All the Biggest News from San Diego Comic Con 2016

By Tom Pritchard on at

Right now, on the other side of the planet, San Diego is playing host to one of the biggest events in geek culture. Again. That's right, San Diego Comic Con is back, bringing with it a figurative shit-tonne of film, TV, gaming, and comic-related news. There's a lot to get through, and we can't rightly expect you to have to trawl through our feed to find it all.

So we've collected all the news we've published for you in one easy-to-use hub. There's a lot here already, but since we'll be updating this list over the course of today and tomorrow you should make sure to keep popping your head in and see what's what.

Don't worry if you think we missed anything either, a round-up of everything we didn't have time to publish will be arriving tomorrow evening whenever this event actually ends.

Don't worry if you think we missed anything either, we have a round-up of the news we didn't have time to publish.


The Week in Geek: SDCC 2016 Catch-Up, and More

Here's all the Comic Con news we didn't have time to publish, plus other geeky news from the rest of the week. Read More >>


The Justice League Join Forces for Their First Team Photo and Movie Footage

DC’s cinematic heroes assembled for the first time at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con for a team photo. There's also some footage of them in action. See for yourself! Read More >>


We Saw a Glimpse of Thor: Ragnarok, But Learning What Thor Did During Civil War Was Even Better

About 7,000 people now know what to expect as Marvel played a video Waititi directed at Comic-Con, showing Thor and Hulk’s whereabouts during Captain America: Civil War. Read More >>


Rogue One Writer Signs On For TV Adaptation Of Sinatoro

Modern “comic of the dead” Sinatoro isn’t even on shelves yet and already it looks to be heading to the small screen. Read More >>


Ash vs Evil Dead's Second Season Wastes No Time in Unleashing Blood and Monsters

The ultimate proof that the show’s return is cause for celebration came with a preview screening of the first episode, which won’t air in the US until Halloween. It’s fantastic. Read More >>


We've Seen the First Footage From Spider-Man: Homecoming, Featuring the Vulture

Unfortunately Marvel is being rather stingy with the footage, so it's not online. Read More >>


The Legion of Doom Will Menace the Legends of Tomorrow in Season Two

Of course, it’s a Legion of Doom drawn from characters that already exist in the CW’s version of the DC universe. Read More >>


The Killing Joke Movie Is a Disaster, Right Down to Its Comic-Con Panel

When folks expressed anger at Barbara Gordon’s portrayal in a new, controversial scene in the upcoming film adaptation during a DC panel, things got ugly in real life. Read More >>


A Manic Private Investigator Barges Into Elijah Wood's Life in This Dirk Gently Sneak Peek

In this show’s case, the man barging in is Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), who is investigating a death and kidnapping. Read More >>


The Inhumans and X-Men Are Finally Going to War

Inhuman-producing Terrigen mists are currently sterilising and poisoning mutants in the Marvel universe. Now those tensions are boiling over. Read More >>


The Flash Season 3 Trailer Reveals How Badly Barry Messed Up Reality (It's a Lot)

In a word: Flashpoint. Read More >>


James Cameron Thinks Neill Blomkamp's Aliens Sequel Script Is 'Gangbusters'

Cameron has been privy to Neill Blomkamp’s script for a hypothetical Aliens sequel, which would ignore and replace the events of Alien 3, and he approves. Read More >>


Star Trek: Discovery Officially Takes Place in the Prime Universe

In a press conference after the Comic Con panel, executive producers Bryan Fuller and Heather Kadin gave just a few more details about the show. Read More >>


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Reveals Who Star-Lord's Dad Is, and It's Stupendous

Marvel gave fans at Comic-Con a giant look at the much-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, but are being stingy with the video. We, on the other hand, are happy to tell you what we saw. Read More >>


It's Official: Brie Larson Is Captain Marvel

The Marvel Cinematic Universe finally has its first female solo lead. Read More >>


The Second Doctor Strange Trailer Finally Shows Us Some Real Magic

The first trailer for Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange kept things pretty small. Now, though, the second trailer has been revealed, and it actually shows some of the magic the film contains. Read More >>


Marvel Reveals Who the Villain Will Be in The Black Panther Movie

Months ago, we found out that Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and other high-profile actors would be joining the cast of the Black Panther movie. Now, we know who they’re playing. Read More >>


You Have Not Been Exposed to Joker Gas, The Lego Batman Movie Trailer Is Just That Funny

This movie may be too good to actually exist. Read More >>


FX's Mutant TV Spin-Off Legion May Be Crazy, But It's Definitely Fascinating

Legion just telekinetically moved to the top of our “Must-See” list for this Autumn. Read More >>


This New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer Is Heavy on the Beasts

Comic-Con just summoned the latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, showing New York City under siege by a mysterious force. Read More >>


The New Star Trek TV Show Has a Title and a Starship

Behold the U.S.S. Discovery, designation NCC-1031. Read More >>


Praise Pazuzu, The Exorcist TV Show Is Actually Scary

And that’s not all: The Exorcist also contains a doozy of a scene that pays homage to the original film while tipping its hat to contemporary horror films. Read More >>


