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Aaron Couch

Senior Editor, Heat Vision

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Two New ‘Avengers’ Films Announced at Comic-Con

While it was titled Endgame, the last Avengers movie won’t be the final one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During the Comic-Con presentation in Hall H, two new Avengers films were announced by Marvel Studios. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will arrive May 2, 2025, with another Avengers movie following months later, with Avengers: Secret Wars […]

First ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Trailer Arrives

Marvel took the Comic-Con crowd back to Wakanda on Saturday, for an emotional look at the upcoming sequel to Black Panther, the first time the public has gotten a glimpse at the anticipated film. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s followup to his 2018 film that became a cultural touchstone and earned a best […]

James Gunn Gets Cheers for First ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ Footage at Comic-Con

James Gunn has confirmed that the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie is the end of the story for his group of Guardians characters. “This is the end of that story,” said Gunn at Comic-Con to disappointed groans from the Hall H crowd. “I’m sorry. Some stories have an end. It doesn’t mean everybody dies.” […]

Marvel’s Kevin Feige Unveils Phase 5 and 6 Plans, New ‘Avengers’ Movies at Comic-Con

Welcome to the Multiverse Saga. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige made a triumphant return to Comic-Con Saturday and got a hero’s welcome. The executive announced a pair of Avengers movies and revealed the official title for the next saga he’s been building. The Infinity Saga, which concluded with Avengers: Endgame, helped make Marvel the biggest brand […]

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Comic-Con Teaser Shows ‘Next Generation’ Crew Back in Character

The Star Trek family energized Comic-Con with a Hall H panel steeped in nostalgia that also looked to the future. The panel felt like a potential Comic-Con swan song for Patrick Stewart, who earned a warm welcome to discuss the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard. At the end of the panel, Stewart shared […]

Dwayne Johnson Makes Smoke-Filled Comic-Con Entrance for New ‘Black Adam’ Look

Dwayne Johnson made quite an entrance to Comic-Con’s Saturday, with ear-splitting thunder, smoke, and flashes filling Hall H. From the blackness emerged a costume-clad Johnson, who appeared to float into the air above the stage. “The DC Universe will never be the same again,” Johnson said to applause. Black Adam hails from Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra and […]

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Trailer Buzzes Comic-Con

Shazam! Fury of the Gods brought the thunder to Hall H Saturday, with star Zachary Levi trotting out the first trailer from the film. “I missed you guys so dang much, I can’t even tell you,” said Levi to an energized Hall H, taking in the first panel of the day, after a Shazam! sizzle […]

Inside The Hollywood Reporter and FX’s ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Comic-Con Bash

On Friday night, vampires stalked San Diego Comic-Con as the stars of What We Do in the Shadows celebrated the FX show’s fourth season. The party, co-hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and FX, transformed the Gaslamp Quarter restaurant Meze into a vampire nightclub, with the bash coming on the heels of the critically loved series landing seven […]

‘Lord of the Rings’ Brings Fiery Trailer — and an Orchestra — to Comic-Con

The Lord of the Rings, the property that became a founding mythology for modern geek culture, returned to San Diego Comic-Con Friday with Amazon showing off a new trailer for the mega-budget The Rings of Power TV series. The panel kicked off with composer Bear McCeary and an orchestra (including a choir) performing music from […]

Apple Acquires Jennifer Lawrence Feature ‘Causeway’

Apple TV+ is adding another feature with A-list talent to its slate. The streaming service has acquired Causeway, an A24 drama starring Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry. Theater director Lila Neugebauer, who helmed episodes The Maid and The Sex Lives of College Girls, jumps to features with Causeway, which centers on a soldier (Lawrence) who […]

Marvel’s Movie Math: Comic Creators Claim It’s “Bait and Switch” On Payments

In July 2021, Scarlett Johansson stunned Hollywood with a lawsuit accusing Disney of breach of contract for sending Black Widow day-and-date to Disney+, a move her lawyers said diminished its box office (and the star’s backend compensation). As that legal battle stretched into the summer, two other Black Widow stakeholders were quietly seeking what they […]

Comic-Con Returns: A Guide to the Biggest Panels

The last time San Diego Comic-Con held an in-person convention, there was a different president and no one had heard of Baby Yoda. After the COVID-19 pandemic stalled the 2020 effort and forced 2021’s event into an entirely virtual — and Marvel Studios-less — endeavor, the beloved fan convention will return to what organizers hope […]