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:
2:12 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.
2:15 ComingSoon.net: They are planning on previewing Pacific Rim, Man of Steel and The Hobbit.
2:15 Comment From Mark I hope they talk about Godzilla!
2:15 Comment From Guest Hi, hope it’s a good one, thanks for this ComingSoon.net
2:16 ComingSoon.net: Yup!
2:16 Comment From GodzillaFan I can’t wait to see what they have in store
2:16 Comment From NathanB Woo-hoo! Can’t wait!
2:16 Comment From Emperor5353 Cannot wait
2:16 Comment From jobling Man of steel i want some footage and the teaser!!!!
2:16 Comment From zuhair awesome
2:16 Comment From Nate Can’t wait for the MOS trailer!!!
2:16 Comment From Daniel I’m excited for some Man Of Steel info :O
2:16 Comment From hawke PACIFIC RIM YEAH!
2:16 Comment From zuhair yeaah man godzilla..
2:16 Comment From Marcus Can’t wait! I’m highly anticipating all three films!
2:16 Comment From Jake Me too, I want to hear more about Godzilla
2:16 Comment From DeeJay Same here GODZILLA! needs a decent reboot
2:16 Comment From CM I really hope this Man of Steel footage hints at a solid Superman film
2:16 Comment From MarvelWatch *Any* surprises would be nice.
2:17 Comment From Guest Are you taking questions from fans?
2:17 ComingSoon.net: We aren’t, but we’ll post some of your comments until the panel starts. Then we have to concentrate 🙂
2:17 Comment From Guest Is there a live streaming?
2:17 ComingSoon.net: No, video is not allowed in Hall H.
2:17 Comment From MarQx Is the trailer of “Man of Steel” going to be available on the Internet tonight?
2:18 ComingSoon.net: We don’t know.
2:18 Comment From Rafael THE HOBBIT FTW
2:18 Comment From Seed So this is just a live blog not a live stream?
2:19 ComingSoon.net: That’s correct.
2:19 Comment From Guest Are you 100% sure that they are showing a Man of Steel Trailer ?
2:19 ComingSoon.net: Pretty much, the trailer has already been classified. Maybe more footage? Not sure.
2:21 Comment From Rob Important question: Are people using Deodorant?
2:21 ComingSoon.net: Superman doesn’t need deodorant. Hobbits maybe?
2:22 Comment From ace whats the most awesome thing you have see this year so far
2:22 ComingSoon.net: Judging from our writers’ comments, probably Elysium?
2:23 Comment From Ares Think he meant the fans there at the panel.
2:23 ComingSoon.net: Yeah, the Hobbits.
2:23 Comment From Jack Thanks for doing this! How much time will be spent on MOS?
2:23 ComingSoon.net: Don’t know, it’s all very secretive, though they should be starting shortly.
2:24 Comment From Guest what does the schedule for the rest of the day look like in terms of panels?
2:24 ComingSoon.net: Only this and Marvel left.
2:25 Comment From CJohn And tomorrow?
2:25 ComingSoon.net: Comic-Con is open tomorrow?
2:25 Comment From Omega Red Best live blogger ever.
2:25 ComingSoon.net: Agreed 🙂
2:26 Comment From Stan CS, likelihood of Cavill strolling out in the red and blue?
2:26 ComingSoon.net: Who is Cavill? We know Superman will be there though.
2:27 Comment From Gabe Stropes Henry Cavill is new Superman
2:27 ComingSoon.net: It was a jo… nevermind.
2:27 Comment From Guest what films is Marvel Screening?
2:28 ComingSoon.net: Well, we’re hearing they’ll preview Iron Man 3, and there may be some Thor 2, Guardians and Ant-Man surprises?
2:28 Comment From MarQx What’s the order of the movies at the WB panel?
2:29 ComingSoon.net: They usually go by the program, so it would be Pacific Rim, Man of Steel and then The Hobbit.
2:29 Comment From Spence Shhh, down front. It’s about to start!!!
2:29 ComingSoon.net: Right?
2:30 Comment From Oli wish it was a live video stream
2:30 ComingSoon.net: We wish so too! But we’re much funnier in text.
2:31 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 🙂
2:31 Comment From Mills Just want to say, comingsoon.net is the best website ever for the latest film news. thanks
2:32 ComingSoon.net: But of course, we saw that one 🙂
2:32 Comment From Yoda Naturally 🙂
2:32 Comment From Zoltan Csordas Thank you ComingSoon.net for making this live blog happen! Much appreciated 🙂
2:33 ComingSoon.net: Lots and lots of Godzilla questions. We’ll find out shortly, patience!
2:34 Comment From Hunter When are they supposed to start?
2:34 ComingSoon.net: They are supposed to have already started.
2:34 ComingSoon.net: I’ll be turning it over to Silas shortly, stay tuned…
2:35 Comment From Spoon silas stuck at the bathroom line since 4am?
