Tragically, I wasn’t at Comic Con this year. …It’s entirely possible I need to remind myself of the actual definition of tragic but I digress. In lieu of having actually been there I’ve collected all sorts of news and videos and photos from the panels so we can all pretend we were there together.
|Agents of SHIELD|
|I very excited about Agents of SHIELD for a whole host of reasons. A part of me feels guilty for being excited even though I know I shouldn’t be. But that is neither here nor there. I read recaps from the panel though I didn’t find anything specific I wanted to post. In part because I completely agree with Jeph Loeb – I don’t really want to know too much about the show, I want to experience it.
|Marvel definitely knows how to do Comic Con. Though I found their panels a bit lackluster this year, mostly because I’m not that interested in the properties they had panels for.
There was a Captain America panel, which was the most interesting. But no good pictures from it or comments that I found especially interesting. Probably I’d be more excited if I’d been there and seen the footage.
There was nothing for Thor, really. Even though Loki showed up which I bet was pretty exciting. And Tom Hiddleston’s definitely dedicated.
But then Guardians of the Galaxy… I’m trying to keep an open mind and see what it’s going to be, but Chris Pratt isn’t quite Hemsworth or Evans. Though he does fulfill the apparent requirement to be named Chris.
|The Hunger Games|
|I’m not a huge Hunger Games fan so I can’t say I’m one of those waiting anxiously for Catching Fire. But, the trailer they released looks pretty good (even though it probably doesn’t qualify as news at this point but whatever). I like the way President Snow draws the distinction between the games and real war. Hopefully the movie will be better than the book, which would actually kind of be exciting…
|X-Men Days of Future Past|
|Kel sent me the entire X-Men panel to enjoy. It was a huge cast and Geoff Boucher said it was more exciting than when the Avengers assembled. I was there when the Avengers assembled and as much as the X-Men have always been my favorite I have to disagree. Partly because I don’t love the movies as much as I love the characters. And also because X-Men suffers from the Terriers Effect in comparison to Avengers. And I love James McAvoy so that’s saying something. Still, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart and a few of the others seemed like they were having fun and so I’m sure being in the room had a really good energy and it must have been a fun panel.
|I think when the time comes I may need to orchestrate a watching of the first three seasons (yes, even the third season!) before the movie comes out. Help out the uninitiated. Until then, here’s a very fun featurette and trailer.
|Divergent is, of course, the next YA novel coming to the big screen. Theoretically, I should be excited since YA is one of my favorite genres to read. And because I’m very familiar with the Divergent universe since I seemed to read the first book before a lot of people. And a whole lot of people have read the books by now. It’s another one of those books where I didn’t love the writing style – even though I did enjoy the story considerably more than Hunger Games. But that’s just good reason for it to be a better movie than it is a book. Also, Theo James….
|Nerd HQ Conversations for a Cause|
|Zachary Levi’s Nerd HQ also has small panels that people pay to attend and the proceeds to go charity. It’s a pretty cool idea and he always has great people featured and usually the conversations are more interesting with a smaller audience. So, here’s just a few quotes from the various panels.