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More Supernatural Interviews From Comic Con 2017 - Misha Collins

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Interview With Executive Producer Robert Singer - Comic Con 2017

Interview With Jensen Ackles - Comic Con 2017

Check out all our San Diego Comic Con coverage, including on scene reports from Nightsky!  

 

Latest Supernatural News and Spoilers

24 Jul 2017 14:25

Nightsky posted her video of the Kansas performance at Comic Con.

23 Jul 2017 20:11

We may be getting several of these today.

23 Jul 2017 14:56

The cast for Wayward Sisters has been announced.

23 Jul 2017 14:01

The 2017 San Diego Comic Con "Supernatural" panel was one for the ages.  A surprise concert, a

23 Jul 2017 00:16

Today was a very special panel involving one of our prominent #SPNFAMILY members, Genevieve Padaleck

22 Jul 2017 22:37

The photos from Nightsky have been coming in slowly and we are keeping an archive of everything take

22 Jul 2017 21:41

The Tick has had a big presence at Comic Con.

22 Jul 2017 13:54

EW sat down with Jared, Jensen and Misha at Comic Con.

21 Jul 2017 22:30

The Facebook Live chat with Jared, Jensen and Misha is now available.

21 Jul 2017 14:27

Catching up with Supernatural Alumni at Comic Con.

21 Jul 2017 00:09

Today was the big Timeless panel at San Diego Comic Con.  Our master Eric Kripke was there to t

20 Jul 2017 14:59

The cast will appear live tomorrow, July 21, 2017 and will be seen on the Supernatural Facebook page

20 Jul 2017 11:52

The first clip from Jared and Jensen's appearance on Conan O'Brien

20 Jul 2017 06:45

The WB has released the poster for next season.

19 Jul 2017 17:35

The Conan O'Brien show has put out a teaser for tonight's appearance.

16 Jul 2017 14:44

Mark Pellegrino is in the running for a Tean Choice Award

16 Jul 2017 01:45

We have the first spoilers from this year's TV Guide article covering Comic Con.

15 Jul 2017 12:23

Warner Brothers is having a Gift Pack Giveaway.

14 Jul 2017 15:27

We have the images on the Comic Con bags for this year's Comic Con.

12 Jul 2017 16:28

Conan O'Brien is going to Comic Con and he's going to have Jared and Jensen on his show.

12 Jul 2017 13:22

Jensen and others are posting on social media from Vancouver. No Spoilers.

12 Jul 2017 10:20

San Diego Comic Con must be just around the corner!  Each year at this time we get some awesome

08 Jul 2017 19:22

Rogue Events, the company that hosted the Asylum conventions, is going out of business.

29 Jun 2017 14:55

IMDB has posted casting for episode 13.01

29 Jun 2017 14:08

It's official, Supernatural is coming to Comic Con this year.

27 Jun 2017 21:32

As your Winchester Family Business Editor-in-Chief, I have an exciting announcement to share.  

20 Jun 2017 14:00

Reportedly, Wayward Sisters (not Daughters) will be given a backdoor pilot in season 13.

20 Jun 2017 08:33

The Teen Choice Awards announced the first round of their nominations yesterday and Supernatural is

08 Jun 2017 15:20

We have a date for the end of Hellatus!

06 Jun 2017 21:28

Ty Olsson (Benny Lafitte) just won a Leo Award.

03 Jun 2017 14:53

Jared has announced the final phase of the relaunch of his AKF campaign.

01 Jun 2017 23:33

Oh yeah, we had a LOT to discuss!  This is a supersized TV Fanatic Roundtable this time, design

01 Jun 2017 15:30

Jared and Jensen have both spoken about their daughters recently.

01 Jun 2017 10:22

Jared has relaunched part five of his Always Keep Fighting campaign.

31 May 2017 08:44

We have the first information on the season 12 DVD.

26 May 2017 14:18

Jared and Gen Padalecki both spoke in support of David's Law, a Texas law which targets cyber bullyi

26 May 2017 09:14

Jared started part four of his relaunch.

