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Jackman's story sounds kind of fantastical given how incredibly popular he is, but having now attended San Diego Comic-Con for the last four years I can tell you that it's actually a fairly believable story. Between the insane crowds, all of the rushing around and the dank smell of nerd sweat that lingers in the air, it's occasionally hard to fully process your surroundings.
I learned the stench a mass of nerds camping out leaves. I felt the horrific annoyance of going through an exit and having to walk in a giant circle to get back to an entrance. For the first time, I truly took it all in.
Even though the surprise might have gotten a little spoiled, the arrival of the entire X-Men: Days of Future Past cast onstage at Comic-Con last Saturday was still a huge moment, inspiring the kind of emotional reactions in comics fans that are usually reserved for the Twilight screamers in Hall H (and hey, who says Ian McKellen doesn't deserve the Robert Pattinson treatment?)
Before all of the madness went down in Hall H, I had the chance to dig deep into the movie with the directors in a one-on-one interview a few hours before the big Marvel Studios panel. Check out our conversation below, in which the Russos talk about how the movie sets up the events in The Avengers 2, Black Widow’s ever changing morality, and more.
"I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you."
Comic-Con 2013 is a wrap! Hopefully you were following along with our coverage as it happened at our hubs for movies and television-- but hey, maybe you had actual plans for your weekend. To close the books on the Con for good-- except for a few more interviews that will be popping up in the next few days-- here are the personal highlights of the Con from the people who were there, from big Hall H panels to kids dressed up in superhero costumes
Comic-Con is over, and all the biggest news from the event-- the new title for The Avengers 2, the role Benicio del Toro will play in Guardians of the Galaxy, the Superman-Batman showdown-- have been chewed over by us endlessly. But that doesn't mean it's not worth revisiting the hype and excitement one last time, by watching the entire Marvel Studios panel in the video above
This year's installment of San Diego Comic-Con has wound down, but that doesn't mean it's too late to relive all the memories. Just as we did for the first three days of the convention, we've got a roundup of the best costumes, signs, and everything else worth seeing on the final day of the convention. Bonus points if you can identify most of the costumes-- it's a lot harder than it seems
It wasn't a surprise that Guardians of the Galaxy showed up at Comic-Con-- as we've learned in the past, Marvel Studios is a big fan of pulling out the unexpected at Comic-Con, even bringing in the casts of movies that are currently in production on the other side of the globe. What was a surprise, though, is how much the very rough Guardians of the Galaxy footage blew the crowd away
Technically the appearance from the Guardians of the Galaxy cast at Comic-Con last night was a surprise, since they started shooting the film just two weeks ago all the way across the world in London. But Marvel Studios is famous not only for their surprises, but for going the extra mile to make it happen, so the entire cast and director James Gunn hopped on a plane from London to walk on to the Hall H stage and blow the crowd away with the earliest scraps of footage from their movie
The headline kind of says it all-- Tom Hiddleston took the stage at the very start of the Marvel panel at Comic-Con, dressed in full Loki regalia, and pulled a classic Loki move-- told the assembled crowd that they wanted to be ruled by him, and demanded their loyalty in exchange for "what you need."
Marvel Studios has done it again. Just like they have for the past few years, the comic book movie makers once again brought their A-game to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con and managed to completely blow fans’ minds in the process.
For whatever reason, the jokes and the crazy stories were flying throughout the two sitdowns, which featured the casts of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Of course, not all humor translates overly well when the moment is lost, but I’ve gone ahead and selected five quotes or stories that are pretty damn funny.
Who is The Collector? Oh, just an enormously powerful, billions of years-old being who can see the future and has a giant collection of priceless artifacts from across the galaxy-- hence the name. He also tends to tangle with the Avengers, at once point in the comics even forcing Iron Man to work on his side
We were pretty sure it was going to happen, but seeing it all roll out in real life was still pretty cool. The entire cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past-- including two versions of both Magneto and Professor X!-- took the stage at Comic-Con today, joined by Bryan Singer to give fans a first look at the massive superhero sequel due in theaters next year.