Comic-Con: Man of Steel, The Hobbit & Pacific Rim Panel Live Blog
July 14, 2012
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are previewing three of the studios' upcoming films at the San Diego Comic-Con, including:
Pacific Rim - From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' epic sci-fi action adventure "Pacific Rim." When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes -- a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) -- who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. "Pacific Rim" also stars Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, and Charlie Day.
Man of Steel - Henry Cavill plays Superman in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel." The film also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman's father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Jackson returns to Middle-earth in an adventure that begins 60 years before the events depicted in "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy. The first of two films adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's enduringly popular masterpiece, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" follows titular Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who-along with the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a band of 13 Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage)-is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. The film's ensemble cast includes Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lily, and Andy Serkis as Gollum.
You can read our archived version of the live blog below:
ComingSoon.net: Hello everyone! We're waiting for the Warner Bros. and Legendary panel to start in Hall H. It is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time. Stay tuned.
ComingSoon.net: They are planning on previewing Pacific Rim, Man of Steel and The Hobbit.
Comment From Mark
I hope they talk about Godzilla!
Comment From Guest
Hi, hope it's a good one, thanks for this ComingSoon.net
Comment From GodzillaFan
I can't wait to see what they have in store
Comment From NathanB
Woo-hoo! Can't wait!
Comment From Emperor5353
Comment From jobling
Man of steel i want some footage and the teaser!!!!
Comment From zuhair
Comment From Nate
Can't wait for the MOS trailer!!!
Comment From Daniel
I'm excited for some Man Of Steel info :O
Comment From hawke
PACIFIC RIM YEAH!
Comment From zuhair
yeaah man godzilla..
Comment From Marcus
Can't wait! I'm highly anticipating all three films!
Comment From Jake
Me too, I want to hear more about Godzilla
Comment From DeeJay
Same here GODZILLA! needs a decent reboot
Comment From CM
I really hope this Man of Steel footage hints at a solid Superman film
Comment From MarvelWatch
*Any* surprises would be nice.
Comment From Guest
Are you taking questions from fans?
ComingSoon.net: We aren't, but we'll post some of your comments until the panel starts. Then we have to concentrate :)
Comment From Guest
Is there a live streaming?
ComingSoon.net: No, video is not allowed in Hall H.
Comment From MarQx
Is the trailer of "Man of Steel" going to be available on the Internet tonight?
ComingSoon.net: We don't know.
Comment From Rafael
THE HOBBIT FTW
Comment From Seed
So this is just a live blog not a live stream?
ComingSoon.net: That's correct.
Comment From Guest
Are you 100% sure that they are showing a Man of Steel Trailer ?
ComingSoon.net: Pretty much, the trailer has already been classified. Maybe more footage? Not sure.
Comment From Rob
Important question: Are people using Deodorant?
ComingSoon.net: Superman doesn't need deodorant. Hobbits maybe?
Comment From ace
whats the most awesome thing you have see this year so far
ComingSoon.net: Judging from our writers' comments, probably Elysium?
Comment From Ares
Think he meant the fans there at the panel.
ComingSoon.net: Yeah, the Hobbits.
Comment From Jack
Thanks for doing this! How much time will be spent on MOS?
ComingSoon.net: Don't know, it's all very secretive, though they should be starting shortly.
Comment From Guest
what does the schedule for the rest of the day look like in terms of panels?
ComingSoon.net: Only this and Marvel left.
Comment From CJohn
ComingSoon.net: Comic-Con is open tomorrow?
Comment From Omega Red
Best live blogger ever.
ComingSoon.net: Agreed :)
Comment From Stan
CS, likelihood of Cavill strolling out in the red and blue?
ComingSoon.net: Who is Cavill? We know Superman will be there though.
Comment From Gabe Stropes
Henry Cavill is new Superman
ComingSoon.net: It was a jo... nevermind.
Comment From Guest
what films is Marvel Screening?
ComingSoon.net: Well, we're hearing they'll preview Iron Man 3, and there may be some Thor 2, Guardians and Ant-Man surprises?
