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The /Film crew is gearing up for San Diego Comic Con 2014, which officially begins Thursday morning (but has a show floor preview night on Wednesday). Traveling to San Diego will be Russ Fischer, Germain Lussier, Angie Han, Christopher Stipp and myself – Peter Sciretta.
Coverage: We’ll be covering all the interesting movie and tv events at the convention, so stay tuned to /Film for extensive coverage. Here is a list of things we plan on covering/have covered:
- Wednesday Night: Warcraft weapons, Heavy Metal, Acme and Nucleus art prints, Crimson Peak tour, Pixels arcade, Thunderbirds remake, The Flash pilot, the Constantine pilot, Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art and photos from the show floor.
- Thursday: New Toy Story short film, Pacific Rim Oculus Rift, the new Batman v Superman Batsuit, Goosebumps recap, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer, Christopher Nolan, new Interstellar trailer, Ninja Turtle scene descriptions, Black Widow motorcycle, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Penguins of Madagascar reaction, Hannibal gag reel and new cast, Star Wars Rebels video blog, Maze Runner reactions and Project Almanac.
- Friday: The Walking Dead Season 5 trailer and panel, Loki’s staff, Game of Thrones gag reel and season 5 casting, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D cast additions, new Horns trailer, Agent Carter directors, The Last of Us movie, Evil Dead TV show Everly, Maze Runner sequel concept art, Tusk trailer
- Saturday: Warner Bros (Jupiter Ascending, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hobbit, Batman v Superman), Legendary Pictures (Dracula Untold, As Above So Below, Warcraft, Crimson Peak and possibly more), The Boxtrolls, Sin City 2, Marvel Studios (Avengers 2, Ant-Man and probably more surprises), Fight Club
Note that the dates listed are for the presentations or screenings, we may be posting coverage for some of these the next morning. Also its Comic Con so there is likely to be a bunch of announced surprises, so keep checking /Film from Wednesday to Sunday to find out what happens.
Meet-Up: We unfortunately don’t time to do a meet-up at this year’s con, but catch for updates on our twitter feeds (mine is @slashfilm). If you see us running around San Diego, come up and say hello!
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Fox brought the new Hitman movie, Hitman: Agent 47, to Comic Con today via an understated panel that featured actors Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware. Rupert Friend, who plays the title character, an assassin introduced in the video game series from Eidos and Square Enix, was unable to attend Comic Con thanks to the shooting schedule for his primary gig, Homeland. Friend offered up a brief intro to the panel via a video message, and the panelists premiered a trailer that showed this new cinematic adaptation of the Hitman games. We can’t yet embed the trailer, but we can give you the panel rundown after the break. Read More »
By now, you’ve probably seen the trailer for Kevin Smith‘s Tusk. And if not, click here and check it out. Revealed in Smith’s annual Hall H panel at Comic-Con, the footage shows a very different Smith from the “snoochie boochies” days of the past. This is a Smith with something messed up to say. And, according to the writer/director/podcaster, he’s going to be saying much more of it.
On his panel, Smith also revealed Tusk is the first film in what he hopes will be a trilogy of films he called “The True North Trilogy.” Likely a reference to a similar Canadian setting, Tusk would be followed by Yoga Hosers (which Smith wants to make next, and be PG-13) and a new movie called Moose Jaws which he described as “Jaws, with a moose.” All three films would return the same actors as Tusk. Read more about the Kevin Smith True North Trilogy below Read More »
“I don’t want to die in Canada.” That’s Wallace, (Justin Long), a guy who interviews people to learn their odd stories, but he becomes the subject of one after talking to the wrong Canadian. In Tusk, the new film from writer/director Kevin Smith, we follow Wallace as he finds a new story through an old sailor (Michael Parks). This sailor, as it turns out, has different ideas about dying — he doesn’t want to die alone — and it doesn’t seem to be human companionship that he seeks. When Wallace turns up at the sailor’s house, things go from odd to weird to really, really bad in a pretty short span of time. And then, the sailor tries to turn Wallace into a walrus. Watch the Tusk trailer here. Read More »
As expected last week, and sure to be confirmed Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con, multiple trades are reporting that James Gunn will in fact write and direct a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy. Learn more about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 director news after the jump. Read More »
Boom Studios has announced a Star Trek Planet of the Apes crossover at 2014 Comic Con. The comic book crossover will pair the original U.S.S. Enterprise crew with Taylor, Nova and the cast from the original Planet of the Apes film. As for the plot, here is a quick tease:
“With the Klingons secretly backing a renegade gorilla general in a coup for control of Ape City, Captain Kirk finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having to help out Dr. Zaius’ orangutans”
Read the full press release after the jump and check out the full cover for the Star Trek Planet of the Apes crossover comic book.
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Earlier today we ran early reactions from the first screening of The Maze Runner, all of which were overwhelmingly positive. At today’s 20th Century Fox panel Wes Ball talked about wanting to make a sequel and continue the story of The Maze Runner book adaptations on the big screen. That of course all depends on how well the film does when it hits theaters on September 19th, 2014. But if all goes as planned, Ball says they want to start shooting on the followup in Fall 2014. He even released the first piece of concept art from the potential sequel. Hit the jump to check out The Maze Runner sequel concept art which was revealed in Hall H.
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While Edgar Wright is set to make the relatively mysterious Baby Driver as his next film, the director has also set up another project to develop as a potential Baby Driver follow-up. Wright has come on board Grasshopper Jungle, which will adapt the YA novel by Andrew Smith.
The book centers on a teenage kid who somehow conjures up a plague that sets an army of six-foot-tall praying mantises on his town. Actually, make that hungry, horny six-foot tall praying mantises. Which, as you can imagine, might be a problem. Read More »
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Eight Harry Potter movies never brought Daniel Radcliffe to Comic Con, but playing the devil did the trick. Radcliffe showed up in Hall H for Alexandre Aja‘s latest film, Horns, and with him, a brand new trailer. Watch the full Horns trailer below. Read More »