Comic-con 2014

Sony has clarified its plans for the Spider-Man franchise.

The studio has scheduled the villainous spinoff The Sinister Six for November 11, 2016.  The Amazing Spider-Man 3, originally announced for summer 2016, has been delayed two years to May 2018.

Sony Pictures is looking to totally scarify San Diego with its Goosebumps presentation on Thursday in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront.

Greasing the way for the big event, Sony has released a batch of new official images from the horror comedy starring Jack Black as R.L. Stine, the author of the bestselling junior horror novel series.

SDCC 2014: Friday Schedule

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:36

No matter which genre or medium piques your particular interests, San Diego Comic-Con is a pretty much non-stop, orgiastic festival of delights. 

It's an infectiously enthusiastic and social hubbub of people psyched about the stuff they love and happy to share in that love. 

That said, there are subtle differences between each of the days that make up the Con.  Friday and Saturday are the perfectly-cooked beef patty in the hamburger that is Comic-Con, with Thursday and Sunday as the bun.  On Friday, the unbridled joy that accompanies the start of San Diego Comic-Con is still in the air, and the heatstroke fatigue that can creep into Saturday has yet to appear.

IAR will be covering Comic-Con from San Diego for the duration, and Friday, July 25, 2014 is no exception. 

By checking in here, you'll be able to get updates from all over the convention, including panel coverage and exclusive video interviews.  Still, though, it's impossible for any one outlet to properly cover all the mysteries and happenings at Comic-Con.  To help you navigate this massive coming-together of nerds, nerdware, and nerd haberdasheries, we compile cheat-sheet schedules for each day.

On Friday, the options are practically limitless, from the usual Game of Thrones madness to a secretive 20th Century Fox presentation (which may well contain big reveals related to The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Wolverine 2, and more) to Kevin Smith's usual gabfest in Hall H.  There's also a preview of Horns, a showcase for the VFX whizzes at Legacy Effects, and a look at what's in store from Marvel Television.

SDCC 2014: Thursday Schedule

Monday, 21 July 2014 13:55

To paraphrase that song from the Star Trek: Enterprise opening credits, It's been a long road gettin' from there to here.  It's been a long time, but Comic-Con is finally near.

That's right ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, San Diego is once again on the verge of hosting the world's single biggest gathering of genre enthusiasts.  In excess of a hundred thousand nerdlingers are even now descending on the Southern California mecca to revel in their interests, from comic books to movies to TV shows and everything in between.

Preview Night, on Wednesday, is like the hors d'oeuvres before the proper meal of Comic-Con, a meal that extends from the exhibitor floor all the way through the city's Gaslamp District.

But San Diego Comic-Con properly kicks off on Thursday, July 24, 2014. 

IAR will, of course, be on hand to bring you the big news from Hall H and all over the Con to end all cons.  But no matter how hard we try, we just can't be at every panel and event of interest to you.  Facing that impossibility, we here at IAR have instead created Comic-Con schedule cheat sheets for each of the days of Comic-Con.  That way, all the Rogues out there can get a rundown of the roguish events at Comic-Con.

On Thursday, that includes a big Sony Pictures presentation showcasing next summer's Goosebumps and Pixels starring Jack Black and Adam Sandler, respectively.  The long-awaited adaptation of Lois Lowry's acclaimed The Giver gets a Hall H panel, the art of Disney Animation's Big Hero 6 is spotlighted, and even Sharknado 2: The Second One gets in on the Con action.

Almost a year before the movie hits theaters and it's already obvious that Peter Dinklage steals Pixels.

The first image from the high concept comedy reveals Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, and Josh Gad, but of course it's Dinklage rocking a feathered hairdo that grabs your attention.

There's a Goosebumps movie on the way, but it's not based on any of the popular kids' novels you may have torn through in the early-to-mid-1990s.

Actually, Goosebumps is sort of based on a bunch of R.L. Stine's age-appropriate horror tales.

The first images from the movie reveal Jack Black as Stine himself, who must battle his own scarifying creations when they're inadvertently brought to life.

There's one more Hobbit movie yet to come.

Warner Bros. is looking to make sure you're paying attention to its big panel at Comic-Con next week with a new image from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Following today's big reveal of the villain, Marvel Studios is trotting out the first real photos from Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Ant-Man presents the greatest challenge to Kevin Feige's hype-fu skills that we've seen in a long time, maybe ever.

The Marvel Studios president has proven time and again that he can skillfully drum up anticipation for a project without actually revealing anything of substance, but since Edgar Wright left Ant-Man, the general sense has been that Marvel missed out on a huge creative opportunity.

Nonetheless, Feige is keeping his hype game strong, promising that Peyton Reed will deliver the best possible version of Ant-Man.

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