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Honey badger spotted at Comic-Con! He don't care. He don't give a [bleep]. -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Six months ago, the world was introduced to the illustrious honey badger — sorry, I mean, “The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger,” an indefatigable creature who really does not give a s—. You know who else don’t give a s—? The denizens of Comic-Con, a famously audacious crowd who think nothing of parading in public in all manner of crevice-hugging, skin-revealing costumes. So we here at EW.com had a brainstorm: What if we released Randall, the man who so famously narrated the viral “Honey Badger” video, into the wilds of the San Diego convention center during the height of Comic-Con craziness? Along with colleagues John Carlucci, Chris Gordon, and Dave Schlow, Randall delivered the following exclusive video report from San Diego Comic-Con International, or, as he initially puts it, “the San Diego Zoo’s annual Come Along Intentionally Tour!” Check it out below:  READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con best and worst: Charlize Theron's naked push-ups, Nicolas Cage peeing fire, and more!

Comic-Con has by now evolved into an event so infinitely multi-sided that it almost seems wrong to characterize it as “an event.” It’s more like a mini-metropolis that appears every year to briefly conquer a few square blocks in downtown San Diego; a Brigadoon of hucksterism, Burning Man with a PG-13 rating. At this year’s Comic-Con, you might have spent an entire day sitting in Hall H watching panels about all the movies that will thrill or disappoint you next year; you might have sought out autographs from your favorite A-list comic book creators and C-list celebrities; you might have brought in your own artwork or story ideas for one of the convention’s many workshops; or you might have just spent an entire day perusing the back-issue stacks, searching in vain for a mint edition copy of What If? Vol. 1 #14 (which asked the immortal question, “What If Sgt. Fury had Fought World War II in Outer Space?”)

So keep in mind that the following list of best, worst, and most intriguing things we saw at Comic-Con are entirely subjective, and lean towards larger Hollywood-centric productions. READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con 2011: Want to find love on the convention floor? We did!

Dating is hard. And, one would stereotype, even more difficult in the world of Comic-Con. But EW’s Annie Barrett and Darren Franich discovered that geeky love is indeed in the air on the convention floor in San Diego. Click the jump to find out what Comic-Con’s hottest ladies are looking for in a suitor, what Green Man thinks of Annie’s face, and how Annie found herself going exclusive with Nightrunner, an African-American Muslim superhero who lives in France. (Coincidentally, exactly what our PopWatch writer was looking for.) Love is in the air! Or wafting through the humid convention halls, but still! Love! READ FULL STORY

'Captain America' reaction: Do you want more of Marvel's new movie hero? And about that ending...

Where and when will Captain America fight again now that Marvel Studios has launched the super-soldier as a cinematic superhero franchise? We know that Chris Evans’ shield-baring hero will become a charter member of director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers opening next summer. (What did you think of that teaser-trailer?) But think beyond that. With box office pundits currently predicting that Captain America: The First Avenger will generate a bigger opening weekend than Marvel’s sequel-bound summertime smash Thor, another dedicated Captain America adventure would seem inevitable. (The writers of the first film, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, are already working on a script.) But where in the world – and where in history – will the masked marvel find himself in his next big-screen outing?

If you’ve seen Captain America: The First Avenger (and MASSIVE SPOILERS loom ahead for anyone who hasn’t), you know that the movie concluded with the World War II hero crashing the Red Skull’s stealth-winged flying fortress in the Arctic, then waking up in present day New York City. The implication: Steve Rogers was frozen alive and then discovered, thawed and revived by agents of SHIELD, the super-secret espionage outfit run by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. We might assume that future stories will track the time-tossed patriot’s attempts to adjust to the modern world, plus battle other old WWII foes that somehow, someway also managed to cheat death. (I really want to see Toby Jones’ Arnim Zola make this bizarre, life-extending transformation.)

And yet, the movie never gave us the visual that most Marvel fanboys were expecting: A shot of Captain America trapped in ice. We saw his vibranium shield excavated from the Skull’s snow-filled bomber – but no body. All we got was a long beat of black screen between Cap’s crash in the Arctic and NYC wake-up. (Unless I dozed off and missed it; I saw a midnight screening after a long day at Comic-Con.)