Comment From MarQx
What's the order of the movies at the WB panel?
ComingSoon.net: They usually go by the program, so it would be Pacific Rim, Man of Steel and then The Hobbit.
Comment From Spence
Shhh, down front. It's about to start!!!
Comment From Oli
wish it was a live video stream
ComingSoon.net: We wish so too! But we're much funnier in text.
ComingSoon.net: Just so you know, you guys' comments look like a ticker tape over here. It's like the stock market! So, a bit hard to keep track :)
Comment From Mills
Just want to say, comingsoon.net is the best website ever for the latest film news. thanks
ComingSoon.net: But of course, we saw that one :)
Comment From Yoda
Comment From Zoltan Csordas
Thank you ComingSoon.net for making this live blog happen! Much appreciated :)
ComingSoon.net: Lots and lots of Godzilla questions. We'll find out shortly, patience!
Comment From Hunter
When are they supposed to start?
ComingSoon.net: They are supposed to have already started.
ComingSoon.net: I'll be turning it over to Silas shortly, stay tuned...
Comment From Spoon
silas stuck at the bathroom line since 4am?
Silas Lesnick: We're live!
ComingSoon.net: Here we go!
Silas Lesnick: WB opened the panel by revealing a special super-wide screen behind the curtain at the right of the stage!
Silas Lesnick: Footage is being shown from Pacific Rim!
Silas Lesnick: It's happening on all the monitors at once and bleeds from one to another
Silas Lesnick: It's actually not footage yet per-se. It's a logo and filmed computer console, made to look like the whole of Hall H has become a command center
Silas Lesnick: They're welcoming Guillermo Del Toro to the stage!
Silas Lesnick: Behind-the-scenes footage is playing on the monitors on silent as Guillermo says hello
Silas Lesnick: We see mech suits doing battle on a variety of terrains
Silas Lesnick: There's a navy ship getting hit by a giant wave (with uncompleted FX)
Silas Lesnick: The mech suits have clear helmets in the front so that you can see the characters' faces
Silas Lesnick: It looks like quite a bit of practical effects being shot.
Silas Lesnick: There's a fight scene between mech suits in the rain
Silas Lesnick: After Comic-Con, Pacific Rim will go on press "radio silence" for the rest of the year
Silas Lesnick: "For those motherf--ers in the audience with their James Bond f--ing cameras, don't use them," says GDT
Silas Lesnick: The cast is taking the stage!
Silas Lesnick: Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi
Silas Lesnick: The footage looks like it's going to play on a loop throughout the presentation
Silas Lesnick: They're talking about Ron's recent Make-a-Wish foundation appearance as Hellboy
Silas Lesnick: Rinko says she's super-nervous about being at comic-con for the first time
Silas Lesnick: They're showing the first big clip! Hold on...
EDouglasCS: I'm upstairs and the entire convention center is shaking.
EDouglasCS: From up here it sounds like they're showing a giant monster battle... wish I could see it :(
Silas Lesnick: Wow, some truly impressive stuff!
Silas Lesnick: It's a trailer. GDT explains that, in the world of the movie two pilots are needed to control the giant robots
Silas Lesnick: The robots are called Yeagers, I'm guessing after Chuck Yeager
EDouglasCS: Silas, it's Jaegers actually.
Silas Lesnick: One pilot controls the left side of the robot and the other controls the right
Silas Lesnick: The energy surge from piloting the robot will kill a single pilot
Silas Lesnick: The footage is basically the trailer
Silas Lesnick: We see two men walking through an arctic terrain
Comment From Pap Stombol
Jaeger is German for Hunter, btw
Silas Lesnick: They're using a metal detector and come across something. It looks like it's a small statue
Silas Lesnick: One of the men looks out on the horizon and we see fear on his face.
