Comic-Con 2015: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Panel

Most people are probably still recovering from the mind-blowing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justicepanel at yesterday’s Q&A session – especially considering the explosive new feature-length trailer that launched.

Since director and visionary Zack Snyder starting releasing snippets of the upcoming DC Universe blockbuster, people have wondered what the catalyst behind Batman’s hatred for Superman – though people have enjoyed speculating their own take on it, the exclusive new trailer finally explains it all.

Stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot and Jeremy Irons took to the stage at the packed-out Q&A panel in San Diego to discuss all the juicy details that fans have been dying to know. Instead of telling the intricate details of the movies plot, Zack Snyder and the cast thought it be be more fitting to show it.

Check out the exclusive feature-length trailer below:

The most import piece of information we’ve been lacking has always the reason why Ben Affleck’s Batman developed such a hatred for Henry Cavill’s Superman – and the answer is a lot simpler than first thought.

Turns out Superman’s city-destroying escapades with General Zod in Man of Steel (2013) resulting in the destruction of one of Wayne Industries skyscrapers, killing innocent employees as Bruce Wayne himself could only look on in horror.

Batman v Superman will be all about retribution – good verses evil, but who’s on which side?

Along with the developments regarding Batman and Superman, the trailer also gave us a first look at Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luther, who is clearly more of a sociopath is this envisioning than those that have gone before. Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman character also featured during the trailer, though her story and involvement in the saga is still unknown – we do however know that she will play a crucial hand in Bruce Wayne’s story.

If we took anything away from yesterday’s Q&A panel it’s that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to take superhero blockbusters to a whole new level. See it in cinemas worldwide from March 25, 2016.

Comic Con 2015: The Last Ship (TV) Panel

It’s one of the most explosive new shows on TV, so it’s no surprise that the cast of Michael Bay’s The Last Ship jumped at the opportunity to panel at Comic-Con again in front of eagerly awaiting fans.

Series regulars Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra and Adam Baldwin were among the cast that took the stage for their Q&A session, spilling the gossip on the upcoming second season and sharing an exclusive and previously unseen 15-minute clip of the second series premiere that showcases a new threat, ready to scupper the life-saving efforts of the U.S.S. Nathan James.

Season One Recap | *WARNING* – May contain spoilers

So what’s happened so far?…

Well to put it simply, the world has become infected by a deadly and ruthless virus that has wiped out billions of the Earth’s population in a matter of weeks. The U.S.S. Nathan James, a warship under the watchful eye of Commander Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) which had been in the remote Artic when the virus took hold, is now humanities only hope at stopping it before mankind is wiped out.

On board is the key to humanities survival – Dr. Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra) who has discovered a cure for the disease thanks to a primordial strain found in the Artic. However, it seems their mission will not be so simple as they are ruthlessly hunted by a Russian Nucleaur Destroyer, looking to take control of the cure by any means necessary. Along the way, the crew of the Nathan James are put to the test as the fight their way back to US soil to deliver the cure – but the biggest test of all comes when the exhausted crew make it back home, only to discover horrors worse than the virus.

What we can expect next…

During the live Q&A, hosted by Entertainment Weekly, the cast dropped hints regarding the second season what we can expect. Firstly there’s going to be submarines – something that’s sure to beef up the action scenes.

Then there’s the human element to the story – with 80% of the world’s population dead and the other 20% immune to the viruses effects, we’re going to see a power struggle break out as rogue factions battle for power of the once great United States.

It’s going to be an epic season that promises are major cliff-hanger leaving us begging for more – catch the second season of The Last Ship in the UK, Sunday’s at 8pm on Sky1 and Sky1 HD

DC Comics and Warner Bros. Set To Shine At This Years Comic-Con

Over the last couple of years it’s been pretty clear that studio giant Marvel has ruled the roost at the annual Comic-Con event in San Diego – not surprising considering the frequency at which their blockbusters are released.

This year however may see a long-overdue shift as DC Comics and Warner Bros. Studios look set to finally headline the convention that will be completely void of any Marvel representation, despite the upcoming blockbuster release of Captain America: Civil War.

Zack Snyder’s eagerly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will take centre stage when Comic-Con kicks off on July 9, with the franchises stars Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Jason Mamoa (Aquaman) all scheduled to be in attendance.

DC’s new franchise heavyweight won’t be the only blockbuster in attendance as its spin-off Suicide Squad will also be paneling at the event – its stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Joel Kinnaman will be representing the project and answer those burning questions ahead of its intended August 5, 2016 release date.

It’s clear that this year will all about DC and not its rival Marvel – there will however be one heavyweight looking to steal at least some of the limelight, and what an opponent it is. Visionary filmmaker J.J. Abrams will be showcasing none other than Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, a new chapter in the epic franchise that sees the return of original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fischer and Mark Hamill.

It’s one of the most anticipated events in the Comic-Con calendar and will likely make a dent in DC’s chances for complete supremacy – you can catch Star Wars in cinemas worldwide this Christmas.

Stay tuned for all the latest and most exclusive news and videos from Comic-Con 2015, kicking off in San Diego, California on July 9.