Warner Bros. Entertainment has announced a first-ever event called “Extra at Comic-Con.” The free outdoor entertainment festival will take place during the con at San Diegos Bayfront Park July 1214.
Everyone at Warner Bros. Television approaches Comic-Con as a fan-first experience. Its in our DNA, with everything we do from panels to signings to our bags, posters and more carefully curated with our fans in mind, said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. With the Extra at Comic-Con space, we have created a free and fun outdoor entertainment destination for fans. In addition to having all the Batmobiles on display and game demos, we will be hosting interviews throughout the day on the Extra stage, as well as evening and night events such as screenings and live comedy and musical performances after the convention floor closes for the day. Its additive to the experience of being at the Con.
Extra at Comic-Con attractions include:
THE EXTRA STAGE
The centerpiece of this 60,000-square-foot outdoor entertainment event is the Extra stage. Featuring Q&As, live performances, screenings and talent interviews presented by the long-running hit TV entertainment magazine Extra, the stage will be a constant and free place for fans to go beyond the Con.
Stars from “The Big Bang Theory,” “Fringe,” “The Vampire Diaries” and more will appear live on the Extra stage to tape interviews with Extras on-camera hosts.
Warner Bros. will also distribute the studios Comic-Con special edition of TV Guide Magazine with four sets of collectible flip covers featuring the casts of “The Big Bang Theory,” “Fringe,” “Supernatural” and “The Vampire Diaries” at the Extra stage.
ALL SIX BATMOBILES
On display in The Batcave: all six Batmobiles from television and film! For the first time ever, Comic-Con fans will have the opportunity to see all of Batmans iconic onscreen vehicles live and in person, from Adam Wests 1955 Lincoln Futura to the Tumbler from The Dark Knight trilogy.
Adam Wests 1955 Lincoln Futura. Designed by George Barris, this original Batmobile was featured in the cult classic television series and 1966s Batman, the Movie.
Michael Keatons Batmobile from 1989s Batman and 1992s Batman Returns. Sleek and powerful with a central turbine, the vehicle’s slightly retro design followed Tim Burtons art deco look of the films.
Revamped for Joel Schumachers 1995 Batman Forever, with bat-lighting and extended fins, Val Kilmers hot rod had the ability to drive up walls.
Schumacher updated the Batmobile once again for George Clooney in 1997s Batman & Robin. At 33 feet long and a top speed of 350 mph with afterburner thrust, this was the largest and fastest Batmobile on the road.
The Tumbler designed for Christopher Nolans 2005 Batman Begins and 2008s The Dark Knight is the prototype military vehicle designed by the character Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman).
The unveiling of the replacement Camouflage Tumbler, to be seen in 2012s The Dark Knight Rises, in theaters and IMAX July 20.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS VIDEO GAME SHOWCASE
With anticipation mounting for Warner Bros. Pictures’ December 14, 2012, release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey motion picture, directed by Peter Jackson and a production of New Line Cinema and MGM, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is showcasing two upcoming games set in Middle-earth.
Fans can play hands-on with new video game Guardians of Middle-earth as characters including Gandalf, Sauron, Gollum, Thrain, Galadriel, Legolas and many more. This new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game allows up to 10 players to engage in competitive matches. The game includes tie-ins with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey film. Tournaments will take place each evening, with prizes including custom-painted video game console systems and high-end gaming audio gear.
“LEGO® The Lord of the Rings: 3D Street Art.” From the creative minds at Planet Streetpainting comes a one-of-a-kind, LEGO The Lord of the Ringsinspired 3D street art design that will be created and on display for fans of all ages over the course of three days, July 1315. Stop by each day and watch the artwork unfold!