San Diego Comic-Con is set to make a triumphant return with a live event as the world famous convention gets underway.
Thousands of pop culture fans will descend on Southern California for the four-day event, which has taken place almost over the past two years due to the coronavirus crisis.
Fan seminars and events hosted by the biggest brands in the industry, including Marvel, Warner Bros and HBO, will provide an exclusive look at upcoming movies and TV series.
The convention will begin at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday, where up to 130,000 fans, many in elaborate costumes, will vie for spots in the gallery.
Among the scheduled events are previews of upcoming Marvel movies including Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ant-Man: Quantumania and Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which will be discussed by Franchise boss Kevin Feige at a “mega-panel” on Saturday.
Warner Bros. will also host its own theatrical rollout, featuring new looks at blockbusters including Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson.
Fantasy fans are sure to be pleased too, with an event for HBO’s highly-anticipated Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon, also scheduled for Saturday.
Series author George RR Martin is scheduled to appear at the Comic-Con panel alongside House of the Dragon stars Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy.
Amazon will also be giving audiences a closer look at the upcoming Lord of the Rings series after releasing a new trailer last week featuring Morfydd Clark as the elf wizard Galadriel.
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Set thousands of years before the events of the world-famous The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings books, the film will follow the events of the Second Age and the famous forging of the rings.
Comic-Con’s move to online in 2020 is the first time in the event’s 50-year history that the event is held virtual.
The event is also virtual and scaled down to a 3-day event in 2021.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/san-diego-comic-con-to-return-in-person-for-the-first-time-in-two-years-41856679.html San Diego Comic-Con will return live for the first time in two years