DC TV Watch: Breaking Down All the Comic-Con News

THR rounds up all the major twists, new mysteries and more announcements out of Comic-Con for all the DC Comics TV shows.read more


THR rounds up all the major twists, new mysteries and more announcements out of Comic-Con for all the DC Comics TV shows.

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Sigourney Weaver Modeled Her Icy ‘Defenders’ Villain on Wealthy Trump Supporters

Tell us how you really feel.

Outspoken activist and celebrated actress, Sigourney Weaver did not mince words when it comes to politics. Without naming names, she made it quite clear what she thinks of wealthy businessmen who pat themselves on the backs for supporting the arts while profiting off of the planet’s demise. Like all great actors, she channeled that anger into her her latest role as Alexandra in “Marvel’s The Defenders,” coming to Netflix in August.

Speaking to Inverse at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, Weaver said:

“My role models for this were all men in business, men I’ve met who are great patrons of the arts, but all their money comes from burning fossil fuels or some awful other thing. They think they’re terrific, they love what they’re doing, they want to keep on doing it, and your objections to it because of the planet makes them giggle secretly inside. They’re just like, ‘Oh yes, pish posh.’ And I think there are a lot of real people like that, at least in our country right now, who are jumping up and down and wringing their hands in glee under Trump.”

The 8-episode limited series brings together Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) as unlikely allies who must band together to — what else? — save New York City from imminent collapse. Weaver plays Alexandra, who looks very much like a villain in the trailer. However, Weaver doesn’t seem to think she’s all bad.

“I object to the word villain because that doesn’t really take into account the complexity of her attitude,” she told TV Guide. Apparently, Weaver has more empathy for her character than she does for her wealthy arts patron friends.

“Marvel’s The Defenders” hits Netflix on August 18.

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‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Inspired A Little Girl To Tears at Comic-Con

“There’s no reason to cry, all right,” Gadot said. “Here we are together.”

Hearts melted over the weekend when a video circulated of Gal Gadot comforting a tiny “Wonder Woman” fan. The girl, named Ashley, was overcome with emotion when meeting her favorite superhero — one who looked just like her. Ashley arrived head to toe in “Wonder Woman” garb to meet Gadot, who was signing autographs with other members of the “Justice League” at San Diego Comic-Con.

When she began to cry, Gadot reached across the table and took her hand. “There’s no reason to cry, all right,” Gadot said. “Here we are together.”

“She was so happy to meet her that she was tearing up,” said Ashley’s mother, Christine Keller, on Twitter. She later wrote on her Facebook page: “These characters matter and can have a huge influence on young people. What a great role model and genuine, nice person. My daughter will always remember this moment for the rest of her life.”

The inspirational moment is a reminder of the impact a female superhero movie like Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” can have on younger generations.

The men griping about a female “Doctor Who” or all-woman screenings of “Wonder Woman” could take a page out of “The Flash” star Ezra Miller’s book; Miller leaned over to tell Ashley, “You’re a warrior. Your ability to cry is what makes you such a warrior. Come join the Justice League whenever you get ready.”

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‘Supernatural’: Fate of Dean and Sam’s Mom Stirs ‘Problem’ in Season 13

Drama surrounding the Winchester boys’ mom will be at the center of the upcoming Season 13 for “Supernatural.”

The stars and producers of the long-running CW drama gathered for a San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday, which kicked off with the rock band Kansas performing a live version of “Carry on Wayward Son,” the show’s unofficial theme song.

Co-showrunner Bob Singer teased the outcome of the Season 12 finale, which left Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith) trapped in a rift with Lucifer. Singer told the crowd that Mary is definitely not dead… but conflict arises between her sons, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), who have different views on how to deal with her fate.

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“Dean thinks she’s gone, that she went through the rift with Lucifer — Dean is pretty sure that’s curtains for mom, and while he’s bereft, he’s ready to accept that,” Singer told the crowd.

“Sam’s holding onto this hope that she could still be alive — that’s a problem for the guys,” Singer continued. “Dean’s idea is, ‘We’ve got bigger fish to fry.’”

