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4:06 ComingSoon.net: Hi everyone! Silas will be live blogging the 20th Century Fox panel, which will include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Wolverine and a “surprise,” which is expected to be X-Men: Days of Future Past.
4:06 Comment From Gary Thank you for providing this … exciting!
4:06 Spencer Perry-SHH: Our pleasure!
4:07 Comment From Kikkomol Begins 4:15 pm?
4:07 Spencer Perry-SHH: Correct, and lasts until 5:45
4:08 Comment From Charlie What time does the Marvel panel start?
4:08 Spencer Perry-SHH: Marvel is at 6PM PST and we will be covering it!
4:08 Comment From Julien Whynot diffusing that by video streaming ?!
4:08 Spencer Perry-SHH: No cameras allowed in Hall H 🙁
4:09 Comment From kayell Whatever happened to Fantastic Four reboot? maybe that’s the surprise
4:09 Spencer Perry-SHH: Could be!
4:09 Comment From Denis I heard all of the panels were pushed back by 25 min. True?
4:09 Spencer Perry-SHH: Could be. The WB panel ran a little long for some reason 🙂
4:09 ComingSoon.net: Well hello there Andy – https://twitter.com/mattreevesLA/status/358725058170085376/photo/1
4:10 Comment From Strafer What about a new Predator movie?
4:10 Spencer Perry-SHH: I think those teasers earlier this week were for a 3D Re-release of the first movie, not a new film
4:10 Comment From Brad You’re a hero to all of geek-kind for doing this!
4:10 Spencer Perry-SHH: I accept this honor.
4:11 Spencer Perry-SHH: I wouldn’t get my hopes up for X-Force but I’d be surprised if Days of Future Past wasn’t the surprise
4:11 EDouglasCS: I’m back and still awake!
4:11 Spencer Perry-SHH: Ed Douglas everyone!
4:11 EDouglasCS: Just got off the phone with Kevin Feige… unfortunately he didn’t have much to say about Phase 3 or Avengers 2.
4:11 Comment From Noface Please, no more jokes from Spencer Perry
4:11 Spencer Perry-SHH: Bad news for you buddy
4:12 ComingSoon.net: I’ll kick him if the jokes aren’t good.
4:12 EDouglasCS: Spencer wasn’t hired for his jokes… if he was I would have wanted to vet him 🙂
4:12 EDouglasCS: Cause ComingSoon.net’s jokes aren’t much better 🙂
4:12 Spencer Perry-SHH: You two have no place to say my joke sare bad
4:13 Comment From MarvelWatch Spencer is a bit of an acquired taste. Like mustard.
4:13 Spencer Perry-SHH: I like this comparison
4:13 Comment From Black Panther Can I have a shoutout
4:13 Spencer Perry-SHH: No
4:15 ComingSoon.net: Have you guys checked out the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes viral site? http://www.simianflu.com
4:15 Spencer Perry-SHH: ^ Do that, it’s amaazing
4:15 ComingSoon.net: And the official site with a cool prequel comic – http://www.apes2014.com
4:15 Comment From Duncan thanks for doing this guys, been tuned in past few days from UK. ps. Spencer’s jokes aren’t THAT bad 😛
4:15 Spencer Perry-SHH: Thanks Mom
4:16 ComingSoon.net: Here’s also the X-Men: Days of Future Past viral site, but not much there yet – http://www.trask-industries.com
4:16 ComingSoon.net: There’s more on the tumblr site – http://x-menmovies.com
4:17 Comment From StanLee TOOL Pardon, Spencer. It looks like we have a second. I wonder what your avatar is. The one that occasionally pops up with the black and white.
4:17 Spencer Perry-SHH: That is “The Keywork.” One of the symbols for my favorite band Coheed and Cambria!
4:18 Comment From Lazer Tron Isn’t there SOME info on a Coheed movie to be found????
4:18 Spencer Perry-SHH: None, unfortunately 🙁
4:18 Comment From Psimitar Just want to know if Jeff Wadlow’s X-Force script will include Cable
4:18 Spencer Perry-SHH: I don’t think Jeff even knows!