The First Wonder Woman Trailer Is Even Better Than We Could Have Imagined

She’s finally here. After years of false starts, a live-action Wonder Woman movie is coming next summer. Read More >>


Why Orphan Black Is Ending With Season Five

Mainly for answers, but also to avoid a decline in quality. Read More >>


Movie Review: Blair Witch Is the Amazing Sequel You Never Knew You Needed

The best part was that the movie is good—and very, very scary. Read More >>


Check Out the Hulk's Gladiatorial Armour From Thor: Ragnarok

Desperate fans have hoped that the film will in some way be adapting the Planet Hulk storyline. This year’s San Diego Comic-Con seems to have granted them their wish Read More >>


Neil Gaiman Could Not Be Happier With the American Gods TV Series

The pervasive sentiment of the American Gods panel was summed up by Neil Gaiman himself: “As a general rule, if you loved it in the book, it is probably going to end up on your screen.”  Read More >>


Counterpoint: Powerless Has Laughs and Some Serious Comic Knowledge, Too

I was sceptical about Powerless when I first heard about it, but after watching the first episode I was totally charmed by its clever continuity references and superhero-centric humour.  Read More >>


Star Wars: Aftermath Author Teases Jakku Battle for Trilogy's End

At the Star Wars Publishing presentation at Comic-Con, Wendig hinted about what we should expect from Aftermath: Empire’s End, the final book in the trilogy. Read More >>


Surprise, The Woods Is Actually A Blair Witch Sequel

After Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, we didn’t think we’d be seeing another entry in this franchise. Until now. Read More >>


The Walking Dead's New Trailer Has Kingdoms, Tigers, Zombies, and Zero Clues About Who Died

This is a three-minute trailer doesn’t feature a second of new footage of any of the 11 characters at risk. Instead, it has a ton of new stuff, including characters, locales and... yep, that’s definitely a tiger. Read More >>


Here's Your First Look at the American Gods TV Series

We’ve had oodles of perfect casting announcements, we’ve had some delectable teaser images, and now, it’s finally here. Read More >>


Acclaimed Author Roxane Gay Is Writing a New Black Panther Spinoff Comic

T’Challa’s world is getting a little bit bigger at Marvel Comics. Read More >>


Game of Thrones Has a Blooper Reel and a Much-Too-Early Look at Next Season

It seemed unlikely that the showrunners would have much to say at their Comic-Con panel, but they did have two little treats for fans. Read More >>


Ghost Rider Is Coming to Agents of SHIELD

And it's probably not the incarnation of the Ghost Rider you were expecting. Read More >>


Mr. Robot's Cast Hints at the Shocking Surprises to Come in Season Two

Mr. Robot is everywhere at Comic-Con, with huge ads for the show plastered on busses outside the convention centre. Here’s what we learned from the show’s second season from its stars. Read More >>


Dick Dastardly and Muttley Will Be Post-Apocalyptic Death Racers In Garth Ennis' New DC Comic

Look, that right there is one hell of a headline to have to write. Read More >>


The Wonder Woman Movie Has a Fantastic New Poster and an Even Better Tagline

You know what else it has? Colour. Glorious, glorious colour. Read More >>


Luc Besson's Scifi Epic Valerian Looks Like The Fifth Element to the Fifth Power

The prospect of a new, big scale sci-fi movie from The Fifth Element director Luc Besson is exciting enough. After seeing footage and images from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this Thursday, it seems that excitement is fully warranted. Read More >>


So That's How the Inside of the Millennium Falcon Is Laid Out

Now, I’m sure plenty of people on the internet have drawn detailed maps of the Falcon but, having never searched them out before, I was in awe at this replica model piece. Read More >>


We Have Achieved the Technology to Keep Stan Lee Attending Comic-Con for All Eternity

The app lets people “join” Stan in a virtual living room, where they can watch the first episode of Cosmic Crusaders, his new superhero project. Read More >>


A Japan/Nazi Cold War Comes to The Man in the High Castle's Second Season

At San Diego Comic-Con, the cast and crew revealed a bit of what comes next in series two of the Philip K. Dick adaptation. Read More >>


Luke Cage Kicks Major Ass in a New Trailer for Marvel's Black Superhero Show

The bulletproof hero will be tackling a criminal enterprise that threatens to engulf the entire neighbourhood of Harlem. Read More >>


The First Trailer for Marvel's Defenders is Meaningless and You'll Love it Anyway

The show's big reveal is essentially just font- and logo-based – but undeniably enjoyable. Read More >>


See Danny Rand's Horrible, Horrible Life in the First Iron Fist Footage

This less-than-a-minute teaser does not make Danny’s life look easy. Read More >>


Hot Toys May Have Accidentally Revealed a Crazy Suicide Squad Spoiler

Proceed with caution, film fans. Read More >>


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