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Comic-Con 2010Panel Report: RED

Posted on Thursday July 22, 2010, 23:08 by James Dyer in Comic-Con 2010
Panel Report: RED

Retired Extremely Dangerous is what RED’s title stands for, but while a film about aging, retired CIA spooks might not seem like a kick-ass property, even those unfamiliar with the graphic novel have got to respect the film’s cast pedigree. Representing the stellar lineup, Helen Hirren, Karl Urban and Mary Louise Parker are all in attendance at the panel, not to mention John McClane himself, Mr Bruce Wilis.

You can’t help but respect Mirren, who turns up wearing a Harvey Pekar t-shirt (to explosive cheers) and goes on to joke that with her and co-star Morgan Freeman in the film, audiences “have got both the queen and God in this film.”

If the Pekar nod got Mirren mega geek props then Urban sets out to top that by shouting at the crowd: “Are you out of your Vulcan minds?” in his best Dr McCoy. Cue mass screamage and wailing as the Trek contingent makes themselves known. Urban really is geek catnip: every time he speaks, or if one of his co-stars e...

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Comic-Con 2010Panel Report: Salt

Posted on Thursday July 22, 2010, 21:55 by James Dyer in Comic-Con 2010
Panel Report: Salt

Who is Salt? That’s the question surrounding the next film up at the Con. Although, to be honest, the answer seems pretty obvious to us: It’s Angelina Jolie, who’s here alongside director Phillip Noyce, Priducer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and improbably tall spellcheck nemesis, Liev Schreiber. The trailer for Salt gets people into the spirit of things and it's straight into the panel.

It probably goes without saying that Jolie’s entrance causes a geekgasm of tsunami-like proportions as she walks onto the stage. She’s the biggest star at this year’s Con and the fans here gave her a suitably A-list welcome, screaming an assortment of largely unintelligible greetings – most of which we’re assuming were complimentary. The person to Empire’s left is bouncing up and down like some kind of incontinent jack-in-the-box and… yes, he appears to be crying. At this point we’re feeling a little uncomfortable.

Schreiber steps in to joke t...

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Comic-Con 2010Panel Report: Megamind

Posted on Thursday July 22, 2010, 19:02 by James Dyer in Comic-Con 2010
Panel Report: Megamind

First up today was DreamWorks’ Megamind, which stars Will Ferrell as the voice of the titular uber-villain, who does the unthinkable and kills his arch-rival, Metro Man, and becomes all powerful – only to discover it’s far less fun when you’re on top. Co-stars Jonah Hill and Tina Fey were present, though largely upstaged by a blue-painted, prosthetic-craniumed Will Ferrell aping the look of his animated alter-ego. Fans lost their minds when the host mentioned that Metro Man himself, Brad Pitt, would make an appearance, only for Ferrell to walk on with a cardboard cut-out of Pitt (which Fey proceeded to caress throughout the panel). With Angelina here for the upcoming Salt panel, we imagine someone had to stay home and look after the kids.

A five-minute sizzle reel did a solid job of selling the film’s premise, showcasing Ferrell in top funny form. We’d love to comment on the use of 3D but, having arrived late, we managed to miss the glasses they were handed out a...

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Comic-Con 2010A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

Posted on Thursday July 22, 2010, 15:01 by James Dyer in Comic-Con 2010
A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

It’s no secret that Comic-Con is absolutely huge. To get an idea of exactly how huge you need look no further than preview night. Two years ago it was just a case of the main floor opening for a few hours the day before the Con started so that those who’d flown into San Diego a day early had more to do than scarf Subways and wander the streets getting beaten up by sailors from the local naval base. Nowadays the ‘quiet preview’ of everything on offer at the Con is rammed from port to starboard, hordes of sweating bodies swarming the aisles in a geektacular stampede that rivals anything you’ll find on Saturday – the traditional ‘rush’ day.

As the seconds ticked closer to 6pm, there were queues backing out of the main doors at every single hall and when the doors finally swung open it was like the gates of Mordor had finally given way as the men of Gondor (and Anaheim and Delaware and just about every other corner of the US and beyond) pressed...

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