NYCC's four-day run, more than 130,000 people came to the Javits Center at the edge of Manhattan to revel in all things geek culture. According to the paper, this beats out San Diego International Comic Con's headcount, and thereby solidifies NYCC's place as major cultural force.
Comic Con, of course, isn't just about what the big studios and TV networks bring; it's about comics and toys and T-shirts and video games and above all, fans. So one of the best parts of trekking out to New York Comic Con is always seeing what the fans have worn to get into the spirit, and this year was no exception. Kristy scoured the floor for the best costumes she could find, and you can check out the impressive results in the gallery below
When Bruce took his seat, it was clear he was holding court, and he immediately began to—not explain—but declare why it was time for "new blood" in the Evil Dead franchise, though this got off to a rocky start. When he suggested he is too old "to strap on that chainsaw one last time," and the crowd responded with booming boos! In response, Bruce shrugged and joked, if we say so Evil Dead 4 will happen.
The panel included, from left to right, Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner) and Marvel President Kevin Feige. Hit play below, take a listen, and experience the New York Comic Con magic for yourself, minus the enormous crowds and slight body odor. It's a win-win!
Coming right after a very slow and very dull panel for The Walking Dead, yesterday's New York Comic Con panel for The Avengers felt especially bright and energetic, with a dozen female audience members stepping up to the mic to compliment Tom Hiddleston on his body
The final panel of the day at New York Comic Con is by far the most highly anticipated-- the Avengers are assembling in the IGN Theater, and I'm on hand for as much live-blogging action as a human can handle. Rumor has it that Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Chris Evans will be in the house, along with Marvel president Kevin Feige, but who knows what other surprises might be in store
Sony Pictures is the first major studio to hold a panel in the IGN Theater at New York Comic Con, and though they announced it as just being for Ghost Rider, they brought footage from several of their upcoming projects and required 3D glasses to view it. I wasn't planning to liveblog it until the extra footage became part of the presentation, so here's what I've been able to type up
New York Comic Con is in full swing in midtown Manhattan, and while it's a smaller event than its sister Con in San Diego, it's still packed full of people in some of the most elaborate costumes you'll ever see. I deeply regret missing the chance to photograph the spot-on Mister T
If you are going to do an Block sequel, it would make sense to have it begin minutes after the first one ends, with the exhausted street rats having to muster the strength to respond to, as Cornish says, the next wave of alien attackers. You could easily go bigger, expanding into more recognizable parts of London.
The Marvel presentation will be by far the biggest for movie fans at the Con, though other film panels include conversations with the cast of the upcoming Red Tails, a spotlight on this summer's Conan the Barbarian, and for some reason, a panel dedicated to Essential Killing, Vincent Gallo's extremely divisive festival sensation.
Each of the interviews are about three minutes long-- standard for those lickety-split press lines-- and you can watch them all below. Between these interviews and our
The trailer starts off in New York, of all places, where Winstead's tough scientist character Kate Lloyd is convinced by Eric Christian Olsen's character to join a Norwegian research expedition in Antarctica
The gunplay and general assassin stuff is clearly what everyone in the Comic Con crowd showed up to see, but I'm more interested in what we saw of Wright bringing his lush, meticulous filmmaking style
I cannot wait for Your Highness to come out on April 8 next year touting its Oscar-nominated stars… as it shows clips of them smoking pot out of medieval-style bongs
To put that "punching something" bit in context, the question was couched in terms of Superman Returns being a disappointment, and wanting to see Superman get back to being a man of action