Queen's character in the CW's upcoming "Arrow," but the one aspect of his storyline we're most intrigued by is his five years spent on the island. We've already met our China White, but when MTV News sat down with stars Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy at Comic-Con, we asked just how the island storyline would work in the context of the rest of the plot.
"If we set our show in the real world, if we ground it in reality, then he doesn't just magically get archery skills and jujitsu skills and parkour skills and a sense of hearing and just a keen awareness. That is learned, and I would wager to bet painfully earned along the way," Amell said. "So it's really fun because I get to play all those different characters along the way. I think that the Arrow character is actually him. Technically I have a costume on, but that seems to be the real me."
It's the final day of Comic-Con, and the final live show for our friends at MTV Geek. It's an exciting show, too: they'll have interviews with the cast and creators of "The Walking Dead," highlights from the "Iron Man" costume contest with a special appearance from Robert Downey Jr., and much more. Watch in the player below!
We might not have been in the panel to see the "Man of Steel" teaser that impressed many Comic-Con attendees, but we at least have its official teaser poster.
The "Man of Steel" Facebook page dropped the poster, which shows us a Superman cast in shadow. Is that indicative of the movie as a whole? Maybe, especially based on the Twitter reactions of people who saw the footage.