It’s official. With Marvel Studios opting out of a Hall H presentation at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, their owner Disney Pictures isn’t willing to secede the ‘King of the Con’ title quite so easily to Warners and their planned “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” presentation.
As a result, Disney’s other crown jewel property Lucasfilm has set a “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for the giant event with the panel to take place on Friday July 10th. Producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, and writer Lawrence Kasdan will be in attendance along with ‘special guests’ to provide a special look at Episode VII.
Exclusive “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” products will also be onhand at SDCC which runs from July 9th-12th this year in San Diego.
It’s expected Abrams will debut the next trailer for ‘The Force Awakens’ either at Comic-Con or more likely at Disney’s D23 Expo in August.
For those true completionists out there, the upcoming “Batman: Arkham Knight” poses a serious dilemma.
Polygon reports that due to so many deals with so many retailers, it’s “physically impossible to buy the entire game with all the content available at launch” short of buying multiple copies.
A Reddit user has posted a breakdown of the eight different exclusive versions of the game that will be available at launch. The list includes:
All Locations/All Preorders – Standard Edition
Harley Quinn Story Pack – Access to Harley Quinn story missions
Red Hood Story Pack – Access to Red Hood story missions.
Best Buy Exclusive
WayneTech Booster Pack- Explosive Gel Takedown, Aerial Juggle, Weapon Upgrade, Batarangs While Gliding
4 Exclusive Challenge Maps to play as Harley Quinn, Unique Batmobile with exclusive gameplay features.
Gotham’s Future Skin Pack – Dark Knight Returns & Batman Beyond costumes.
PS4 Exclusive DLC
Scarecrow Nightmare DLC Pack
Steel book, Artbook, Comic Book, Skin Pack, Three skins from DC Comics New 52 series, Limited Edition Batman Statue
Steel book, Artbook, Comic Book, Skin Pack, Three skins from DC Comics New 52 series, Limited Edition Batmobile statue
Those hoping to play the 100% complete version of the game will likely have to wait for the inevitable ‘Game of the Year’ edition which has not scored a release date as yet.
Universal Television has optioned the rights to Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson’s comic “The Wicked + The Divine” with plans to turn it into a TV series.
The story centers on a group of people with superhuman powers known as “The Pantheon” who receive said powers after merging with deities – a process that also greatly reduces their life expectancy.
Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick will produce. The comic recently scored three Eisner Award nominations including best new series.
TOYING AROUND: Exclusives, DC Bombshells & More! – Mezco shows off a Dark Knight Returns SDCC exclusive, DC announces a Bombshells comic book and a double dose of Iron Man from Hot Toys.
Click on the link below to check out more images for the upcoming exclusives.
DC Collectibles has revealed its Comic-Con International-exclusive pencil-deco BlueLine Edition Batman action figure, designed by Jim Lee. In a video that premiered this morning on USA Today, the DC Comics co-publisher unboxes the collectible, which will be available in two versions: the standard $40 package, which includes and exclusive print by Lee; and the $300 […]
In this episode AJ sits down with Joey LaBartunek to talk about the Comixology release of his latest book, A Man Called Kraken. Joey also spends sometime talking about his influences growing up as well as favorite comics and movies and love for all things Llama.
Then Anthony and AJ review Mad Max Fury Road as well as Ex Machina!