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Comic-Con DiariesPanel Video: Extract

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 17:03 by James Dyer in Comic-Con Diaries

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Comic-Con DiariesPanel Video: 2012

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 16:43 by James Dyer in Comic-Con Diaries

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Comic-Con DiariesSchwag Spotlight: Superhero Schwag

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 16:18 by James Dyer in Comic-Con Diaries
Schwag Spotlight: Superhero Schwag

Of all the figurines, T-shirts, props and articulated Admiral Ackbars, there's one line of schwag that dominates all others. Yes, we're talking about comic book superheroes. Whether it's Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Dark Horse or any of the countless other publisthers out there, the stars of their graphic novels are scattered everywhere at the Con. You can't so much as turn your head without being assaulted by visions of tights, capes and crotch-hugging Lycra. Here's a small sampling....

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Comic-Con DiariesSchwag Spotlight: Star Wars Part 2

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 16:12 by James Dyer in Comic-Con Diaries
Schwag Spotlight: Star Wars Part 2

Yes, there's more. This is Comic-Con after all so it should come as no surprise that the place is positively brimming with Lucas tat. Here's a further selection of all the goodies on offer.

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Comic-Con DiariesVideo Interview: Mark Millar

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 16:08 by James Dyer in Comic-Con Diaries

From Wanted to Kick-Ass, Mark Millar has struck gold with the faithful adaptation of his comic-book visions. The flying Scot sman talked about his involvement bringing Kick-Ass to the screen and his next comic-book brainwaves. Watch the interview with the comic-book guru after the jump.
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Comic-Con DiariesVideo Interview: Jane Goldman

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 16:06 by James Dyer in Comic-Con Diaries

Jane Goldman's latest script sees newcomer Aaron Johnson playing Dave Lizewski, AKA homemade vigilante 'Kick-Ass'. An action movie with buckets of blood, it's a world away from her last screenplay, the fairytale loveliness of Stardust. When we caught up with her at Comic-Con, she enthused about the film's fresh and ferocious take on the comic-book adaptation, the challenge of bring Mark Millar's vision to the screen, and her route into screenwriting. Watch the interview after the jump.
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Comic-Con DiariesDoctor Who Vs Predator

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 09:27 by James Dyer in Comic-Con Diaries
Doctor Who Vs Predator

Daleks? Cybermen? Merely pawns in the grand scheme of things. While picking up a latte in the foyer of our hotel, Empire discovered The Doctor's true nemesis. As we watched, the looming Predator walked up to the Time Lord, clenched its fists, glared down at him and said "Dude, you're Doctor Who!"

"Yes," replied David Tennant. "Yes I am".

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Comic-Con DiariesPanel Report: Iron Man 2

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 04:00 by James Dyer in Comic-Con Diaries
Panel Report: Iron Man 2

Two years ago, the Iron Man crew swept into San Diego and wowed the massed geeks with early footage. Would their return in 2009 get a similarly ecstatic reaction? Well, yes. With wowsy footage and a hilarious panel, it can definitely be classed a triumphant return

A beaming Jon Favreau was first to appear, striding on stage to the backing track of Black Sabbath’s Iron Man. He saluted the absolutely packed Hall H — even highly-regarded Iron Man artist Bob Laylon had trouble getting in — then cued up a short promo reel with glimpses of behind-the-scenes action. “Sorry, guys, but that’s all we could put together in time,” he explained when the applause died down. “We only wrapped last week and...”

Suddenly he was interrupted by a Twilight-level cacophony of screams. The cause? An ice-cool-looking Robert Downey, clad in Tony Stark suit and sunglasses, who’d strolled in from the wings, feigning dissatisfaction. “Who, whoa, w...

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Comic-Con DiariesPanel Report: 2012 And Zombieland

Posted on Sunday July 26, 2009, 03:57 by James Dyer in Comic-Con Diaries
Panel Report: 2012 And Zombieland

Given how little sleep we’ve had recently it’s perhaps appropriate that the panel we’ve shambled into this afternoon is Zombieland. It’s a zombie horror/comedy that sees Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg as a pair of guys trying to survive in a world overcome by the undead. The Con exclusive trailer is a lot of fun, with a tone pitches somewhere between Dawn and Shaun of the Dead. Highlights include a zombie stripper – complete with nipple tassles.

Director Reuben Fleischer is joined by Eisenberg, Harrelson and co-star Emma Stone, the latter revealing to the audience quite excitedly how desperately thrilled she was by having the opportunity to play around with a pump-action shotgun.

We’re shown a scene set before the zombie apocalypse where Eisenberg’s hot neighbour, Amber Heard, bangs on the door in a hysterical mess after being attacked by a ‘crazy homeless man’. She’s hysterical but all Eisenberg can think about is the ...

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Comic-Con DiariesPanel Report: Extract

Posted on Saturday July 25, 2009, 22:32 by James Dyer in Comic-Con Diaries
Panel Report: Extract

Being fans of both Arrested Development and Office Space, we were rather excited when comedy titans Jason Bateman and Mike Judge arrived to plug Extract, Judge’s new indie laugher. Bateman was a mite bleary-eyed, having flown out from the New Mexico set of Paul at 5am after a full night’s shooting — “I’ve had one hour of sleep, so I apologise for anything I might say.” He explained that Kristen Wiig, who plays his character’s wife in the film, was also meant to be here, but, alas, was stuck on the Paul set after her scenes overran.

The gorgeous Mila Kunis was able to attend, though, and the three of them introduced some very funny footage. The movie revolves around an extract-factory manager called Joel (Bateman), whose best friend is druggy bartender Dean (Ben Affleck), and who is having some marital trouble — his wife allows a very slim window of opportunity for sex (when she puts her sweatpants on at 8pm, it’s no-go), and a stunning ...

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