Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition
Entertainment Live : A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from “Terminator” to “Game of Thrones” awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world’s largest celebration of pop culture fandom.
The 50th edition of Comic-Con International will see 135,000 cosplayers, bloggers, movie executives and humble fans pile into a sweaty convention center for glimpses of their heroes, in town to promote the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.
This anniversary edition promises to be more nostalgia-laden than most among those expected to appear are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who will soon reunite on screen for the first time since 1991’s “Terminator 2” for Paramount’s killer cyborg sequel “Dark Fate.”
Also pushing hard on sentimental buttons will be Patrick Stewart, attending a panel for the launch of CBS’s new Star Trek series in which he reprises the fan-favorite role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard after almost two decades.
And lackluster reviews be damned: the cast of “Game of Thrones” or at least a hardy few will reassemble to dissect HBO’s fantasy epic in front of an audience that has had little time to cool down since Mad Queen Daenerys and her dragons brought the franchise crashing to a conclusion.
With author George R. R. Martin rumored to be attending, devotees who have kept the faith will be scouring for details of the numerous prequel series believed to be in development.
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