Comic-Con: Paramount Pictures Panel Live Blog

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Paramount Pictures is expected to provide an inside look at their upcoming films. The panel will include exclusive footage presented by special guests. Which movies is the studio presenting? We don’t know yet, but you can follow along with the live blog below and experience it as it happens!

You can read the archived version of our live blog below:

2:50
ComingSoon.net: Welcome to our live blog of the Paramount Pictures panel at the San Diego Comic-Con! The event should start soon, so stay tuned.

2:52
Comment From MarvelWatch
Been a few years since Paramount last showed up… think we’re in for any big (or little) surprises?

2:52
ComingSoon.net: Yep!

2:53
Comment From Spyros
hello, do you think there’s a chance we will see something from Terminator 5?

2:53
Comment From Lucien
I would LOVE IT if Matt McConaughey turned up and debuted some Interstellar footage… and maybe a new still (of Hathaway, perhaps, of whom we’ve seen very little?)

2:53
ComingSoon.net: Terminator and Interstellar are definitely possible.

2:53
Comment From SupesFan
Any word or hint on what could be up their sleeve?

2:53
ComingSoon.net: No, they’ve been very quiet. :)

2:54
Comment From @ThisMyShow
My guess TMNT, Project Almanac, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Spongebob 2, Scouts vs Zombies, Interstellar

2:55
Comment From Guest
When does this start?

2:55
ComingSoon.net: It’s supposed to start in 5 minutes, but things have been slightly behind.

2:55
Comment From Rutiger Smoot
Didn’t you guys report last week that a new trailer for Interstellar has been rated?

2:55
ComingSoon.net: Yup!

2:55
Comment From Lucien
Don’t forget that Hercules is out TONIGHT!

2:55
ComingSoon.net: Are you from Paramount? :)

2:56
Comment From Rutiger Smoot
Who is in the hall for comingsoon?

2:56
ComingSoon.net: Silas will be on shortly.

2:56
Comment From TheBeardedBatman
I say this every year but, I love you guys over at CS for doing this!! This is the greatest thing ever for someone like me who doesnt live in the US and cant go to Comic-Con. Now let the awesomeness begin!

2:56
ComingSoon.net: Yeah baby, yeah!

2:57
Comment From Guest
Coming soon, your awesome!

2:59
Comment From dan
Anyone else been visiting ComingSoon since 1998? Here.

2:59
Comment From Guest
Is that trailer for SpongeBob coming soon?

2:59
ComingSoon.net: Sounds like it.

3:00
Comment From Guest
you guys have the best coverage

3:01
Silas Lesnick: Hi everyone!

3:02
ComingSoon.net: Take it away Silas!

3:02
Silas Lesnick: Tom Kenny, Mr. Spongebob Squarepants, has take the stage!

3:02
Silas Lesnick: THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER 3D is the full title of their new film, currently showing off its logo.

3:03
Silas Lesnick: Kenny says that we’ll see familiar characters as superheroes

3:03
Silas Lesnick: They’ve got a parody of The Avengers poster called “Spongers”

3:03
Silas Lesnick: They’ll be giving the poster away at the Paramount booth

3:03
Silas Lesnick: They’re about to show footage, so I’ll be back in a second

3:04
Comment From Timdiana
The film comes out next year, correct?

3:04
Spencer Perry-SHH: February 6 of next year

3:06
Comment From MarvelWatch
Ah, there’s Spencer! Was wondering when you were gonna show up.

3:06
Spencer Perry-SHH: I’m always lurking about…

3:06
ComingSoon.net: Scary.

3:08
ComingSoon.net: Getting a lot of questions about Terminator, Mission: Impossible 5, etc. The panel just started and they are doing SpongeBob right now. We’ll know more soon.

3:08
Silas Lesnick: It looks like we’ll get a bit of live-action in this one! The characters, at one point, travel to the “real” world as the superhero versions of themselves

3:09
Silas Lesnick: The basic plot revolves around someone stealing the Krusty Krab recipe, sending Bikini Bottom into a MAD MAX-like post-apocalypse.

3:09
Silas Lesnick: Naturally, Spongebob and friends have to save the day.

3:09
Spencer Perry-SHH: That sounds amazing

3:09
Silas Lesnick: We moved immediately into TMNT with Kevin Eastman taking the stage.

3:10
ComingSoon.net: Here’s the first SpongeBob photo – http://www.gannett-cdn.com/…

3:10
Silas Lesnick: They showed a brief featurette-style video about the franchise’s origins and how the turtles were originally created.