Comment From SperrySHH
They use a Dance Dance Revolution style game pad to control
Silas Lesnick: A Jaegar is stumbling towards them and falls to it's knees
EDouglasCS: Silas, I can fill in the blanks from my set visit... I'm under embargo but eff it. :)
Silas Lesnick: It has a cartoonish quality to it, but also very realistic. Think THE IRON GIANT if it was live action
Comment From Comiccon2012
They say when trailer is coming?
Silas Lesnick: We see a little bit of one monster attacking a bridge.
EDouglasCS: @ComicCon2012 I'm willing to bet it will be with Hobbit... not sure if they have enough ready for Dark Knight
Silas Lesnick: It's mostly claws and we can't see the body in whole, but think Godzilla with six arms
Silas Lesnick: There's lots of footage of the men getting suited up. They have a number of different colors of mech suits
EDouglasCS: Silas, the colors represent different countries as each of them have their own Jaeger.
Silas Lesnick: (Guillermo says it's "robot porn" with lots of "robot on kaiju action"
EDouglasCS: Silas, did we see Charlie Day or Ron Perlman in the footage at all?
Silas Lesnick: The tagline reads, "To fight monsters... We created monsters"
Silas Lesnick: There's nine Kaijus throughout the film and 7 robots
Silas Lesnick: One of the robots looks to have Wonder Woman painted on it, like on WWII fighter planes.
Silas Lesnick: We hear an epic speech from Idris Elba
Silas Lesnick: "We're at the edge of hope and the end of our time."
Silas Lesnick: "But we choose to believe in each other."
Silas Lesnick: "Today, we face the monsters at our door."
Silas Lesnick: "Today, we cancel the apocalypse!"
Silas Lesnick: Hunnam says that GDT is one of maybe two filmmakers in the world that he would sign on for a project with without seeing a script
Silas Lesnick: It's the first time the actors have seen any edited footage and they're as excited at the Hall H crowd.
Silas Lesnick: Someone is asking about what happens when one pilot tries to drive a Jaeger
Silas Lesnick: GDT says that that will be shown in the film
Silas Lesnick: GDT is talking about the fine line of practical effects and CGI
Silas Lesnick: He says that he tried to "dirty the camera" to make it feel more real
Silas Lesnick: He frames shots so that the robots are so big that you can't even get an ideal shot
Silas Lesnick: "No f--ing motion capture," he says
Silas Lesnick: He says the robots shouldn't move like humans so it's all key frames
Silas Lesnick: There's never going to be a scene where a monster is attacking and not actively fighting.
Silas Lesnick: He says that he hates scenes where one man fights 18 ninjas and beats them because, for some reason, all the ninjas don't attack at once
Silas Lesnick: "This was kind of a f-- that s--t situation," he says
Silas Lesnick: He designed the sets so that entire city streets could be shook to mimic monsters
Silas Lesnick: stomping
Silas Lesnick: Three of the monsters are sea monsters
Silas Lesnick: Some are flying monsters
Silas Lesnick: "We have monsters up the wazoo," says GDT
Silas Lesnick: A kid is asking if there are any familiar monsters like those from legends or myths
Silas Lesnick: GDT says, "Just Ron."
Silas Lesnick: The full anatomy of the monsters has been designed
Silas Lesnick: That looks like it for PACIFIC RIM but we'll be moving on to...
Silas Lesnick: They're teasing MAN OF STEEL as coming up. "If Zack Snyder and Chris Nolan had a baby and named it Kal-El"
EDouglasCS: Now I'm hearing the footage from Man of Steel.. not shaking the convention center nearly as much.
EDouglasCS: Actually, it's pretty loud.... can't wait to hear what Silas is seeing downstairs
Silas Lesnick: We just got a GODZILLA trailer!
EDouglasCS: Oh sh*t.....
Silas Lesnick: The footage pans across a city that has been utterly destroyed
Silas Lesnick: We hear a voice over a radio talking about the end of the world
Silas Lesnick: It looks like another giant creature's body is in the wreckage
Silas Lesnick: We hear the classic Godzilla scream
Silas Lesnick: from the smoke, we see something enormous. We're following a camera up Godzilla's back, showing his scales
Silas Lesnick: We see his face, but it's almost a silhouette.
