July 20, 2013 | 11:39 p.m.
Marvel Studios pulled out all the stops for its Hall H panel presentation during Comic-Con on Saturday, wowing with surprise after surprise, including an introduction by Tom Hiddleston in full Loki costume, an unannounced discussion with the entire cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and an appearance by “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon, who unveiled the sequel’s title: “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The panel also focused on “Thor: The Dark World” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” The lights cut out as the panel began, and a disembodied voice hissed, “Humanity, humanity, look how far you’ve fallen,” chastising the audience for “sweltering in line” and “huddling in the dark like beasts … in this meager palace of Midgard, the arena they call Hall H.” A spotlight revealed “Thor: The Dark World” costar Hiddleston, decked head to toe in his […]
Dec. 14, 2011 | 11:40 a.m.
Even after the October finale of the nail-biting sixth season of “Doctor Who,” there’s been plenty of suspense for Whovians — they’ve been counting down the days until the Christmas special, “The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe”; keeping track of the “Doctor Who” feature film speculation; celebrating TARDIS Day; and reveling in the recovery of long-lost classic “Who” episodes. The most recent season also hit store shelves last month in a new fancy boxed set. To look back at what some fans consider the most enthralling season in the show’s 48-year history, Hero Complex writer Noelene Clark caught up with Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond, the traveling companion of Matt Smith’s Doctor. Click through the gallery above to look back at Amy Pond’s adventures this season, and read her interview below. But if you’re not caught up, beware spoilers below. NC: Series 6 has […]
July 24, 2011 | 8:06 p.m.
The long-running British time travel TV series “Doctor Who” has seen nearly a dozen actors take on the titular role since the 1960s, but the casting the 11th and latest Doctor — Matt Smith — was surprisingly simple, the show’s producers told a capacity crowd of Comic-Con attendees Sunday afternoon, many of whom had waited in a line that wrapped around the Convention Center and along the waterfront. “It was the easiest casting decision out of any I’ve been involved in, because it was so bloody obvious from the moment he walked in to the room,” executive producer Piers Wenger said. “The day after we’d met Matt for the second time, [showrunner Steven Moffat] sent me an e-mail that just said, “It’s him. Let’s face this. It’s always been him.” Wenger, producer Beth Willis and writer Toby Whithouse joined Smith and […]