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Complete Comic-Con 2015 Roundup: 'Star Wars,' 'Game of Thrones' & More

The hallowed event just went down in San Diego—and we've got trailers, posters and info for 'The Walking Dead,' 'The Hateful Eight,' 'Batman v. Superman' and more

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'Game of Thrones'

Nobody at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 would say whether [REDACTED/link will spoil] is truly dead. No surprise, but... *snaps fingers disappointedly* 

[REDACTED/link will spoil], meanwhile, is dead, even though the Season 5 finale made it look ambiguous. Here's a rundown of the whole panel.

Glimpse Comic-Con's participatory side with the 23 Coolest Cosplay Outfits at SDCC 2015.

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Batman is joining forces with the Ninja Turtles

Official Press Release: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2015/07/10/the-dark-knight-meets-the-heroes-in-a-half-shell
DC Entertainment/IDW Publishing

You did not hallucinate those words. Here's what you need to know about the upcoming six-issue comic book crossover.

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The 'World of Warcraft' Movie

The third film from David Bowie spawn Duncan Jones (the Sam Rockwell-filled Moon, the Jake Gyllenhaal-y Source Code) is a giant, nerd-anxiety-inducing adaptation of World of Warcraft. Comic-Con gave us a pair of posters and, for attendees, a trailer. "The footage on display has simultaneously some of the most beautiful visual effects footage I’ve ever seen," writes Slashfilm, "along with some of the most niche, heavy-fantasy, somewhat confusing story elements in recent memory"

Since the trailer was exclusive to SDCC (for now), the Verge...um...drew it on paper for us?

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'The Walking Dead'

Four. Minute. Season. Six. TRAILER.

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'Fantastic Four' + Run the Jewels

The Fantastic Four reboot is just week away from its August 7 release date, and now we know Run the Jewels producer and co-rapper El-P composed the credits. He probably had to put Meow the Jewels—the crowd-funded album remixing RTJ2 with cat sounds—on hold for a minute to handle the gig, but that's cool. Can Killer Mike get a cameo in the flick, though?

MTV was at the F4 panel and has lots of deets, including some hot verbiage re: Doctor Doom.

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'The Dark Tower'

Stephen King/Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.

Stephen King spent 22 years publishing this seven-book über-saga. (Then added an extra, Book 4.5, The Wind Through the Keyhole, in 2012.) The fantasy/Western/sci-fi/realistic fiction property been picked up, stalled, and dropped as an ambitious movies-and-TV-seasons project, taking so long it's seemed definitively dead. Now Danish director Nikolaj Arcel (nominated for an Oscar for A Royal Affairis taking on the project with Danish writer Anders Thomas Jensen (Sweden's original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie, cowritten by Arcel) is throwing his weight at the screenplay, which is said to be a priority for Sony Pictures. 

So the story of gunslinger Roland Deschain and his ka-tet—Eddie and Susannah Dean, Jake Chambers—is truly coming to the big screen at last. Praise the Beam.

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'The Hunger Games'

Looks like this November's Mockingjay – Part 2 might not conclude the profitable, thrilling Hunger Games saga onscreen after all. Though the Lionsgate franchise will have burned through author Suzanne Collins' source material, Josh Hutcherson slipped up and revealed there's probably a sequel or prequel happening.

Watch the Conan O'Brien-moderated panel above, featuring Jennifer Lawrence (still the best interviewee in the land), Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. For the not-in-a-place-to-watch-an-hour-of-YouTube crowd, Slashfilm has a long rundown of the panel.

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'The Simpsons' Is Doing a 'Boyhood' Episode

IFC Productions

This popular, little-known animated series about a yellow American family will do its own version of Richard Linklater's widely beloved 2014 film Boyhood in its upcoming 27th season. It's called "Barthood" and it'll be the Christmas episode.

