SDCC 2022: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Explores the Consistency of Excellence

After Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever brought the house down in Hall H, some of the film’s stars stopped by our spot on the press line and spoke to Ron from POC Culture about what the new film will mean to audiences, but especially to Black and Indigenous moviegoers.

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SDCC 2022: Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd Reflect on the ‘Ant-Man’ Franchise

On the Hall H press line, Ron from POC Culture spoke to the stars of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to talk about the film that will officially kick off Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2023.

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SDCC 2022: DC Shares First Looks at ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’

With all of the excitement Marvel Studios brought to Hall H on Saturday, it was easy to forget that there was another huge comic book studio bringing upcoming releases to theaters this year: DC. And while they didn’t bring a multi-year plan of tentpoles building up to two major crossover events, they still bought something pretty epic: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!

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SDCC 2022: ‘She-Hulk’ and ‘Secret Invasion’ Represent Disney+ in Hall H

After the casts of She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law and Secret Invasion took the Hall H stage at Comic-Con, they spoke to Ron from POC Culture on the press line to talk about the next two streaming series to come to Disney+.

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SDCC 2022: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Will Honor Rocket’s Origins

The third and final Guardians movie in the James Gunn-saga will come to an end in May 2023. Fans at San Diego Comic-Con were treated with a teaser trailer — giving us a glimpse of what the story will be about.

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SDCC 2022: Marvel Studios Dominates Hall H with Phase 5 & 6 Announcements

It’s been a whirlwind of a Comic-Con folks! So much news, and not enough time or resources to cover it all. But there was no way, no way we were not going to talk about the biggest mic drop of the convention: Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios panel!

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SDCC 2022: New Trailer and Poster for ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’

As you already know, the upcoming, highly anticipated 2023 release, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has taken over San Diego Comic-Con. But in addition to the festive tavern offsite experience, the film’s directors and cast, including Chris Pine, Rege-Jean Page, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, and Sophia Lillis were on hand in Hall H today to debut the new trailer and poster for the film.

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SDCC 2022: ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ Offsite Delivers on What It Promises

Happy Comic-Con everyone! It’s been three years since we were able to indulge in the allure of exclusives, panels, and offsites. But at long last, we are back! And our first stop: the highly anticipated Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves offsite experience.

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Action Figure Fans Can Collect Themselves with Hasbro Selfie Series

Hasbro just announced an awesome new way to collect action figures called Hasbro Selfie Series! Launching exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse Mobile App this fall, the custom offering allows fans to create a collector-grade 6-inch action figure in their likeness based on fan-favorite character costume designs from G.I. Joe, Ghostbusters, Power Rangers, Marvel, and Star Wars.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ is Preparing for Battle at SDCC

Roll for initiative! Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is coming. Paramount Pictures’ highly anticipated film is hitting theaters March 3, 2023, and fans everywhere will get their first glimpse of the film this year at San Diego Comic-Con.

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KCON Announces Full Artist Line-Up for KCON 2022 Los Angeles in August

CJ ENM revealed their headline artists for the World’s No. 1 K-Culture Festival, KCON 2022 in Los Angeles! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, KCON 2022 LA presented by Toyota will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Crypto.com Arena from August 19-21.

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A Look Back at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, From a Certain Point of View

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, after quite a few pandemic delays, has at last come and gone. Three members of The Nerds of Color were present for all the action, including yours truly. This was actually the first Celebration I had ever been to and having bought my pass to it back in June 2019, this was a long time coming.

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Disney+ and Lucasfilm Tease First-Look at ‘Ahsoka’

“Ezra’s out there somewhere. And it’s time to bring him home…” four years ago, those final words ended one journey, and began a new one, as the beloved Star Wars: Rebels brought its four-season run to a close. For years, Rebels mastermind, and overall walking Star Wars encyclopedia, Dave Filoni, has been asked when we’d get to see that new journey unfold. And this weekend at Star Wars Celebration, Filoni finally answered that question.

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Citizen Ignites Star Wars Celebration with Exclusive Timepieces

Are you at Star Wars Celebration? Looking for some really special watches that will light up the galaxy hotter than Luke did to the first Death Star (Burn on you, Empire)? Then you’ll immediately want to check out the Citizen booth (Hall C, Booth #2743) when visiting the convention.

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Disney+ Releases ‘Andor’ Trailer and Key Art at Star Wars Celebration

During Star Wars Celebration’s LucasFilm Studio panel, the cast and creatives behind the upcoming Disney+ series Andor released a teaser trailer. The series, which was revealed to consist of 12 episodes — and 12 other episodes for the second season, launches exclusively on Disney+ on August 31.

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Cheyenne Ewulu on ‘Shades of Cosplay’ and Artistic Expression

Creating an influential and resonating documentary that digs into the heart of cosplay and Geekdom from a Black perspective as her first film wasn’t exactly Cheyenne Ewulu’s plan to begin with. What was supposed to be more of an artistic catharsis to express the frustration with racism and lack of awareness she noticed in the community she called home, became a beacon for Black cosplayers to find hope and admiration in their work.

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‘Shades of Cosplay’ Makes Me Want to Cosplay

Cosplay is an enigma to me. The act of dressing up as one’s favorite character to an almost identical degree shows a mastery of craft-making, make-up, and acting that is rarely discussed in other mediums. Being a fan of a show or a character is no longer a passive experience when you cosplay, it becomes an active response to the work that inspires you.

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‘Shades of Cosplay’ Brings the Black Cosplay Experience Front and Center

Film director Cheyenne Ewulu directed the 2015 documentary Shades of Cosplay about four Black cosplayers and their experiences during the 2015 Anime-Matusuri convention. Using her background as a cosplayer, Ewulu weaves a story that interacts with the world of cosplay and its issues of racism and inclusiveness in the space. Now in the year 2022, the film is being released online for the first time on February 4, 2022 — to celebrate Black History Month.

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New ‘Peacemaker’ Clip and Comic-Con Special Edition Round-Up

This past weekend marked a nice toe-dip return to form for San Diego, which saw a scaled down version of Comic-Con International in the city, called Comic-Con Special Edition. While the nice-and-easy mini-convention was light on major studio presences, the one property that dared to make an appearance was James Gunn’s Peacemaker!

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