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Summary: ‘Doctor Who’ panel at Comic-Con: expect an ‘inclusive’ season
Story No: 4164308
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 19/07/2018 21:37 PM
People: Jodie Whittaker
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'DOCTOR WHO' PANEL AT COMIC-CON: EXPECT AN 'INCLUSIVE' SEASON

At the "Doctor Who" panel at Comic-Con on Thursday (19 JULY), Jodie Whittaker took to the table as the first female to play "the Doctor" in its 11th season running since its premiere in 1963.

The BBC cult-classic TV series following the journey of a time-traveling doctor will now star Whittakeras the Time Lord's 13th incarnate.

Showrunner and co-executive producer Chris Chibnall had a long string of adjectives to describe the upcoming season of the beloved sci-fi series: funny, scary, emotional, exciting, epic—and inclusive.

Whittaker nodded toward this theme as well, reflecting on the casts' mutual experience of growing up and not having "people on television who looked like us."

Chibnall said he hopes the production is "as inclusive, accessible, mainstream, entertaining a version of 'Doctor Who' that we could possibly make."

"I feel like our job is to convince people who have never seen it that it is the greatest idea television has ever had and the doctor is the greatest character creation in the history of drama," said Chibnall.

The panel not only discussed hopes for the show, but also Whittaker's own hopes for the on-going inclusion conversation.

"It'll be really exciting when women aren't treated as a genre. Just as a cast member," said Whittaker. "It'd be great. If you lead a show, it doesn't mean that it's for women."

The upcoming season stars Whittaker alongside Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. It is set to premiere fall of 2018.

Whittaker was known for her role on the British crime drama "Broadchurch."

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San Diego, 19 July 2018

1. The "Doctor Who" casts enters the press conference

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jodie Whittaker, Actress: "I think us three sitting here didn't always have, when we were growing up, necessarily people on television that looked like us or like me and Mandip, sounded like us. Not many people have our accent, unfortunate for them. But, you know, and I suppose it's just your heroes don't have to tick the same box. But like, you know, like Tosin just said, it's 2018. I mean, the fact that we are having these conversations and also, you know, as a woman being the front of a show, it will be really exciting when women aren't treated as a genre, you know, just as a cast member. It would be great. You know, if you lead a show it doesn't mean it's for women, which I think is the thing that always happens within it. So when you've been thrust into a kind of a genderless roll, this is incredible, but it could also, you know - let's not have this conversation in 2020, hopefully."

3. Zoom out on the cast posing for photos

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jodie Whittaker, Actress – on her costume: "I found a picture while I was stalking Chris Chibnall to give me the job, I sent to him - in between auditions - hundreds of images. And one of them I found on the Internet. I don't even know where it's from or what I googled, but it was a woman walking with purpose and deep in thought striding. And she had short trousers on, boots, braces and a T-shirt. And the picture was black-and-white so I don't know what era that picture is from and the woman had kind of hair like mine, which was already in a kind of bob. So it felt, it was just a wonderful expression in one image of timelessness, purpose, sorry, purpose and inclusiveness and all in one simple look and it didn't feel you needed to be a certain shape or age to wear it or gender. And that's mainly where this came from and there's so many little details that you're never going to find out!"

5. Wide of cast at press conference

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Chibnall, Showrunner: "It's hopefully funny, scary, emotional, exciting, full of action-adventure. It's cinematic. It's epic. It's got amazing actors. It's got a great new regular cast. It's got loads of brilliant guest actors coming in across the series. I think, I hope it's as inclusive, accessible, mainstream, entertaining a version of 'Doctor Who' that we could possibly make. It's really, for us it was going, if you've never seen 'Doctor Who' before and you came into it this year, I feel like our job is to convince people who have never seen it that it is the greatest idea television has ever had and the doctor is the greatest character creation in the history of drama. And so and for people who love the show and know every episode of the show, it's to give them a really concentrated hit of everything they love about 'Doctor Who.' So I don't know if that answers your question, but that was definitely our mission."

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jodie Whittaker, Actress: "So how it feels for us to be, I suppose, at the forefront of a very famous show? Well, it's exciting!"

SOUNDBITE (English) Mandip Gill, Actress: "I have not really thought about it to be honest. I don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing. We're really like wrapped up in a bubble in Cardiff and we're just getting on with it and creating the show. And I guess I genuinely have not thought about what it brings. But I know there's a level of responsibility and I take that into any job regardless of whether it was on this scale or any other scale. I think I'm just gonna stay oblivious."

Jodie Whittaker: "I thought Hall H had about 1500 people in it and I found out yesterday it was a bit bigger than that so I think that will probably be a bit of a moment for us realizing it's not just us, like you say, hiding in Cardiff making the show that have heard of it."

SOUNDBITE (English) Tosin Cole, Actor: "I'm just going with the flow. I'm just going with the flow."

Jodie Whittaker: "He's on his holiday."

8. Wide of cast clapping and standing

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US Breaking Bad Reunion (CR)
Title:
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Summary: 'Too many emotions' at 'Breaking Bad' reunion
Story No: 4164365
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 20/07/2018 10:16 AM
People: Bob Odenkirk , RJ Mitte , Dean Norris , Bryan Cranston
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ASSOCIATED PRESS

San Diego, 19 July 2018

1. Wide shot "Breaking Bad" cast poses for photographers, Bryan Cranston walks arrivals line

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Bob Odenkirk, actor:

PART OVERLAID WITH B-ROLL CAST

"We got together again today, that cast, for a Hall H Comic-Con event.  It's a stunning thing to be reminded of how powerfully that show has worked and connected with people."

3. SOUNDBITE (English) RJ Mitte, actor  - PART OVERLAID WITH B-ROLL CAST

"Really in actuality, we, we, we, the show has only been off, done with us for about five years now and so as much of it being a 10 -year gap, it's really only been five years that we haven't really spent time.  But we always kind of keep in contact for the most part.  But it's, it's, it's a lot of emotions - too many."

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Bob Odenkirk, actor - PART OVERLAID WITH B-ROLL CAST

"Sitting on the stage with that cast, looking down the line, looking out at the fans, it was an emotional thing to think -- how did we get so lucky to be a part of this?"

5. Medium shot Odenkirk poses with Dean Norris

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US Doctor Who (CR)
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Summary: Jodie Whittaker hits Comic-Con as "Doctor Who"
Story No: 4164302
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 19/07/2018 20:28 PM
People: Jodie Whittaker
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San Diego, 19 July 2018

1. Close, zoom out of 'Doctor Who' cast posing for photos; left to right Matt Strevens, Chris Chibnall, Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill

2. Medium shot Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall speaking to a reporter

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jodie Whittaker, actress:

"You know, last year when it was announced, it was incredibly emotional because of, I suppose, seeing the fan reaction particularly and there was one wonderful little girl that went kind of viral going, 'It's a girl,' and just that, remembering what it was like for me as a kid and the people that were the, kind of, the heroes, and the TV and film characters to look up to, didn't look like me. And now we're hopefully creating a show that is inclusive for everybody to have their hero and also, to go, 'Look, little boys, little girls, look up to a girl, that's OK. It's 2018, we can do this.'"

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US Comic Con-Con
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Summary: San Diego Comic-Con kicks off with zombies, animatronics, crowds
Story No: 4164289
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 19/07/2018 18:47 PM
People: Stephen King , M. Night Shyamalan , J. J. Abrams , Jodie Whittaker
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SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON KICKS OFF WITH ZOMBIES, ANIMATRONICS, CROWDS  

"Walking Dead" zombies, "Doctor Who" props and animatronic "Deadpool" characters greeted Comic-Con fans as the massive convention opened officially Thursday (19 JULY) in San Diego.

Over 130,000 pop culture devotees will come to the city's Gaslamp District for the annual four-day comic book convention Comic-Con -- the big, bright and very heavily branded confab of costumed superfans and the corporate sponsors vying for their attention — and dollars.

Interested in dining at a working replica of the "Demolition Man" Taco Bell for the movie's 25th anniversary? Or witness a mock court-martial of Star Wars' Poe Dameron for leading a mutiny in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"? If you like pop culture, it's highly likely there is something tailor-made for you at Comic-Con 2018.

What started as a 300-person event in 1970 has evolved into a massive operation with events year-round. But, San Diego Comic-Con is the marquee occasion. Tickets for full access can set attendees back $276, before hotel, travel costs, food and any souvenirs.

As it has grown, attendees have come to expect a lot from Comic-Con, like exclusive merchandise on the convention center floor, newsy announcements from some of Hollywood's biggest studios, and screenings of anticipated films and television shows.

This year Warner Bros. is coming armed with stars and footage from "Aquaman," ''Shazam!," ''Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" and "The LEGO Movie 2"; Sony is hyping its Spider-Man spinoff "Venom"; and Universal Pictures will be teasing "Halloween" and M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass." On the television side, fans will get a glimpse of new "Doctor Who" star Jodie Whittaker and have a chance to check out "Star Trek: Discovery" and "Riverdale." And streaming services like Netflix and Hulu will be back with properties like Marvel's "Iron Fist" and the new J.J. Abrams-produced "Castle Rock," based on Stephen King stories.

But a few of the major players are conspicuously absent from Hall H, the 6,500-seat room in the San Diego Convention Center that boasts the highest-profile presentations. Those skipping this year include Marvel Studios, HBO ("Game of Thrones") and Star Wars.

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San Diego, 18 July 2018

1. Various wide shots of convention center

2. Close of signs

3. Wide of crowds outside convention center

4. Wide of convention floor

5. Zoom out on zombie at the "Walking Dead" display

6. Wide of "Doctor Who" booth

7. Wide of "Doctor Who" figurine

8. Wide of fans posing with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

9. Fans participating in trivia game at "South Park" booth

10. Various of  performance with Deadpool character

11. Various of kid playing video game

12. Zoom out on Star Wars display

13. Various shots of crowds outside Comic-Con

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US CE Stranger Things 80s
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Summary: 'Stranger Things' stars remember the eighties
Story No: 4110372
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 11/08/2017 11:29 AM
People: Caleb McLaughlin , Noah Schnapp , John Hughes , Gaten Matarazzo , Millie Bobby Brown , Jack Nicholson , Gene Hackman , Nick Nolte , Paul Reiser , Harrison Ford , Bruce Springsteen , David Harbour , Finn Wolfhard
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'STRANGER THINGS' STARS REMEMBER THE EIGHTIES

Paul Reiser, a newcomer to season two of Netflix's "Stranger Things," says the show taps into some of his favorite memories of the 1980s.

"There's something just in the DNA of the show, the shots, and the feel of it, and the kids on bicycles, you know, just like you see that. I'm not even sure what I'm remembering. It just feels like a little conglomeration of everything great: 'Goonies,' and 'Poltergeist,' and 'Stand By Me,' and 'E.T.' It's like, it's in there and you don't even know what it is you're responding to."

The actor joked that kids don't actually ride bikes these days.

"They have an app of a bike. Yeah and they have a thing that makes your pants shake as if you were on a bike," Reiser said.

For David Harbour, iconic 80s actors helped shape his idea of manhood.

"That Amblin Entertainment stuff that I grew up with in the 80s, like 'E.T.' And then, of course, for me it was like 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' like that Indiana Jones stuff when I was a kid. And all those guys sort of were what I viewed a man to be. And it sort of, you know, movies really are a mythos in our society. Like with the ancient Greeks, they had their myths and we have our myths in movies. And those guys from the 80s, like Harrison Ford or Gene Hackman or Nick Nolte or Jack Nicholson, like those are the guys that taught me what it was to be a man for good and for bad. And so, you know, I love that and I want to bring a little bit more of that back to our society for good and for bad."

Harbour, who was promoting the second season of the hit show at Comic-Con, was bummed to have missed Harrison Ford earlier in the day.

"The kids apparently touched him! I did not. They shook his hand and they said he smells like cedar or something. Wish I smelled like cedar," Harbour joked.

Joe Keery's fondest memories of the decade center around film, music and fashion.

"'The Empire Strikes Back' is, like, probably my favorite movie of all time. I mean, I love 'The Shining,' 'Indiana Jones,' 'Back to the Future,' 'Goonies.' John Hughes movies are great. Bruce Springsteen. I'm huge fan of Bruce Springsteen. He's great. It's like a real family, my whole family really loves Bruce Springsteen. We're all from the east coast," said the 25-year-old.

