The Return of the Nerds
Once again, Comic Con has come and gone, leaving hours upon hours of interviews, sneak peeks, and trailers in its wake. For those who couldn’t attend this year’s event, like myself, I’ve compiled a few highlights, a few of your favorites, so you too can be up-to-date will all the latest from the Con.
Breaking Dawn (Part 2)
Twilight‘s reign over Comic Con has finally come to a close. Sigh. The highly anticipated panel did not disappoint, as fans were treated to Rob Pattinson’s classic one-liners, equal parts awkwardness and hilarity, and seven minutes of the final film. From what I’ve heard, the footage shown detailed the early hours after Bella Cullen’s transformation, including Bella and Edward’s first hunt together, and Bella’s attempts at acting human for the blissfully unaware, Charlie. Unluckily for us, the scenes from the series last installment are unavailable to the rest of us non-con goer’s. However (start getting excited), you can view the rest of the panel right here, right now. Just click on Mr. Pattinson and he will direct you to your new destination. Enjoy!
The Vampire Diaries
Okay, everyone relax. Breathe. Ahhhhh!!!! Vampire Diaries!!! No. No, calm down. You can’t FanGirl on me now, this is serious business. We still have almost three months to go before the TVD hellatus is over and we can’t squee over every little thing. Wait. Nevermind. Forget I said that. October 11th is a long ways away. Go ahead and squee all you want. I can’t blame you. This is the first time we’re getting relatively obscure answers about next season. The panel discusses character evolution, character hookups, and the future of Delena & Stelena. However, one very, very important bit of information was left out. What about Joseph “JoMo” Morgan’s future on the show? What. About. Klaus. Huh? *Uses scary voice * Tell us. On the other hand, executive producer/writer Jule Plec was eager to entertain the idea of Alaric’s return to Mystic Falls. Looks like there’s hope after all.
Ian on the love triangle after Elena’s transformation: “She’s going to need help from [Damon and Stefan], and I think the three of them are quite possibly going to learn a LOT together . . . It’s going to be an interesting process.”
Paul’s Suggestion for the love triangle? “Salvatore Sandwich.”
Just one of many surprises at Comic Con, Stephenie Meyer and writer/director Andrew Niccol made a brief appearance after the Breaking Dawn panel to discuss the upcoming Host film (In theatres March 29, 2013). The pair talked briefly about the film – Niccol showing serious dedication to the Host world and its characters – and gave the audience a brief look at Melanie’s transformation from human to Wanderer.
The footage they showed . . . began with Saorise Ronan’s character opening her eyes to reveal an inhuman coloration. She’s in some kind a facility and has just been taken over by an alien life force. Diane Kruger’s character (also taken over) talks to her and reveals that most of Earth has been invaded and that human bodies are conquered and controlled. This new girl was formerly a famous resistance fighter and she needs the alien inside her to probe her memories. The scene turns to a series of flashbacks with, in each shot, much of the frame blurred. Ronan explains that the girl was named Melanie Stryder and that she managed to escape the early wave of attacks on Earth.
A (presumably later) scene has the inhabited-Melanie being led to a cave in a series of desert mountains. There are men there that want to kill her because they don’t trust the alien within her, but William Hurt’s character . . . comes in with a shotgun and stops them. (via CommingSoon.net)
Man of Steel
Yeah . . . the only reason why I’m posting this is so I can look at him (the über-gorgeous Henry Cavill) all day. Can you blame me?
Supernatural will be starting its eighth season this fall (!) and our favorite hunters have been to hell and back – literally – but this upcoming season might be a little different for the boys. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, along with producers Jeremy Carver and Ben Edlund, were all on hand to talk about the Winchester Brothers and what we can expect after Dean’s journey into purgatory.
Jeremy says that at the beginning of this season, we will learn that “being separated had a profound effect on both of them and they have gone a separate way.” Also, they will have spent “more than a summer” apart. “The relationships that they made and their time off from each other will be very important in each of their lives, and they will have to come to terms with the new relationship in each of their lives,” he says. Ben points out that the boys are “emotional shut-ins that have to learn how to deal” with what happened to each other during the summer. (Via EW)
Jeremy tries to explain: “I can’t go into it too much, but suffice to say that in a lot of season’s past the boys have been reacting to something, but this year, they’re starting on offense.” He says they’re chasing “something near and dear to their hearts.” Ben elaborates: They are on a “chase for a power source that we’ve already seen hints of.” (via EW)
We all love the Mythbusters, right? Well, this fall they’re back with more myths, more explosions, and more Adam and Jamie. I’m super-excited to see how they tackle the floating door myth from Titanic: the Movie. Go on, check out the teaser for yourselves.
It seemed everywhere you looked the adorable Matt Smith and Co. (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) were somewhere, someplace, promoting the newest season of Doctor Who. Not that I’m complaining. Here they are at Nerd HQ, taking time for some Q & A’s.
What did you think of all these spoilers, teasers, and celebrity panels? What films are you looking forward to this year or the next? Which TV show’s return are you most excited for? Did you attend Comic Con 2012? Wish you had? Tell me in the comments!