San Diego Comic-Con is one of the biggest events to happen over the summer. Aside from the quirky costumes and the fact that it's not unusual for giant robots to stomp around on the grounds (see video at right), SDCC has largely become a Hollywood event rather than a nerds-only comic convention. Which means everyone wants in.
This year, tickets to the con sold out in just an hour, so there were a lot of sad people out there who couldn't go. In case you among the unlucky (like me), fret not: here's an overview of what happened this weekend in TV and movies.
- The sequel to "The Avengers" will be called "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," and is set to be released May 1, 2015
- Tom Hiddleston, as Loki, stopped by the Marvel panel in costume
- Joss Whedon showed a very early teaser, as well as footage from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Thor: The Dark World," and "Guardians of the Galaxy"
- For "Guardians of the Galaxy," Karen Gillan — who most know from her role as Amy Pond in "Doctor Who" — revealed that she had done something a bit drastic for her role as Nebula... she shaved her head to play the bald superhero
- The entire cast of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" showed up to "The Wolverine" panel to deliver a clip from the upcoming X-Men film
- DC revealed that there would be a sequel to "Man of Steel" (the origin story of Superman, starring Henry Cavill) — and it will feature Superman AND Batman. No word on who will play Batman, especially since Christian Bale recently stated that he would not be reprising his role as Bruce Wayne.<./li>
- The sequel to the first film in "The Hunger Games" franchise, "Catching Fire," got a trailer, which can be seen here
- Godzilla is getting a movie. The film has already wrapped shooting, and it stars Elizabeth Olsen ("Martha Marcy May Marlene," "Liberal Arts"), Aaron Taylor Johnson ("Kick-Ass"), and Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad," "Malcolm in the Middle")
- The "Veronica Mars" film trailer was released, and Kristen Bell looks adorable
- Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx talked "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"
- A clip from the final season of "Breaking Bad" was shown. Chris Hardwork announced he will be hosting a "Talking Dead"-like post-episode discussion show called "Talking Bad" on AMC when the show returns with its final 8 episodes on Aug. 11.
- "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." used its panel to discuss its upcoming show, release new stills from the show, and confirm that Cobie Smulders ("How I Met Your Mother") would be joining the cast.
- "Game of Thrones" will return with its fourth season in 2014, although the panel is said to have been a bit dull. (Perhaps they should've played the Rains of Castamere and closed the doors and seen how the audience reacted?) However, Lena Hedley AKA Cersei Lannister will be starring in her own film — a sequel to the movie "300" called "The Rise of an Empire Queen"
- Meanwhile, "The Walking Dead" will also return with its fourth season Oct. 13, and a trailer is available now courtesy of AMC
- Obviously Sherlock survived the fall in BBC's "Sherlock" but the creators aren't telling just yet, though they will reveal it's completely logical and involves no magic whatsoever. As if Sherlock would allow anything else.
- The Doctor Who panel discussed its upcoming 50th anniversary
- Season five of "Community" is happening, WITH Dan Harmon, although it was announced that Donald Glover AKA Troy AKA one half of Troy and Abed in the Morning will only be on for half a season. Harmon said this season will feature another animated installment and a follow-up to "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons." he also said he's going to do whatever he can to make season six happen. #SixSeasonsAndAMovie
Phew, okay. I think it covers most of the big announcements. Anything you're super excited about?