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San Diego Comic Con is pure madness. For five straight days the southern California city is packed to the brim with geeks from around the world running from panel to panel trying to see absolutely everything that they can. Fortunately, the organizers of the event seem to understand us and Sunday is classically the slowest day of the convention. But that doesnít mean there isnít some cool stuff going down too.
The official San Diego Comic Con website has posted the Saturday schedule for this yearís convention and itís filled to the brim with the movies that actually belong, including Marvelís Iron Man 3, Zack Snyderís Man of Steel, as well as upcoming epics like Peter Jacksonís The Hobbit, Guillermo Del Toroís Pacific Rim and Quentin Tarantinoís Django Unchained.
That time of year has come once again. In a couple weeks nerds from around the globe will be descending upon the southern California for the annual San Diego Comic-Con. Just as they do every year, all of the major studios will be bringing their biggest upcoming titles to show off footage and get people excited for their future blockbusters. Weíve been hearing rumors for a while now about which movies will be making their way to the convention center and which movies wonít...
It's no secret how much I love Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. I saw the film at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June and I don't believe a day since that I haven't referenced it or even thought about it in some way. Hands down it is my favorite film of the year. Needless to say I've been dying to talk to the people who made the film and at this year's Comic Con I got just that opportunity, invited to participate in a roundtable interview with the film's director.
Fans walking past the Marvel booth at San Diego Comic Con have been gushing over the latest posters by Ryan Meinerding and Charlie Wen, co-visual development supervisors for Marvel Studios. Just like last year, when booth representatives handed out illustrations by the two meant to promote Thor and Captain America, the duo created interlocking images coinciding with next yearís Avengers release.
San Diego Comic Con's Saturday Schedule Delivers Immortals, Snow White And The Huntsman And Much More
For the past couple of days the schedule for San Diego Comic Con has been finding its way online. Wednesday through Friday already promises titles ranging from Fright Night to Twilight to Prometheus and now the Saturday schedule has been posted and features even more titles headed to the big event.
he years ago, the folks behind the scheduling at San Diego Comic Con managed to irritate much of its core fanbase. It wasn't just because Twilight: New Moon, a movie that has nothing to do with comics, was getting a Hall H panel, but because the panel was scheduled right after Fox's presentation of Avatar, meaning that all of the Twihards got in early and en masse and blocked access to fans that were looking forward to seeing the first footage from James Cameron's newest film.
Legendary Pictures is a production company that, in most years, should have a presence at San Diego Comic Con. Thanks to the contracted connection with Warner Bros., Legendary has been behind comic book adaptations including Batman Begins, Watchmen, 300, The Dark Knight and Superman Returns.
While I still wish they were doing a Hall H panel so that we could get an early look at some Avengers footage, this really is probably the best way to handle promotion at Comic Con. Instead of limiting the reach to just people in Hall H at the specific moment the panel begins, everybody with a Comic Con badge throughout the weekend may have the chance to step into the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and possibly meet an actor playing their favorite superhero.
We here at Cinema Blend will be launching our San Diego Comic Con coverage on July 20th, when a bunch of us, including myself, head down to the Whale's Vagina. Until then, be sure to stay posted here as we will be sure to update on all of the cool movies, television shows and video games headed to the expo.
If you haven't been to Comic Con before, Hall H is the enormous room where the most high-profile panels are held each year, from the first footage screened from Kick-Ass to Marvel's own panel last year, which wowed everyone with very early footage from Captain America then brought the house down by bringing the entire Avengers cast out onstage.
The major studios have been spending big bucks on Comic Con promotion for movies like Megamind and Skyline and the truth is that no one really cares. For every really amazing Tron: Legacy promotion there are twenty movie promotions at Comic Con that no one pays any attention to.
In recent years, many have complained that Comic Con has changed for the worse. Despite the name of the event, the film industry has all but taken over the place. This year, however, there was a major
When youíre there in San Diego, in the nerdsweaty thick of it, itís impossible to tell what really worked at Comic Con. What plays big to the geeks dressed in brown coats and gold bikinis
Talking alongside his wife and producer Deborah Snyder, Zack revealed maybe more than he was supposed to-- I don't know for sure, of course, since I haven't seen the movie
For Clark Gregg, Thor wasn't so much an introduction to Marvel as a surprising continuation of a most unusual career path. Cast as Agent Coulson in Iron Man, a character who didn't even exist in the comic books
They play two earthbound mortals caught up in Thor's intergalactic adventure. Portman plays Thor's scientist love interest Jane Foster, while Kat Dennings is more of a sidekick role as the sarcastic Darcy
I also hit the exhibition floor for the first time since Wednesday and snapped photos of some cool stuff we had missed-- action figures from Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch, a giant Bumblebee and Voldemort
Take a look below as we dissect Thor's possible new origin story, how the Captain America footage destroyed what the Green Lantern offered earlier in the day
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