After an hour-long send-off panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 where Warner Bros said goodbye to their Middle-Earth Saga, there is still one more movie.
Now, with the release of the teaser trailer first shown on the big screen of Hall H, fans can get a peak at The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. “The tone is a bit darker,” Peter Jackson warned, “as it gets toward the world of Fellowship of the Ring.” Despite this first trailer coming out, Jackson said that with battle CGI and motion capture sequences, he’s “still shooting the movie in essence,” so this trailer is just the tip of the iceberg.
Check out our full SDCC Warner Bros recap for more on the future (and some fun looks into the past) of The Hobbit.
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A new The Bright Lord trailer introduces the wraith character from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, They say: “The new trailer reveals many new story details for the game, including the identity of the mysterious Wraith bound to protagonist Talion, as well as his connection to the Rings of Power and the Dark Lord, Sauron. As Talion and the Wraith follow a promising trail, they find a series of ancient artifacts that trigger painful memories of the Wraith’s history and his connection to the Rings of Power. The connection unites the two heroes to one common goal against Sauron, but also questions their path to redemption.”
Stan Lee has canceled his appearance at Comic-Con International in San Diego after reportedly losing his voice due to laryngitis.
“Stan is otherwise well and in good health,” a spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter, “though he is disappointed to miss the event and wishes everyone a great time.”
The 92-year-old creator had been scheduled for appearances and signings on Friday and Saturday to promote Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 and Stan Lee’s Kids Universe, among other projects.
Couldn’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con to check out the first look at the Ridley Scott-produced digital series Halo: Nightfall? Don’t worry soldier, the UNSC’s got your back. And by “UNSC” we mean Microsoft, 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions, which have collectively released the first trailer for Nightfall. Go on, take a look – this mission intel isn’t classified.
If you’re just joining us, Halo: Nightfall is the live-action interlude story that takes place between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. Its plot centers on Agent Locke, a character new to the Halo universe, who leads a team of soldiers from the Office of Naval Intelligence as they investigate terrorist activity on the distant planet of Sedra.
Judging by the trailer, things don’t look too bright. Even so, we’re not too worried – if Agent Locke and his crew can escape the shuttering of Xbox Entertainment Studios, surely they can handle whatever comes their way in Nightfall.
Halo: Nightfall will be accessible to anyone who buys Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One this November.