Comic-Con Teases: Godzilla Surprise + Maybe Marvel's Guardians?
With the official programming being announced this week and only two weeks left until Comic-Con, things are getting quite exciting. While a number of announcements have been made, including that The Hobbit and even Neill Blomkamp's Elysium will be delivering a full-on presentation in Hall H, there are always surprises. The studios usually do a good job keeping things under wraps until the big show, but a few little tidbits seem to have leaked out. The biggest one, worth noting, is that there may be a big Godzilla surprise during Warner Bros' Hall H panel on Saturday, which will likely already feature Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.
You can see the complete schedule as updates arrive here, or on the Comic-Con website. In the meantime, here's what we've heard. Latino Review (via Movies.com) reveals that Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim panel will feature a big surprise for Godzilla, Legendary Pictures' new take being written by Max Borenstein, with Gareth Edwards (Monsters) slated to direct. He won't reveal what, but says: "I hear the presentation is SICK! … Godzilla will stomp both the audio and video systems within Hall H two weeks from this Saturday! I'll be there to witness it myself. I can already envision them shutting down the lights, hearing Godzilla's roar, and the crowd going wild!" Me too. And I can't wait to be right there and find out what they show us!
This isn't the only bit of early Comic-Con news recently. Earlier in the week, word started to get around that Marvel's next big project due May of 2014 would be Guardians of the Galaxy. Eventually it ended up getting confirmed on sites like THR and Variety, but have a good feeling that this news was premature, and they're saving the big announcements for Comic-Con. All we know for now is that there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy movie - but who is directing? Latino Review does state: "It will be announced as Marvel's second 2014 movie at Comic Con… Thanos is in it… It will 'lead up to' The Avengers 2 in 2015." Whoa.
Beyond that, who knows what else Marvel may bring? Earlier this week we also wrote about Edgar Wright shooting his Ant-Man test reel - maybe they will show that as another big surprise during Marvel's Iron Man 3 panel on Saturday? Who knows, we'll find out in two weeks. Either way, it sounds like this will be a very exciting year at the San Diego Comic-Con with many surprises. Don't worry, we'll cover everything as closely as we can. In the meantime, this is the latest we've heard, so stay tuned for updates. Sound good?