Artists Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen are big fans of ’80s pop culture. We know this not only because it’s the theme of their current Los Angeles art show, but also because they’ve each tackled one of the most popular properties of the decade exclusively for New York Comic-Con. Whalen has done two posters for Transformers (Autobots and Decepticons) and Perillo has done two for G.I. Joe (Joe and Cobra), all officially licensed by Hasbro. The Acid Free Gallery will be selling them at the convention, taking place October 11-14. See the full images below. Read More »
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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 »
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 »
One of the most anticipated panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 was one celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Joss Whedon‘s cult TV show Firefly. The panel featured the show’s writer/creator along with Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and the rest of the Serenity crew talking about what the show has meant to them, and to a legion of Browncoat fans, over the past decade.
The panel was one of the most difficult to get into at the entire Con and was so emotional, it made Whedon cry. Now you can watch the entire thing online. Check it out below. Read More »
San Diego Comic Con 2012 was underwhelming, that is, until Saturday when Warner Bros presented footage from Zach Snyder‘s Superman reboot Man of Steel, Guillermo del Toro‘s giant monsters vs. giant mech movie Pacific Rim, Peter Jackson‘s adaptation of The Hobbit and the surprise premiere of a teaser trailer for Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla. As usual, the /Film crew (Germain, Russ, Angie and myself) recorded a video blog reaction after the presentation, giving you some details and our first impressions. You can watch that video blog embedded after the jump.
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“Ant-Man will kick your ass, one inch at a time.” That’s what director Edgar Wright said after lying through his teeth this week that he was in London and then appearing on stage at the Marvel Hall H panel Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Wright, who co-wrote Ant-Man with Joe Cornish, shot a short test reel recently showing how Ant-Man would look in his super small state. Even though there were blue screens and super unfinished effects, we’re happy to report that it works. And is awesome. And he has a fairly new look.
What really stood out, though, was not that the effects worked. The footage played with a lot of humor. Read more about the footage after the break. Read More »