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'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

@BatmanvSuperman on Twitter

The phenomenal (and phenomenally long) trailer dropped on Saturday and Batarang'd us right in the geekhearts. There was also a panel featuring Ben "Batman" Affleck, Amy "Lois Lane" Adams, Henry "Superman" Cavill and Gal "Wonder Woman" Godot. And—holy YouTube, Batman!—you can watch it right here:

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'Suicide Squad'

Still not sure if the villain-happy Suicide Squad is for everyone or just real comic-movie-heads, but there's the fan-filmed bootleg of the trailer the official trailer, right up top. 30 Seconds to Mars frontman and Oscar winner Jared Leto is the Joker. Here's the full panel, also:

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'The Hateful Eight'

A few great tidbits about the 8th Quentin Tarantino film, the follow-up to 2012's Django Unchained, due Christmas 2015:

  • Ennio Morricone, the 86-year-old composer behind The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, is doing QT's snowy latest. It'll be the legend's first Western score in 40 years.
  • Tarantino will write and direct a third Western so he can respectfully ID himself as "a Western director."
  • And Bruce Dern's badass answer to how he fits into the Tarantinoverse:
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Also: Quentin Tarantino might do TV and/or 'Kill Bill 3'

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Writer/director Quentin Tarantino speaks onstage at Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" panel du
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Quentin Tarantino is a filming-on-real-film-rather-than-digital purist and a cinema scholar. So it shouldn't come as a shock—but it should come as an elation-worthy note—that the 52-year-old two-time Oscar-winner is super amenable to a jump to television. He'd be the millionth renowned Hollywood director to do it by now, and that's not going to stoop our drooling at all. "If I can't shoot on film, we'll see what happens," Tarantino said in the Hateful Eight panel. "My scripts get cut down anyway. If I wrote a script and it's eight hours, then we'll be all good."

As for the elusive follow-up to 2003 and 2004's Kill Bill Vols. 1 and 2? "Never say never when it comes to Kill Bill 3," he said. "Uma [Thurman] would like to do it."

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'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens'

Above, feast your teary eyes upon a new Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens video like a hungry Sarlacc devouring a Boba Fett snack. "Real sets, practical effects," says Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill. "You've been here, but you don't know this story. Nothing's changed, really. I mean everything's changed, but nothing's changed. That's the way you want it to be, really." One fact gleaned: Chewbacca's costume also isn't built to withstand all the hugs everyone wants to give it.

PopCultureBrain's got some GIFs of the practical effects, as well. Below, you've got HD footage of the entire hourlong panel. (After the presentation, there was a free Star Wars concert from the San Diego Symphony; io9 was there.) And for the Star Wars-challenged among us, here's the delectable Episode VII trailer and the news about a Han Solo STANDALONE MOVIE, GOOD GOD!!

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NBC's underwatched, overly genius psych-horror series finally got the inevitable ax a few weeks ago, midway through its third season. So far Hannibal hasn't secured a renewal with resurrection-happy outlets like Netflix and Amazon, but there may be hope.

"We are still looking; we don't have a lot of answers and we're looking at the possibility of a feature," showrunner Bryan Fuller said. "So we have Hugh [Dancy, who plays Will Graham] and Mads [Mikkelsen, who plays Hannibal Lecter], who are very committed to the show and would love to continue with the show. The way this season ends, we have the opportunity for a break and hopefully we'll be able to find a way to bring Mads and Hugh back to you."

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'Heroes Reborn'

After a couple mouthwatering teases—one set to the aching strains of a choral Metallica rendition—Heroes Reborn got its big three-minute trailer. The 13-episode NBC resurrecation is coming in September.

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And some awesome displays on the floor

io9 compiled a sweet video of what it was like to roam the glimmering floor at Comic-Con. Among the goodies you'll see "Warcraft statues and weapons, Lego creations, Mattel and Hasbro goodies, Rey’s speeder from Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and tons more.

Glimpse Comic-Con's participatory side with the 23 Coolest Cosplay Outfits at SDCC 2015.

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