Today's news digest! True Blood , Star Wars , Marvel crossovers, Heroes , Penny Dreadful , Godzilla , awards and more
• The final season of True Blood hits the US on Sunday 22 June on HBO and here's a trailer:
• At WonderCon , X-Men producer Simon Kinberg teased visions of a cross-studio Marvel Cinematic Universe presumably including the Spider-Man alongside Avengers , X-Men and FF franchises: "I would love [a larger cross-over]. I see a world where everyone is joined together … For a series of business reasons, they aren't. That's not for narrative or creative reasons. The dream is that we could cross-pollinate and everyone would be building off the momentum of each other, which is what actually happens… It'd be cool if, yeah, one day we could do that. Maybe it starts with us and Spider-Man. Maybe it goes into sort of a TV show something at some point where the stakes are slightly lower. Then, eventually, you could build toward a shared movie."
• And speaking of yet more awards, the shortlists for the David Gemmell Awards for fantasy were also revealed this weekend. The ceremony where the winners will be revealed is set to take place at London's Magic Circle on the Friday 13 June.
• A new Godzilla TV spot gives us a good look at the monster !
• Satellite images for the Apple Maps app captures pictures of something moving in Loch Ness. Is this a pic of the monster Nessie ? You decide. Hint: probably not.
• Comic creator Nate Piekos teased a return for Barb Wire , seemingly to Dark Horse's Project Black Sky superhero initiative.
• WonderCon also witnessed a brand new clip for Star Wars: Rebels . This introduction to the upcoming animated series features an introduction from voice actress Vanessa Marshall. Watch now as Hera, captain of the Ghost, pilots her starship during a battle with two TIE fighters.
• And fans of Darren Shan might like to know that it's now possible to pre-order issue 248 of SFX magazine which comes with a free Zom-B Circus book!