For superhero and science fiction movie fans, SDCC is the place to be, or at least, hear from...
San Diego Comic-Con 2013
This year, SDCC delivered some big and jaw-dropping news, as well as panels and cast of the most anticipated movies in the coming year. For panels and press conferences, you can always find them in YouTube. For the news and updates, you can find them everywhere, but I will highlight some of the biggest ones below.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Marvel never fail to bring a big news to this place. Last year, they announced the official title of the 'Thor' and 'Captain America' sequel, named 'Thor: The Dark World' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' respectively. This year though, they revealed the title of their iconic highly successful Avengers, namely 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'.
We can't hide the fact that below the title, we can see 'Summer 2015', so yes it is still 2 years away. This is actually a smart move by Marvel, as this causes fans to build up anticipation for two long years. Although in between now and then, we are able to shower ourselves with 3 more marvel movies (in the Marvel Cinematic Universe).
Concerning the movie, Joss Whedon stated that Ultron have always been his first choice as the main villain for this sequel, and that even in the comics, Ultron have always been an adversary for the Avengers. However, in the comics, Ultron was a creation of Hank Pym (a.k.a. Ant-Man, whose movie will come out in November 2015), so we can probably guess, and Whedon has also stated, that the origin story of the character will be different. Rumour even has it that our very own Tony Stark will be the creator.
Nevertheless, there is obviously much tension building up, and this is definitely a big, if not the biggest, thing to look forward to come 2015.
Interesting Link: http://www.vulture.com/2013/07/what-we-know-about-the-avengers-age-of-ultron.html
Superman vs Batman?
Zack Snyder, who directed the Man of Steel movie that was just released back in June, didn't take long to tease the upcoming sequel, and my, was it a big and surprising one. All around the hall, and maybe even the world, jaws dropped as Snyder announced the most surprising news of all: Batman will appear in the Man of Steel sequel.
Not only that, but Snyder himself stated that Superman and Batman will be facing off against each other. Now would be a good time to take a breath, but, some news this is. Two of the world's most biggest superheroes fighting each other, I mean, can it get any bigger than this?? Well, it can, if they next bring up the Justice League movie to match Marvel's The Avengers. That's probably the reason they decide to immediately do a crossover. But still, Superman vs Batman, it's just got to be every comic book fan's dream.
This will still act as the 'Man of Steel' sequel, with Snyder, Nolan, Cavill, Adams all returning. Although they may need a new Batman as Bale stated that he would not reprise the role. This implies that 'The Dark Knight Trilogy' is to be left alone, and I think it's better like that, while 'Man of Steel' is the start of what is to be the DC Cinematic Universe.
This 'Superman vs Batman' is slated for a summer 2015 release. Now, that year just can't get any better with both 'The Avengers' and 'Man of Steel' sequels coming out now, can it??