FEATURE: The Top 20 Biggest Stories From This Year's San Diego Comic-Con

FEATURE: The Top 20 Biggest Stories From This Year's San Diego Comic-Con

We were going to make this a "Top 10" list, but did you see all the great news that hit during this year's San Diego Comic-Con?! Well, either way, here's a roundup of all the biggest and best stories to have graced the site over the last five days.

Well, what a five days that was! Kicking off last Wednesday and coming to an end yesterday, this year's San Diego Comic-Con was one of the biggest ever! While we didn't get any announcements from Fox about their upcoming comic book movie slate (Deadpoooooooooool!!!), confirmation about Warner Bros.' rumoured The Flash and Justice League movies or even Marvel's 2016 and 2017 plans, we DID get news on Batman/Superman and the reveal of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. And that's not all. There were trailers released, footage descriptions and props aplenty on display at the event and below you'll find what I believe to be the twenty biggest stories to have hit CBM this weekend. Agree? Disagree? Well, sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!

20. Geoff Johns Shares His Thoughts On A Potential AQUAMAN Movie

19. THOR: THE DARK WORLD Footage Breakdown

18. WB Announce New DC Animated Films; ASSAULT ON ARKHAM & SON OF BATMAN

17. First Look At Cobie Smulders As 'Maria Hill' In AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D

16. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Footage Description; Electro Destroys Times Square!

15. Cap's New Uniform & Shield On Display From CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

14. First Look At An Older Caesar In DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Still

13. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Footage Description And New Title Card

12. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Full Panel, Cast And Footage Details; New Title Card

11. Warner Bros. Set THE FLASH For 2016 And JUSTICE LEAGUE For 2017

10. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Display Reveals Movie Props And Nova Corpsmen

9. Joss Whedon Says THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Will Be An Origin Story; No Hank Pym

8. Glorious New HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Trailer Has Arrived

7. First Trailer For Season Four Of THE WALKING DEAD Released

6. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Display Reveals Trask Industries Sentinel Head

5. Take Your Tampon Out & Watch Extended KICK-ASS 2 Red Band Trailer

4. First Footage From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Hits!

3. New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Concept Art Lands with Press Release; More Footage Details

2. Joss Whedon Announces THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON; Title Card Revealed

1. Zack Snyder Announces BATMAN/SUPERMAN; Check Out The Official Logo
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Enormouse - 7/22/2013, 12:10 PM
We are aware that Flash and Justice League was all rumor and wasn't actually announced, right?

But damn I want my Flash movie.
iZinDiaN - 7/22/2013, 12:10 PM
How all the Marvel Studios movie footage is so high up amazes me.
diagnostic - 7/22/2013, 12:12 PM
Ultron will be a giant cloud to destroy the earth!
Transforminator - 7/22/2013, 12:13 PM
It is rather a rare sight to see when WB/DC was the only studio that announced a new CBM. Irony at it's finest.
Brainiac13 - 7/22/2013, 12:13 PM
The biggest news was this!

PeterDarker121 - 7/22/2013, 12:13 PM
I think the way they're gonna do it, Ultron will somehow originate from Tony's mechanical 'dunce cap' wearing arm....

Hasn't he been calling it "U" for the past 3 movies? lol
CaptainObvious - 7/22/2013, 12:13 PM
I got back from San Diego last night. It was a great experience to be there when all of this news was announced. I was in Hall H all of Friday and Saturday.
ballstothewall - 7/22/2013, 12:16 PM
LEVITIKUZ - 7/22/2013, 12:17 PM
Marvel won Comic-Con

But DC got the biggest news and stole the show.
ballstothewall - 7/22/2013, 12:17 PM
@MartianAbominationClone Don't be a butthurt DC fanboy man. Deal with it,
Brainiac13 - 7/22/2013, 12:18 PM

charlie2094 - 7/22/2013, 12:18 PM
Don't know how anyone expected any Phase 3 announcements. We've had ONE Phase 2 film, no way they were going to announce any more films. Ant-Man was probably only announced because of how long it's been in the works...though that's going to have to move now, what with Bond coming out on the same day.

