SAN DIEGO — Rumor had it that during their highly anticipated Comic-Con panel Marvel Studios would announce which actor is playing the new Doctor Strange in Scott Derrickson's upcoming big screen adaptation. Rumor also had it that Marvel would reveal who is playing Captain Marvel, a much-needed super-powered female Avenger that is expected to cameo in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Neither event happened. Instead, the studio announced that a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy" has already been greenlit and it already has a release date of July 28, 2017. Oh yeah, and they showed a massive amount of footage from Joss Whedon's "Avengers" sequel with almost the entire cast on hand.
SAN DIEGO — Legendary Pictures is still beaming off the blockbuster success of Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla," which has taken in $491.3 million worldwide since May. That led to Edwards landing a new "Star Wars" film that will be released in 2016. Legendary doesn't want the heat from "Godzilla" to fade too quickly and returned to Comic-Con this year to tease "Godzilla 2."
SAN DIEGO — Saturday is traditionally the biggest day for Hollywood in Hall H and that means kicking off with Warner Bros. and ending the day with Marvel Studios. WB scheduled three panels for their two-hour block, which meant lots of room for surprises. 20th Century Fox psyched us out yesterday with no big revelations. Did WB deliver what fans were hoping for? Let's find out!
In the non-stop madness that is Comic-Con, many American journalists missed an intriguing revelation from the UK premiere of "Guardians of Galaxy" on Thursday. Mr. Mark Hamill has a very scraggly beard.
SAN DIEGO — Finally, after years of false starts, the one and only Daniel Radcliffe came to Hall H at Comic-Con. He wasn't here for "Harry Potter" or the upcoming "Frankenstein" from 20th Century Fox. No, Radcliffe came down for his acclaimed fantasy horror drama "Horns," which debuted last September at the Toronto Film Festival, but is opening in theaters from Radius-TWC in October.
SAN DIEGO — The latest young adult novel to head to the big screen, "The Giver," showed its wares at Comic-Con 2014 on Thursday. Oscar winner and movie legend Jeff Bridges was on hand, but none other than original author Lois Lowry stole the show.
SAN DIEGO — After many rumors and wild media speculation, "Interstellar" director Christopher Nolan and star Matthew McConaughey surprised Comic-Con's Hall H crowd by making their first appearances at the pop culture festival. And once they hit the stage, it seemed somewhat likely that a new trailer would be screened for the audience. More intriguingly, the duo provided more details on how the movie came to be and what to expect this November.
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles.
Early Tuesday morning, the Toronto International Film Festival will announce its initial wave of films for the 2014 edition of the festival. As usual, there will be a slew of films that have played at either Cannes or Sundance, a number of star-filled projects looking for distribution, some broader studio films that may or may not be awards season fodder and then, of course, the potential Oscar players.
Yes, it's a cliche to remark that the movie business isn't easy. If it were Hollywood would be celebrating multiple blockbusters grossing over $300 million this summer and, if you haven't been paying attention, they clearly are not. What works as a pitch, a screenplay or a development package doesn't always work on screen.