San Diego Comic Con 2012: Recap
Here's a recap of all the awesome new projects, footage and exclusives that emerged from this year's Comic Con. What was the top reveal for you; Superman teaser, Ant-Man reveal, Mandarin in Iron Man 3 or Guardians of the Galaxy?
Well, that does it for this year's Comic Con. By all accounts, this year's convention blew last year's con out of the water. With new announcements made for Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and the sequels to Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, this was certainly one to remember and that doesn't even take into account the news revealed for Game of Thrones, Arrow and a hole host of sci-fi films. Take a look at all the awesomeness that unfolded this year----
By all accounts, Pacific Rim debuted some impressive footage and had some cool costumes on display. New footage was also shown and the reactions were overwhelmingly positive.
Some new banners were spotted and new footage was shown that drew comparisons to Inception.
●IRON MAN 3
Folks attending Comic Con got their first look at the new Iron Man armor for Iron Man 3. It was met with mixed reactions here on CBM but there are rumors floating around that it's actually armor that will be worn for only a short period of the film, similar to the briefcase armor in Iron Man 2. Also shown was Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin who was said to be wielding his Ten Rings.
Edgar Wright debuted a 1 minute test reel which by all accounts was insane and had all the online film critics jumping on the bandwagon. Wright is reportedly set to film Ant-Man later this year but no official word has dropped.....yet.
●GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
It appears that Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy were indeed in somewhat of a competition for the final 2014 movie spot which has indeed gone to Gotg, which debuted some incredible concept art which got the crowd absolutely stoked. Two words, Rocket Racoon!
●THOR: THE DARK WORLD
The title for the Thor sequel film was spoiled before the panel.
●CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
That's right, Bucky is coming back for the Captain America sequel.
●MAN OF STEEL
Sorry Peter Jackson, most fans showed up to the Legendary/Warner Bros panel to see footage for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel and man did it deliver, reportedly causing a tear or two to flow down more than a few cheeks in the audience. And hot on the heels of the panel came the official reveal of a breathtaking teaser poster. Here's a recap of the panel and Q&A session, HERE. SHHHH, don't tell anyone but here's a lo-res vid of the footage shown.
The Hobbit kicked things off at SDCC with a series of epic Mondo posters followed by the reveal of the novels infamous trolls. Here's a recap of the footage shown.
Kicked things off on Preview Night along with a few other tv shows. The general consensus was that the show looked to be a big step away from Smallville and showcased an Oliver Queen that isn't afraid to kill. The other big reveal was that DC baddie China White will star in an episode of the upcoming CW series and will be portrayed by the incredibly beautiful Kelly Hu.
●GAME OF THRONES
The epic HBO fantasy drama kicked things off by announcing some new cast members that should have fans of the book pretty excited.
●THE WALKING DEAD
The Walking Dead announced it's third season premiere date of October 14th and debuted an awesome sizzle reel featuring the return of fan favorite baddie, Merle. Here's an in-depth recap of the panel.
●BEST OF THE REST
●The biggest comic announcement BY FAR to emerge at this year's Comic Con was the reveal that Neil Gaiman will be writing a new Sandman series as part of Vertigo's 20 Year Anniversary.
● Marvel was no slouch either, revealing some new art work foreshadowing a lot of changes in the Avengers vs. X-Men aftermath.
● It's been met with skepticism and a host of production problems almost since it's inception but Lone Ranger debuted a surprising sneak peek during the Disney panel which was met with virtually universal praise.
●Tv series based on popular fighting games may be the new trend as a second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy was announced as well as a new series based on the equally popular fighting game, Street Fighter.
●For one night only, Thomas Jane returned as The Punisher in a new short film!!!
●A shadowy teaser was captured for Godzilla along with some reactions to the footage.
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