"'Born in the USA' was 84, the year of the show, this year. I don't know. Cool stuff. It's fun to see, like, a lot of 80s pop culture stuff come back around because it's like all the clothes that my dad was wearing when he was my age."

But for the series' young stars, the project has been quite the learning experience.

"It's a stupid story because now I feel like really weird talking about it. But, like, I, like, found out what a record player was!" said Millie Bobby Brown.

"Stranger Things" is set to return to Netflix on Oct. 31.

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San Diego, 22 July 2017

1. Medium shot Paul Reiser speaks to reporters

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Paul Reiser, actor – on his favorite eighties moments in the show:

"They have so many little moments and some of that actually went right past me. But there's something just in the DNA of the show, the shots, and the feel of it, and the kids on bicycles, you know, just like you see that. I'm not even sure what I'm remembering. It just feels like a little conglomeration of everything great: 'Goonies,' and 'Poltergeist,' and 'Stand By Me,' and 'E.T.' It's like, it's in there and you don't even know what it is you're responding to. But, you know, we just showed the trailer here and people went crazy. It's like, wow! That's why I say these guys know what they're doing."

(Reporter: "Do kids even ride bikes these days or do they play video games?")

Paul Reiser: "They have an app of a bike, yeah, and they have a thing that makes your pants shake as if you were on a bike."

3. Medium shot David Harbour speaks to reporters

4. SOUNDBITE (English) David Harbour, actor:

"I mean, you know, it's so weird that I'm on a show and I say this, but like that Amblin Entertainment stuff that I grew up with in the 80s, like 'E.T.' And then, of course, for me it was like 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' like, that Indiana Jones stuff when I was a kid. And all those guys sort of were what I viewed a man to be. I mean, and it sort of... You know, movies really are a mythos in our society. Like with the ancient Greeks, they had their myths and we have our myths in movies. And those guys from the 80s, like Harrison Ford or Gene Hackman or Nick Nolte or Jack Nicholson, like, those are the guys that taught me what it was to be a man for good and for bad. And so, you know, I love that and I want to bring a little bit more of that back to our society for good and for bad."

(Reporter: "Harrison Ford was here this morning.")

David Harbour: "That's what I heard! The kids apparently touched him! I did not. They shook his hand and they said he smells like cedar or something. Wish I smelled like cedar."

5. Medium shot Joe Keery speaks to reporters

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Keery, actor - on what he likes about the eighties:

"Probably movies."

(Reporter: "Do you have any favorites?")

Keery: "I don't think it was the year of the show. 'The Empire Strikes Back' is, like, probably my favorite movie of all time. I mean, I love 'The Shining,' 'Indiana Jones,' 'Back to the Future,' 'Goonies.' John Hughes movies are great. Bruce Springsteen. I'm huge fan of Bruce Springsteen. He's great. It's like a real family, my whole family really loves Bruce Springsteen. We're all from the east coast. 'Born to Run' I think was the year of the … Oh no. It was 'Born in the USA' was 84, the year of the show, this year. I don't know. Cool stuff. It's fun to see, like, a lot of 80s pop culture stuff come back around because it's like all the clothes that my dad was wearing when he was my age."

7. Wide shot Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown pose for photos

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Millie Bobby Brown, actress:

"Yeah, a record player. The record player I found out. It's a stupid story because now I feel like really weird talking about it. But, like, I, like, found out what a record player was. Yeah, well it is …"

SOUNDBITE (English) Finn Wolfhard, actor: "A different generation. I said 'a different generation' while yawning."

Millie Bobby Brown: "Yeah, yeah. He's really jumpy. He's like whoa! Anyway, we're just so excited to be here."

9. Wide shot Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown pose for photos

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HZ US Comic Con Cosplay
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Summary: Comic-Con costumes range from silly to intricate
Story No: apus080838
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 25/07/2017 12:26 PM
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Costumes at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego are ranging from the silly - such as 'Taco Belle' - to the intricate.

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Fans are putting their own spin on their favourite characters at Comic-Con in San Diego this year - ranging from gangster Darth Vader to Taco Belle.

The San Diego Convention Center is filled with "cosplay" - costumed attendees - representing pop culture favourites, ranging from "The Walking Dead" to "Mystery Science Theatre 3000."

The annual pop-culture convention includes a show floor with 460,000 square feet of TV, film and video game displays.

There are also toys, art and comic books for sale. There are also panels, presentations and screenings.

The annual fan-fest ran 19-22 July.

San Diego, US - 19 July 2017

1. Wide of San Diego Convention Center exterior, site of Comic-Con International

2. Close of Comic-Con signage

3. Wide of Comic-Con entrance

San Diego, US - 22 July 2017

4. Wide of Comic-Con attendee dressed as Disney princess, dancing

UPSOUND (English): "Welcome to Comic-Con."

5. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costumes inside convention center, posing for camera

6. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costumes in convention center foyer, posing for camera

7. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costumes outside convention center

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Summary: Comic-Con costumes range from silly to intricate
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Date: 25/07/2017 11:47 AM
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LEADIN:

Costumes at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego are ranging from the silly - such as 'Taco Belle' - to the intricate.

STORYLINE:

Fans are putting their own spin on their favourite characters at Comic-Con in San Diego this year - ranging from gangster Darth Vader to Taco Belle.

The San Diego Convention Center is filled with "cosplay" - costumed attendees - representing pop culture favourites, ranging from "The Walking Dead" to "Mystery Science Theatre 3000."

The annual pop-culture convention includes a show floor with 460,000 square feet of TV, film and video game displays.

There are also toys, art and comic books for sale. There are also panels, presentations and screenings.

The annual fan-fest ran 19-22 July.

San Diego, US - 19 July 2017

1. Wide of San Diego Convention Center exterior, site of Comic-Con International

2. Close of Comic-Con signage

3. Wide of Comic-Con entrance

San Diego, US - 22 July 2017

4. Wide of Comic-Con attendee dressed as Disney princess, dancing

UPSOUND (English): "Welcome to Comic-Con."

5. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costumes inside convention center, posing for camera

6. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costumes in convention center foyer, posing for camera

7. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costumes outside convention center

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US Westworld (CR)
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Summary: 'Westworld' takes over Comic-Con
Story No: 4107666
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 24/07/2017 12:43 PM
People: James Marsden , Ed Harris , Rodrigo Santoro , Thandie Newton , Evan Rachel Wood , Shannon Marie Woodward
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San Diego, 22 July 2017

1. Wide of "Westworld" cast signing booth at Comic-Con

2. Pan of cast, including Ingrid Bolso Berdal, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton

3. Wide of crowd

4. Ingrid Bolso Berdal and James Marsden signing posters

5. Close tilt up on Jeffrey Wright signing posters

6. Medium of Ed Harris and executive producer Lisa Joy

7. Tilt up on Ingrid Bolso Berdal

8. Shannon Woodward and Angela Sarafyan signing posters

9. Tilt up on Rodrigo Santoro

10. Angela Sarafyan signing and to a fan

11. Jimmi Simpson signing

12. Wide of fans signing

13. Wide of Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood

14. Tilt up on Thandie Newton signing

15. Wide of Ingrid Bolso Berdal and James Marsden

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US Justice League
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Summary: 'Justice League' stars Gadot, Affleck, Momoa sign autographs for fans at Comic-Con
Story No: 4107513
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 23/07/2017 11:47 AM
People: Gal Gadot , Zack Snyder , Ben Affleck , Ezra Miller , Joss Whedon
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'JUSTICE LEAGUE' STARS MEET FANS AT COMIC-CON

The stars of "Justice League" got up close and personal with their fans on Saturday (22 July) at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher signed posters and chatted with attendees of the massive pop culture expo.

They had just taken the stage to share footage and talk about the upcoming film, which has had its own fair share of upheaval recently when director Zack Snyder exited for personal reasons and Joss Whedon took over the reshoots and completion of the film.

The footage focused heavily on Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, who emerged as the clear favorite of the fans in the audience who screamed at every shot of the Amazonian warrior.

"Wonder Woman" recently became the highest grossing of the four DC Extended Universe films.

Affleck plays Batman, Momoa is Aquaman, Fisher is Cyborg and Miller is The Flash in the movie, set for release in November.

San Diego, 22 July 2017

1. Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ben Affleck introduced at autograph signing session

2. Medium Affleck sits down at table, holds Aquaman doll

3. Medium Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller hold "Justice League" poster

4. Medium Cyborg costume and figure on display on Comic-Con show floor

5. UPSOUND Affleck points out Cyborg costume

6. Medium Jason Momoa and Ben Affleck chat with boy getting autographed poster

7. Close tilt up Affleck signs posters

8. Wide Affleck greets deaf fan

9. Wide fans line up for autographs

10. Medium Fisher and Miller sign autographs

11. Wide Gadot, Momoa, Affleck sign autographs

12. Low angle medium Gadot, Momoa, Affleck sign autographs

13. Wide Gadot, Momoa, Affleck sign autographs

14. Close Affleck signs autograph

15. UPSOUND Ezra Miller jokes about Jason Momoa appearing on "Baywatch" series

16. UPSOUND Ray Fisher addresses crowd from top of booth

17. Close DC signage

18. Wide "Justice League" signage and figurines

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Summary: Stars of HBO’s ‘Westworld’ sign autographs for fans at Comic-Con
Story No: 4107506
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Date: 23/07/2017 10:52 AM
People: Ed Harris , Evan Rachel Wood , Rodrigo Santoro , James Marsden , Shannon Marie Woodward , Thandie Newton
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'WESTWORLD' CAST GREETS FANS AT COMIC-CON

"Westworld" stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Jimmi Simpson greeted fans and autographed posters Saturday (22 JULY 2017) at Comic-Con in San Diego.

The HBO series is about a futuristic park manned by robot hosts where humans can live out their fantasies.

Earlier in the day fans crammed into San Diego Convention Center's largest exhibition hall to catch the cast's panel presentation.

The show recently received 22 Emmy nominations.

The second season of "Westworld" is set to debut next year.

San Diego, 22 July 2017

1. Wide of "Westworld" cast signing booth at Comic-Con

2. Pan of cast, including Ingrid Bolso Berdal, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton

3. Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood pose for photos

4. Wide of crowd

5. Ingrid Bolso Berdal and James Marsden signing posters

6. Close tilt up on Jeffrey Wright signing posters

7. Medium of Ed Harris and executive producer Lisa Joy

8. Tilt up on Ingrid Bolso Berdal

9. Shannon Woodward and Angela Sarafyan signing posters

10. Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Rodrigo Santoro and Jimmi Simpson sign posters

11. Tilt up on Rodrigo Santoro

12. Tilt up on Angela Sarafyan signing and to a fan

13. Medium of signing

14. Jimmi Simpson signing

15. Wide of fans signing

16. Wide of Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood

17. Tilt up on Thandie Newton signing

18. Pan of Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood

19. Wide of Ingrid Bolso Berdal and James Marsden

20. Close of poster signing

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Summary: Fan frenzy for 'Justice League'
Story No: 4107656
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 24/07/2017 12:41 PM
People: Ben Affleck , Ezra Miller , Gal Gadot
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San Diego, 22 July 2017

1. Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ben Affleck introduced at autograph signing session

2. Medium Cyborg costume and figure on display on Comic-Con show floor

3. Affleck points out Cyborg costume

4. Wide fans line up for autographs

5. Medium Jason Momoa and Ben Affleck chat with boy getting autographed poster

6. Low angle medium Gadot, Momoa, Affleck sign autographs

7. Medium Fisher and Miller sign autographs

8. Close Affleck signs autograph

9. Ezra Miller jokes about Jason Momoa appearing on "Baywatch" series

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FILE Wonder Woman II
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Summary: Wonder Woman sequel gets a title: 'Wonder Woman II'
Story No: 4107574
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 23/07/2017 20:35 PM
People: Connie Nielsen , Chris Pine , Danny Huston , Gal Gadot , Elena Anaya , Lucy Davis
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WONDER WOMAN SEQUEL GETS A TITLE: 'WONDER WOMAN II'

As of Sunday (23 JULY), "Wonder Woman" is now the highest-grossing film of the summer with $398 million from North American theaters, and the sequel is official.