3:10
Silas Lesnick: Eastman says he’s seen the movie and loved it.

3:10
Silas Lesnick: “I think you guys are absolutely going to flip out when you see it,” he says.

3:11
Silas Lesnick: They’re talking about some of the con events going on, including a life-size working pizza thrower vehicle!

3:11
Silas Lesnick: Director Jonathan Liebsman has arrived with producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.

3:12
Comment From DuckNation
so are they really going to shoot pizza out of it?

3:12
Silas Lesnick: I’ve heard that they’re foam pizzas :)

3:12
Silas Lesnick: Fuller is showing off an autograph he got for his son from Eastman 21 years ago.

3:13
Comment From Jesse Gendelman
Did they do spongebob already?

3:13
Silas Lesnick: Yeah, Spongebob was pretty much just the trailer.

3:14
Silas Lesnick: Apparently Shredder was very nearly named The Grater after one night of doing dishes and thinking a cheese grater was a painful weapon.

3:15
Silas Lesnick: They’re about to show two clips from TMNT

3:15
Comment From Jeff
Any idea when the trailer will be available for us unfortunate people not at Comic-Con?

3:15
ComingSoon.net: They haven’t said yet.

3:18
Comment From Jesse Gendelman
Will spongebob trailer be attached to teenage mutant ninja turtles at theaters except comic con?

3:18
ComingSoon.net: That makes the most sense, yes.

3:19
Comment From J P Dave
INTERSTELLAR INTERSTELLAR INTERSTELLAR

3:19
ComingSoon.net: We hear ya!

3:21
Comment From jesse
mr nolan is being very secrative

3:22
Spencer Perry-SHH: His specialty

3:23
Comment From Tyler
I have arrived! Have I missed anything exciting?

3:23
Spencer Perry-SHH: Oh, only EVERYTHING

3:23
Silas Lesnick: Will Arnett and Megan Fox have come onstage!

3:23
Silas Lesnick: We got to see this first scene last week, although we were light on the details at Paramount’s request: http://www.comingsoon.net/n…

3:24
Silas Lesnick: But now the scene is even longer than a week ago, giving us our first look at Splinter!

3:24
Silas Lesnick: Set about ten minutes into the film, we follow April O’Neil into the subway where Foot soldiers are taking a subway platform hostage.

3:25
Silas Lesnick: She tries to take pictures, but the thugs notice and move in on her.

3:25
Silas Lesnick: Just then, a train pulls in and, atop it, are the turtles.

3:25
Silas Lesnick: They make short work of the Foot Soldiers, but are in and out so quickly that no one really seems to know what’s happening.

3:26
Silas Lesnick: April’s on the ball, though, and races from the subway stop, climbing a ladder to a rooftop.

3:26
Silas Lesnick: She spies on the turtles, who are celebrating their victory.

3:26
Silas Lesnick: She tries to take a photo, but they notice and approach her, pretending to threaten her to get her phone.

3:27
Silas Lesnick: There’s a LOT of pop culture reference. Michelangelo jokes that Raph is using his “Batman” voice.

3:27
Comment From Tom
Are the foot soldiers actually ninjas or are they mercenaries?

3:27
Silas Lesnick: Ninjas! Led by Karai!

3:28
Silas Lesnick: We see a bit of the Turtles’ lair, too. They’ve got a ton of monitors set up to monitor crime around the city.

3:28
Silas Lesnick: They also watch internet videos and Keyboard Cat makes a cameo!

3:28
Silas Lesnick: The turtles can’t get enough of Keyboard Cat playing Chopsticks with actual chopsticks.

3:29
Silas Lesnick: We get a brief moment of Splinter. Apparently a bit later, the turtles have brought April to their lair.

3:29
Silas Lesnick: Interestingly enough, Splinter says to her, “It’s been a long time”.

3:29
Comment From DuckNation
now imma go watch keyboard cat

3:30
Silas Lesnick: I actually tried to find the chopsticks video last week and didn’t see it!

3:30
Silas Lesnick: As a kid that grew up with TMNT, I still find their looks a bit off, but the voices work pretty well. It sounds like the turtles I know!

3:31
Comment From Timdiana
So Karai is in the film.

3:31
Silas Lesnick: Yep! Played by Minae Noji!

3:32
Comment From Guest
Is Leo’s voice good or does it sound like Teenage Mutant Ninja Jackass?

3:32
Silas Lesnick: Knoxville is doing a “serious” voice and he honestly sounds great.

3:32
Silas Lesnick: I don’t think I would even think it was him if I didn’t already know.

