The stars of LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls, Issac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones) and Elle Fanning (Maleficent) sat down to talk to press during SDCC ’14 about the upcoming movie and their enthusiasm for collaborating on the stop-motion picture. Following up Paranorman, this fall’s release tells the story of a boy named Eggs who’s been raised by tiny creatures that dwell in the sewers of Cheesebridge.
Saturday is notoriously the busiest and biggest day at San Diego Comic Con, and with that the endless parade of quality cosplay has continued into the weekend. With all the big panels going on inside Hall H you can often forget all the other amazing things happening in and around the convention center itself, again including that great cosplay. Saturday’s line of costumes included the likes of formal wear Bane, a Deadpool ready for The Rapture, to Captain Jack (but which one?), and Transformers free of the Bayhem. Check out some of the best cosplay from Saturday after the jump…
Briefly: Normally studio panels at comic con like to go out with a big bang, and Legendary Pictures are living up to their names with the new Warcraft and Godzilla 2 announcements. But just before they closed out their panel, the studio announced that they would be doing a new King Kong movie titled Skull Island. Based on that title alone, it seems the film won’t be just another iteration of King Kong, but rather all of the other creaters and inhabitants on the island.
The film has just been announced, so it is still in the early phases of production. For now the studio is tinkering with it, and a full cast and director should be announced once they figure out the logistics to the film.
The first day of San Diego Comic Con 2014 had ended, and over the horizon was another great day of geeky cosplay. We saw a ton of fantastic costumes on our first day here, so of course we were happy to see even more on our second. Friday’s costumes ranged from Disney/Star Wars mash-ups, Jay & Silent Bob, to Studio Ghibli, and Scottish Stormtroopers . Check out some of the best cosplay from Friday after the jump…
Briefly: With the box office success of Godzilla, Legendary Pictures’ President Thomas Tull came out to announce that Gareth Edwards would indeed direct the tentatively titled Godzilla 2. Not much is known about the film, but it is expected that we would see more monsters the were created as a result of the Monarch Project. Tull mentioned that it would be a while before we would see the sequel considering that Edwards is busy directing a Star Wars spinoff film, but the filmmaker is locked in for another go around with the King of the Monsters.
But it is that Monarch Teaser Secret Footage that was teased that really got the crowd roaring. We see that President John F. Kennedy is calling for the nations’ leaders to deal with the results of the experiments that were carried out on bikini island. During that footage, three legendary monsters popped up. We saw the shadow of Rodan fly through the skies, but also the names of Mothra and Ghidorah flashed before the audiences eye, which caused them to cheer even louder.
San Diego Comic Con 2014 has begun, and with that, herds upon herds of us geeks and nerds have descended upon the San Diego convention center. A pop culture convention has many staples: the great panels, the celebrity guests, exclusive products, and of course fantastic cosplay! Check out some of the best cosplay from Thursday after the jump…
Amongst all the cool things being revealed at Comic-Con this year, Legendary and Guillermo del Toro are showing off a new way to experience the world of Pacific Rim. They’ve partnered with Oculus VR, the leading pioneers of virtual reality, to deliver a game called Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot. The game allows fans to step into a fully-realized Jaeger Combat Simulator and experience what it feels like to pilot a 250-foot robot. Check out their promo video after the break.
As soon as the Marvel portion of the D23 Expo Live-Action panel, it went on Disney’s own properties. One of the biggest things to come out of that panel was that we got to see the first few clips of the Robert Stromberg‘s Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie.
We knew that the film would be an origins story for Maleficent, but the scenes that were shown gave us a more clear idea of what her motivations were, why she became evil, and would would drive her to curse Sleeping Beauty. Hit the jump for more.