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SDCC '14 D1: Ant-Man sneaks in, Korra kicked out, Affleck's Cowl and Sting

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The greatest time of year for geeks is here. San Diego Comic Con International is under way and we already have an abundance of juicy announcements and shockers! We'll be bringing you all the latest exciting news every day of the convention. Be sure to subscribe and follow me on Twitter for all the news from SDCC and everything geek culture.

'Legend of Korra' pulled from television
'Legend of Korra' pulled from television Nickelodeon

'Legend of Korra' pulled from television

Season 3 of "Legend of Korra" is in full throttle, but news coming out of SDCC on day one was grim for the Avatar sequel series.  Due to low ratings, Nickelodeon will apparently pull new episodes from the network to release them digitally on Nick.com and other video streaming websites such as hulu and Xbox.

While the show has continued to receive critical acclaim from fans and critics, the poor schedule management and time slot has drastically affected the animated show's Neilsen ratings.  Season three has reached the lowest ratings the show has ever produced.  While Nickelodeon has already picked up the option for a season four, this announcement raises concern for the longevity of the franchise.

Ant-Man gets a first poster
Ant-Man gets a first poster Via Entertainment Weekly

Ant-Man gets a first poster

The upcoming Marvel film starring Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd received its first bit of press.  With the excitement of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Guardians of the Galaxy," and "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" dominating the attention of fans, it was nice to see a small dosage of Ant-Man information.  The film will be released in July 2015 a couple months after the Avengers sequel.

First live look at the new Batman cowl
First live look at the new Batman cowl Via IGN

First live look at the new Batman cowl

DC Comics started the convention off with a bang as they showcased Ben Affleck's cowl on the showfloor for fans to catch a small glimpse.  We can now officially confirm that Kevin Smith's "inside knowledge" was false and that the new costume will in fact not have "The Dark Knight Returns" blue cowl.

Sting makes a suprise WWE debut
Sting makes a suprise WWE debut Via WWE's Twitter

Sting makes a suprise WWE debut

Comics and wrestling share many similarities in that they both have heroes and villains with long arching rivalries that lead to extraordinary triumphs.  In a shocking first appearance for the organization many thought he'd never sign with, legendary World Championship Wrestling star Sting stepped onto a panel with Hulk Hogan, Paul Heyman and Daniel Bryan to promote the WWE 2k15 video game.

It's rare that a non-comic book related appearance could steal headlines at San Diego Comic Con, but the Sting appearance has set the internet on fire putting any doubt to rest that Sting has some sort of WWE contract signed.

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