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The final day of Wonder Con 2019 came to an end today with plenty more panels, including those for the soon-to-return The 100 on The CW and this summer highly anticipated premiere of season 5 of Fear the Walking Dead.

The 100

Thanks are extended to the folks at Showbiz Junkies and Whedonopolis for the following video of cast members Eliza Taylor and Marie Avgeropoulos and actors Richard Harmon and Sachin Sahel as well as executive producer-creator Jason Rothenberg:

Eliza:

Marie:

Tasya:

Richard and Sachin:

Jason:

And here is the full panel courtesy of Demi Morris over at YouTube:

The Ladies of The 100:

Marie Avgeropoulos, Tasya Teles, and Eliza Taylor [Photo Credit: Getty Images/North America]

Here is new artwork for The 100:

The 100 will air its season premiere on The CW on April 30 at 9 PM.

Here is the extended trailer for The 100 season 6:

Fear the Walking Dead

It was a full panel for Fear the Walking Dead with cast members Lennie James, Colman Domingo, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson and new crossover character Austin Amelio all taking the stage along with surprise guest and returning cast member Ruben Blades. They were also joined by executive producers and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producer Scott M. Gimple and director Michael Satrazemis.

First a trailer for season five was screened, which announced the return of Ruben Blades as Daniel Salazar. The groups new mission was discussed with Lennie sharing Morgan is “surprised by people’s reluctance to receive help. [People in this world] know how to survive. We need to figure out what the next step is.”

EP Ian Goldberg shared “they will encounter walkers they’ve never seen before, and will probably be the most dangerous walkers they’ve ever faced.”

Colman Domingo will direct his second episode and the producers said they were so impressed with his first foray, they made sure his next challenge was “bigger and more emotional,”

Crossover cast member Austin was a bit hush-hush on his journey from Virginia to Texas but did say that filming in his hometown of Austin, Texas is a “dream come true.

The biggest surprise from the panel was the return of Daniel Salazar. Ruben Blades made sure the fans in the room knew how much he appreciated their support. “You never know what’s going to happen with a show like this and characters like these. Thanks to all of you for helping to keep Daniel alive.” (Syfy Wire)

The fifth season of Fear the Walking Dead premieres June 2nd on AMC.

Cosplayers

The following are photos courtesy of Vital Thrills from Day Three of Wonder Con:

Disney Princesses

Deapool Tardis Crossover

Belle

Atlanna

Aladdin

Rapunzel

Until next year!

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Day Two of Wonder Con 2019 has now come to a close in Anaheim, California, featuring many, many panels among them the new AMC horror series NOS4A2, the soon-to-be-back Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and the recently ended Syfy graphic novel adaptation of Deadly Class.

NOS4A2

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Joe Hill, NOS4A2 stars Heroes and Star Trek alum Zachary Quinto as Manx, a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx’s imagnization where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Enter Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things, who strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to Manx himself.

The panel started with a screening of the debut episode followed by a panel discussion with cast members Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jahkara Smith as well as showrunner and executive producer Jami O’Brien and executive producer (author) Joe Hill.

In the book the character of Vic is about 8 years old, but in the series she is much older. O’Brien explained, “I knew we were going to cast an adult actor, so we thought, let’s give ourselves a little leeway on Vic’s age and not miss out on all that juicy stuff in the story, including when she meets Manx.”

Asked about why he wanted to take the role of Manx, Quinto said that it felt like a good time for him to come back to TV. “A lot of it had to do with the people involved. I was a little resistant at first because I’ve gone down evil roads before…(but) I hadn’t done TV in a few years, and I know people like to see me do this kind of thing, so I thought it would be a good springboard for me to come back.” (Syfy Wire)

NOS4A2 will debut on AMC on June 2 at 10 PM.

Here is a trailer for NOS4A2.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The new challenge for Team SHIELD is coming to grips with the knowledge that bending the laws of space and time [as they did last season] may have saved the planet, but it couldn’t save Fitz or Coulson. (Vital Thrills)

But, it would seem *SPOILER ALERT* that Coulson just might not be dead [see the clip below]. The cast who participated in the panel included Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell and Jeph Loeb, but first the season premiere was screened, and then the cast returned to the stage for a brief Q&A.

Among the discussions were:

• Clark talking about getting a call from Marvel about “getting to have fun with the Avengers until you don’t” and then “seven years later… to grow so close and grow together and having that birthed from the connection that the fans have with a character that represents them.”

• Henry recalled his first day on set, “There were so many people, so many names… then I graduated to my first scene with Iain, which I absolutely loved…quite honestly, I can’t say one scene or one episode because it keeps getting better and better.”

• Jeff Ward shared, “(My first day)…was an amazing experience. We were filming a scene with Clark, Elizabeth, Chloe, me and Ming, and we kept laughing, and it was the first day, and we didn’t even know each other… when I got the call that they wanted me to be a regular, it was very surreal.”