24 May 2017 15:07

Editor's Note: This article chronologically presents the reports and tweets on Mark Sheppard's statu

24 May 2017 09:41

 Now that season 12 is over, our stars are working for charity.

21 May 2017 09:14

Jared has launched part two of his AKF campaign.

20 May 2017 16:46

We have a few spoilers that came out of the Jus In Bello Convention this weekend.

19 May 2017 11:25

Here are the ratings for last night's finale episodes.

18 May 2017 21:38

Well, we were uninamous, but that's not necessarily good.  All four of us at the TV Fanatic Rou

18 May 2017 15:34

Jared talks about the season finale, season 13 spoilers and relaunching his Always Keep Fighting Cam

18 May 2017 12:05

We are getting our first spoilers for next season at the CW upfront presentation.

18 May 2017 08:52

The CW has released its schedule for next season.

WFB Feature Articles

Jul 31 2017 | Percysowner

The final actor is Misha Collins.

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Jul 31 2017 | Percysowner

Jensen spoke to different outlets at Comic Con this year.

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Jul 31 2017 | Percysowner

We return to the actors who were interviewed at Comic Con. This time Jared Padalecki.

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Jul 31 2017 | Percysowner

Press Room Interviews with Andrew Dabb.

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Jul 31 2017 | Nightsky

 Last interview up and it's with the man who holds it all together, Robert Singer.  He giv

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Jul 31 2017 | Nightsky

An interview with Jensen is always a pleasure!  The interview started out casually - talk about

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Jul 31 2017 | Nightsky

It's Misha's turn!  In our roundtable interview in the San Diego Comic Con press room today, he

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Jul 31 2017 | Nightsky

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Supernatural in the news this week.

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Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series for episode 12.17 "The British Invasion". Once again

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This episode introduces us to Anna Milton.  She isn’t a normal girl, like she appears, but is

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Jul 31 2017 | Alice

The nominations were collected, the votes have been cast, the results have been tabulated, and the w

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San Diego Comic Con 2017 is this week! The most anticipated comic book, superhero, scifi/fantasy gen

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12 Years of Big Boss Battles: Supernatural Villainy for the Ages

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"The gleam in their eyes telegraphs only too clearly that they are hoping for a headline,

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Here's what we know about this year's event!

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I was underwhelmed with season ten for most of its run, so it was wonderful to watch an episode as t

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Supernatural on the web this week!

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Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series! For Supernatural 12.13 "Family Feud", I put tog

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The moment is finally here!  The nominations have been tabulated, now it's time to vote.  

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"The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine

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Supernatural in the news this week.

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Welcome back to "Memorable Moments" of Supernatural! This edition focuses on episode 12.12 "Stuck In

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There has been a lot of talk lately about Jody and the women of Supernatural.  In honor of the

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Rich, riveting, complex and so full of story details and character threads that it's impossible to m

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Out of all the interviews I did at Comic Con 2011, this one was my favorite.  We were fortunate enough to get almost 15 minutes with consulting producer Ben Edlund.  I’ve always wanted an extended opportunity to pick the brain of this wildly creative genius and man did he not disappoint.  We even got to see in action how his creative process happens when processing ideas and it’s fascinating.  I must honestly say, my life if complete now.

I'll give a mild spoiler warning, but Mr. Edlund didn't give away too much.  I do think Sera Gamble threatened harm.  :)


(Alice) So what’s this role of yours this year?  You’re consulting producer now?  
 
I’m consulting producer.  I haven’t noticed much of a difference yet.  It’s a job title.  I asked for that.  I’ve been on the show for a long time, I’m going to write probably the same number of scripts, I’m going to direct one, I’m involved in the breaking and stuff.  I wanted to start looking in another direction.  I just need a little portion of each week to start to think of something else, just for my own satisfaction.  
  
What might be next for Cas and a possible redemption arc?
 
The first piece for Cas is obviously he’s our new God.  His story is about stabilizing his God complex.  I can’t really talk too much about it because the cliffhanger is so about Cas and so about where his character is going to go and the ramifications of what he’s done.  In a sense I almost feel like the beginning of the season, the first episode of the next season, is almost the 23rd episode of last season.  It’s another crescendo thing .  So we can’t really talk about it because it’s other big set of shoes dropping.  There’s like 8 shoes dropping in that one.  I just have to be evasive.  Ha!
 