Warner Bros. is not saying much about follow-up to the smash hit, but the studio did flash a title card with the words "Wonder Woman II" during its Comic-Con presentation Saturday.

But that was the extent of the "Wonder Woman II" talk at the fan convention. There is no official word on whether or not Patty Jenkins will return to direct, who is penning the script or even when the film might hit theaters.

Not even Gal Gadot mentioned it during the Comic-Con "Justice League" panel.

San Diego, 22 July 2017 - at "Justice League" event at Comic-Con

1. Various, Gal Gadot introduced at autograph signing session

Los Angeles, 25 May 2017 - at "Wonder Woman" premiere

2. Various, Gal Gadot

3. Wide of cast at "Wonder Woman" Premiere including: Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, Chris Pine, Gal Gadot, director Patty Jenkins, Elena Anaya, Robin Wright and Lucy Davis

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Date: 23/07/2017 14:44 PM
People: Chris Hemsworth , Cate Blanchett , Mark Ruffalo , Jeff Goldblum , Taika Waititi
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HEMSWORTH, BLANCHETT, RUFFALO, GOLDBLUM TALK 'THOR: RAGNAROK' AT COMIC-CON

Chris Hemsworth says he wanted to take Thor in "a different direction" in his latest outing as the Asgardian superhero.

Hemsworth and the rest of the "Thor: Ragnarok" cast were at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday (22 JULY 2017) promoting the third film in the franchise.

"You know, have I brought anything different to it? What can I do different? And I remember speaking to Kevin Feige very early on and saying how can we send this in a different direction and make it unexpected and unique," Hemsworth said. "So we did everything to sort of change that physicality and the visual – haircut, the outfit and the whole thing."

So, they cut his hair, take his hammer away and pit him against Jeff Goldblum and Cate Blanchett.

Blanchett says she was pushed into Marvel's "cinematic universe" by her children.

"I started watching them all because my children wanted to see them. But then I just found them so enticing. And I did think where are all the chicks?" she said.

When Blanchett's Hela, the goddess of death, invades Asgard, Thor finds himself on the run and under the control of Goldblum's Grandmaster on Sakaar where he is pitted against the Hulk in a Gladiator tournament.

Hemsworth says the superhero-versus-superhero battles are even more intense than those in "Captain America: Civil War."

"Oh, this is the best. This is beyond better than 'Civil War,' please. Those guys might've been high-fiving each other compared to what we do in this film. You'll have to check it out," he said.

In this film, the Hulk refuses to turn back into Bruce Banner, but he is learning to speak, albeit slowly.

"I just spent a few days with my – I guess he is my grand nephew – my brother's grandson. And he's three. And it became very apparent to me that really I'm playing a three-year-old as the Hulk," Ruffalo said. "It's really funny. The syntax is very limited. 'I want go. Hulk no like. Thor stupid. You hurt Hulk. Really rudimentary, but so funny and so volatile and so reactionary. And the relationship between Thor and Hulk – the speaking Hulk – is hilarious."

"Thor: Ragnarok" hits theaters in November.

San Diego, 22 July 2017

1. Wide Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo talk with reporter

2. Wide Hemsworth talks with reporter

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Hemsworth, actor:

"You know, have I brought anything different to it? What can I do different? And I remember speaking to Kevin Feige very early on and saying how can we send this in a different direction and make it unexpected and unique. So we did everything to sort of change that physicality and the visual – haircut, the outfit and the whole thing. And then the tone as well – vocally, the attitude, the comedy, the visual effects, and even the music is sort of on another level. So I think all of us were excited to push it – and Taika Waititi, the director – to push it in this direction."

4. Wide Hemsworth talks with reporters

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Hemsworth, Actor:

"Oh, this is the best. This is beyond better than 'Civil War,' please. Those guys might've been high-fiving each other compared to what we do in this film. You'll have to check it out."

6. Wide Cate Blanchett talks with reporter

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Cate Blanchett, Actress:

"I started watching them all because my children wanted to see them. But then I just found them so enticing. And I did think, 'where are all the chicks?' And so when Taika called and said that he wanted to -- that he was going to do this – of course, I love him as an actor, as a comedian, as a director – that was -- I was there already. It's a completely different audience base. And that's what's great about Comic-Con is you get to see them all. And they absolutely 100 percent own this universe in a way that I never can. So it's great to have that responsibility, I guess."

8. Wide Ruffalo talks with reporter

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Ruffalo, Actor:

"I just spent a few days with my – I guess he is my grand nephew – my brother's grandson. And he's three. And it became very apparent to me that really I'm playing a three-year-old as the Hulk. It's really funny. The syntax is very limited. 'I want go. Hulk no like. Thor stupid. You hurt Hulk.' Really rudimentary, but so funny and so volatile and so reactionary. And the relationship between Thor and Hulk – the speaking Hulk – is hilarious. But with Taika Waititi guiding us."

10. Medium Ruffalo and Hemsworth talk with reporters

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Ruffalo, Actor:

"I've been curtailed. I got my notes."

(Reporter: "But we never know what to believe. Because you were like everybody dies.")

"What do you mean? Everybody does die – eventually. It's a truth. It's a great truth."

12. Wide Jeff Goldblum talks with reporter

13. Medium Goldblum talks with reporter

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeff Goldblum, Actor:

"I've got a blue – a vestige of blue. And you don't see me from here down. You know, I could be blue here and there. My nails are blue. My toenails are blue."

(Reporter: "So I guess does the beard match the drapes is the question.")

"OK, take it easy, take it easy. Now – in what movie was I blue before? Do you know that movie? 'Earth Girls Are Easy,' that's right, that's right."

15. Wide Goldblum talks with reporter

16. Medium Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige on arrivals line

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Date: 23/07/2017 14:22 PM
People: Matt Reeves , Jennifer Garner , Joss Whedon , Gal Gadot , Ezra Miller , Zack Snyder , Ben Affleck
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BEN AFFLECK TO FANS: I'M STILL BATMAN, DESPITE RUMORS

Ben Affleck is still Batman.

The actor shot down rumors that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities.

Speaking to a crowd of about 6,500 fans at San Diego Comic-Con, Affleck unequivocally assured the crowd that he is still starring in "The Batman."

On Friday, the trade publication The Hollywood Reporter published a report that Warner Bros. was working on plans to "usher out Affleck's Batman gracefully" and suggested that it might happen before "The Batman." The report threatened to overshadow Warner Bros.' flashy Hall H presentation on Saturday, which was focused on hyping the studio's big superhero mashup film "Justice League," which hits theaters in November.

"Let me be very clear. I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest part in any universe, DC or Marvel," Affleck said.

He wanted to knock down the idea that he wasn't committed to the character, even though he won't be directing.

Affleck praised director Matt Reeves' vision and said he would "be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves." Reeves recently directed "War for the Planet of the Apes."

With the cloud lifted, Affleck and his fellow "Justice League " stars Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher were left to talk about the upcoming film, which has had its own fair share of upheaval recently when director Zack Snyder exited for personal reasons and Joss Whedon took over the reshoots and completion of the film.

Neither Snyder nor Whedon were at Comic-Con, although Snyder tweeted Friday that he was sending his best to the "Justice League" team.

FILE: New York, 20 March 2016

1. Medium of Ben Affleck arriving at the premiere of "Batman v Superman"

FILE: New York, 19 Nov. 2014

2. Medium of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner arriving at the "Save the Children Illumination Gala"

3. Cutaway of photographers

4. Medium of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

5. Zoom out to wide of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

6. Cutaway of Ben Affleck talking to reporters

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Date: 23/07/2017 10:37 AM
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COSTUMES AT COMIC-CON RANGE FROM SILLY TO INTRICATE

Fans put their own spin on their favorite characters at Comic-Con in San Diego this year -- ranging from gangster Darth Vader to "Taco Belle."

The San Diego Convention Center was filled with "cosplayers" -- costumed attendees -- representing pop culture favorites ranging from "The Walking Dead" to "Mystery Science Theatre 3000."

The annual pop-culture convention included a show floor with 460,000 square feet of TV, film and video game displays, along with toys, art and comic books for sale.

Panels, presentations, screenings and celebrity ran for four days, concluding Sunday.

San Diego, 19 July 2017

1. Wide San Diego Convention Center, site of Comic-Con International

2. Close Comic-Con signage

3. Wide Comic-Con entrance

San Diego, 22 July 2017

4. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costumes inside convention center

5. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costumes in convention center hallways

6. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costumes outside convention center

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Summary: Tyler Posey’s emotional farewell to ‘Teen Wolf’ at Comic-Con
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Date: 22/07/2017 03:50 AM
People: Colton Haynes , Tyler Posey
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TYLER POSEY'S EMOTIONAL FAREWELL TO 'TEEN WOLF'

The cast of MTV's "Teen Wolf" kicked off their farewell tour at Comic-Con as the hit show prepares for its series finale.

Star Tyler Posey was joined by Colton Haynes, Melissa Ponzio, Dylan Sprayberry, Cody Christian, Charlie Carver, Shelley Hennig and Khylin Rhambo at the annual fan convention in San Diego.

"Oh my god. Yeah, it was totally emotional," said Posey of his final Comic-Con with the cast. "I didn't quite expect it either. It's cool. The really like genuine emotional times always come when I don't expect them to. Like the last day of 'Teen Wolf,' the last day of filming, when I got picture-wrapped. It wasn't as emotional as I thought it was going to be, but I got really choked up the days proceeding it. So it was a really cool surprise at the panel that it kind of took that turn. You know, I really expected there to be a lot of like screaming and constant chatter from the audience because it was so big. And there were so many people there and that's kind of usually how our panels go, but the tension was so thick of like the weight of us never coming back to Comic-Con panel. It was just so thick that everyone was just kind of silent and taking it in."

Posey continued: "Super different and it really created this type of emotional atmosphere, but like OK-emotional. Like it was OK. Everyone was kind of like crying on each other's shoulder kind of vibe, you know? It was really cool."

The series debuted in 2011 with a darker tone than the original "Teen Wolf" films and follows a group of werewolves and other things that go bump in the night.

Shelley Hennig recalled a full circle moment during her final scene.

"I started the show naked and I ended the show naked," she said. "I am naked in bed and I'm on a pillow and I got up and there were tears all over the pillow and I was embarrassed. And they threw a robe on me and then I walked out and the crew was there waiting as they do for all of us when we official picture-wrap. And there I was, naked in a robe, looking at all the people who have pretended to laugh at my jokes for four years and the people that made the show run."

Charlie Carver joins a slew of fan favorites returning for the show's last season.

"I don't know how much I can say about what ends up happening," explained Carver of his character. "Obviously Ethan and Jackson are hanging out in the high school in that weird little torture room. But what was really fun was going in knowing that this was going to be the last couple of episodes for 'Teen Wolf.' Everybody who had kind of left the show, whether that was Hoechlin or Colton or myself, we all called one another and said 'You're doing this right? We all have to go back. We have to celebrate this.' And there we were. And we all got to work. Like I've known Colton forever, but I've never worked with him. We were on shows at different points in time, but to get to work with one another again one last time was really, really fun."

Showrunner Jeff Davis teased that the series may live on in a "Teen Wolf" podcast, but Posey is keeping mum about details.

"Actually have no idea. I don't know what to say," said Posey who has already been approached about the project.

"Yeah, I can't wait to see who his favorite is, you know what I mean? Like who gets the call first," Hennig added.

The final season of "Teen Wolf" premieres July 30 on MTV.

San Diego, 21 July 2017

1. Tyler Posey poses for photos

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Tyler Posey, actor: "Oh my god. Yeah, it was totally emotional. I didn't quite expect it either. It's cool. The really like genuine emotional times always come when I don't expect them to. Like the last day of 'Teen Wolf,' the last day of filming, when I got picture-wrapped. It wasn't as emotional as I thought it was going to be, but I got really choked up the days proceeding it. So it was a really cool surprise at the panel that it kind of took that turn. You know, I really expected there to be a lot of like screaming and constant chatter from the audience because it was so big. And there were so many people there and that's kind of usually how our panels go, but the tension was so thick of like the weight of us never coming back to Comic-Con panel. It was just so thick that everyone was just kind of silent and taking it in."