2:35 Silas Lesnick: We’re live!
2:35 ComingSoon.net: Here we go!
2:35 Silas Lesnick: WB opened the panel by revealing a special super-wide screen behind the curtain at the right of the stage!
2:36 Silas Lesnick: Footage is being shown from Pacific Rim!
2:37 Silas Lesnick: It’s happening on all the monitors at once and bleeds from one to another
2:37 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
2:38 Silas Lesnick: They’re welcoming Guillermo Del Toro to the stage!
2:39 Silas Lesnick: Behind-the-scenes footage is playing on the monitors on silent as Guillermo says hello
2:39 Silas Lesnick: We see mech suits doing battle on a variety of terrains
2:40 Silas Lesnick: There’s a navy ship getting hit by a giant wave (with uncompleted FX)
2:40 Silas Lesnick: The mech suits have clear helmets in the front so that you can see the characters’ faces
2:41 Silas Lesnick: It looks like quite a bit of practical effects being shot.
2:41 Silas Lesnick: There’s a fight scene between mech suits in the rain
2:41 Silas Lesnick: After Comic-Con, Pacific Rim will go on press “radio silence” for the rest of the year
2:42 Silas Lesnick: “For those motherf–ers in the audience with their James Bond f–ing cameras, don’t use them,” says GDT
2:42 Silas Lesnick: The cast is taking the stage!
2:43 Silas Lesnick: Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi
2:44 Silas Lesnick: The footage looks like it’s going to play on a loop throughout the presentation
2:44 Silas Lesnick: They’re talking about Ron’s recent Make-a-Wish foundation appearance as Hellboy
2:45 Silas Lesnick: Rinko says she’s super-nervous about being at comic-con for the first time
2:45 Silas Lesnick: They’re showing the first big clip! Hold on…
2:48 EDouglasCS: I’m upstairs and the entire convention center is shaking.
2:49 EDouglasCS: From up here it sounds like they’re showing a giant monster battle… wish I could see it 🙁
2:49 Silas Lesnick: Wow, some truly impressive stuff!
2:50 Silas Lesnick: It’s a trailer. GDT explains that, in the world of the movie two pilots are needed to control the giant robots
2:50 Silas Lesnick: The robots are called Yeagers, I’m guessing after Chuck Yeager
2:50 EDouglasCS: Silas, it’s Jaegers actually.
2:51 Silas Lesnick: One pilot controls the left side of the robot and the other controls the right
2:51 Silas Lesnick: The energy surge from piloting the robot will kill a single pilot
2:51 Silas Lesnick: The footage is basically the trailer
2:51 Silas Lesnick: We see two men walking through an arctic terrain
2:52 Comment From Pap Stombol Jaeger is German for Hunter, btw
2:52 Silas Lesnick: They’re using a metal detector and come across something. It looks like it’s a small statue
2:52 Silas Lesnick: One of the men looks out on the horizon and we see fear on his face.
2:52 Comment From SperrySHH They use a Dance Dance Revolution style game pad to control
2:52 Silas Lesnick: A Jaegar is stumbling towards them and falls to it’s knees
2:52 EDouglasCS: Silas, I can fill in the blanks from my set visit… I’m under embargo but eff it. 🙂
2:52 Silas Lesnick: It has a cartoonish quality to it, but also very realistic. Think THE IRON GIANT if it was live action
2:53 Comment From Comiccon2012 They say when trailer is coming?
2:53 Silas Lesnick: We see a little bit of one monster attacking a bridge.
2:53 EDouglasCS: @ComicCon2012 I’m willing to bet it will be with Hobbit… not sure if they have enough ready for Dark Knight
2:53 Silas Lesnick: It’s mostly claws and we can’t see the body in whole, but think Godzilla with six arms
2:54 Silas Lesnick: There’s lots of footage of the men getting suited up. They have a number of different colors of mech suits
2:54 EDouglasCS: Silas, the colors represent different countries as each of them have their own Jaeger.
2:54 Silas Lesnick: (Guillermo says it’s “robot porn” with lots of “robot on kaiju action”
2:55 EDouglasCS: Silas, did we see Charlie Day or Ron Perlman in the footage at all?
2:55 Silas Lesnick: The tagline reads, “To fight monsters… We created monsters”
2:55 Silas Lesnick: There’s nine Kaijus throughout the film and 7 robots
2:56 Silas Lesnick: One of the robots looks to have Wonder Woman painted on it, like on WWII fighter planes.
2:56 Silas Lesnick: We hear an epic speech from Idris Elba
2:56 Silas Lesnick: “We’re at the edge of hope and the end of our time.”
2:57 Silas Lesnick: “But we choose to believe in each other.”
2:57 Silas Lesnick: “Today, we face the monsters at our door.”
2:57 Silas Lesnick: “Today, we cancel the apocalypse!”
2:58 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
2:58 Silas Lesnick: It’s the first time the actors have seen any edited footage and they’re as excited at the Hall H crowd.
