Comic-Con Buzz: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Panel, ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ New ‘Avengers’ Art

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Comic-Con International got its 2017 edition off to a roaring start today with an extended look at Kingsman: The Golden Circle, but even before that began, selected attendees enjoyed an advanced look at a trio of hot horror titles last night.


Known as “Preview Night,” Wednesday evening provided an opportunity for horror-movie fans to get excited as three upcoming thrillers were previewed. It came first. Based on Stephen King’s massive novel, the movie was directed by Andy Muschietti, who presented a new clip (after an introduction by King).

Then the young stars were introduced and they presented another new clip, featuring a brief look at the evil Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard), followed by a new trailer. We’re hoping to see these all videos soon. It opens in theaters on September 8.

The Nun

That was followed by the first footage from The Nun. Another spin-off from The Conjuring franchise, The Nun stars Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene. In their report, Dread Central suggests that the footage sets up the titular nun (Bonnie Aarons) as a very spooky presence. The movie is headed for release on July 13, 2018.

Annabelle: Creation

The next spin-off in The Conjuring horror movie series is set after Annabelle but before The Conjuring. According to Deadline, director David F. Sandberg said he wants to take the franchise in a new direction. The thriller stars Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman and Anthony LaPaglia. The entire movie was screened, though the crowd was sworn to secrecy (we imagine). It opens wide on August 11.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

A new trailer dropped this morning, but that was just a prelude for a full-on panel discussion that began with an unexpected crossover with a hilarious animated FX series.

The opening scene of the movie was shown, prompting an enthusiastic response.

Fox showed the kickass opening sequence of #KingsmanTheGoldenCircle. A crazy car fight/chase set to Prince’s “Let’s go crazy”

— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) July 20, 2017

More clips were screened, first a fight scene between Taron Egerton and Channing Tatum, then one featuring the villainous character played by Julianne Moore.

They just showed a great fight scene between @TaronEgerton & @channingtatum from #KingsmanTheGoldenCircle. Crowd loved it

— Fandango (@Fandango) July 20, 2017

Final #KingsmanTheGoldenCircle clip introduces Julianne Moore’s villain Poppy, who has killer robo dogs named Bennie & Jet#sdcc

— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) July 20, 2017

Halle Berry (top photo) explained why she was selected for her role as Ginger Ale.

Here’s @halleberry on her #KingsmanTheGoldenCircle role: “Her name is Ginger Ale. She’s a mixer. She’s mixed. That’s why they chose

— Fandango (@Fandango) July 20, 2017

Later, the actress chugged whisky, to thunderous acclaim.

This #KingsmanTheGoldenCircle panel is getting wild. @halleberry just chugged a pint of whisky on stage!

— Fandango (@Fandango) July 20, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens on September 22.

Blade Runner 2049

The long-anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s science-fiction classic will arrive in theaters on October 6. We’ve already seen trailers for the movie, so something different was offered for fans in attendance.

The #BladeRunner2049 experience here at #SDCC is amazing! Everyone is in character and everything looks so cool. In theaters 10/6

— Fandango (@Fandango) July 20, 2017

#SDCC Day 0 Winner: #BladeRunner2049 for making it rain badass at its immersive VR & character experience. More stuff like this please!

— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) July 20, 2017

For more photos and details about the experience, check out this report by Slashfilm.

Avengers: Infinity War

Last weekend at D23, we heard a fair bit about Marvel’s upcoming teamup adventure. Today Marvel freely distributed very cool-looking concept art posters for the movie.

Meanwhile, on the #SDCC floor, Marvel is handing out wicked these concept art posters for

— Fandango (@Fandango) July 20, 2017

Avengers: Infinity War opens on May 4, 2018.

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