If you’ve never attended San Diego’s Comic-Con International extravaganza, just imagine having 100 awesome things happening at the same time, but you can only participate in one of them — and only if you wait in line for an hour while missing 100 entirely different but equally awesome events. Extend that over 4-5 days, and you’ll start to understand the Comic-Con experience.
Nevertheless, the things you do get to see are almost always worth looking forward to — because everyone goes big or not at all when it comes to Comic-Con.
Our pals over at UGO recently polled some of the best and brightest around the comics and movie scene (and for some reason, me) about what they’re looking forward to at this year’s Comic-Con. They’ll all be covering the show from every which way possible, so between them and our own Comic-Con 2010 coverage here on Splash Page, we’ll have you covered when it comes to the 99 things you’re missing every hour.
Me, I’m most excited to find out which “Avengers” cast members will be announced at the show, if any. I’m hoping for a Hank Pym (Nathan Fillion?!) or Wasp announcement, but we’ll see how it goes…
Here’s what everyone else had to say, and where you can find their updates from the show floor:
Jordan Hoffman of UGO.com said if he had to choose just one thing, “it has to be the first footage of Green Lantern. We really know so little about what that movie’s gonna look like and it has the potential to be mind-blowing. If we catch a glimpse of some truly obscure members of the Green Lantern Corps, we’ll know Hal Jordan is getting the Abramsverse treatment and all is right with the world. (Or, at least, Earth-One.)”
Annalee Newitz of io9 said, “Hot damn – everything! We’ll be covering movies (Thor! Tron!), TV, web series, comics, and novels (yes, there are going to be a LOT more scifi/fantasy/horror authors at SDCC this year, including people like China Mieville and Marjorie Liu). We’re going to be bringing folks a lot of art news, too. Artists are the people who make everything happen.”
Mike Sampson of JoBlo.com is pumped for “Scott Pilgrim because they seem to want to have the most fun. And fun is contagious.”
Don Kaye of MSN’s Parallel Universe says “Thor” and Green Lantern” are “extremely tricky properties to translate from comic book to film, and if they are successful they could mean a significant expansion of both the DC and Marvel universes. … I’m also wishfully hoping that we’ll get some sort of official Batman 3 announcement at the con…but I won’t hold my breath!”
Matt Goldberg of Collider.com is looking forward to “the painfully-awkward audience Q&A that follows every panel. The movies that are at the top of my list are Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Sucker Punch, and Paul, but what I’m really excited for is finding out which films are going to come out of nowhere and grab everyone’s attention.”
Kellvin Chavez of Latino Review said, “I want most to see Green Lantern. I’ve heard the footage they are showing is F%$king bananas. I’m just a big Green Lantern fan. I’m interested to see how the crowd would reacts to Thor and I know they will go nuts for Captain America.”
Drew McWeeny of HitFix didn’t say what he was looking forward to, but he’s hosting the Hall H panels for the films “Megamind” and “Skyline.”
Cole Abaius of FilmSchoolRejects is looking forward to “free hugs, Kevin Smith talking for 5 hours and the films that come out of left field to wow the attendees.”
What news are you looking forward to hearing about out of this year’s show? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!
Source: Splash Page