Magazine article Variety

Comic-Con Intel: TV Buzz, Wonder Woman, Funko Pop!

Magazine article Variety

Comic-Con Intel: TV Buzz, Wonder Woman, Funko Pop!

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Cosplay All Day

One of the most celebrated aspects of Comic-Con is the attention to detail fans put into costumes of their favorite pop culture figures. Cosplayers, as they are known, circulate throughout the convention taking pictures with eager onlookers.

"I think we're definitely going to see a lot of Wonder Woman cosplay this year, but what I think will surprise people is I think we're going to see a lot of Steve Trevor costumes as well," says podcaster Andy Behbakht, entertainment journalist for fanboy site Heroic Hollywood, who also predicts plenty of Logans in bloody bodysuits and scruffy beards. With Rob Marshall's Disney musical reboot, "Mary Poppins Returns," next year, Behbakht notes one more likely theme: "I'll be disappointed if I don't see at least 10 Mary Poppins (1) cosplayers," he says.

Big Interest in TV Panels

Film has been a consistent Comic-Con presence every year, says Behbakht, but TV which has been constantly growing, has more panels than ever.

"I'm definitely excited to see what they're going to reveal for all the Hall H things for Marvel and DC, but I'm very excited to see what DC and Marvel Television will present," Behbakht says. "There's going to be panels for newcomers like CW's 'Black Lightning' and Syfy's 'Krypton,' and maybe we'll finally hear something on this DC-branded streaming service, which ties into 'Young Justice.' And of course I want to see how Marvel executes 'The Defenders' (2) and 'Inhumans.'"

Long Lines Not a Deterrent

Fans have been known to wait for days in some cases for a chance to get into some of the biggest panels, like "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" - panels that have become mainstays in Hall H. …

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