The Biggest Stories from SDCC 2015

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7/13/2015 at 12:00AM

We have the biggest events, news items, and things you might have missed from San Diego Comic-Con!

Another San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, leaving in its wake an absolutely exhausted (and somewhat hungover) Den of Geek staff. More importantly, though, it has left us with an absolutely massive stack of exciting stories to run through the details of over and over again in our heads.

So, in case you missed anything, pull up a chair, watch some trailers, and figure out what you should look forward to in geek culture over the next year or so!

Click the headlines for more info on each story!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice New Trailer

Finally! A trailer that not only shows off Wonder Woman in action, but gives us a better idea of the story beyond just "Batman and Superman fight." If you look closely, you might even spot Wonder Woman.

We were there in Hall H when this one premiered, so you can find out more about it by clicking the link above!

The Flash Season 2 adds Jay Garrick, New Villain, and More!

The info to come out of the WB TV panel in Hall H might have stolen the show. Not only will one of DC's first superheroes show up to be Barry's new mentor, but the series will have a brand new major villain for season two. 

And that's only the beginning! More new heroes and villains, a new love interest for Barry, a new costume, and other goodies were revealed at SDCC. 

Archie Meets Ramones

When you think about it, this makes perfect sense. The eternal American teenagers meet a legendary American rock n' roll band. The Ramones were always like real life cartoon characters, and Archie has always flirted with rock n' roll. 

Quentin Tarantino Shows Off The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino showed up in Hall H again, and this time with actual footage from The Hateful Eight. Like a lot of footage. As in, nearly eight minutes of it! In glorious 70mm, every one of the titular eight characters got their chance to shine in the coldest, snowiest looking Western ever filmed.

While that sizzle reel/trailer will likely never be online, we hope that Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson's tutorial explaining a "roadshow" movie, as well as what 70mm can do, is released for fans. Because with two Den of Geek writers in attendance, it was a pleasure to be schooled like that.

Suicide Squad Movie Unveiled 

Where were you when Margot Robbie made her Hall H debut as Harley Quinn? What about Jared Leto as The Joker? We were there, we saw it all, and we're dying to tell you all about the most unlikely DC superhero movie of them all.

2015 Eisner Award Winners

Wondering what comics you should be reading? You can't go wrong by starting with the books nominated for (not to mention the winners!) of the industry's highest honor, the Eisner Awards. 

We've got the full list of nominees and winners at the link above. Then you can spend all your money on some worthy creators.

First Official Details of Green Lantern Reboot

The new Green Lantern movie will be Green Lantern Corps! That's one way to put as much distance as possible between this flick and the not exactly beloved 2011 film. More details await...

Sam Raimi Wants an Evil Dead Crossover Movie With Bruce Campbell and Jane Levy

We were also there when Bruce Campbell almost brought the roof down at the Convention Center by playing off Sam Raimi, and especially playing with the audience. He propositioned nearly every woman in that room, and that was only the beginning of the fun.

There was also a trailer that needs to be seen. But perhaps the biggest news of all is that Sam Raimi still wants to make a fourth Evil Dead movie, except now it would be a crossover between Bruce Campbell's Ash of Ash vs. Evil Dead and Jane Levy's Mia from the 2013 remake!

The Man in the High Castle Season 1 Preview Trailer

Amazon held a screening for The Man in the High Castlewhich included the world premiere of the second episode. You can watch the trailer here and we'll have cast interviews coming later in the week. 

Rick and Morty Creators Tease Season Two

Rick and Morty is the toast of Adult Swim, and between the comics selling like crazy and R&M cosplay all over San Diego, it's safe to say people can't get enough of this show. 

Grant Gustin Teases Major Comic Storyline for Future Seasons

It won't happen in The Flash season 2, but Grant Gustin told us about something that could go down for an entire season down the line!

Batman: The Killing Joke Animated Movie Announced

One of the most iconic Batman stories of the '80s, and a defining vision of the Joker's madness is coming to the screen. It isn't a big budget Hollywood movie, though, it's in animated form.

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals the True Meaning of the Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth made their last trek to San Diego together to promote a fourth Hunger Games movie in as many years. And J-Law was her typically lovable and awkward self. She also had some parting words about what the Hunger Games movies should mean for fans, and it is truly a mic drop moment.

Ben Affleck Batman

Batman Solo Movie Confirmed

While this one didn't come out of the Warner Bros. Hall H panel, it's still big enough news to include here. Ben Affleck will direct, co-write, and (of course) star in a Batman solo movie, which we'll probably see some time in 2018.

Street Fighter vs. GI Joe Comic Coming

If there's a more perfect pairing than Archie and the Ramones, it might just be Street Fighter and GI Joe. These two universes have always flirted with a similar visual aesthetic, and watching Snake Eyes throw down with M. Bison might just make some heads explode. 

Doctor Who Season 9 Trailer, Premiere Date, and More Details

We were also there when Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, and Michelle Gomez strolled into Hall H to reveal the new Doctor Who season 9 trailer. They also divulged some very, very intriguing story possibilities about what will happen to Clara and Missy in the tenth year of NuWho...

Legendary Unveils Warcraft, Crimson Peak, and Pacific Rim VR Tech

Duncan Jones and friends let us play with some VR tech that's finally meant for the masses, and it's absolutely awesome. We have a full report for you right here.