SOUNDBITE (English) Shelley Hennig, actress: "A different panel."

Tyler Posey: "Super different and it really created this type of emotional atmosphere, but like OK-emotional. Like it was OK. Everyone was kind of like crying on each other's shoulder kind of vibe, you know? It was really cool."

3. Wide of Melissa Ponzio posing for photos

4. Wide of Colton Haynes posing for photo

5. Tilt up on Shelley Hennig posing for photos

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Shelley Hennig, actress: "My last scene that I shot – sorry, you guys have heard the story over and over. I started the show naked and I ended the show naked. Thanks for laughing!"

SOUNDBITE (English) Charlie Carver, actor: "Yeah, that never gets old."

Shelley Hennig: "Sorry. I am naked in bed and I'm on a pillow and I got up and there were tears all over the pillow and I was embarrassed. And they threw a robe on me and then I walked out and the crew was there waiting as they do for all of us when we official picture-wrap. And there I was, naked in a robe, looking at all the people who have pretended to laugh at my jokes for four years and the people that made the show run. There are hearts. And it's been a bit of a transition. I don't know about for you guys since leaving. Well you've had a little more time to transition. But then you came back. Yeah, it's been a vulnerable time."

7. Dylan Sprayberry poses for photos

8. Close of photographer

9. Zoom in on Charlie Carver posing for photos

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Charlie Carver, actor: "I don't know how much I can say about what ends up happening. Obviously Ethan and Jackson are hanging out in the high school in that weird little torture room. But what was really fun was going in knowing that this was going to be the last couple of episodes for 'Teen Wolf.' Everybody who had kind of left the show, whether that was Hoechlin or Colton or myself, we all called one another and said 'You're doing this right? We all have to go back. We have to celebrate this.' And there we were. And we all got to work. Like I've known Colton forever, but I've never worked with him. We were on shows at different points in time, but to get to work with one another again one last time was really, really fun."

11. Cody Christian poses for photos

12. Khylin Rhambo poses for photos

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Tyler Posey, actor – on the 'Teen Wolf' podcast: "Actually have no idea. I don't know what to say."

SOUNDBITE (English) Shelley Hennig, actress: "Yeah, Jeff talked about it in the media. But he said that he's the best person to talk to about this. It sounds super interesting."

SOUNDBITE (English) Charlie Carver, actor: "Yeah an expanded universe."

Shelley Hennig: "Yeah, I can't wait to see who his favorite is, you know what I mean? Like who gets the call first. Yeah, who's got the face for radio. Thank you."

Tyler Posey: "They already called me."

Charlie Carver: "See that's why he's being … that's what he doesn't know anything."

14. Tyler Posey poses for photos

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Date: 22/07/2017 03:30 AM
People: Sophie Turner , Sophie Rhys-Jones , Isaac Hempstead Wright , Alfie Allen , Liam Cunningham
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FANS MOB 'GAME OF THRONES' CAST APPEARANCE AT COMIC-CON

Hundreds of "Game of Thrones" fans got to see the actors who populate Westeros up close and personal on Friday (21 July) at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Fans crowded around an autograph session featuring Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen, Sophie Turner, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson and Isaac Hempstead Wright.

The cast held a panel at the pop culture convention's massive Hall H before the signing session -- revealing little about the popular fantasy series' seventh season, airing now on HBO.

San Diego, 21 July 2017

1. Wide "Game of Thrones" cast descends stairs at Comic-Con as fans applaud

2. Wide "Game of Thrones" signage

3. Wide actors sign autographs at booth

4. Wide "Game of Thrones" trailer plays on Comic-Con show floor

5. Wide Alfie Allen signs poster

6. Wide Gwendoline Christie signs poster

7. Wide fans crowd signing session pan to actors signing

8. Wide overhead view of autograph signing

9. Medium overhead view of signing session

10. Wide overhead view of signing session

11. Wide overhead view of Christie signing

12. Wide Sophie Turner signs poster

13. Medium Sophie Turner signs poster

14. Wide Nathalie Emmanuel signs poster

15. Medium Jacob Anderson in Spider-Man T-shirt signs poster

16. Medium Turner signs poster

17. Medium Isaac Hempstead Wright talks with fan

18. Medium Liam Cunningham greets fan

19. Wide overhead view of cast signing autographs

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Date: 21/07/2017 21:23 PM
People: Harrison Ford , Ryan Gosling , Denis Villeneuve
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GO INSIDE 'BLADE RUNNER 2049' EXPERIENCE AT COMIC-CON

One of Comic-Con's big attractions takes attendees inside a scene from the upcoming sci-fi movie "Blade Runner 2049" -- complete with a virtual-reality flying car crash.

Visitors to the tent outside the San Diego Convention Center first put on VR headsets and sit in moving theatre seats -- becoming a "blade runner" in a "spinner" flying police car as they chase down a suspect in futuristic Los Angeles.

Then a curtain opens and they see the car itself, and enter an immersive street scene complete with actors who talk to each other and to attendees.

It's all to promote "Blade Runner 2049," starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford and set for release in October. It's directed by Denis Villeneuve.

San Diego, 21 July 2017

1. Wide of people in line for the 'Blade Runner 2049' experience

2. Wide of people entering

3. Close of people with VR headsets

4. Wide of curtain lifting revealing actors

5. Wide of various actors interacting

6. Wide of actor

7. Wide of car and actors

8. Wide of car and actors

9. Wide of actor walking

10. Wide of set

11. Wide of bar scene

12. Close of actors at bar

13. Wide of bar

14. Zoom out on car and rain

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Date: 20/07/2017 22:26 PM
People: Chester Bennington , Channing Tatum
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CHANNING TATUM ON CHESTER BENNINGTON'S DEATH: 'IT'S PRETTY HORRIFIC'

Actor Channing Tatum was promoting "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" at Comic-Con when news broke Thursday (20 JULY 2017) of the death of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington.

"I'm actually a massive fan of the band and I met Chester a couple times," Tatum said. "He's... Yeah, it's pretty horrific. Yeah, I don't really have… These things are always just pretty terrible."

Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner said. He was 41.

For Tatum, the band got him through lonely times abroad.

"I was traveling at a time when they came out and I forget which album it was. And I had like four CDs in like my bag. This is like CDs. So like, it's like ... So I had like four CDs and I was walking around Paris and, you know, just being an American and I was alone. And I just remember like playing their album like over and over and over again. It was like my taste of home, keeping me kind of back, or just not in my head about being lonely or whatever. So yeah, it's a shame, man," he said.

Coroner spokesman Brian Elias said authorities are investigating Bennington's death as an apparent suicide at Palos Verdes Estates, but no additional details are available.

Tatum's co-star Pedro Pascal was moved by a recent story he had heard about the band.

"There is this incredible piece that I heard about, an Iranian civilian who had made it to the states, who's major connection to the U.S. was Linkin Park and how he identified with their music and how it, you know, it just sort of set the path for his self discovery in a way. It was this deep piece and so it's a bit shocking. That was just a couple days ago that I was listening to that. Anyway, god, now I'm depressed!"

The Grammy Award-winning group sold more than 10 million copies of their 2000 debut, "Hybrid Theory," which featured the megahit and anthem, "In the End." They sold another 6 million with 2003's multiplatinum "Meteora." Both albums explored feelings of frustration and fury.

The success helped Linkin Park become Billboard's No. 1 act of the decade for rock songs and alternative songs.

San Diego, 19 July 2017

1. Wide of Channing Tatum speaking to reporters

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Channing Tatum, actor – on the death of Chester Bennington: "I'm actually a massive fan of the band and I met Chester a couple times. He's... Yeah, it's pretty horrific. Yeah, I don't really have… These things are always just pretty terrible."

Reporter: "Why was their music important to you?"

Channing Tatum: "I was traveling at a time when they came out and I forget which album it was. And I had like four CDs in like my bag. This is like CDs. So like, it's like ... So I had like four CDs and I was walking around Paris and, you know, just being an American and I was alone. And I just remember like playing their album like over and over and over again. It was like my taste of home, keeping me kind of back, or just not in my head about being lonely or whatever. So yeah, it's a shame, man."

3. Wide of Pedro Pascal speaking to reporters

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Pedro Pascal, actor: "But there is this incredible piece that I heard about, an Iranian civilian who had made it to the states, who's major connection to the U.S. was Linkin Park and how he identified with their music and how it, you know, it just sort of set the path for his self discovery in a way. It was this deep piece and so it's a bit shocking. That was just a couple days ago that I was listening to that. Anyway, god, now I'm depressed!"

Reporter: "Oh I'm sorry."

Pedro Pascal: "It's ok."

Reporter: "But it seems to have connected with you as well?"

Pedro Pascal: "It did. It connected with me very much. Yeah, yeah. We get crazy news every day don't we these days?"

5. Wide of Pedro Pascal

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San Diego, 19 July 2017

1. Wide of San Diego Convention Centre, site of Comic-Con International

2. Wide of convention centre

3. Close of Comic-Con signage

4. Wide of convention centre entrance

5. Wide of attendees outside convention centre

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Katherine Stewart, Comic-Con attendee:

"Welcome to Comic-Con!"

7. Various of crowds on Comic-Con show floor

8. Various of Thor figure created with Lego

9. Various of replica of new Batmobile from "Justice League" movie at Mattel booth

10. Various of "The Walking Dead" booth with zombie actors

11. Wide San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter district with Comic-Con displays including "Kong: Skull Island" and costumed fans

12. Wide of attendee Joey Heck in Spider-Man costume on show floor

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Joey Heck, Comic-Con attendee:

"Well, you know – downtown San Diego just transforms into this nerd fest and everyone just loves it. This city loves it, the nerds are happy, the superheroes are happy. It's just a lot of love."

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Date: 20/07/2017 10:38 AM
People: Steven Spielberg
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MASSIVE POP CULTURE EXPO COMIC-CON OPENS IN SAN DIEGO

The San Diego Convention Centre was packed with people as soon as it opened its doors for Comic-Con on Wednesday (19 JULY 2017).

Fans with four-day passes to the annual pop-culture convention were treated to a preview of the showroom floor: 460,000 square feet of TV, film and video game displays, along with toys, art and comic books for sale.

Panels, presentations, screenings and celebrity appearances begin Thursday and continue through Sunday.

Besides being packed with thousands of fans, Comic-Con's showroom floor was alight with flashing screens and giant character displays touting the latest shows, movies, games and toys.

The Mattel booth boasted a life-size replica of the new Batmobile from "Justice League," which looks like a tank crossed with a sports car while "The Walking Dead" booth was crawling with zombies.

"Downtown San Diego just transforms into this nerd fest, and everyone just loves it. This city loves it, the nerds are happy, the superheroes are happy. It's just a lot of love," said Joey Heck of San Diego, dressed as Spider-Man while wheeling his young son in a stroller on the show floor.

What started as a comic-book convention with 300 participants in 1970 has grown into a corporate-heavy media showcase that draws more than 130,000 attendees.

"There is a lot more room in our lives to step back and just be happy. And be around people that are positive, and just have a great time being their odd, nerdy, weird selves," said Katherine Stewart of Phoenix.

"At the end of the event, there's really no strangers left in the room. And that's saying something when there is 100,000 people spending time with one another all weekend."

Netflix, Warner Bros., Fox, HBO and Marvel Studios are among the companies hosting large-scale presentations with top-name talent.

Butch Hartman, creator of the Nickelodeon cartoon series "The Fairly OddParents," chatted with fans on the show floor.

"'Fairly OddParents' has been on for 16 years non-stop. And to meet kids who watched it when they were first five and now they're 21. And they say, 'I didn't get some jokes when I was a kid, but now I get some of the jokes.' I get this comment constantly – 'You made my childhood.' And that is, that really means a lot. That really means a lot," he said.

Among the fan obsessions on view this year: "Stranger Things 2" and "Marvel's The Defenders" from Netflix, which also promises a surprise screening; HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Westworld"; "Justice League" and "Blade Runner 2049" from Warner Bros., along with an anticipated appearance by Steven Spielberg showcasing his adaptation of "Ready Player One."

