Marvel closed out a day of huge panels at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H with some big surprises including footage from Thor 2, Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Avengers’ sequel title.

The Nerdist himself Chris Hardwicke hosted the hour-long Marvel event which fans had been waiting all day for.

marvel panel loki 2Hardwicke wasn’t able to host for long. Minutes into the start, the lights went dark, and Loki came out on stage to huge applause. Tom Hiddleston had the crowd in the palm of his hand, telling them to join him in an uprising against The Avengers.

Hiddleston remained in character the entire time. “Say my name!” “Loki!” “Say my name!” “Loki!” echoed in a thunderous roar in Hall H. That’s when a new look at Thor appeared with great footage from the film.

Next the panel moved on to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with its star studded cast.

Film stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sebastian Stan all took the stage to discuss the film. Evans and Johansson said that their two characters share the movie in a big way.

An extended trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier kicked off with a cool sequence where the hero himself takes on a slew of enemies all confined in a very small elevator. Fans ate up the footage which included a couple of surprises. The footage will not be available online, Marvel confirmed.

Next up was a surprise: The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy. Only two weeks into filming, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Benicio del Toro, and Chris Pratt took the stage to applause. The cast flew into San Diego today and will leave again tonight because they must get back to filming Guardians in London.

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Chris Pratt spoke about his character, Star-Lord. “Sta-Lord is this guy who lives in space,” he said coyly at first. “He’s a jerk who had a hard time as a kid and now he goes around space making out with hot alien girls just being a rogue. Through teaming up with these guys, he finds a higher purpose for himself which is to really care about something and really fight and put his life on the line for his new family.”

Zoe Saldana said her character, Gamora, is an “assassin from space.” Zoe Saldana will be playing a “green-skinned humanoid who is the last of a species that was exterminated by a race known as the Badoon,” in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Director James Gunn spoke highly of Dave Bautista and his acting skills as Drax the Destroyer, and Bautista added that he was extremely appreciative and still can’t believe he’s involved with Marvel’s Guardians.

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Del Toro hasn’t started filming his role yet, so today was the first time he got to meet many of the cast. Lee Pace was asked who his character, Ronan the Accuser, was. “He’s very complicated. He’s a beast. He’s an iconic character, and I don’t want to say too much right now because we’re going to put it on the screen.”

Karen Gillan, a favorite for her role on Doctor Who as Amy Pond, was asked: Isn’t Nebula bald? That’s when she pulled her wig off and revealed a completely bald head. The audience completely ate it up, and Gillan surprisingly threw her wig into the crowd.

The Walking Dead’s, Michael Rooker, and Karen Gillan were hilariously comparing bald heads – then suddenly a full-blown trailer premiered for Guardians of the Galaxy. The trailer included the fan-favorite, Rocket Racoon, and was surprisingly very funny.

With a completely impressed crowd, Marvel still wasn’t finished. After the Guardians of the Galaxy cast left the stage, Marvel had one more surprise: Joss Whedon. The director said, “I don’t have anything to say, I just have one thing to add: Roll it.” It was then that Marvel unveiled an Avengers 2 teaser trailer and the name of the movie: The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron official logo was also revealed, which we’ve included below:

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron footage was brief, but it revealed our first look at Ultron, who will be the main antagonist for the film. Ultron is a criminally insane rogue sentient robot dedicated to conquest and the extermination of humanity.

We’ll be sure to bring you descriptions of the footage that was revealed today at Marvel’s Comic-Con panel as soon as possible.

Cassandra Clare keeps expanding the Shadowhunters’ universe, with the first adult books of the chronicles just announced!

Clare announced via press release this morning that she’ll publish a trilogy about Magnus Bane, the fan-favorite warlock who’s appeared in every single one of her books and already received a collection of eleven spin-off novellas all about him (The Bane Chronicles). There is no word yet on whether the new books will tie in with the stories told in The Bane Chronicles.

Interestingly, this trilogy will be Clare’s first foray into adult literature, after writing extensively in the YA realm. She always pushed the boundaries of YA, though, with the inclusion of “Dirty Sexy Balcony Scenes” and the like. The first Shadowhunter book, City of Bones, was published in 2007, and the teens who picked it up back then will feel right at home in the adult section of a bookstore today.