Padalecki agrees that Dean is a bit of a buzzkill at the start of the long-running CW drama’s upcoming batch of episodes. “Dean is kind of a Debbie Downer at the beginning of the season — a ‘Deanie Downer,’” the actor quipped. 

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Another source of conflict for the brothers in Season 13 is how to deal Jack, a Nephilim who is the son of Lucifer and Kelly Kline (Courtney Ford). Sam thinks Jack shouldn’t be destroyed because he’s half-human, whereas Dean has other plans.

“Dean’s a little more practical: ‘I have an idea — let’s shoot it in the face,’” Ackles said.

The team joked throughout the panel that Misha Collins (Castiel) would not be returning, given that Castiel died in the Season 12 finale. Indeed, the actor showed up midway through the event with his own chair, making him appear much shorter than the ones used by the rest of the team. But fear not: Castiel will in fact be back for Season 13.

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Additionally, co-showrunner Andrew Dabb teased the returns of Missouri Moseley (Loretta Devine) and Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes), who is the focus of “Wayward Sisters,” a spinoff in development by Warner Bros. And there could be more familiar faces popping up next season as well.

Some people who have been long dead in our world are less dead in apocalypse world,” Dabb said. 

He also earned one of the biggest cheers of the panel when he said that the show “has a lot of years left.”

We all truly enjoy each other as people,” Padalecki said. “We have legitimate friendship, aside from working together. 

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Drama surrounding the Winchester boys’ mom will be at the center of the upcoming Season 13 for “Supernatural.”

The stars and producers of the long-running CW drama gathered for a San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday, which kicked off with the rock band Kansas performing a live version of “Carry on Wayward Son,” the show’s unofficial theme song.

Co-showrunner Bob Singer teased the outcome of the Season 12 finale, which left Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith) trapped in a rift with Lucifer. Singer told the crowd that Mary is definitely not dead… but conflict arises between her sons, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), who have different views on how to deal with her fate.

“Dean thinks she’s gone, that she went through the rift with Lucifer — Dean is pretty sure that’s curtains for mom, and while he’s bereft, he’s ready to accept that,” Singer told the crowd.

“Sam’s holding onto this hope that she could still be alive — that’s a problem for the guys,” Singer continued. “Dean’s idea is, ‘We’ve got bigger fish to fry.'”

Padalecki agrees that Dean is a bit of a buzzkill at the start of the long-running CW drama’s upcoming batch of episodes. “Dean is kind of a Debbie Downer at the beginning of the season — a ‘Deanie Downer,'” the actor quipped. 

Another source of conflict for the brothers in Season 13 is how to deal Jack, a Nephilim who is the son of Lucifer and Kelly Kline (Courtney Ford). Sam thinks Jack shouldn’t be destroyed because he’s half-human, whereas Dean has other plans.

“Dean’s a little more practical: ‘I have an idea — let’s shoot it in the face,'” Ackles said.

The team joked throughout the panel that Misha Collins (Castiel) would not be returning, given that Castiel died in the Season 12 finale. Indeed, the actor showed up midway through the event with his own chair, making him appear much shorter than the ones used by the rest of the team. But fear not: Castiel will in fact be back for Season 13.

Additionally, co-showrunner Andrew Dabb teased the returns of Missouri Moseley (Loretta Devine) and Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes), who is the focus of “Wayward Sisters,” a spinoff in development by Warner Bros. And there could be more familiar faces popping up next season as well.

Some people who have been long dead in our world are less dead in apocalypse world,” Dabb said. 

He also earned one of the biggest cheers of the panel when he said that the show “has a lot of years left.”

We all truly enjoy each other as people,” Padalecki said. “We have legitimate friendship, aside from working together. 