The world has really narrowed down for Sam and Dean and now Cas is off crazy.  Is there any chance that they’ll pick up a bit more help along the way?

Yes, I think so.  We need to repopulate so that we can kill more people (laughs).  We’ve talked about various possible characters.  We always want to have a ground of people for them to relate to.  Yeah, new characters will come.  They’re going to have a tough year, Sam and Dean, like they always do.  We’re really looking at, how have they been operating all these years, what have their tools been, what have their methods been, how can we take those things and make them difficult for them to use and they have to learn new tricks.  They have to evolve too.  This season is about challenging them as hunters.  Previous seasons have often been about challenging them as brothers or as humans or as men.  They’re going to have some professional difficulties because the world is going to try and eat them again.  Well that happens every season.
 
(Alice) Speaking of about directing, apparently you want to do it again.
 
I do.
 
(Alice) I thought “The Man Would Be King” was brilliant.  It’s one of the most amazing things I’ve seen. 
 
Really?  Thank you.  That’s neat.  
 
(Alice) What was that experience like for you? 
 
I found it awful, it was terrifying.  Really scary.  That was the second time I directed.  I directed on “Angel” many years before and (I’m like) ‘They all know how to do that’ and I didn’t.  I didn’t even know the words.  (laughs).  But I do know what I want.  But it was a scary, scary thing.  Our crew is amazing.  Usually this happens but it’s really intense with “Supernatural.”  Six years of this crew coalescing into this military unit that does really impossible work up in Vancouver.  They’re so amazing to work with.  There were days where I could hear the ball drop, I would just drop the ball. (makes crashing noise)  “I dropped the ball.”  “You know what, you didn’t.  We know you did but we’re going to say you didn’t.  Just keep moving.”  They were great.  That was the biggest challenge of my year, directing them. 
 
Last Comic Con you teased that fairies would be coming up.  Anything you can tease for this year?
 
I’ll tell you what I want.  I don’t that have that one yet that we’ve gone, ‘We’re definitely doing that,’ but I’d like to start one here so that people hear about it and then I go ‘Oh yeah, I started that I think we should do it.’  We’ve got to put them on a spaceship this year (everyone laughs).  Is there a way?  Remember when Buck Rogers went to the second part of Buck Rogers and they were on The Seeker with the hot guy.  Something like that.  Is there a way to get them on a spaceship?  That’s my question to you.
 
People have been suggesting a musical episode for years. 
 
Yes, that true.  That’s a tough one. 
 
It is.  You were kind of into it in “Smile Time.”
 
I like to write songs.  I’ve only written one song for “Supernatural” which was the Ghostfacers theme.  I think my voice is still on the track because I went and sang it for Chris on the soundtrack.  I feel like Joss Whedon took on one central conceit of  ‘How do you do that?’ and he did it great.  That’s great, magic makes people sing, you’re trashing the musical universe suddenly and I haven’t yet thought of another replacement for that.  By the way, he almost died doing that.  
 
We also talk about the possibility of animation.  We have yet to figure out how to work that.  It’s possible maybe that there’s the anime people setup we might be able to connect with that somehow.  I want to make sure we keep doing bizarre things.  The tentpole oddness that makes the show.  
 
Season five was supposed to be the end of the series and now that you guys have continued on is there and end game in mind for what you’re doing now?

There was every chance that season six would be the last season when we started it.  There was a built in sense, you run two possible end games.  One has a continuance.  You just really have to feel it out.  We have a general shape of an end but it can float forward and you can put more stuff in front of it.  But those things might change too.  We had a real plan through Eric up to five.  It’s almost a real lesson of life that plans don’t work.  You don’t know, you’re still alive.  I think that there’s something thematically sound in the fact that this story doesn’t end oddly enough.  These guys cannot die, they’ve died so many times, their torment is not terminable.  There’s something interesting about that.  (For) the end of this season we’re already discussing how we make it dovetail into an actual piece that ends.  That’s a good question, I don’t have a full answer.  Let’s talk later.   
 