Silas Lesnick: It looks a LOT like the classic Godzilla design but with a slightly fatter face
Silas Lesnick: Gareth Edwards has taken the stage
Silas Lesnick: He says that he doesn't think of it as a sci-fi movie because it's very, very real
Silas Lesnick: Like the original, this isn't going for camp on any level
Silas Lesnick: They make is sound like this trailer won't be going online anytime soon
Silas Lesnick: Edwards says that he's never been this emotionally involved and worked on something this long since he lost his virginity.
EDouglasCS: Did they just show the Godzilla trailer again? Thought I heard the Godzilla roar again.
Silas Lesnick: They just showed it again!
ComingSoon.net: It's your mind talking Ed.
EDouglasCS: CS: :P
Silas Lesnick: The opening WB and Legendary logos are B&W with a font like original Japanese writing
EDouglasCS: Silas, just remember who walked all the way over to get you that Hall H pass... I think you owe me a drink :)
Silas Lesnick: The narration is from Robert Oppenheimer
Silas Lesnick: "We knew the world would not be the same."
Silas Lesnick: "Few people laughed."
Silas Lesnick: "Few people cried."
Silas Lesnick: "Most were silent."
ComingSoon.net: Lots of questions about Man of Steel in the comments. It's still coming guys, stay tuned.
Silas Lesnick: " I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture"
Silas Lesnick: "the Bhagavad-Git... takes on his multi-armed form"
Silas Lesnick: (This is were we see the other, dead creature)
Silas Lesnick: "and says, 'I am become death. Destroyer of worlds."
EDouglasCS: Silas, what are you describing?
Silas Lesnick: That's where we see Godzilla's face and the logo
EDouglasCS: Oh, got it. That was the narration for the Godzilla teaser.
Silas Lesnick: Ed, that's the narration in the trailer. It's a Robert Oppenheimer quote about the atomic bomb.
Silas Lesnick: They panel has two surprise guests! Will Ferrell and Zach Galifaniakis are here for THE CAMPAIGN
ComingSoon.net: Godzilla teaser poster now online!
Silas Lesnick: Like with Pacific Rim, the full screens are being used for the presentation
Silas Lesnick: We see campaign motion-posters for Brady and Huggins
EDouglasCS: Wide-screen Will Ferrell... not good.
Silas Lesnick: They're about to show some footage...
Silas Lesnick: A very strong response to the footage! It was an extended trailer that shows a lot of different gags
Silas Lesnick: It all culminates with Will's character accidentally punching a baby (he's aiming for Zach) and we see, in slow motion, a baby's face ripple as his fist goes into it
Silas Lesnick: Somehow the panel quickly turned into Will and Zach singing happy birthday to no one in particular
Silas Lesnick: Someone asked about real life political incidents that the cast finds funny.
Silas Lesnick: "The entire Bush administration," says Zach.
Silas Lesnick: "Yep," deadpans Will, "Those were a funny eight years."
Silas Lesnick: "By the way, if you see Will walking around, he loves to stop and chat and take photos," says Zach
Silas Lesnick: "Yes," says Will. "I like to talk to the people. And Zach doesn't."
Silas Lesnick: Will is saying that THE CAMPAIGN takes place in a fictional city
Silas Lesnick: "San Diego is a fictional city," says Will, "At least I thought it was when we wrote ANCHORMAN. Then we found out it was a real place."
Silas Lesnick: Both guys are being challenged to do a campaign speech in character.
Silas Lesnick: "I would love to," says Will, "But let's have Zach start!"
Silas Lesnick: They're doing it, but Zach jokes that the guy asking the question looks just like Rachel Maddow.
Silas Lesnick: That's the end of THE CAMPAIGN.
Silas Lesnick: We're heading into...
Silas Lesnick: MAN OF STEEL!
