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Best: "Tron Legacy" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" battle for the hearts of Comic-Con fans
Walt Disney Studios and Universal Pictures may have pulled off the best overall Comic-Con campaigns in recent memory.
"Tron Legacy's" panel worked because of the eye-popping new footage (this isn't talent that wows a room), blanketing San Diego's gas lamp district with impressive new character posters and the return of a fictional Flynn's Arcade with a recreation of the film's bar at the end of the line set backstage.
"Scott Pilgrim" had a mammoth poster dominating the San Diego skyline on the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, a popular "village" where stars of the Edgar Wright flick gave out t-shirts to fans and a panel that wowed the crowd by inviting almost all of them to a surprise screening of the movie that night. The screening itself began with a live DJ set and after the film, the rock band Metric (who have a song in the picture) gave a mini-concert to the 1,000 or so moviegoers in attendance.
- Gregory Ellwood
[Left, a shot of the End of the Line bar in Flynn's Arcade. It existed for just over 48 hours.]