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5 coolest things we learned from the San Diego Comic Con (so far)


Comic-Con 2015 is in full swing in San Diego, packed with more celebrities, gossip and exclusives than you can shake a comic book at. Here are the 5 coolest things we've learned so far...

William Shatner doesn’t know if he’s going to be in Star Trek Beyond. Or does he?

Despite the fact that it’s already started lensing, veteran Captain Kirk star William Shatner claims he still doesn’t know if he’s popping up in the Justin Lin-directed Star Trek Beyond. Back in 2014, original Beyond scribe Robert Orci said that there was indeed a part for the Shat in the 50th anniversary movie, but since then the script has – quite possibly – been completely retooled by new writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. Answering a question from the floor about his possible appearance, Shatner revealed that JJ Abrams originally offered him a role in the 2009 Star Trek reboot, only to later find out from a reporter that the filmmakers decided to go with Leonard Nimoy instead. "This reporter knew more about it than I did [back in 2009]. So back to you my friend! Am I in the next movie? Tell me!" (We could say yes, but it would only be wishful thinking)

Jennifer Lawrence says goodbye to The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth assembled at Comic Con for the last time (sniff) for the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 panel and fans were camping out overnight for a seat in the 6,000-capacity Hall H. "I don't think I'll ever really say goodbye to Katniss – she's become a part of me," the 24-year-old told the crowd, before adding, "Nothing about us is similar. She's brave and I’m an actress.” Moderator Conan O’Brien also introduced a video message from District 13, that you can see here:

We’ll going to be able to see the Sherlock Christmas special at cinemas come December

Writer/producer Steven Moffat was in San Diego on Doctor Who and Sherlock duties this year, but the big reveal was the news that the Victorian-set Xmas special will be be screened in selected cinemas worldwide. Huzzah! Speaking of the time shift from the modern day to the 19th century, Moffat joked: “The first question when we were filming the Victorian special was 'How can Sherlock get on without his iPhone?” He went on: "We're taking the characters you know and putting them in that original setting. It's still the same sense of humour, it's very much the show you know - but in the correct era.” The Moff then introduced a clip from the special, which shows Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in a very unfamiliar looking Baker Street...

Even space guns are checked by security 

With ten of thousands of cosplayers in attendance, Comic Con knows to expect plenty of replica space guns and swords. Consequently, they employ over 300 active and former law enforcement officials to carefully inspect every dangerous-looking costume accessory in order to keep the convention safe. Nice one.

Jennifer Lawrence totally fangirled over Bill Murray

Bill Murray was at Comic Con to promote his new comedy Rock the Kasbah, and luckily a camera was present when his biggest fan bumped into him in the corridors of the San Diego Convention Center. At the Mockingjay panel earlier, J Law talked excitedly about her fangirl-like love for the Ghostbusters star. "I've been a huge fan of Bill Murray for a really long time," she cooed. "I've kind of spoke to him through Woody [Harrelson]. I've sent emails to Woody, mostly when I was drunk, with things I wanted to say to Bill." And apparently her Hunger Games co-star was good on his word about forwarding them on to Murray. "He received them! Just the fact that Bill Murray knows I exist, he wanted to speak to me and mentioned something about us working together that was cool!" Bless.