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‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner to Press: ‘Shut the Hell Up’ About Jodie Whittaker Backlash

Outgoing “Doctor Who” showrunner Steven Moffat blames the media for what he says is a false narrative about backlash against the casting of a woman in the show’s title role. “There has been so many press articles about the backlash among the ‘Doctor Who’ fandom against the casting of a female Doctor,” Moffat said Sunday… Read more »

Outgoing “Doctor Who” showrunner Steven Moffat blames the media for what he says is a false narrative about backlash against the casting of a woman in the show’s title role. “There has been so many press articles about the backlash among the ‘Doctor Who’ fandom against the casting of a female Doctor,” Moffat said Sunday... Read more »

‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Sneak Peek Hints at Season 2 Case

“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” was one of the final pop culture pieces to present at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but fans of the BBC America sci-fi series were not left disappointed. That’s because a new sneak peek for Season 2 has officially dropped, featuring stars Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, and Jade Eshete. In… Read more »

“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” was one of the final pop culture pieces to present at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but fans of the BBC America sci-fi series were not left disappointed. That’s because a new sneak peek for Season 2 has officially dropped, featuring stars Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, and Jade Eshete. In... Read more »

Watch Best Comic-Con Film Trailers, From ‘Ready One Player’ to ‘Justice League’ (Videos)

Here are the best film teases that the studios unveiled at this year’s Comic-Con

“Ready Player One”
Images of bodies floating through a purple-hued sky and Robots shooting guns tease the Steven Spielberg-directed sci-fi hitting theaters March 30, 2018.

“Thor: Ragnarok”
To save Asgard, Thor must put aside his past with his villainous brother. The Chris Hemsworth-starring fantasy premieres Nov. 3.

“Kingsman: The Secret Service”
There’s no lack of violence in the latest spot for 20th Century Fox’s sequel. New cast additions Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges join returnees Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in the Sept. 22 release.

“Bright”
Will Smith and an Orc (Joel Edgerton) are on the hunt for a very important wand in the fantastical Netflix film that debuts Dec. 22.

“Pacific Rim: Uprising”
The teaser shows John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, son of the first film’s Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba). The Legendary sequel launches Feb. 23, 2018.

“Justice League”
The DC Comics superheroes are all in, joining forces against the villainous Steppenwolf in this highly-anticipated film slated to be in theaters Nov. 17.

Here are the best film teases that the studios unveiled at this year’s Comic-Con

“Ready Player One”
Images of bodies floating through a purple-hued sky and Robots shooting guns tease the Steven Spielberg-directed sci-fi hitting theaters March 30, 2018.

“Thor: Ragnarok”
To save Asgard, Thor must put aside his past with his villainous brother. The Chris Hemsworth-starring fantasy premieres Nov. 3.

“Kingsman: The Secret Service”
There’s no lack of violence in the latest spot for 20th Century Fox’s sequel. New cast additions Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges join returnees Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in the Sept. 22 release.

“Bright”
Will Smith and an Orc (Joel Edgerton) are on the hunt for a very important wand in the fantastical Netflix film that debuts Dec. 22.

“Pacific Rim: Uprising”
The teaser shows John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, son of the first film’s Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba). The Legendary sequel launches Feb. 23, 2018.

“Justice League”
The DC Comics superheroes are all in, joining forces against the villainous Steppenwolf in this highly-anticipated film slated to be in theaters Nov. 17.

‘Supernatural’ Surprises Comic-Con With Live Performance by Kansas

Check out video of the rock group’s performance of “Carry on Wayward Son,” the unofficial theme song of The CW’s longest-running series.read more


Check out video of the rock group's performance of "Carry on Wayward Son," the unofficial theme song of The CW's longest-running series.