Also of note, the series will be co-written with Wesley Chu (author of The Lives of Tao). Clare seems to like having co-writers when dealing with Magnus Bane; The Bane Chronicles are the only other Shadowhunter books that have other authors attached.

The first Magnus Bane book is expected to be published in November 2017. This means that Cassandra Clare will have three Shadowhunters series being published concurrently… The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours, and this Magnus Bane series.

If various sources are to be believed, all three will have an installment published in 2017. The second Dark Artifices book, Lord of Shadows, is expected in April. The Magnus Bane book, as mentioned above, is due in November. And the official site of the Shadowhunter Chronicles still says that the first Last Hours book, Chain of Thorns, is expected in 2017. Clare has a sixth series planned after getting some of these finished, The Wicked Powers, so there’ll be more Shadowhunters coming to a bookstore near you at least through the early 2020s.

Perhaps the decision to publish the Magnus Bane trilogy was based on the character’s success on the Shadowhunters TV show, where the fan favorite is portrayed by Harry Shum Jr. Shadowhunters was renewed for a second season by ABC Family, and it looks like they may have many seasons ahead of them.

Clare said, “Over the years writing the Shadowhunter books, Magnus Bane has emerged as one of the most fun and fascinating characters for me to bring to life… There are so many things we don’t know about Magnus, from the story of his first love to the secrets of his parentage, to the beginning of his relationship with Alec. All those are things I was able to touch on in The Bane Chronicles, but I’m excited to dig in even more deeply in these three volumes devoted to Magnus, his past, his future, and his present.”

Are you excited for three books all about Magnus Bane, or is this Shadowhunter overkill?

Arrested Development‘s fourth season aired three years ago today. To celebrate its legacy (and to try to forget how much we’re missing it right now), let’s rank the best recurring Arrested Development jokes!

It’s really no secret that Arrested Development has some of the best recurring jokes and gags of all time. Even people who don’t watch the show are familiar with things like “There’s always money in the banana stand” and “I’ve made a huge mistake.” The jokes in this show are just so understated and catchy that it would’ve been crazy had they not have caught on. Thanks to Arrested Development‘s recurring jokes, pop culture has never been quite the same.

To celebrate our undying love for Arrested Development, we decided to forgo the banner (sorry, everyone) and instead put together a list of all of the gags and jokes that we think are the best ones the show’s ever done. Not only that, but we’re leaving it up to you to rank them!

How to play: Love a certain joke and think that it should be at the top of the list? Upvote it. Really hate another joke and don’t understand how it got on the list in the first place? Hit that little downward-facing arrow. Don’t care either way for some of these gags? Then you can just leave them untouched. It’s all good! We just want to know what YOU think! With everyone participating we’ll be able to build a definitive list of the best Arrested Development jokes!

So, grab your denim cut-offs and hot ham water, and maybe even do a little chicken dance to get yourself pumped up (but not with the hot ham water in your hand, please). If you’re an Arrested Development fan, you’re sure to love ranking these jokes.

(Just be careful about which arrow you hit. You don’t want to hit the wrong one and find yourself saying “I’ve made a huge mistake.”)

Are there any ‘Arrested Development’ jokes missing from the list? Add them below!

 
Related: Arrested Development season 4 drinking game

Marvel fans aren’t pleased with the twist in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1.

By now you know that Steve Rogers is revealed to be a Hydra agent in the first issue of the new Captain America: Steve Rogers series (Read our in-depth analysis of the new issue here). Naturally this news — that ultimate do-gooder Cap would be so evil — has not sat well with fans.

The general consensus is that this shit is unacceptable…

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… And the only thing to do is ignore it:

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Others think Marvel need a taste of their own medicine:

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And/or need to fire their lame-o writers:

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Then there are beautiful Photoshops like this one of Chris Evans’ Captain America ripping up a tree the comic:

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Some people are Photoshopping the comic to make him say things that are just as outrageous as him being a HYDRA agent:


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While others are giving him a different revelation — one concerning Bucky. This is the twist that SHOULD be in the new Captain America series

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Marvel, please write yourself out of this one as quickly as possible.

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… Before you start coming up with other outrageous revelations

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