You can't legitimately cover Comic-Con without spending time with the godfather of comics, Stan "The Man" Lee. So when we got him into our studio for his new motion comic "Time Jumpers," we were enthusiastic to get him in front of our photo booth camera. Being one of the nicest guys on the planet, Stan enthusiastically agreed, and the result is below. When you're done with that, click here to browse our complete Photo Booth.
MTV has a storied history with photo booths, and since we're bringing through a ton of celebrities here at Comic-Con, we thought it'd be a perfect opportunity to have them pose for us. First up is appropriately Superman himself, Brandon Routh, who's here for his new film "Dead of Night." Check him out below and then click here to see more famous folks in our Photo Booth gallery.
It’s been a busy last few days for Seth Rogen and his “Green Hornet” team, who kicked off Comic-Con Wednesday by unveiling The Black Beauty -- the iconic car that the funnyman will be driving when cameras soon begin rolling on the 2010 release. After the unveiling of the sleek auto, we also got them to cough up the name of Cameron Diaz and Nicolas Cage’s characters in the film, as well as some other brand-new details.
“Lenore Case, would be her role,” Rogen said of Diaz, confirming that out of the several female leads in the “Green Hornet” radio, TV and movie incarnations over the last 70 years, the “Charlie’s Angels” star will be playing the character nicknamed “Casey.” “Assuming all the deals close, which it looks like they will.” Read More...
We're hard at work here in San Diego, and our schedules are packed with exclusive interviews, announcements, previews and more from the MTV News HQ high above the Comic-Con floor! Keep an eye on the site throughout the day for updates from around the convention and interviews with some of the movers and shakers in the comic book movie biz.
On tap for today, we're talking to "Superman Returns" actor Brandon Routh about all of the comic book movies he's involved with these days, as well as one-on-one chats with director Matthew Vaughn and the cast of "Kick-Ass."
We'll also be checking in with Stan "The Man" Lee for a little chat about what he has going on these days, as well as a variety of other interviews with the people making things happen and building buzz at this year's Comic-Con.
Keep an eye on Splash Page throughout the day for more updates and news from the front lines of the big show!
"The Green Hornet" star and co-writer Seth Rogen, his writing partner Evan Goldberg and director Michel Gondry kicked off the 2009 Comic-Con in San Diego in grand fashion this evening, unveiling the film's "Black Beauty" -- a night-black, gadget-filled car that Green Hornet and his sidekick Kato will use in the film.
The debut of the tricked-out ride earned a fair share attention from fans -- including the trio of filmmakers, who each posed for photos around the car like regular ol' conventioners after the vehicle was revealed.
"Sometimes you have to go a long way to get back to where you started," Rogen told MTV News. "We went to a lot of major auto manufacturers who pitched different designs and different futuristic takes on it. To us, it was important that it seem like a guy could actually build this car, that it was something you could use on the streets. We ended up falling back on the original '66 Chrysler Imperial." Read More...
You know "Watchmen" is going to be dark. Now it looks like its tandem DVD-release pirate story may be even darker. Last year, the New York Times reported that Warner Bros. would be releasing two of the “Watchmen” graphic novel’s stories-within-the-story as their own DVD feature. Today, it looks the pirate comic within the comic, “Tales of the Black Freighter,” may have earned an R rating from the MPAA, according to RopeofSilicon.com.
Warner Bros. has been breaking out loads of extra “Watchmen” content ahead of the film’s March 6 release date, which may be dangling by a thread. And anyone who’s been watching the trailers knows director Zack Snyder fully intends to flesh out original writer Alan Moore’s bleak portrait on superheroes. Read More...
Believe it or not, after 30 years Ralph Hinkley and the cast of "The Greatest American Hero" are finally flying away on a wing and a prayer to the world of comics and animation.
As this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Splash Page landed an exclusive interview with the cast of the 80's superhero action/comedy to discuss the upcoming comic series and animated webisodes. Published by "GAH" star William Katt's Catastrophic Comics (in a partnership with Arcana Studios), the upcoming comics will revamp the series about a reluctant superhero who's given superpowers via a mysterious costume. Read More...
How do you boil four days of interviews, panels, and screenings into two minutes and fifty four seconds? Well, you don't but clicking on the below will give you a taste of all the beautiful mayhem that was Comic-Con 2008. Check out the "Watchmen" owl ship with Zack Snyder, watch McG and the cast of "Terminator Salvation" take center stage, and see Robert Pattinson take it all in. Until next year!
It's one of the most closely-guarded secrets in Hollywood, and one that the hundreds of thousands of attendees at Comic-Con would probably kill to uncover … what, exactly, is Michael Bay's plan for his bombastic follow-up "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?"
Now, thanks to the team at IDW Publishing, we're a little bit closer to finding out. The company has announced a five-part prequel miniseries entitled "Transformers: Destiny" that's set to bridge the gap between the 2007 blockbuster and its Summer '09 sequel. And if it's any indication, "Transformers 2” is going to be one interesting ride.
"[We're going to] expand on the 'Reign of Starscream' story that we're doing and tie everything in to what this next movie is going to be," explained writer Chris Mowry, who partners on the book with artist Alex Milne. "The next movie starts out with just tons of action and there's obviously going to be a lot of questions, so we’re hoping to answer some of those beforehand." Read More...
You know it didn't just end with Dr. Horrible taking his place in the Evil League of Evil -- Joss Whedon is dreaming up more, much more for his supervillain, and first and foremost, it's going to be in comics.
"We'd love to do more Dr. Horrible in any form," he said, "because that's a very rich universe, and it's a comic book universe very specifically."
That's because Dr. Horrible deconstructs superhero stereotypes -- the villain is the nice guy, the hero is a jerk, and the girl they want to save they end up destroying with their actions. That's just for starters. The first of the comics, "Be Like Me," was an eight-page webcomic written by Joss' brother Zack from the point of view of Dr. Horrible's arch-nemesis Captain Hammer, and revealed the hero as the corporate tool Horrible always says he is. It'll be included in the bound volume of the My Space Dark Horse Presents collection. Read More...