BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Everyone will be able to get a close look at the movie for themselves when the Man of Steel teaser runs in front of The Dark Knight Rises next week, but in the meanwhile, the movie's Comic Con poster has gone online, and yes, it's got plenty of that dark tone to go around too. Take a look below
Itís been nearly a decade since Peter Jackson took us back to the world of Middle Earth, but that streak ends this December. Adapting the first novel written by J.R.R. Tolkein, the legendary New Zealand director will be taking us on an unexpected journey as Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, and a gang of dwarfs head to the Lonely Mountain to reclaim a long lost treasure from a dragon named Smaug.
To be honest, it would have been more surprising if they didn't pair the Superman movie trailer with Batman-- after all, they're not just from the same DC Comics universe, but Christopher Nolan is serving as a producer on Man of Steel, and Warner Bros. is clearly trying to position Superman as their new marquee hero
2011 was the year of Green Lantern, 2012 is the year of The Dark Knight Rises, and 2013 will be the year of Man of Steel. Superman has been absent from cinemas since 2006ís Superman Returns and fans have been yearning to see the original superhero back on the big screen. Next year director Zack Snyder will be taking us back the city of Metropolis...
It's kind of funny to pair up Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman for interviews about The Hobbit. They're both stars of the movie, of course, with Serkis returning to his role as Gollum and Freeman stepping in as Bilbo Baggins, and have plenty to say about their return to Middle Earth
I covered Django Unchained interviews with Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins and Christoph Waltz. The latter talked to us about the reports that Tarantino has changed his script during the filming process, leading to possible delays.
today in Hall H, after the Pacific Rim presentation ended, a surprise trailer for Godzilla screened for the thrilled audience. They also announced that Gareth Edwards, who formerly made the indie Monsters, will be directing the Godzilla remake-- then Edwards himself took the stage in front of an ecstatic crowd
Guillermo Del Toro loves Comic Con. Every year that he has a film coming out the Hellboy director his way down to San Diego to visit his fans and give them a glimpse at his new project. Fortunately for us, 2012 is one of those years. For the last few months Del Toro has been hard at work putting together Pacific Rim his new sci-fi epic about giant robots fighting against giant monsters for the future of mankind.
A couple months ago, before any trailers or footage came online, Quentin Tarantino took a trip to the Cannes Film Festival to present the first look at his upcoming film Django Unchained. And now that footage has made its way to Comic Con.
I have just arrived in the absolutely packed convention center and I am now just waiting for the panel to begin. We still donít know who exactly will be on hand to answer questions and show off footage, but if you refresh this article and follow our live blog below I will guide you through every minute. And come back later to read full descriptions of all the Django Unchained footage we get to see!
Headed into theaters next summer (June 7, 2013) is M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth, a sci-fi film that'll have Will and Jaden Smith once again teamed up as father and son. The After Earth panel here at Comic Con in San Diego will not only focus on the upcoming movie, but also the comic book After Earth: Innocence, which will introduce Smiths' characters Kitai and Cypher Raige.
Did you really think Tony Stark wouldn't give himself an upgrade for his third movie? Iron Man 3 is in production now in North Carolina, but the folks at Marvel managed to lend out the latest Iron Man armor to make for an excellent Comic Con surprise. This morning the latest suit debuted on the convention floor
Here at Comic Con there are some people who are treated like gods. Joss Whedon is one of these people. Responsible for fan favorite television shows and movies like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, The Avengers, the filmmaker is absolutely beloved by geeks and there is no greater geek haven than San Diego in July.
It's not hard for Marvel to get their faithful fans to do pretty much anything-- the amount of people dressed as Captain America or Iron Man around the San Diego convention center pretty much constitute a small army-- but the fans really went above and beyond the last few days
Joseph Gordon-Levitt had one hell of a 2011, making movies with Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), and then Rian Johnson, reuniting with his Brick director to star in the time-travel thriller Looper
Highlights from day 2: Female slasher villains, smoking Gambit, a Fandango bag that almost got trampled, Earthworm Jim, a dog dressed as a biker on a tiny remote control motorcycle, an awesome Wolverine, an Axe Cop family, Apocalypse meeting the Dark Phoenix, He-Man sword check, Sherlock (Cumberbatch style), Coors Light Gladiator, Deadpool and the Iron Spider, and a TON of DC heroes and villains.
With all due respect to Total Recall and Looper, which each look fantastic, most of us packed into Hall H for Sonyís panel to get our first official look at Elysium, the anticipated sci-fi thriller from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. The director is bringing Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, producer Simon Kinberg and what we hope is some groundbreaking footage as the Hall H day comes to a close.
Sonyís Hall H panel shifts gears from the futuristic expanse of Len Wisemanís Total Recall to the time travel thrills of Rian Johnsonís Looper, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis playing versions of the same person locked in a battle that could mean one of them has to die.
Up first, Len Wiseman's Total Recall, based on the Philip K. Dickís story ďWe Can Remember It For You Wholesale.Ē They're ready to start. We expect to see Wiseman on stage with stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Bryan Cranston. Here we go!
The Game of Thrones panel left Hall H in tatters. Itís up to Resident Evil: Retribution to sweep up the pieces and re-energize this San Diego Comic Con crowd with the promise of zombies, guns and Milla Jovovich in skin-tight leather.