3:39
Silas Lesnick: A second clip shows off a massive chase scene down a snowy mountain.

3:40
Silas Lesnick: Lots of turtles doing a luge with their shells and April and Vernon driving an 18 wheeler straight down a mountain.

3:40
Silas Lesnick: Raph’s shell appears to be cracked from something that happened earlier, but the other three get some great moments, especially Donatello.

3:41
Silas Lesnick: “Allow me to be the badass for once,” he tells Raph, leaping out of a moving truck and flipping a car, using momentum to flip it.

3:42
Comment From Mikey
is any recording this stuff? or is video not allowed?

3:42
Spencer Perry-SHH: No videos allowed

3:44
Comment From Guest
How much time is left in the panel?

3:44
Spencer Perry-SHH: About 15 more minutes

3:45
Comment From Roey
Will you have this love blog for all the panels?

3:46
Spencer Perry-SHH: Not all, but the big ones for sure! WB, Marvel, Legendary

3:47
Silas Lesnick: They’ve moved on to ALMANAC, showing off a key scene

3:47
Silas Lesnick: The characters — a group of teens — travel through time for the first time.

3:47
Silas Lesnick: It’s unclear how they do it, but they’re filming the experiment, leading to the film’s “found footage” look

3:48
Comment From DuckNation
no Sony? are they even having one?

3:48
Spencer Perry-SHH: That was earlier! http://www.comingsoon.net/n…

3:48
Silas Lesnick: When they travel, it causes some sort of interference with the weather, making swirling wind and debris

3:49
Silas Lesnick: But it works!

3:49
Silas Lesnick: They travel back one night and sneak into one of their own houses, finding themselves sleeping in bed

3:49
Silas Lesnick: The kid draws a smiley on his own unconscious neck and we see it appear on his own as he does it.

3:50
Silas Lesnick: The kid begins to wake up, though and something goes wrong.

3:50
Silas Lesnick: As he sees himself, both versions of him start to flicker in and out of existence

3:50
Silas Lesnick: They get out of there, though, and he appears to be fine immediately after.

3:50
Silas Lesnick: The vibe is very much CHRONICLE with time travel as a superpower

3:51
Silas Lesnick: There’s a secret SDCC screening of the movie in its entirety tonight!

3:51
Silas Lesnick: I’ll be there with William Bibbiani of CraveOnline and we’ll have a video reaction for you soon after the 11pm screening.

3:51
Silas Lesnick: They’ve moved on to HERCULES with Dwayne Johnson making surprise experience!

3:52
Silas Lesnick: He just ran through Hall H giving high fives and has invited everyone to join him at a screening of that film, too!

3:52
Silas Lesnick: If you want to make the screening, pay attention to Johnson’s Twitter. He’ll reveal the location at 5pm PST.

3:53
Comment From DuckNation
Project Almanac? was that the film you were just talking about?

3:53
Silas Lesnick: Yes, PROJECT ALMANAC, sorry.

3:53
Comment From bg
Any clue about his picture of shazam and black adam he posted on his twitter?

3:53
Silas Lesnick: I think we’ll have to wait for the WB panel on that one :)

3:53
Silas Lesnick: But there are quite few people shouting “Shazam!” right now in the audience!

3:54
Comment From Alaisdair
when is the WB panel?

3:54
Spencer Perry-SHH: 10 AM PST on Saturday.

3:54
Silas Lesnick: “Hey, you don’t worry about my profile picture, punk!” he jokes.

3:55
Silas Lesnick: “You can always tell the passionate fans from the ones who have been smoking weed since 12,” he jokes of the repeated “Shazam!”s

3:55
Silas Lesnick: Clark Duke has now taken the stage for some kind of surprise!

3:55
ComingSoon.net: Hot Tub Time Machine 2.

3:56
Silas Lesnick: Here comes the first ever scene from HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2!

3:56
Silas Lesnick: “If you only see one HOT TUB TIME MACHINE movie this year, make sure it’s this one,” he says.

3:57
Spencer Perry-SHH: For those asking: Tomorrow we have live blogs for Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Marvel Television, and FOX.

Saturday is WB at 10 and Marvel at 5:30

3:57
ComingSoon.net: And Legendary.

3:57
Spencer Perry-SHH: Them too :)

3:58
Comment From Guest
When will the Legendary Panel be?

3:58
Spencer Perry-SHH: Saturday at 12:25 pm PST

3:59
Comment From Guest
What about Universal or Disney?

3:59
Spencer Perry-SHH: Both of them decided to skip this year

4:00
Silas Lesnick: The INTERSTELLAR trailer has just started!

