Marvel are the undisputed kings of Comic Con and the Iron Man panels especially have a reputation for whipping the crowds into a nerd frenzy with messy fangasms occurring left, right and centre. In the wake of the Avengers smashing cinemas apart this year, the anticipation for the beginning of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe – Phase Two couldn’t be higher. With that, we come to the Hall H panel for Iron Man 3.
During a Twitter Q&A hosted by Glamour Channing Tatum was asked if there is to be a sequel to Magic Mike.
“Yes, yes and yes," the well-oiled star said. "We're working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger."
San Diego Comic-con is often the place to announce trailers, casting and sequels. It’s where people try to look forward to what the silver screen has to offer, and vary rarely dwells on the mistakes of the past.
300: Battle of Artemisia is the upcoming film which defies the laws of story-telling. Rumoured to be both prequel and sequel, and promising another few hundred naked men, we can happily announce that one set of bronzed pecks will belong to rising star Jack O’Connell.
Stephanie Meyer has proven herself to be the genital herpes of cinematic adaptations; as soon as you think you’re in the clear, her brainless heroines flare up again, more painful than the last.
Earlier this week, we brought news that Chronicle director Josh Trank will be behind the camera for the reboot of Fox’s Fantastic 4 franchise. Now, it is being reported that relatively unknown writer Jeremy Slater will pen the script for the movie.
Hyper-kinetic director and man-child Zack Snyder has, for some unfathomable reason, been put in charge of rebooting the Superman franchise. Quite why anyone thought that the man behind the loathsome Sucker Punch was an appropriate choice for the most iconic superhero ever is unclear, but in a panel at Comic-Con, Snyder unveiled his take on the character.
Lots of stuff and a poster after the jump.
Following the announcement of new titles to the Thor and Captain America sequels, showing Marvel's commitment to creating the comic book experience on film, the studio announced its most audacious slate of new titles yet.
Every year since 2007, Marvel have owned Comic Con. It began when Jon Favreau knocked Hall H on their collective, predominantly unwashed asses with a sizzle reel for the one-time underdog by the name of Iron Man; an untested tent pole director working with a disgraced former star on a second-tier comic book property. No one expected great things from this movie and yet that's what Marvel delivered. They even managed to win Comic Con by simply announcing a film and parading out the cast for a photo-op with The Avengers in 2011.
2012, Marvel's biggest year yet following the monster success of their first big crossover event, and the super studio has no intention of resting on its considerable laurels. Comic Con heralded the announcement of the official titles for Thor 2 and Captain America 2 along with the identity of the studio's two "mystery" titles.
Let's get to the former news first...