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SDCC final day round up… or superhero-palooza!

July 16th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

Well my fellow Nerds and Nerdettes, with the final day’s events at SDCC come revelations, pictures and exclusives, and we at FTN have it for you, so without any further delay here is the final day’s roundup:

Day Four

Let’s kick off with some Man of Steel info. There was a talks panel in which Director Zach Snyder gave attendees a brief extended preview. But don’t worry if you didnt get to to see it as it will most likely be attached to The Dark Knight Rises this week. Anyway, there were some wonderful scenes from this preview which was more character driven than comic book violence/rescues, but one of the biggest pieces missing was that there was no John Williams score. Perhaps Mr Snyder really does want to rebuild the legend. Oh, and he may have hinted there was rumblings of a Justice League movie coming as Superman ‘gets his house in order’. With only a few days to go until The Dark Knight hits our big screens, we shall have to wait and see this preview once again with baited breath…

Oh, and as if this trailer wasn’t enough to get fans excited, Zach Snyder also unveiled the new teaser poster for Man of Steel, which gives great detail on the material of his suit…

During SDCC  there has been an incredible buzz surrounding The Hobbit and understandibly so. With so much hype (and studio budgets) riding on this, Peter Jackson made a rather interesting comment. When he was asked by Hitflix if he was considering splitting the second film, THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN into two movies, Peter Jackson answered, “We have certainly been talking to the studio about some of the material we can’t film, and we’ve been asking them so we can do a bit more filming next year. Which, I don’t know what would come of that, whether it’d be extended editions or whatnot. But those discussions are ongoing… I’d like to shoot a bunch more material that we [couldn’t] shoot. There’s so much good stuff in the appendices that we haven’t been able to squeeze into these movies, so that’s a discussion we’re having, yeah.”
So what does that mean, not only for the studio but also for the audience? Well, personally, I can’t really see The Hobbit becoming a trilogy due to there not being enough material to stretch it out to over 6 hours in the cinema. On the other hand, Peter Jackson did give us a truly wonderful extended LOTR DVD set, so my guess is that we can probaly expect the same for The Hobbit. Still, with five months to go before the first installment hits the big screen, we can expect more of these types of revelations in the coming months…

Whilst everyone may still have the Roland Emerich Godzilla fresh in their memory, many will still harbour affectionate feelings for the movie series with many titles involving the character battling with another “villain in a sequel”. That said, attendees were gifted with some teaser footage of the new Godzilla movie, which had the look and feel of a city that had just suffered some horrific devastation and then slowly reveals a glimpse of the creature itself. With a release date of 2014, it may be some time before we get any further details on this one…

Edgar Wright surprised everyone with his attendence at this year’s SDCC and gave everyone a glimpse of some concept ANT MAN footage. The brief action sequence revolved Ant Man running down a corrider towards an elevator and engaging two rather menacing looking guards. He miniturises and then goes back to human size in the footage that Wright used to secure the gig of directing the latest character in the Avengers movies. Edgar stated that Ant Man has NOT been cast yet (this is probably true as the actor in the concept was fully masked) but from the entusiasm generated at this brief glimpse, O can’t see him having a problem finding an actor willing to take on this role… (Oh he did say that Ant Man was in the room during the panel, and showed the following pictures, oh Edgar you jokester!)

And staying with comic book themed films, Marvel unleashed on the attendees some concept art for their Guardians of the Galaxy. This was a nice change of pace from the other big budget studio press pieces, but the picture below will certainly have fans getting excited…

Well, seeing as we know our fans love Marvel comic book films, we thought you might also like these preview teaser movie posters, though they may not exactly give much in the way of plot, at least they tell us as to when the they will be hitting our cinemas… thatsaid, Captain America fans will be excited by the subtitle ‘The Winter Soldier’, we at FTN have long suspected Bucky’s story didn’t end with that train fall and the movies would go in this direction (yay us!) and, if done correctly, the Winter Soldier will be a superb addition to the Marvel movie mythology.

And just in case you thought that Marvel were being a little skimpy on the details of Iron Man 3, here is a glimpse of the new suit from Iron Man 3, enjoy… em, it’s a little yellow though, no?

Also unleased upon the attendees was a panel consisiting of Quentin Tarantino, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz, Don Johnson, Walton Goggins and Jamie Foxx who were all talking about Django Unchained. During this talk, they showed the audience an 8 minute preview (similar to the one shown at Cannes recently) which was very well received by everyone. They then went into some details about the characters, plots, etc (I will not include what was said so as to keep this spoiler free), suffice to say that QT has lost none of his talent. Oh, there was a question about Kill Bill 3, to which QT replied “I’m not sure if there’s going to be a Kill Bill 3. I always said it would be 10 years later if I did it, so we’ll see.”
He made sure to underline that it’s still bouncing around in his head, but the time hasn’t come yet. Still, it’s nice to know that we might yet again see Beatrice Kiddo back on the big screen again..

So there we have it folks. Another memorable weekend that has given us previews, teaser posters and pictures and perhaps some interesting plot titbits to keep our minds mingling over for at least the next year. Still, as excited as we are by the upcoming relases this year (especially this coming week) we always keep one eye on the future… such is it to be a Nerd.

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