Comic-Con 2013

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The annual Comic-Con International took place in San Diego this weekend. Several A-listers were in attendance, including actors Bryan Cranston (who fooled fans by wearing a mask of himself and then revealing that it really was him), Henry Lennix, and Harrison Ford, as well as Avengers writer Joss Whedon. Along with some interesting comic book announcements, which admittedly is not my forte, there were several that definitely interested the movie business. Godzilla was highlighted with a whole warehouse decorated to replicate downtown Tokyo that fans could walk through and find clips of the upcoming flick at the end.

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The biggest announcements, however, revolved around the Avengers sequel and a Batman-Superman movie. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to hit theaters in 2015, but as of now the filmmakers have only released a short teaser trailer. News of a sequel to Man of Steel also gained momentum with the announcement that Batman and Superman may be fighting each other rather than teaming up. Director Zack Snyder is set to direct the film, which may or may not be based on graphic novelist Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Producer Christopher Nolan and screenwriter David Goyer are also set to return for the sequel along with the majority of the original cast, but there has been no word from Christian Bale or any of the other filmmakers about who will take on the roll of Batman. With an X-Men movie reuniting the original cast, as well as an Amazing Spiderman sequel set to be released in the same month, comic fans definitely have a lot to look forward to in the next few years!

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