Silas Lesnick: The logo spins out, filling all the giant screens and changing from steel to the colored one we've seen
Silas Lesnick: Zack Snyder has taken the stage
Silas Lesnick: Shooting is completed and it's all in post-production
Silas Lesnick: He says that, in the past, Superman has been a big blue boy scout on throne.
Silas Lesnick: He wants to make it so he can beat the s--t out of people
Silas Lesnick: We're about to see footage and Zack is introing.
Silas Lesnick: "There's a little movie coming out next weekend," he says.
Silas Lesnick: The teaser will be on THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
ComingSoon.net: never heard of it.
Comment From destiny
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ComingSoon.net: Who says I'm a man?
ComingSoon.net: Okay, I am.
Comment From fb
You are a man. Man of Steel.
Silas Lesnick: This looks VERY different from Superman films of the past
Silas Lesnick: We see flashes of Smallville. The farm house. Clark running in a red cape as a child.
Silas Lesnick: An older, bearded Clark walks a snowy road in an arctic town.
Silas Lesnick: We hear Russell Crowe's voice talking about children being inspired to greater things
Silas Lesnick: It sounds like it's cut with Kevin Costner's voice. Both fathers are giving Clark/Kal advice on how to become who he wants to be
Silas Lesnick: We see Clark being brought to the Kent barn and shown the spaceship that has been hidden there
Silas Lesnick: Clark holds a small piece of metal with the S logo on the end
Silas Lesnick: We're jumping back and forth through time periods
Silas Lesnick: Clark, as a teen, saved a bus of kids
Silas Lesnick: The bus crashed in the water and we see him swimming, pulling the door off.
Silas Lesnick: "People are afraid of what they don't understand," says Costner
Silas Lesnick: We see Clark talking to Jor-El. They're standing right in front of one another, but I think it's a holographic projection (though it looks live)
Silas Lesnick: We see Superman in the suit. First from a distance and then walking across a snowy plain
Silas Lesnick: There are flashing of Superman flying and one of him catching someone falling off a building
Silas Lesnick: A single flash of Amy Adams' Lois Lane
Silas Lesnick: One flash has Superman (in costume) -- seemingly in handcuffs -- being led down a hallway by a security force
Silas Lesnick: We see Clark (without seeing his face) stepping into an elevator and begin to lift glasses to his face
Silas Lesnick: There's a flash of Clark, shirtless, with his whole body on fire
Silas Lesnick: Another of him crashing into the bank vault we saw in the first still. It looks like he's been thrown.
Silas Lesnick: Henry Cavill has taken the stage!
Silas Lesnick: Snyder says it's a mix of a number of comic book storylines and not based on any single arc
Silas Lesnick: A man in a Superman hoodie is crying, he's so excited o be asking a question
Silas Lesnick: They're about to show the teaser again...
Comment From SupermanRules75
What kind of music does the trailer have?
Silas Lesnick: I'm not great at describing music, but it's decidedly more somber than Williams's score
Silas Lesnick: The whole look of it has a very dark, autumny feel to it all
Comment From Chris
Does it look Batman gritty?
Silas Lesnick: They're showing a teaser poster now that is a medium shot of Superman with the face in shadows and the logo prominent on his chest
Silas Lesnick: Gritty isn't the right world. It looks real, but not "dark"
Silas Lesnick: Two big shots that I didn't see before...
Silas Lesnick: Superman climbing out of a pile of straws
Silas Lesnick: sorry, skulls
Silas Lesnick: And the military turning their weapons on Superman
Silas Lesnick: There's a major discussion in the narration about the world turning against Superman because they don't trust him if he ever appears
Silas Lesnick: We also hear a woman's voice saying "My son saw what Clark did on that bus."
ComingSoon.net: Any villain shots?