San Diego, 19 July 2017

1. Wide of San Diego Convention Centre, site of Comic-Con International

2. Wide of convention centre

3. Close of Comic-Con signage

4. Wide of convention centre entrance

5. Wide of attendees outside convention centre

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Katherine Stewart, Comic-Con attendee:

"Welcome to Comic-Con!"

7. Various of crowds on Comic-Con show floor

8. Various of Thor figure created with Lego

9. Various of replica of new Batmobile from "Justice League" movie at Mattel booth

10. Various of "The Walking Dead" booth with zombie actors

11. Various of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter district with Comic-Con displays including "Kong: Skull Island" and costumed fans

12. Wide of attendee Joey Heck in Spider-Man costume on show floor

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Joey Heck, Comic-Con attendee:

"Well, you know – downtown San Diego just transforms into this nerd fest and everyone just loves it. This city loves it, the nerds are happy, the superheroes are happy. It's just a lot of love."

14. Close of Heck's son in costume in stroller

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Katherine Stewart, Comic-Con attendee:

"There is a lot more room in our lives to step back and just be happy and be around people that are positive, and just have a great time being their odd, nerdy, weird selves."

16. Wide of Stewart showing off her costume

17. SOUNDBITE (English) Katherine Stewart, Comic-Con attendee:

"At the end of the event, there's really no strangers left in the room. And that's saying something when there is 100,000 people spending time with one another all weekend."

18. Various of show floor including comic artist drawing in book and Power Rangers posing

19. Wide of Nickelodeon booth

20. Wide of Butch Hartman, creator of "The Fairly OddParents" cartoon talking at Nickelodeon booth

21. SOUNDBITE (English) Butch Hartman, Creator of "The Fairly OddParents" cartoon:

"It's great being at Comic-Con, because I've never felt safer because all the superheroes are here. Every superhero you can think of is here guarding us, which is great."

22. Wide of woman at "Hey Arnold" cartoon shrine

23. SOUNDBITE (English) Butch Hartman, Creator of "The Fairly OddParents" cartoon:

"It's so exciting. I love being with the fans of my shows because it lets me hear how they like the show. You wouldn't believe how many people – 'Fairly OddParents' has been on for 16 years non-stop - and to meet kids who watched it when they were first five and now they're 21. And they say, 'I didn't get some jokes when I was a kid, but now I get some of the jokes.' I get this comment constantly – 'You made my childhood.' And that is, that really means a lot. That really means a lot."

24. Various of Nickelodeon booth including "SpongeBob Squarepants" cartoon display

25. Various of show floor including Fox and Warner Bros booths

26. Wide of Comic-Con attendee Katherine Stewart showing off her costume

27. SOUNDBITE (English) Katherine Stewart, Comic-Con attendee:

"Water, comfortable shoes, a very patient attitude, because there's a lot of waiting in line to get the things that you like and the exclusives and the panels that you want to see."

28. Various of Funko booth

29. Various of show floor

30. Wide of sunset over harbour next to convention centre

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'CAPTAIN AMERICA' STATUE, 'WALKING DEAD' STARS FEATURED AT COMIC-CON

A 13-foot tall bronze Captain America statue and the stars of "Walking Dead" were among the highlights at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday (22 JULY 2016).

The city's waterfront convention center area was packed with visitors wearing costumes and trying out the various promotional "activations" including a climbing wall and high-jump promoting the Fox comedy "Son of Zorn."

Inside, attendees could get transformed by special effects makeup artists, crowd around Jeffrey Dean Morgan and other "Walking Dead" stars who were signing autographs, and pose with characters from "Suicide Squad."

There were also costumes on display from the upcoming "Star Wars" standalone movie "Rogue One."

Comic-Con runs through Sunday (24 JULY).

'CAPTAIN AMERICA' STATUE, 'WALKING DEAD' STARS FEATURED AT COMIC-CON

A 13-foot tall bronze Captain America statue and the stars of "Walking Dead" were among the highlights at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday (22 JULY 2016).

The city's waterfront convention center area was packed with visitors wearing costumes and trying out the various promotional "activations" including a climbing wall and high-jump promoting the Fox comedy "Son of Zorn."

Inside, attendees could get transformed by special effects makeup artists, crowd around Jeffrey Dean Morgan and other "Walking Dead" stars who were signing autographs, and pose with characters from "Suicide Squad."

There were also costumes on display from the upcoming "Star Wars" standalone movie "Rogue One."

Comic-Con runs through Sunday (24 JULY).

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San Diego, 22 July 2016

1. Wide exterior San Diego Convention Center and downtown

2. Wide San Diego Convention Center, site of Comic-Con International

3. Wide convention center with Comic-Con signage

4. Close Comic-Con signage

5. Close Comic-Con sign zoom to wide exterior outside convention center

6. Wide 'The Strain' exterior signage and promotional statue

7. Close 'The Strain' promotional statue

8. Wide 'Son of Zorn' climbing wall

9. Close climbing wall

10. Wide man jumps from 'Son of Zorn' platform into air cushion

11. Wide oversized guitar promotional display

12. Wide overhead view of promotional area outside convention center

13. Medium Comic-Con attendees ride escalator

14. Wide pan left Comic-Con show floor overhead view

15. Wide 'Captain America' statue on show floor

16. Medium 'Captain America' statue

17. Medium man gets special effects makeup on show floor

18. Wide 'The Walking Dead' booth on show floor

19. Close Jeffrey Dean Morgan interacts with fans on show floor

20. Medium Morgan and other 'Walking Dead' stars on TV above show floor

21. 'Walking Dead' stars sign autographs at show floor booth

22. Wide overhead view of 'Walking Dead' stars signing autographs

23. Wide woman poses with people in 'Suicide Squad' costumes

24. Wide 'Star Wars: Rogue One' costumes on show floor

25. Close 'Rogue One' costumes

26. Close 'Rogue One' costumes

27. Wide San Diego Gaslamp District area overhead view

28. Wide convention center overhead view

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San Diego, 20 July 2016

1. Medium of Comic-Con signage and San Diego Convention Center

2. Wide line outside convention center

3. Wide Abernethy with husband in line

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristin Abernethy, Comic-Con attendee:

"You can't bash a good thing, when people are just here for fun. They're just here to have fun and they're not here to think about what's -- all the politics and messy things, or all the shootings and scary things that are happening in the world right now. We are just here to escape from that. Some of us are."

5. Wide pan left man in Superman costume enters convention center

6. Wide costumed attendee outside convention center

7. Close tilt up costumed attendee outside convention center

8. Close of Abernethy with 'Star Wars'-themed pregnancy t-shirt

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristin Abernethy, Comic-Con attendee:

"Well, I am 39 weeks pregnant with my second. Our first is 3 and a half. He's a little young for this. But another boy. We are just pushing along. I found out I was pregnant after I bought our badges. I'm like I'm not going to miss it. Definitely not going to miss."

10. Wide pan left attendees enter show floor

11. Medium zoom to wide 'Suicide Squad' costume display

12. Wide Stormtrooper on display on show floor

13. Wide Lego booth zoom to close on 'Lego Batman' movie poster

14. Wide Lego figure of 'Star Wars' Stormtrooper

15. Wide Hot Wheels display of 'X-Wing Fighter Carship'

16. Wide 'The Walking Dead' booth with RV, wax figure characters

17. Wide 'The Walking Dead' booth with 'zombie' actors, attendees pose for photos

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Date: 23/07/2016 10:27 AM
People: Kevin Smith
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COMIC-CON ATTENDEES 'COSPLAY' AS ELVES, STORMTROOPERS, MORE

Comic-Con attendees became everything from a Ghostbuster to Ant-Man at the massive pop culture expo in San Diego.

Roaming around the city's waterfront convention center were elves, 'X-Men' and 'Austin Powers' characters, plus Stormtroopers and even Silent Bob from Kevin Smith's early movies.

Attendees spend weeks and even months creating the costumes.

There's a "masquerade ball" on Saturday night (23 JULY) where judges vote on the best fan-created costumes.

More than 150,000 people from all over the world attend the annual event, which runs through Sunday (24 JULY).

COMIC-CON ATTENDEES 'COSPLAY' AS ELVES, STORMTROOPERS, MORE

Comic-Con attendees became everything from a Ghostbuster to Ant-Man at the massive pop culture expo in San Diego.

Roaming around the city's waterfront convention center were elves, 'X-Men' and 'Austin Powers' characters, plus Stormtroopers and even Silent Bob from Kevin Smith's early movies.

Attendees spend weeks and even months creating the costumes.

There's a "masquerade ball" on Saturday night (23 JULY) where judges vote on the best fan-created costumes.

More than 150,000 people from all over the world attend the annual event, which runs through Sunday (24 JULY).

AP Entertainment

San Diego, 22 July 2016

1. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costume posing on show floor

2. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costume posing outside San Diego Convention Center

3. Various of Comic-Con attendees in costume outside San Diego Convention Center

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Date: 25/07/2016 07:35 AM
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CHRIS PRATT, KURT RUSSELL TALK 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2' AT COMIC-CON

CHRIS PRATT, KURT RUSSELL TALK 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2' AT COMIC-CON

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San Diego, 23 July 2016

1. Medium shot of Chris Pratt being interviewed

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Pratt, actor - on the reaction of the fans to the footage presentation:

"Oh man, 6500 people, many of whom waited 24 hours to have those seats and sat there for 10 hours, yet, after all of that, still exploded with enthusiasm after seeing a little bit of footage of the movie we worked so hard on. It was very validating, it felt terrific. It was nice because two years ago we were in the same boat, but no one knew who the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' were, and it just felt really nice."

3. Medium shot of Kurt Russell being interviewed

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kurt Russell, actor - on joining the cast:

"When they first started talking to me about playing this part, all of a sudden my phone was just blowing up with people saying, 'Are you going to play Peter Quill's dad? Are you going to be Chris' father? You've got to do this.' I didn't know what they were talking about, because I hadn't seen 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' I said 'Wow, this is something I've got to look into.' So, being here today and seeing the audience's reaction to finding out that, yeah, I am playing his father."

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Pratt, actor - on working with Kurt Russell:

"Kurt Russell is awesome. I've been a fan of his work for a long time, but also a fan of just him for a long time. Now that I've gotten to know him, my appreciation for him has just really grown. He's a super level headed, thoughtful guy who works really hard. He puts his ass on the line physically everyday, does all his stunt work, does a lot of physical stuff on his own and he's always prepared. He's a consummate professional and I look up to guys like him who, despite the years of success they've had, they are no A holes, you know? He's down to earth and cool. I like that."

6. Medium of Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell being interviewed

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Kurt Russell, actor - on whether he senses a Marvel / DC rivalry at Comic-Con:

"To be honest with you, I don't pay that much attention. I didn't know that Disney and Marvel were together until we had dinner one night and I went 'Are Disney and Marvel?' And they were looking at me like I had four heads - like 'Where have you been?' I don't really pay attention. DC, I know, is a different outfit, so hopefully I'll go to work for them next week, I don't know (laughs.) Actor for hire. The man with the highest bid, I'm yours (laughs)."

8. Tilt down, Comic-Con signage

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Date: 12/07/2015 11:04 AM
People: Daniel Radcliffe , Kate Mara , James McAvoy , Miles Teller , Michael B. Jordan , Jamie Bell
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RADCLIFFE, MARA AMONG CELEBS AT COMIC-CON

Daniel Radcliffe and Kate Mara were among the actors promoting films at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday (11 July 2015).

Radcliffe was there with "Victor Frankenstein" alongside his co-star James McAvoy.

And Mara was part of the cast of "Fantastic Four" - the latest reboot of the superhero group, which also stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell.

