Comic-Con Teases: Godzilla Surprise + Maybe Marvel's Guardians?

June 29, 2012
Source: Latino Review

Gareth Edwards / Godzilla

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 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 ConThanos 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?

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No , Not Only Good Alex But REALLY F-ING AwEsOmE

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 29, 2012


Excting news. I can't wait...I doner if there is any reason in particular that they are going to have this surprise be during the Pacific Rim panel. I mean, obviously both are giant monster movies and Pacific Rim could very well revive the genre and make it the next big thing Hollywood goes after....but I'm curious if there is anything more to it...

Chris_G on Jun 29, 2012


Damn, I'm really hoping that Garth Edwards finally gives us a Godzilla that actually looks, sounds and moves very similar to the original Toho Godzilla. Now, when are we finally going to see Sgt. Rock on the big screen?

Hattori Hanzo on Jun 30, 2012


So you've written 3 paragraphs to tell us there might be some news. Desperate post? Wait till you have some real news hey.

Whatpoo on Jun 30, 2012


Love the Godzilla news...won't get to excited until something solid presents itself...but one can hope. As for the GOTG, i'm going to assume this the more modern team from 2008 after Annihilation. Which is quite interesting, as this could make for some really cool GOTG/Avengers interaction later. 3 options i see, is either the War of Kings line, or The Thanos Imperative line...or they could wing it and make a new story. Personally i would go the way the War of Kings line...the creation of The Fault energy rift and the 21st Century time link could work with the introduction of the Avengers to the GOTG universe... Thanos, the Inhumans, Gladiator, Vulcan as possible enemies....sounds awesome!

VI0LAT0R on Jun 30, 2012


I'm actually bugging out right now GOG will lead to avengers O_O I can't wait to see rocket raccoon on the big screen...

Andre Russell on Jun 30, 2012


I cant wait being a diehard Godzilla fan this is music to my ears. Comic Con cant come any quicker!

Vincent Vagasky on Jun 30, 2012

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