‘Spartacus’ Comic-Con Panel to Reveal Footage From ‘War of the Damned’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 19th, 2013 at 1:27 pm,

Spartacus Panel at 2012 Comic Con Spartacus Comic Con Panel to Reveal Footage From War of the Damned

Even though Starz announced earlier this month that Spartacus: War of the Damned would be the final chapter in the network’s ongoing ancient Roman epic, that doesn’t mean the show would miss out on giving its fans a glimpse at the new season during the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con.

In an effort to promote the series’ conclusion, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus) and series creator and executive producer Steven S. DeKnight will all be on hand for a panel and interviews. Past Spartacus Comic-Con panels have been met with great fan-fare, but given the circumstances surrounding War of the Damned, and the promise of a sneak peek at what DeKnight describes as an “epic on a scale you will not believe,” it stands to reason the panel will be one of the more sought after at the Con.

Filming on War of the Damned is currently underway in New Zealand, following a rather rigorous training program intended to complete the transformation from actor to gladiator, so that means DeKnight, McIntyre and Bennett will be taking a break from production to attend SDCC and show off some of their work.

The 2011 panel had the dual privilege of giving fans a sneak peek at the long-awaited second season, and introducing McIntyre as the new lead. Besides DeKnight, McIntyre and Bennett, Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), Dustin Clare (Gannicus) and Katrina Law (Mira) were all present to help usher in the next wave of sword-swinging madness. If, in comparison, this year’s panel line-up seems like something of a low-key affair, perhaps it is due to the fact that several major characters were sent to the afterlife during the final episodes of Spartacus: Vengeance.

Then again, because War of the Damned is set to be the series’ swan song, having a more intimate panel with the show’s creator, a mainstay like Bennett and, of course, the series’ lead, will probably afford fans more straightforward insight into what season 3 will bring to the table, and just how “epic” it’s going to get. Though it’s a shame that the season’s primary villains, Julius Caesar (Todd Lasance) and Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrell), won’t be on hand to share some insight into doing battle with Spartacus, having them remain more mysterious (for the time being, anyway) will only serve to heighten fans’ expectations.

And since all that has been seen regarding War of the Damned was a brief, slow motion (what else?) shot of an armored Spartacus cutting a swath through a battlefield, the highlight of the panel will undoubtedly be the footage DeKnight will be bringing.


Fans attending Comic-Con can catch the Spartacus: War of the Damned panel on Friday, July 13 from 5:45-6:45, in room 6BCF. Everyone else can follow Screen Rant for complete 2012 Comic-Con coverage.

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  1. Can’t believe they stop after this season !
    Please give us at least 2 more season !
    I really do not believe they can put all Story into 10 episodes !

  2. I can’t believe they are ending the show soo soon but I get the reason why. Hopefully it doesn’t feel rushed and we get an epic conclusion to this series.

  3. I knew it was ending soon, this show has been surprisingly accurate, historically speaking, and bringing in Ceaser to quell the uprising was Spatacus’ downfall in real life.

  4. Historically it was 3 years…so Deknight gets that right…still…I thought they would’ve allowed it to go to at least a 4th season. Hopefully Deknight knew about the series ending before he started writing it. Vengeance was a bit sloppy in places…not as good as Blood & Sand ( No…it has nothing to do with Andy’s replacement); and that’s surprising because they had a 2 year gap between B&S and Vengeance. More than enough time to tell a compelling story instead of a Soap Opera, because that’s exactly what Veangence was.

  5. Does epic equate to gay in this final series? The previous one was pretty lame. Crixus turned girl for many episodes – so hard to watch!,

    • lol…”Crixus turned girl for many episodes”. YES HE DID and so did AGRON…Vengeance wasn’t that good, and they said it would be epic, I seriously doubt War of The Damned will be epic. I just don’t see it happening with 10 episodes.It will be rushed like Vengeance.