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San Diego, 11 July 2015

1. Wide Comic-Con press room with media

2. Wide zoom to medium James McAvoy poses for photographers

3. Wide Daniel Radcliffe talks with reporter

4. Wide 'Fantastic Four' cast on arrivals line

5. Fashion Kate Mara poses for photographers

6. Medium Miles Teller poses for photographers

7. Close zoom to wide Teller poses

8. Wide zoom to medium Michael B. Jordan poses for photographers

9. Wide Jamie Bell poses for photographers

10. Close Jamie Bell poses

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Summary: 'Star Wars' dominates as pop culture expo Comic-Con opens
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Date: 09/07/2015 12:11 PM
People: John Williams , J. J. Abrams
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'STAR WARS' TALK DOMINATES AS COMIC-CON PREPARES TO OPEN IN SAN DIEGO

If this year's Comic-Con had a soundtrack, it would be John Williams' instantly recognizable, Oscar-winning "Star Wars" theme.

Director J.J. Abrams' eagerly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" was the film on the lips of many attendees on Wednesday night (8 JULY 2015) as the annual pop-culture convention previewed its colorful showroom floor, ahead of its official opening on Thursday.

"We come because we're obsessed with things like Marvel, Star Wars," said Brigid Dolan of Los Angeles. The 25-year-old plans to spend Thursday night waiting in line for Lucasfilm's Friday afternoon presentation on "The Force Awakens."

More than 130,000 fans are expected at the San Diego Convention Center over the next four days for autograph signings, TV and film presentations, toy shopping, costume contests and other artistic engagements inspired by comic books and superheroes.

"Star Wars" has a major presence in the massive showroom, with a mini-mall of booths dedicated to its characters. There are Chewbacca rugs and Stormtrooper sweaters, limited-edition Darth Vader skateboard decks and Yoda backpacks, plus Sith Lord pet outfits and stuffed Ewok toys.

A life-size replica of Rey's (played by actress Daisy Ridley) Speeder Bike from the new film is on display.

Stefan Cembolista of Brussels helped to put the bike together in five weeks for the recent "Star Wars Celebration" convention. He was glad to show it off at Comic-Con as well.

"This is the grandmother of all Comic-Cons and I heard a lot of it. But this tops all of my expectations actually. I'm a fan, not only of 'Star Wars.' I love Marvel, DC, I love the entire comic region and scene. Seeing this is like a celebration for me. It tops all my expectations anyway," he said.

Even entertainment competitors are excited about the seventh "Star Wars" installment.

"I'm excited that 'Star Wars' is coming here. We love J.J. Abrams and have his shows," said Lisa Gregorian, chief marketing officer for Warner Bros. Television Group, which is premiering its new "Supergirl" show at Comic-Con.

Other anticipated properties at the convention include "The Walking Dead," "Game of Thrones," "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2."

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San Diego, 8 July 2015

1. Wide shot, zoom to medium San Diego Convention Center, site of Comic-Con International

2. Wide pan left convention center

3. Close-up Comic-Con signage

4. Wide pan right attendees enter Comic-Con

5. Wide pan left Comic-Con floor from high angle

6. Medium shot Lucasfilm Stefan Cembolista on show floor

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stefan Cembolista/Prop Builder:

"According to this, this is the grandmother of all Comic-Cons and I heard a lot of it. But this tops all of my expectations actually. I'm a fan, not only of 'Star Wars.' I love Marvel, DC, I love the entire comic region and scene. Seeing this is like a celebration for me. It tops all my expectations anyway."

8. Wide shot Comic-Con show floor

9. Medium shot attendees on show floor

10. VOX POP (English) Brigid Dolan/Comic-Con Attendee:

"We come because we're obsessed with things like Marvel and 'Star Wars.'"

VOX POP (english) Kristen McLaughlin, Comic-Con attendee:

"Marvel, Disney, 'Star Wars,' 'Game of Thrones.'"

Dolan: "A lot of nerdy stuff. 'Walking Dead.'"

McLaughlin: "We get obsessed."

(Reporter: "What's the big draw this year?")

McLaughlin: "For me it's usually 'Sharknado' or 'Supernatural.' We always go to the 'Supernatural' panel."

Dolan: "This year I'm really looking forward to 'Star Wars' though. I think it's going to be amazing."

11. Close-up Yoda toy figure on show floor

12. Wide shot Warner Bros booth on show floor

13. Close-up Warner Bros signage

14. Close-up Supergirl image at WB booth

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Lisa Gregorian/Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros TV:

"I'm as excited. I'm a fan. I'm a fangirl and so, for me, as much as I'm excited about the Warner Bros programs, I'm excited that 'Star Wars' is coming here. I love J.J. Abrams and we have his television shows. So, for us, 'Star Wars,' 'Batman v. Superman,' which is the Warner Bros - there's so much going on here. I have to work. I wish I was able to run around and be a fan."

16. Wide shot attendees Dolan and McLaughlin show off costumes

17. VOX POP (English) Kristen McLaughlin/Comic-Con Attendee:

(Reporter: "How do you keep your stamina going for the four days?")

"Peanut butter sandwiches."

VOX POP (English) Brigid Dolan, attendee: "A lot of caffeine. I have a lot of the Starbucks instant ice coffee. Just a water bottle and just constantly making it. So that helps."

18. Medium shot with pull out to wide Gaslamp Quarter signage with street scene outside convention center

19. Close-up signage, with pull out to wide of street

20. Wide shot women undertaking "Sharknado 3" promotion outside convention center

21. Medium shot women promoting "Sharknado 3"

22. SOUNDBITE (English) Lisa Gregorian/Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros TV:

"I think it really changes year to year. It's certainly gotten bigger. The Gaslamp area where there's a lot of activity is really expanding. So it used to be contained within the convention hall and now you're really seeing it just bust at the seams. And I would say within the last really four years, it busted out."

23. Wide shot comic books on sale on show floor

24. "Star Wars" comic books signage

25. Wide attendees take picture with "Star Wars" prop replica

26. SOUNDBITE (English) Stefan Cembolista/Prop Builder:

"If you can imagine, to build such a thing is a lot of work. A lot of effort of many people - it's a team building that. And seeing the expressions of the entire public here, it's just amazing. And we really feel the fever of the new movie coming on here."

27. Wide shot Charise Zablotsky performing "Star Wars" theme on violin outside convention center

28. Medium shot Zablotsky performing "Star Wars" theme on violin

29. Close-up Zablotsky performing "Star Wars" theme on violin

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Date: 11/07/2015 11:41 AM
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CARNIVAL ATMOSPHERE, FREEBIES AND LONG LINES OUTSIDE COMIC-CON

When it comes to hyping the latest pop culture spectacles, few are coloring inside the lines at Comic-Con.

The frenzied celebration of fantastical fiction has long drawn comparisons to a carnival. In recent years, downtown San Diego has literally been transformed into an amusement park with dozens of temporary themed attractions occupying nearby parks, event venues, parking lots and just about any place with free space outside the San Diego Convention Center.

During this year's four-day extravaganza, which kicked off Wednesday, such offsite activities include a virtual reality experience inspired by the upcoming NBC series "Heroes Reborn," a petting zoo populated by puppy beagles to promote "The Peanuts Movie" and a laser tag arena themed after the forthcoming 2K Games multiplayer video game "Battleborn."

"I've watched it transform itself into a little bit of a circus. But the one thing that's clear to me - I'm always very excited to come down here. I really always look forward to Comic-Con as a once-a-year rite of passage. Because if you're coming here, it means you've done something that people are interested in hearing about," said actor Ron Perlman, who has been attending the convention for over a decade.

For most fans, the temporary amusements simply serve as a chance for some free fun, swag and selfies that don't require a Comic-Con badge. However, all these inflatable rides, photo opps and food trucks are actually well orchestrated "brand activations" - a term used by marketers to describe installations promoting films, TV shows, games and products.

"Dog with a Blog" star Francesca Capaldi - who lends her voice to the upcoming "Peanuts" movie, jumped on an inflatable slide built to promote that film, and remembered past Comic-Con fun.

"This was the year that the 'Walking Dead' was really popular. There was a whole walk of them. And they came down the street, and they like jumped in my face. It got really - I got really scared. But it was really cool just walking around and seeing all the peoples' costumes, just like around here, it's so cool," she said.

Game publisher Ubisoft returned a lawn across the street from the 205,000-square-foot expo space to host an obstacle course modeled after the latest entry in the "Assassin's Creed" series. Ubisoft lured about 30,000 participants to run - and many more spectators to gawk at - last year's parkour-inspired course.

The military shooter series "Call of Duty" is deploying to Comic-Con for the first time with an escape room attraction based on the zombies mode from developer Treyarch's forthcoming "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3."

Other free pop-up installations set for this week include an interactive "Game of Thrones" experience featuring props from the HBO fantasy series, a 120-foot-tall ride themed after the Fox show "Scream Queens," a museum exhibit inspired by the truTV hidden camera show "Impractical Jokers" and video game lounges sponsored by Nintendo and Microsoft.

The pop-culture convention annually draws 130,000 fans for presentations, autograph sessions, exhibits and more inside the San Diego Convention Center, with lines stretching miles along the harbor.

Many waited over two days to get into the famed Hall H, the site of presentations by studios of popular fare ranging from "Game of Thrones" to "Star Wars."

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San Diego, 10 July 2015

1. Wide San Diego Convention Center, site of Comic-Con International

2. Wide pan right convention center

3. Medium Comic-Con signage

4. Medium Comic-Con attendees

5. Wide 'Call of Duty' tent outside Comic-Con

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ron Perlman/Actor: "I've watched it transform itself into a little bit of a circus. But the one thing that's clear to me - I'm always very excited to come down here. I really always look forward to Comic-Con as a once-a-year rite of passage. Because if you're coming here, it means you've done something that people are interested in hearing about."

7. Wide pan right parking lot with activities and rides outside Comic-Con

8. Wide pan left Interactive Zone at Comic-Con

9. Close on amusement ride

10. Wide 'Peanuts' movie bouncy slide

11. Wide actress Francesca Capaldi slides down slide

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Francesca Capaldi/Actor: "This was the year that the 'Walking Dead' was really popular. There was a whole walk of them. And they came down the street, and they like jumped in my face. It got really - I got really scared. But it was really cool just walking around and seeing all the peoples' costumes, just like around here, it's so cool."

13. Wide attendees pose with Charlie Brown hats

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Francesca Capaldi/Actor: "I think everyone has such realistic outfits, just looking around here. We're right outside the house, so everyone has the Charlie Brown hats on."

15. Wide pan right carnival area outside Comic-Con

16. Wide 'Assassin's Creed' signage

17. Various of parkour athletes on 'Assassin's Creed' course-display

18. Wide Mike Tyson on stand at Comic-Con

19. Wide attendees wait in line outside Comic-Con

20. Woman sleeping in line

21. Wide people waiting in line dolly shot (at 3x normal speed)

22. SOUNDBITE (English) Fabian Tam/Attendee: "It's been since early this morning at 6 a.m. It's not too bad. We're hoping we'll get good seats. We're here for tomorrow. It's going to be a long day tomorrow."

23. Wide Tam with family

24. SOUNDBITE (English) Fabian Tam/Attendee: "We're going to start getting in there at 10 in the morning and we'll probably be there like all day until 11 pm tomorrow. Like 'Batman v Superman,' the TV shows like 'The Arrow,' 'Flash,' all those good stuff."

25. Wide attendees on show floor

26. Wide 'Star Wars' section

27. Wide show floor

28. Medium zoom to wide attendees in line outside convention

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Date: 11/07/2015 11:41 AM
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MICHAEL B. JORDAN ESCAPES ZOMBIES AT COMIC-CON

Michael B. Jordan kicked off his first visit to Comic-Con by dodging zombies.

The "Fruitvale Station" actor was in San Diego to promote his upcoming "Fantastic Four" film but first stopped by a "Call of Duty" "escape room" on Friday (10 July 2015).

The game involved finding clues to a puzzle leading players out of a room being swarmed by "zombie" actors.

"First escape room that I've ever been to, but it's literally like zombies - literally like playing zombies in the games. You have to figure stuff out, you have to find codes here, put them in the safe here, it's really hands-on. And it's an incredible experience," he said.

Though he was born in nearby Orange County and lived in Los Angeles, Jordan had never been to San Diego - home to the massive pop culture expo that draws over 130,000 people every summer.

"Honestly, it's literally a whole bunch of me, just being here - people that are extremely passionate about - yeah as you can hear, that's kind of crazy - the anime, the video games, the films, the movies. It's just a place where all different people from all different walks of life can get together and fan out and have a good time over the same things that they love," he said.

