It's that time of year again! Comic-Con International kicks off with Preview Night in just a couple of hours, then begins in earnest on Thursday (July 21). We'll be bringing you an awesome selection of live-stream interviews, but if you're at the show and wondering which panels to attend, we've got you covered with our full list of recommended movie and television panels at SDCC 2011.
Check out Splash Page and Hollywood Crush for their lists as well!
It's happening. It's really happening. Even though it feels like it was only yesterday, it's here again — Comic-Con 2011 is just around the bend!
One of my absolute favorite weeks of the year is almost upon us, where the MTV News gang will be magically transported to the wonderful world of Slave Leia cosplay and big blockbuster overload — or, as it's really known, the San Diego Convention Center in California that houses all of these wonderful gems.
There's a lot to look forward to with this year's programming, even if Marvel Studios isn't bringing "The Avengers" to Hall H (boo!). Take "Game of Thrones," for instance: HBO is going to have a huge presence at Comic-Con this year and we're guaranteed to see some new casting announcements (we've got our wish list!) and, hey, perhaps even some new footage. On the movies side, I gotta put Splash Page editor Rick Marshall's hat on for a moment and say that I'm most excited to see whatever's coming out of the "Ghost Rider" panel. Crazy Nicolas Cage meets crazy "Crank" filmmakers for an action movie about a demonic motorcyclist with a flaming skull for a head? You already know how much I loved "Drive Angry," so it goes without saying that I'm beyond psyched for this one.
But that's all just my take. Hit past the jump to see what some of your other favorite writers and outlets across the movies blogosphere are looking forward to come this year's Comic-Con!
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...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: With yesterday's announcement that War Machine will make his debut in "Iron Man 2," the question now becomes: how much of a role will the character play in the much-anticipated sequel?
We cornered actor Don Cheadle during an "Iron Man 2" press event to get his take on the character and how much of him we'll see in the Marvel Studios blockbuster.
"War Machine makes a very impactful appearance in the movie," Cheadle told MTV News. "It's significant."
Continue reading Don Cheadle's comments on War Machine in "Iron Man 2" over at SplashPage.MTV.com.
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...
When Rob Zombie came by the MTV studio today, there was a lot to cover during my interview with the cult-favorite director. First and foremost was his "Halloween 2," which hits theaters August 28. I like to look forward, so I asked if he'd given any thought to a third outing. His response put a nail in that coffin pretty quickly.
"No. I could not see that in any shape, way or form," he declared. "Never." When I asked why, he simply said "If I told you [why], you wouldn't believe me."
Check out his definitive statement below, and then click here for the rest of our Comic-Con video interviews, with everyone from Denzel Washington to Olivia Wilde.
By Michael Avila (Note: "Lost" spoilers below)
What the heck is the Man in Black’s name?
We still don’t know the answer to that burning question from “Lost’s” mindblowing finale to Season 5, or to any of the other 1,275 questions we have about the show. But “Lost” fans did learn a few juicy nuggets about the show’s upcoming final season during a raucous panel Saturday at Comic-Con.
Among the details executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof revealed to an at-capacity crowd in Hall H:
Elizabeth Mitchell, who’s starring in the fall debut “Flash Forward,” will be back for Season 6. In what capacity or time period, they wouldn’t say. Read More...
Look out Will Smith, you have some friendly competition in the race to play our first African-American president. When we caught up with Denzel Washington at Comic-Con for his new movie "Book of Eli," we couldn't help but ask him about rumors that he might play Barack Obama.
Watch him address that in the video below, and then be sure to check out the rest of our Comic-Con video interviews with Anna Faris, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Andy Samberg and more.