‘Stranger Things’ new season to explore impact of Upside Down world
The cast of Netflix’s breakout supernatural mystery series “Stranger Things” received a hero’s welcome Saturday at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con as they revealed new plot details and footage for the anticipated second season. “Stranger Things,” which earned 18 Emmy Award nominations for its first season, followed the eerie case of a missing boy named Will in a small Indiana town in the 1980s, and a mysterious young girl named Eleven with special powers who tries to help rescue him.
Marvel brings hammerless Thor, new king Black Panther for Comic-Con
Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney’s Marvel studios’ upcoming superhero movies at San Diego’s Comic-Con. One of the most high-profile draws of the annual convention for pop and nerd culture fans, Marvel’s star-studded panel session on Saturday kicked off with “Thor: Ragnarok,” due in theaters in November.
‘Blade Runner’ sequel a siren song for director Villeneuve
Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film “Blade Runner.” “I accepted to do ‘Blade Runner’ because it was meaningful,” Villeneuve, the director of last year’s cerebral alien sci-fi film “Arrival,” told Reuters.
British princes regret rushed final conversation with mother Diana
Britain’s Princes William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was “desperately rushed.” In a documentary called “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy,” timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death in a Paris car crash on Aug. 31, 1997, the two princes said they spoke to their mother shortly before she died. The 90-minute film will celebrate the life and work of Diana, Kensington Palace said in a statement.
Wonder Woman the star among Warner Bros’ expanding superhero franchise
After smashing box office records this year, Wonder Woman received the loudest cheers among the DC superheroes gathered on Saturday at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con to present new footage and trailers for Warner Bros’ expanding comic book film franchise. A teaser of Warner Bros’ upcoming superhero films shown to the 6,500 attendees at the panel gave a glimpse of “Wonder Woman II,” a presumed sequel to June’s “Wonder Woman” movie that is on track this weekend to become the second-highest-grossing movie of 2017.