• Jeff Bell and Elizabeth mentioned Bobbi and Hunter as characters they miss from the show, while Jed said that they missed Grant Ward as writers because they knew they could always get a reaction out of the fans by sticking him at the end of an episode. (CBR.com)

The season premiere of the 6th season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on ABC on May 10 at 8 PM. The episode was directed by series lead Clark Gregg, and you can see a sneak peek below:

Deadly Class

The recently ended first season of the show, adapted from the comic book series by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig, featured cast members Benjamin Wadsworth, María Gabriela de Faría, Luke Tennie, Liam James, Taylor Hickson and executive producer/co-showrunner Miles Orion Feldsott on the stage to talk about the debut season.

Miles talked about the storytelling choices from the comics, sharing “we wanted to stick to the bones of the comic book… I’m coming to the show as a fan of the book originally.” Their goal was to flesh out things from the comic that maybe wasn’t explored as much, such as the dynamic between Petra and Billy.

About comic book adaptations, the cast described fan reactions to their version of the characters with Benjamin saying, “It was positive for the most part… we all really tried our best to what our characters did in the comics.” Maria was afraid of the responsibility of playing Maria, but Rick gave them all the confidence they needed. “All of them are affecting us as we’re writing,” said Miles. “Some of the story…is directly from the actors. Like with Benedict Wong, that story came from his energy on set, and how he’s playing his character that’s outside of the scope of the comic book.” (CBR.com)

Shazam!

During the Warner Bros. Pictures panel some of the cast of the upcoming Shazam! film took to the stage, in fact, closing out that panel. The panelists included director David F. Sandberg and stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer.

In addition to fielding questions from fans about everything including their favorite Shazam! powers and any on-set pranks, the cast and director shared over five minutes of footage from the upcoming DC superhero film. (LA Times)

Shazam! will open in theaters on April 5.

Here is a Shazam! panel picture courtesy of Don Kaye via Syfy Wire:

Here are just some of the cool cosplayers photographed at today’s event. The first two are courtesy of Jeff Gritchen for the Orange County Register/SCNG and the remainder are courtesy of IGN:

Next up are some pictures provided by our very own Roz, who is on the ground at Wonder Con, and will be reporting on some of the fun events she participated in over the weekend.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel, featuring Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon and Jeff Bell

Deadly Class Press Room, featuring Benjamin Wadsworth, María Gabriela de Faría, Luke Tennie, Liam James, Taylor Hickson and executive producer/co-showrunner Miles Orion Feldsott

Cas Anvar from The Expanse with Roz

Cosplayers: Spider-Noir from Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Panel, featuring executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), AJ Michalka (Catra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), Lauren Ash (Scorpia) and Merit Leighton (Frosta)

Day Three (Final Day) of Wonder Con tomorrow…

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The first day of Wonder Con 2019 came to an end yesterday, and while there were many panels held throughout the day, the BIG event of the day was the panel for the much anticipated X-Men franchise movie Dark Phoenix which will be out in theatres on June 7.

Do not miss out on the following pictures taken by our very own Dominick Dusseault, who was there to snap some great shots of the panelists at the Anaheim Convention Center.

More pictures coming soon!

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It’s that time of year again with Wonder Con 2019 getting underway in Anaheim, California. Among the many panels that took place today the following were the TV shows and one big franchise film that were featured:

Dark Phoenix

The latest X-Men franchise film Dark Phoenix will open in theatres on June 7, but at today’s panel the audience got a sneak peek at 17 minutes of the movie.

Thanks to the folks at Syfy Wire, the two key scenes that were screened first found “the X-Men assemble and fly the Blackbird into the cosmos to rescue the crew of a space shuttle damaged by the Phoenix Force. At first all goes well, but Jean (Sophie Turner) accidentally gets left behind to absorb the Phoenix Force into her body.” And in the second sequence, “two teams of mutants — one led by Xavier and one by Magneto (Michael Fassbender) — assemble outside an apartment building on New York’s Central Park, where Jean Grey is holed up inside with the enigmatic alien character (Jessica Chastain).

Those on the panel include writer/director Simon Kinberg, producer Hutch Parker, and cast members Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler)

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

The panel for the Freeform series Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, which returns for its second season on April 4, included cast members Olivia Holt (Tandy/Dagger), Aubrey Joseph (Ty/Cloak) and Emma Lahana (Bridget/Mayhem) as well as showrunner Joe Pokaski.

Check out an exclusive clip for the show courtesy of Syfy Wire:

The audience got to see a sneak peek of the entire season premiere that basically focused on how the three characters (Tandy, Ty and Bridget – aka Mayhem) are adjusting to the events of the Season 1 finale.

