At Comic-Con: Han Solo, 'Terminator' Sequels, Captain America and More Things You May Have Missed

At Comic-Con: Han Solo, 'Terminator' Sequels, Captain America and More Things You May Have Missed

Jul 19, 2013

Comic-Con is in full swing in San Diego, and with all of the news pouring out of the show, it's easy to miss some of the cool stuff that gets lost in the mix. That's why we're going to give you a daily update with a brief summary of some of the previous day's interesting but under-the-radar news from Comic-Con.

With the first full day of Comic-Con in the bag, here are 10 things you might have missed Thursday at SDCC:


Captain America's new ride revealed!

Marvel Studios has a history of incrementally revealing props and other cool items from their upcoming films throughout Comic-Con, and this year they've continued that trend. They kicked off the show with a pair of Asgardians stationed around Thor's hammer, Mjolnir (which will certainly factor in Thor: The Dark World), and yesterday the studio unveiled the Harley-Davidson motorcycle Captain America will be riding in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It's a pretty sweet ride, and we can't help wondering if there will be any more surprises at the Marvel booth this weekend.


Mad Max: Fury Road gets a motion comic (and video game)

Early in the show, DC Entertainment premiered a teaser for its Mad Max motion comic that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming video game based on George Miller's much-anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road movie. (Yes, it's a preview for a motion comic based on a video game that's based on a movie. It's a little confusing, sure, but that's the world we live in now.) Written by Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us) with art by Jason Shawn Alexander (Legends of the Dark Knight), the comic will introduce its audience to “Chumbucket,” Max's mechanic, who will figure prominently in the game (and possibly in the movie, too). [via USA Today]


Alyssa Milano & Archaia partner for Hacktivist graphic novel

Actress Alyssa Milano announced her team-up with award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment for the upcoming graphic novel Hacktivist, a cyber-thriller about a pair of friends who spend their days running a popular social-media company and their nights as notorious computer hackers. According to Milano, the inspiration for Hacktivist is Twitter creator Jack Dorsey. The book is scheduled for a Fall 2013 arrival on shelves. (This one has big-screen adaptation written all over it, folks.) [via CBM]



Rob Liefeld & Gina Carano team up for Avengelyne movie

Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld announced his plans to adapt his comic-book character Avengelyne for the big screen with former MMA fighter and Haywire (and Fast & Furious 6) star Gina Carano set to play the title role. The series chronicled the adventures of a fallen angel who must find and protect a human who holds the key to humanity's survival. The pair announced the news this week, along with their intent to promote the project in person this weekend. [via THR]



Terry Gilliam's new film gets a Comic-Con preview

The filmmaker responsible for Brazil and 12 Monkeys (as well as the more recent The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) showed off the first ten minutes of his new movie, The Zero Theorem, Thursday afternoon at Comic-Con. While he wasn't in attendance himself, he did provide a silly video introduction to the footage, which introduced the audience to the film's lead, a quirky “number cruncher” played by Christoph Waltz. Like all of Gilliam's films, the setting seems to be as much a character as any of the actors, and one report from the screening described it as a cross between Blade Runner and Sesame Street, which seems intriguing, to say the least. [via io9]


Army of Darkness gets a sequel in comic form

Comic publisher Dynamite Entertainment announced plans for a new Army of Darkness series that picks up where the 1992 film left off – just a frame or two later, in fact. 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles will write the series, which reportedly sends Ash back to the Middle Ages to get the alternate future he created at the end of Army of Darkness back in line with the world he originally left behind. Titled Ash and the Army of Darkness, the series is expected to hit shelves in November. [via CBM]


Harrison Ford says Han Solo wouldn't join the Ender's Game army

Only at Comic-Con will you find someone willing to ask veteran actor Harrison Ford whether his iconic Star Wars character Han Solo would fight in the army led by Ford's character in Ender's Game. And to his credit, Ford offered a pretty reasonable response. “Han Solo wouldn't be good as a soldier in anybody's army. He's what we call now an independent contractor,” explained Ford. And there you have it, fan-fiction writers. [via io9]


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets a premiere date

Marvel's upcoming, highly anticipated television spinoff from The Avengers will premiere September 24, according to an announcement made by ABC in the run-up to Comic-Con. Created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, the series will feature the return of Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, who has some serious explaining to do after the events of Avengers. ABC has also promised to reveal the identity of J. August Richards' super-powered character in the series at some point during the convention, so we'll likely have more to learn about the show in the next few days. [via Spinoff]


Where Terminator Salvation ends, Terminator: The Final Battle begins...

Celebrated movie, television, and comic-book writer J. Michael Straczynski (Thor, World War Z) will pen a 12-issue series published by Dark Horse Comics that begins shortly after the events of the 2009 film that cast Christian Bale as freedom fighter John Connor in the battle against Skynet's robot army. Announced in the prelude to Comic-Con, the series is intended to connect the narrative of the 2009 prequel with that of the original 1984 film that introduced the world to Arnold Schwarzenegger's terrifying T-800 killing machine. There's no release date yet for the series, but Straczynski will be in attendance all weekend at Comic-Con, so more details may emerge soon. [via CBM]


Pepper Potts finally gets her own armored action figure!

It's been a few months since Iron Man 3 arrived in theaters, but Hasbro clearly heard fans' call for an official Pepper Potts action figure featuring Tony Stark's longtime companion suited up in the Iron Man armor. Although it's not based on Gwyneth Paltrow's likeness from the film (or the armor she briefly suits up in), the six-inch “Rescue” (her codename while wearing the armor in the comics) is part of the company's “Iron Man Legends” line.  The toy company revealed the new figure at Comic-Con yesterday, and it's expected to hit shelves in November. [via CBM]

Come back tomorrow for another roundup of what you might've missed at Comic-Con!

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