Tonight is kind of like Christmas Eve for comics fans because tomorrow morning New York Comic Con 2010 (NYCC) officially takes Manhattan. I and my movie-and-comics-loving coworkers will be setting up camp in a skybox at the Javits Center to bring you exclusive news, in-depth interviews, and timely updates from the ground.
We've got a stellar and comprehensive list of interviews planned, including a little face time M. Night Shyamalan to discuss "Unbreakable," Danny McBride and director David Gordon Green to chat about "Your Highness," comics legend Stan Lee to talk all things Marvel and much, much more.
Keep checking back tomorrow and throughout the weekend for the latest from NYCC 2010.
Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Browning, Jamie Chung and Jena Malone are some of the actresses that seem least likely to be the next big action stars, but based on how well-received the panel and footage from their upcoming "Sucker Punch" was on Saturday at Comic-Con, it seems like that is exactly what they are set up to be.
When the four starlets of Zack Snyder's latest project came to chat with MTV at SDCC, they said that they didn't take the violence of the film lightly.
"We probably at the beginning all felt like, oh my God, we don't look like fighters," Browning said. "We're kind of all little girls. We trained our asses off -- we worked really hard." Read More...
It's going to be a big year for Jeff Bridges, not only because he is starring "Tron Legacy," which is sure to be one of the biggest films of the year, but also because he is revisiting another of the films that made him a star. The first, of course, is "Tron," which he came to promote the sequel to at the MTV/MySpace livestream last Friday. The other reunites him with the brothers Coen, Joel and Ethan, who directed him in cult classic "The Big Lebowski."
"True Grit," which is in post-production and slated for a December release, stars Bridges opposite Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper. "I hope it's going to be a great Western," Bridges said of the film. Read More...
Since Guillermo del Toro stepped away from directing the big screen adaptation of "The Hobbit" -- a project he spent two years writing, designing and preparing -- the big speculation is that when (or really if) the film gets made, it will be directed by "Lord of the Rings" helmer Peter Jackson. When MTV caught up with del Toro at Comic-Con on Friday, he said he is one of many who supports Jackson returning to Middle Earth.
"Me, like any other geek, I really want to see Peter do the movie," he said. He added that he thought a portion of the work he has done preparing for "The Hobbit" will transition to whoever works on the film next. Read More...
San Diego Comic-Con is over and so we begin a week-plus of wrap-up and catch-up. What were the biggest surprises for you? What would you have liked to seen or heard more from? MTV's Movies team still has an exhaustive amount of material to sort through, but before that all starts to roll out, I'd like to hear from you. What were your SDCC highlights, the things that you were most excited about. I've assembled a poll below identifying the show's biggest reveals, so let us know. As always, we want your comments too; what worked/didn't work for you with regard to this year's Comic-Con? Is there any coverage from us specifically that you would like to have seen more of? Your feedback here is very valuable, as we'll use it to help in building a gameplan for next year and beyond.
UPDATE: We've been asked to pull the SDCC clip, as it was not officially shared. I've been told though to expect some cool happenings for "Pirates 4" in the socialsphere in the coming weeks and months, so definitely stay tuned.
Johnny Depp is busy shooting "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" right now, so he wasn't able to hit up San Diego Comic-Con last week. Not as you'd expect him to anyway.
Instead of a proper panel appearance Depp instead recorded a pre-taped message, in 3-D no less, for the crowd gathered at Disney's SDCC panel. There's no footage to see from the movie, but Depp-as-Sparrow is featured hanging out in a lush tropical setting with a mostly full bottle of rum. He proceeds to prepare us all for what to expect from "On Stranger Tides," which hits theaters on May 20, 2011. Zombies and mermaids, apparently. What about zombie mermaids though? I can dream, right? I've embedded the Depp/Sparrow SDCC appearance after the jump, for those who weren't in San Diego to catch it firsthand.
San Diego Comic-Con ended yesterday, thus ending the tidal wave of news that entertainment reporters all over will now spend the next week (or more) sorting through. Other than an isolated violent outburst, all reports point to a strong show overall. The Avengers assembled, the world of "Tron Legacy" was seen in greater detail and new looks at "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" delighted the masses.
We've got a relatively quiet day here in the MTV Newsroom while the Movies team makes their way back from San Diego to New York. With hours of tape captured from the event also enroute with them, expect a lot of recap today. I figured we'd start of with a couple of fun looks at SDCC, compliments of "The State" vet David Wain, who is being held at blasterpoint by a pair of Imperial Stormtroopers, and "Super" writer/director James Gunn, who really enjoyed Disney's "Tron Legacy" party. Stay tuned for more from SDCC throughout the day. Read More...
The last we heard on the "Jay and Seth Vs. The Apocalypse" front was back in April from Jay Baruchel, when he said that he and Seth Rogen were too busy at the moment to focus on bringing "Jay and Seth" to the big screen. Fortunately, a lot can happen in three months, and when MTV caught up with Rogen at "The Green Hornet" Comic-Con party, he was a bit more forthcoming about the project.
"Me and Evan [Goldberg] are writing it right now, actually, and it's come along way and it will probably be one of the next movies that we make, I would imagine," Rogen said.
As we've learned from "Arrested Development," there's a big difference between writing a movie and having written a movie, but Rogen elaborated that he and Goldberg are actually almost done with the writing process. Read More...
Vampires have taken the back seat to superheroes this Comic-Con, but their presence is still causing quite a stir. The "True Blood" panel last night had fans going crazy over footage shown and cast appearances, and today "Let Me In" -- based on the acclaimed Swedish film "Let the Right One In" -- is taking over Hall H and we've got the brand new trailer. The film follows a young boy who meets a young girl who happens to be a full-fledged vamp.
No need to worry about missing the panel if you are not in San Diego, though, because MTV is proud to have exclusively debuted the full length trailer during our livestream earlier today. Fans who were part of the chat room during the show were enthusiastic about the footage shown, and said they thought fans should definitely check out the original pic as well.
"Let Me In" hits theaters on October 1, 2010, and stars Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Richard Jenkins.
What did you think of the trailer? Are you looking forward to seeing this film?
12:09 pm Greg Strause and Colin Strause take the stage, saying how the idea of Skyline came to be. They said the idea came out of seeing the success of "Paranormal Activity."
12:10 pm Here's the footage! Read More...