Wise man say: "Forgiveness is divine, but never pay pull price for late pizza." Truer words were never spoken, and thankfully, the pizza arrived right on time at Comic-Con in San Diego with Paramount Pictures making a big push for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Today the Comic-Con Interactive Zone set up our heroes pizza box couch with the film's trailer conveniently playing on a flatscreen. Thankfully, there weren't only empty pizza boxes as Pizza Hut handed out slices in a box designed by illustrator and designer Scott Derby. But the real action came from the turtles' signature pizza thrower, a big pie-flinging tank. Look!
"That there is a dame to kill for." If there is a movie perfect for Comic-Con it's Sin City, adapted from Frank Miller's beloved graphic novel by genre mastermind Robert Rodriguez. Among the many promotions at Comic-Con 2014 is the "Sin City Experience" connected to the upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which finally hits theaters this August after being delayed for years. The experience features a background skyline display, DJ booth, giveaways but most importantly - a selection of six classic cars from the movie. We stopped by early on to snap a few photos of the sleek vintage vehicles parked in San Diego.
Following yesterday's debut of two concept art posters from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, two more posters have debuted today, and it seems like there's going to be a whole batch of posters that will connect to show off a huge battle between Earth's mightiest heroes. Yesterday's posters showed off Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and newcomer Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) but today we get Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Captain America (Chris Evans), all fighting a ton of Ultron's robots. And if you look at the Black Widow poster, you'll see part of Thor's hammer to the left and Hulk's big arm to the right. Look!
"He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector." Taking place this week is Comic-Con 2014, but it's also the 75th Anniversary of Batman, the comic book superhero created by Bob Kane. In honor of the anniversary, DC's booth is filled with Batman everything, including costumes, capes and masks from every single Batman movie (photos in our showfloor gallery). While many fans are scrambling for a look at the older costumes, few seem to realize the new "Batfleck" costume is there, too. They're showing off Ben Affleck's Batman cape & cowl from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (seen before) at the Con and we have photos.
There's been a plethora of hype for The Avengers: Age of Ultron over the past week, but that's because we're about to see the first bit of footage from the sequel here at Comic-Con in San Diego. The movie won't arrive until next summer, but Marvel loves to hype up their future releases (as we've seen since they're staking out dates way ahead of time). But this is all good news for fans, because it means they can get their hands on some cool commemorative stuff like two concept art posters that were handed out at the convention today at Marvel's booth. These two feature Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) battling Ultron's army, and we think more are probably on the way this week. Look!
It is my tradition to kick off Comic-Con by walking the showfloor on preview night and taking photos of anything movie-related that interests me. This year the showfloor is overrun with Batman galore, because today is "Batman Day" celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the DC Comics superhero. There were also some new discoveries including Smaug at Weta and Hunger Games guards. I made my way through the crowds and snapped as many shots as I could before getting out, but there will certainly be more to come at the end (as I always head back again). For now, take a look at our preview night gallery with lots of toys and props.
To kick off Comic-Con 2014, Legendary Pictures sent us an exclusive invite to be the first inside their booth (#3920) on the convention floor where attendees can partake in the Crimson Peak Gothic Gallery. We were lucky enough to get a personal tour from Guillermo del Toro, introducing us to some cool artifacts from the film inside an almost claustrophobic replica of the haunted house that will be featured in the horror flick slated for release in 2015. The gallery takes you behind the curtain, literally, and duplicates the organic feel of the house, as it sounds like a living, breathing thing, complete with goodies.
Hey Hank! With Comic-Con 2014 kicking off today, we're going a bit crazy with Marvel Studios buzz, between new release dates, hype about Saturday's panel, buzz about the Guardians of the Galaxy release and so much more. The latest debut is this poster - a comic book art poster for Marvel's Ant-Man, which is now being directed by Peyton Reed, but will still star Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, with Evangeline Lilly in the mix, too. We expect to hear (and hopefully see) a lot more about this comic book movie in the next few days as Comic-Con swings its doors open. For now, feast your eyes on this art and tell us if you are excited.
"He also happens to be a robot." Meet Chappie, a boy kidnapped by criminals who becomes an adopted son of a "strange and dysfunctional family". The first promo banner for Neill Blomkamp's third film, Chappie, has been found inside of the halls of Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego. The Con has been launching grounds for Blomkamp's last two sci-fi creations, Elysium and District 9, and while Sony doesn't have his latest film listed on any panels yet, it will be getting a reveal here as indicated by this banner. It's a very wide promo banner positioned right above the entrance doors, showing the robot drawing child-like sketches on a wall. Sharlto Copley stars as Chappie, joined by Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Dev Patel. Photos below.
There's no doubt that Comic-Con is the place to be for fans excited about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I with the trailer premiering here in San Diego this weekend before hitting Samsung tablets exclusively. And now there's one more goodie in store to spark the revolution as WK Interact was commissioned by Lionsgate to create this Comic-Con exclusive poster. It's got a guerrilla revolution graffiti style to it, almost like it's a poster for a rock band or something like that. But of course the symbol of the Mockingjay is easily spotted. Check out yesterday's living statue portraits, and stay tuned for more! Look!
By now, mostly everyone is familiar with the pop culture convention known as Comic-Con. But that's wasn't always the case. In fact, the convention has a long history well before the dawn of the internet, when everything from the convention was disseminated for all eyes around the world to see. While we're preparing our coverage for the rest of the week straight from the San Diego Convention Center, you can take the time to quickly learn the history of the nerd mecca that started off in hotel basements, and has turned into one of the biggest events of the year, taking over the bay city known as a whale's vagina. Watch below!
There might not be a Pixar film in theaters this year, but that doesn't mean the animation studio doesn't have something in store for fans. This Christmas, a new TV special is coming around Christmastime called Toy Story That Time Forgot. There will be a sneak preview of the ABC TV special at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 24th, and that's where you can get ahold of a cool poster designed by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. That might seem like a weird match-up, but when you see the poster with a dinosaur warrior that has a mace in his hand, it'll all make sense. The Halloween short was fun, and this seems cool too. Look!