Who says The Dark Knight Rises isn’t at Comic-Con? There’s no panel but there are Batmobiles everywhere, cool giveaways at the Warner Bros. booth, lots of different toys and this incredible poster. Created by comic book artist Jock, this poster for Christopher Nolan‘s final Batman film will be available at a random time Thursday at the Mondo booth at San Diego Comic-Con. And there’s even an alternative version being given away. For free. Find out more below. Read More »
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“Can’t Find The Luxury You Deserve On Earth? Look No Further Than Elysium”
Sony’s viral marketing campaign for District 9 helmer Neill Blomkamp‘s second feature film Elysium might have been the most interesting thing I encountered on the show floor on preview night at Comic Con 2012. They had an border checkpoint booth with a human-shaped automated system to find out if you qualify for homes on Elysium — a pristine man made spaceship oasis for the super rich. The film takes place 150-or-so years in the future where the Earth is overpopulated and ruined, and the rich live on this luxury space station protected by intense anti-immigration laws. The booth at Comic Con contained a bunch of photos of what your home on Elysium could look like, and flyers full of sales information. The flyer points to a website, itsbetterupthere.com, which allows you to apply to become a citizen of Elysium. We took photos of the booth and materials, and have included all the images after the jump for you to explore.
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Fifteen plus new posters by eleven different artists with up to four different drops a day. Mondo has truly upped their game for San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Last year was the first time the poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse ever attended the Super Bowl of pop culture and they were forced to throw everything together in two weeks. This year, a full year of prep and effort has been put into the event and while most of what they have planned is secret, we got some teases and logistics from Mondo’s creative director Justin Ishmael as well as a hint at what’s going on in the coming year with Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future and more. After the jump, read more about what’s sure to be one of the busiest booths at Comic-Con. Read More »
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UPDATE: Comic con meetup has been moved to The Marina Kitchen in the Marriott, left of the lobby and right off the escalator.
The /Film crew is gearing up for San Diego Comic Con 2012, 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, Jordan Hoffman, Christopher Stipp and myself – Peter Sciretta (Hoffman and Stipp are not covering the Con for /Film).
- Coverage: We’ll be covering all the interesting movie and tv events at the convention, so stay tuned to /Film for extensive coverage.
- Meet-Up: Ever wanted to meet your favorite /Film writers in person? We’ll be holding the fourth annual /Film Comic-Con Meetup on Friday night at 10 PM at the Marriott Marina Hotel At The Marina Kitchen, left of the Marriott lobby and right off the escalator. The Marriott Marina is the hotel located next to the convention center on the right. It is a chill time to chat with fellow /Film readers, movie geeks, and meet some of the /Film crew. Please join us for a casual drink. The meet-up was moved to Friday as there is a conflicting screening scheduled during our usual post-Wednesday preview night timeslot. Our friends from FirstShowing and Screenrant will also be joining us as well, and you never know who else might also show up. Watch for updates on our twitter feeds (mine is @slashfilm).
Since making his feature debut with District 9, everyone has been waiting to see what Neill Blomkamp would do next. The buzz on District 9 started with a clever “For Humans Only” viral marketing campaign at Comic Con in 2008, and a year later climaxed with a sneak preview screening of the film with Blomkamp producer Peter Jackson in attendance. So its no shock that Blomkamp has returned to San Diego to promote his next film, Elysium.
As you know, Sony is set to present a first look at footage from the film in Hall H on Friday, with Blomkamp and stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster on stage. We will have full coverage of this panel and much more as part of our Comic Con 2012 coverage.
Yesterday I ran into someone in Hollywood that had seen an early cut of the movie and claimed that not only was it better than Blade Runner but also featured one of Matt Damon’s best performances — talk about high praise. Last night we arrived in San Diego and noticed a spacecraft in front of the Hard Rock Hotel near the Gaslamp district entrance. Some were speculating that the craft might be from the upcoming Robocop reboot (probably due to the Robocop viral signage on the building behind it, but my sources have confirmed its our first look at a spacecraft from Elysium. See an image of the ship, after the jump.
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Movies aren’t the only properties getting the limited edition poster treatment at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Literature is getting its due as well. Mondo is releasing a special three print “mini-series” of George R.R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones, though the focus is really on the HBO show. Then, talented artist Kevin Tong will be releasing stunning new prints based on the H.G. Wells works The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. Check them all out and find out how and where to get them after the jump. Read More »
When can you watch a documentary about The Batmobile? How much money does Bruce Wayne make versus Peter Parker? Want to watch some gameplay of the fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us? Is it possible to win a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, early, in your hometown? What happens when Spider-Man goes steampunk? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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When it comes to San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, everyone has their poison. Maybe you’re looking for the Mattel and Hasbro toys. Maybe it’s limited edition comic books, or freebies. It’s no secret I’ll be looking for posters and while we have yet to hear what Mondo has in store (though it’s probably going to be huge and you’ll be able to read all about it here very soon) we saw some very cool Con exclusive posters based on TV shows.
Now even Los Angeles pop culture gallery Gallery 1988 is getting in the mix. They’ll have at least three gorgeous exclusives: one based on The Last Starfighter, one based on Alien and the latest Breaking Bad piece. They all rule. Check them out after the jump. Read More »