4:02
Silas Lesnick: This is an extended trailer, although there’s no new footage. It’s the first trailer with lots of additional real-world footage of famous astronauts and astrophysicists.

4:02
Silas Lesnick: Matthew McConaughey has made a surprise appearance! His first Comic-Con!

4:03
Comment From JT
Alright! Alright! Alright!

4:03
Silas Lesnick: He actually just said that to much applause!

4:04
Silas Lesnick: He says that, when he left his first meeting with Christopher Nolan, he wasn’t even sure what it was for. He got the script a week later and knew he was in.

4:04
Silas Lesnick: He plays Cooper. A pilot and engineer. He’s a widowed father of two children.

4:04
Silas Lesnick: It’s the future and humanity is simply sustaining itself. It’s not in a place where it can pursue the stars.

4:04
Silas Lesnick: He’s asked to take on this mission, but it means that he has to leave his kids.

4:05
Silas Lesnick: “That’s all I’m saying for right now,” he grins.

4:05
Silas Lesnick: He says it felt like an indie film. There were rarely more than two or three takes.

4:06
Silas Lesnick: “It’s by far the most ambitious film that Mr. Nolan has ever directed. When you see it, you’ll see why.”

4:06
Silas Lesnick: They’re about to bring out a surprise guest…

4:06
Silas Lesnick: Christopher Nolan!

4:08
Silas Lesnick: He says he’s never come in the past because it just hasn’t worked out with release dates, but he’s very happy to be here.

4:08
Silas Lesnick: He had to “see what the fuss was all about”.

4:09
Silas Lesnick: He says that he’s always loved science fiction and that he grew up in a time where being an astronaut was man’s highest ambition.

4:09
Silas Lesnick: He feels that has fallen off over the years.

4:09
Silas Lesnick: “I really like the idea — and I hope it’s true — that we’re on the edge of a brand new era.”

4:09
Silas Lesnick: He says that the journey is ultimately to a whole other galaxy.

4:10
Spencer Perry-SHH: Any talking raccoons in that movie?

4:10
Silas Lesnick: Getting space travel absolutely right is really important and he promises that they’ve gone all out with various filmmaking techniques

4:11
Silas Lesnick: IMAX was, again, extremely important for him.

4:12
Silas Lesnick: “We’re trying to show the biggest possible images,” he says, “… to do that, you need the biggest canvas possible.”

4:13
Silas Lesnick: They’re nearly out of time, but are going to field a couple of audience questions.

4:14
Silas Lesnick: Asked about the research involved, Nolan says that Kip Thorne has been a part of the film and has been an incredible help.

4:14
Silas Lesnick: Asked about what sci-fi films inspired him, Nolan says he doesn’t want to give a list because we’ll know exactly who he ripped off.

4:15
Silas Lesnick: He does list STAR WARS, 2001 and BLADE RUNNER, but seems to say 2001 was the biggest influence on this one.

4:15
Silas Lesnick: His goal is to tell “a similarly ambitious story”/

4:16
ComingSoon.net: Here’s that Red Band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 – http://www.comingsoon.net/n…

4:17
Silas Lesnick: There’s a new trailer coming “fairly soon” they’re about to show!

4:20
Silas Lesnick: “We used to look up and wonder about our place in the stars,” says Cooper, “Now we look down and worry about our place in the dirt.”

4:21
Silas Lesnick: LOTS of other space stuff in the trailer, including astronauts landing and walking across other (uninhabited) worlds.

4:22
Silas Lesnick: There’s a lot with Cooper saying goodbye to his daughter and it’s heavily hinted that Chastain is, indeed, the adult version of her.

4:22
Silas Lesnick: “We’re coming back,” Cooper tells her.

4:22
Silas Lesnick: The trailer ends with Michael Caine reciting Dylan Thomas.

4:23
Silas Lesnick: “Do not go gentle into that good night”

4:23
Silas Lesnick: “Old age should burn and rave at close of day”

4:23
Silas Lesnick: “Rage, rage against the dying of the light”

4:23
Silas Lesnick: It’s a pretty great trailer and shows off a glimpse at the 2001 influence

4:24
Silas Lesnick: I think we can expect a lot of real-world astronomy that we just haven’t seen on the big screen before.

4:24
Comment From Rutiger Smoot
How do the other worlds look?

4:24
Silas Lesnick: Rocky! There’s also something bizarre on one of them that MIGHT be alien

4:25
Silas Lesnick: Sort of a big silvery TETRIS block that seems to fly at the camera

4:26
Silas Lesnick: That’s it for Paramount.

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