SAN DIEGO – Fans have flooded the San Diego Convention Center to watch a bunch of trailers and see some clips from YouTube.
Comic book and superhero fans lined up for hours over the last few days to watch trailers, clips, Q&As and other promotional material now available on YouTube. Other people dressed up as their favorite characters from shows, films and comics – despite being adults. The studios released trailers for Ready Player One, The Punisher, The Defenders, Star Trek Discovery, Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, Westworld and Stranger Things seasons 2.
Studio Exec sent the FACT Squad to see what could be discovered. Here are our 5 takeaways from this year:
1 There will be more comic book and superhero based product. On TV. In Films. And perhaps most radically in the form of books. Called comic books.
2 Television will have shows.
3 Netflix will also have shows.
4 People are really excited by stuff that in eight months time they will be bitching about.
5 Adulthood is a thing of the past.
Comic Con will take place next year as well.
SAN DIEGO – Five states ban Cosplay.
The increasingly popular hobby of Cosplay – short for ‘costume play’ and involving adults gathering to wear costumes inspired by their favorite films and TV shows – will be illegal in five states: Colorado, Ohio, Delaware, Kansas and New Mexico as of midnight tonight.
Motivations for the Cosplay Bans vary and include issues of public health and decency. New Mexico’s governor Susana Martinez said: ‘Grown adults dressing up as Captain Jack Sparrow and Padme from the Phantom Menace is f**king dumb’.
Cosplay enthusiasts responded with anger. Mark Jerkins of the Cosplay Association of America commented:
We are adults who enjoy dressing up in fancy dress-like costume, immersing ourselves in a fictional world, often with a kinky slant. And we demand respect. We should get it.
However, opponents of Cosplay are themselves organizing with membership of the anti-Cosplay pressure group Grow Up now reaching the 3 million mark. Spokesperson Martina Simons explains her opposition to Cosplay in this way:
I was into Cosplay at first, because it gave me a structure to my otherwise confused life. It was also a chance to escape the grim realities that pressure us all. But then a friend of mine introduced me to substance abuse and I’ve never looked back. Drug addiction isn’t the answer for everyone, of course. And it has its own problems – especially the health and economic drawbacks. However, to anyone kicking Cosplay I would argue at least drug abuse isn’t embarrassing.
With GU and the CAA both at loggerheads, a long and drawn out battle in the courts looks likely. This could go all the way up to the highest levels of government, with both groups boasting of powerful allies. Cosplay advocate Johnny Depp is expected to testify in front of a special Senate Committee, whilst Andy Garcia has allied himself with GU, stating in a special video message: ‘They’re all a bunch of babies and they need their asses kicking’.
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SYRIA – Jubilation broke out on the streets of Syria this weekend after news of Marvel’s Comic-Con announcements swept the nation.
“What a time to be alive,” said 14 year old boy soldier, Asif Yaba.
I had planned to suicide bomb a local market square but when I saw the new trailer for Doctor Strange, I got so excited I watched it fifty times and forgot to blow myself up!
Reports of a total ceasefire have not been confirmed but Asif said he hasn’t heard the sound of an explosion in at least 12 hours:
It’s been really quiet. I did hear the sound of gunfire this morning but apparently that was just people shooting up in the air celebrating the casting of Brie Larson as Ms. Marvel.
Asked if he expected the uneasy peace to continue, Asif was cautiously optimistic:
I think people have realised that if the fighting continues, they risk never seeing another Marvel movie again. I mean sure, there is a chance you will be rewarded with 72 virgins in heaven if you sacrifice yourself in the name of Islam, but you know for damn certain that Thor: Ragnarok comes out in October.
General Assad himself is rumoured to be willing to extend the olive branch to rebel forces and in a recent press conference, he hinted at the reasons why:
In retrospect, The Amazing Spider-Man incited a lot of anger in this country and the sequel tipped many of us over the edge, but after seeing the new guy in Captain America: Civil War, fresh hope and optimism is finally returning to the streets of Syria.
SAN DIEGO – Marvel have announced that the next Avengers movie will be a novel, Joss Whedon revealed at Comic Con today.
Joss Whedon spoke to a packed hall about his current projects and his changing relationship with Marvel:
This is a totally different approach to the cinema experience. We came to a conclusion that no one was really happy with what happened to Avengers: Age of Ultron, so we decided that the next time we were going to do it different and that’s where the idea of the novel came in.
As well as writing the novel, Whedon will be designing the cover:
After all, cinema is a visual medium so it’s important to have an attractive cover and twelve color illustrations. The audience will be given a copy of the novel as they enter the cinema. Then they’ll sit there and read it until they’re done. The 3D version will involve pop up illustrations and the IMAX experience will be available for the visually impaired. This is pushing technology in a way we haven’t seen since… I honestly don’t know.
