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Today in Comic-Con 2011: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Dawn' visit EW!


It’s finally time: This is the day that the geeks inherit a galaxy far, far away. (Well, actually, just San Diego, Calif.) That’s right — today, Comic-Con 2011 officially kicks off, and EW is here to cover all of your nerdy needs. There’s a reason, after all, that we’ve renamed ourselves Entertainment Geekly. Throughout the day, be sure to click HERE to see news from the most anticipated panels and live video from some of your favorite celebrities. And since we know how much you all love spoilers, a hint of what’s to come today on EW.com: Log back on later to see videos with The Ringer‘s Sarah Michelle Gellar, Captain America‘s Chris Evans, In Time‘s Justin Timberlake, and the cast of Game of Thrones. Also, make EW your destination for full coverage of today’s panels, which include Breaking Dawn, Beavis & Butthead, Dexter, 20th Century Fox, and of course, EW’s Visionaries Panel, which will team up Doc Jensen for a chat with Jon Favreau and Guillermo del Toro. So, in the meantime, go grab your best Storm Trooper costume, and geek out here later!

For more Comic-Con: EW’s Comic-Con Hub

Comic-Con 2011: Submit your (probably geeky) questions for Lucy Lawless

PopWatch has always been an established safe house for nerds/geeks/dorks/pop culture misfits. And while we always encourage you to be yourself, this time, I’m really asking you to let your geek flag fly.

As part of our big Comic-Con plans, we’re sitting down with Spartacus‘ fearless (and frisky) Lucrecia — i.e. Lucy Lawless — and are soliciting your burning questions. Anything will go (as long as we keep it clean, people). Here are some sample questions to get you started:  READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con 2011: Help us write Mad Libs for 'True Blood' star Kristin Bauer van Straten!

True-bies, you might be noshing on a new season, but I ask you now to dig into the far corners of your brain for your old friend, EW.

Later this week at Comic-Con, we’ll be interviewing Kristin Bauer van Straten in our swanky EW studio, and after our sit down, we want to play a game: Mad Libs with Pam! But we need your help.

We invite you to submit a few sentences that we can piece together for an awesome Mad Lib about Pam — and featuring any other characters you wish — that we can get her to complete for us. (The finished product will be posted here on PopWatch!)  READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con 2011: A preview of EW.com's coverage

We’re now just days away from the most geektastic weekend of the year, and the Comic-Con team here at EW.com is gearing up for all the action. For me personally, it’ll be my first time making the pilgrimage down to San Diego, so in between preparing for my interviews with the likes of Chris Evans, Justin Timberlake, and the cast of Cowboys & Aliens, I’m growing more and more curious about the scene will be like there. Our coverage begins in earnest this Thursday, July 21. In the meantime, check out this video preview of everything you’ll be able to find on EW.com.  READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con 2011: What are the biggest panels this year?


Comic-Con is chockablock with panels and presentations and Q&A’s and autograph signings. It can all get a bit confusing — check out the full schedule here if you don’t believe us. To guide you through next week’s geekfest, we’ve put all the big TV and movie presentations from the massive Hall H and Ballroom 20 rooms in one place. We’ll be talking about some of the less-hyped hidden-gems of Comic-Con later this week, but consider this your guide to what people will be talking about on Twitter, hour-by-hour.  READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' -- plus, our annual Comic-Con preview!

Spidey’s back! Well, almost. The Amazing Spider-Man doesn’t hit theaters for another year, but in anticipation of next week’s Comic-Con (July 21-24 in San Diego) we’ve got first looks at and inside scoops about the webslinger’s highly anticipated return — including interviews with stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and with director Marc Webb. EW can also exclusively confirm that Rhys Ifans will be playing Doc Conners, who, in an experiment gone wrong, transforms into one of Spider-Man’s most formidable foes ever, the Lizard.

Four years after Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire, The Amazing Spider-Man promises to be a “more contemporary,” “more gritty,” and “more character-driven” look at the comic book hero. He’s a hero the 27-year-old Garfield knows well. Growing up, “I related to Peter Parker [Spidey’s alter ego] so much because I felt like someone else inside,” he says. “I loved the comic books and the animated TV series and I even dressed up as Spider-Man as a kid.” READ FULL STORY

'Snow White and the Huntsman,' 'Immortals,' 'TWIXT,' 'Badassdom' fill Comic-Con's Saturday

Saturday’s schedule from Comic Con is officially up and though there seems to be a lot more TV offerings than film, there’s plenty to keep movie fans happy.

11:45-12:45: Francis Ford Coppola and musician Dan Deacon show sequences from Coppola’s TWIXT and actually involve the audience in a dress rehearsal of the way they plan on performing it.

12-1pm: Jeff Goldsmith moderates a panel with screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Cowboys and Aliens) and Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America) about screenwriting and adapting comics to the screen.

12-1pm: It’s not a day of Comic-Con without a Twilight panel! So here’s one spotlighting Twilight fan fiction authors!

