Sunday 27 July 2014

SPECIAL: San Diego Comic Con 2014 - Part 1

It's that time of the year again, when San Diego is home to the biggest comic convention to all fans around the world...the time when the biggest movie franchises to get to share their joy with fans, bringing their casts in panels & interviews...and even show some footages too.

Well, for poor guys like me stuck halfway around the world...all we get is the bloody announcements and probably some details and clips of what is shown/revealed there...and I'm here to share some of them and my thought of them...

I'm going to go with the four big studios that I'm excited about...two for this post, two for the next...

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros Pictures

          Now Warner Bros initially announced having panels for Jupiter Ascending, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Which is what they did, except they add a surprise for fans with the guys from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yup, you heard that correctly. Zack Snyder brought along a clip (which we do not get to see) of a stare down between...well...Batman & Superman. Along with him came Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and even Gal Gadot. But no questions were asked, so no new information about that movie there, aside from us getting on a picture of the Wonder Woman in the film (link:

          It was great to hear more about Jupiter and Mad Max but I'm not too excited about them yet, so I'm gonna skip discussing that for now. Now The Hobbit is a different story entirely. It is my most anticipated movie of the year, yet I'm still not getting anything (although the guys at San Diego do). Well, I've read the description of the trailer shown (link:, and it does feel very epic indeed. Peter Jackson himself said about the story getting that much darker heading towards the tone of The Fellowship of the Ring, and yes he mentioned that not all characters will live by the end. So, yeah, expect some emotional drama in the film then. But for now, all I want is just a teaser trailer to come out online for the general public to see. Really can't wait for it.


Legendary Pictures

          Legendary Pictures did not provide any details beforehand, but I have to say, I'm very pleased with what they announced in their presentation. Five movies; about the upcoming Blackhat, Crimson Peak, & Warcraft, as well as the announcement of Godzilla 2 & Skull Island. Again, no clips or anything for us to see. But from the description of the footages shown, Blackhat, the cyber thriller coming January 2015, seem to be a very cool movie indeed. Movies involving technology easily has the potential, but may easily fail if not appealing to audiences (recall: Transcendence). Not much about Warcraft for now, but they did show some details about Crimson Peak and it certainly looks like Guillermo del Toro knows what he's doing. And Tom Hiddleston, so, yeay!

          Now the announcements are what gets me most excited. Knowing the plans for Godzilla 2 is good, especially with the mentioning of the new types of kaijus (monsters) that may appear in the next movie. However, it may still be a long wait away, as director Gareth Edwards will have to finish the Star Wars spin-off (November 2016) before moving on towards this gigantic monster sequel. On the other hand, we have Skull Island to come in November 2016. For those who don't know, Skull Island is the island where King Kong is found. So, this one will be about the origins of King Kong, and be a prequel to the King Kong movies that came before (no idea which one). No other details exist, but I'm certainly so looking forward to this one.


To be continued...
Next post will be all about superheroes...

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