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Top 10 Most Anticipated Moments of Comic-Con 2011

by dsussman   July 18, 2011 at 11:00AM  |  Views: 3,970
Spider-Man Cosplay - Comic-Con
Photo: Marc Stamas/Getty Images

Comic-Con 2011 starts Thursday, July 21. As usual, Spike.com will be hitting the floor every day to bring you the best and brightest from the show updated around the clock. Look out for tons of cool videos with the crazy cosplayers, interviews with the biggest stars, all the biggest news, and yet another year of a great partnership with James over at CineMassacre. But until then, here’s our hot list of things to look forward to from the biggest week in pop culture!

10. Final Destination 5

Final Destination 5 - Comic-Con 2010
Source: New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures

The Final Destination series is a horror fanatic’s dream come true and totally entertaining. As many slasher flicks like Friday the 13th did in the past, Final Destination films have made a name for themselves by concocting some of the most eye-popping cinematic deaths ever seen. So now that the good folks over at Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema are giving us yet another installment in the frightfully popular franchise, it’s hard to fathom how they can legitimately top prior output, but that’s exactly why we want to see it.

Check Out The Latest Final Destination 5 Trailer
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9. Comics

Comics - Comic-Con 2010
Source: DC Comics

Without comic books, Comic-Con obviously would never be at the heights of pop culture it proudly sits at today. With that said, it’s kind of sad to see how the medium has been pushed into the corner of the convention at this point. As geeks at heart, it’s imperative that we show our proper respects to the little paper magazines that started it all. With most of the Con taken up by massive movie studios and even video games, we still have a soft spot in our hearts for the authors and graphic novelists who pour their hearts into the craft.

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8. Attack the Block

Attack the Block - Comic-Con 2010
Source: Screen Gems

For those legit geeky fans out there looking for a good time ol’ time with your crew, the screenings of Attack the Block at this year’s Comic-Con can seriously not be missed. For real. The highly-anticipated sci-fi comedy starring the always hilarious Nick Frost and a grip of feisty unknown sprats has been getting amazing press from a who’s who of movie blogs from day one. In it, a gang of teens in South London must defend their block during an alien invasion. It’s all tongue-in-cheek, and what can be more awesome than that? We’ll have to wait to find out, but until then this one is high on our chart.

7. Booth Babes

Booth Babes - Top 10 Comic-Con 2010
Source: SPIKE

You’ve seen hundreds of booth babe videos and stills on the internet, but being veterans of the convention scene we have to admit that the girls who run things at Comic-Con are hard to beat. Smoking hot models dressed up as super heroes? Sign us up. Why not take a peek at last year’s montage to whet your appetite for 2011?

Comic-Con 2010: Booth Babe Montage
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6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Comic-Con 2011
Source: 20th Century Fox

Remakes and reboots are most definitely at constant theme at Comic-Con and it may bother some of you hardcore fans, but fear not, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is here to show you that it can actually be done the right way. As seen in the recent trailers unveiling the storyline between super-chimp Caesar and his keeper James Franco, this is how you return to a movie franchise in the most epic fashion possible. As seen in past clips, anthropoid primates go completely bananas after Will Rodman's (Franco) genetic engineering experiments lead to the development of higher intelligence in apes and the onset of an all-out war. If you’re like me, you got goose bumps the second you saw the new-and-improved CG apes tearing s*** apart on San Fran’s Golden Gate Bridge. The last movie wasn’t much to talk about, but we’re plenty hyped for this one.