Bill Murray Sings to Hall H

Bill Murray sings "Smoke on the Water" as the kick-off to San Diego Comic-Con and in promotion of Rock the Kasbah. How are you not smiling?

The Dark Knight III Full Creative Team Announced

Like it or not, there's another sequel to The Dark Knight Returns on the way. Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello will team up with Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson to bring us what we can only imagine will be the final installment in the Dark Knight trilogy.

First Trailer for Robert Kirkman's Outcast

Robert Kirkman has a trailer for a new exorcist series. Come on, you know you want to watch it.

Fear The Walking Dead Details and Premiere Date Announced

The heavily anticipated spin-off to The Walking Dead is almost here, and now we know exactly when that will be.

Arrow Season 4 New Costume, New Villain, and More

You didn't really think Oliver Queen would be retiring after riding off into the sunset of Arrow season three, did you? Arrow season 4 is bringing fans a new costume, a brand new villain, and some more obscure DC superheroes and villains.

Ash vs. Evil Dead Trailer and Premiere Date

The new trailer for Ash vs. Evil Dead is all sorts of groovy. We were there when it was unveiled at the series' debut panel, but we have hardly stopped rewatching it since.

First Trailer for Sherlock Christmas Special

The best Sherlock Holmes on television (ahem) returns to Comic-Con with this nifty little trailer tease to the upcoming Christmas special that, yes, is set in the 1890s.

Salem Picked Up for Season 3

There will be plenty more witching hours. WGN America's Salem returned to Comic-Con with news of a season three order. 

Agent Carter Season 2 and Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Updates

We got some fresh details out of the casts of your two favorite superhero spy dramas at SDCC...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Behind The Scenes Footage Unveiled

If you weren't already a believer in the new Star Wars trilogy after the last couple of trailers, then perhaps this video will change your mind. Disney didn't bring any new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, nor did they announce any new cast or directors, but they did put on a wonderfully nostalgic party for fans in Hall H.

The Walking Dead Season 6 Full Trailer, Premiere Date, and More Details

Watch the new trailer for The Walking Dead season 6. And marvel at the first publication they choose to pull a quote from.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adds Every Sci-Fi Star You've Ever Loved to Cast

No, seriously. Everyone. All of them. Including David Tennant. Especially him, actually.

Heroes Reborn SDCC Trailer

It really doesn't need any further explanation, does it?


Supergirl TV Series Casts Maxwell Lord 

Supergirl doesn't premiere until October, but we got some new details about the new superhero TV show at SDCC, including the revelation that Maxwell Lord has been cast.

Fox Reveals First Look at X-Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool

We were there in Hall H when Deadpool broke the fourth wall for the first time...officially. It was as funny, foul-mouthed, and freaky as you might expect. We also got our first look at X-Men: Apocalypse!

HBO's Westworld Footage Drops... at a CBS panel

DAMN YOU JONATHAN NOLAN! GIVE US THE TRAILER NOW! Seriously, we can't wait for this thing to come out.

Frank Spotnitz won't returning to the X-Files, but offered easter eggs

The former executive producer of The X-Files sat down with us to talk Man in the High Castle, but naturally we had to talk a little X-Files... and by talk we mean thank him. 

Into the Badlands: Watch the Trailer for the New AMC Drama

AMC does drama. And now they do martial arts. This one looks like it could be something special.

Legendary Panel Unveils Warcraft Trailer and Extended Crimson Peak Preview

Nothing could be indeed more "legendary" than seeing the world of Warcraft brought to the screen by the imaginative mind of Duncan Jones. Well, other than perhaps the much more immediate thrill of Guillermo del Toro embracing his role as Comic-Con emcee via his new gothic horror film, Crimson Peak.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Trailer is Screened

Did you know that in addition to all the zombie TV shows coming out that you can also have your side of brains along with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ? Well we do, as we attended the Screen Gems panel where the trailer was shown...

The Strain Producer Carlton Cuse and Star Natalie Brown Talk Season 2 Spoilers

We sat down for a nice chat with the producers and cast of FX's The Strain. And among the topics du jour was the creepy cliffhanger of the season 2 premiere. Producer Carlton Cuse and actress Natalie Brown, who plays the vampiric Kelly, told us what that ending can mean for the rest of the season...

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman Talk Doctor Who Joining Lego Dimensions

We attended a lovely event before San Diego Comic-Con even started in earnest to chat with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, and Michelle Gomez about Doctor Who making his first warp into the Lego universe. Capaldi also reflected to us about his surprise at being cast as the Doctor.

Game of Thrones Director Reveals Fates of Stannis Baratheon and Jon Snow

David Nutter revealed the final fate of Stannis Baratheon at San Diego Comic-Con while also talking about President Obama's reaction to that final scene of season five...

Supergirl Will Crossover With New DC Superheroes Not Related to Superman

We sat down for a series of interviews with the Supergirl cast and producers. Among the many interesting things we heard, Andrew Kreisberg dropped a tantalizing new revelation for fans of DC Comics and the televised universe that it's building.

And if you need a little more San Diego Comic-Con in your life, we had a nice unpacking of the Fox/X-Men and the Warner Bros./DC panels as part of our SDCC wrap-up podcast coverage!