By Ryan J. Downey
San Diego Comic-Con is Christmas for Splash Page movie news. So we understand if you missed a few things from all of our coverage over the weekend. Collected here for you like a brand new trade paperback are five of the biggest stories from MTV News' mammoth coverage of the 2011 'Con:
5. Playing Cat & Mouse With A "Dark Knight Rises" Villain
No, Anne Hathaway wasn't here to dodge our questions about Catwoman, but we cornered Tom Hardy and made our best effort to get him to talk about his role as Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises" and what ensued was a cat and mouse game worthy of the sultry whip-cracker herself.
By Ryan J. Downey
Face front, True Believers! Unable to attend San Diego Comic-Con this year? We've got you covered. What follows is a list of our five favorite things that were revealed at this year's event.
5. ThunderCats: Season 1 hour-long special premiere!
We posted an extra long look at the Season 1 premiere of the brand new "ThunderCats" series and Comic-Con attendees were treated to the first showing of the entire thing!
The reboot of the popular '80s series about the adventures of a group of catlike heroes led by Lion-O will begin airing half-hour-long episodes following next week's televised premiere of the hour-long special, which was shown in advance in San Diego. If more studios and creative types get into the spirit of showing entire programs like "ThunderCats" and "Batman: Year One" at Comic-Con, we certainly won't complain about it. Joss Whedon, Chris Nolan ... we're talking to you!
FROM MTV NEWS: Plenty of fans were surprised when news broke that the release date for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, "Man of Steel," was pushed back six months to June 14, 2013 — but none more so than the would-be superhero himself, Henry Cavill.
"They broke it to me gently," he told MTV News on Saturday (July 23) at San Diego Comic-Con. "I was just told the other day. It's OK, it's nothing to do with me. That's stuff which I have no control over. I just focus on the character and do my job."
Speaking of stepping into the shoes of the iconic superhero — or tights, rather — Cavill said he's "prepared enough" but anxious to start production. "I'm really raring to go," he said. "It's exciting, humbling, and about time to get started."
Of course, Cavill couldn't divulge many details about the upcoming shoot or what his fellow cast members may or may not be doing in the film, but he did provide a delightful anecdote about his first meeting with co-star Russell Crowe (who is playing his father, Jor-El).
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Today MTV News is wrapping up our series of San Diego Comic-Con live streams in epic fashion. After two days of streams with appearances by the cast of "Breaking Dawn," "Cowboys & Aliens" director Jon Favreau and "In Time" star Justin Timberlake, we're continuing the fun for Day 3.
We'll be bringing you interviews with "Spider-Man" stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, "Ghost Rider" star Nicolas Cage, "Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies and Jon Bernthal, "Adventures of Tintin" filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, and "Real Steel" and "Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman. Legen...dary!
We'll also be premiering the exclusive first look at Lea Michele in character as Dorothy in the upcoming animated film, "Dorothy of Oz." And, of course, we'll also been welcoming in a bunch of live guests, including "Batman: Year One" star Eliza Dushku and comedian Paul Scheer. If you've got any questions for these folks, be sure to tweet us your questions to @MTVNews using #mtvsdcc.
The whole thing kicks off at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT from MTV News' headquarters at San Diego Comic-Con. So tune in now to watch all the fun, and don't forget to tweet us your questions!
FROM MTV NEW: SAN DIEGO — "The Amazing Spider-Man" swung into San Diego Comic-Con on Friday (July 22), and star Andrew Garfield made sure he came ready to talk about the comic book influences he drew from for his performance.
Part of what makes Garfield so endearing in the role is his passion for the character of Spider-Man and his love of the comic books. When he chatted with MTV News, he showed off his nerd cred by dropping comic book names when describing the suit and physicality he used for Peter Parker.
"The body time in the Ultimates is what I loved," he explained. "Because I'm skinny, if you hadn't noticed; I'm a skinny guy. I love the idea of a skinny guy beating the crap out of big guys just as a personal fantasy fulfillment."
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It's hard to believe, but we're already kicking off day three here at San Diego Comic-Con. Day three! Time flies when you're having fun, and we're talking about the kind of fun that involves conducting exclusive interviews with the likes of Jon Favreau, Channing Tatum and Taylor Lautner, and premiering clips of our soon-to-be-favorite animated reboot "ThunderCats." So if you enjoyed yesterday's lineup, we're coming right back at ya with another action-packed day of exclusive interviews, clips and panel coverage.
First off, we'll be chatting with the future "Man of Steel" himself, Henry Cavill, alongside his "Immortals" co-stars and director Tarsem Singh. Shortly thereafter, we'll visit with our favorite cast members from "Glee," and Joshua Jackson will stop by to talk all things "Fringe."
San Diego Comic-Con is more than halfway done, and now the final MTV News live stream is upon us.
Everyone from the "Breaking Dawn" cast to "Cowboys & Aliens" director Jon Favreau has graced the MTV News live stream HQ with their presence, and we've brought you exclusive clips from "ThunderCats" and Robert Rodriguez's new art exhibit. We're keeping the momentum going through the last livestream tomorrow (July 23) at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET by bringing the show back to its comic-book roots.
Eliza Dushku will be our first guest on the show to promote her role as Catwoman in the upcoming "Batman: Year One" DVD adaptation. The fan-favorite actress will also be sure to talk about her short film that's also included in the October 18 release, appropriately titled "Catwoman."
By Ryan J. Downey
Tom Hardy has plenty to say about his new mixed martial arts themed movie, "Warrior," as well as bodily injuries, the weather in Australia (where he's supposed to make a "Mad Max" movie someday), and all of the fun he's having at San Diego Comic-Con. But when MTV News pressed him about his role as the villainous Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises," which sees him reuniting with his ultra-secretive "Inception" director Christopher Nolan, well...
"I can't [talk about it], so let's have another question. Have you got time for another question? Because you can't have this one," he fired back with rapid-fire speed and mock-seriousness.
"No, you can't!" he repeated as our reporter pressed onward. "No! No! No! No!"
The schedule is saying this is only the second day of San Diego Comic-Con, but we don't see how that's possible. After a manic run of interviews and panels and exclusives on Thursday -- everything from "Beavis & Butt-Head" to "Breaking Dawn" chats, "Game of Thrones" presentations, "The Walking Dead" sneak-peeks and beyond -- our time at SDCC has gifted us with enough pop culture geekery to call it quits and head home.
Except today is Friday -- day #2 -- and there's no chance we're skipping out early with a day like today ahead of us. So pardon us while we guzzle some coffee and then ponder the day ahead.
Good morning from San Diego, from where the sun is shinning and the pop culture nerdery is as mouthwatering as the bacon the MTV Movies team just wolfed down in preparation for our first full day at Comic-Con. What a day it’s going to be.
You want “Game of Thrones” goodness? The panel for HBO’s breakout drama is coming up in a few short hours. You want “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”? Star Andy Serkis and director Rupert Wyatt will be stopping by our headquarters for a chat. How about some throwback MTV animation? “Beavis & Butthead” creator Mike Judge will be giving us the lowdown on his show’s return to the airwaves. Then there’s Mr. Damon Lindelof, who’ll shoot us the inside scoop about “Prometheus,” the upcoming resurrection of the “Alien” franchise.