By Ryan Gowland
It was sci-fi day at the Sony panel, with the studio revealing footage for the upcoming "Total Recall" remake along with "Looper" and "Elysium." It was a busy day for Hall H with plenty of unhappy attendees waiting in line for hours and hours and still missing out on seeing the latest from "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones." Still, the house was still packed for Sony's presentation, and everyone got a taste of some footage from three beautiful-looking sci-fi films.
Here's what we learned.
The world we see in "Oz The Great and Powerful," is not the world we're going to be used to from watching "The Wizard of Oz." In the same way, witches Glinda, Theodora and Evanora are not going to be the same cookie-cutter good-versus-evil characters we're used to from the classic 1939 film.
MTV News had the chance to catch up with stars Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams and director Sam Raimi while they were at San Diego Comic-Con, and the two actresses admitted that they're characters are very different than what we're familiar with. Even though we know Kunis will portraying a younger version of the Wicked Witch of the West, she played coy about whether it was her green arm at the end of the recently-released trailer.
"Game of Thrones" might not have had any new footage to show at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but they did come with two massive announcements. Season three introduces many, many new characters, and showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff came with an (almost) entire listing of the new cast members, as well as the third season release date.
The quick news first: "Game of Thrones" returns to HBO on March 31, 2013. That's pretty much in keeping with the previous two seasons, so there's not much of a surprise there. Still, it's nice to mark a date on the calendar and start our countdowns early.
Now what we've all been waiting for: the casting. We've been dying to know who will be playing new characters like Jojen and Meera, Beric Dondarrion and Brydon Tully, and now we have found out. Read on after the jump to find out who almost all the new actors and actresses will be.
If you're out at San Diego Comic-Con, you may have already seen some outlaws walking around in jeans, cowboys hats, and some cool looking "Django Unchained" shirt. Well, these people hold a secret that can result in you scoring one of their snazzy t-shirts.
To get your hands on a special Comic-Con "Django Unchained" shirt, all you have to do is give any of the outlaws the secret code, "The D is silent." If you do that, they will give you a coin that you can redeem for a shirt.
Then head over to "Django City" next to Petco Park to collect your shirt. That's all you have to do.
Stay with MTV Movies Blog for the rest of Comic-Con. We'll bring you a report Saturday from the "Django Unchained" panel.
FROM MTV GEEK: The minds and voices behind the stop-motion 3D zombie comedy "ParaNorman" took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the August release.
Travis Knight, Producer and CEO of animation studio Laika was joined by Sam Fell and Chris Butler (also the film's writer), directors of ParaNorman, along with actors Kodi Smit-McPhee (Norman), Anna Kendrick (Courtney), Christopher Mintz Plasse (Alvin) to talk about the movie.
Butler says that he's been working on the script for the movie or developing it in some way or another over the last 16 years, with actual production starting three years ago. Inspired by Goonies, Ghostbusters, Butler says the central concept was "John Carpenter meets John Hughes" as a zombie movie for kids.
As part of the Preview Night at San Diego Comic-Con, we headed over to a presentation from the folks with "Frankenweenie" to check out a special exhibition on the floor of the convention center.
Producer Allison Abbate showed us around "The Art of Frankenweenie," a display of some of the actual models and sets used in Tim Burton's latest stop-motion animation movie.
Check out the video from our visit below!
The props on the display were so detailed and intricate that they even looked believable on close inspection. The presentation is open to all fans at San Diego Comic-Con and is something any fan of Burton's films should check out.
What did you think of the "Frankenweenie" presentation? Tell us what you think in the comments and on Twitter!
If you joined us yesterday for the "Twilight" edition of our San Diego Comic-Con live stream, you know that we have everything you need for this year's panels, surprises, and debuts.
For our second day, Josh Horowitz is looking back on the "Twilight" events from yesterday, as well as the panel for "Expendables 2" and reactions from the first screening of "Dredd."
Join us tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT for our final edition of the live stream with special co-host Damon Lindelof!
By Ryan Gowland
Disney's panel at the SDCC got off to a late start - the flood of tears and other bodily fluids had to be cleaned up after the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" panel finished up. Once it commenced, all in attendance at Hall H were treated to clips, trailers or footage from "Frankenweenie," "Oz The Great and Powerful," "Wreck-it-Ralph" and, in a closing surprise, "The Lone Ranger."
Here's everything we learned.
1. "The Lone Ranger" trailer stole the show
Despite all the recent news of budget overruns and other set issues, the trailer for "The Lone Ranger" owned in Hall H. Given no introduction, the crowd were treated to images of trains with a voice-over discussing that the technological marvel offered great power to whomever controls it. Once Johnny Depp was shown from behind and his voice was heard, the crowd lost their collective minds. The pace was fast and frenetic, with trains falling off its rails, people getting shot and a little boy tossing a lone silver bullet into the air. Though it's been some time since the Lone Ranger rode into cinemas, it looks like audiences will be ready.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" started Comic-Con off with a bang Thursday, and we were there to capture most of it.
The stars of the film stopped by MTV News headquarters in full force for our two hour live stream, and they dished plenty of fun teases for the upcoming movie. Kristen Stewart in particular said that she was most excited to finally be playing a vampire, and Robert Pattinson agreed that she did a great job in her role.
"You're used to vampires behaving a certain way, [but] it feels fresh for her," he said. "And just seeing the little differences, what she decided to do with the transformation [is interesting]."
Our friends over at MTV Geek are with us here in San Diego covering all things Comic-Con and have brought in a very special guest to host their live stream. Steven Smith will be coming to you live from San Diego with guests and surprises.
You can check out the live stream right here, and be sure to stay with MTV Geek and MTV News for all your Comic-Con needs.