This year's Comic-Con in San Diego is positively filled with celebrities, but it's no secret that the ratio of celebrities who are genuine comic book fans to those who simply have a project to sell has changed dramatically as the event's grown.
Consider it a blessing, then, that we have someone like Megan Fox. Not only does she know her comics, but she's starring in films based on 'em in "Jonah Hex" and "Fathom," and, well... she's not too hard on the eyes. During a promotional event for her upcoming Diablo Cody ("Juno") horror film "Jennifer's Body," we asked Fox to prove her geek cred to the Comic-Con masses.
"Obviously, Michael Turner was one of my favorite artists, so I want to go to his booth and look at some of the stuff," Fox told MTV News. "I want to go look at some Witchblade comics. And J. Scott Campbell, I'm a fan of him. I want to see if they have some 'Gen-13' around."
Keep an eye on Splash Page throughout Comic-Con 2009 for more exclusive interviews, news and updates from the biggest projects and people at this year's show!
With "Coraline" dropping its DVD this week, it was naturally perfect timing for director Henry Selick and writer Neil Gaiman to bring their parade to the San Diego Comic-Con. We of course had the pair drop by our studio for an interview, and before they left we asked if they'd pose for our ever-growing photo booth. The result is below, check it out and then hit the gallery link for Stan Lee, Anna Faris and many others.
There's one day down and three more to go here in San Diego as our Comic-Con coverage continues.
Yesterday, we gave you the first look at the recently announced "Superman: Red Son" motion comic and the new "Jonah Hex" poster, as well as the first details on the characters Nicolas Cage and Cameron Diaz are likely to play in "The Green Hornet." We also talked with Brandon Routh about how he'd feel if the "Superman" movie franchise went on without him, and brought you the news of a pair of high-profile additions to the "Astro Boy" voice cast. And on top of all that, Stan Lee dropped by for a chat.
We know that's a hard act to follow, but here's what we have planned for Day Two! Read More...
At a Comic-Con panel today, Warner Bros. announced three more additions to their Motion Comics line, which previously saw "Watchmen" being adapted in numerous chapters. The projects on the docket include Mark Millar's "Superman: Red Son" (an alternate timeline tale where Superman landed in Communist Russia rather than Smallville, Kansas), "Batgirl: Year One" and "Batman: Black and White Collection 2."
The comics will be available through iTunes, with "Red Son" and "Batgirl" hitting the digital airwaves first. Catch a sneak peek at "Red Son" below, and then click here to download it for free.
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...