IGN Fan Fest 2022 has arrived and it brought with it a host of exclusive panels, clips, interviews, special announcements, and so much more. From the Halo TV series to Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga to Spider-Man: No Way Home, there was truly something for everyone to enjoy.
However, there was SO much packed into IGN Fan Fest 2022 that we’ve decided to create this roundup to ensure you don’t miss a thing. Let us know below what your favorite moment was and what you’d love to see from IGN Fan Fest 2023 and beyond!
One Spider-Man: No Way Home Scene Was Rewritten 10 Times
Spider-Man: No Way Home writers Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna have shared that a key scene from the movie was written and rewritten at least 10 times before it was good enough to make the final cut.
Spider-Man: No Way Home Writers Reveal Spoilery Secrets
Now that Spider-Man: No Way Home has been in theaters for some time, we thought it was the perfect time to invite on the film’s writers – Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
Spider Man: No Way Home Writers ‘Have Answers’ for Plot Hole, But Can’t Divulge Them Yet
Spider-Man: No Way Home is filled with incredible moments and cameos, but its ending left a seemingly major plot hole that we won’t spoil here. However, the writers of the film have shared that while they can’t divulge everything right now, they definitely have answers to explain the events of the finale.
"We deliberated a lot," writer Erik Sommers said. "Is it going to be like a Back to the Future kind of thing? Or are people going to be disappearing from photos? Are physical objects going to be disappearing? All these things. And like Chris said, ultimately, we decided that it would take so much time and real estate in the movie to explain all of that. It would just detract from the emotion of it."
Spider-Man No Way Home Writers Say There are ‘Possibilities’ for MCU Venom, But It’s ‘Above Our Pay Grade’
Many fans around the world have been waiting for the proper introduction of Venom into the MCU, and while the co-writers of Spider-Man: No Way Home revealed that the film’s post-credit scene “leaves the door open for possibilities,” the circumstances of his potential arrival are “above [their] pay grade.”
"I have no idea,” Writer Chris McKenna said. “That is above our pay grade. We are part of a bigger, larger universe that we are not the gods of, we're just mortals in. I think it was a fun idea that the sixth [member of] the Sinister Six gets stuck in a bar and doesn't get out of there, but maybe he leaves a little something behind. Again, we're not masters of that course of that next adventure."
Sonic the Hedgehog 2's Cast on the Little Details Fans Will Love
Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s Ben Schwartz, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, James Marsden, Jeff Fowler, Idris Elba, and Jim Carrey sat down with IGN at Fan Fest 2022 and discussed much about the upcoming sequel based on the beloved SEGA character.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Is ‘Chock Full’ of Sonic 2 Game References
At IGN Fan Fest 2022, Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler was asked if there would be any Sonic 2 or Sonic 3 levels or references featured in the sequel. In addition to Tails and Knuckles making an appearance, Fowler teased that there are “all kinds” of nods to the source material.
“It’s a great problem to have that there are so many great Easter eggs to incorporate, and this movie is chock full of them,” he emphasized. “I couldn’t even begin to list them because there’s just so much stuff fans get excited about.”
Halo TV Show Will Reveal Master Chief’s Face
The upcoming Halo TV show will reveal Master Chief’s face for the first time in the history of the franchise. Halo’s executive producer and 343 Industries’ Studio Head of Transmedia Kiki Wolfkill shared that the decision was made to show Chief’s face as it is important for the personal story the show is trying to tell.
Halo TV Show’s Timeline Is Still ‘Rooted In Canon’
While it has been previously revealed that the Halo TV show will not take place in the timeline of the video games, the show is very much still “rooted in canon” and will feature everything fans would expect to see of a series starring the legendary Master Chief.
“The Halo Silver Timeline is about giving the show and the core canon room to grow, evolve, and be what they need to be,” Halo’s executive producer and 343 Industries’ Studio Head of Transmedia Kiki Wolfkill said. “Really think of the Halo Silver Timeline as being rooted in canon, so events and characters and certainly all of the things you see in canon are all part of the show, but sometimes you will see those events from a different perspective.”
