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It's simply an objective fact that San Diego Comic-Con has become more mainstream, and as the studios have all piled on, hoping to push whatever vaguely genre flick they've got in the pipeline, fewer and fewer geeks are making up the attendees.

And MTV News is hear to unmask the poseurs.

It has been the bane of our celebrity guests at Comic-Con, and this year, Geeks Or Poseurs was back with a vengeance to make sure no fake geek went unmasked.

Watch the video above to see your favorite celebrities not know what District Katniss Everdeen is from, what Superman's birth name is, or what the hell a TARDIS is.

Also, it's worth noting that Harrison Ford didn't give a crap about any of this.

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A very big part of the San Diego Comic-Con is obviously the enormous amount of cosplay that goes on over the course of four days. It's impossible to walk anywhere near the convention center without seeing one of your favorite character brought to life by some dedicated fan.

MTV came to you live all weekend from San Diego, and when we weren't interviewing the biggest stars, we were out on the floor capturing all of the cosplaying goodness that Comic-Con had to offer.

You can check out our gallery here, and click past the jump to see our favorites.


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To put it simply: we're really freaking excited for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." Fox got a great director, Matt Reeves, to step in for Rupert Wyatt, and as we see in the first image of Caesar from the sequel, this is a different ape than the one we last saw in "Rise."

Plus, he rides a horse.

When MTV News' Josh Horowitz spoke with Reeves and his stars, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, and Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar, at San Diego Comic-Con, a big question was whether the hyper-intelligent chimp would still be a sympathetic character in the eyes of the audience, or whether the power had gone to his head.

Reeves' answer was thorough to say the least. Find out what he said after the jump!


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MTV might be back from Comic-Con, but we left our nerdy hearts in San Diego. If you were able to make it out to the con and want to relive your favorite panels, or maybe you missed getting into Hall H by two minutes or 1000 miles, we've rounded up a small collection of videos from Comic-Con's biggest panels this year.

Want to know what it was like in Hall H when they announced Batman and Superman? Or how it felt to join Loki's army? Check out our panel video collection after the jump!


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Did you enjoy our livestream chats with Jennifer Lawrence yesterday? Well, there's more "Catching Fire" goodness where that came from.

On the final day of MTV Comic-Con Live, we'll bring you more of our interviews with the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," along with interviews with Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, and the rest of the Marvel folks.

It all starts at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET, right here!

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Guess what? MTV has been livestreaming from San Diego Comic-Con for two whole days, and we're only now getting to the biggest day of the convention.

And it doesn't get any bigger than this. Tomorrow will bring the casts of "Godzilla," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" to our Comic-Con Livestream. You'll get all of the answers to your burning questions while we ask what you want to know.

It all starts right here at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT and continues for the next seven hours, so get comfortable.

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San Diego Comic-Con is only getting started, and we've only begun to bring you the biggest stars from the convention straight to you with our all-day livestream.

Day Two, the casts of "Kick-Ass 2," "The Mortal Instruments," and the highly anticipated "Godzilla" remake will stop by to talk with MTV News' Josh Horowitz and Steven Smith about all of their upcoming projects and why you should be just as excited as the people who camped out over night.

It all starts right here at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT and continues for the next seven hours, so get comfortable.

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San Diego Comic-Con has officially begun, and MTV is your source of news and interviews from your favorite actors, artists, and creators. MTV News' Josh Horowitz and Steven Smith will be coming to you live from Comic-Con every day starting today, Thursday, and going all the way through Sunday.

The first day of our seven-hour daily livestream will bring some of the biggest stars of the most anticipated movies right to you.

"Divergent," the buzzy YA adaptation, has everyone in San Diego eager to see what star Shailene Woodley will do as Tris, the hero of the movie. Woodley, Theo James, author Veronica Roth, director Neil Burger, and the rest of the cast will stop by to talk about their dystopian epic.

And that's just the start of it. We'll also have the casts of "Ender's Game," "Teen Wolf," and many, many more making appearances.

It all starts right here at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 18 continuing throughout San Diego Comic-Con.

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Typically, it takes any article about "Divergent" a dozen words before the writer mentions "The Hunger Games"—but during MTV News' trip to the Chicago set of the dystopian YA adaptation, its star Shailene Woodley painted a picture of her character Tris that didn't sound anything like Katniss Everdeen.

"The interesting thing about Tris is — I don't think she's a badass," Woodley said. "She's not a superhero. She's not an action star, and I think that there is something really refreshing about bringing a very normal adolescent to life in a way where she has to rise to the occasion and find her brave heart and be really courageous in situations where she doesn't necessarily want to be."

"Divergent," based on the novel by Veronica Roth, tells a story set in the future, where society has suffered a significant blow due to a war and it now organizes itself by it personality traits.

The movie will have a big presence at San Diego Comic-Con this week, and MTV News will be there with the cast live. Our coverage kicks off tomorrow, and we will bring you every update from the geekiest gathering of the year.

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Entertainment Weekly unleashed their enormous San Diego Comic-Con preview upon the world last week, and hidden among the new images from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" was this little gem from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."


As you'll no doubt recognize, this is the same ensemble that Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) donned for her high fashion spread, one of the very first images we saw from the much anticipate sequel.

"Catching Fire" will have a big presence at Comic-Con, which starts this Thursday, July 17. A Hall H panel is already on the books, and there have been vague promises made about "talent" making appearances to help promote the movie.

Whoever ends up showing up (please, JLaw, please, JLaw), MTV News will be bringing you all of the updates from Comic-Con starting this Wednesday, so stick with us for all the geeky goodness.

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