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."
Read the full story at MTV News!
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.
FROM NEXTMOVIE: Around the country, people of every race, religion and walk of life are pulling out their Stormtrooper costumes, dusting off their "I Grok Spock" T-shirts and lovingly preparing their CGC-slabbed, 9.2-graded, personally autographed copy of "Brother Power the Greek" #3. It can only mean one thing: Comic-Con is about to return to San Diego.
Over the years, Comic-Con has provided movie fans with some of the most buzzed-about moments in pop culture history. In order to get y'all properly stoked for this year's edition of the world's preeminent fan festival, here's a look back at nine of the most buzzworthy moments in Con history.
Of all the success stories to come out of Comic-Con, perhaps none is as surprising and impressive as Zack Snyder's "300." Heading into the 2006 Comic-Con, only the most hardcore Frank Miller fans were paying much attention to the adaptation of his acclaimed mini-series about the Battle of Thermopylae. That group, however, happens to include everybody who attends Comic-Con, which helps explain why the "300" presentation became the stuff of Comic-Con legend, with buzz that propelled the film to a shocking $456 million gross worldwide.
Read the full story at NextMovie!
If you've never attended San Diego's Comic-Con International extravaganza, just imagine having 100 awesome things happening at the same time, but you can only participate in one of them — and only if you wait in line for an hour while missing 100 entirely different but equally awesome events. Extend that over 4-5 days, and you'll start to understand the Comic-Con experience.
Nevertheless, the things you do get to see are almost always worth looking forward to — because everyone goes big or not at all when it comes to Comic-Con.
Our pals over at UGO recently polled some of the best and brightest around the comics and movie scene (and for some reason, me) about what they're looking forward to at this year's Comic-Con. They'll all be covering the show from every which way possible, so between them and our own Comic-Con 2010 coverage here on Splash Page, we'll have you covered when it comes to the 99 things you're missing every hour. Read More...
Yesterday we got a look at the San Diego Comic-Con 2010 schedule for Wednesday and Thursday of the show, and today the Friday schedule has landed online.
You can read the whole Friday lineup at the Comic-Con website, but heed this warning: It's intimidating, to say the least.
I've sifted through it to find some of the events you might be particularly interested from the worlds of comics, movies, television, games, and anything else that seemed appropriately awesome. Feel free to chime in via the comment section with the panels, events, and other fun stuff you want to check out Friday. Read More...
The first installment of 2010's Comic-Con International schedule has been released, and it's already shaping up to be as busy as usual in San Diego.
The first chapter of the massive Comic-Con 2010 schedule covers Preview Night on Wednesday, July 21, and the first full day of events on Thursday, July 22. And if the first day is any indication, it's going to be another crazy year.
You can check out the full schedule of Wednesday/Thursday events at SDCC's official website, but I've pulled a few of the highlights (in my opinion, at least). Read More...