Jordan was glad to check out the zombies mode in the latest "Call of Duty" game - "Black Ops III," due out in November. He's a longtime fan of the shooter franchise.

"Way back when I was in elementary school and high school, I started playing the game and I've been hooked ever since. You're always waiting for the next game to come out - next year, next year, next year," he said. "It's something to keep everybody together. For me, it's being online playing 'Call of Duty' - me and my clan, we get together and we just destroy other teams online. It's a lot of fun."

Comic-Con runs through Sunday.

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San Diego, 10 July 2015

1. Wide exterior 'Call of Duty' escape room tent outside Comic-Con

2. Medium pan left zombie actors in 'escape room' with actor Michael B. Jordan

3. Medium Jordan finds clue in escape room

4. Wide Jordan puts magnifying glass in box, zombies burst through door

5. Medium pan right zombie actors and exit of escape room

6. Medium zoom to wide Jordan talks about 'escape room'

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael B. Jordan/Actor: "It's an escape room. First escape room that I've ever been to, but it's literally like zombies - literally like playing zombies in the games. You have to figure stuff out, you have to find codes here, put them in the safe here, it's really hands-on. And it's an incredible experience."

8. Wide Jordan poses for green-screen photo

9. Close Jordan green-screen photo screen with zombies

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael B. Jordan/Actor: "I have no Comic-Con history. This is day one for me. So yeah I'm excited, bro. I've never been to San Diego before either, so just coming down here to play a game that I love."

11. Wide Comic-Con show floor

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael B. Jordan/Actor: "Honestly, it's literally a whole bunch of me, just being here - people that are extremely passionate about - yeah as you can hear, that's kind of crazy - the anime, the video games, the films, the movies. It's just a place where all different people from all different walks of life can get together and fan out and have a good time over the same things that they love."

13. Close Jordan on green-screen photo

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael B. Jordan/Actor: "Way back when I was in elementary school and high school, I started playing the game and I've been hooked ever since. You're always waiting for the next game to come out - next year, next year, next year. You usually play the campaign first, get the story mode out of the way. Then you're online with your friends. It's like - you kind of connect with your friends when everybody is traveling - everybody plays fantasy football, fantasy basketball, fantasy baseball. It's something to keep everybody together. For me, it's being online playing 'Call of Duty' - me and my clan, we get together and we just destroy other teams online. It's a lot of fun."

15. UPSOUND Jordan admires his green-screen photo with zombies

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Summary: Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell talk ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ at Comic-Con
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Date: 24/07/2016 13:42 PM
People: Chris Pratt , Kurt Russell , Zoe Saldana
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CHRIS PRATT, KURT RUSSELL TALK 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2' AT COMIC-CON

Chris Pratt teased Marvel and Disney's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" at Comic-Con on Saturday (23 July 2016) and fans went wild.

The movie only recently wrapped and isn't out until next year, so it was no surprise fans flocked to catch a glimpse of footage from the incomplete film.

"Oh man, 6500 people, many of whom waited 24 hours to have those seats and sat there for 10 hours, yet, after all of that, still exploded with enthusiasm after seeing a little bit of footage of the movie we worked so hard on. It was very validating, it felt terrific," said Pratt.

"It was nice because two years ago we were in the same boat, but no one knew who the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' were, and it just felt really nice," he added.

Pratt was joined at the presentation by co-stars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Kurt Russell - who confirmed he's playing Peter Quill's (Pratt) father.

"When they first started talking to me about playing this part, all of a sudden my phone was just blowing up with people saying, 'Are you going to play Peter Quill's dad? Are you going to be Chris' father? You've got to do this.' I didn't know what they were talking about, because I hadn't seen 'Guardians of the Galaxy,'" admitted Russell. "I said 'Wow, this is something I've got to look into.'"

In fact, Russell isn't overly familiar with the movie superhero world - or the comics and film studios that created it.

"To be honest with you, I don't pay that much attention. I didn't know that Disney and Marvel were together until we had dinner one night and I went 'Are Disney and Marvel?' And they were looking at me like I had four heads - like 'Where have you been?'" he laughed.

"DC, I know, is a different outfit, so hopefully I'll go to work for them next week. Actor for hire. The man with the highest bid, I'm yours," he chuckled.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" release dates:

Italy 25 April 2017

France 26 April 2017

Argentina 27 April 2017

Netherlands 27 April 2017

UK 28 April 2017

Turkey 28 April 2017

Brazil 4 May 2017

Czech Republic 4 May 2017

Kazakhstan 4 May 2017

Portugal 4 May 2017

Russia 4 May 2017

Ukraine 4 May 2017

Bulgaria 5 May 2017

Israel 5 May 2017

Norway 5 May 2017

Romania 5 May 2017

Sweden 5 May 2017

USA 5 May 2017

Japan 27 May 2017

CHRIS PRATT, KURT RUSSELL TALK 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2' AT COMIC-CON

Chris Pratt teased Marvel and Disney's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" at Comic-Con on Saturday (23 July 2016) and fans went wild.

The movie only recently wrapped and isn't out until next year, so it was no surprise fans flocked to catch a glimpse of footage from the incomplete film.

"Oh man, 6500 people, many of whom waited 24 hours to have those seats and sat there for 10 hours, yet, after all of that, still exploded with enthusiasm after seeing a little bit of footage of the movie we worked so hard on. It was very validating, it felt terrific," said Pratt.

"It was nice because two years ago we were in the same boat, but no one knew who the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' were, and it just felt really nice," he added.

Pratt was joined at the presentation by co-stars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Kurt Russell - who confirmed he's playing Peter Quill's (Pratt) father.

"When they first started talking to me about playing this part, all of a sudden my phone was just blowing up with people saying, 'Are you going to play Peter Quill's dad? Are you going to be Chris' father? You've got to do this.' I didn't know what they were talking about, because I hadn't seen 'Guardians of the Galaxy,'" admitted Russell. "I said 'Wow, this is something I've got to look into.'"

In fact, Russell isn't overly familiar with the movie superhero world - or the comics and film studios that created it.

"To be honest with you, I don't pay that much attention. I didn't know that Disney and Marvel were together until we had dinner one night and I went 'Are Disney and Marvel?' And they were looking at me like I had four heads - like 'Where have you been?'" he laughed.

"DC, I know, is a different outfit, so hopefully I'll go to work for them next week. Actor for hire. The man with the highest bid, I'm yours," he chuckled.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" release dates:

Italy 25 April 2017

France 26 April 2017

Argentina 27 April 2017

Netherlands 27 April 2017

UK 28 April 2017

Turkey 28 April 2017

Brazil 4 May 2017

Czech Republic 4 May 2017

Kazakhstan 4 May 2017

Portugal 4 May 2017

Russia 4 May 2017

Ukraine 4 May 2017

Bulgaria 5 May 2017

Israel 5 May 2017

Norway 5 May 2017

Romania 5 May 2017

Sweden 5 May 2017

USA 5 May 2017

Japan 27 May 2017

San Diego, 23 July 2016

1. Medium shot of Chris Pratt being interviewed

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Pratt, actor - on the reaction of the fans to the footage presentation:

"Oh man, 6500 people, many of whom waited 24 hours to have those seats and sat there for 10 hours, yet, after all of that, still exploded with enthusiasm after seeing a little bit of footage of the movie we worked so hard on. It was very validating, it felt terrific. It was nice because two years ago we were in the same boat, but no one knew who the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' were, and it just felt really nice."

3. Medium shot of Kurt Russell being interviewed

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kurt Russell, actor - on joining the cast:

"When they first started talking to me about playing this part, all of a sudden my phone was just blowing up with people saying, 'Are you going to play Peter Quill's dad? Are you going to be Chris' father? You've got to do this.' I didn't know what they were talking about, because I hadn't seen 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' I said 'Wow, this is something I've got to look into.' So, being here today and seeing the audience's reaction to finding out that, yeah, I am playing his father."

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Pratt, actor - on working with Kurt Russell:

"Kurt Russell is awesome. I've been a fan of his work for a long time, but also a fan of just him for a long time. Now that I've gotten to know him, my appreciation for him has just really grown. He's a super level headed, thoughtful guy who works really hard. He puts his ass on the line physically everyday, does all his stunt work, does a lot of physical stuff on his own and he's always prepared. He's a consummate professional and I look up to guys like him who, despite the years of success they've had, they are no A holes, you know? He's down to earth and cool. I like that."

6. Medium of Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell being interviewed

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Kurt Russell, actor - on whether he senses a Marvel / DC rivalry at Comic-Con:

"To be honest with you, I don't pay that much attention. I didn't know that Disney and Marvel were together until we had dinner one night and I went 'Are Disney and Marvel?' And they were looking at me like I had four heads - like 'Where have you been?' I don't really pay attention. DC, I know, is a different outfit, so hopefully I'll go to work for them next week, I don't know (laughs.) Actor for hire. The man with the highest bid, I'm yours (laughs)."

8. Tilt down, Comic-Con signage

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Summary: ‘Superman’ star Henry Cavill crashes ‘Suicide Squad’ autograph signing at Comic-Con
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Date: 24/07/2016 10:58 AM
People: Henry Cavill , Will Smith , Margot Robbie , Cara Delevingne , Joel Kinnaman , David Ayer
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'SUPERMAN' HENRY CAVILL JOINS 'SUICIDE SQUAD' AT COMIC-CON

Superman isn't dead after all.

Though Superman was buried at the end of "Batman v Superman," actor Henry Cavill was happy to mix it up with the bad guys of "Suicide Squad" at Comic-Con on Saturday (23 July 2016).

Cavill walked around the show floor undetected in a mask before surprising Will Smith and other stars of the upcoming "Suicide Squad" during their autograph session.

Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman and other "Squad" actors signed Cavill's black T-shirt and took pictures on their smartphones.

'SUPERMAN' HENRY CAVILL JOINS 'SUICIDE SQUAD' AT COMIC-CON

Superman isn't dead after all.

Though Superman was buried at the end of "Batman v Superman," actor Henry Cavill was happy to mix it up with the bad guys of "Suicide Squad" at Comic-Con on Saturday (23 July 2016).

Cavill walked around the show floor undetected in a mask before surprising Will Smith and other stars of the upcoming "Suicide Squad" during their autograph session.

Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman and other "Squad" actors signed Cavill's black T-shirt and took pictures on their smartphones.

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San Diego, 23 July 2016

1. Medium Will Smith laughing with Henry Cavill at "Suicide Squad" autograph session on Comic-Con show floor

2. Medium Cavill greets "Suicide Squad" cast members, they sign his black T-shirt

3. Medium zoom to wide "Suicide Squad" cast members sign shirt, take photos of Cavill

4. Medium zoom to wide Cavill greets Joel Kinnaman

5. Medium Cavill greets David Ayer, shows off T-shirt, leaves booth

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Date: 12/07/2015 10:58 AM
People: Ryan Reynolds , Tim Miller
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RYAN REYNOLDS ROCKS COMIC-CON WITH 'DEADPOOL'

Fans gave Ryan Reynolds' "Deadpool" a standing ovation at Comic-Con on Saturday (11 July 2015) - and he says the movie simply wouldn't have been made without them.

Overwhelmingly positive online fan response to leaked test footage last year spurred Fox to fully support the movie about an irreverent anti-hero.

"The test footage - that was a gift. That was just one of those things where, the moment it leaked, I remember it was a morning. And I started getting all these emails," Reynolds said. "And soon I realized it was leaked. And it was the best thing that could have ever happened. It's the reason this movie got made. It was almost one year ago today. It's amazing we could get it together in that amount of time, shoot our film, and be here talking about it now."

Reynolds said he'd wanted to make an adaptation of "Deadpool" for 11 years - and is up for more if fans turn up for the film.

"I don't think any studio is going to get involved with anything that's not marketable in that way. That's how the business has changed. But there's room for more, for sure. But it's rated R. So it's going to take a lot of fans to come out and support the movie in order for that to make sense. In our mind, we're making one movie. And if we get to make more, that's just icing on an already great cake," he said.

The character known for his salty language and off-humor is given an origin story in this film, which comes out Feb. 12.