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Andrew Garfield surprises 'Spider-Man' fans at Sony panel -- VIDEO

As Andrew Garfield told EW’s Jess Cagle in EW’s VIP lounge Friday, Spider-Man meant a lot to the actor when he was growing up. So it’s fitting that Garfield showed up to Sony’s panel Friday dressed as a fan — before removing his mask and revealing himself as the star of the upcoming gritty reboot. Appearing in front of the crowd in a low-grade Spidey costume, Garfield told the group of attendees, “This has always been a dream of mine,” and then revealed his true identity. The fun moment was followed by a passionate monologue from the British actor about his fondness for the superhero: “I needed Spidey in my life when I was a kid. And he gave me hope. In every comic I read, he was living out my and every skinny boy’s fantasy of being stronger, of being free of the body I was born into, and that swinging sensation of flight.” Continued Garfield, “He inspired me to be stronger .. he reassured me that by doing the right thing, it’s worth it. It’s worth the trouble, it’s worth the pain.”

He was right to tell the crowd, “Here I am as a fan.” A geek heartthrob is born? READ FULL STORY

Today in Comic-Con 2011: Joss Whedon, 'Vampire Diaries' cast visit EW!

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Day 2 of Comic-Con is finished, but you’re still itching for more information on your geekiest interests. Well, look no further than EW.com, which will be providing you with live interviews with some of Comic-Con’s biggest stars, and news on the buzziest panels at the convention. What you can expect to see on EW.com in the next 24 hours: Interviews with the casts of Vampire Diaries, Chuck, and Cowboys & Aliens and sit-downs with Spartacus: Vengeance star Lucy Lawless and nerd icon Joss Whedon. And, of course, log on to watch red carpet footage for EW’s Comic-Con bash. Until then, enjoy Day 3!

For more on Comic-Con: Entertainment Geekly‘s 2011 Comic-Con coverage

John Cusack on 'The Raven' and Edgar Allan Poe: 'He definitely was the godfather of goth'

Director John McTeigue and the stars of The Raven, John Cusack, Alice Eve, and Luke Evans, debuted the film’s first trailer for the fans of Hall H today. Cusack plays Edgar Allan Poe in a fictionalized account of the author’s last five days alive, in which he must help track down a serial killer inspired by Poe’s writings. “He was a bit of a rock star in his day,” Cusack said of the charismatic writer. “He definitely was the godfather of goth.”

The dark and moody trailer definitely brought the goth, including plenty of dead and mutilated bodies, and — of course — screeching ravens. “It’s an art movie and a popcorn movie all at once,” Cusack said during the panel (moderated by EW’s Anthony Breznican).

And for all you Poe fans, Cusack had no problem answering which works by the author are his top five: the short story “Hop-Frog,” the poem “The Raven,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Pit and the Pendulum.”

The Raven will be in theaters March 9.

Today in Comic-Con 2011: 'True Blood,' 'Spider-Man' casts visit EW!

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You’ve survived Day 1 of Comic-Con. And, yet, you’re just craving more information about your favorite geeky obsessions. Well, on Day 2, look no further than our Comic-Con hub on EW.com, which will feature live interviews with your favorite celebs and breaking Comic-Con news throughout the day. A hint of what’s to come today: Interviews with the casts of The Amazing Spider-Man, True Blood, and The Big Bang Theory, as well as news from Sony‘s panel, and, of course, EW’s Lost: One Year Later panel, featuring Doc Jensen. Because we have to go back, Jack!

For more on Comic-Con: Entertainment Geekly‘s 2011 Comic-Con coverage

'Castle' star Stana Katic to voice Talia al Ghul in 'Batman: Arkham City' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

EW can exclusively confirm that Stana Katic, best known for playing Detective Kate Beckett on ABC’s Castle, will voice the character of Talia al Ghul in the upcoming video game Batman: Arkham City, the follow-up to 2009′s much-beloved Batman: Arkham Asylum. There’s no word yet on how Talia will figure into the game’s storyline. In the comics, Talia is the frequently conflicted daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, one of Batman’s archenemies. In spite of this, Talia is often a love interest for the Dark Knight. The two even get married at one point, with Talia giving birth to Batman’s son, Damian Wayne. Check out an exclusive photo of the character below:  READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: When Bond Met Indy

How do you interview tough guys like Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig? Carefully, very carefully. It also helps if you bring their Cowboys & Aliens director Jon Favreau in on the conversation. Last week, the three men sat down with EW at a ranch in Montana to discuss their upcoming genre-mashing sci-fi-western about extraterrestrials invading New Mexico in the 1870s. “A journey of redemption,” Craig calls the film, which is a lot more serious than its title suggests (it was produced by an all-star team of heavyweights, including Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, and Brian Grazer).

Beyond space invaders, the three amigos talk about everything from wearing chaps, to getting older, to their famous franchises. READ FULL STORY

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