This time of year, we at MovieViral get bombarded with emails regarding San Diego Comic-Con. So, we thought we’d do something useful with the information provided and pass it along to you. If you’re going to the convention, these are the things you might want to check out (including free tacos!). Check out our first Comic-Con news round-up, then proceed below the fold for the latest.
Get the Gringo
Get the Gringo, the latest action-comedy starring Mel Gibson, will be making its debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download July 17, 2012
Before the film comes home, it will be making an apperance at SDCC at Fox Booth #4313, where attendees can pre-order the film and participate in numerous activities. Fans will also be treated to loads of cool swag, including an exclusive mini-poster where fans are tasked to find the ‘Gringo’s’.
In addition to the mini-posters, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be hosting a few fun activities to promote the release, including photo-ops with Lucha libre wrestlers and sexy ring girls (on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, 2012).
Attendees can also take part in the #GetheGringo San Diego Comic-con social media experience. The ring girls will be carrying posters with an exclusive QR code and fans who scan the code, post photos of the wrestlers via Twitter (using #GettheGringo) or upload pictures to Facebook, will receive a voucher for a free taco from Lucha Libre Taco Shop in San Diego.
Fans are also be encouraged to ‘like’ Get the gringo on Facebook via: https://www.facebook.com/GetTheGringo
GetGlue & WB
OBSERVERS, PHYSICISTS, ROGUE AGENTS AND MORE AWAIT FANS WHEN THEY CHECK-IN TO GETGLUE AT COMIC-CON 2012
Fans Checking-in on GetGlue to WBTV Series Panels at #WBSDCC Will Unlock Unique Stickers and Can Get Bonus Stickers by Visiting the “Extra at Comic-Con®” Stage and the Warner Bros. Booth
Collect Stickers for 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Cult, The Following, Fringe, Nikita, Revolution, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Childrens Hospital, DC Nation and MAD
WB Extra Stage Lineup
PRESENTING TWO VERY FAMOUS KEVINS AND A FAN-TASTIC LINEUP, BECAUSE EVERYBODY LOVES MUSIC, MOVIES, COMICAL MUSINGS … AND BACON!
KEVIN SMITH, THE BACON BROTHERS AND NERDMELT COMEDY HEADLINE THREE DAYS OF FREE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT AS WARNER BROS. PRESENTS THE “EXTRA AT COMIC-CON” STAGE
Festival Also Features Performances by The Voice’s Tony Lucca & Frenchie Davis; Outdoor Screenings of The Goonies, Friday the 13th  and Beetlejuice, Presented by Flixster; Live Extra Interviews and More!
Michael Biehn at Comic-Con for First Time
Michael Biehn [The Terminator, Aliens] makes his FIRST-EVER Comic Con appearance at the Starz / Anchor Bay booth
#4045 on Friday, July 13th from 1 to 2pm PT, along with co-star/producer Jennifer Blanc (The Divide, The Crow), to sign posters for his upcoming feature film directorial debut THE VICTIM! PLEASE NOTE: Autographs are limited to THE VICTIM poster and ONE other Michael Biehn related item only!!!
Fans stopping by the Starz/Anchor Bay booth #4045 at Comic Con will experience:
– Specially created and highly anticipated “zombie head” packaging for the upcoming “The Walking Dead” Season 2 Blu-ray™ designed by TWD Co-Executive Producer and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero and created by McFarlane Toys;
– Piranha 3DD: Killer Piranha fish production prop from the film will be on display at the ABE booth! Director John Gulager is available for interviews during Comic-Con!
– Trailers for upcoming Anchor Bay Entertainment releases including Piranha 3DD; The Barrens directed by SAW II-IV’s Darren Lynn Bousman; Hijacked with Randy Couture; Mac & Devin Go To High School with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, Michael Biehn’s The Victim, One in the Chamber with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Dolph Lundgren; the Blu-ray premiere of Halloween 4 and Halloween 5; and Jersey Shore Shark Attack.
Indiana Jones Brings Live Snakes
From Coming Soon:
Announced last month, the complete adventures of Indiana Jones are headed to Blu-ray for the first time on September 18th and to promote the release, Lucasfilm has revealed that they’re bringing Raiders of the Lost Ark’s Well of Souls to Comic-Con.
Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to pose for photos with a recreation of the famous scene, complete with throngs of live snakes! The Lucasfilm pavillion will be open on the exhibition floor for the duration of the Con at booth 2913.
Fans who pre-order the collection on-site will receive a $25 Sideshow Collectibles gift card while, on Twitter, fans can use the hashtag #Indysnakepit to join the fun in a virtual snake pit.