Comic-Con News Highlights – From Iron Man 3 To Godzilla16.07.12 # News # 5 Comments
Three years ago our intrepid reporter Dalmatian Jaws went to Comic-Con. He slept in a car the first night, under a hedge the second and was woken up by the park’s sprinkler system at 6am. He swore he’d never go back. True to his word we did not attend this year, here’s a round-up of the stuff that happened:
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige confirmed that its next four movies are Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Here’s the concept art for Guardians, a team movie given momentum by the success of another, The Avengers:
The so-so-looking armour from Iron Man 3 was also revealed:
Edgar Wright’s recently-filmed test footage for Marvel’s Ant-Man was screened. It appears the project is still moving forward, but there is no release date.
Godzilla showed off a teaser that probably won’t be going online any time soon. Here’s the description courtesy of ComingSoon:
“The movie isn’t going for camp on any level. The opening WB and Legendary logos are black and white with a font similar to the original Japanese writing. We pan across a city that has been utterly destroyed. The narration is from Robert Oppenheimer, creator of the atomic bomb: “We knew the world would not be the same. Few people laughed. Few people cried. Most were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture. The Bhagavad-Git… takes on his multi-armed form (we see another giant creature’s body in the wreckage) and says, ‘I am become death. Destroyer of worlds.” From the smoke, we see something enormous. We’re following a camera up Godzilla’s back, showing his scales. We see his face, but it’s almost a silhouette. It looks a lot like the classic Godzilla design but with a slightly fatter face.”
Man Of Steel showed its teaser trailer, which you can see attached to The Dark Knight Rises:
“We see flashes of Smallville. The farm house. Clark running in a red cape as a child. An older, bearded Clark walks a snowy road in an arctic town. We hear Russell Crowe’s voice talking about children being inspired to greater things mixed into Kevin Costner’s voice. Both fathers are giving Clark/Kal advice on how to become who he wants to be. Clark is brought to the Kent barn and shown the spaceship that has been hidden there. He holds a small piece of metal with the S logo on the end. Clark, as a teen, saves a bus of kids. The bus crashes into the water and he swims, pulling the door off. “People are afraid of what they don’t understand,” says Costner. Clark talks to Jor-El. They’re standing right in front of one another, using a holographic projection. There are flashes of Superman flying and one of him catching someone falling off a building. A flash of Clark, shirtless, with his whole body on fire. Another of him thrown, crashing into the bank vault we saw in the first still. Elsewhere he climbs out of a pile of skulls, and the military turns their weapons on him. There’s a major discussion in the narration about the world turning against Superman because they don’t trust him. Visually it looks very different to previous Superman movies.”
It also dropped a teaser poster:
Sam Raimi’s Wizard Of Oz-prequel Oz: The Great and Powerful debuted its first trailer. It strongly echoes Alice In Wonderland, which is the financial idea:
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D released a clip. The nurses look like a music video dance troupe:
The sequel to animated movie Resident Evil: Degeneration got an underwhelming trailer:
What’s grabbed your attention? Let us know in the comments.