Video Blog: Alex Buzzes About WonderCon Footage with SlashFilm
by Alex Billington
March 18, 2012
I love comic conventions, especially when they're packed with exciting footage and panels. WonderCon, the smaller sister of Comic-Con, usually in San Francisco every spring, was held in Anaheim (temporarily this year) this weekend. Saturday is movie day, and the studios brought quite a force, with presentations for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Ridley Scott's Prometheus, Battleship, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Rian Johnson's Looper. I met up with three guys from SlashFilm afterward for a hype-filled discussion on all the footage we saw and what impressed us the most.
The video blog was recorded with Peter Sciretta, Germain Lussier and Adam Quigley, all writers for SlashFilm, at the Anaheim Convention Center in the evening after all the presentations. Watch it here:
My favorite new trailer was definitely Rian Johnson's Looper, it looks awesome, way better than I was expecting both in action and effects and everything, and I can't wait for everyone to see it. I also really loved the footage for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, honestly I just think it looks like a visually-stunning action movie, that makes Abe Lincoln a badass. I love Timur's style, I say bring it on. But of course, the best of all was Prometheus, especially because we got to see the trailer debut in 3D (since it was actually shot in 3D) and it looks so unbelievably amazingly good, I can't stand it. The panel went over well, Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof are awesome guys, and Michael Fassbender is spectacular. The Amazing Spider-Man footage was the exact same we saw at the preview event last month, but it still looked awesome to see again.
That's all for WonderCon, it was one day of panels and footage. I'll be posting interviews with Marc Webb, director of Amazing Spider-Man, and Rian Johnson, director of Looper, in the next day. Stay tuned!