Comic-Con 2012: 'Man of Steel' + 'Godzilla' + 'Pacific Rim' Video Blog
by Alex Billington
July 15, 2012
One of the best Hall H panels I have ever attended in my 7 year history at Comic-Con happened yesterday in San Diego. Warner Bros, giving us a look at four or five of their biggest projects coming up, rocked the convention center and Hall H full of nearly 7000 fans with some of the most exciting footage we've seen and entertaining Q&As non-stop. The panel ran two and a half hours, covering Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, a reveal for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, Zack Snyder's Superman reboot Man of Steel, and of course, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. It was this event where many of us emerged very impressed by what we saw.
Following the panel, I met up with Ethan and Ben, both writers with FirstShowing for a quick video blog outside the convention center discussing everything we saw at Warner Bros' Comic-Con 2012 presentation.
The more I think back to it now, the footage that impressed me the most came from Godzilla, though I also really loved what I saw of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, I think it's headed in the right direction. Both of these movies look incredible and we've barely seen anything besides just a first glimpse. As for Pacific Rim, since I wasn't a big fan of Hellboy 2, I've been nervous about Guillermo getting back in, but this reminded me why he's great and it looks like he's going all out with giant robots vs monsters. Finally, it was wonderful to journey back into Middle Earth with Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman and Sir Ian McKellen from The Hobbit, especially with a full 12 minutes of footage. I didn't want it to end! Why isn't it December yet? Soon.
We always love discussing this in person and hope you have enjoyed our video blogs from Comic-Con 2012.