It’s that time of year again: when the biggest names in comic books, sci-fi and fantasy film and television descend upon San Diego for Comic-Con International.
2015 has already been a big year for science-fiction fans, with the return of The Avengers and Jurassic World’s roaring return to cinemas and there’s more to come – and we’re sure to get plenty of tantalising tasters in San Diego this week.
From Doctor Who to Mockingjay Part 2, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice to The Force awakens, here are just a selection of the panels we can’t wait for…
Thursday July 9th
Peter Capaldi’s made quite the impression during his first outing as the twelfth Doctor so it seems fitting that 2015 will see him make his Comic-Con debut. He’ll be joined by Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and Steven Moffat, who’ll doubtless tease fans about what’s to come in series nine.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
We got our first teaser for the finale of the Jennifer Lawrence-fronted franchise just a few weeks ago (and our first look at Gwendoline Christie’s character), and now Lionsgate is preparing to give fans a first look at the film. The audience at Comic-Con will be shown never-before-seen footage from Mockingjay: Part 2, and join the cast and crew for a Q&A session – watch this space.
It’s been so long since we last saw Sherlock and John that we were beginning to worry about them. Never fear, Comic-Con is here. Steven Moffat (co-creator, executive producer, and writer), Sue Vertue (executive producer) and Rupert Graves (actor, DI Greg Lestrade) will be on hand to discuss the latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his long-suffering faithful friend, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) ahead of that all-important special, set in Victorian times.
Remember Bradley James? The almost angelic Arthur from BBC1’s Merlin? Well, he’s back and he’s ditched that kingly honour to play Damien, the child from The Omen. Of course, he has no idea that he’s the spawn of the devil and spends most of this new series coming to terms with the fact that he is actually the anti-christ.