SAN DIEGO, United States, July 19, 2022 (FBC) — Comic Con finally returns to California this week with “The Lord of the Rings” and “Game of Thrones” events vying for rank among thousands of fans. They are competing. World famous pop culture.
Along with its Marvel superheroes, Disney will showcase its upcoming releases at the International Fair, which returns to its original format in San Diego after a two-year hiatus.
“I think it will be like Comic Con 2019,” said David Glanzer, the event’s head of communications, although attendees will have to dress up as hobbits, dragons or princesses and wear masks.
“We are back. Maybe there will be tears of joy. It’s very emotional,” Glanzer said in an interview with AFP.
In addition to 135,000 fans, the science fiction, comics and fantasy show attracts Hollywood’s biggest studios and their stars to advance projects.
And this year’s announcements begin with “Dungeons and Dragons.” The most expensive movie adaptation of the world famous RPG will be released in March 2023 with stars such as Michelle Rodriguez, Chris Pine, Hugh Grant and Reg-Jean Page.
Two new TV series could dominate the week’s headlines: Amazon Prime’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Lord of the Rings” and HBO’s “Dragon Ball.”
“The Rings of Power” is Amazon’s masterpiece that delves into JRR Tolkien’s universe long before the events described in Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning trilogy.
The series will run for five seasons and will premiere on September 2. Amazon is estimated to cost more than $1 billion and is said to be the personal passion of founder Jeff Bezos.
Most of the budget was used to purchase and produce the rights to the Tolkien universe.
This Friday, Amazon will bring its hobbyists, elves and dwarves, to Hall H, where fans will wait hours and days to get a seat to watch the series. It allows you to taste it.
– Rings Vs. Game of Thrones – The next day, HBO will premiere the first “Game of Thrones” spinoff series, “The House of Dragons,” based on the fantasy world of Westeros created by George RR Martin.
Martin declined to comment on the rivalry between these megafranchises. “I want both shows to reach an audience that appreciates them and has quality television. Great imagination,” he said.
“The more successful we are in the fantasy genre, the more dreams we have about the future,” he wrote in a blog post.
HBO hopes to live up to the popularity of the original series, which has been a pop culture icon for eight seasons, winning fan episodes and countless impersonations, as well as winning 59 Emmy Awards. come on . For TV drama.
Starring Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans and Emma D’Arcy, “House of Dragons” tells the story of the brutal dragon-breeding Targaryen family set 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.”
Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in Hall H after HBO affiliate Warner Bros. Pictures presents his upcoming superhero film, “Black Edma.”
Disney has yet to announce the lineup for Hal H, but rumor has it that it will eventually feature the long-awaited “Black Panther 2” sequel.
This Comic-Con will also include a farewell to AMC’s hit “The Walking Dead,” the Doomsday series farewelling its final season, as well as the launch of the spin-off series “Tales of the Walking Dead.”
Despite the news, Glanzer pointed out that Comic Con is first and foremost a community for its fans.
Glanzer said, “It’s a luxury to be able to people watch and enjoy, comics and pop art. I can’t wait.” “There’s nothing better than taking advantage of this opportunity and sharing it with your friends.”