By now some of you will probably have picked up on the fact that I am something of a geek (as if the book blog wasn’t a big enough clue). As I cannot be in San Diego right now for Comic Con (a huge expo of nerdy-goodness for those who might not be as in touch with their geeky side), I have been reading a ton of articles on all the news coming from there. This is the time of year when new movies are announced, the latest trailers released, and from interviews all the behind the secret things we have been dying to know. I thought I would share with you some of the most exciting things (to me at least) that I have seen coming from Comic Con this year!
First is the new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The new trailer shows so much more, and gives a much better idea of what the final movie will look like. I was personally most excited to see Katniss’ wedding-to-mocking jay dress. You can watch the trailer below, and if you are curious there are a ton of interviews with Jennifer Lawrence and the rest about filming the new movie.
Second there was a panel for The Seventh Son, which is based on The Wardstone Chronicles. I read the first book in this series just for this movie, and I am looking forward to the movie. There is also a trailer out now, that you can watch below. As far as the book goes I knew there were going to be differences in the plot just from casting, but the trailer shows something very different to what I was expecting. However, I am still looking forward to seeing this movie, even if it is only very loosely based on the book.
I know both Frances and I are looking forward to The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones movie that is coming out soon. There was at least one panel discussion for this movie and some interviews with the main actors. You can read an article about an interview with Lily Collins here. The main gist of the article is that she was running around in heels for the movie. This has me a little worried as from reading the book I only remember one scene/sequence of events where Clary is wearing heels, so she really shouldn’t have been wearing them for the whole movie. Hopefully it was just an exaggeration, but it makes me even more nervous than I was for the adaptation of this book.
Over at Buzzfeed, they have an article about the pilot episode of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., which you can read here. I already shared a link to the trailer for this show a week ago, and I am still very excited to see this show. It seems to live up to people’s expectations, and is supposedly funny! Also in connection to the Marvel Universe of superheroes, there was a lot of buzz over the next few movies. Tom Hiddleston dressed as Loki to entertain the crowd and introduce the new trailer for the next Thor movie, and the fans apparently went crazy over his appearance. There was also news about the next Captain America movie, The Winter Solider. The most exciting news for me was the announcement of the name of the next Avenger’s movie, which will be The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and will begin filming in 2014.
Last, but not least, is my personal favorite of all the news. For several years there has been talk of a movie reboot of The Crow. However, it has changed hands so many times it was starting to look very unlikely. Yet, it seems to have come into yet another director’s hands, and this time he was able to convince James O’Barr, the author of the original comics, to be attached to the movie, too. This is a really good sign as O’Barr has been very reticent to have any more Crow movies after the death of Brandon Lee (and he was openly outspoken about how bad some of the later movies were). Not only is O’Barr on board, they also have the main actor cast, Luke Evans, who I am a fan of (he was Zeus in The Immortals, the detective in The Raven, and will be Bard in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug). You can read more here, and I will no doubt be providing any updates about this as I hear them!
What have you guys been watching from Comic Con? One of my other favorite things to do is look at all the pictures of the amazing costumes that people are wearing, which I highly recommend you do (here is a link for some of the most adorable ones!). There is so much more that I could talk about that has been happening in San Diego, such as things related to the X-Men, Sherlock (BBC), Doctor Who, and so many others!! Let me know what you are most excited about!
Until next time,