Legion

A clip from the upcoming third and final season of Legion, which will air on FX in June, was screened for the audience with executive producers Noah Hawley, John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner and Jeph Loeb on stage alongside cast members Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Navid Negahban, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder and Lauren Tsai.

The following are excerpts from the folks at CBR.com:

Music plays an important role in the series. Hawley explained that for him, “so much of your experience actually happens through your ears. So much of this show is about setting your state of mind to understand the story.

Loeb shared, “every page of this show is a surprise. And we pride ourselves on making surprises. But Noah, as a filmmaker, is in a different league… what’s sort of remarkable is when you sit and talk with Noah… he’ll explain to you exactly what you’re going to see. It’s like someone trying to explain what a duck looks like if you’ve never seen a duck. And then you finally see it, and you go ‘oh, that’s it.’ This is kind of the end of this journey, and I’m hoping we can convince Noah to come back and do something else with Marvel.”

Discussing how David shifts and changes over the course of the series, Stevens said “We’re all sort of sharing in this wonderful experience, and I think that’s what this has been. An experience. It’s all about feeling the full experience. It’s not about focusing on one narrative or version of David, it’s about all of them fighting and living together.”

When asked about how they decided to end the series, Hawley revealed “The show opened with him at his lowest point, he goes to the hospital and meets a girl and he’s happy. And then he goes off his meds and things get out of hand. So we could either [have David] go back to a happy place, or he can go off the bottom of the map. And we decided that’s where to end the story, otherwise we start the loop again… it’s bittersweet, but a story has no meaning without it’s ending. The old paradigm of television is that major corporations don’t do a mic drop. There’s something special about the… story determining the ending.”

Here are just some of the cool cosplayers photographed at today’s event courtesy of Jeff Gritchen for the Orange County Register/SCNG:

Batman (Frank Miguel) and Superman (Peter Rourlaris)

Cheshire Cat Mashup (Nikki Skelton)

Dude Vader, an Egyptian version of a steam-punk samurai Vader (Christopher Canole)

Reverse Jack and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas called “Sal and Jackie” (Miguel and Lucy Capuchino)

Group Photo of X-Men Meet-Up

Group Photo of Marvel Characters

Two Captain Marvel Cosplayers (Kelsey Endter, left and Courtney Baze, right)

Day Two of Wonder Con tomorrow…

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The final day of WonderCon 2018 came to close this afternoon, and the day’s event included a Lucifer episode screening this morning that was to include a special video message from of the show’s stars while this afternoon some of the creative minds behind The CW’s new DC series Black Lightning discussed the hit new show after screening this Tuesday’s upcoming episode.

You can find out what was shared during the Black Lightning panel courtesy of Albert Ching at CBR here.

If you want to see some cool cosplayers who were at WonderCon 2018, check out the pictures taken by Jose Vasquez and posted at Temple of Geek as well as those pictures taken by the folks at ComingSoon.Net:

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Day Two

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

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Matt Ryan in Constantine

The second day of WonderCon 2018 is now behind us and our very own Dominick Dusseault was, once again, there to snap some great pictures of some of the panels that were featured throughout the day at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Eline Powell, Series Lead in Siren

The network and streaming TV shows he was able to cover included the following:

Matt Ryan who was the star of the one-season live-action TV series Constantine who has returned to voice the character of John Constantine in the new animated series Constantine: City of Demons, which is now streaming on the CW Seed website.

Siren:

Siren is set in the picturesque town of Bristol Cove where lives are changed when mermaids come ashore, starting a war between man and mermaid. The series debuts on Freeform on March 29.

Panelists (Left to Right): Eric Wald (Writer), Rena Owen (Cast Member), Ian Verdun (Cast Member), Eline Powell (Series Lead), Alex Roe (Cast Member), Sibongile Mlambo (Cast Member), and Emily Whitesell (Creator).

Supermansion is the base for the League of Freedom, a superhero group, that is led by the aging superhero Titanium Rex and located in the fictional Storm City. Titanium Rex and his fellow superheroes Black Saturn, American Ranger, Jewbot/Robobot, Cooch, and Brad struggle to keep the team relevant even if it involves fighting an assortment of supervillains. The third season of Supermansion will premiere on Crackle on May 7.

Panelists (Left to Right): Heidi Gardner (Writer-Voice Actor), Breckin Meyer (Voice Actor), Yvette Nicole Brown (Voice Actor, Zeb Wells (Writer-Voice Actor) and Matthew Senreich (Writer-Voice Actor).

Panelists (Left to Right): Breckin Meyer and Yvette Nicole Brown

Timeless:

The NBC time-travel series Timeless was saved from an abrupt cancellation last year three days after the axe fell; and the seconds season got underway on March 11 with the next new episode set to air tonight, March 25.