Silas Lesnick: Apparently someone witnessed young Clark as a child saving the bus with his powers
Silas Lesnick: There's a flash of Zod, but literally so fast you just see his face
Silas Lesnick: Zack is talking about not using the Williams theme because he tried to imagine the film as if no one had ever done Superman before
Silas Lesnick: None of the trademark Snyder shots in the trailer. No slo-mo or shuttery frames
Silas Lesnick: Henry says he loved the Death of Superman arc
Silas Lesnick: in the comics, that is
Silas Lesnick: He also loves Red Son
Silas Lesnick: Someone asked if Henry's Superman could beat up Christian Bale's Batman
Silas Lesnick: Zack says, "I love Batman, but let's be serious."
ComingSoon.net: Gareth Edwards and Zack Snyder are trending on Twitter. Amazing.
Silas Lesnick: Someone is asking about how relatable General Zod is going to be.
Silas Lesnick: Zack is saying that everyone in the film will be, but he won't even confirm that Zod is the villain.
Silas Lesnick: "Whoever he is, he's going to be super-relatable."
Comment From Spence
Pic of the teaser poster! https://p.twimg.com/AxzLFyICEAMqw2a.jpg:large
Silas Lesnick: Someone is asking if a Superman/Batman or a JLA film will happen
Silas Lesnick: "Let's say this. We know that Superman is the jewel in the DC crown. What we're trying to do is to get his house in order and then we'll see what happens."
Silas Lesnick: They're going to be giving out the posters at a signing later today
Silas Lesnick: That's the end of the MAN OF STEEL panel!
ComingSoon.net: Hobbit time.
Comment From Alf
ComingSoon, you dudes are the best. I love you!
ComingSoon.net: We love you too :) Silas is watching footage, stay tuned...
Comment From Maya
THANK you Silas & ComingSoon ... you guys ROCK!!! Awesome job on commentary!
ComingSoon.net: You can leave a tip at the door. :)
ComingSoon.net: Wow, lots of awesome thank you's in the comments. It's no problem guys, we love bringing this stuff to you. We know many people in the world can't attend these events.
ComingSoon.net: From what I'm hearing they are showing Peter Jackson's wrap-up of filming production blog.
Silas Lesnick: The just showed a lengthy production diary focusing on the end of the shooting with special video greetings from the entire cast
Silas Lesnick: Some of the highlights include Beorn's house, constructed on a massive scale so it would appear the right size for the dwarves
Silas Lesnick: We see Lake Town under attack by fire, likely from Smaug in the second film
Silas Lesnick: Huge cheers for Leoglas, Bilbo and Bard
Silas Lesnick: But none so large as the shouts for Stephen Fry as the master of Lake Town
Silas Lesnick: We also get to see Smaug's mountain of gold, though Peter Jackson says it will be some time before we see the dragon himself
Silas Lesnick: We see dwarves in barrels and Legolas doing battle in the woods
Silas Lesnick: Peter Jackson is taking the stage and is going to show footage. He says the soundtrack is temporary
Comment From DeeJay
Who plays Leoglas in the hobbit movie?
ComingSoon.net: Oralndo Lboom
Silas Lesnick: And the FX aren't entirely finished
Silas Lesnick: Orlando Bloom looks great, BTW. Just like Legolas in THE LORD OF THE RINGS
ComingSoon.net: They're showing it in 24fps and no 3D right Silas?
Comment From Dane
What's happening Silas?!
ComingSoon.net: More footage I believe.
Comment From Gary
can you describe it Silas?
ComingSoon.net: He can't while it's playing.
Comment From TheSpencerPerry
What are you wearing Silas?
ComingSoon.net: We're not on the red carpet Spencer.
Comment From John Henry Irons
Who are you wearing CS?
ComingSoon.net: I thought we already established that I was the Man of Steel?
Comment From Coley
he's wearing a superman suit with the crotch cut out
ComingSoon.net: Easier to use the bathroom, yes.
Comment From supermans turd
will you be posting this blog later for others to read that couldn't make the live blog?
ComingSoon.net: You'll be able to replay the entire thing after we're done.
Comment From Carlos
Silas is kidnaping Peter Jackson or what?
ComingSoon.net: I told him not to.
Comment From Bob Mcdude
is this the last scheduled warner bros/ legendary pictures panel?