The Avengers in the Rye will be released in 2019.
HOLLYWOOD – Anyone who doesn’t like Bill Murray could face a maximum fine of $15,000 and up to six months in prison, according to a new law currently being considered in Congress.
The legislation would criminalize ‘indifference, criticism of and/or contempt of Mr. Bill Murray, including comments that he has “lost it” or “gone off the boil”‘. Congressman Eddie Vargas (D) says that the legislation has been made necessary by a number of lackluster Bill Murray movies which have tested the love for the cult film actor:
Bill Murray is like a protected species. He has an ineffable charm, a weary hangdog expression and he can be both dryly witty and deeply tragic in the same shot, so it is important that we remind the nation of Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day and Lost in Translation and try to encourage them to forget about Saint Vincent.
Opponents of the bill say that coercing people to like Bill Murray will be counterproductive. Jean Backalore spokes EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec:
I like Murray. He’s a fine comic actor and a charismatic presence. But the internet worship of the actor as an icon has gone too far and does him a disservice, leading to Comic-Con appearances among other things. We have to be honest. Ghostbusters great, Ghostbusters 2 not so much. Groundhog Day great, Meatballs not so much. Rushmore, great. The Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou not so much. But that sentence that I have just said would be considered illegal and I might find myself deprived of my liberty. This goes beyond George Orwell’s 1984.
Do you support the No Bill Murray Left Behind Bill? Speak your Brains!
SAN DIEGO – The 2015 Comic-Con has begun in San Diego and a number of rule changes have been announced.
Due to a large amount of illegal foolishness at last year’s comic-con in San Diego, the authorities have decided on a number of new rules to keep things under control.
1. No costumes for anyone over thirteen years of age. This is partly a safety issue after the Jabba the Hutt character who accidentally killed a Minion last year. But it’s mainly because YOU SHOULD ALL GROW UP.
2. While queuing for panels fights will be encouraged.
3. If you want to ask a question during the Batman v. Superman panel you should throw a shoe. No other method will be rewarded.
4. Anyone who has sex will be ejected from Comic-Con and not allowed to return.
5. All zombies are to be murdered.
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TEXAS – Following a recent attack at the San Diego Comic-Con, another ‘Zombie Walk’ incident has been reported in Houston, Texas, where hundreds of fans of the TV show The Walking Dead accidentally attacked, pulled limb from limb, eviscerated and finally ate a coach load of Portuguese tourists.
The tourists were reportedly en route to a site of historical interest when they were intercepted by the cosplay nutsacks. Continue reading “ZOMBIE WALK DEATHS IN TEXAS”
SAN DIEGO – The Comic-Con Convention continues to provide amazing copy, with some amazing news coming out for film and TV fans. Here’s what we have learned so far.
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SAN DIEGO – Comic-Con is off and having a lot of fun among the costumes, publicity material, panels, and lack of sex; but there are secrets and little known pieces of FACTRONICS that The Studio Exec have dug up and translated out of Dothraki and into English for your reading pleasure.
1 Comic-Con was started as a comedian convention in San Diego in 1978. Robin Williams, George Carlin and Richard Pryor were in the first panel, but after Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld both branded it as ‘bullshit’, comedians stopped attending and the vacuum was filled by comic book fans who were – amazingly – adults!
2 Simon Pegg and Nick Frost made a film set in Comic-Con called Paul. Though the film was supposed to be about their love of geekdom, both actors were recorded recently saying how much they hate geeks and wished that ‘they would all go away and die’.
3 JJ Abrams frequently visits Comic-Con and wanders around totally undisturbed by fans, due to the fact that he can’t be seen because of the lens flare that surrounds him.
4 The official language of Comic-Con is still Klingon though many are now switching to Dothraki.
5 Although costumes and Cosplay were initially voluntary, it is now compulsory and anyone caught in downtown San Diego without latex can be fined or forced to play some kind of athletic sport, like sex.
SAN DIEGO – Vin Diesel – of Fast and Furious and Riddick fame – has been hinting that a new franchise (perhaps coming from Marvel) was in the offing, but today he revealed he would be starring in a live action version of Elmer Fudd.
The film, provisionally entitled Fudd, will star Vin Diesel in the leading role of the follically-challenged hunter.
An obviously excited Diesel said:
I love the Looney Tunes ‘Universe’ and have been a fan for years. This will be a whole new take on Elmer ‘Egghead’ Fudd. If you think about it, he’s the original action star. A dark character, a man of violence, who relentlessly hunts his adversary the dubbuh-cwossing wabbit! the tweachewous miscweant!
A director has not yet to be attached but Kenneth Branagh has already evinced an interest in an interview with Rolling Stone.
‘He is perhaps the most complex character in animated history,’ said the Shakespeare interpreter extraordinary. ‘Except obviously for Bugs Bunny.’