1-2pm: Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, and Kellan Lutz participate in a panel with Immortals producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari about the 3D action adventure.

2:15-3:15: Ryan Kwanten, Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn, and Danny Pudi participate in a Q&A with director Joe Lynch about next spring’s Knights of Badassdom, the fantasy adventure in which Kwanten plays a heavy metal rocker who just went through a painful breakup with his girlfriend.

3:30-4:15: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, and Sam Claflin talk with director Rupert Sanders about Snow White and the Huntsman.

4-5pm: Indiana Jones Fan Group. Indy-related giveaways! Snakes?

5:45-7:30: An Early Evening with Kevin Smith. The director’s annual Q&A!

Which geek-tastic 2012 film are you most excited for? Vote in our poll!

We’re becoming increasingly impatient, PopWatchers: There’s still 14 excruciatingly long days until 2011′s Comic-Con kicks off. Of course, that’s small peanuts compared to the seemingly impossibly far off release dates of the most highly-anticipated flicks of 2012. Granted, we don’t know which of these geek out-worthy films will be making their way to San Diego (The Hunger Games, for one, has already announced it will not attend the convention), but that doesn’t mean we’re not already overly eager for what’s ahead.

Just like us, EW.com readers went absolutely crazy over the stills for Peter Jackson’s treatment of The Hobbit, so we can only imagine the hysteria that will surround the entire film itself. Of course, when it comes to mania, the countdown to the conclusion of the Twilight saga (Breaking Dawn — Part 2) and the beginning of The Hunger Games may not be rivaled. But tell us, PopWatchers, is it the reboots of beloved franchises (Superman: Man of Steel, The Amazing Spider-Man), follow-ups (The Dark Knight Rises, Men in Black 3) or Bond, Bond 23, that has you the most stoked for the new year?

Patience, you are one tricky virtue. Vote in our poll below, and head to our Comic-Con hub for all things related to the convention come July 20! READ FULL STORY

Marvel might skip Comic-Con. Is this the beginning of the end for the Geek Era in Hollywood?

Back when Entourage was still good, the show spent an entire episode brilliantly dissecting the curiously bi-polar phenomenon of Comic-Con. Invented by the lovable lunatic fringe of comic book nerds as a swap meet for true fans, Comic-Con spent most of this past decade slowly transforming into a corporate staging area, overrun by media conglomerates hawking films, TV shows, and videogames with gradually more ill-defined ties to the world of comic books. The Entourage Comic-Con episode aired in mid-2005, but it hasn’t aged a day: Visitors to the San Diego Convention Center this July will be faced with fading C-list TV stars rocking the autograph booth, strippers dressed like Rob Liefeld superheroines, and attractive Hollywood movie stars who will pretend to know about comic books. Well, maybe not so much the last one: According to a report by the New York Times, some of the biggest studios in the land are currently considering skipping the Comic-Con cattle call. Most notably, according to the report, Marvel Studios might not be hosting any big presentations — especially significant, given that 2012′s Avengers film got the full Royal Wedding treatment at Comic-Con 2011. The Times report also notes the failure or relative disappointment of big-at-Comic-Con films like Sucker Punch, TRON: Legacy, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which brings up a pretty serious question: Are Hollywood and Comic-Con in the first stages of an acrimonious divorce? READ FULL STORY

Patton Oswalt thinks geek culture must die so that geek culture can live. Paradox!

patton-oswaltImage Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com Comedian, starring-voice-of-Ratatouille, and nerd demi-god Patton Oswalt has written a fascinating piece for Wired about the rise of geek culture from the schoolyard fringes — kids quoting Monty Python and playing Dungeons & Dragons — to its present status as an all-encompassing cultural force. You see geek culture everywhere now, Oswalt notes: The relentless parade of superhero movies, the post-Lost vogue for detail-obsessed TV fandom, “Boba Fett’s helmet emblazoned on sleeveless T-shirts worn by gym douches hefting dumbbells.” As you might guess from that quote, Oswalt’s less than joyful about geekery’s current mainstream dominance. “Everything we have today that’s cool comes from someone wanting more of something they loved in the past,” he notes. “Action figures, videogames, superhero movies, iPods: All are continuations of a love that wanted more.” Oswalt’s piece is hilarious and incredibly thoughtful, but his ultimate point is worth discussing: Has the internet-assisted rise of geek culture had a negative effect on pop culture? Certainly, Oswalt’s vision of the future sounds eerily possible: “One long, unbroken, recut spoof in which everything in Avatar farts while Keyboard Cat plays eerily in the background.”

Oswalt begins with an extended personal riff about his own youth as an otaku with an encyclopedic knowledge of Alan Moore comics, a more leisurely time before the Internet made The Lonely Geek extinct. So you could feasibly dismiss Oswalt’s piece as a typical elder rant: Things were better in the good ol’ days before modern technology has ruined everything, and also what’s the deal with these kids on their cell phones and the Twitter, am I right!?!?! READ FULL STORY

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