Yesterday I posted some of the projected highlights for Thursday’s opening day events at Comic-Con and from the sounds of it, nobody disappointed.
I’ll start this wrap-up of the first day with the biggest news for a lot of James Cameron fans. As many of you already know, Cameron is taking over the 3D and IMAX world with his feature film Avatar. Comic-Con attendees were treated to 25 minutes of the film and an intimate chat with Cameron himself. A few highlights were when stars Sigourney Weaver and Zoe Saldana graced the stage and spoke about the movement work they’ve done as well as the mythology that will surround the flick. From what fans can gather so far, Avatar follows the story of a paralyzed soldier in a distant world who volunteers himself and his body to become a hybrid of two species. The result is apparently astounding. Avatar is being pegged as an “experience,” more than a movie and after Cameron announced that August 21st will be “Avatar Day,” everyone is looking to check it out. Avatar Day will mark Cameron’s first big marketing push with his new film as he will be taking over IMAX screens all over the world and show 15 minutes of the move for free.
Onto the next big panel, New Moon. I won’t go into too much detail over what was said cause the nice folks over at ropeofsilicon.com have posted some video. Have a look if you can bare the noise of thousands of screaming fans.
The final bit of huge news that I’ll mention I actually posted yesterday, that being the trailer for Alice In Wonderland. Head on over to yesterday’s post to see it.
Today brings the following:
Warner Bros Presents: Where The Wild Things Are, The Book of Eli, Nightmare on Elm Street, Sherlock Holmes and Jonah Hex – Not sure who will be attending the panel, but with a lineup of flicks like that, I’m sure there will be a few big names.
24 – Kiefer Sutherland and newcomer Katee Sackhoff as well as other cast members will be previewing season 8 of the FOX hit
Focus Features Presents: 9 – Another highly anticipated animated feature will screen never-before-seen footage as well as a panel.
Sony Pictures Presents: Legion and District 9 – More footage from Sony’s upcoming projects as well as a panel including Paul Bettany and Peter Jackson
There are a ton of panels going on today so I’m sure we’ll be getting lots of new footage as the hours pass. I’ll be back tomorrow to wrap up today’s ongoings as well as preview what’s to come for Saturday.