Really excited about Batman/Superman. Next year, one Thor and Cap are out, and Guardians is a month away, then, there will be Phase 3 announcements.
Brainiac13 - 7/22/2013, 12:21 PM
ForeverPowerful - 7/22/2013, 12:23 PM
You guys realize that comic con isn't a game right?

No competition whatsoever?

There is no winner or loser?

Are you [frick]ing retarded?
amxt - 7/22/2013, 12:25 PM
Seriously, 3 mentions of Guardians of the Galaxy and some dude's thoughts on Aquaman - - but no mention of that awesome Godzilla exhibit and poster???
ballstothewall - 7/22/2013, 12:26 PM
@Martian Sorry man. Didn't catch up on all those comments. :D
Luigi - 7/22/2013, 12:26 PM
I wonder if they're saving Dr Strange's announcement and the Maximoff's casting for D23
Omarvls - 7/22/2013, 12:28 PM


Where is The Flash/Justice League we were promised?
EdgyOutsider - 7/22/2013, 12:30 PM
Days of Future Past should be in top five instead of Spider-Man (even though Spidey is my favorite hero). Guardians and Cap footage should be top ten. Age of Ultron title should be number one. Here is why Batman/Superman should be number 2: Snyder is co-writing and Goyer is penning the screenplay. Does no one remember how shitty Goyer is? He has two good movies, Blade and Blade 2. He co-wrote the first two Nolan Batman movies. Keyword: Co-wrote. Snyder is co-writing the story. Ladt time Snyder has had writing credits, it was Suckerpunch. Therefore, Batman/Superman should be number 2 due to the writing team. Should be more worried than excited. Although, I'm still super pissed Hank Pym will not be in Age of Ultron which speaks for himself that Pym won't be Ultton's creator. I didn't mind the Mandarin twist cause it was a case of how can we make him work. Pym not being Ultron's creator is a way of shoving Iron Man's popularity down our throats like WB is doing for Batman. Whedon and Marvel just literally took away one of the most interesting parts about Ultron.
siggisuperman - 7/22/2013, 12:31 PM
This negativity is diseasing this genre... Great comic-con, so many new things revealed, details on already announced movies from Marvel and Fox and announcements for very exciting new projects for DC. Win win win for all.

PantherKing - 7/22/2013, 12:33 PM
This article is just bogus
Greengo - 7/22/2013, 12:34 PM
Omarvls - 7/22/2013, 12:34 PM

You're walking into the movie theater there are only 2 doors one leads
to Age of Ultron the other to World's Finest you can only choose one

Take your pick
DCNY - 7/22/2013, 12:37 PM
I actually think Liam McIntyre as a potential Batman/Bruce Wayne is a huge story (especially IF he lands the role).

Liam Mcintyre for Batman!!

marantaz - 7/22/2013, 12:37 PM
Unfortunate for comic-cons everywhere, I think. While Marvel gave a lot for fans to geek over, they kept it close to the vest, and I think this means that Disney would rather control the big reveals themselves and not waste money and time at conventions. Time will tell if this trend will continue.
As for WB/DC, I say again the Supes/Bats thing was an act of desperation...look at what DC had to offer without it...absolutely nothing...except a veiled apology for the MOS ending with the "we'll address it" in the next movie...and oh yeah, it will feature the more popular and profitable Bats, as a stepping stone to the JL, cuz it might suck.more if we don't. Smells like someone crapped their pants at the WB/DC HQ. Don't get me wrong, I hope they can pull it off cuz if they don't there won't be a Flash movie and I want a Flash movie more than a JL movie, but it still all looks rushed and desperate to me.
Omarvls - 7/22/2013, 12:41 PM
Seeing Batman & Superman on screen will be Amazing
I think I would choose World's Finest
Fonzieismypal - 7/22/2013, 12:42 PM

I'm right there with you on the Pym situation. Sure they could have handled the Mandarin twist better, but I enjoyed what it did for the plot because the conspiracy angle was interesting to me. Separating Ultron and Pym is not going to make the story more interesting. This story has so much potential to compliment the MCU and we're not going to get it because Wright wants to use Scott Lang (gag me) and Whedon's comfortable with Marvel's ever-dependable cash cow, Tony Stark, taking center stage as Ultron's creator... So their simultaneously dumping the chance to convince the general audience that Ant-Man deserves his own movie and losing the fans who were actually excited for an Ant-Man film... Ant-Man's solo picture is destined for failure...
exe - 7/22/2013, 12:43 PM
WHAT?! No love for the G-man?

