January 20, 2019

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‘X-Men’ At Comic-Con: Everything To Know About The Mind-Blowing Panel

SAN DIEGO — X-Men from a Sentinel-controlled future and the mop-haired 1970s converge in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Here in the real world, or the better version of it that exists at San Diego Comic-Con, a huge gang of mutant-loving actors — stretching back to 2000's "X-Men" through 2011's "X-Men: First Class" — surprised the crowd at Hall H.

They were rewarded for their visit with at least three different standing ovations.

The Fox panel was scheduled to include "The Wolverine" and next year's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." But "X-Men" stole the show. "I was here when 'The Avengers' [first] lined up," said moderator Geoff Boucher. "This is bigger."

Bryan Singer and three of the film's producers were joined by Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and newcomers Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Peter Dinklage (Bolivar Trask) and Omar Sy, who confirmed he's playing future-man Bishop.

The rowdy cast brought a playful, fun-loving and greatly appreciative vibe. McKellen noted that he felt "safe" in California "now that you've gotten rid of Proposition 8." The crowd roared in support. "I'm looking for a husband," said the elder Magneto, looking in the direction of his youthful counterpart. "Hello, Michael."

Amour was in the air, as Berry lamented the lack of love interests for Storm. Acknowledging that the Hall H crowd undoubtedly has a mastery of the character, she asked, "Is Storm asexual or something?" ("Forge!" fans yelled).

Stewart did point out one advantage Berry has over the rest of ...

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‘Catching Fire’ Panel: Jennifer Lawrence’s Snotty Kiss And More Sexy Facts

SAN DIEGO — Moviemaking is a glamorous business. Just ask star Josh Hutcherson, who was on the receiving end of a Jennifer Lawrence snot bomb during one particularly slobbery day of filming their new "Hunger Games" sequel.

Hutcherson and Lawrence relayed the story to the enormous crowd gathered at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday for the franchise's first-ever panel in Hall H, the Con's largest room. While the cast and crowd seemed pretty impressed with the debut of the latest trailer, Lawrence suggested an alternative to the officially sanctioned new footage.

"Oh my god, we should've brought that clip with the snot," she exclaimed when asked a question about how hot the kissing scenes in the new movie will be.

Apparently things got super sexy while filming a pivotal mouth-to-mouth scene. "In the resuscitation there was a kiss and there was slobber, and the slobber sort of got connected to my face," Hutcherson explained. "It will be very hot."

Just because the snot scene (probably) won't make the final cut doesn't mean you won't get a chance to see the disgusting glory for yourself. "I'll put it on YouTube or something," Lawrence said. "You gotta see it. There's all this snot coming out of my nose, and when I go to kiss Josh, it connects with his mouth."

Here are a few more (much less gross) things we learned from the panel, which also included costars Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Willow Shields, newbies Jena Malone and Jeffrey Wright, and director Frances Lawrence:

Sam Claflin, Sex God
Fan-favorite character Finnick Odair makes his ...

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‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Sequel Announced At Epic Marvel Panel

After impressive San Diego Comic-Con showings from both Warner Bros, with the big Batman/Superman announcement, and Fox's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" all-star photo op, Marvel Studios, the reigning king of the superhero movie, needed to come into Hall H swinging. So they brought a god.

Tom Hiddleston came out in character as Loki, the god of mischief, to warm up the crowd and make fun of them for standing in line to see panel, and by the end, the room was boiling and ready for some surprises.

And when the "Thor: The Dark World" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" portions of the program finished early, the mood of Hall H was electric, expecting big things, and they got them. James Gunn director of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" brought out nearly the entire cast — most of them, straight from London — to talk about their sci-fi flick and show off very, very early footage.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" has only been shooting for ten days, but the footage managed to contain effects shots of the two CGI characters, Groot and Rocket Raccoon. The tone and look were unlike anything that Marvel has previously put together. Chris Pratt's Starlord is cocky and irreverent, and he leads a band of "a-holes" that includes Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista in head-to-to make up. "Guardians" looks like it will be full of outer space action and a brand of humor that fits right in with the fun Marvel cinematic universe.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige returned to his seat next to panel host Chris ...

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Comic-Con: Answers To Your Nerdiest ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Question

Two years ago, the world saw "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes," and next year we'll be treated to the "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." But when we catch back up with Caesar, now in a position of power in the world, will he still be the one we're rooting for?

"It is a really good question," Andy Serkis — Caesar himself — told Josh Horowitz when the cast of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" stopped by MTV Comic-Con Live before their Hall H panel.

Serkis, however, deferred to director Matt Reeves, who said that that's the question at the heart of the next trip to the planet of the apes. "The answer is that it's meant to be a complex situation," he said. "The thing that got me about the first movie was exactly what you're saying. You literally become Caesar because of Andy and what it did and because of Rupert. It's just a beautiful, beautiful story."

Reeves said that because the story and character of Caesar was so compelling in "Rise," it would be difficult to abandon him as a protagonist, even after his ascension to power. "We just felt that in going forward, the idea that you would continue to see the world through [Caesar's] eyes and then suddenly discover that the humans are still out there, because as the story starts you're in the world of the apes. You think the humans aren't even there," he said. "Then suddenly we realized, 'Wait a minute. There's a population of humans here as ...