2:59 Silas Lesnick: Someone is asking about what happens when one pilot tries to drive a Jaeger
2:59 Silas Lesnick: GDT says that that will be shown in the film
3:00 Silas Lesnick: GDT is talking about the fine line of practical effects and CGI
3:01 Silas Lesnick: He says that he tried to “dirty the camera” to make it feel more real
3:01 Silas Lesnick: He frames shots so that the robots are so big that you can’t even get an ideal shot
3:01 Silas Lesnick: “No f–ing motion capture,” he says
3:01 Silas Lesnick: He says the robots shouldn’t move like humans so it’s all key frames
3:02 Silas Lesnick: There’s never going to be a scene where a monster is attacking and not actively fighting.
3:03 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
3:03 Silas Lesnick: “This was kind of a f– that s–t situation,” he says
3:04 Silas Lesnick: He designed the sets so that entire city streets could be shook to mimic monsters
3:04 Silas Lesnick: stomping
3:04 Silas Lesnick: Three of the monsters are sea monsters
3:04 Silas Lesnick: Some are flying monsters
3:04 Silas Lesnick: “We have monsters up the wazoo,” says GDT
3:04 Silas Lesnick: A kid is asking if there are any familiar monsters like those from legends or myths
3:05 Silas Lesnick: GDT says, “Just Ron.”
3:05 Silas Lesnick: The full anatomy of the monsters has been designed
3:06 Silas Lesnick: That looks like it for PACIFIC RIM but we’ll be moving on to…
3:07 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”
3:08 EDouglasCS: Now I’m hearing the footage from Man of Steel.. not shaking the convention center nearly as much.
3:09 EDouglasCS: Actually, it’s pretty loud…. can’t wait to hear what Silas is seeing downstairs
3:09 Silas Lesnick: We just got a GODZILLA trailer!
3:09 EDouglasCS: Oh sh*t…..
3:09 Silas Lesnick: The footage pans across a city that has been utterly destroyed
3:10 Silas Lesnick: We hear a voice over a radio talking about the end of the world
3:10 Silas Lesnick: It looks like another giant creature’s body is in the wreckage
3:10 Silas Lesnick: We hear the classic Godzilla scream
3:11 Silas Lesnick: from the smoke, we see something enormous. We’re following a camera up Godzilla’s back, showing his scales
3:11 Silas Lesnick: We see his face, but it’s almost a silhouette.
3:11 Silas Lesnick: It looks a LOT like the classic Godzilla design but with a slightly fatter face
3:11 Silas Lesnick: Gareth Edwards has taken the stage
3:12 Silas Lesnick: He says that he doesn’t think of it as a sci-fi movie because it’s very, very real
3:12 Silas Lesnick: Like the original, this isn’t going for camp on any level
3:12 Silas Lesnick: They make is sound like this trailer won’t be going online anytime soon
3:13 Silas Lesnick: Edwards says that he’s never been this emotionally involved and worked on something this long since he lost his virginity.
3:15 EDouglasCS: Did they just show the Godzilla trailer again? Thought I heard the Godzilla roar again.
3:15 Silas Lesnick: They just showed it again!
3:16 ComingSoon.net: It’s your mind talking Ed.
3:16 EDouglasCS: CS: 😛
3:16 Silas Lesnick: The opening WB and Legendary logos are B&W with a font like original Japanese writing
3:16 EDouglasCS: Silas, just remember who walked all the way over to get you that Hall H pass… I think you owe me a drink 🙂
3:17 Silas Lesnick: The narration is from Robert Oppenheimer
3:17 Silas Lesnick: “We knew the world would not be the same.”
3:17 Silas Lesnick: “Few people laughed.”
3:17 Silas Lesnick: “Few people cried.”
3:18 Silas Lesnick: “Most were silent.”
3:18 ComingSoon.net: Lots of questions about Man of Steel in the comments. It’s still coming guys, stay tuned.
3:18 Silas Lesnick: ” I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture”
3:18 Silas Lesnick: “the Bhagavad-Git… takes on his multi-armed form”
3:18 Silas Lesnick: (This is were we see the other, dead creature)
3:19 Silas Lesnick: “and says, ‘I am become death. Destroyer of worlds.”
3:19 EDouglasCS: Silas, what are you describing?
3:19 Silas Lesnick: That’s where we see Godzilla’s face and the logo
3:19 EDouglasCS: Oh, got it. That was the narration for the Godzilla teaser.
3:19 Silas Lesnick: Ed, that’s the narration in the trailer. It’s a Robert Oppenheimer quote about the atomic bomb.
3:20 Silas Lesnick: They panel has two surprise guests! Will Ferrell and Zach Galifaniakis are here for THE CAMPAIGN
3:21 ComingSoon.net: Godzilla teaser poster now online!
Legendary surprised fans at our SDCC films panel with director of Godzilla, Gareth Edwards and a Comic-Con fan teaser. …