The Top Seven Most Anticipated Movies at Comic-Con 2010
So much Comic-Con, so little time. As the Spike crew gears up to cover all things Comic-Con 2010, we’re here to give you a little taste of what's to come. Here are the top seven movies that are going to be making headlines over the next several days.
7. Cowboys & Aliens
Source: Platinum Studios Comics/HarperCollins
Little is known about the film adaptation of the unbelievable graphic novel series created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, but the cast, director and premise should be enough evidence that Cowboys & Aliens might deserve a little more attention than your average action-sci-fi popcorn flick. Directed by Jon Favreau, the cast alone for Cowboys & Aliens is just plain staggering. Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford are just a few of the big names Favreau lined up with his trusty celebrity rolodex. Even though filming only began in June, I’m sure Favreau will be bringing a few clips of his new sci-fi Western for fanboys to drool over. He's a regular at the show.
Source: Troublemaker Studios/Hyde Park Entertainment/Overnight Productions/20th Century Fox
It’s seriously gonna be great to watch as Danny Trejo promotes his first lead role in a feature film. Thanks to the amazing fake trailer in 2007's Grindhouse, we'll get to feast our eyes on all things Machete from Comic-Con 2010.
Robert Rodriguez wrote Machete in 1993 as a full feature for Danny Trejo, but couldn’t get it made until 2009. Machete tells the tale of a federale from Mexico who gets hired to assassinate a political leader, but gets double crossed by his employers and is forced to take bloody revenge. Yes! Revenge flicks are as American as apple pie and this one is sure to be filled to the brim with over-the-top carnage. The Comic-Con panel of Robert Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, and Danny Trejo should be great, and due to an upcoming September 3 release, I’m sure there’s gonna be a ton of new footage from the film unveiled to fans lucky enough to make it in. Stay glued to Spike.com as we'll be delivering all the updates.
5. Green Lantern
Source: DC Comics
Comic book fans have been a buzz the past week due to the first images of Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern hitting the internet. What’s not to love here? First off, Ryan Reynolds is becoming one of the last few bankable action stars that both ladies love and dudes respect. Aside from stealing away Scarlett Johansson, we still all think he’s kinda hilarious. Another reason to follow Green Lantern at Comic-Con this year has to be the cast. Besides Reynolds and sexpot Blake Lively taking up most of the screen time, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong and Tim Robbins help keep things together with their undeniable skills as talented thespians. Did I also mention that Casino Royale mastermind Martin Campbell is directing this thang? Too much to handle, y’all.
4. The Expendables
Source: Nu Image/Millennium Films/Lionsgate
How could anyone not be excited to feast their eyes on this action extravaganza? I’ve come to the conclusion that any child of the ’80s will be physically and mentally unable to hold themselves back from taking in Sly Stallone’s upcoming testosterone bonanza. For those that don’t know, The Expendables tells the tale of a team of mercenaries that head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator. Simple story, badass action. Expendables stars Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Steve Austin in a conglomerate of ass kicking. It also features cameos by Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, and even The Governator himself. Hot. Damn.
Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin and Terry Crews will all be in attendance at the Con this year. Sh*t, seeing all of these legends on one stage will seriously be worth the price of admission.