Details on Joss Whedon & Morgan Spurlock's Comic-Con Doc
by Ethan Anderton
May 21, 2010
Back in February we learned that fanboy favorite filmmaker Joss Whedon and documentarian Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?) were teaming up for a documentary following a group of fans making their way to the annual geek-fest that is Comic-Con. Now Variety has the official word on what has been titled Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope which will see Whedon and Spurlock collaborating with comics legend Stan Lee and Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News. The doc will follow seven fans from across America, and the world, as they descend upon Comic-Con this year.
Spurlock will direct with filming starting in June and concluding at Comic-Con itself, which takes place late July in San Diego. So there's only two months left before a a plethora of nerds, dorks, and geeks head to the convention, which isn't just about comics anymore, but focuses on everything pop culture. Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull is producing and says, "We look forward to capturing the spirit, energy and people that Comic-Con has infused into legions of fans, bringing these audiences and projects out of the halls and onto a world stage." Spurlock's enthusiasm sounds a little less like a canned, promo quote and makes the project sound more personal:
"When I was a kid, comics changed my life and my world," Spurlock said. "So when I got to San Diego, I felt like I was home. It was such an overwhelming experience for me, and I soon found out that I was not alone. So for me to get to share the experience of Comic-Con with fans all over the world will be an incredible opportunity."
So if you're heading down to the San Diego Comic-Con this year like the rest of us here at FirstShowing.net, then this might be your chance to be caught on film in a major motion picture (albeit just a documentary). Make sure you pack your best superhero shirt, don't forget those Vulcan ears, and show enough skin to get endless double takes from horny nerds, although if that Batman suit is feeling a bit snug around the gut, it might be time to hit the treadmill. But if you won't be able to join in all the craziness at Comic-Con this year, just stay tuned as we'll be giving you all the coverage you can handle soon enough. As for the doc, it sounds like it will be quite awesome as well. Any readers out there amongst the documentary's subjects?