Comic-Con 2013 News-Roundup: July 19

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It’s July 19, 2013 and San Diego Comic-Con is in full-swing! Can’t be in San Diego for the event? Fear not! Nerdy But Flirty has you covered (at least, we’d like to think we do)!

Are you a fan of the BBC’s Sherlock? They had a pretty awesome panel on July 18 with most of the cast (including Cumberbatch, who also recently played the villainous Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness), so if you’re a fan of the show, you definitely should give the recap a watch!

Fans of the original Kick-Ass movie were treated to an extended trailer for the upcoming Kick-Ass 2, due out on August 16 in the U.S. The movie promises to dig deeper into the characters, especially Hit-Girl, and will deliver the same action-packed craziness you could expect from the first film.

Earlier this year, author Orson Scott Card received a lot of flack for his opinions regarding same-sex marriage in the U.S. His views were disliked by many, and some of these individuals went so far as to boycott his books and claim they weren’t going to see the movie when it came out. At Comic-Con, Harrison Ford, who will be playing the part of Mentor in the upcoming film, shared his thoughts on the subject:

“I believe that none of Mr. Card’s concerns regarding the issue of gay marriage are part of the thematics of this film. He has written something that is of value to us all regarding moral responsibility. I think his views outside of those that we deal with in this film are not an issue for me to deal with, so I really have no opinion on that issue.”

Many fans who listened to his talk stood up and applauded his accepting attitude and commended him for being so open with his views and differentiating between the personal views of the author and the cinematic value of the upcoming movie.

Looking forward to Batman: Arkham Origins? The game will feature a special skin called “Worst Nightmare,” essentially a vision of what Batman hopes to be perceived as by the criminals he tries to stop. The game will also contain Copperhead, an assassin from the comics who took a lot of work to implement into the game.

Arkham Origins is due out for the PC, PS3, 360, and Wii U on October 25, 2013.

Fans of the Riddick series of movies and video games were treated to news of the release of a new motion-comic called Blindsided” The short little film takes place directly where the last movie left off, setting up the events for the upcoming sequel.

Riddick, the third film in the franchise, will be hitting theaters on September 6.

This year’s Comic-Con will be the last one for stars of the show Dexter to attend to represent their show. Their panel was rather heartfelt, with Michael C. Hall thanking the show’s fans for their wonderful support over its lifespan. The show, which has been on Showtime since 2006, will finish up with the upcoming eighth season that begins in September.

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4 thoughts on “Comic-Con 2013 News-Roundup: July 19

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  2. It kills me that Orson Scott Card holds the views that he does regarding gay marriage. I would never have thought guessed it from his fiction. Sad, because it (and other books by him) really are fantastic.

    • It is unfortunate because he is a great writer and a very intelligent person. Still, even though I personally don’t agree with his views, I do think that he has a right to speak his mind and I do also think that his books and the movie should not be judged strictly based on his personal beliefs, which aren’t really present fully in the books.

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