WarnerMedia and Comic-Con: The perfect duo
With over 130,000 attendees, Comic-Con International: San Diego was both the hottest and coolest place to be over the weekend. WarnerMedia’s presence was seemingly everywhere, showcasing everything from life-sized hot dog bull riding, to the largest-ever collection of Batman costumes and vehicles, to appearances by the stars of “Game of Thrones.”
Let’s break down the action and give you a feel for what it was like at this year’s event:
Batman becomes a hall of famer
For 80 years, the Caped Crusader has been hard at work fighting crime and protecting innocent lives. On the eve of the 50th San Diego Comic-Con, Batman was inducted into the Comic-Con Character Hall of Fame before some of the very people who helped contribute to the worldwide success of this pop-culture icon. Read all about this “black carpet” event, as well as the exciting Batman-themed activities, here.
Warner Bros. Television Group: Teasers, trailers, previews
Warner Bros. Television Group was plenty busy at Comic-Con this year, premiering a plethora (that’s right, we said plethora) of offerings for many of their premium-content shows.
- Here is a first-look preview of the new animated series “Harley Quinn,” coming to the DC Universe digital service.
- At a panel for “The Flash” on Saturday, July 20, producers treated fans to a first look at the season six villain… Bloodwork. Here is the official release.
- “Supergirl” fans rejoice! This trailer premiered at Comic-Con, giving fans a sneak peek at the future that threatens National City in season five, plus a first look at Supergirl’s new supersuit and glimpses of two new faces. Check out the official release.
- The team from “Black Lightning,” which returns this October on The CW, unleashed an electrifying trailer with highlights from the season, as well as hints about the threat posed to Freeland by the looming Markovian War.
In addition, the trailer for “IT: Chapter Two” premiered at “Scare Diego” during Comic-Con. Conan O’Brien hosted a special panel discussion, and there was an exclusive autograph signing as well. As you can see below, things got pretty creepy:
HBO: From Westworld to Westeros and beyond
HBO took fans to all corners of the fantasy realm at Comic-Con, with exciting events for monster hits such as “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld,” as well as upcoming shows “Watchmen” and “His Dark Materials.”
“Watchmen” is fast approaching (it premieres this October), and creator Damon Lindelof and his team unleashed a thrilling trailer to eager fans.
The show may be finished, but fans of “Game of Thrones” got an up-close look at the stars of the hit show with a special panel and autograph signing.
*HBO photos courtesy of Jeff Kravitz
Cartoon Network: Steven Universe defends the Earth, drops new song
And it wouldn’t be “Steven Universe” without awesome music. There was a live performance at Comic-Con of “True Kinda Love,” the new song from the movie, and you can watch it here. Plus, you can stream the single here.
Fans turned out in droves, dressed as their favorite characters from the show, and there was even a costume contest to showcase the best of the best.
In addition, there was an exclusive panel and autograph signing to promote the upcoming (and very mysterious) Cartoon Network series “Infinity Train,” which makes its debut on August 5. You can see the entire premiere episode by clicking the link above.
TBS brings the funny and the drama
Conan O’Brien returned to Comic-Con in San Diego for the 5th year in a row, and taped special episodes of his show from the historic Spreckels Theatre from Wednesday – Saturday. Special guests included the cast of the upcoming film “It: Chapter Two,” Tom Cruise, and the casts of “Veronica Mars” and “Carnival Row.” Other guests included Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“The Walking Dead”), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), Mark Hamill (Star Wars of course!), and many more.
The Team Coco House pop-up comedy club also returned, showcasing a daily lineup of comics handpicked by Conan, along with podcasts, panels, trivia, giveaways and surprise appearances. Conan himself even stopped by to say hello.
“Snowpiercer” got in on the Comic-Con excitement as well, with the debut of its long-awaited trailer. The show, starring Jennifer Connelly (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “A Beautiful Mind”), Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”), Alison Wright (“The Americans”) and Lena Hall (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), premieres in the spring of 2020.
Adult Swim: Doing Adult Swim kinda things
Nobody does Comic-Con better than Adult Swim, and 2019 was no different. There were panels and meet and greets featuring the stars, creators and producers from the new upcoming series “Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal” and fan favorite “Rick and Morty.”
Fans of the long-running hit “Robot Chicken” got to see a preview of season 10, and everyone loved the “Rick and Morty Rickflector”, which turned them into an avatar and sent them through a portal right into the “Rick and Morty” universe.
truTV takes The Jokers to San Diego
The guys from “Impractical Jokers” hit San Diego Comic-Con for a their first-ever panel moderated by Tom Kenny. They also premiered the preview of their new show “The Misery Index,” hosted by Jameela Jamil. The show premieres on TBS October 11.
Sal, Joe, Q and Murr also announced “Impractical Jokers” will be returning for season 9, and you can read all about that announcement right here.