Penguins of Madagascar footage

It only took “three movies, ten video games, and 80 television episodes” by one director’s count, but the scene-stealing penguins from Madagascar are finally getting their own movie this fall. And based on what we saw at DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar Comic-Con panel on Thursday, they certainly deserve it.

Directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith and star/producer Tom McGrath were on hand to present twenty minutes of never-before-seen footage from the animated adventure, while stars John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch helped crank up the excitement just by being their charming selves. Hit the jump to get the panel highlights including recaps of the footage.

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Red-Band Trailer
The Paramount Pictures panel at 2014 Comic Con was full of surprises. One of the surprises was the appearance of actor Clark Duke to premiere of the first trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Thankfully for those of you not in Hall H in San Diego, Paramount has released the full Hot Tub Time Machine 2 red-band trailer online. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump.

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Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

Batman has gone through many different looks over the years, and he’s about to get one more in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today, we got a good close-up look at the latest version of his Batsuit thanks to San Diego Comic-Con. Check out some photos after the jump.

UPDATE: A new photo was revealed Thursday afternoon. See it below.

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Toy Story That Time Forgot

At Comic-Con, I usually spend most of my days camped out in the big convention hall Hall H (some people call it “Hall Hell”) but this year I spent Thursday pursuing some Pixar and Disney presentations in some of the smaller halls. First up was a presentation on Pixar’s upcoming holiday special Toy Story That Time Forgot. After the jump you can find out what I learned about the next installment of the Toy Story series.

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Star Wars Hot Toys

Lots and lots of awesome in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • Rumor has it one of Marvel’s first Star Wars comics will be Princess Leia.
  • Star Wars Battlefront could come out alongside Star Wars Episode VII.
  • If John Boyega is a Stormtrooper in Episode VII, does he appear in Star Wars Rebels?
  • The final page of the Shakespeare Return of the Jedi book is an Episode VII poem.
  • Listen to Simon Pegg as C-3PO.
  • Many Star Wars stars have returned home to the United States for the upcoming hiatus.
  • The Robot Chicken team did a Star Wars Episode VII video
  • Hot Toys is officially doing Star Wars toys.
  • See the two new Hot Wheels Star Wars vehicles.
  • Read a very interesting Star Wars survey.

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The Expendables 3

Just because Comic-Con is happening doesn’t mean the world of sequels have stopped turning. After the jump:

  • Zoe Saldana pleads ignorance about Trek 3 and Avatar 2
  • Roberto Orci teases some new discoveries in Star Trek 3
  • Zachary Quinto wants to direct, but not a Star Trek movie
  • CBS Films plots another trip to Last Vegas… in Brooklyn
  • Universal saves the date for The Best Man Wedding
  • Focus Features sets a release date for Sinister 2
  • Flip through some colorful new posters for Expendables 3
  • A Pitch Perfect 2 set photo hints at a Bellas slumber party

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avengers 2 concept art

Update from editor Peter Sciretta: Marvel has released two more character posters. See the updated combined Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art image after the jump. The original post follows:

Marvel Studios often drops concept art for its movies as posters at Comic Con, and this year is no different. The studio has released the first two of what will obviously be a series of posters featuring concept art from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Today’s posters show Iron Man and Scarlet Witch doing battle against a horde of Ultron replicas.  They’re by two different artists, Ryan Meinerding (Iron Man) and Andy Park (Scarlet Witch). We’ll update with additional posters in the Avengers 2 concept art collection as they become available. Read More »

Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters 3

Dan Aykroyd is never ever giving up on Ghostbusters 3. Though the project suffered yet another big setback earlier this year when Ivan Reitman decided not to direct, Aykroyd is nevertheless optimistic that the sequel will be ready to shoot by next spring. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

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