5 Favourite Moments From Comic-Con 2016

Celebrity pranks, ​guilty pleasures and awkward side glances – it all went down at Comic-Con


If you don't already know, San Diego's Comic-Con happened over the weekend.

And while the internet might be alight with news of the new Wonder Woman Trailer and Brie Larson being named as Captain Marvel, we've rounded up the top five moments from the year's most famous comic book, film and science fiction convention.

1. Superman pranked Will Smith 

Anonymity isn't a word commonly associated to celebrities, but over the weekend, Henry Cavill had the chance to go undercover as a fan during his visit to Comic-Con.


Wearing a V for Vendetta mask, the Superman actor posed with fans during the convention and pranked Will Smith as he pretended to be a fan wanting a photo with the Suicide Squad actor. 


2. Viola Davis is so over Jared Leto

It's a well-known fact Jared Leto took his Method-acting for his role as the Joker in Suicide Squad very seriously (he reportedly sent Margot Robbie a live rat as a pet and asked to be called 'Mr.J' on set).

But if these pictures are anything to go by, Viola Davis seems to have grown tired of Leto's antics. 

3. Tom Hiddleston geeks out over Fawlty Towers

In a press conference to discuss the new film The Kong: Skull Island, Brie Larson asked Tom Hiddleston, 'Are you Pokémon Go-ing?'

Now, of course we have a feeling Hiddleston probably hasn't had the chance to download the app yet (he's been pretty busy with the whole HiddleSwift drama lately) but we didn't expect this answer.


'I'm not. Sometimes when I'm sick I go and re-watch all the Fawlty Towers,' he said.

Whatever floats your boat, Tom.

4. Harry Potter fans went into meltdown

If the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in July didn't send Potter fans over the edge, Eddie Redgmayne's real-life magic at Comic-Con certainly might have.

Chatting about the new spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the Oscar winner handed out wands to the entire audience, leading them to chant 'lumos maxima' before the lights in the hall turned on and the new trailer began.

Mind = blown. 

5. Sherlock got dark

Fans of BBC One's Sherlock will know it's not exactly designed to be side-splittingly hilarious.

But a sneak peek of the trailer for the fourth series' (out next year) which debuted at Comic-Con last week hinted at a seriously bleak future for Sherlock and Holmes.

With an appearance from Sherlock's arch-nemesis Moriarty, Bond'esque car chases, armed fights, a stubble-faced Sherlock and Mrs Hudson calling someone a 'reptile', we're a slight bit concerned for our favorite mastermind detective. #prayforSherlock

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