FROM MTV MOVIES:
"Iron Man 3" and "Man of Steel" are at the top of our list in terms of films that are coming to Comic-Con. But they're far from the only movies we're psyched to get early glimpses of. Plenty of others, including "The Hobbit" and "Pacific Rim," rank very high on our list of movie panels to check out once we hit the San Diego streets later this week.
What other films, you ask? Look no further than our handy guide to the 10 Can't-Miss Movie Panels at Comic-Con over at MTV Movies!
It's Oliver Queen's time to shine at Comic-Con. The emerald archer is targeting the San Diego convention this week with a pilot screening Wednesday evening (July 11) and much more — including recently unveiled plans to release an "Arrow" tie-in comic book.
"It's almost like a little mini episode after the pilot but before the next episode," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told TV Guide about the just announced "Arrow" comic, a collaboration between Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Geoff Johns, as well as artists Mike Grell, Randy Mayor and Omar Francia.
Believe it or not, Comic-Con is upon us in less than a week. That means you only have a few days left to plan your geek-out strategy of choice. Which panels are you going to? Which exclusives are you picking up? In essence, what are you pumped for?
For me, it's all about television this year, as I already made clear on MTV Movies Blog. I'm as excited to learn more about "Iron Man 3" and the future of the Marvel movie universe as the next guy, but I'm really dying to see what the "Fringe," "Game of Thrones" and "Breaking Bad" teams have lined up for their fans, too.
And if you're a "Walking Dead" fan, this year should be nuts. The 100th issue of the comic book hits during Comic-Con, there's going to be an obstacle course at nearby Petco Park, and, oh yeah, a little something about that "Walking Dead" TV show the kids seem to enjoy, I bet.
That's just a small slice of the many, many things I'm looking forward to from Comic-Con next week. Keep reading to find out what the rest of the movies blogosphere can't wait to see!
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by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)
No two words go together better than “Firefly” and “Comic-Con.” And with the show’s 10th anniversary coming up this fall, what better way to celebrate than with a panel featuring our beloved Joss Whedon and the crew of Serenity? Needless to say, news of this event was taken quite well at Splash Page HQ.
Science Channel, which will be hosting this bit of awesomeness, promises previously unseen footage and “numerous buzz-worthy surprises.” Here are five things we hope will be among those goodies:
1. We know that Whedon and writer/producer Tim Minear will be on the panel; it would be a real shame if other staffers like Jose Molina, Ben Edlund and Jane Espenson (who scripted this writer’s favorite episode, “Shindig”) weren’t there as well.
If it wasn't official before, it's officially official now: Tony Stark is coming to Comic-Con!
Variety has the details on a variety (sorry) of panels slated to appear at the San Diego show this year, including Marvel's much awaited "Iron Man 3" panel. The third solo outing of Robert Downey Jr's Armored Avenger will reign supreme over Hall H at 6 p.m. PST on July 14, though no further details — such as who will be on the panel, and what films Marvel might represent beyond the "Iron Man" sequel — are currently available.
Comic-Con is aiming to misbehave. After weeks of rumors, it's now confirmed that a special "Firefly" panel is hitting the San Diego nerd mecca next month to honor the cult classic sci-fi series' upcoming 10 year anniversary!
Stars Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher and more will all be on hand for the "Firefly" panel alongside creator Joss Whedon and writer Tim Minear, courtesy of Science Channel. The Hollywood Reporter also reports that the hour-long panel will include never-before-seen footage and other "numerous buzz-worthy surprises."
Brain-suckers, feast on this: "The Walking Dead" is coming to Comic-Con in style.
AMC has announced panels for "Walking Dead" and "Comic Book Men," both of which will take place at the gloriously huge Hall H. The "Walking Dead" panel is scheduled for 1:25 p.m. on Friday (July 13) with "Talking Dead" host Chris Hardwick moderating a one-hour discussion with nearly all of the show's key players.
If you're too scared now by the prospect of the "Walking Dead Escape" obstacle course launching during Comic-Con this year, this news isn't going to make you any braver. Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX Group, the mad geniuses behind the zombie effects and makeup on the AMC adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comic books, are lending their horrific expertise to the San Diego obstacle course next month. Start steeling your stomachs now, folks.
More details past the jump!
At this point, you shouldn't need another reason to head to Comic-Con. The promise of "Man of Steel" and "Iron Man 3" panels, the existence of a zombie-filled "Walking Dead" obstacle course, and the very real possibility of a "Dark Knight Rises" presence should be more than enough to pull your butts out of bed and onto the San Diego streets.
In case you need further incentive, however, Warner Bros. is doing their small part to make the show a memorable one. They're launching a limited-edition set of collectible hotel key cards with images from three of their upcoming shows: "Arrow" on The CW, "Revolution" on NBC and "666 Park Avenue" on ABC. Over 40,000 branded room keys will be available to fans at 38 participating hotels in the San Diego area, courtesy of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing.
Head over to Comic Book Resources for more on the news!