4:19 ComingSoon.net: Director Matt Reeves backstage with Keri Russell – https://twitter.com/ApesMovies/status/358727529680482304/photo/1
4:20 Spencer Perry-SHH: I’ll admit, I’m more excited for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes than X-Men. Heresy, I know
4:20 Comment From Adam pretty excited for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!
4:20 Spencer Perry-SHH: My man!
4:20 Comment From jessica is jennifer law gonna be on the panel too?
4:20 Spencer Perry-SHH: She was present for the Hunger Games panel, so maybe
4:21 Comment From Richard Why not an Apes/X-Men crossover? 🙂
4:21 ComingSoon.net: Apes with mutant powers? Sure, why not.
4:21 Spencer Perry-SHH: Marvel Apes anyone?
4:21 Comment From Priscilla Excited for Days of Future Past, I want to know what is going on with all the hundreds of characters that Singer is sticking in the film.
4:21 Spencer Perry-SHH: So do we!
4:21 Comment From Carlos WORLD’S FINEST MUTANT APES!
4:21 Spencer Perry-SHH: He gets it
4:22 EDouglasCS: Feige told me they won’t address the dueling Quicksilvers but he thinks there’s enough room for two.
4:22 Spencer Perry-SHH: Interesting….
4:22 EDouglasCS: They’ll mostly be focusing on Cap/Thor I think
4:22 Spencer Perry-SHH: No last minute scrambling to top WB then?
4:23 ComingSoon.net: It was supposed to start 7 minutes ago. Waiting for Silas, who will log on right before it begins.
4:23 EDouglasCS: Nope probably not
4:23 Comment From Halik So no Avengers 2 news? That’s incredibly disappointing.
4:23 Spencer Perry-SHH: They can still do that next year
4:23 Comment From Anonymous I’m telling you. WB deliberately ended their panel late to mess with Fox and Marvel’s schedule.
4:24 ComingSoon.net: Nah, things always get delayed at Comic-Con 🙂
4:24 Comment From Guest Marvel after this right?
4:24 Spencer Perry-SHH: Yes sir!
4:25 Comment From Alex Will Hugh Jackman be there?
4:25 Spencer Perry-SHH: Guarantee it
4:26 ComingSoon.net: Just got word. Probably another 5 minutes.
4:26 Comment From Davenator do they show the first trailer for dawn of the apes?
4:26 Spencer Perry-SHH: Fingers crossed!
4:26 ComingSoon.net: This is the swag that a crazy pretend doctor handed Silas earlier for Apes – http://www.superherohype.com/gallery/comic-con/comic-con-2013/156833-comic-con-2013
4:26 Spencer Perry-SHH: I want it
4:27 ComingSoon.net: The Wolverine director James Mangold getting ready for the panel – https://twitter.com/WolverineMovie/status/358729493126471680/photo/1
4:27 Comment From Anonymous Person When do you think we’ll find out the Fantastic Four reboot cast?
4:27 Spencer Perry-SHH: That’s a possibility. Can’t say for sure if it will be tonight
4:28 Comment From Bsilverio220 Hand sanitizer always comes in handy at cons. Well done, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4:29 ComingSoon.net: We see you guys posting links to pictures of the cast who is all there, but Fox asked us to keep it a surprise =) Stay tuned.
4:29 Silas Lesnick: Hi everyone!
4:29 Silas Lesnick: Ready for some Apes?
4:29 Spencer Perry-SHH: YES!
4:29 ComingSoon.net: Let’s just say it’s A LOT of cast members.
4:29 Comment From AdamFrazier You might say I’m ‘bananas’ about it
4:30 Silas Lesnick: They’re teasing that they’re going to do something they’ve never done in Hall H before and that they’re going to take a special photo of the entire crowd to prove it happened. No idea what they’re planning!
4:30 Silas Lesnick: Director Matt Reeves has taken the sage!
4:30 Silas Lesnick: He’s talking about his obsession with Planet of the Apes since childhood.
4:31 Silas Lesnick: He says he was likewise blown away by Rise of the Planet of the Apes. He feels the core of the entire franchise is in identifying with the apes.
