San Diego Comic Con 2015 Recap

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One of the items on my “things to do before I die” list is attend the San Diego Comic Con. This event is attended by thousands and thousands of film and genre fans every summer and pulls out A-list talent on an unprecedented scale. As a film aficionado, this one convention represents the holy grail of new and exciting movie news. While I once again did not have the pleasure of attending this year’s event, I was able to keep up with much of the news via the wonders of the internet. So here is my run down on San Diego Comic Con 2015 (SDCC15).

*Minor spoilers for several films and TV programs to follow*
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Building Worlds and Universes

If you had told me 20 years ago that there would a film that had Iron Man, Hawkeye, Captain America, Black Widow, the Hulk and Thor in one film, I would have said that you were dreaming. In fact, I WAS dreaming of just such a movie. In the comic book wasteland that was the mid to late 90’s, a film like this was truly unthinkable. Not only did different characters belong to different movie studios (which is still the case for some franchises today) but few directors were willing to tackle the world of comics.

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Perhaps the best thing that has happened for comic films in the past two decades (and maybe for comics in general) was the bankruptcy of Marvel Comics. This was the impetus that resulted in creation of Marvel Studios and the inception of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Continue reading “Building Worlds and Universes”