Comic-Con 2012 announces biggest presentations
Comic-Con, that four-day US convention of a lot of really cool stuff (True Blood) and some distinctly less cool stuff (Glee), all bathed in an ooze of damp latex and nerdgasm-ejaculate, has just released the most exciting part of their lineup; the films which are giving their insider-info-filled presentations on Saturday 14th July, at the San Diego Convention Centre. That last bit means that UK dwellers, or those who just didn’t fancy baby-oiling their way into a catsuit for four days, will be able to troll YouTube afterwards for the genuinely quite exciting new footage, longer trailers and in-depth interviews.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures will be teaming up for a filthy three-way, featuring Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim (giant robots vs giant monsters = death, destruction etc.), Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (a brand-new, never-before-seen-or-made-or-even-thought-of superhero-film-where-the-hero-is-called-Superman epic) and the first half of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit (subtitled An Unexpected Journey, for the benefit of the five people nationwide who haven’t seen Lord of the Rings).
As if that weren’t quite enough for one day, Comic-Con have confirmed the presence of superhero merchants to the world, Marvel Comics, who will be presenting their work so far on Iron Man 3 – and possibly, just maybe,Avengers 2 – with producer Kevin Feige, and “special guests” (our money’s on Thor, merely for shits and giggles). Last but not least, Quentin Tarantino will be promoting his new slavery romp – for want of a more accurate descriptor – Django Unchained, which pits Leonardo DiCaprio against Jamie Foxx in a clash between Avatar-style colonialism and poor-pretty-Jack from Titanic; James Cameron is currently kicking himself for not thinking of it first.
Oh, and also – nah, just joking. Commence geek-wank.