4:31 Silas Lesnick: This film is meant to serve as a transition from Rise to the original Apes.
4:32 Silas Lesnick: Here comes the cast!
4:32 Silas Lesnick: Jason Clarke!
4:32 Silas Lesnick: Kerri Russell!
4:32 Silas Lesnick: Andy Serkis!
4:33 Silas Lesnick: He says that now Caesar’s role in serving as a leader in an ape-based society.
4:34 Silas Lesnick: Caesar now has a family. A wife and baby and leads a council of ruling apes.
4:34 ComingSoon.net: The crowd in Hall H – https://twitter.com/ApesMovies/status/358731370220093441/photo/1
4:35 Silas Lesnick: Russell is talking about how the storyline has two different communities fighting to survive, apes and humans.
4:36 Silas Lesnick: The apes are played by lots of Cirque de Soleil guys
4:36 Silas Lesnick: Some practical apes, apparently.
4:36 Comment From Guest No Xmen?
4:36 Spencer Perry-SHH: Soon! Be patient 🙂
4:37 Silas Lesnick: I’m not certain if he means practical apes for sure. It may be stuntmen doing practical effects for motion capture.
4:37 Silas Lesnick: But we should know in a moment. They’re about to show some footage.
4:39 Silas Lesnick: Reeves says there won’t be a lot of ape shots because of the FX work that still needs to be done. 10-12 weeks for a single ape!
4:39 Silas Lesnick: This is the first footage to be shown in 3D in Hall H all con.
4:39 Silas Lesnick: We see the ruins of humanity. It’s eight years later.
4:40 Silas Lesnick: Four years spent fighting the virus and four years spent “fighting each other”.
4:40 Silas Lesnick: Clarke’s character, dressed almost in a Dark Tower Gunfighter-style costume steps through the Redwood Forest
4:40 Silas Lesnick: He shouts out that he wants to speak with Casear.
4:41 Silas Lesnick: We pull back from Caesar. He looks much older with grey hairs. Behind him is an army of apes.
4:41 Silas Lesnick: Cut to the title and that’s it for Apes. We’re on to The Wolverine!
4:41 Silas Lesnick: Director James Mangold has taken the stage!
4:42 Silas Lesnick: He says it’s a “tough guy” movie like his Copland and 3:10 to Yuma,
4:42 Silas Lesnick: He feels setting the film in Japan lets him change the tone.
4:42 Silas Lesnick: The action is more intense and physical than the previous X-films, he says.
4:43 Comment From MarvelWatch That was only 10 minutes for Apes. There’s definitely got to be more than X-Men as a surprise.
4:43 EDouglasCS: Yes having seen it, it’s a far more violent movie than Origins and the X-Men movies
4:44 Silas Lesnick: He thinks Hugh Jackman is as iconic an actor as Clint Eastwood or Sean Connery.
4:44 EDouglasCS: Apes just finished filming and has a lot of FX work to do
4:44 Silas Lesnick: They’re showing some special clip…
4:44 EDouglasCS: EK: no… much better writers including Christopher McQuarrie and Scott Frank. Read my review on CS
4:45 Silas Lesnick: It’s a new fast-cut trailer.
4:45 Silas Lesnick: Some ninjas confront Logan in the snow. One says, “You must surrender with respect.”
4:46 Comment From Richard I have also seen the film here in Australia, and can confirm it is wonderful for fans of the Claremont run.
4:46 EDouglasCS: Alex: It’s a stand alone movie for now.
4:47 Silas Lesnick: We see Logan chuck a guy out a window. He lands safely in a pool and is asked, “How did you know there was a pool out there?”
4:47 Silas Lesnick: “I didn’t,” he shoots back.
4:47 Silas Lesnick: There’s also a great shot of Logan getting stabbed through the heart with a sword.
4:48 ComingSoon.net: They’re showing the trailer again?
4:50 Silas Lesnick: He’s asked, “What kind of monster are you?”
4:50 ComingSoon.net: Question in the comments. Yes, you’ll definitely want to stay after the credits of The Wolverine.
