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“If you don't like this movie, I'm going to personally come up there and beat your brains in.” That was Sylvester Stallone greeting a theater filled with action-film geeks at a special advanced screening of Escape Plan, introduced by “The Italian Stallion” and his equally legendary partner in crime, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Starting things off in Hall H on Friday morning is the panel for The World's End, Edgar Wright's upcoming film, which centers on a group of childhood friends who reunite for the ultimate pub crawl, only to find themselves facing armageddon, which may prevent them from reaching The World's End, the last bar on the list.
The uncomfortable energy and chaos of preview night has been replaced by the exuberance of the first, full-fledged real day of Comic Con, which means real panels, more casting announcements and a rapid rise in the number of costumed attendees.
The big-budget adaptation of Ender's Game is already running into its share of controversy, with the studio separating itself from the anti-gay views of the book's writer, Orson Scott Card. And while the road for a big-screen Ender's Game has undeniably been paved by The Hunger Games
The guys who star in Workaholics aren't exactly household names, but they're slowly getting there, and in the middle of their Comic-Con panel today they revealed what that next step might be. Answering a fan question about their future projects, the guys...
Summit is doubling up on futuristic adaptations with their SDCC panel this year, giving fans a look at both Ender's Game and Divergent. We're covering each film with a separate live blog. This is the live-blog for Divergent which is based on a novel by Veronica Roth and stars Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior, a young woman living in dystopian Chicago where society is divided into five factions, which determined a person's way of life.
For the love of science! Europa Report is a movie that looks back at the space mission a crew embarks upon in an effort to discover life on Jupiter's moon Europa. As you might imagine, things don't go according to plan. The film arrives in theaters next month, though it's already available to rent on Amazon.
DreamWorks Animation is claiming the first movies panel of Comic-Con today, and they've wasted no time in breaking some news about one of their most anticipated upcoming films. Our Mack Rawden is in the room liveblogging the panel and he reports that after showing off an "awesome" new clip from How To Train Your Dragon 2...
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be at the center of one our most anticipated panels at this year's Comic-Con, but it turns out, we didn't have to wait until Saturday's Hall H panel for the big reveal. The above photo, taken outside the Hard Rock Hotel facing the convention center in downtown San Diego, reveals the robotic menace that we've suspected for a while would be at the center of the new X-Men films-- the Sentinels
The days leading up to San Diego Comic-Con 2013 have provided a steady stream of Godzilla-related marketing materials and teasers for big events that promise to happen in Southern California later this week. The latest is a poster that builds the famous creature out of city debris, rubble and broken building parts. It hints at the carnage that is sure to follow in Godzilla’s wake. We have the poster for you above.
Among the films featured at Comic-Con this year is Ender's Game, which is not only set to be featured in a panel, but is also on display through a walk through "fan experience," which offers a much more vivid preview of the film that's set to arrive in theaters this fall. After picking up my badge and getting some much needed sustenance after a day of traveling, I officially kicked off my 2013 Comic-Con experience by checking out HGTV and Summit's Ender's Game Fan experience.
Godzilla may not be the most hotly anticipated film promoting itself at Comic-Con this week… but that won't last long if their promotional efforts keep up like this. On top of the massive fan experience they're already planning outside the Con, and the traditional Hall H panel, the movie's team keeps releasing stuff online to those of us who don't get to go to San Diego-- including this pretty damn stunning new poster
The floodgates have opened and San Diego Comic-Con 2013 has officially begun with Preview Night, which is the first chance for fans to step on to the Con's massive exhibit hall. There are booths for everything from stuffed animals to blockbuster movies to, believe it or not, actual comics.
There's a lot of competition for grabbing attention at San Diego Comic Con, but it helps to have a blue guy on your side to rise above the pack. A full two days before their Hall H panel, Sony has released a teaser video that gives us our first look at Jamie Foxx's Electro
Half of our Cinema Blend team is currently on their way to San Diego, where they're mustering up all their courage and charging into the breach of Comic-Con International. We've already been covering the Con a ton at this point, with word on which posters will be available to buy, which stars will be appearing before the crowds, and which upcoming movies will be promoting themselves with clips, trailers, casting announcements and who knows what else.
While most reboots of decades old franchises have earned the scorn of movie fans who sneer at seemingly artless cash-grabs, 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes showed how modern tech could effectively expand on a pre-existing film world. The cutting edge motion-capture animation of WETA combined with the unique acting talents of mo-cap performance master Andy Serkis created an ape like we'd never seen before.
There are literally thousands, maybe even a million, things to buy at Comic Con, from your standard issue toys and posters to collectibles and rare comics that cost as much as that ticket to San Diego did to begin. How do you decide what to spend your cash on? That's between you and your budget, buster. But this How To Train Your Dragon 2 print might not be a bad place to start
The week of San Diego Comic-Con is always a big one for Marvel Studios, and 2013 is no different. Not only has it been announced that concept art for both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World will be available as posters at the studio’s booth on the convention floor, today we also have all of the awesome specs for the upcoming home video release of Iron Man 3.
Scripted by Dante Harper, Joby Harold, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci, the thriller is a twist on films like Harold Ramis' Groundhog Day and Duncan Jones' Source Code and stars Cruise as a soldier who finds himself caught in a time loop fighting in a war against alien invaders.
From San Diego, Gravity continues its goodwill press tour by shifting into a more conventional awards season trot. As we reported earlier, Cuaron’s film – which follows a pair of astronauts stranded after a space explosion – will open this year’s Venice Film Festival. After that, it’s expected to stop at the Toronto International Film Festival and, possibly, Telluride.