The 2013 San Diego Comic Con convention is coming to a close and there is so much to cover. Many fans rejoiced as speculation became truth and the unimaginable became real. Here are the highlights of what you might have missed.
At the Warner Bros. panel it was revealed that Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the sequel to Man of Steel. After that they excitedly announced that the sequel would also include Batman as they displayed the image above on screen. They have yet to mention who will play the role of Batman but the news is exciting nonetheless. See more here.
Another small mention at the Warner Bros. panel was that a Flash and Justice League All-Stars film was in the works. They are also shooting for the 2015 timeframe.
Fans were hounding Marc Webb in regards to the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. While he didn’t want to give away too much, he did hint at his own love for the Sinister Six and a possible introduction in the next film.
I don’t want to give away too much. I really don’t. I want to preserve The Surprise, which is always under attack. For the right reasons. People are very enthusiastic, and they’re curious, but it’s really difficult to let people get into that theater for the first time and experience it with that sense of awe and curiosity. I think that’s tragic.
But … I’m a fan of The Sinister Six. I’ll say that. I think if you pay attention to the second movie, you’ll see hints of what’s to come.
Joss Whedon revealed that the title for the sequel to The Avengers will be Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. While there was a comic run titled “Age of Ultron” released this year, many believe the premise of the film’s sequel to follow a different path. Either way we know that Ultron will be involved with the Avengers in some way.
Marvel revealed the full title for the sequel to “The Avengers” at Comic-Con on Saturday. Director Joss Whedon popped by the star-studded presentation to announce that “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” would be the name of the second superhero ensemble film.
Exclusive concept art was released for the Guardians of the Galaxy film. The art, as seen above, details the looks of the characters in the film and how the actors who portray them will look in the role. The film is slated for release in August 2014.
The first footage for the Captain America sequel was revealed this weekend. While we don’t currently have access to the footage shown at SDCC, we do have the transcripts below.
We open in an elevator. Cap is inside, looking out the glass window. I think we’re in DC. We see him from behind. He’s got the shield on his back like a backpack. He turns as more people (Frank Grillo among them) get on. His uniform is new. It looks a lot like the US Agent costume. The music is moody, like The Hunt For Red October. Cap looks Grillo up and down. He senses something isn’t right. More people get on. Cap keeps looking at them. He notices many of them are armed. More and more get on with each floor. The elevator is packed. Cap takes another look at their guns. “Before we get started,” he says, “Does anyone want to get out?” Grillo says something about it “not being personal” and a fight breaks out. It’s a massive fight, mostly shot from above, in the confined space. Cap takes out every single guy. He kicks his shield, flipping it into his hand as he exits.
The Marvel logo comes up. We see Robert Redford in an office. He saying that he joined SHIELD to protect the world. “To build a better world sometimes means tearing the old one down,” he says. “And that makes enemies.” We see the Helicarrier flying. Lots of Black Widow action. Fury shaking hands with Redford. Fury is talking to Cap. “I thought the punishment usually came after the crime,” Cap tells him. We see Mackie running from a futuristic helicopter. He leaps off a building and we see the Falcon wings come out! Cap on his motorcycle, fighting the helicopter. The helicarrier falling out of the sky in flames. The final shot is Cap’s shield on the ground, A metal hand reaches down to pick it up, revealing the Winter Soldier.
X-Men Days of Future Past footage was revealed and while the footage is not currently available, we do have a very detailed recap below.
We see a closeup of Patrick Stewart’s eye, and someone (Stewart) asks, “What’s the last thing you remember?” Professor X (Stewart) responds, “I had a glimpse into the past.”Then Professor X tells Wolverine, “You’re going to have to do for me what I once did for you.” We slowly zoom out from Professor X’s aged face, and then we see him with a Cerebro helmet on, and later coming out of the Cerebro chamber.
And this is a dark dystopian future, where the dark, fetishy costumes are looking more dirty and distress and messed up, and Professor X and Ian McKellen’s Magneto seem weary and filled with dread. They’re in a war chamber in front of a table that shows how badly things are going. Wolverine even has a bit of gray in his facial hair.
We see flashes of all our favorite mutants, including Storm against a stormy sky, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, and some others. And there are futuristic-looking mutants, including Omar Sy as Bishop, and some others I couldn’t identify wearing dramatic Mad Max-y makeup.
We learn that Professor X and Magneto have come together “side by side, to end this war before it ever begins.”
Wolverine asks, “So I wake up in my younger body, and then what?” Professor X responds, “Find me, convince me of all this.” And Magneto chimes in that Wolverine will find younger Magneto a different person, “a darker person.” We catch glimpses of 1970s versions of Magneto and Professor X — with a lot more hair and a lot more fire to them. Young Professor X has a crazy beard and a 1970s groovy outfit with an X-shaped light on his face, while Young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is waving a gun.
We see Young Professor X blowing dust off a white globe.
Back then, Professor X says, “I was a very different man. Lead me, guide me, be patient with me.” We see Young Professor X putting his hands on someone’s face as he tries to understand. Maybe Wolverine’s face?
Older Wolverine responds, “Patience isn’t my strong suit.”
And then blue glowing hands are gripping Wolverine’s head, sending him back in time into the body of his younger self.
We catch glimpses of other stuff — Young Magneto using his powers to pull a distressed Mystique along the floor. Young Magneto descending from the air looking scary. There is a mysterious opening under the Oval Office, revealed by the oval opening up like a trapdoor. And protests in the street, and Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) addressing a government hearing. And Richard Nixon looking weird and terrifying — and then Mystique walking down the street changing into a man in a pimp suit.
There is a LOT of stuff blowing up, and Young Professor X using Magneto, and the Beast attacking, a woman walking away from an airplane, and a military setting. We glimpse Professor X shielding his face from an intense white light, and the Cerebro machine exploding.
Young Professor X says, “I don’t want your suffering. I don’t want your future.”
And then Old Professor X is face to face with his younger self. He says: “Please. We need you to hope again.” It’s an actual spine-tingling moment. Actual goosebumps here.
While there were a TON of things covered at SDCC, these were among the top highlights of the event. Definitely some exciting news and gives us a lot to look forward to in the next couple of years.