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New ‘Catching Fire’ Trailer Debuts: Watch Now!

SAN DIEGO — Get ready to enter the arena for round 2: Lionsgate debuted a brand-new trailer for at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, giving fans their first glimpse at fan favorite character Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin), the arena for the 75th Hunger Games, and much more of the events that transpire before Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are forced to fight for their lives again.

Katniss and Peeta themselves, Lawrence and Hutcherson, joined costars Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, and Willow Shields and director Francis Lawrence in the convention center's gigantic Hall H to debut the new footage and discuss the sequel, which hits theaters Nov. 22.

While the first trailer for "Catching Fire" focused on Katniss' pre-Games press tour, the new one introduces much more of the civil unrest rising throughout Panem after Katniss' inspirational subversion of the Hunger Games rules that allowed her fellow District 12 tribute, Peeta, to survive.

Katniss finds herself inside the arena again for the all-star Quarter Quell, a special, even more dangerous edition of the Hunger Games (which is inherently deadly, since all but one of the competitors will die before the end) held every 25 years. The 75th edition is an all-star competition of sorts, bringing back former winners from each District to compete against each other, and the new trailer shows President Snow explaining the rules -- and Katniss and Peeta's terrified reaction once they find out they'll be heading back to fight for their lives.

We also meet District 4 super stud Finnick ...

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Superman And Batman Movie Headed Your Way In 2015!

SAN DIEGO — Something super this way comes: Batman and Superman will team up on the big screen for a movie in 2015, Warner Bros. announced this afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con.

"Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder took the stage for a surprise announcement at the tail end of the joint Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures preview panel.

"There's been a lot of speculation about what we're doing," he said, after thanking fans for their support. "It is official that we are going to make another Superman movie."

"You guys may ask what is the movie about," he teased. "The truth is you don't want me to tell you what the movie is about, right?"

He called Harry Lennix, who played General Swanwick in "Man of Steel," to the stage for the big reveal, because "his voice is just way better than mine." Lennix took to a spotlit podium to read a passage from "Batman vs. Superman," a scene in which Batman has just tangled with Superman.

"I want you to remember, Clark," Lennix read. "In all the years to come, and all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you."

All five of the massive screens in Hall H, which held approximately 6,000 screaming fans, lit up with a greyscale Superman S, with Batman's signature winged silhouette soon stacking behind it.

Singer stressed before the passage that the script for the film is not yet complete and that they're not adapting "Batman vs. Superman," but that the passage would ...

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‘Walking Dead’ Season Four: Find Out What The Cast Has Planned

Want to know what has up its sleeve for season four? Actor Chad Coleman can sum it up in two words: "epic" and "gut-wrenching."

Coleman, who joined the series last season as fan-favorite Tyreese, steps up to the plate in season four with a much bigger role than ever before. The actor promised that the new year of zombie-plagued stories is "a wild experience right out of the gate," with "an amazing place" in the narrative for the hammer-wielding Tyreese.

"Everybody was eager and open to inviting Tyreese in," the actor told MTV at Comic-Con. "Every actor wants to raise their game and bring substantive, compelling material, to be a valuable asset in turning things along at an incredible pace — and I'm all in."

Last season on "Walking Dead," the show focused on a war between two feuding factions: Rick Grimes and his companions at the prison, and the gated community of Woodbury, led by the ruthless Governor. Though the Governor lost an eye and his people at the end of season three, he walked away with his life still intact. That means the villain is very much a threat looming large over the new season of "Walking Dead," as actor David Morrissey's appearance at Comic-Con made quite clear.

"The zombies are the threat — there's more of them — but there's a sense with the Governor that you think he might like you," Morrissey told MTV about the dangerous nature of his character. "You let your guard down around him, because you think he's on your side ... and ...

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‘Man Of Steel’ Star: Sequel Is ‘Going To Happen’!

SAN DIEGO — Newly minted box-office hero Henry Cavill played it coy when it came to talk of a rumored "Man of Steel" sequel, but one of his co-stars was a bit more forthcoming at last night's Superman 75th Anniversary Celebration bash at San Diego Comic-Con.

"It looks like it's going to happen," Harry Lennix, the man who played General Swanwick (and worked for "Avengers" director Joss Whedon on the short-lived TV series "Dollhouse"), confidently told MTV.

Cavill himself wasn't ready to make such bold declarations. "I don't know anything about 'Man of Steel 2' yet. I don't even know if it's going ahead," insisted the British actor, who has no doubt dodged that line of questioning for months now."

"Nothing in Hollywood is a safe bet," he added. "It's not done till it's done."

Even before Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" had collected $628.8 million around the world, fan speculation ran rampant about not only potential sequels, but the ultimate of DC team-ups, "The Justice League." Sure, "Green Lantern" was a misfire and Christian Bale insisted he's retired the cape and cowl, but there's no reason to believe Warner Bros. doesn't want to launch their own $1 billion franchise to compete with "Marvel's The Avengers."

The next morning, the Los Angeles Times' "Hero Complex" published a report that said an announcement about a Superman/Batman team-up movie was imminent, with the paper reporting Warner Bros. would unveil plans for the project during the Hall H panel on Saturday (July 20). "Superman & Batman" would presumably arrive before "Man of Steel 2," or ...

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