Halo TV Show: New Image Shows Off the Key Cast Members
As part of IGN Fan Fest 2022, we were able to exclusively reveal a new image from the Halo TV series that shows off the key cast members. The image includes Quan Ah (Yerin Ha), Catherine Halsey (Natascha McElhone), Soren-066 (Bokeem Woodbine), Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber), Kai-125 (Kate Kennedy), Riz-028 (Natasha Culzac), and Vannak-134 (Bentley Kalu)
The Northman: Check Out Four Exclusive Images From the Viking Revenge Film and a Conversation with Director Robert Eggers
The Northman director Robert Eggers stopped by IGN Fan Fest 2022 to share four exclusive images from the upcoming Viking movie. The photos in question feature Alexander Skarsgard’s Viking prince, Claes Bang as Fjolnir, Ingvar Sigurdsson as The Sorcerer, and Ethan Hawke who plays King Aurvandil.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Developers Made New Creatures From Existing Model Kits
While it’s exciting that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga contains all nine movies in the mainline Star Wars series, it posed a problem for developer Traveller’s Tales as they had to create LEGO forms of some creatures that have never been made by LEGO as physical kits. To solve this problem and keep things as authentic as possible, the team used existing kits as reference and built them from a mixture of existing and original parts.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Has Enough Deep Cuts to Please Die Hard Fans
As part of IGN Fan Fest, IGN sat down with TT Games head of production to get a deep dive into LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and learn why this is meant to be the definitive Star Wars LEGO game.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Exclusive Developer Diary
Get a behind-the-scenes look at LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and learn about its biggest challenges, coolest advancements, most exciting new features, and much more.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge New Level Reveal & Exclusive Xbox Gameplay
Take a first look at Xbox gameplay for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge and see an all-new level in action ahead of the game’s release later this year.
Vikings: Valhalla Has the Largest Flotilla of Viking Ships in the World
Vikings: Valhalla actor Sam Corlett – who plays Leif Erikson in the upcoming Netflix series – discussed with IGN that the crew making the show were working with what’s apparently the largest fleet of Viking ships in the world at the moment.
Vikings: Valhalla's Brutal Action Scenes Resulted in a Number of Cast Injuries
The cast of Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla takes pride in the fact that they do most of their own fighting and stunts for the series’ brutal action scenes. However, that pride also comes with a number of injuries during filming, including a sword to an eye, bloody knuckles, scars, and much more.
WWE 2K22: Rey Mysterio Showcase
In WWE 2K22, fans will be able to walk down memory lane and relive Rey Mysterio’s most iconic matches and moments of his career. Gameplay is mixed with live action footage, and you can check out a glimpse of it in action with a fight between Rey Mysterio and Dolph Ziggler below.
The Walking Dead Final Season Part 2: Exclusive Clip
Here’s an exclusive look at episode 10 of the final season of The Walking Dead. This scene begins to showcase the class division within the Commonwealth that will be explored in this final run of episodes.
How The Legend of Vox Machina "Farted" Out Their Characters
Catch an exclusive conversation with the entire cast of The Legend of Vox Machina and learn more about the making of the adaptation of the first campaign of Critical Role.
Everything Everywhere All At Once Cast Tries to Explain Its WTF Premise
Join Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Cutis, Stephanie Hsu, and Ke Huy Quan as they do their best to try to explain the WTF premise of the upcoming film Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Crazy Rich Asians Inspired Indiana Jones' Ke Huy Quan to Return to Acting
Ke Huy Quan, the actor that starred in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Goonies in the ‘80s, talked about how Crazy Rich Asians finally got him to consider returning to acting after choosing to work behind the scenes for years.
Raised by Wolves: Androids Becoming Human
Season 2 of Raised by Wolves has begun on Netflix, and we sat down with creator Aaron Guzikowski and stars Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, and Peter Christofferson to talk all about the new adventures the cast will go on this year.
The Adam Project: Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds Re-Write Time Travel Rules
Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds stopped by IGN Fan Fest to talk about the time travel rules of their movie and others, the possibility of this film existing in the 13 Going on 30 cinematic universe, and much more.
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals Table Read Previews a Creepy Scene
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is not set to arrive until later in 2022, but writer Adam Hines and voice actors Liz Saydah and Joe Blanco of the upcoming game stopped by IGN Fan Fest to help with the wait by performing a table read and giving a sneak peek at a scene from the game.
Even Attack On Titan's English Voice Actors Don't Know How It Will End
Attack on Titan is nearing the end of its legendary 10-year run on the air, and while fans who have read the manga may have an idea of what to expect, the show’s English voice actors are still uncertain what will happen to the characters they have been playing since 2014.
Nightingale Will Let Players Explore a 'Seemingly Endless' Number of Fae-Inhabited Realms
Nightingale is an upcoming survival game that is set to be “a magical realm-hopping adventure full of bizarre far creatures and worlds inspired by Victorian themes and fairytales.” As for how many of these mysterious worlds players will be able to explore, Nightingale’s art and audio director Neil Thompson has suggested that the amount will be “seemingly endless.”
Shenmue the Animation: Exclusive Clip
Check out an exclusive look at an upcoming episode of Shenmue the Animation alongside an intro by Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki.
DC Showcase – Constantine: The House of Mystery Trailer
We are proud to present an exclusive trailer for the upcoming DC animated short Constantine: The House of Mystery.
FROM: Exclusive Clip
Watch an exclusive clip from EPIX’s new series FROM, and see an intro by series star Harold Perrineau.