Comic-Con is life-size and large!

The annual San Diego convention delivers tons of trailers, panels, and... LEGO!
san diego comic-con The San Diego Comic-Con International (seen here in 2013) has been bringing in fans for years. (© Alan Crosthwaite | Dreamstime)


The San Diego Comic-Con International is pretty much the biggest event in the world of comics, fantasy, and sci-fi. Fans from around the world come to the convention, often dressed up as one of their favourite characters. See?

The Force is totally with these people. (Getty Embed)

There they are treated to exclusive trailers and teasers, plus panels full of actors and directors, artists and writers. It's a paradise for fanatics!

This year's Comic-Con just happened last weekend and it did not disappoint. We can't get into everything that happened (that would take forever!), but we've got time to show you some of the highlights!

What's a Ragnarok?

The stars of Thor: Ragnarok wave to the crowd at Comic-Con 2017. (Getty Embed)

The Marvel Universe is always a big part of Comic-Con. This year's biggest Marvel buzz was around November's Thor movie, Thor: Ragnarok. A panel of the film's stars, including Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Ruffalo, was a big draw for fans. So what's a Ragnarok anyways?

Like Thor, Loki, Odin, and other characters from this comic, Ragnarok is an actual part of Norse mythology. The event features a massive battle between the Norse gods and great evil. Many gods die, the world is flooded completely, and then reborn. So, a pretty big deal!

In the film, Thor's home world of Asgard has been invaded by Hela, the goddess of death. (Hela, based on the Norse goddess, Hel, is played by Cate Blanchett and wears a pretty awesome pair of antlers!) Thor must join together with the Hulk (who can talk more than ever now), Loki (who you can totally trust, right?), and others to defeat Hela and save Asgard from Ragnarok. Check out the new trailer now.

Looks like it's up to just us, er, the Justice League!

The Justice League panel is underway! (Getty Embed)

DC has spent the last few years trying to play catch up to the success of Marvel's Avengers films and their spinoffs. But not anymore.

"Hey! Look what I found just laying around!" Jason Momoa shows off the trident he uses as the superhero Aquaman in Justice League. (Getty Embed)

They already scored a huge hit this year with the groundbreaking Wonder Woman. Now DC is finally ready to reveal their own version of the Avengers: The Justice League. Their debut film, Justice League, also comes out in November where the world is under threat from the immortal, wild villain, Steppenwolf. This bad guy is so nasty that it's going to take everyone working together: Wonder Woman, Batman, Cyborg, Flash, and Aquaman... plus maybe a certain super somebody?

Even though Superman died at the end of 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, this mega trailer just released at Comic-Con hints that it might be tough to keep the Man of Steel out of this fight. Have a look for yourself below.

Don't try this at home

One of the coolest features at Comic-Con 2017 wasn't a panel or a trailer. It was LEGO. As in life-sized LEGO sculptures of fan-favourite characters.

LEGO showed off a life-sized Flash, Thor (in his special Ragnarok outfit complete with blue swords), and the Jedi Master himself, Luke Skywalker. So even though Comic-Con didn't have any new sneak peeks at the upcoming The Last Jedi film, fans still got a taste of a galaxy far, far away. Here's a report on the figures from IGN Access.

Which of these films are you most excited about? Is Marvel still better than DC? Or does Star Wars top them both? Tell us what you think!


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