4:51 Silas Lesnick: He says, “The Wolverine,” and stabs the guy through the neck with his claws. He pulls the sword from his chest in an amazing shilouette shot.
4:51 Silas Lesnick: They showed the trailer again right away.
4:51 Silas Lesnick: And now Hugh Jackman has taken the stage!
4:52 Silas Lesnick: He promises that fans will finally see the berserker rage in full.
4:54 Silas Lesnick: Mangold is talking about how important it was to set the film after all the other movies so that Logan has lost everything.
4:54 Silas Lesnick: Jackman says that Logan’s saving grace and his Kryptonite are both women.
4:55 Comment From Jake So this takes place after The Last Stand?
4:55 EDouglasCS: Yes it does Jake
4:55 Silas Lesnick: Mangold says he sometimes felt like he was making an action-heavy Fellini film.
4:55 Silas Lesnick: The blades themselves were redesigned to look more like the Claremont/Miller arc.
4:56 Silas Lesnick: He felt the claws in previous films cut only one way. These claws cut ever possible way.
4:56 Silas Lesnick: Jackman says that, when he has the claws on, he feels like the robot from Lost in Space.
4:56 Silas Lesnick: Possible spoiler warning, but…
4:57 Silas Lesnick: Jackman just mentioned almost injuring a Mystique double. He could be talking about a different movie, though.
4:57 Comment From Alex I wonder why he feels like the Lost In Space robot??
4:57 Silas Lesnick: Just because he has the long arms that he’s waving around with the claws on
4:58 EDouglasCS: FOr those asking, do you REALLY want to have the whole movie spoiled? If you want to see if he wears a costume, go see the movie! 🙂
4:58 Silas Lesnick: Wolverine is about to tie Superman for film appearances and will then only have Batman to take on.
4:59 EDouglasCS: Except that Hugh has played Wolverine seven times…
4:59 Comment From Ross Why couldn’t the Claremont/Miller arc have been adapted faithfully?
4:59 EDouglasCS: That’s address in my interviews next week.
4:59 EDouglasCS: Addressed
5:00 Silas Lesnick: Jackman says Wolverine is the greatest role out there and he’s not ever going to let it go easily.
5:00 Silas Lesnick: That’s it for The Wolverine!
5:00 Silas Lesnick: Wait, Jackman has an extra announcement…
5:00 EDouglasCS: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST? 🙂
5:00 Spencer Perry-SHH: A DOOP movie?!
5:00 Silas Lesnick: He’s teasing an indie movie he’s doing next…
5:00 EDouglasCS: Prisoners!!! 🙂
5:01 Silas Lesnick: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST!
5:01 Silas Lesnick: Bryan Singer has taken the stage!
5:01 Silas Lesnick: No visual effects are ready yet and there’s still a month of shooting to go…
5:02 Silas Lesnick: But Singer has cut together some footage! In 3d!
5:02 EDouglasCS: wow in 3D no less
5:03 EDouglasCS: Mike, Bishop is a time traveller too, isn’t he?
5:04 EDouglasCS: I expect Cable and X-Force will tie into the time travel elements of DoFP
5:04 Silas Lesnick: Wow! This looks fantastic!
5:04 ComingSoon.net: Hugh Jackman thanking Bryan Singer on stage for launching his career – https://twitter.com/WolverineMovie/status/358739061667659778/photo/1
5:04 Silas Lesnick: We see flashes of the original X-Men movie characters
5:05 Silas Lesnick: Xavier, Storm, Wolverine, etc
5:05 Silas Lesnick: “I had a glimpse into the past,” Xavier says.
5:05 Silas Lesnick: Iceman. Rogue.
5:05 EDouglasCS: Calm down people and let Silas type! 🙂
5:05 Silas Lesnick: Bishop!
5:05 Silas Lesnick: We hear Magneto speaking to Xavier
5:06 Silas Lesnick: Xavier says to Wolverine, “You’re going to have to do to me what I once did for you.”
5:06 Silas Lesnick: “Side by side to end this war before it ever begins,” says Magneto.