Godzilla footage and news should be number 2!!! Age of Ultron announcement is lame. Both logo and title is lame.

Ultron as main villain is lamer!
Mike89 - 7/22/2013, 12:44 PM
The Biggest new of Comic Con was MOS 2/Worlds Finest. None of us saw it coming. As i DC fan i was bummed out thinking WB wont announce Shit execept Maybe MOS 2. The fact that they'e finally taking a step into building a Shared DC universe caugh all of us by surprise. This is WB/DC were talking about here! As far as Marvel Goes, Is there anything remotely surprising about Marvel Studios anymore? Avengers 2 was anounced the minute The Avengers shattered box office records. The only surprise is that Ultron is the villain. We all know a Black Pather movie is in development. We all know Dr. Strange, Ant-Man etc are all getting movies. I honestly didnt think we get a Worlds Finest movie as soon as 2015.
CPBuff22 - 7/22/2013, 12:49 PM
Age Of Ultron & Guardians of the Galaxy trumps the Superman/Batman news. Can we actually call that news? This movie has been in preproduction since 2002. WB has just been sitting on their asses waiting for someone else (Marvel) to do a successful Superhero team up before they put any faith in it.
CaptainAmerica31 - 7/22/2013, 12:49 PM
kalelhawj - 7/22/2013, 12:56 PM
That's right... the biggest new coming from Comic-Con better be Superman/Batman movie. Nothing can top that...
vananir - 7/22/2013, 12:57 PM
I agreed with the list, Superman/Batman the best of comic-con =,D
Gary8264 - 7/22/2013, 12:58 PM
Superman/Batman team up was the only way for WB to go. Put their two successful characters together. even without doin' a JLA movie they will do money with these two. MOS has made over 600 mil world wide so far, and TDKR made over a billion (and without the hate, I don' see how it made that much), so yeah a billion should be made off this movie. The biggest news?? No, it really was the only move they had to make at this time.
LFANCH - 7/22/2013, 12:58 PM
Superman/batman was definitively the biggest announcement, but Marvel brought more to the show.
Liverpool4life - 7/22/2013, 12:59 PM
As I said yesterday, based on the media coverage I have been monitoring, your 1and 2 are flipped. Ultron was getting a big push in US and foreign press. More so than Batman/ Superman. This doesn't mean that DC got shoved into the closet.
GodzillaKart - 7/22/2013, 1:01 PM
I'm more of a Marvel fan because Marvel's characters are, you know, better. But there is no doubt that MOS2 was the biggest announcement at SDCC.

I'm actually a bit let down by the Ultron news. Killer robots are a bore.
Mike89 - 7/22/2013, 1:05 PM
I think we can all agree 2015 will be a Legendary Year. If Half the movies released that year end up exeding expectations Im gonna end up like Tom Hanks from Cast Away living in a movie theatre. lol.
plasticman - 7/22/2013, 1:07 PM
I would say the post above this one has one to add to this list instead of Avengers/ Captain America 4 times.

Godzilla reveal!!!!

Next year is going to have the biggest annoucement of Comic Con history with the panel revealing Plastic Man as the next Warner Bros tentpole.
jcfrommars9 - 7/22/2013, 1:11 PM

"... just prove that DC has some serious players on their hands if just 2 characters can gross anything near what 6 characters had to do."

Just two characters? You're talking about the two most popular superheroes in the world. They have thirteen movies between them, five within the last eight years. If you were talking about Mister Terrific and The Question, there would be something to be said about that but not Batman and Superman. The Avengers are not exactly unknowns either but they're not those two.
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