Some of the principals behind Star Wars Episode VII have been discussing the film recently, plus the resurgence has brought out a few new pieces of pop culture ephemera. Below, read about all this and more:
- Mark Hamill spoke about Star Wars Episode VII this weekend, confirming he’s had one creative meeting.
- Episode VII producer and spin-off writer Simon Kinberg talked about his film.
- Check out a gallery of 1138 behind the scenes photos from the Star Wars films.
- The BBC talked to J.J. Abrams about Episode VII.
- Watch videos of Abrams and his Star Trek Into Darkness cast talking about the new Star Wars film.
- Some of Timothy Zahn‘s Star Wars novels are becoming audio books.
- A black series Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite is coming to San Diego Comic-Con.
- One fan built the Mos Eisley Cantina.
- Tons of stars such as Nicolas Cage and Sir Ben Kingsley give their thoughts on new Star Wars movies.
- J.J’s Place is a comic book blending Star Trek and Star Wars.
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The second Captain America film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is currently in production. With that production announcement came the surprising reveal that Hayley Atwell would be returning. In the first film, Atwell played Peggy Carter, a kickass soldier and the love interest of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), but after he was frozen for several decades that ship seemingly sailed for the superhero. How exactly she’ll return in the modern-day sequel, whether it be as an older woman (as revealed in The Avengers deleted scene) or in some kind of flashback, has yet to be determined. The actress recently suggested she’ll reprise the role even sooner than that.
In a new interview, Atwell said she filmed something as Peggy that might be shown at San Diego Comic-Con. Read her quote below. Read More »
Briefly: And so it begins. Mark your calendars because on February 16, tickets for San Diego Comic-Con 2013 will go on sale. 9 a.m. PST is the time and the official Comic-Con site is the place. Last year, there were major problems with sales but those who got through and attended were able to experience one of the busiest and most exciting Comic-Cons to date. Read all our coverage here.
Tickets range from $175 for the full four days, plus preview night, to $24 for just Sunday. The event takes place July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center and you can be sure any and all updates will be found right here on /Film. Visit this link for more information.
If you’ve been hoping that Comic Con International would move its biggest annual event out of San Diego and into more spacious quarters in Los Angeles or Anaheim, you’re going to have to wait. The organization and city of San Diego announced today that the San Diego Comic Con will remain exactly that through 2016. That’s one year more than the last deal locked in. Read More »
Last year, San Francisco, CA residents were sad to hear their bread and butter comic convention, WonderCon, was moving to Anaheim for 2012. The reason was WonderCon’s home – the Moscone Center – was under construction and the expectation was that it would be back in 2013. That’s not necessarily the case.
Here’s the deal. The Moscone Center doesn’t have any dates available in Spring 2013, which is when WonderCon usually takes place, so there will be a comic convention in Anaheim on March 29-31, 2013. The question is whether or not it’ll be called WonderCon. Comic-Con International is exploring the option of hosting a convention at the Moscone Center in the Fall and, if that works out, that will be called WonderCon and the March event will have a new name. Either way there will be at least two, and maybe three, major comic book conventions in California in 2013. Will Hollywood be at them all? Read more after the jump. Read More »
After a few days off thanks to Comic-Con, Superhero Bits is back and we’ve got a lot of catching up to do over the next week or two. For now though, we’ll answer some of the following questions. What was Robert Downey Dr. doing in front of big crowds at Comic-Con? What is going on with negative reviews of The Dark Knight Rises? Might we see Gwyneth Paltrow as a superhero in Iron Man 3? How much is the first appearance of Thanos going for now? Is The Dark Knight Rises on track to beat The Avengers opening weekend record? Which character did Christopher Nolan say deserves their own spin-off? And who was Tom Hardy‘s inspiration for the voice of Bane? Read about all of this and more in the return of Superhero Bits. Read More »
On Wednesday, you knew it was going to be big. Game of Thrones and two different posters for The Dark Knight Rises were just the tip of the iceberg. The Mondo Booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 was a must visit during the convention, featuring hundreds of eager fans rabidly anticipating the next of several random surprise releases. Lines caused major problems with security and with the schedules of Con attendees desperate to get one of these posters but, mostly, people left happy. Some of the highlights included a Lord of the Rings trilogy set by J.C. Richard, Princess Mononoke by Olly Moss, Lego Lord of the Rings by Kevin Tong, several Adventure Time pieces and even a surprise visit by Guillermo Del Toro to autograph Mimic by Jay Shaw.
After the jump, check out all the posters we haven’t already posted about in one easy to view gallery. Read More »
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Neither M. Night Shyamalan, Will Smith or Jaden Smith showed up at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, but their new movie did. After Earth had a subdued, small panel Saturday morning featuring screenwriter Gary Whitta (Book of Eli) and director of photography Peter Suschitzky (The Empire Strikes Back) talking about the world in which the 2013 sci-fi action film is set.
After the jump, you can watch the first viral teaser for the film as well as several revealing clips from the panel itself. Read More »