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Thor and Loki Team Up in New ‘Ragnarok’ Trailer (Watch)

A new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” left the crowd in Hall H crazed during San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. But perhaps the biggest surprise came courtesy of Tom Hiddleston’s character, Loki. “Loki’s allegiance has always been slightly unpredictable, and he’s still the God of mischief,” Hiddleston said during Marvel’s panel where the footage was unveiled…. Read more »

A new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” left the crowd in Hall H crazed during San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. But perhaps the biggest surprise came courtesy of Tom Hiddleston’s character, Loki. “Loki’s allegiance has always been slightly unpredictable, and he’s still the God of mischief,” Hiddleston said during Marvel’s panel where the footage was unveiled.... Read more »

New ‘Black Panther’ Footage Gets Standing Ovation at Comic-Con

Who was happier to see new “Black Panther” footage at San Diego Comic-Con: The fans or the cast? It was a close call as the audience in Hall H on Saturday leapt to its feet, while the star-studded ensemble grinned and joined together for a group hug. The moderator of Marvel’s panel on Saturday, Chris… Read more »

Who was happier to see new “Black Panther” footage at San Diego Comic-Con: The fans or the cast? It was a close call as the audience in Hall H on Saturday leapt to its feet, while the star-studded ensemble grinned and joined together for a group hug. The moderator of Marvel’s panel on Saturday, Chris... Read more »

‘Arrow’ Shoots and Scores With Season 6 Trailer, Teases Return of Katie Cassidy

At the close of Season 5 of “Arrow,” there was a huge explosion on the island that left the status of Team Arrow in question. When the gang hit the Comic-Con stage two months later on Saturday, fans got to see an early sneak peek at what our heroes will be up to in the… Read more »

At the close of Season 5 of “Arrow,” there was a huge explosion on the island that left the status of Team Arrow in question. When the gang hit the Comic-Con stage two months later on Saturday, fans got to see an early sneak peek at what our heroes will be up to in the... Read more »

‘Captain Marvel’ Will Be Set in the ‘90s With Skrulls as Villains

“Captain Marvel” is going to be the comic book movie equivalent of a period piece. The superhero film will be set in the ’90s, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. That means everything will unfold before Tony Stark dons Iron Man’s suit, Captain America comes out of deep freeze,… Read more »

“Captain Marvel” is going to be the comic book movie equivalent of a period piece. The superhero film will be set in the ’90s, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. That means everything will unfold before Tony Stark dons Iron Man’s suit, Captain America comes out of deep freeze,... Read more »

‘The Flash’ Team Teases Season 4: ‘It’s the Fastest Man Alive Against the Fastest Mind Alive’

When “The Flash” returns, fans can expect a shift toward a lighter, funnier season. A new trailer with exclusive footage ran at the top of the panel, which included executive producer Todd Helbing and cast members Kelynan Lonsdale, Jesse L Martin, Candice Patton, Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh, Danielle Panabaker, and Carlos Valdes. Amid intermittent shouts… Read more »

When “The Flash” returns, fans can expect a shift toward a lighter, funnier season. A new trailer with exclusive footage ran at the top of the panel, which included executive producer Todd Helbing and cast members Kelynan Lonsdale, Jesse L Martin, Candice Patton, Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh, Danielle Panabaker, and Carlos Valdes. Amid intermittent shouts... Read more »

Michelle Pfeiffer Joins ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ as Janet Van Dyne

Michelle Pfeiffer will star alongside Paul Rudd in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” Marvel revealed during its San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday. The Oscar-nominee will play Janet Van Dyne, mother of Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne and wife of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym. It’s not Pfeiffer’s first brush with comic book fandom, though it is… Read more »

Michelle Pfeiffer will star alongside Paul Rudd in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” Marvel revealed during its San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday. The Oscar-nominee will play Janet Van Dyne, mother of Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne and wife of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym. It’s not Pfeiffer’s first brush with comic book fandom, though it is... Read more »

‘Black Lightning’ Cast and Crew Promise ‘An Authentic Black Voice’

The new CW show “Black Lightning” came to Comic-Con to tease what the newest addition to the superhero lineup will be about when it debuts this fall. The panel included executive producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil and cast members Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, and Christine Adams. Salim Akil explained, “It’s… Read more »

The new CW show “Black Lightning” came to Comic-Con to tease what the newest addition to the superhero lineup will be about when it debuts this fall. The panel included executive producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil and cast members Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, and Christine Adams. Salim Akil explained, “It’s... Read more »