Panelists (Left to Right): Jim Halterman (Moderator), Shawn Ryan (Creator), Paterson Joseph (Cast Member), Sakina Jaffrey (Cast Member), Goran Visnjic (Cast Member) and Malcolm Barrett (Series Lead).

Panelists (Left to Right): Sakina Jaffrey and Goran Visnjic.

Krypton:

The new Syfy series Krypton debuted on March 21. The series follows Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, whose family, the House of El, has been ostracized and shamed. The next new episode will air on March 28.

Panelists (Left to Right): Damian Holbrook (Moderator), Cameron Welsh (Executive Producer), Wallis Day (Cast Member), Cameron Cuffe (Series Lead), Georgina Campbell (Cast Member), Shaun Sipos (Cast Member) and Dan Evans (DC Entertainment).

Panelists (Left to Right): Wallis Day, Cameron Cuffe and Georgina Campbell.

Impulse:

The YouTube Red series will follow 16-year-old Henrietta, aka Henry, who discovers she has the ability to teleport. The first time she realizes this, she is in a truck with her high school’s Golden Boy, who tries to rape her. She has a seizure and teleports, in the course of which she inadvertently crushes him, leaving him a paraplegic. The series will debut this summer.

Panelists (Left to Right): Doug Liman (Executive Producer), Gene Klein (Executive Producer), Lauren LeFranc (Showrunner), Missi Pyle (Series Lead), Maddie Hasson (Series Lead) and Daniel Maslany (Cast Member).

And, he covered one upcoming box office movie:

Bad Samaritan:

The film Bad Samaritan focuses on a poor restaurant valet who uses the cars entrusted to him by the restaurant clientele to break into their homes. One night, he finds more than he bargained for when breaking into one house only to discover a woman imprisoned there. Frightened of going to jail, he abandons her and calls the police, only to find himself in a game of cat-and-mouse with the psychotic home owner. The film will be released on May 4, 2018.

Panelists (Left to Right): Scott Mantz (Moderator), Dean Devlin (Director), Brandon Boyce (Writer), Jacqueline Byers (Cast Member), Carlito Olivero (Cast Member) and Kerry Condon (Cast Member).

COMING NEXT: Day Three of WonderCon 2018 report.

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Day Two of WonderCon 2018 took place all day today at the Anaheim Convention Center with plenty of TV shows on tap. Among those show were the following:

Into the Badlands:

The first TV series on the schedule was the AMC action-adventure Into the Badlands. You can read up on what Dino-Ray Ramos at Deadline had to say about the panel here.

Here is a direct link for the official season 3 trailer that was shown for the AMC series, which will return on April 22:

Siren:

The brand new Freeform fantasy drama Siren will debut on March 29. Courtesy of Jenna Busch, reporting for ComingSoon.Net, you can learn about what was discussed during the panel as well as a new video for the series and some promo pictures.

Timeless:

You can check out a video of the Timeless panel that happened this afternoon, featuring several of the cast members – sans Matt and Abigail, though – courtesy of Kirsten Running:

Here is what our very own Roz had to share on Twitter during the Timeless panel:

“Watching #timeless next to @ShawnRyanTV at WonderCon 2018. What a great way to watch an episode about Hollywood.”

Roz also received a Twitter response from Shawn Ryan himself, joking “You didn’t say hi!” to which Roz remarked back on Twitter “But we talked in the press room. And it was dark.”

This is a perfect example of why Wonder Con is so much fun to attend!

Lost in Space:

The Netflix “remake” of Lost in Space, which will debut on April 13, took to the stage this afternoon, and you can learn what went down during the panel courtesy of David Griffin at IGN.

You can also check out the coverage provided by Dino-Ray Ramos at Deadline here.

Jenna Busch at ComingSoon.Net shared her insights into the panel as well as a new trailer for the streaming series and some cool promo pictures here.

Krypton:

The new Syfy series Krypton, which debuted on March 21, was one of the featured panels this afternoon.

Kaitlyn Booth at Bleeding Cool had this to say about what was said and shared during the panel, including some photos of the panelists.

James Comtois – from Syfy – had this to share about the Krypton panel.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

Albert Ching from CBR gives a run-down of what took place during the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel from this afternoon. You can read his piece here.

And, Dino-Ray Ramos from Deadline had this to share about how the panel differed from those in the past.

A new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on ABC this coming Friday, March 30.

Photo Credit: @GeekGirlPenPals

A Series of Unfortunate Events:

Thanks to the folks @GeekGirlPenPals, please check out the picture below of Nathan Fillion, as he introduces an episode from the second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which will air on Netflix on March 30. Nathan will play Jacques Snicket in season 2.

COMING NEXT: Photographs from Day Two of WonderCon 2018 from our very own Dominick Dusseault.

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