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The Best Cosplay Costumes at San Diego Comic-Con 2022

Hugh Grant, Keanu Reeves, Terry Crews and Sir Patrick Stewart joined comic book fans at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con as the event returned in person for the first time in two years after going live due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thousands of fans flocked to the San Diego Convention Center for the four-day event, which ended on Sunday, with Covid protocols, including vaccine checks and mask-wearing, still enforced.

Masks weren’t an issue, however, as many fans dress up for the occasion, donning their best cosplay costumes – and this year, they did it all.

Spider-Man was a popular costume, and there were plenty of pirates too. Sure, superheroes and Marvel characters dominated the trends, but there was an abundance of anime-inspired outfits and popular sci-fi creatures.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the best costumes from San Diego Comic-Con 2022

Major Announcements: New Marvel Trailers and Roadmap

Pop culture fans went home happy after a weekend of exciting movie and TV announcements.

A slew of features were announced by industry giants including Amazon, Warner Bros, HBO and Marvel, who revealed exclusive previews and other content.

Most of the major announcements were made on the second and third days in the famous Hall H.

Things kicked off on Thursday afternoon with the official release of the trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves.

The two-minute trailer shows Chris Pine leading a team of high-profile fantasy thieves against a backdrop of CGI action scenes, on the Led Zeppelin track. full of love.

Friday’s announcements were led by Amazon, with the release of a new trailer for the upcoming series. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

The panel, hosted by American talk show host Stephen Colbert, featured interviews with most of the cast members of the big set, as well as a huge widescreen to show the new trailer and several other clips. exclusive to the show.

Fans will be immersed in the second age of JRR Tolkein in the series, which takes place thousands of years before the events of the famous The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books.

Other panels on the first day of the convention included a for The Walking Dead franchise, which has released trailers for the series’ latest episodes and previewed the upcoming anthology spinoff series Tales of the Living Dead.

Dwayne Johnson kicked off Saturday with an electrifying promotional panel for his upcoming DC blockbuster black adam.

The actor appeared on stage surrounded by crackling electricity and swirling smoke and dressed in his anti-hero outfit, as he warned fans that the universe of superheroes “will never be the same”.

The black adam showcase was preceded by a panel for Shazam! Fury of the godswhich stars Zachary Levi, Rachel Zegler and Dame Helen Mirren.

Mirren joked that she was banned from Comic-Con for fighting at previous conventions, as she appeared in a virtual message to fans apologizing for her absence.

Later, HBO Accommodation of the Dragon the panel included plenty of British talent as well as an appearance by game of thronesthe creator of George RR Martin, 73, who once again reassured fans that he was still writing The Winds of Winter.

But one of the main talking points of the weekend was the Marvel “mega-panel” on Saturday afternoon, hosted by boss Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios.

After announcing that phase four of the franchise would soon end with Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverFeige then laid out the roadmap for phases five and six, confirming dozens of new titles and a Disney series.

Among the announcements were trailers for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3, AntMan and the Wasp: Quantumania and Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverin front of which the cast and crew paid tribute to its late star Chadwick Boseman.

Director Ryan Coogler said the production team behind the film “put our love for Chadwick into this film” before presenting the emotional clip.

Feige also announced that Marvel’s Phase Six will begin in 2024 with a The Fantastic Four movie and ends in 2025 with two new Avengers movies.

The first one, Avengers: Kang Dynastyis slated for release on May 2, 2025 and Avengers: Secret Wars will be released only six months later, on November 7, 2025.

– PA contributed to this report

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Updated: July 25, 2022, 07:52