SDCC 2014: Watchtower Saturday

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Movie Wars: Saturday Edition

*YAWN*

DC wins, barely.  They showed the new Wonder Woman costume, and what sounds like an awesome trailer.

Marvel?  More cast for “Antman”, the announcement of “GotG 2″, and a teaser peek for “Age of Ultron”.

DC didn’t announce anything from other movies (as rumored by Nikki FinkeHere’s her analysis of CCI so far). Could be DCE still hasn’t quite figured out the production schedule, especially for what follows SvB.

Marvel didn’t discuss anything past Ant-Man.  So, “Untitled” is “unknown”.  Might there be something announced at NYCC?

Marvel did win the TV battle, with the possible appearance of Mockingbird on Agents of SHIELD.  Although Ra’s al Ghul will appear in the next season of Arrow.

Guess I’ll go see Scarlett Johansson star in a superhero movie instead… (with Morgan Freeman!)

Here’s the updated movie scorecard:

Movie schedule:
5/1/2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel
6/19/2015 The Fantastic Four Fox
6/19/2015 Inside Out Pixar
7/17/2015 Ant-Man Marvel
11/25/2015 The Good Dinosaur Pixar
3/4/2016 Untitled Disney Animation Disney
May 2016 Batman v Superman DCE
5/6/2016 Captain America 3 Marvel
5/27/2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Fox
6/17/2016 Finding Dory Pixar
July 2016 Shazam DCE
7/8/2016 Doctor Strange Marvel
11/11/2016 Sinister Six Sony
11/23/2016 Untitled Disney Animation Disney
Xmas 2016 Sandman DCE
3/3/2017 Untitled Wolverine Fox
May 2017 Justice League DCE
5/5/2017 Untitled Marvel
6/16/2017 Untitled Pixar Animation Pixar
July 2017 Wonder Woman DCE
7/7/2017 Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Disney
7/14/2017 The Fantastic Four 2 Fox
7/28/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Marvel
11/3/2017 Untitled Marvel
11/22/2017 Untitled Pixar Animation Pixar
Xmas 2017 Flash and Green Lantern team-up DCE
3/9/2018 Untitled Disney Animation Disney
May 2018 Man Of Steel 2 DCE
5/4/2018 Untitled Marvel
6/15/2018 Untitled Pixar Animation Pixar
7/6/2018 Untitled Marvel
7/13/2018 Untitled Fox / Marvel
11/2/2018 Untitled Marvel
11/21/2018 Untitled Disney Animation Disney
5/3/2019 Untitled Marvel

*Peter Potter?

He is best known for playing Harry Potter – who could use an invisibility cloak every time he wanted to go unnoticed.
And it seems Daniel Radcliffe has come up with his own way to mingle with the masses as he demonstrated at Comic-Con at the weekend.
The 25-year-old donned a full Spider-Man suit as he walked around the showroom floor at the pop-culture convention… even stopping for pictures with oblivious fans.

* Zombie Walk Turns Critical as Car Hits Bystander

Officials said the victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She’s expected to recover.

Two other people were also left with minor injuries.

The car’s driver has been cited, but he will not be criminally charged.

The incident remains under investigation.

This is not the first time something like this has happened.

Here in New York City, there are hundreds of police officers stationed along parade routes.  Sometimes, the parade will be stopped for traffic to cross.  How many of San Diego’s finest are on patrol downtown during Comic-Con?

A struggling animator asks questions during the Family Guy panel.

 * Bleeding Cool shows the actual cease-and-desist letter from CCI to Salt Lake Comic Con.

I’ll let our legal eagle analyze this, but I always thought it was the hyphen that made the name.  There are a lot of “comic con” events out there, one run by a corporation which could easily fight CCI in court.

Here are the trademarks CCI owns/owned.  Myself, I look forward to the San Francisco Comic-Con.

* GoBankingRates.com calculates the cost of attending Comic-Con,

but makes too many mistakes to be link-worthy.  ($740 for airfare?)  Their total: $1,615.  Note that this does not include shopping, but does include cosplay.

And that’s it?!?

Okay… let’s see what the news services offer:

The Associated Press and AP Images

Getty Images

Reuters

Al Jazeera America

European Press Agency

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(The source page.)

Want to filter out the celebrity photos?  Add “atmosphere” to the search.

Okay, that’s it for Saturday.  I’ll be back tomorrow to wrap up the news feed, and then there are some specific posts.

 

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