Denis Villeneuve interview

Making a satisfying sequel to a beloved, inspiring science-fiction classic is a tall order. But if there’s a filmmaker up to the hefty task, it’s Denis Villeneuve. The director behind ArrivalSicarioEnemy, and Incendies has been turning out exceptional work. He can create an immersive and wholly tangible atmosphere, which is the kind of director a project like Blade Runner 2049 calls for.

For the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 film, Villeneuve is again working with cinematographer extraordinaire Roger Deakins, who shot Sicario and Prisoners. As Scott told the filmmaker, their vision of Los Angeles 2049 “was able to extend that atmospheric quality that the first movie had.” During a recent roundtable interview to promote the film at Comic-Con, Villeneuve told us about his collaboration with Scott and Deakins, why he wanted to make a sequel to Blade Runner, capturing the spirit of the original, and more.

Below, check out the Denis Villeneuve interview.

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When you’re walking the show floor at San Diego Comic-Con International, you are presented with a ton of eye candy: booths for upcoming movies, comic books, and video games. Collectible dealers show off their upcoming statues, figures and prop replicas. Companies sell their very limited Comic-Con exclusives. And there’s the standard merch booths and artist alley.

Every year while walking the show floor, I snap photos of the coolest new collectibles I see and post them here for everyone who couldn’t make it to San Diego to enjoy. Below, check out the best of the Comic-Con 2017 collectibles, from Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park and more.
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Lupita Nyong'o Comic-Con video

This past Saturday, 6,500 fans saw actress Lupita Nyong’o take the stage during Marvel Studios’ panel to promote the upcoming superhero film Black Panther. But it turns out way more people than that saw her in San Diego, but they just didn’t know it: the Oscar-winning star has shared a video that shows how she suited up in a Pink Ranger costume, danced her way through the convention center, and took photos with unsuspecting fans. If you want to see what pure joy looks like, look no further than this Lupita Nyong’o Comic-Con video.
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Ready Player One trailer breakdown

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Since the entire /Film team is still recovering from their Comic-Con 2017 hangovers (read all of our coverage here), this week’s edition asks “What piece of Comic-Con news excited you the most this year?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.

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DC Comics TV Show trailers

We covered a ton of stuff out of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (read it all here), but some things were bound to slip through the cracks. Such was the case with all of the DC Comics TV show trailers, but now we’ve gathered them all in one convenient place so you can see the latest from Black Lightning, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Gotham below.
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superman frank miller

30 years ago, writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli explored the earliest days of the Caped Crusader in Batman: Year One. This storyline has since become the go-to origin tale for the character, heavily inspiring other comic creators and Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. Now, Miller is looking to do the same for another iconic DC superhero. At Comic-Con 2017, Miller revealed that he’s set to tackle Superman: Year One.

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marvel comic con posters

Us plebeians may not have gotten the chance to see the buzzy Avengers: Infinity War footage gifted upon Hall H-ers at San Diego Comic-Con and Mouseketeers at the D23 Expo, but we can make up for it by staring at the newly released Infinity War three-part poster for 10 minutes.

The three-part poster was revealed at Comic-Con on Sunday and gives us our first look at the meet-up between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as the foe they face. Not to be overshadowed is the first Ant-Man and The Wasp poster, also revealed at Comic-Con. Michelle Pfeiffer is going to be in that movie, everyone!

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Thor Ragnarok Comic-Con Footage and Panel

Members of the /Film staff spent much of the past week in San Diego to cover Comic-Con 2017, the enormous convention that explores every single corner of the geek world (and surely you’ve heard of it and already knew that). We saw footage from Marvel’s upcoming movies, including Avengers: Infinity War. We were able to listen to Steven Spielberg talk about Ready Player One. We explored the world of Blade Runner 2049 in a special VR experience. We watched 7,000 people go totally nuts over the first trailer for Stranger Things season 2.

But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. We’ve compiled all of our Comic-Con coverage from the past week into one handy post, organized by category. So please: peruse and enjoy and get your fix.

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Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer breakdown

A new trailer for Stranger Things season 2 (or Stranger Things 2, as Netflix is calling it) was released during San Diego Comic-Con International on Saturday afternoon. If you haven’t yet seen it, please click here now to watch it as it’s definitely one of the most exciting things I saw in Hall H this week in San Diego. Now that the /Film team has returned home, it’s time to delve in and unlock the secrets in our trademark trailer breakdown analysis. Hit the jump for the Stranger Things Season 2 trailer breakdown.

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Ken Taylor Guardians of the Galaxy 2

San Diego Comic-Con is officially over and all the attendees are back home with plenty more things than they came to the convention with. Some lucky attendees with enough time to wait in line for an extended period of time went home with the latest artwork from Mondo. Sadly, that means there’s a lot of great artwork that fans stuck at home won’t be able to get their hands on, but there is at least one offering you can take advantage of outside of the massive convention.

Mondo debuted a new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 print at SDCC by artist Ken Taylor, and while one of the editions of that print was only available at their booth, there is a timed edition that you can get your hands on as long as you purchase it in the next few days. Check out the Ken Taylor Guardians of the Galaxy 2 print below and find out how to get one. Read More »