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SUPERNATURAL at Comic-Con: Live-Blog

July 21, 2013 by  

The final panel I’ll be covering at Comic-Con? SUPERNATURAL!

I’ll be live-blogging the panel shenanigans when things start at 10:00 AM PT, but until then, here’s the official panel description: “Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th [2009]), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer), and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producer Jeremy Carver (U.S. version of Being Human) return to Hall H to answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the ninth season of this exciting series. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Eighth Season DVD and Blu-ray release, in stores September 10. The ninth season of Supernatural will premiere this fall in its new Tuesday nighttime period at 9/8c on The CW. The series is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television.”

10:07: Starting off with a highlight reel and a sneak peek at the new season! The new sneak peek shows the brothers giving Crowley a taste of his own personal Hell. (Hopefully WB will release it shortly.)

10:14: Panel introductions are starting right now!

10:16: What’s a world like with fallen angels everywhere? Jeremy says “One of the things that’s going to be really exciting this season is we’re going to learn that a world with fallen angels is pretty much a free-for-all…” Mark gets up to interrupt things because his ID fell off the table, and then when he retrieved it, Jensen encouraged Misha to knock it over again…and Misha did. Poor Mark.

10:18: Jeremy finishes his answer about the fallout from the finale: “It’s not one unified body. We have lots of angels out there with lots of different agendas…it’s lending itself to exciting character moments for all of our characters to be dealing with…a world with fallen angels is a dirty, bloody, scary,, and in some ways, very human world.”

10:20: “One of the interesting things about the end of last season is that for the first time in a long time, they chose each other and their love for one another over the season long quest,” Jeremy says of the brothers’ relationship. Jeremy says it has made them stronger, but it has also left them with a lot of fallout they’re going to have to deal with.

“We did choose each other and to keep fighting the fight together,” Jared says. “Thankfully we have fans who want us to keep fighting the fight. Before we pass over it, thanks guys…Y’all really kick ass…You’ll see Sam and Dean — and we have the King of Hell living in our dungeon…we’re really going to need each other.”

10:23: How will Castiel deal with it? “It’s a remarkable shift for Castiel…prior to this season, he had been equipped with a lot of powers that were useful to the brothers…now he can pop in and fold laundry.” Misha notes there’s a shift in dynamic in how he can be utilized by the brothers, but calls his arc “an incredibly rich terrain to explore.”

10:25: And what about Crowley? “Whatever happened to Crowley at the end of season 8 has had a profound effect on him whether he likes it or not,” Mark says. “Hopefully we’ll go on a little journey to find out what kind of effect it has on him.”

10:27: As for the Men of Letters status in season 9, Bob notes it’s a home for Dean, but for Sam, it’s a workplace.

10:28: What can they say about Jim Beaver’s return? Basically nothing.

10:29: The gang starts bad-mouthing Felicia Day, and then…surprise, she’s here! “Obviously Felicia will be back,” Bob says.

“I’m thrilled to be back,” Felicia adds.

10:31: Felicia applauds them creating a “geek” character who is more than a cliche. She loves that Charlie is as strong as she is, and thinks the show needs a character with a Teflon vagina.

10:33: What keeps Dean going? “It’s his duty to his brother, his family..he knows that’s why he was put on the earth. I think when he got back from Purgatory last season — I really liked that storyline, I was sad to see Purgatory go — but he had a real sense of his mission.”

10:36: What keeps Sam going? “He tries to fight the good fight; he tries to do what’s right. We always play with the road to Hell is paved with good intentions…they’re trying to do the right thing. Sam’s trying to do what he thinks is right. I think he’s accepted his life is not going to be normal, finally, but he’s trying to make the world a better place.”

10:37: Now that Castiel is human, will he learn to drive the Impala? “No,” Jensen says. Bob points out that as protective as Dean is about the car, Jensen is equally protective. “I don’t like when the teamsters drive it to set!” Jensen says.

10:38: Fan questions! Will we find out what happens to angels and demons when they are destroyed? It’s something they’ve discussed showing.

10:40: Do the other actors think about directing? Jared says “maybe in a few years.” Misha reveals he will be directing this upcoming season: “I think I’m planning to direct an episode: episode 17.” Mark says, “They don’t let me do anything.”

10:43: “The path of the fallen angels intersects with the Winchesters in a major way this season…I think you’re going to see angels and demons up the wazoo this year,” Jeremy says. The boys will be “knee-deep in angel problems.”

10:45: Are we going to see Jesse again? Jeremy says there are no immediate plans, but they’re always looking to bringing back past characters that pop.

10:48: Jared says he’s not normally a method actor, but for filming the final church scenes, he got in a special zone and “it kind of took over…I think all of the angst came from having to be with Sheppard.”

“To have the material and to have another actor that is doing an amazing freaking job, I think the material brings it out,” Jared says. “It felt really good.”

10:49: Is it hard for them the change their personalities when their characters evolve over the year? “Dean tends to stay Dean whatever situation he’s in,” Jensen says. “He’s generally angry.” He notes the one time he was brought in was for “The French Mistake” when they wanted to make sure they were okay with them using aspects of their real personalities.

Jared notes that filming “The French Mistake” was a bit trippy, but he loves the opportunities he gets on this show.

10:53: Favorite gun they’ve used? Jared says he wants to use the grenade gun they have in the car that they’ve yet to us. Jensen says his 1911 is his favorite, noting he can take it apart, clean it, etc.

10:55: Why is Crowley the only one who can teleport? “He’s the King…it’s good to be the King,” Bob says. He cites it as “one of the perks you get as the boss.”

10:58: And that’s a wrap! Gag reel time!

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2 Responses to “SUPERNATURAL at Comic-Con: Live-Blog”

  1. Penny on July 21st, 2013 2:17 pm

    All the brother stuff sounds great except for Sam not seeing MOL as a home. I feel like they are just being lazy with Sam and dehumanizing him for Dean’s benefit again. I want to see Sam’s room, with all of the things he likes in it! I’m guessing the show won’t bother to give Sam a room, and will only show him sitting at the desk while Dean walks around talking, like last season. This is a little disappointing to me, but I’m still glad the brothers are in sync and working together and strong together.

    Don’t care about angels, angel politics were boring in S.4, for God’s sakes.

  2. Laurie on July 21st, 2013 3:43 pm

    As a Dean fan, I’m pretty sad right now. I was pretty disappointed in those questions, especially from the fans who should know better. We really learned almost nothing this year to be excited for. At least for me…