Top 10 Most Anticipated Moments of Comic-Con 2011
by dsussman July 18, 2011 at 11:00AM | Views: 3,795
5. Conan the Barbarian
Based on almost every dude’s timeless love for Arnie’s 1982 version of this action epic, there’s a huge expectation to live up to here. Thankfully, as seen in the recently-released Red Band clips, it’s rated R and filled to the brim with dark and disturbing sword and sorcery action. Obviously it will be tough to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger in this role, but after catching the early footage, Jason Momoa ain’t lookin’ too shabby at all, guys. He’s arrogant, aggressive, and can handle a sword like a true pro. This year’s Con is sure to showcase even more footage of this upcoming adventure and we highly doubt it will disappoint.
4. Cowboys & Aliens
Even though this flick had its fun in the sun at the Con last year, the cast and crew of the soon-to-be released western epic Cowboys & Aliens still carries weight in 2011. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, and Sam Rockwell, Cowboys & Aliens takes place in the year 1873 where a stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution and is forced to set his differences aside in order to fight off an alien spaceship that crash lands in the middle of the town. With probably the best cast of any film at the convention, this’ll be a hard one to compete with.
We can’t fathom why someone would spend an entire year working on a costume to wear to a convention, but we’re glad they do. Undoubtedly one of the major highlights of Comic-Con every single year, the lengths these people go to dress up as their favorite characters knows no bounds. It seems each year one-ups the one before, so the fans are going to have to bring their A-game in 2011 if they hope to compare.
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2. Steven Spielberg
We usually don’t single out one person on our annual Comic-Con list, but when you’re as legendary as Steven Spielberg exceptions must be made. Just confirmed recently, Steven Spielberg will indeed make his first live appearance at Comic-Con on Friday, July 23 to accept the Inkpot Award as well as to promote his new motion capture 3D feature The Adventures of Tintin. After Harrison Ford received a serious ovation last year during his first stop to the Con for Cowboys and Aliens, there’s no doubt that one of the greatest filmmakers of all time will get the true respect he deserves from some of the most dedicated fans on the planet.
1. The Amazing Spider-Man
No matter what happens over the span of the movie biz, the Spider-Man franchise is always going to be one of the biggest.
As the genesis of the comic book movie craze, it set the wheels in motion for countless other summer blockbusters. Marc Webb’s go at The Amazing Spider-Man shouldn’t dampen the enthusiasm. With a revitalized cast headed by new Peter Parker Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, how can this not be the biggest moment at Comic-Con this year? As of yet, besides some official poster releases and a few pics from Entertainment Weekly, no footage of the film has been released and it seems like there’s no better place to unveil it than in downtown San Diego among the fans that will appreciate at it the most. Don’t miss it!