Escape to the Movies: Comic-Con 2010

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Comic-Con 2010

This week MovieBob takes a look at news and events from Comic-Con 2010

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Avengers! yay!

awesome

DAM I wish I was there.
Forget Haunted Mansion, I want to know If Del Toro is gunna do another HellBoy Movie.

Oh, and Brave and the Bold is canceled?


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Been dieing for an excuse to use this again. Someone should actually put the text IN the video.

Well, as someone who didn't pay any attention to Comic-Con, This was very informative. And has me looking forward to the upcoming movies.

I managed to see that Thor trailer from not so legit sources and I have to say that it's pretty dang amazing. Although the story doesn't quite have that epic feel to it.

Anyhoo, WHOO, COMIC-CON. It was great. News wise, that is.

What!? I missed where they said Brave and the Bold was canceled! Well that sucks.

Cool episode. I was kinda hoping that you would take time to review another DVD release, namely, Batman: Under the Red Hood.

Still sucks about Ed Norton, but hey what are you gonna do? Still not sure about Joss Whedon, though. Never really liked Buffy, but I did like Serenity.

Am I the only one who's disappointed aboot Whedon? Sure he's good at what he does, but that is not doing films like the Avengers. Let him go back to space cowboys with quirky personalities, as that's what he does well. Besides; the dude hasn't been good since (However long ago Dr. Horrible came out as it's what he did before he decided to start on DollHouse.)
Couldn't they get Jon Favreau, Brian Singer, or the dude who directed Kickass instead? (He seems good at adapting Millar's work, since the Ultimates is where all the best material is)

Brave and the Bold and Green Hornet are victims of the same problem, they have fun, camp and colour. I can tell you right now Green Hornet will NOT be dark and gritty, and I'm glad for it. Let's have fun with heroes without it being written by "those guys who were involved in Scary Movie".

Random question how badly is "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" going to do when it is coming out the same day as the Expendables and Eat, Pray, Love. My guess is that it's going to be a slaughter.

PS: TRON 2. nice.

While I am very excited about the Avengers as well as Thor and Captain America, the one thing that I was looking forward to seeing any new info about didn't even show up: the remake of Red Dawn. I was looking forward to a teaser trailer or something because it was advertised as having a panel there (I would figure as much considering how Chris Hemsworth was cast as Jed Eckert). Alas, like many die hard fans of the original Cold War classic, I was left with crushing disappointment because there was no panel, no trailer, no nothing. With MGM on dire straits, I'm wondering if the film will ever be released. Sigh. At least I'll have Captain America and Thor to look forward to next year.

Don't agree about the Green Lantern costume, but whatever. Nice summary.

OG my god. joss whedon is going to direct the avengers!?! that just made my day.

i suprised you were'nt impressed by sucker punch

Thanks for explaining the glove MovieBob. Not a hugh Marvel fan so wasn't sure why a glove was such a big deal, you make it sound real cool. What Men do to impress their lady friends. Saw some nice Figures of Death and Thantos at Sideshow booth and Death is very pretty. I'm looking forward to the Del Toro Haunted Mansion, hope they use the story that the ride already has and not add some weird modern element like a real estate agent.

What Brave and the Bold is CANCELED?!?!! But the big damn WB bag they where passing out had the brave and the bold video game all over it!?!?! WHY!?!?! WHY must they play with me like this!!!!

I hate having to still explain this, so I'm going to do it in Bold face so everyone gets it:
A LOT OF COMIC BOOK OUTFITS WOULD LOOK FUCKING STUPID ON SCREEN!

There are some that'll work, some that'll do fine and some that will sink the entire movie if they show up wearing them and a very small number which look stupid even in context of the comic. Hawkeye will not be wearing purple because it would look idiotic and I hope to god they lose the stupid mask too. Wolverine's costume is that rare kind of costume that would get the amazing "Costume problem" trifecta:
1) Make the movie IMPOSSIBLE to take seriously
2) Add a fairly solid extra amount to the budget
3) Add an extra month to the production time, due to the time lost putting it on and getting it off.

As for Batman, all the comics have said or suggested that he wears Kevlar (it would strain believability if he didn't) and I've got news for you: That's what he would HAVE to wear. Does it have some visual problems, sure. Is it better than being asked to believe that "No really, this cloth is bullet proof." Yeah it is.

Lastly, I'm sorry but costume is ultimately unimportant. Iron Man could be spray-painted black, and I wouldn't care so long as the writing was solid, the action was good and the actors did their job well. Daredevil and Fantastic 4 had fairly true-to-the-comics outfits and that didn't stop them from being mediocre and complete shit, respectively. And I sure as hell didn't hear you complaining when Doc Ock showed up in Spider-Man 2 in a trenchcoat instead of green spandex ;).

Batman: The Brave and the Bold was a good fun cartoon :( RIP

as with everything else... WOOOO!

Artemus_Cain:
Still sucks about Ed Norton, but hey what are you gonna do? Still not sure about Joss Whedon, though. Never really liked Buffy, but I did like Serenity.

