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Comic Con coverage and photos from Day 2
San Diego is a buzz with Comic Con fever. We are now in Day 2, with much more to look forward to this weekend. Do you want to know what happened today at the convention center? Day 2 was full of more must-see celebrities, premiers, and great panels. With the help of our Facebook fans and Twitter followers we are now able to give you even more first-hand accounts of what happened on the convention floor. If you were there and want to contribute, let us know what you thought in the comments section below or on our Facebook page or on Twitter.
Yesterday we reported that Walt Disney Pictures presented a special inside look at “Tron: Legacy,” the sequel to the 1982 film “Tron.” Today we share the trailer with you which highlights the amazing gadgets and costumes used in the film.
Summit Entertainment: Drive Angry 3D— 3D is the new phenomena and it’s popping up all over Comic Con. “Drive Angry” is about a vengeful father who hunts down the people who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. The film is brought to you by Patrick Lussie, the writer and director of My Bloody Valentine 3D and stars Nicolas Cage, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, and Amber Heard. The director not only showed clips from the film, but shared how it got it’s name. Aparently the title came from Ground Hog Day when Bill Murray was shouting “Don’t drive angry” and the director thought “Yeah, do drive angry!” People who watched the trailer seemed to enjoy it, including @jenniferhchao who reports from Twitter that “Drive Angry 3D looked good. I appreciate movies that are planned as 3D from the beginning.”
Sony Pictures Entertainment: The Other Guys and The Green Hornet— Those attending the convention got two more sneak peeks at films from Sony Pictures.
– “The Other Guys” is about New York Detectives played by Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson, Will Ferrell, and Mark Wahlberg. Instead of playing heroes, they play “the other guys” who just happen to stumble on one of New York’s biggest crimes.
– “The Green Hornet” director Michel Gondry revealed that he will be taking on “The Green Hornet” in 3D. In “The Green Hornet” Britt Reid, played by Seth Rogen, takes over his father’s media empire after his death. He partners with Kato (Jay Chou)to fight crime by posing as criminals, only to become the vigilante, The Green Hornet. They revealed the Green Hornet car and Seth Rogen explained that they wanted to make an original movie that is heavily based on the original series while exploring how the Green Hornet came into being.
8:00-10:00 World Premiere: Batman: Under the Red Hood— Tonight they will be releasing the world premiere of “Batman: Under the Red Hood”, the eighth entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 movies. The voice cast includes Bruce Greenwood from Star Trek, Jensen Ackles from Supernatural, Neil Patrick Harris from How I Met Your Mother, and many more. Executive producer Bruce Timm, director Brandon Vietti, comics writer Judd Winick and members of the cast are on hand to reveal what happened behind the scenes. Batman: Under the Red Hood on Blu-Ray and DVD, OnDemand and For Download on July 27, 2010.
Comedy Central: Ugly Americans— The producer and cast tok us behind the scenes of this at this animated series with a sneak peek of the new season as well. “Ugly Americans,” currently has two million total viewers and returns with new episodes on October 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
The Big Bang Theory— The Big Bang Theory will begin this fall on a new night – Thursdays on CBS. They offered a screening and Q&A with the show’s creators and stars including Wil Wheaton, executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, as well as series stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons , Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar. As a special treat to the convention-goers, @ sonya415 reports on Twitter that “By audience request, Big Bang Theory cast sang “soft kitty.”
MTV’s Teen Wolf— We got a look at MTV’s newest drama based on the Michael J. Fox movie. Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, Dylan O’Brien, Crystal Reed, series creator/exec producer Jeff Davisand director Russell Mulcahy were there for a screening of scenes from the pilot and hosted a Q&A.
Bones— Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson and star David Boreanaz discussed Season 5 of Bones and what’s in store for Booth and Brennan in Season 6. We hear from @meek_the_geek on Twitter that they’re “Hinting that someone is going to be killed off on bones this season!” And Bones’ creator @HartHanson confirms, saying that “Grave Digger will lead to something worse in the next season.”
Nickelodeon: Penguins, Lemurs, and Pandas, Oh My!— Nickelodeon presented their upcoming Penguins special “The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel” and cast members performed a table read from a new episode. Previews of the new series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, were also shown.
4:30-5:30 Adult Swim Panel Featuring Robot Chicken, Venture Bros, and Metalocalypse— Show creators Seth Green, Matt Senreich, and Tom Root (Robot Chicken), Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer (Venture Bros), and Brendon Small(Metalocalypse) are gong to talk about the series’, show sneak peeks, and answer questions.
5:15-6:15 True Blood Panel and Q&A session— True Blood began its third season June 13 on HBO. It has earned two Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series-Drama. Anna Paquin, Golden Globe winner for True Blood season one and Oscar-winner for The Piano, Stephen Moyer, Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy-winning HBO series Six Feet Under), and many other cast members will be on hand to answer questions from the crowd.
Peanuts Turns 60— 1950 marked the launch of the Peanuts comic strip in seven American newspapers. Jerry Beck moderated a panel where Jeannie Schulz (widow of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz), and others presented an in-depth look at the work of Charles M. Schulz. They also discussed all the great things to come for Peanuts Fans.
Building a Horror Entertainment Franchise: Dead Space 2— The sequel to 2008’s award-winning horror videogame will be released in January 2011. Visceral Games announced two all-new products in the Dead Space™ franchise; Dead Space Aftermath and Dead Space Salvage. Dead Space Aftermath is an animated feature that explains what happened during the first-responder mission to Aegis VII. Dead Space Salvage is a graphic novel that tells the story of a rogue group of miners who come across the dilapidated USG Ishimura. Aftermath andSalvage will be available in winter 2010, as part of the pre-launch campaign for Dead Space 2, winner of 17 awards at the Electronic Entertainment Expo including ‘Best Action/Adventure Game’ from top media outlets including Game Informer, GameSpot, GameSpy and Machinima.com.
Convention Center Photo from Staff photographer AKAFotoGirl
Other photos from Thomas Duchnicki::Location Scout, therainstopped, and -l.i.l.l.i.a.n- via Flickr
More photos from AKAFotoGirl are available below and on the SD Entertainer Flickr page.