by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)
Zachary Levi really knows how to show people a good time – especially at Comic-Con. For the second consecutive year, Levi hosted Nerd HQ, an off-campus gathering where fans and celebrities can interact in a more informal setting than the Convention Center. Nerd HQ’s panels, called Conversations for a Cause, have raised several thousand dollars for Operation Smile.
One of the hottest tickets at Nerd HQ was the conversation with Nathan Fillion. The afternoon of Friday the 13th, after appearing at Comic-Con’s 10th anniversary “Firefly” panel and subsequent press conference, Fillion was on hand to answer fans’ burning questions. It was a fun-filled hour. Here are some highlights.
by Ryan J. Downey
This, True Believes, is why people stock up on coffee and snacks, pull up lawn chairs and do whatever it takes to endure those horrendously long lines for Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con: Marvel's "Iron Man 3" panel unleashed a torrent of information about several in-production properties including "Guardians of the Galaxy," the sequels to "Thor" and "Captain America" and much more.
The proceedings kicked off with a montage looking back on the last several years of Comic-Con presentations, including a bit from Marvel Films honcho Kevin Feige talking about how he'd love to see an Avengers movie way back in the pre-schawarma days of 2006. The montage wrapped up with these incredibly exciting words: "PHASE TWO BEGINS… NOW!" And boom, here came the Marvel bombshells faster than you can say "Excelsior!"
Marvel has big plans for the lucky fans in Hall H today. Their Comic-Con presentation is easily one of the most anticipated of the entire show, and with good reason — a billion and a half dollars worth of reason, in fact.
Among the news that's expected to drop at Comic-Con is the identity of Marvel's mystery movie dated for August 2014. Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito strongly suggested in an interview with MTV News that the title would finally be revealed during the Hall H presentation, and he even weighed in on two of the leading candidates: "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Black Panther."
"Arrow" made its big debut at Comic-Con this year, and heralded in its Ballroom 20 premiere by introducing a brand new actress to the series: Kelly Hu.
Hu is no stranger to the comic book world, having starred as Lady Deathstrike in "X2: X-Men United" and voiced characters in Cartoon Network's "Young Justice." She'll be playing China White in the CW's take on the "Green Arrow," a character who was originally introduced in DC's "Green Arrow: Year One." As "Arrow" follows the origin story of Oliver Queen as he takes on his superhero identity, it makes sense that China would be a part of the story.
The MTV Geek gang continue their live-streaming adventures at Comic-Con today, chatting with the likes of William Shatner, Felicia Day and the casts of "Supernatural," "Revolution," "Warehouse 13" and more. Plus, Josh Fialkov and more from the MTV Comics group will be swinging by as well. See all the action in the player below!
"The Dark Knight Rises" might not have a Comic-Con panel this year, but that doesn't mean we can't bring you brand new interviews with the cast and crew! MTV News recently had the chance to sit down with director Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to discuss the third and final movie in their Batman trilogy. As you might have already assumed from the marketing campaign for the movie, it's going to be very different from the films that came before.
"Gotham has become a cynical place," Gordon-Levitt teased. "People are just going with the status quo. The fat cats are getting fatter."
by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)
Friday the 13th might as well have been called "Firefly" Day at Comic-Con. First came the buzziest event of the Con, the 10th anniversary reunion panel. Then the entire group, including cast members plus Joss Whedon and writer/producer Tim Minear, reunited again to discuss the show further at a Science Channel press conference (the channel, which currently airs the series, will premiere an hour-long special called “Browncoats Unite” on November 11th).
Whedon attributed the enduring love for his 14-episode series partly to the fact that it died so young. “There’s a little bit of the Camelot thing, of it was there then it’s gone, and that makes it precious to people,” he said. “But also, I’m sorry – have you seen it? I mean, the directors we worked with, the prop masters… you just couldn’t miss. Sometimes these things come together, and they’re extraordinary.”
The man who co-created "Lost" and introduced the Engineers into popular culture is with us live on MTVNews.com right here, right now, at Comic-Con!
Damon Lindelof is in the studio fielding our questions and yours about "Prometheus," "Star Trek," and much more. Plus, our live show includes interviews with the casts of "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead," and many more. Check it all out in the video below.
If you're at Comic-Con, you've probably walked past the vast display of Iron Man armor at the Marvel booth. All seven on-screen editions of Tony Stark's armored suits have been hanging around all week long, but today, an eighth has been added to the mix — Stark's armor from "Iron Man 3," and boy, it is gorgeous.
Click below to check it out, thanks to @Avengers!
Stick with MTV as we bring San Diego Comic-Con to you with wall-to-wall convention coverage from the panels to the streets. Hosts Josh Horowitz and Steven Smith are onboard for live broadcasts on fan-favorite movies, comic creators, TV shows, cosplay, gaming and more!
Of all the spectacularly bizarre experiences I've had at Comic-Con this year, nothing was more surreal than surviving the zombie apocalypse. (Except for my Joss Whedon bathroom encounter. That was pretty surreal.)
We've been reporting on "The Walking Dead Escape" — the bloody obstacle course that took over Petco Park this year — for many weeks now. I was lucky enough … scratch that, I was foolish enough to run the course myself, where I encountered countless members of the undead, brushed up against death at every turn, and stained my hands, pants, shoes and more in the blood of a thousand men.