Avengers: Age of Ultron, Man of Steel 2: Batman*, Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, Mulder and Scully having sex, X-Men: Days of Future Past, George R. R. Martin smashing people’s guitars, Guardians of the Galaxy... this year’s San Diego Comic Con was intense.
*Working title! Heh.
Since most folks had a nice, relaxing weekend, we’ve assembled the highlights from this year’s SDCC in one handy list for easy perusal.
The Avengers Movie Universe
Avengers 2 is Officially Avengers: Age of Ultron: Featuring reveals from Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and lots of new stuff from Guardians of the Galaxy!
Joss Whedon Gives More Details on Avengers: Age of Ultron: A video interview with Joss where he reveals more about the Avengers sequel.
Wait, Joss Whedon Said Whaaat About Avengers 2?: Whedon drops a hint at the Dark Horse Whedonverse spotlight and Chris Lough speculates madly.
Cobie Smulders Joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Read a Full Rundown of the Pilot Episode!: Agent Maria Hill will join Coulson on TV. The recap of the pilot episode contains LOTS of spoilers.
Captain America Gots A Shiny New Bike: It’s very sexy, we promise.
X-Men Movie Universe
“We need you to hope again.” X-Men: Days of Future Past Puts All the X-Men on Stage in Hall H!: The Fox movie panel featured the 20 person cast from the upcoming X-Men film, plus footage, and hints about movies beyond.
Spider-Man Movie Universe
Andrew Garfield is Totally Up For Being in the Avengers: Amazing Spider-Man 2 at SDCC : Spider-Man was the guest star at the panel about his own movie and viewers got a huge amount of information about Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the larger plan beyond that.
SDCC Amazing Spider-Man 2 Teaser Shows Electro in Action: A taste of what Electro will look and act like in the Spider-Man sequel.
The DC Comics Movie Universe
Warner Bros. Announces Batman and Superman to Clash in Man of Steel Sequel: Warner Bros. made a huge splash by committing to a shared universe between Batman and Superman, but did not confirm a leaked report about a 2017 Justice League film.
Game of Thrones
Awkward Shoulder Rubs From Tywin Lannister. Highlights from the SDCC Game of Thrones: The Game of Thrones cast and crew assembled and talked about the shocking events of season 3. Khal Drogo also...well, you’ll have to see.
George R. R. Martin Busts Up Paul & Storm’s Show Like They’re the Stark Family: You HAVE to watch this. At the adjoining Wootstock, George R. R. Martin violently and hilariously responds to criticisms of his writing speed... then Neil Gaiman jumps in the fray!
Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary
Daleks for the 50th! Highlights From Doctor Who at San Diego Comic Con: The audience got to see the first footage from the 50th anniversary special, which confirmed some facts about John Hurt’s Doctor character, and a lot more.
Matt Smith Wants the Doctor to Regenerate Into A Woman: The Eleventh Doctor could not be contained! Watch this adorable panel with him, Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Stephen Yuen (Glenn from The Walking Dead).
OMG. We Just Realized...: Something VERY important about Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
How Sherlock Survived His Fall
“Sherlock? But that’s Television.” Sherlock Gets A Fourth Season!: The Sherlock panel revealed the title of the last season 3 episode, future plans, and how Sherlock survived his fall! (The answer? Lots of adorable monkeys.)
X-Files Sexy Times
Yes, They Had Sex. 8 Awesome Things From the X-Files 20th Anniversary Reunion: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Chris Carter, and more shared quite a bit about the show’s past and future, and answered some important lingering questions.
The Legend of Korra Returns
The Legend of Korra Will Return This September: A trailer and start date for season 2 was revealed, and the first episode was screened, containg some shocking revelations!
New Trailers We Saw
New from Patrick Rothfuss, Neil Gaiman, Joe Abercrombie, and Brandon Sanderson
Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind Coming to Television: Not an SDCC announcement but it happened concurrently!
Sandman: Overture Previewed at Comic Con: Vertigo and Neil Gaiman revealed a little bit more about the new Sandman series.
Joe Abercrombie Announces a New Trilogy of Books Coming in 2014: He’s coming for the children!
Check out this Steelheart Excerpt from SDCC!: Random House Children’s Books released two new chapters from Brandon Sanderson’s upcoming superhero YA novel Steelheart.
Galadriel in Battle? Tidbits From the SDCC The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Panel: The Hobbit was absent from this year’s con, but TheOneRing.net took up the slack with some interesting speculation.
Apes Will Rise!
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Goes Viral For Comic Con, Will Link New Movies With Classic Films: Lots of new info about the next Apes film. We loved the first one and can’t wait for the next.
Super Cute Things We Saw
What Time Is It? Thanksgiving Time! Adventure Time at SDCC: It was all singing, some dancing at the Adventure Time panel!
Supernatural’s Sam and Dean Are Modeling SDCC Fashion for You: “Look, Sam. Everything you see is your kingdom.”
More San Diego Comic Con coverage will filter out as the days go on, as more comes out about the new Godzilla, new RoboCop, and Divergent movies. (And we can’t wait until the Community season 5 panel gets put online.) Keep track of it all here.
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