The annual San Diego Comic-Con International concluded recently and the proceedings gave film geeks lots to cheer about as new footage and information was revealed for several properties and franchises. As such, this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie Newsrecaps the highlights of the convention including new insights on: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ghostbusters, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, The Hateful 8, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
From there, the GeekScholars reveal their top five films of 2015 thus far as we move out of the summer blockbuster season.
Finally, next week is Episode 200! If you haven’t yet submitted a question for the special show, do so now on Twitter, Facebook, or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday we saw the Heroes Reborn trailer from Comic-Con 2015. Today, we get to watch the cast and creator of the show talk about it with fans. So, follow the jump for the Heroes Reborn panel from Comic-Con 2015.
Heroes Reborn premieres on NBC on Thursday, September 24th (8/7C).
Hannibal Executive Producers Bryan Fuller and Martha De Laurentiis, along with cast members Hugh Dancy and Richard Armitage, were the featured guests for a Comic-Con 2015 panel on the second half of Hannibal’s third and final season.
They talked about the upcoming Red Dragon arc that will conclude the show’s run on NBC. Check it out after the jump. Hannibal airs on Saturdays (10/9C) effective this week.
One of the more entertaining new shows premiering this fall is NBC’s The Player. Centered on Alex, an ex-Special Forces soldier who works as a security consultant and gets caught up in an operation possessed of technology that can predict crime.
Unlike a certain series on another network, here the crime predicting technology was created by the 1% of the 1% of the 1% not to solve or prevent crime, but to let them bet on whether it succeeds or fails. It’s all set up like an uber-casino.
Wesley Snipes’ Mr. Johnson is the pit boss; Charity Wakefield’s Cassandra is the dealer, and Philip Winchester’s Alex is the player – the bettors put money on whether he can solve/prevent each crime. The series premieres on Thursday, September 24th (10/9C).
Series creator John Rogers and stars Winchester and Snipes were present for The Player’s Comic-Con panel. Check it out after the jump.
Terry Brooks’ Shannara novels have outsold almost every other writer of epic fantasy (J.K. Rowling being the only exception) and has a worldwide following.
MTV is bringing the series to television as The Shannara Chronicles and screened a first look video at Comic-Con. It looks like it has Game of Thrones potential – great cast (John Rhys-Davies, James Remar, Ivana Banquero), great locations (New Zealand) and terrific effects (WETA!).
Check it out after the jump. The Shannara Chronicles premiere in January 2016.