(This is where we have the first awkward moment of silence).
 
How are you enjoying your con? 
 
It’s good.  I always find it very interesting but very strange.  This is the weirdest part of it.  These multiple tables where I go ‘Oh, I can’t say anything.  I’m not allowed to tell you anything.  Okay, that’s done.”  
 
In general Hell’s been more of the big bad and last season it was purgatory.  I got the impression that this year Heaven would be the big bad. 
 
In a way that’s perfectly valid.  One aspect of Heaven is a corrupt God so that’s kind of bad.  Heaven as the big bad was actually a big part of season four.  The fact that Heaven was corrupt and running both sides of the game in a sense, they were ultimately a kind of corporate big bad that we were playing with.  Again, more vision.  I promise there will be a big bad to achieve problems.  
 
Will we possibly see Heaven again?
 
Yes, in fact there are visits to Heaven already planned for us to tell various parts of the story.   And I imagine further into the season we’ll probably play more with it.  Because basically now we have these difference provinces to play with .  We have Heaven, we have Hell, Purgatory we carved out, we have the veil, which is where ghosts live, we have earth itself.  Technically we have the fairy dimension, I’m not sure how that wires in fully but I’m working on it.  Alternate timelines, we got a lot of territory we’ve got to play with.  All of those things we’re going to use all the way through.  We’re going to milk it.  
 
Can you talk about Cas’ mindset in the beginning of the season? 
 
Yeah, I think so.  His is one of those stories of absolute power and also you know one of those basic pivotal concepts in the bible which is fives, the issue of five.  He’s going to have that unfortunate five days.  (jokes) He’s on that show over there.  He’s so tall.  He has to go through all of those pieces.  I imagine redemption will be part of it but redemption on “Supernatural” is a difficult tarnished road.  So he starts right in the fall of five and then we’ll go from there.  
 
(Me) What do you think about the criticism that Supernatural has gotten a little too depressing? 
 
You know, I think it’s a pretty depressing show (laughs).  
 
(Me, joking) And you’re a pretty depressed person?
 
I’m melancholy, I’m not depressed.  Last season was actually a very dark season.  That was a ride that people had to go through.  Everyone had murky character shit going on.  I think it’s a description of someone’s preference in taste but I think it’s pretty sad sometimes.  They’ve had a horrible hard life.  I don’t know, I think that “Supernatural” is about catharsis and vicarious torment.  You watch them and there’s no happy time.  (lighthearted voice) ‘Oh God, you went to Hell, oh you sure feel bad about your brother, I’m sorry too.’  It’s a tough ride.  I think this season actually for people that think who felt last season was maybe too depressing, it’s going to be depressing also (laughs) but it’s not noir.  Last season was noir and that’s a whole commitment to a certain kind of mirth.  Very few noirs are uplifting.  That noir date movie that did so well last year (laughs).
 
(Time for awkward break number two.  We were given the signal to wrap up, which meant there would be no more questions, but then the escort left.  So Ben was still left at our table.  We weren’t going to stop there).  
 
(Me) I’m going to do something for a fan that’s been on my site for a few years now.  She has been campaigning for a zombie alligator and knows that you are the guy to do it. 
 
That’s probably true actually.  A zombie alligator.  I’ll give that thought. (pauses) I think about, no, we’ll do it.  
 
(Me) Where you do come up with a lot the creatures?  
 
I don’t know.  Often something comes into my head that seems so dumb that I almost shouldn’t say it and I get myself thinking.  I mean, I’m serious about spaceships. 
 
(Me) We’re serious about watching it.  
 
Zombie alligator good because we can do something with taxidermy which we haven’t really touched.  So we’ll start with alligator...(we can see the ideas churning in his head)...I’ll take it.  There are days I’ll be happy to take whatever so tell your fan thank you. 
 
(Me) Will do. 
 
(There’s still no escort to take him to the next table, so Ben tells us abruptly but humorously “I’m going to go.”  We all thank him while laughing and he goes on to share his wild ideas with another group).  
 

Coming up next, Jared Padalecki and Jim Beaver.