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San Diego, 11 July 2015

1. Wide Ryan Reynolds poses at Comic-Con

2. Medium Reynolds talks with reporter

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ryan Reynolds/Actor: "The test footage - that was a gift. That was just one of those things where, the moment it leaked, I remember it was a morning. And I started getting all these emails, like 'I saw the Deadpool test footage.' I'm like how many people visited Tim Miller at his studio - I don't understand. And soon I realized it was leaked. And it was the best thing that could have ever happened. It's the reason this movie got made. It was almost one year ago today. It's amazing we could get it together in that amount of time, shoot our film, and be here talking about it now."

4. Medium Reynolds poses at Comic-Con

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ryan Reynolds/Actor: "I've wanted to do it for 11 years. This predated any superhero I've ever played. So for me, it's a dream come true. I've always loved the character. Loved everything about him - the canon, the story, everything."

(Reporter: "Can he be a franchise? Is that allowed for Deadpool?")

Reynolds: "Yeah, I don't think any studio is going to get involved with anything that's not marketable in that way. That's how the business has changed. But there's room for more, for sure. But it's rated R. So it's going to take a lot of fans to come out and support the movie in order for that to make sense. In our mind, we're making one movie. And if we get to make more, that's just icing on an already great cake."

6. Wide zoom to medium Reynolds posing

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Summary: Harrison Ford joined the cast and filmmakers of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Friday at Comic-Con, making his first public appearance since his plane crash in March. (July 11)
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Date: 11/07/2015 05:11 AM
People: Harrison Ford , J. J. Abrams , Mark Hamill , Carrie Fisher
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The cast and filmmakers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" debuted a new behind-the-scenes reel and teased some new information Friday at Comic-Con about the highly secretive film to a rapturous Hall H audience.

Harrison Ford joined filmmaker J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen as well as fellow "Star Wars" veterans and "Force Awakens" stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

Ford, making his first public appearance since his plane crash in March left him hospitalized and injured, assured the audience and host Chris Hardwick that he was fine.

The already excitable crowd exploded when Ford, the last to be introduced, walked out.

Seated next to Hamill, the gruff Ford was not hesitant to talk about his reluctance to revisit the world of "Star Wars" and the character of Han Solo.

"It should have felt ridiculous, it was 30 years ago," Ford said. "I sort of grew up."

"The Force Awakens," which hits theaters on Dec. 18, picks up about 30 years after the events of "Return of the Jedi."

The cast and filmmakers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" debuted a new behind-the-scenes reel and teased some new information Friday at Comic-Con about the highly secretive film to a rapturous Hall H audience.

Harrison Ford joined filmmaker J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen as well as fellow "Star Wars" veterans and "Force Awakens" stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

Ford, making his first public appearance since his plane crash in March left him hospitalized and injured, assured the audience and host Chris Hardwick that he was fine.

The already excitable crowd exploded when Ford, the last to be introduced, walked out.

Seated next to Hamill, the gruff Ford was not hesitant to talk about his reluctance to revisit the world of "Star Wars" and the character of Han Solo.

"It should have felt ridiculous, it was 30 years ago," Ford said. "I sort of grew up."

"The Force Awakens," which hits theaters on Dec. 18, picks up about 30 years after the events of "Return of the Jedi."

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San Diego, California - 10 July 2015

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1. Harrison Ford walking onto Comic-Con stage

2. Wide shot of audience

3. Ford talking to panel moderator Chris Hardwick about how he is feeling

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Harrison Ford, "Star Wars" veteran and "Force Awakens" star:

(Hardwick asks him what it felt like to star in the new film)

"It should have felt ridiculous. It was thirty years ago and I sort of grew up. I mean here I was doing something I did so long ago and I will tell you that it felt great. (Crowd cheers) I wasn't so sure it would but your company was the right company, the director was the right director, Larry wrote us a wonderful story and I was proud and grateful to, once again, be involved. The original "Star Wars" that I was apart of really was the beginning of my working life and I was very grateful for the opportunity that I had in that film and for the success of that film.

5. Crowd cheering with Ford on screen

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Justin Timberlake, actor:

"I was here for 'In Time' and I was also around the same time being interviewed by someone for those things people used to read, like, magazines that used to be like paper, because everybody reads online now. And, you know, they always want to do like a thing, like, 'Let's go bowling.' I'm like, 'I don't want to go bowling.' And we were here for Comic-Con and so I made him dress up as Bert and I was Ernie and we walked the floor at Comic-Con and it was a lot of fun. And ironically, as soon as we walk in, I think it may have been the Captain America booth, they were playing one of my songs. And I was like, 'Jesus Christ, stop it.'"

Anna Kendrick, actress: "Ernie is just really angry. Ernie hates Justin Timberlake."

Timberlake: "So imagine Ernie really upset. I don't know where I'm going with this. I don't know where I'm going with this. No, no, no. I walked the floor. And I ended up taking more pictures as Ernie than I've taken as myself my whole life."

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San Diego, 17 July 2013

1. Medium costumed 'Planet of the Apes' character performs on show floor

2. Medium baby in Batman outfit on show floor

3. Wide overhead of Comic-Con show floor, pan right

4. Various show floor attendees

5. Medium Mattel marketing manager Scott Neitlich demonstrates toys

UPSOUND (English) Scott Neitlich, Mattel marketing manager

" I ain't afraid of no ghost !" (quote from cult movie 'Ghostbusters')

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Neitlich, Mattel marketing manager

"I think this is probably my 15th Comic-Con, somewhere around there. I was coming long before I was with Mattel. I used to sleep in my car. Now I stay at the Marriott. It's been a long journey, but it's great. Comic-Con is really that place to just come and see and be seen, get the latest and get to meet, interact one-on-one with your favourite creators -- toy makers, movie makers, comic book artists. There's nothing like Comic-Con."

7. Medium woman demonstrates Mattel hoverboard toy

8. Medium Frank Rodriguez buys model on show floor

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Frank Rodriguez, Comic-Con attendee

"The first night is special because it's basically the shop-till-you-drop night. Basically I come in here, try to do as much damage as I can on the sales floor -- try to get all the exclusives that I want. So."

10. Wide comics booth on show floor

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Frank Rodriguez, Comic-Con attendee

"Now after everything is out of the way, I just want to go and see the big panels. I'll probably have to line up in Hall H for 'Game of Thrones' and 'Walking Dead.' I'll probably have to line up Thursday night overnight to make sure I get in there. So now the rest of the con is dedicated to seeing panels, that kind of stuff."

12. Wide 'The Walking Dead' booth on show floor

13. Medium 'Walking Dead' zombie poses for cameras

14. SOUNDBITE (English) David Glanzer, Comic-Con spokesman

"One of the things that we're seeing a lot of is a big increase in television being at Comic-Con, and from network television. Network really is kind of giving cable a run for their money, I think. But we still have a good representation here from cable, network television, movie studios. There's always surprises. And I think this year is no different. I think there will be some great surprises in terms of talent that will show up."

15. Medium Glanzer talks with staffer

16. SOUNDBITE (English) David Glanzer, Comic-Con spokesman

"The truth of the matter is the big event of the week -- the big thing that everyone will be talking about -- we'll know on Monday. Because that's when everybody blogs. Everybody brings their A game to the show. But it really is the fans who decide what that A game is."

17. Wide show floor

18. SOUNDBITE (English) David Glanzer, Comic-Con spokesman

"It's pretty crazy. Our badges sold out in about 90 minutes. Which is about what I think it did last year. You know there's 130,000 people who partake in the fun for the weekend. There are a lot more people who want to attend than we really have the ability to accommodate."

19. Medium Zachary Levi, Actor-Nerd Machine co-founder plays video game

20. Wide Levi plays video game

21. SOUNDBITE (English) Zachary Levi, Actor-Nerd Machine co-founder

"There's I guess good and bad to this but it's no longer really Comic-Con. It's Entertainment-Con. It's Hollywood Con. Well not necessarily Hollywood but obviously a lot of Hollywood is down here. But I think what that allows is for a very diverse grouping of fans. Not just sci-fi, genre and fantasy, but kind of bringing in comedy. Fans of comedy are now integrated in. I have not seen any fights. I've not seen anybody like giving anybody wedgies or whatever. So all the nerds are cool and protected."

22. Medium film props on show floor

23. Wide pirates show booth actors wave to camera

24. Wide San Diego Convention Center, site of Comic-Con International

25. Medium Convention Center sign

26. Wide Comic-Con signage

LEADIN

The zombies, superheroes, space aliens, pirates and time travellers taking over the streets of downtown San Diego can only mean one thing: Comic-Con is here!

The 44th annual pop-culture extravaganza is underway - and network TV is muscling in on the show.

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Flying apes, a babe in a batsuit and thousands of TV, movie, video game and of course comic fans are crowding through the doors of the San Diego Convention Center for the annual Comic-Con International.

The event kicked off Wednesday with preview night, which grants early access to the show floor to attendees with four-day passes.

Lines snaked around both outside and inside the San Diego Convention Center with guests queuing up to collect freebies and have first crack at limited-edition collectibles.

Inside on the show floor, attendees posed for photos with zombies on a prison set from "The Walking Dead" and amid a jungle landscape with the alien from "Predator."

Mattel marketing manager Scott Neitlich says this is his 15th convention.

"I was coming long before I was with Mattel. I used to sleep in my car. Now I stay at the Marriott," he said. "It's been a long journey, but it's great. Comic-Con is really that place to just come and see and be seen, get the latest and get to meet, interact one-on-one with your favourite creators -- toy makers, movie makers, comic book artists. There's nothing like Comic-Con."

Attendee Frank Rodriguez spent $400 on opening night, getting limited edition merchandise.

"The first night is special because it's basically the shop-till-you-drop night. Basically I come in here, try to do as much damage as I can on the sales floor -- try to get all the exclusives that I want," he says. ""Now after everything is out of the way, I just want to go and see the big panels. I'll probably have to line up in Hall H for 'Game of Thrones' and 'Walking Dead.' I'll probably have to line up Thursday night overnight to make sure I get in there."

Other films expected to be hyped at Comic-Con this week include reboots of "Godzilla" and "RoboCop" and second movies from "Captain America," "Thor," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes and "The Hunger Games."

The cast and creators of several TV shows will be on hand to tease upcoming seasons, including returning fan-favourites "The Walking Dead," "Game of Thrones," "True Blood" and "Once Upon a Time," as well as newcomers like "Sleepy Hollow," "The Blacklist" and "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

"One of the things that we're seeing a lot of is a big increase in television being at Comic-Con, and from network television. Network really is kind of giving cable a run for their money, I think. But we still have a good representation here from cable, network television, movie studios. There's always some surprises. And I think this year is no different. I think there will be some great surprises in terms of talent that will show up." says David Glanzer, Comic-Con spokesman.

Which will "win" Comic-Con? Con spokesman David Glanzer says that's up to the fan reaction.

"The truth of the matter is the big event of the week -- the big thing that everyone will be talking about -- we'll know on Monday. Because that's when everybody blogs. Everybody brings their A game to the show. But it really is the fans who decide what that A game is," he says.

Glanzer adds "It's pretty crazy. Our badges sold out in about 90 minutes. Which is about what I think it did last year. You know there's 130,000 people who partake in the fun for the weekend. There are a lot more people who want to attend than we really have the ability to accommodate."

"There's I guess good and bad to this but it's no longer really Comic-Con. It's Entertainment-Con. It's Hollywood Con," says actor Zachary Levi, co-founder of a company called Nerd Machine, which had its own Nerd HQ at nearby Petco Park baseball stadium. "What that allows is for a very diverse grouping of fans. Not just sci-fi, genre and fantasy, but kind of bringing in comedy. Fans of comedy are now integrated in. I have not seen any fights. I've not seen anybody like giving anybody wedgies or whatever. So all the nerds are cool and protected."

Several pirate-themed properties are sailing to San Diego this week in hopes of reclaiming the pop-culture crown from the undead likes of "The Walking Dead," `'World War Z" and "Dead Rising." That's right. It's pirates vs. Zombies.

The pirate invasion is certainly apparent on the convention's show floor where both Starz and ABC have erected mock pirate ships towering over costumed Comic-Con attendees.

Comic-Con runs until Sunday.

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