Comic Con 2012: Gears of War, Spartacus, Hobbit, Iron Man, and Other Comic Con Updates

Games:

• Nintendo offered a walkthrough Battle Quest, a game in the long-running Legend of Zelda series, expecting release on the Wii U. Also on display was another famous franchise, Donkey Kong, with its game Crash Course

• Gears of War: Judgment, the latest in the line of extremely successful action games by Epic Games, was on display with a focus on the new multi player mode, titled “Overrun.” The game will be released on March 19, 2013

• Assassin’s Creed III’s new multi player mode, Wolf Pack, was placed on display by Ubisoft

• Footage from a boss fight within the anime fighter, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, was revealed

• The video game Hawken will be adapted into both a feature film and a web-series

• W. Earl Brown (There’s Something About Mary) has joined the cast of The Last of Us by Naughty Dog (Uncharted)

Movies:

• It has been confirmed that Peter Jackson will not be a part of any third Hobbit movie

• It is revealed that the trailer to the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, will only be displayed in IMAX theaters

• Marvel displayed all the suits of armor being used in Iron Man 3

• Fans were introduced to ParaNorman, a stop-motion picture about a zombie growing up

• Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) were all present at the panel of the new science fiction film, Elysium

• Jessica Biel joined the cast of the upcoming Wolverine, playing the role of Viper

Television:

• FX screened an unaired episode of their comedy series, Wilfred, after which Elijah Wood, David Zuckerman and Jason Gann discussed the previous season

• Creators of the new Sherlock Holmes series revealed that, despite a gender change of the titular hero’s sidekick, there would be no romance between the sleuth and Dr. Watson

• Comic-Con screened The Arrow, the DC Comics property that is set to become the new superhero series on the CW.

• It is revealed that Showtime’s Homeland will now feature overseas locations rather than the domestic action drama it is known as

• The cast of Dexter discussed the upcoming season. Joining the show, and also available at the panel, was Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck)

• After Dan Harmon left as the show runner for Community, the new heads promise that they will still provide the quality entertainment the show is known for

• It was revealed that The Legend of Korra, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Avatar: The Last Airbender, has been renewed for two more seasons

• A panel was conducted, discussing Warner Bros.’ admittedly and intentionally confusing show Cult

• A trailer for the final season of Starz’ Spartacaus was unveiled

• Game of Thrones will air March 31, 2013

Comics: 

• Legendary Comics unveiled Shadow Walk, a new series resulting from the collaborative efforts of Mark Waid, Max Brooks and Shane Davis

• DC Comics conducted a panel specifically targeted for fans of Superman, letting readers know what is the future of the character

• Ultimate Iron Man, a mini-series, will be launching this October

• Marvel announced more of the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline in the future

• The DC Comics panel discussed numerous projects, including Martian Manhunter joining the Justice League, Swamp Thing and Savage Hawkman

• E. L. James, author of Fifty Shades of Grey, signed autographs for the fans

• Will Smith and M. Night Shyamalan join forces with Dynamite Comics to bring a new science fiction IP to the world of comics

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Abdul R. Siddiqui

Abdul is a graduate of CUNY Baruch, as part of the Macaulay Honors program. He has interned with the New York City Housing Authority, Macaulay, and PolicyMic. He currently contributes to PolicyMic, DramaFever, and NewLogical.

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