It’s not over yet but this year’s San Diego Comic-Con looks set to be a vintage one. In less than a week since I started this blog, we now know that Karen Gillan has shaved her lovely ginger locks for her role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Superman and Batman are teaming up for an ‘Avengers’-style tag-team in 2015, and Tom Hiddleston likes to dress up as Loki and command people to kneel in his spare time. Whatever floats your boat.
As well as that, the ‘S.H.I.E.L.D’ pilot showed to rave reviews, ‘X Men’ cast members old and new showed up in support of next year’s ‘Days of Future Past’, the ‘Veronica Mars’ cast reunited for a panel on the new movie, and ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 aired its first trailer with things looking as grim, miserable and gruesomely enjoyable as ever.
I’m already dreaming of a 2014 where there is a chance I am in attendance, but until then I can geek out over the fan-baiting scraps of news, info and footage resulting from this year’s biggest geek get-together. One of my fave treats to emerge so far? This piss-take clip from the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ crew ahead of the show’s ninth season series finale next year: