Marvel have released the first footage from The Avengers: Age of Ultron at Comic-Con 2014 and we were in attendance of the teaser.

Update: Read the first official plot synopsis for The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The three to four minute preview kicked off with all the Avengers together during a party. Everyone is drinking and in happy spirits. Having a little fun as they usually do, Iron Man is trying to lift Thor’s hammer but can’t. He grabs Iron Man’s hand and still can’t pull it up.

Thor is enjoying watching all the Avengers try. Bruce Banner can’t do it either, even after he jokingly tries to turn into Hulk. Captain America is almost able to pull it up and it scares Thor. All of these little moments drew big laughs from the crowd.

Thor then says they’re all not worthy of holding his hammer, and the party gets disrupted by the film’s villain: Ultron.

We transition to a montage of war clips, some of which are in snow-covered areas. “This is the end. The end of the path,” Iron Man says. He’s wearing the Hulkbuster armor in one scene. In another shot we see Captain America’s shield… broken. Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) make appearances as well.

“There are no strings on me,” Ultron says at the end, suggesting that this new villain can’t be controlled. Then we see Iron Man looking at Captain America, Thor, and a ton of other people dead on the ground. What. the. hell.

See 25 photos from ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ panel at SDCC ’14

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We’ve also seen The Avengers: Age of Ultron concept poster realized, with Hulk and Thor’s individual posters finally completing the massive poster. We also got our first look at The Vision, played by Paul Bettany, in one of the posters flying above Quicksilver.

We got our first official look at Ultron in EW’s Age of Ultron cover. The sequel’s first official stills debuted last week, and recently we saw Age of Ultron concept art posters which debuted around San Diego Comic-Con.

Related: Read Hypable’s live blog of Marvel’s panel where The Avengers: Age of Ultron’s footage and Ant-Man casting announcements were revealed

We’ve finally gotten a taste of what director Joss Whedon has in store for Marvel fans for his highly anticipated Avengers’ sequel. We can’t wait until everyone can see the new footage, as well as the first official teaser trailer.

Marvel have released 25 official images from The Avengers: Age of Ultron panel at SDCC, so make sure to check out Robert Downey Jr.’s epic entrance with roses being thrown into the crowd…and then eaten by Josh Brolin who was announced as the villain Thanos.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron was set to have a massive presence at Comic-Con this year, despite the fact that the film won’t be hitting theaters until May 1, 2015, and they surely delivered. It’s definitely taken the top spot as most exciting reveal and we look forward to more information as it comes out over the next year.

The film adaptation of Wicked is currently in production and Stephen Schwartz revealed at Comic Con that the film will feature plenty of new songs!

Warm up those vocal pipes and get your best “Defying Gravity” cape dry cleaned, the Wicked film is gearing up for production at long last! The Broadway hit, currently in its 13th year, has had audiences clamoring for a filmed production since Idina Menzel Kristin Chenoweth brought Elphba and Glinda to life. Now, that dream is becoming a reality, but probably not with the original cast.

At the CW3PR’s 8th Annual Behind-The-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection Panel at Comic Con, Stephen Schwartz the man behind the music of Wicked appeared to announce that the film will feature songs both old and new. The “old” of course includes songs from the stage production such as “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and most likely, “One Fine Day.” But it also includes songs that were written and cut from the production before its Broadway opening.

Winnie Holzman will be writing the screenplay as she also wrote the book to the stage show based on Gregory Maguire’s novel. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is attached to direct.

You can watch Schwartz’s announcement from the panel below!

Now its time to start some casting speculations! It is my hope that the casting director sticks with strong Broadway talent to carry the roles. The musical has enough of a following to garner a strong viewership, but it also wouldn’t hurt to throw Menzel and Chenoweth in for a cameo or two!

Wicked is expected to hit theaters in December 2019.

U! S! A! U! S! A! A new Fantastic Beasts poster debuting at San Diego Comic-Con has American pride peppered into the design, giving us a hint at the film’s plot.

The film’s official social media channels unveiled Fantastic Beasts’ SDCC poster on Friday morning, just a day before the movie hosts a panel at the conference with the cast and crew. Presumably these posters will be handed out on the show floor, and/or at the Fantastic Beasts event.


There’s a lot to unpack in this poster, which features Newt and a brightly lit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sign.

Newt is looking over his shoulder in the middle, holding a wand in one hand and a suitcase (with a beast trying to get out!) in the other. Supporting characters Graves, Jacob, Queenie, and Tina appear in the wings. Also here: Our very first looks at two female characters. We believe the one in the bottom left is Mary Lou, played by Samantha Morton. The guy on the right is Credence played by Ezra Miller.

So what’s with the American flags? They’re not only to remind fans that the movie is set in New York — We believe they’re teasing an election of some sort. The last Fantastic Beasts trailer briefly depicted a political event (See a screenshot below). We’re guessing an election will be taking place over the course of the movie with possible ramifications for the well-being of the North American Wizarding World.


Fantastic Beasts opens this November. Return to Hypable on Saturday to check out our coverage of everything that happens during the movie’s panel!

Have a round, or two, with Lin-Manuel Miranda when he steps in to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton on Drunk History.

Comedy Central is keeping Lin-Manuel Miranda connected to Hamilton for a little while longer by setting the scribe up on the next season of Drunk History to spin another verse about the founding father. The show will concentrate on the rivalry between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel that resulted in SPOILER Hamilton’s death.

Hamilton was the first subject that the series took on in season one. With the rising success of the Broadway hit, fans clamored for Lin-Manuel Miranda to give Alexander Hamilton a reprise on the series.

Miranda is not throwing away his shot at telling another version of Hamilton’s decision to throw away his on the shores of New Jersey in 1804. Even though Miranda stepped away from the show on July 9, we expect to see him sticking close to the production for quite a while, especially as the show begins performances across the nation.

Miranda was not the only guest announced for Drunk History‘s fourth season. Joining him will be Aubrey Plaza, Ben Folds, Billie Joe Armstrong, Busy Phillips, Dave Grohl, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Charles, Mae Whitman, Michael Cera, Rachel Bilson, and Tony Hale, to name a few.

Raise a glass!


Drunk History returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.