ComingSoon.net: Should be, then an hour break before Marvel Studios.
Silas Lesnick: Wow, a lot of footage was shown.
Silas Lesnick: We see the dinner at the beginning of the story. All the dwarves are in Bilbo's house with Gandalf.
Silas Lesnick: They explain that, with Smaug having not made an appearance in 60 years, many are starting to think of taking his treasure
Silas Lesnick: They want to make a move, but need a key to get in
Silas Lesnick: Gandalf reveals that he has it, given to him by Thorin's father
Silas Lesnick: He wants Bilbo to be the burglar because dragon's won't know the smell of hobbits and because they're fleet of foot
Silas Lesnick: He gets a moment like the start of FELLOWSHIP where he darkens and swells up when he yells
Silas Lesnick: The cast has come on stage with a surprise guest, Elijah Wood!
Silas Lesnick: We see another scene with Gandalf riding on a horse, meeting with Radagast.
Silas Lesnick: Played by Sylvester McCoy, Radagast seems to love animals and nature. We see him petting a hedgehog and letting birds into his hat
Silas Lesnick: He and Gandalf go somewhere -- like a maze made of stone -- but Radagast says, "What if it's a trap?"
Silas Lesnick: "Turn away and go back," says Gandalf as he draws a sword, moving foward. "It is most certainly a trap."
Silas Lesnick: Gandalf moves through the stone area and we see something running towards him with speed and some ferocity.
Silas Lesnick: It leaps at him and looks like a human with a large beard, but it cuts away before we get a good look
Silas Lesnick: We see quite a bit the "Riddles in the Dark" chapter of the book, where Bilbo runs into Gollum in the cave
Comment From HunterF
Did Silas say whether the footage was 24/48fps/3D?
Silas Lesnick: There's a flash of Evangeline Lilly's character, who they say is named Tauriel
Silas Lesnick: It's 24 fps and no 3D, but still looks fantastic
Silas Lesnick: There's sweet scene between Gandalf and Galadriel where she asks him why he chose Bilbo for this task
Silas Lesnick: He says he doesn't know but that Saruman says that power is necessary to fight back evil,
Silas Lesnick: He doesn't know if that's the case
Silas Lesnick: Maybe it's simple folk and ordinary deeds that keeps the darkness at bay
Silas Lesnick: She brushes away his hair and, in a very close moment, tells him (now speaking elvish) that, if he ever needs help, he has only to ask
Silas Lesnick: He looks up with sad eyes and suddenly she's gone
Silas Lesnick: The cast and crew are on the stage now
Silas Lesnick: Peter says that he's going to shoot his cameo tomorrow as soon as he gets back to New Zealand
Silas Lesnick: Someone is asking if there will be a Silmarillion movie
Silas Lesnick: He says that it's unlikely because it's totally owned by the Tolkien estate
Silas Lesnick: "I don't think they like these movies at all," he says, very seriously.
Silas Lesnick: Elijah says he was only on set for a very brief period
Silas Lesnick: Peter says that he doesn't shoot specifically for an extended cut, so it's hard to say if THE HOBBIT will have one yet
Silas Lesnick: He says that making short movies is a skill that he's never mastered
Silas Lesnick: Actually, he says he's pretty sure there WILL be extended cuts after all of THE HOBBIT
Silas Lesnick: Elijah Wood had to make his own nametage. They just grabbed him when they realized he was here for the WILFRED panel.
ComingSoon.net: Here's a shot someone in the audience took of Godzilla;
Silas Lesnick: Andy Serkis is talking about all the work he did as Second Unit Director
Silas Lesnick: Of course, he's also back as Gollum
Silas Lesnick: He was asked to do the voice
Silas Lesnick: "For f--s sake, do I have to?" he says, as Gollum
Silas Lesnick: Now he's arguing back and forth with himself as Gollum about whether to do the voice or not
Comment From Bob Mcdude
Are you guys liveblogging the marvel panel also?
ComingSoon.net: Yes, different window though.