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In pictures: Stars attend San Diego Comic Con 2013
23 July 2013
Last updated at 15:45
Stars from Dexter, Divergent and Teen Wolf attend this year's Comic Con conference in San Diego.
Dexter devotees camped out for a chance to see Michael C. Hall, Yvonne Strahovski and Jennifer Carpenter (centre) at this year's Comic Con in San Diego. The cast finished production on the eighth and final season of the show last week. "You're the reason we show up every day," said Jennifer Carpenter to fans.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were both positive about the idea of a third film of The X-Files. Duchovny said: "I always thought whenever we can come back together, we would, as much as we can, so we will." Creator Chris Carter appeared less enthusiastic, putting off questions about the possibility of another movie.
Harrison Ford was at the event to promote his new film Ender's Game. However, he was still asked questions about some of his iconic roles in Indiana Jones and Star Wars. One fan wanted to know what might happen if Hans Solo, the Millennium Falcon pilot, met Jones, the adventure-addicted archaeologist.
Stars of Teen Wolf - Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed and Dylan O'Brien - answered fans' questions about the show. The cast and creators of other programmes will also be on hand to tease upcoming series, including Game of Thrones, True Blood and Once Upon a Time. Newcomers like Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are also expected at the event.
Shailene Woodley and Bedlam actor Theo James spoke about their new film Divergent, based on the book of the same name. The teen story is set in a world where people have been separated into factions based on their personalities. Asked if she thought she would become a huge star after the film was released, Shailene Woodley said: "I live my life and I do what I love and I'm lucky to do what I love, but apart from that I don't really think about it."
Matt Smith, who recently quit his role as Doctor Who, poses with Simon Pegg, star of the new sci-fi film The World's End. This will be the third movie he has made with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright and co-star Nick Frost.
Sherlock writer, Mark Gatiss, who also plays Mycroft Holmes in the programme, was representing the BBC One drama. Already popular in the UK, Sherlock has had good ratings and reviews in the US as well. Three further episodes of the crime drama are on television later this year.
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were at the event to promote their film Escape Plan. Other films expected to be hyped at Comic Con this week include reboots of Godzilla and RoboCop and the next releases of Captain America, Thor, The Amazing Spider-Man, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Hunger Games.
Robert Kirkman (right), creator of The Walking Dead, poses with Mad Mike who built the Zombie Survival Machine. Asked about the show's snub at the Emmy nominations, Kirkman said: "I'll take the ratings, I think is what I usually say."
A Stormtrooper walks around the San Diego event, which began in 1970. More than 100,000 people are expected to come from all over the world to meet their favourite actors, writers and directors and hear more about their upcoming projects.
Karen Gillan shows off her shaved head at the conference. She was speaking on stage with Djimon Hounsou (left) and Michael Rooker to promote Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy. Gillan plays the role of Nebula.
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