All you need to know about Comic-Con

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19 really important things we learnt at Comic-Con International 2015.

As Comic-Con International draws to a close in San Diego, we thought we should sum up all the most important things we learnt or that happened at this year’s event.SAN DIEGO — For now, it may be just a hobby, but for the costumed fans at the Comic-Con pop culture expo this past weekend, dressing up can be a first step toward an entertainment career.SAN DIEGO—Fans won’t know who wins the movie’s titular battle until next year, but “Batman v Superman” emerged victorious among the movies and TV shows vying for buzz at Comic-Con International this past week.

Plane crash survivor Harrison Ford, who plays Han Solo in the movies, returned to the public stage alongside fellow veterans Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, joining younger cast members to promote what promises to be the biggest film release of the year. But on Friday, the film’s Comic-Con panel debuted a new, four-minute, behind-the-scenes video, and it’s fair to say the nostalgia is strong in this one. But in an interview Peter Capaldi told us: “We had to make sure she didn’t give us any GOT spoilers, we didn’t want to know anything at all.” The Doctor Who and Sherlock creator said: “I think Twitter is a useful tool for promoting a show, but I think it is the worst possible form of audience research, it really is.” He left Twitter in 2012. Thousands of fans, and some celebrities, too, elaborately disguise themselves as their favorite characters from comic books, movies, TV, video games and anime.

The reel has a bit of everything: discussion of the movie’s practical effects (which look great), awed cast testimony about being on set, and the revelation that Simon Pegg is part of that cast, seemingly playing an alien creature. TWX 1.77 % ’s Warner Bros. will release in March 2016, got 7.15 million engagements—anything from liking a video to sharing a friend’s post—across social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr during Comic-Con, according to research company ListenFirst Media. The Star Wars originals accompanied new cast members Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, for a further glimpse at what fans can expect when the new film is released in cinemas in December.

Peter Capaldi hinted at a large “battle” during an interview and said how Clara is going to whip him into shape in the upcoming series on BBC One in the Autumn. The panel was Ford’s first public appearance since he crashed his small plane earlier this year, and he received a standing ovation from fans as he walked onto the stage. He said of the teaser image in the BBC tweet above: “The picture hints at a battle, it hints at the Doctor being in a very traditional battlefield, in which he tries to help a victim of war… but it backfires.” As he signed a fans forehead with her name, he said: “I’m going to say this officially – Miley Cyrus is good. Celebrities can enjoy the festival in anonymity by wearing a mask like so many other fans — just like Daniel Radcliffe did when he secretly dressed as Spider-Man last year.

DIS 0.73 % ’s Lucasfilm brought the science-fiction franchise to this annual gathering of about 130,000 pop-culture lovers for the first time in more than a decade. I was very happy to be a part of the story and the cast again.” The Indiana Jones star, 72, also suffered a broken leg during an accident on-set, but assured the crowds he felt “just fine”. Asked if he had ever thought what happened to Han Solo after Return Of The Jedi, the veteran star said: “No, because I never thought that it would come back to bless me rather than haunt me.” He added: “I was very gratified when I read the script.

She can really sing.” Domhnall Gleeson will play General Hux, with fellow baddies Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma, played by Adam Driver and GoT’s Gwendoline Christie. The judges are Hollywood and Broadway professionals, and many entrants are entertainment hopefuls. “I would love to make a career out of this,” said self-taught artist Jose Davalos, 20, who traveled from Jalisco, Mexico, to show off his “Hades from Disney’s ‘Hercules'” costume, which featured a screen-worthy, hand-sculpted silicone mask. Costume designer Joe Kucharski, who moderated a Costume Designers Guild panel and served as a judge of the Masquerade Ball, said the event is a realistic showcase for emerging artists.

Video game Lego Dimensions will include mini versions of the current (12th) Doctor Peter Capaldi and co-stars Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez interacting with characters including Batman and Gandalf from Lord of the Rings. Costume design pros say the skills cosplayers need to create their characters are often the same ones professionals use to help make TV and film characters come to life. “A lot of things that people are doing at Comic-Con are actually what’s being done professionally,” said Jared Marantz, who helped create the superhero suits for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” ”People here are making fake armor out of foam.

Well, professionals do that all the time.” Scooti Harper, who hand-stitched every stripe on her Victorian corset-and-bustle gown, said she hopes to become “a seamstress in the costume industry.” “That’s the ultimate goal for me,” said the 26-year-old, who belonged to the “Women of the Haunted Mansion” ensemble that won best in show at the ball. Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, added he is still touched by how personal Star Wars is for fans: “When I meet you on the street, everyone has a story it’s such a personal story…it’s very moving to me.” However, he said his Star Wars trivia is distinctly lacking, adding: “I don’t remember what Han Solo was smuggling! The Masquerade is also a place for aspiring directors: Katie Forman, 29, who conceived of and directed the winning sketch, said she was driven by the performance aspect of the event and brought friends talented in fashion on board. The 20-year-old University of Calgary computer-science student said she came to California for a “double-con trip,” showing off her outfit in contests at Comic-Con and the Anime Expo in Los Angeles earlier this month. “I always try to enter competitions wherever I can because I love showing off my work,” she said. “I love talking to the people backstage, talking to the judges and getting feedback.” “I’m hoping that eventually I can turn this into a career, but I always do want something to fall back on which, is why I still want to try to continue with my computer science (degree),” she said. Abrams presented a montage of behind-the-scenes footage and testimonials from cast and crew on set. “The Walking Dead” couldn’t be missed at Comic-Con this year, with separate panels for the long-running hit show and a spinoff, “Fear the Walking Dead,” that will premiere in August.

Comic-Con attendees appeared thrilled that the studio didn’t pare back any of the attitude or extreme violence prevalent in the comic books, which are published by Marvel but for which film rights are controlled by Fox. The recent graduate approached Mussenden and offered her portfolio, then went off to enjoy the convention. “She contacted me three days later and said, ‘Do you remember me?'” Nedavniaya recalled. “They were about to start pre-production on ‘Prince Caspian’ … and she asked me if I wanted to illustrate for her.

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