The wait is over for one of the most eagerly anticipated moments at this year's Comic-Con, and fans' patience was rewarded during Saturday's "Iron Man 2" panel.
Along with bringing along most of the film's lead actors, director Jon Favreau was accompanied by a surprise guest at the panel: War Machine. The counterpart to the Iron Man armor was revealed at the end of a montage that offered new footage of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Whiplash (Mickey Rourke), Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and James Rhodes (Don Cheadle). Oh, and War Machine, too
"We wanted to use Comic-Con as our venue to have the first images of War Machine come out," Favreau told MTV News. "There's been talk of whether it was [in the film] or not, and we've been holding back. We haven't talked officially about it. We wanted to show the fans some of that." Read More...
While "The Dark Knight" actor Gary Oldman seems convinced filming will begin on the next Batman movie next year, writer David Goyer sounded a bit less sure of the schedule when he dropped by Splash Page HQ this Comic-Con weekend.
"Right now, Chris is involved in filming 'Inception,' and when he finishes that, he will turn his studious gaze back to the Bat universe and we'll see," Goyer told MTV News.
So, while Goyer isn't dropping any hints -- or might not have any to offer -- it looks like there's still a ways to go before we have any official word on the follow-up to the "The Dark Knight." That's okay, though, it just leaves us more time to guess which villain we'll see in the next Batman movie -- and who will play the role.
Keep it locked to Splash Page for more Comic-Con news as it develops!
When James Marsden dropped by MTV News HQ to discuss his upcoming thriller "The Box" with Cameron Diaz, we had to ask the "Superman Returns" actor if he had any news on the sequel front. With DC/Warner Bros legally obligated to begin production on a new Superman movie in the near future, Marsden's phone could indeed be ringing... or has it already?
"I'm not keeping up with it, but ... there's always hope," Marsden told MTV News. "I'd love to be part of that again. ... Whether I'm a part of it or not, I'd love to see that legacy continue on the big screen however it manifests itself."
"To me, that was the ultimate superhero -- and to see that on the shelf is saddening," he added. "But you want to see it done the right way as well."
Would you like to see Marsden and his "Superman Returns" character return for a sequel?
She's starring as a witch in "Eastwick," and today she brought the magic to the San Diego Comic-Con. We spoke to the erstwhile supermodel when she dropped by our studio, and before she left we asked her to pose for our ever-growing photo booth. As you'll see below, she struck a good-natured funny pose. Don't forget to click here to see the rest of our photo booth gallery, which includes everyone from Neil Gaiman to Anna Faris.
He established his comics cred with "Watchmen," and now Jackie Earle Haley is moving right along to yet another comic book property, "Human Target." The actor graced Comic-Con with his presence today and naturally swung by the MTV studio for a fun interview. After it wrapped, we asked Earle to snap a self-portrait, and the result is below. Be sure to check out the rest of our photo booth gallery, featuring Anna Faris, Neil Gaiman, Andy Samberg, Stan Lee and more.
Earlier today I posted a breakdown of the footage from the "Kick-Ass" panel and the first look it provided at the father-daughter vigilantes played by Nicolas Cage and Chloe Moretz. While the footage certainly looked great, there's still some question about when we'll actually be able to see "Kick-Ass" in theaters.
Director Matthew Vaughn had some interesting news on that aspect of the project, too.
During the Q&A portion of the panel that followed the video, the director said he expects "Kick-Ass" to hit theaters in the 1st quarter of 2010. According to Vaughn, the film is 90-percent completed, with the music providing the only lingering issue. Read More...
This year's Comic-Con in San Diego is positively filled with celebrities, but it's no secret that the ratio of celebrities who are genuine comic book fans to those who simply have a project to sell has changed dramatically as the event's grown.
Consider it a blessing, then, that we have someone like Megan Fox. Not only does she know her comics, but she's starring in films based on 'em in "Jonah Hex" and "Fathom," and, well... she's not too hard on the eyes. During a promotional event for her upcoming Diablo Cody ("Juno") horror film "Jennifer's Body," we asked Fox to prove her geek cred to the Comic-Con masses.
"Obviously, Michael Turner was one of my favorite artists, so I want to go to his booth and look at some of the stuff," Fox told MTV News. "I want to go look at some Witchblade comics. And J. Scott Campbell, I'm a fan of him. I want to see if they have some 'Gen-13' around."
Keep an eye on Splash Page throughout Comic-Con 2009 for more exclusive interviews, news and updates from the biggest projects and people at this year's show!
With "Coraline" dropping its DVD this week, it was naturally perfect timing for director Henry Selick and writer Neil Gaiman to bring their parade to the San Diego Comic-Con. We of course had the pair drop by our studio for an interview, and before they left we asked if they'd pose for our ever-growing photo booth. The result is below, check it out and then hit the gallery link for Stan Lee, Anna Faris and many others.
There's one day down and three more to go here in San Diego as our Comic-Con coverage continues.
Yesterday, we gave you the first look at the recently announced "Superman: Red Son" motion comic and the new "Jonah Hex" poster, as well as the first details on the characters Nicolas Cage and Cameron Diaz are likely to play in "The Green Hornet." We also talked with Brandon Routh about how he'd feel if the "Superman" movie franchise went on without him, and brought you the news of a pair of high-profile additions to the "Astro Boy" voice cast. And on top of all that, Stan Lee dropped by for a chat.
We know that's a hard act to follow, but here's what we have planned for Day Two! Read More...
At a Comic-Con panel today, Warner Bros. announced three more additions to their Motion Comics line, which previously saw "Watchmen" being adapted in numerous chapters. The projects on the docket include Mark Millar's "Superman: Red Son" (an alternate timeline tale where Superman landed in Communist Russia rather than Smallville, Kansas), "Batgirl: Year One" and "Batman: Black and White Collection 2."
The comics will be available through iTunes, with "Red Son" and "Batgirl" hitting the digital airwaves first. Catch a sneak peek at "Red Son" below, and then click here to download it for free.