Last spring, Warner Brothers announced that the upcoming tenth season of "Smallville" will also be its last. And while the show will begin its final chapter in the fall, several members of the cast and creative team coming to the San Diego Comic-Con for one final appearance.
Series stars Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman and Justin Hartley will headline the "Smallville" panel on Sunday, July 25 at 10:00a.m. in Ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center. "Smallville" showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson will also be on the panel, with special guest moderator Geoff Johns; the recently named Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment who has also written two episodes of "Smallville."
For Welling, this will be only his second appearance at Comic-Con, following nearly a decade as Clark Kent. It's also interesting to note Freeman's appearance, as her character, Tess was seemingly killed off in the ninth season finale. Presumably, she will be revived in the new season. Read More...
This year's San Diego Comic-Con is in the rearview mirror, but much like every year, the big show is a gift that keeps on giving. We're still rolling out bunches of interviews with the movers and shakers around the comic book movie world, and probably will be for quite a while -- but interviews aren't the only video we debuted around the MTV.com InterWebs throughout the convention.
We also featured the trailers from Marvel's upcoming "Iron Man" and "Wolverine" anime series, some concept footage from "Tron Legacy," the new "Alice in Wonderland" trailer and even the first look at the upcoming martial arts flick "Ninja Assassin" (and with a name like that, you can't stop yourself from looking). Check it out:
For our full set of Comic-Con 2009 trailers and footage, head over to Movies.MTV.com. (You can thank us later.)
With all of the attention heaped on "Iron Man 2," "Thor," "The First Avenger: Captain America" and Marvel's superhero team-up film "The Avengers," it's easy to forget about some of the other characters in the Marvel Universe rumored to have big-screen projects in the works. When we spoke to "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje during a Comic-Con red carpet he told MTV News that he's been talking to Marvel about bringing one of those lesser-known characters to the screen -- specifically, the African warrior-king known as The Black Panther.
"We're talking to Marvel about 'Black Panther,'" Akinnuoye-Agbaje told MTV News. "This is the first round, so you know, hopefully they'll look at 'G.I. Joe' and see the potential. But it's about time we have a black superhero, isn't it?"
Akinnuoye-Agbaje said his hopes were high for the film, and the conditions were never better for it to get the green light.
"He's from a fictional village in Africa and the timing is so right for that kind of character to come through," he said. "And while I'm in my prime, this is the time. We've got [U.S. President Barack] Obama, now we need something on screen to represent, so... 'Panther,' man."
What do you think about Akinnuoye-Agbaje playing Black Panther? Think he'd be a good choice to bring T'Challa to life?
By Michael Avila (Note: "Lost" spoilers below)
FROM MOVIES BLOG: What the heck is the Man in Black’s name?
We still don’t know the answer to that burning question from “Lost’s” mindblowing finale to Season 5, or to any of the other 1,275 questions we have about the show. But “Lost” fans did learn a few juicy nuggets about the show’s upcoming final season during a raucous panel Saturday at Comic-Con.
Among the details executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof revealed to an at-capacity crowd in Hall H:
Elizabeth Mitchell, who’s starring in the fall debut “Flash Forward,” will be back for Season 6. In what capacity or time period, they wouldn’t say.
For the rest of our "Lost" panel report from Comic-Con, head over to MoviesBlog.MTV.com!
Bad. Ass. You San Diego Comic-Con goers can keep your surprise screenings and your exclusive reveals. We viewers at home have "Tron Legacy" footage and I, for one, am satisfied. And by "satisfied" I mean "my brain just overloaded after seeing the Kickass on display in this video."
It's not quite a trailer, what you see here. Disney has it labeled "Visual Effects Concept Test Footage." If memory serves, this is the revelatory footage screened at last year's Con, with lightcycle action and Jeff Bridges looking all mean and bearded. Remember to head over to MTV.com for more SDCC trailers and clips!
What do you think of the footage? Sound off in the comment section!
Sure, everyone's talking about the debut of War Machine in "Iron Man 2" right now, but fans know there's another important character making his big-screen bow in the Marvel movie universe soon. Sam Rockwell will bring Tony Stark's billionaire nemesis, Justin Hammer, to life in the much-anticipated sequel -- and Comic-Con attendees got their first look at Rockwell as Hammer during Saturday's panel.
We caught up with the actor to discuss his take on Hammer, and to find out if he's been reading the issue of "Iron Man" we gave him back in May.
"We're kind of reinventing the character of Justin Hammer a little bit," Rockwell told MTV News. "I walked into a lot of comic book shops and even some comic book store owners didn't know who he was. So, it's not as much pressure as playing Iron Man obviously, that's like playing Elvis Presley or something. With Justin Hammer is a little more elbow room for interpretation."
What do you think of Rockwell's thoughts on Justin Hammer? Let us know in the comment section!
With yesterday's announcement that War Machine will make his debut in "Iron Man 2," the question now becomes: how much of a role will the character play in the much-anticipated sequel?
We cornered actor Don Cheadle during an "Iron Man 2" press event to get his take on the character and how much of him we'll see in the Marvel Studios blockbuster.
"War Machine makes a very impactful appearance in the movie," Cheadle told MTV News. "It's significant."
As for how his character has changed since the first film (not to mention the actor playing James "Rhodey" Rhodes), Cheadle said the ramifications of Tony Stark's big reveal that he was Iron Man in the first film will be central theme of the sequel.
"It's gotten deeper, because in the first film Tony wasn't saying he was Iron Man," he said. "But now that he's embraced it, there's all this attendant problems, pressure and questions that all of the characters around him have to deal with."
It's the final day of Comic-Con here in San Diego, and one of the things we've seen a lot of this year (in addition to bunches of celebrities and movers and shakers around the comic book movie scene) is some pretty amazing costumes.
While Rorschach and Wolverine were the most frequent costumes seen around the show floor, there were also a good share of video game and anime characters, as well as movie characters and, of course, the requisite amount of comic book heroes and villains. Click on the image below for a gallery of images from the show floor featuring attendees in costume.
Keep it locked to Splash Page for more updates from Comic-Con, including some great "Iron Man 2" interviews on the horizon!
Iron Man was the talk of the day here at Comic-Con, with today's panel revealing that War Machine will indeed factor into the much-anticipated sequel. Another new addition to the Iron Man universe, Black Widow will make her debut in "Iron Man 2," too.
Here's what actress Scarlett Johansson had to say about her role in the blockbuster sequel and whether she'd be fighting for the good guys or the bad guys.
"You just have to call me a super shape-shifter, I suppose," said Johansson of Black Widow. "You'll have to wait and see. Whose side is she fighting on? I don't know."
Along with promising that her character spends a significant chunk of time "kicking major ass" in the film, Johansson touted her stunt scenes as the must-see moments in her "Iron Man 2" performance. However, she danced around any hints as to exactly whose ass she'll be kicking in the film.
By Terri Schwartz
"Iron Man 2" director Jon Favreau was nice enough to give the entire Comic-Con audience a heart attack Saturday afternoon in San Diego by showing two minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the film. However, it took Robert Downey Jr.'s support and a quick round of happy birthdays to Favreau's son Max to get the real footage shown.
For those not interested in spoilers, skip the bulk of this piece, but for those of you who want an extensive walkthrough of the footage shown, continue reading! Read More...