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#SDCC: ‘Megamind’ – UPDATED

#SDCC: ‘Megamind’ – UPDATED

And we’re off! The first Hall H presentation goes to DreamWorks Animation, making its Comic-Con debut with
Megamind. Riffing on a certain super origin, Megamind and Metro Man are jettisoned to Earth as
babies when their home planets are destroyed. Megamind crash-lands inside a
maximum-security prison, where he evolves into the wicked and diabolical
genius he is today, while the dashingly handsome superhero Metro Man grows
into the universally adored savior of Metro City, beloved by every man, woman
and child — and especially the city’s ace reporter Roxanne Ritchie.

Megamind stars Will
Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Jonah Hill and director Tom McGrath were on hand to show footage. Brad Pitt, the voice of Metro Man, was unavailable, but a cardboard substitute was found. Ferrell, as you can see, dressed in character. Either that or he’s decided to go in a different career direction and audition for Blue Man Group.

Jonah Hill, however, stunned audiences when he announced that he would be taking over the role of the Hulk in the Avengers movie.

UPDATE: Here’s the new trailer for MegaMind that was shown at the panel:

#SDCC: Overheard at San Diego Comic-Con, Day 3

#SDCC: Overheard at San Diego Comic-Con, Day 3

The rumbles from the floors and halls… and as soon as people recover from hangovers, the parties:

”Last time I trusted you guys, you said Nikki and Paulo were going to be awesome.” – Jorge Garcia

“I didn’t understand the meaning of fans until I came to Comic-Con last year.” – Ludacris

“You’re now officially old. I’m calling it: 10PM on July 25th, 2009.” – Kevin Smith on hating Twilight fan-girls

NOT OVERHEARD, OR EVEN HEARD, AT THE FUTURAMA PANEL: The voice actors.

#SDCC: ‘The Prisoner’: Do You Want … Information?

#SDCC: ‘The Prisoner’: Do You Want … Information?

Jim Cavalziel (The Passion of the Christ) suffers a whole
new kind of persecution when he stars as Number Six in the six-episode remake
of Patrick McGoohan’s classic 1960s show The Prisoner, which is set to air on
AMC in November.

Today’s SDCC panel on The Prisoner reboot featured Jim
Cavalziel as well as Prisoner co-star Lennie James (Jericho), AMC VP Vlad
Wolynetz, and miniseries writer Bill Gallagher. Alas, Sir Ian McKellan, who
takes on the role of Six’s nemesis, Number Two, was not present.

Gallagher characterized the remake as a “response,” and not
a duplication of McGoohan’s concept. (We don’t have to worry about Cavalziel
being overly influenced by McGoohan’s take on the role of Number Six; according
to a Wired interview, he’s never even seen the show. Maybe that’s worrying in a
whole different way.)

The panel premiered nine minutes of footage from the new
Prisoner, embedded below for your viewing pleasure, and of course, your judging. According
to official AMC tweeter, ThePrisoner_AMC, “The crowd … [went] wild after rover is
revealed in #ThePrisoner panel at Comic-Con.” Presumably, that was out of appreciative
nostalgia, not fear, because the Village’s security device is still a decidedly
unintimidating, giant white balloon. Watching the footage, it’s clear that the
premise has shifted quite a bit, although several scenes and bits of dialogue have
carried over and sound a bit odd voiced in American accents. The setting has
also moved thousands of miles from the cool, green precincts of Wales to a
considerably hotter, more arid enclave in Namibia.

Marvel Comics and AMC have also
collaborated on a Prisoner comic, which is being given away at San Diego.

Download a PDF of the comic from the AMC website.


The Point: Twilight, Trek & ComicCon

The Point: Twilight, Trek & ComicCon

TWILIGHT is finally headed to comics and it will be manga, HARRY POTTER kicks DARK KNIGHT off the Box Office Record Chart and a 21st Century STAR TREK DVD is coming. Oh yeah, ComicCon is here in FIVE days!

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The Point San Diego PreGame

The Point San Diego PreGame

Both AMERICAN IDOL and AMERICA’S GOT TALENT owe a lot to THE GONG SHOW, and creator CHUCK BARRIS explains why – Plus it’s the kick off for our big COMICCON PreGame coverage and we introduce you to COMIX4SIGHT.

 

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Exclusive ‘Dollhouse’ Season 1 DVD for San Diego Comic-Con, 1st look at ‘Epitaph One’

Exclusive ‘Dollhouse’ Season 1 DVD for San Diego Comic-Con, 1st look at ‘Epitaph One’

In a studio first, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is offering fans of Joss Whedon’s mysterious cult series Dollhouse a chance to purchase a special advanced limited edition Blu-ray or DVD of the first season, exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con International. Individually numbered and highly collectible, only 5000 (2500 Blu-ray/2500 DVD) copies were created, each featuring a personal letter to fans from Whedon, exclusive Comic-Con packaging, and a first look at the unaired episode “Epitaph One”.

Available for pre-order at FoxStore.com beginning Monday, July 6 at 10:00 AM PST (oh noes, thirty minutes from now!!!) through July 20 (or until product is sold out), a limited quantity will also be available for on-site purchase at the Fox Booth (#1429).  In person pick-up for those that pre-ordered the collection will begin at the Fox Booth on Wednesday, July 22 (preview night).  Photo ID is required or purchasers must designate at checkout someone who will pick-up the DVD on their behalf.

The Dollhouse Season One Comic-Con Blu-ray Disc will be available for a suggested retail price of $69.99 and the DVD will be available for $49.98.  Regular versions of Dollhouse Season One BD and DVD will be available everywhere July 28.

Here’s an introductory video from Joss, spelling it all out:

‘Doctor Who’ movie with David Tennant coming?

‘Doctor Who’ movie with David Tennant coming?

That’s the latest rumor kicking around everywhere across the web– that there might be a new Doctor Who movie that, if the rumors are correct, would star David Tennant as the Doctor and that the movie will be officially announced later this month at Comic-Con in San Diego, like everything else in the world.

The rumors also have former Doctor Who writer/executive producer Russell T. Davies involved in the project, and both he and David Tennant are rumored to be showing up at San Diego… are they showing up for a victory lap, or is there something bigger going on? Hmm… IDW is doing the Doctor Who comic, maybe they know something.

The Point Growing Up Comic!

The Point Growing Up Comic!

We know you’ve heard it before, but here is a really delightful comics that really is for everone! We’ll give you a preview, plus DC course-corrects The JLA with new creators, a weird Conan movie factoid and Doctor Who at ComicCon!


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The Point Mocca Recap

The Point Mocca Recap

A new facility and a great turn-out for the MOCCA Art Festival in New York – we’ve got your recap plus the newest comic publisher happens to be Uncle Sam, Peter Jackson got his ticket to ComicCon and Marvel gives us some Strange.


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