Warner Bros. may have some big news leading up to the assembly of Justice League eventually with a Batman and Superman movie in the works, but today they assembled the world of LEGO with a fantastic panel for their animated The LEGO Movie from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller. This is quickly becoming one of my more anticipated movies of 2014, and today the panel got me even more excited. First of all, it was announced that in addition to Channing Tatum voicing Superman and Will Arnett voicing Batman, Jonah Hill is playing Green Lantern and Cobie Smulders is playing Wonder Woman. So at least we get a LEGO Justice League next year. More below!
Following the recent first look photo, the fan fueled film adaptation of the TV series Veronica Mars came to Comic-Con and showed off the first footage from the cult favorite project. The video shown in Hall H acts as a featurette, chronicling the surprising Kickstarter success of the film, even showing fans reacting to the good news, and then leads right into the first official footage from the film starring Kristen Bell, in a short teaser trailer of sorts. Those who aren't fans of the original series might be confused, and the footage feels like a TV movie, for better or worse, but maybe this'll bring a new audience to the property. Watch below!
This is the big one. Saturday at Comic-Con 2013, the beginning of a long but exciting day inside Hall H. Warner Bros is kicking off the day with their 3-hour long panel that is packed with a handful of movies that we're incredibly excited about: Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, Sergey Bodrov's Seventh Son, Noam Murro's 300: Rise of an Empire, Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, Phil Lord & Chris Miller's The LEGO Movie, and Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow. There may be big surprises, tons of never-seen-before footage, reveals, interviews, appearances and much more. We'll be live blogging the full panel from start to finish. Read on!
On Thursday afternoon, media at Comic-Con received an odd email from FilmDistrict's publicity: "For those attending San Diego Comic Con 2013, we invite you to search for our Oldboy Hotel Escorts who are waiting to serve you." Yes, you read that right. Hotel "escorts", as in, you know what - right? Is this for real? Apparently it is, but don't get too excited. They're only pretty girls walking around posing for photos with big yellow umbrellas, like the one seen on the first funky Oldboy poster. They just hit the streets today and I snapped a few photos and grabbed a door tag before they walked off. Interesting marketing at Comic-Con.
"Dead or alive, you're coming with me." We just finished the big Sony Hall H panel at Comic-Con 2013, which included major presentations for a few of their big upcoming projects. First, they showed us footage from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which looks as fun as the first one. But the biggest reveals included our first look at any footage from Jose Padilha's RoboCop remake with Joel Kinnaman, and Marc Webb's sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spidey. While we still have another day of Hall H panels, the Spider-Man 2 footage is the best Hall H footage I've seen so far.
It's time to kick off one of our most anticipated presentations inside Hall H at Comic-Con 2013 - the big two hour long Sony/Screen Gems panel. We were at the same Sony panel two years ago when they unveiled Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man for the first time and it was an unforgettable experience. This year they're bringing back The Amazing Spider-Man 2, along with the animated sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and the RoboCop remake, among a few other surprises (hopefully). We'll be live blogging from Hall H non-stop for the next two hours if you're curious to find out what happens this year.
Universal just finished up the Comic-Con panel for Kick-Ass 2, and while this is certainly the place for exclusive footage, in this case, the Internet wins. A new four-minute trailer just debuted here in Hall H, but director Jeff Wadlow told the crowd that the red band trailer arriving online would be a much more violent, and profanity laden trailer, and he wasn't lying. There's some hard hits, blood splashing and plenty of naughty words from Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Jim Carrey, plus some cool moments for John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and more new cast members. This is going to be wild.
"If you succeed, you will be remembered as a hero." Is it looking better? The first major panel of Comic-Con 2013 where brand new footage was debuted was hosted by Summit Entertainment. The studio, now owned by Lionsgate, brought in two sci-fi adaptations - Divergent, directed by Neil Burger, and Ender's Game, directed by Gavin Hood. How was the footage? Let's get into the discussion. Comic-Con is all about bringing in the kind of footage that blows us away, even if it's raw without effects, though that wasn't the case with Ender's Game - which looks better and better every month. Divergent, on the other hand, didn't impress.
The Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con doesn't arrive until tomorrow, but the studio and Legendary Entertainment have some goodies that fans can try to get ahold of here. Six gritty and bloody character posters for 300: Rise of an Empire have just appeared online featuring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro and more. The first trailer surfaced not too long ago, and seemed to deliver exactly what fans of the first film want. The visual style is there, but we're hoping it's not just a retread of sweaty, bloody, slow-motion action and has a cool story, courtesy of Frank Miller's comic.
Not every Comic-Con tease is a winner, and this poster calling attention to the beginning of production of The Crow reboot in 2014 seems to be a dud. Sure the artwork featured is in the same vein as the comic book that's inspiring the adaptation, but this looks like a hastily made fan creation that you might find in the disappointing end of Artist's Alley. Why not feature some real concept art with Luke Evans in wardrobe as The Crow, or just some sort of stylish teaser poster? Yes, this is Comic-Con, but there has to be something better to get fans of The Crow excited for the film finally coming together. Am I wrong? Look!
Here at Comic-Con, 20th Century Fox has only confirmed that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Wolverine will be part of the big panel in Hall H. But the studio also teased a bit of a surprise. While there's the chance an X-Force movie might be officially announced, there might also be a treat for those waiting to see some footage from X-Men: Days of Future Past. Why do we say that? Well, it's Comic-Con, and we just spotted Trask Industries outside of our hotel. For those unaware, in the X-Men universe, Trask Industries is the company responsible for creating the Sentinels, tasked with keeping mutants in control, and they've brought part of their robot creation to show off, along with some Trask propaganda poster art.
Time to take a trip to Battle School and train with the International Fleet. At Comic-Con this year, Summit arranged and presented the "Ender's Game Fan Experience", a massive walk-through exhibit featuring real sets, real props and real costumes from the movie. Similar to the Godzilla Encounter, everything about this place is themed to the Ender's Game science fiction movie (give or take the dopey HGTV sponsorship) including jump suit-clad guides and futuristic set pieces galore. It's cool to see in person, especially if you're a big fan of the book like I am, but I wish they had more footage to show or a presentation at the beginning.