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Friday, July 24, 2009

San Diego Comic-Con Day 1

The first full day of the San Diego Comic-con has ended and while nothing earth shattering has been revealed there is some news of note.

Tron Sequel Official Names, Gallery - As the image shows, Tron 2 has officially been named Tron Legacy. Also click the link to see some fantastic production art for the movie that reveals a darker, more realistic look that still retains the look and feel of the first movie.
Day One Gallery - Images of costumes, booth babes, shops and more from the comic-con.
Disney 3D Panel - Robert Zemeckis showed off images from his upcoming CGI movie "A Christmas Carol" that uses more advanced motion capture and techniques for capturing eye movement and better skin reaction. Did note that while loves 3D animated, IF he did a Roger Rabbit sequel those characters would remain 2D (I think the rights cost at this point would make a sequel impossible). Tim Burton showed off Alice in Wonderland art and new teaser trailer. This was followed by Tron Legacy with some story ideas revealed.
Avatar Tease Coming - Leave it to James Cameron to introduce a new movie in a complicated way. Instead of showing off Avatar with a new trailer released to the web, the plan is to have free showing of 15 minutes of footage sometime next month at participating IMAX theatres (list not yet determined). Click the link for some details on the evolution of the film and technology being used.
Castlevania Gets a Director - James Wan (Saw movies) has been hired to helm the Castlevania adaption for producer Paul W.S. Anderson. "I'll be working on the script with a writer to give it a new spin, different to the previous versions," said Wan. "This will have my stamp on it which Konami is very excited about." Consider what crap the Saw series is my interest in this film just zeroed out as I expect it will be "re-imagined" into crap.
Kiss Ass Panel - Covers the comic book turned movie. Several clips are shown, one that introduces Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) as he shoots her to show the physics of a bullet. Another shows off a very violent sequence as Hit-Girl lives up to her name. Really not much it seems except for clips and that movie will be out in the first quarter of next year.
Marvel Mondo Panel - New miniseries with X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain, Captain America/Black Panther, and Black Widow: Deadly Origin. After Dark Reign wraps up, crossover "events" will take at least a 12 month break in the Marvel U.
Superman Panel - 2010 crossover event is called Codename: Patriot which General Lane (who is out to destroy all Kryptonians) will play a part in. Captain Atom will be part of the Supes books (he was last seen dying as Monarch in Countdown to Final Crisis). New World's Finest miniseries in works that team up characters from "new" Batman cast with "new" Superman cast.
Justice Society Panel - New title, JSA All Stars from Bill Willingham and Matt Sturges which basically breaks off the younger members into a new team. Click the link for more but really nothing major revealed.

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