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Things We Saw Today: Holy Crap, Warner Bros. TV Is Not Playing Around at SDCC

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If you’re going to San Diego Comic Con this year and you’re a fan of shows like Arrow, Black Lightning, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Riverdale, Supergirl, and Supernatural, you’re in luck.

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We get a lot of press releases ’round these parts, especially in the run-up to big Cons, but I thought this one was worth sharing because goddamn, Warner Bros. is shipping half of Hollywood down to San Diego:

Series stars participating in all the Comic-Con action are fan-favorites and new additions ––including Arrow’s Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Colton Haynes, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy and Rick GonzalezBlack Lightning’s Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Damon Gupton and James RemarDC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt RyanJes Macallan and Courtney FordThe Flash’s Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker and Carlos ValdesLegacies’ Matthew DavisManifest’Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh; Riverdale’KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry and Vanessa Morgan; Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood and Katie McGrath; and Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins — to name just a few, who will join producers to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, free autograph signings and media appearances.

This is … this is a lot of TV stars and TV programming. (I bet the parties at night won’t be half bad, either.) Beyond the existing faves, there are new shows the studio is clearly hoping will make a splash with fans, like Castle RockManifest, and the TVD/The Originals spin-off Legacies. You can check out all of the planned panels, events, and screenings here.

We’re also seeing rumors that DC Films’ movie panel may be showing the Aquaman trailer, plus reveals for Shazam! and Wonder Woman 1984.

All of this frenetic Warner Bros. activity intrigues me because Marvel Studios has chosen to skip Hall H this year in a bid to keep its projects super-sekrit and under wraps. Marvel Studios (and HBO) being no-shows at SDCC means that Warner Bros. and DC have a chance to totally dominate the Con buzz on both the TV and movie fronts. Let’s hope that buzz is good buzz.

  • My absolute favorite piece of SDCC news so far: numbering among the Funko Pop! exclusives will be Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. Well played, Funko. Please send me one, I need it for serious business reasons. (via GeekTyrant)
  • Funko Pop exclusives SDCC
  • NASA has released new photos from the Jupiter space probe of Jupiter’s clouds and WOW I want to go to space. (via
  • Avengers 4’s title probably won’t be released until the end of the year. Hmm, OK, Kevin Feige, you do you. (via Collider)
  • Trump wants to deport immigrants without due process. I want to deport Trump to Jupiter. (via CNN)
  • Jordan Peele is “flirting with the idea” of a sequel to Get Out. Flirt more!! Kiss this idea!! Marry it!! (via Slashfilm)

So what did you spot today, my most exclusive Funkos?

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Kaila Hale-Stern
Kaila Hale-Stern (she/her) is a content director, editor, and writer who has been working in digital media for more than fifteen years. She started at TMS in 2016. She loves to write about TV—especially science fiction, fantasy, and mystery shows—and movies, with an emphasis on Marvel. Talk to her about fandom, queer representation, and Captain Kirk. Kaila has written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.

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