Thursday, July 2, 2015

Comic-Con unveils footage, teasers, trailers, from Twilight, Man of Steel, Expendables 2 and Lone Ranger

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone show up to pitch the 6,000 fanboys and fangirls at Comic-Con in San Diego

Comic-Con unveils footage, teasers, trailers, from Twilight, Man of Steel, Expendables 2 and Lone Ranger

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Comic-Con, the annual summer rite of frenzied movie fandom, kicked off Thursday with a Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 panel, with Kristen Stewart talking about what it’s like to finally be a vampire and TSBD2 director Bill Condon, in London doing the post-production work, video-messaging the crowd – and treating them to the final installment’s opening seven minutes. In the sequence, Stewart’s Bella and Pattinson’s Edward prowl around for fresh, warm-blooded critters to feast on. Stewart, red-eyed and, well, vampiric, takes down a big, wild cat, according to a report from The Wrap. Breaking Dawn: Part 2 opens November 16.

A launching pad for sci-fi, fantasy, and genre fare, this year’s San Diego confab also brought in former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his senior citizen co-star Sylvester Stallone, to discuss the body count and bad-ass attitude of their Expendables sequel, opening August 17. Other big-dealpics to be unveiled with hype and hoopla before Comic-Con ends on Sunday: Lone Ranger, the re-cowboy-boot with Johnny Depp as Tonto; Man of Steel, the Zack Snyder-helmed Superman reimagining;  Elysium, the 22nd century space thriller starring Matt Damon, from District 9 director Neil  Blomkamp, and  Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s aliens-attack-Earth extravaganza, with Idris Elba and Ron Perlman. All are set for 2013 release.

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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

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