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Magic lights up Warner Bros' Comic-Con panel, superheroes reign


SAN DIEGO, Calif. Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne brought the wizarding world of "Harry Potter" to real life briefly on Saturday, as he helped hand out wooden wands to the 6,500-plus audience at a Comic-Con panel and made everyone perform a spell.

Marvel serves star-studded surprises at Comic-Con for new film slate

SAN DIEGO, Calif. Amid fog and lasers on Saturday, Marvel gave frenzied fans at Comic-Con their first look at a new Black Panther movie cast, the mysterious Doctor Strange, a Spider-Man teen movie and an Oscar-winning actress as the new Captain Marvel.

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Edward Snowden talks film debut and dramatizing his life in 'Snowden'

SAN DIEGO, Calif. When former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone to discuss a movie on his life, he never thought he would be making his own film debut. | Video

People Jul 22 2016

Show us the money: 'Wolf of Wall Street' probe may boost profits

NEW YORK Leonardo DiCaprio bought the movie rights for what would be "The Wolf of Wall Street" back in 2007. But it wasn't until a little-known Hollywood production company came along six years later that the story of high-rolling fraudsters got off the ground.

Jul 20 2016

Star Trek crew celebrate fandom at Comic Con launch

Under the orange skies at dusk in San Diego on Wednesday, hundreds of fans were treated to a special outdoor screening of "Star Trek Beyond" with a live orchestra and fireworks, as the cast debuted the film at the annual Comic-Con. | Video

Jul 21 2016

Director, producer and writer Garry Marshall dead at 81: media

Director, producer and writer Garry Marshall, who was responsible for creating sitcom hits such as "The Odd Couple" and "Happy Days" and directed hit movies “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries,” died on Tuesday, Variety reported. | Video

People, Jul 20 2016

Studios conjure magic, superheroes in battle for Comic-Con fans

LOS ANGELES A slew of superheroes, magic and King Arthur are just some of the bait that movie studios are using to entice fans at this year's San Diego Comic Convention as Warner Bros' DC Comics franchise goes head-to-head with Disney's Marvel universe.

Jul 20 2016

'Episode VIII' to break 'Star Wars' tradition; new Han Solo unveiled

The anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VIII" will pick up from the cliffhanger in the final scene of "The Force Awakens," fans of the franchise were told at a special event, while a new Han Solo was unveiled for a stand-alone film on the much-loved character. | Video

Jul 19 2016

'Snowden' director Stone talks NSA, Pokemon GO at Comic Con

SAN DIEGO, Calif. Pokemon GO may seem a long way from the spy networks of the U.S. National Security Agency, but for Oliver Stone, director of NSA whistleblower movie "Snowden," the gaming app represents "a new level of invasion" of our digital privacy. | Video

People Jul 22 2016

Idris Elba talks 'Star Trek' and beyond

British actor Idris Elba was honored to play a hostile, menacing alien in “Star Trek Beyond” and praised the franchise for pushing the boundaries of racial diversity in Hollywood. | Video

Jul 19 2016

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video