The TV series that spawned Serenity is even better. It shows how Joss can balance disparate characters with wildly different backstories in equal parts heart, humor and badassness.

lessee, commentary:

Green Lantern: not as hung up on the costume as most people (comic geeks) are. Heck, he probably makes the thing from his ring. or as someone else says:

Elesar:
I hate having to still explain this, so I'm going to do it in Bold face so everyone gets it:
A LOT OF COMIC BOOK OUTFITS WOULD LOOK FUCKING STUPID ON SCREEN!

-hug- Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the uncanny valley

American Godzilla: Hmmmmmmmm, at least Godzilla LOOKS right

Cowboys & Aliens: Sounds bizarre, but Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford are awesome (even if Ford was involved in Crystal Crap)

Tron 2: Okay, Cool

Green Hornet: I'm a Rogen fanboy so I'm almost inclined to see it

The Avengers: Whoop-dee-friggin-doo, the concept of it resulted in Iron Man 2's slipshod narrative and I don't see how even Joss Whedon can make a compelling, interesting narrative out of a superhero team up. MOVIES AREN'T COMICS

Captain America: Has potential, but Chris Evans as Captain America worries me

Thor: Has potential, but director Kenneth Branagh is a DRAMATIC director and his last film was a lukewarmly received remake of the classic film Sleuth starring Michael Caine and the late Laurence Olivier. And seriously, stop whining about Batman already, like it or not he needs the damn armor if he's going up against GUYS WITH GUNS.-UPDATED- Saw the trailer, though it didn't strike me as much as I thought it would.

Infinity Gauntlet: Yeah, this makes The Avengers narrative even less plausible to make sense if THAT is getting involved. God, Marvel needs to get their heads out of their asses.

Really? Thanos and the infinity gauntlet? All this stuff looks so nice, but I'd really want see how they're going to have it all come together. As much as I like nerd culture, the broad spectrum of movie views may not, so I hope they can really sell their next few movies.

I was most happy about the trailer for the new season of Dexter, the first look at The Walking Dead season 1, and the new Avatar series.

Huh, I wondered whether you'd do a video on this considering the lack of films to comment on. I followed most of the coverage but it was good to know that I didn't miss anything.

For those who are wary of Joss Whedon, I'd give him the benefit of the doubt. He's done some excellent work in the past (including a large proportion of Toy Story) and has written comic book teams before, Uncanny X-Men. I'm sure he can do the Avengers justice as he handles team dynamics very well.

I'm really excited for the Avengers, so much so that the news on Thor, Captain America or anything else just seems so insignificant to me. I really hope it doesn't suck but if it seems too good to be true...

What exactly was that big yellow glowing box thing at 3:04? Never was a big fan of Thor, so don't know the lore.

As for the Infinity Gauntlet, that'd be awesome, but no way in hell would they be able to pull it off in one movie...probably not even two.

I haven't been paying attention to Comic-Con so thanks for the details.

I'm also upset by people who would rather see boring black spandex than awesome, colorful armor that compliment the original outfit.

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Am I the only one who's disappointed aboot Whedon? Sure he's good at what he does, but that is not doing films like the Avengers. Let him go back to space cowboys with quirky personalities, as that's what he does well. Besides; the dude hasn't been good since (However long ago Dr. Horrible came out as it's what he did before he decided to start on DollHouse.)
Couldn't they get Jon Favreau, Brian Singer, or the dude who directed Kickass instead? (He seems good at adapting Millar's work, since the Ultimates is where all the best material is)

You're not alone. I am not at all confident in Whedon's abilities to pull off The Avengers so it doesn't turn out like the character cluster fuck that was X-Men 3. I would've been so much more assured of it's success had Jon Favreau taken the helm. He's done great things with Iron Man.

/sigh. Oh well. And no Edward Norton still makes me a sad panda. Very very low condience in mr indie actor's skills at the not so smashy side of the Hulk.

Thanks to the cancellation of The Tick..er I mean Batman the Brave and the Bold I've gotten back lost sanity points.

Sorry, but I'm a little rusty with my comic mythology, what is you know what?

Damn good video Bob, I feel informed!

Didn't they already make a movie based on Haunted Mansion?

Yeah, they did. It stared Eddie Murphy.

It sucked.

Am I the only one who was not impressed with the Thor trailer? I might be biased because I never really liked Thor but the trailer did not change my opinion on him. It looked boring and silly and left me with a strong taste of "meh" in my mouth.

My jaw dropped at 3:55. Pleeeeease don't eff this up Hollywood!

So the "Red Skull" is hunting for sugar cubes...in space?!

Souplex:
Am I the only one who's disappointed aboot Whedon? Sure he's good at what he does, but that is not doing films like the Avengers. Let him go back to space cowboys with quirky personalities, as that's what he does well. Besides; the dude hasn't been good since (However long ago Dr. Horrible came out as it's what he did before he decided to start on DollHouse.)

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Seriously, I have the opposite take on Whedon. He is a fine director who knows how to get the what he wants from his actors, who is willing to listen, and can get things done on time and undercost. I like the stuff he directs.

His writing I am not impressed by. He does not know how to begin story lines, he spends too much time developing things that do not really matter, and he rushes the conclusion when he really should not have.

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Samuel L. Fucking Jackson as Nick Fury? EPIC!

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