A Streamer Free Con Comes with Mixed Feelings

The year is coming to a close, and the strikes started in #hotlaborsummer have finally reached their end. So I wanted to look back at how the strikes (and the studios and streaming services that kicked them off) affected the convention scene this year.

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Disney Announces D23 Expo 2024 Dates and Fan Events

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a biennal one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more. Now, the studio has announced the dates and plans for the week-long event that will happen in August 2024.

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‘Mortal Kombat 1’ SDCC Panel Reveals New Playable Characters

Today, during the Mortal Kombat 1 panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios revealed Li Mei, Tanya, and Baraka as the latest playable characters joining the game’s main roster.

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SDCC 2023: ‘Kalki 2898’ aka ‘Project K’ Lights Up Hall H

Move over Marvel Studios! There’s a new juggernaut taking over Hall H this year! For the longest time Vyjayanthi Movies has teased a mysterious new film that they’ve codenamed “Project K.” And today, they shattered con-goer expectations by revealing all details about the film: now known as the upcoming sci-fi epic — Kalki 2898!

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‘Project-K’ Headed to Hall H at SDCC 2023

Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, typically the main event for the annual show, is looking to be like a lighter affair this year. With several major studios dropping out due to the current WGA strike and a potential SAG-AFTRA strike, big budget movies aren’t getting a lot of representation at the convention this year. But in some ways, that opens up the door for international films to really shine! And such is the case with the upcoming Indian blockbuster, Project K.

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Anime Expo 2023 Fever is Upon Us

LineCon, I mean, Anime Expo, is now upon us this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center and here’s a snippet of the things we are most excited about! From the countless activities, events, panels, and concerts that you can attend and all the endless artists & vendors you can support, there’s something for all the anime lovers guaranteed to swarm the halls:

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‘John Wick Chapter 4’ Sizzle Reel from CCXP is Breathtaking

CCXP this weekend was a banger! And if it wasn’t enough for us to get an awesome poster for John Wick Chapter 4 earlier this weekend, Lionsgate also dropped a new Sizzle Reel for the new movie featuring all the festivities with the man himself, Keanu Reeves! And it. Is. Breathtaking!

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D23Expo: Marvel Studios Brings Surprises, Shocks, and Lots of Footage

After a stellar showing at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, the stage was set for Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios to follow up the epic presentation of astonishing announcements with an equally showy a presentation for Disney’s own fan convention, D23 Expo.

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D23Expo: ‘American Born Chinese’ Stars Ben Wang and Daniel Wu Talk Representation

The D23 Expo may be near its end, but that doesn’t mean the news cycle has stopped. While ot the press line, The Nerds of Color had the chance to talk to Ben Wang and Daniel Wu, the stars of the upcoming Disney+ original series, American Born Chinese.

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D23Expo: New Footage from ‘Avatar’ Panel Shows Us the Way of Cameron

What was anticipated to be a gigantic, epic day of announcements at the D23 Expo ended on an unexpectedly more quiet note, as audiences took in footage from what many consider to be the year’s most anticipated film, Avatar: The Way of Water.

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D23Expo: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Trailer Gets Ready For New Adventures

It’s no secret that The Mandalorian reignited the Star Wars fan base with its shiny gun-slinging attitude add very cute Grogu taking on a Lone Wolf and Cub vibe. Though the two were separated temporarily in hopes that Luke Skywalker could train Grogu in the ways of the force, the two eventually reunited. Now it’s time to see what new adventures they will embark on as they head to season 3. And series creator Jon Favreau shared brand new trailer at the D23 Expo.

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D23Expo: Harrison Ford Promises ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Will Kick Your Ass

The LucasFilm portion of the D23Expo wouldn’t be complete without a tease of the fifth untitled Indiana Jones film. While we can’t share any footage or reveal a title, we can provide you a small recap of what we heard and saw from the cast and crew of the film.

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D23Expo: Star Wars Animation Expands with ‘Tales of the Jedi’

Dave Filoni brought his love for all things Star Wars to the Clone Wars animated series. While he has made the jump to live-action, directing a handful of episodes of The Mandolorian, he found his way back to animation with shows like The Bad Batch — a series that focuses on a team of specialized clones who go on black-ops missions that no other Clone dare go on. But just in time for the D23 Expo celebration, Filoni announced a brand new series of shorts called Tales of the Jedi. And he revealed a first look at the upcoming six-episode series.

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D23Expo: ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ To Explore How Title Lion Becomes A Great King

Though Jon Favreau’s The Lion King may have been a visual wonder, it didn’t do anything to differentiate itself from its animated predecessor. As such it was a poor telling of an animated classic. That being said, the photo-realistic technology what characters and world visual artists can create. And now, we will get to see that all over again as the D23 Expo teased Barry JenkinsMufasa: The Lion King, a prequel that will be told in two different time frames.

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D23Expo: ‘Haunted Mansion’ Brings New Scares and Happy Haunts

It’s the D23Expo, so of course we are going to get to see some exclusive new footage from all kinds of films from their animation and live-action slate. While the studio’s film adaptations of their rides have been more or less a mixed bag, director Justin Simeon, who used to work at Disneyland, seems to embrace the true spirit of the Haunted Mansion.

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D23Expo: Pixar Teases Exciting Originals and Sequels

One can’t go into the D23 Expo without seeing any exclusive new footage of their upcoming slate. And that’s what we got during the Walt Disney Studio, Walt Disney Studios Animation, and Pixar. For this portion, we will be covering the highly anticipated theatrical films from Elemental and Elio, to exciting sequels like Inside Out 2. And of course, their new Disney+ Original, Win or Lose.

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D23Expo: ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ First Look Takes Flight

David Lowery wowed us with these beautifully composed shots of the north western portion of North America in his live-action adaptation of Pete’s Dragon. But that film put a different twist on a familiar story. One that was quite refreshing. But it looks like his take on Peter Pan & Wendy intends to stay faithful to the original, while also adding some new content by expanding on the Peter Pan and Captain Hook dynamic.

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D23Expo: Disney Casting New Spells with ‘Disenchanted’

D23Expo 2022 cast its latest spell of movie magic with its first look at the long-awaited sequel to their beloved live-action musical, Disenchanted. Released 15 years after the original, the sequel sees the return of Amy Adams as Giselle, who seems to having a hard time adjusting to her life as a mother of a teenager and infant in the real world.

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D23Expo: ‘Snow White’ Teases a New Telling of an Old Story

It’s no secret that Disney has found some critical but much commercial success with their live-action adaptations of animated classics. But these film adaptations help introduce a new telling of an old story to a young generation. And in a way, it is a great way to introduce the animated original to them as well.

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