5:07 Silas Lesnick: Omar Sy, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Peter Dinklage are here on stage!
5:08 Silas Lesnick: Back to the footage, Wolverine is sent to the past in his own body.
5:08 EDouglasCS: we can read all your comments… we’re not posting then while Silas is live logging unless I can answer them.
5:08 Silas Lesnick: Xavier warns him that, back then, Xavier was a different man and begs him to be patience with him
5:08 Silas Lesnick: “Patience isn’t one of my strong points,” Wolverine snarls.
5:08 Silas Lesnick: Lot’s of flashes to the 70’s.
5:08 Silas Lesnick: Nixon and a secret door in the Oval Office floor.
5:08 EDouglasCS: Omar Sy looks great as Bishop
5:09 Silas Lesnick: McAvoy’s Xavier going into Cerebro.
5:09 Silas Lesnick: Evan Peters, too (missed him earlier). He says Quicksilver is “a bit of a spaz”.
5:09 Silas Lesnick: Shawn Ashmore, too!
5:09 Silas Lesnick: Dinklage confirms he’ll be playing Bolivar Trask.
5:10 Silas Lesnick: Other footage shots include Mystique crying and transforming in a crowd. We also see Lawrence walking in a military uniform.
5:11 Silas Lesnick: “I don’t want your suffering,” MacAXavier shouts. “I don’t want your future!”
5:11 ComingSoon.net: Photo of the full cast on stage – https://twitter.com/xmenmovies/status/358740744250458114/photo/1
5:11 Silas Lesnick: “Please,” Stewart says to him in the final trailer shot, apparently standing opposite him. “We need you to hope again.”
5:12 Silas Lesnick: Nicholas Hoult is here, too. It’s a MASSIVE lineup. I’ve never seen this many actors on stage for a Hall H panel.
5:12 Silas Lesnick: MacAvoy is wearing an X-Men shirt he bought on the convention hall floor.
5:13 Silas Lesnick: Singer says ensemble films come to him naturally. That’s why he did Usual Suspects.
5:13 Comment From patches StewartXavier says to whom about “we need you to hope again”? Wolverine?
5:13 EDouglasCS: Much bigger than Avengers line-up when introduced
5:13 Silas Lesnick: To his younger self, MacAvoy Xavier.
5:14 Silas Lesnick: Stewart and McKellen are getting the biggest applause
5:14 Comment From Preston How rough does the footage look?
5:14 Silas Lesnick: Not rough at all, actually!
5:14 Silas Lesnick: And the 3D is pretty solid already.
5:15 Comment From Brett What scene stood out the most in the footage?
5:15 Silas Lesnick: The final shot with MacAvoy and Stewart for sure.
5:16 Silas Lesnick: McKellen says he’s glad to be back in CA and feels safe now that Prop 8 is gone.
5:16 Silas Lesnick: He says he’s looking for a husband and then turns to Fassbender.
5:16 Silas Lesnick: “It’s great to meet you, Michael,” he laughs.
5:17 EDouglasCS: There are literally 30 questions a second coming in, most of which can’t be answered.
5:17 EDouglasCS: But no, I wouldn’t expect the footage to be online unless they put it in front of Wolverine next week.
5:17 Comment From viper You guys are doing a great job!!
5:17 Silas Lesnick: They just handed out a ticket for Fox swag. They’re the only Hall H panel since Game of Thrones to do that.
5:18 Silas Lesnick: Berry is saying she wants Storm to get more love.
5:18 Comment From David Thank you guys for doing this for us fanboys that can’t be there.
5:18 Silas Lesnick: No problem, David!
5:18 Silas Lesnick: She says she’s so, so glad Singer is back.
5:19 Silas Lesnick: Paquin says the character is a huge part of her life since she was originally cast at age 17.
5:20 Comment From roku I’m so happy that while i sadly can’t be there I’m happy that I can experience it like the rest of the audience in a way. Thank you!:)
5:20 EDouglasCS: BTW, here’s what Kevin Feige said about the “dueling Quicksilvers” earlier and a preview of the Marvel panel