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: