Sadness over the impending end to David Tennant's "Doctor Who" run was softened recently by a rumor that the fan-favorite actor could be moving on to play the lead role in Guillermo del Toro's upcoming adaptation of "The Hobbit" -- a big step for the star of the long-running science-fiction series. However, now it looks like the casting buzz is exactly that: a rumor.
While early predictions of a "Hobbit" casting announcement during Comic-Con fell through, Tennant told MTV News that there was never much chance of it happening -- at least, not with him involved.
"The Internet is a curious place, isn't it?" Tennant told MTV News. Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: With all of the attention heaped on "Iron Man 2," "Thor," "The First Avenger: Captain America" and Marvel's superhero team-up film "The Avengers," it's easy to forget about some of the other characters in the Marvel Universe rumored to have big-screen projects in the works. When we spoke to "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje during a press event at Comic-Con he told MTV News that he's been talking to Marvel about bringing one of those lesser-known characters to the screen -- specifically, the African warrior-king known as The Black Panther.
Continue reading at EXCLUSIVE: 'Lost' Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje In Talks For 'Black Panther' Lead
Pooped is the word of the day for everyone still walking around the San Diego Comic-Con. Still, the MTV News gang had a blast here and we hope you've been digging our coverage. We've cranked out nearly 50 video segments here and the amazing thing is it's truly just the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned this week and in the weeks ahead for extensive interviews we banked here with James Cameron, Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Megan Fox, and literally dozens more.
In the meantime as we pack up our bags here I thought I'd share with you my favorite five interview moments. Again, these are just a sampling of what went down here but I think they're a fair representation of all the fun we all had in sharing our Comic-Con experience.
First off, anytime you're talking to the likes of Megan Fox it's always a pleasant surprise when A) JELL-O wrestling is mentioned and B) it wasn't mentioned by you.
By Ryan Downey
Parent groups, sharpen your pitchforks: cable TV’s serial-killing anti-hero "Dexter" can now be found on the shelves at neighborhood toy stores.
Demand for the articulated and accessorized plastic version of Michael C. Hall’s title character from the Showtime series is undeniable, as fans quickly snatched up all of the reported 1,000 of the “Dark Defender” variation unveiled exclusively at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
“It’s fun. It’s ridiculous. It’s crazy. We just shot this pilot of a show down in Miami and now there’s a little action figure. It’s a crazy progression,” Hall told MTV. Read More...
Bad. Ass. You San Diego Comic-Con goers can keep your surprise screenings and your exclusive reveals. We viewers at home have "Tron Legacy" footage and I, for one, am satisfied. And by "satisfied" I mean "my brain just overloaded after seeing the Kickass on display in this video."
It's not quite a trailer, what you see here. Disney has it labeled "Visual Effects Concept Test Footage." If memory serves, this is the revelatory footage screened at last year's Con, with lightcycle action and Jeff Bridges looking all mean and bearded. Remember to head over to MTV.com for more SDCC trailers and clips!
By now you've already heard about Johnny Depp's surprise appearance during Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" panel, so now the question is: was it planned?
Burton weighed in on his star's brief but roof-raising appearance at Comic-Con in an exclusive chat with MTV News.
"He saved me there," Burton told MTV News. "I'm struggling away and then he walks out... and it was good."
As for where Depp disappeared to after the panel, Burton said it wasn't entirely unlikely that the mega-star took a tour of the floor -- possibly as one of his most iconic characters.
"He's never been [to Comic-Con] ... and i don't know, he could've dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow and just been one of many," laughed the director.
Robert Pattinson is kind of a big deal these days. I can't imagine why. Whatever the reason is though, it's odd to think about RPattz shifting to a "supporting role" in "New Moon," even if that's what the narrative of Stephenie Meyer's book dictates.
Not that he's complaining. Speaking to the gathered crowd at last night's San Diego Comic-Con "New Moon" panel, Pattinson said that his work on the set was one of the "most relaxing jobs" he's ever had. Not a terrible surprise when you consider he didn't arrive until three weeks into the shoot. Even then, shooting the "apparition" scenes meant he was in for "maybe one word a week." A rough schedule indeed.
Remember to head over to MTV.com for our full coverage of the "New Moon" panel at San Diego Comic-Con '09!
"Tron Legacy" stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde took some time from their busy San Diego Comic-Con schedules to go one-on-one with MTV yesterday. All of this may be old hat for Bridges, who played the central character in the original movie, but Hedlund and Wilde come to Disney's sequel with their childhood memories intact. Imagine the thrill they must have felt then at handling a Disc of Tron for the first time. Or climbing into a Lightcycle. I get chills just thinking about it, and they've lived it.
Head over to MTV.com for more video coverage on the ground at San Diego Comic-Con 2009!
FROM MTV.COM: Johnny Depp surprised fans at the Disney 3-D panel at San Diego Comic-Con by showing up at the end of Tim Burton's presentation of footage from "Alice in Wonderland."
Although Depp didn't answer questions, the crowd screamed and cheered when the actor was onstage, the room filling with flashes of cameras.
The shocking addition of Depp to the stage was a great end to the panel discussion, which began with filmmaker Tim Burton getting cheers of his own from the crowd. In a presentation that included a teaser trailer of various footage from the film in 3-D, Burton laughed about all the wacky characters who populate the world of his version of "Alice in Wonderland," including the Mad Hatter, played by Depp; the Red Queen, played by Helena Bonham Carter; and the White Queen, played by Anne Hathaway.
Johnny Depp, Tim Burton Preview 'Alice In Wonderland' At Comic-Con
For a few glorious hours on Wednesday, Tim Burton fans got their first glimpse of "Burton's vision -- from what we've seen thus far of course -- does right by the source.
Well the trailer is here now. Officially. It's not going to up and disappear on you in a few hours. We're planning a closer look at it later today, but for the time being just sit back and immerse yourself in the psychedelic freakout.