The Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies at Comic-Con
5. Jonah Hex
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
Jonah Hex, another Warner Bros. film, will be getting a first look at Comic-Con this year. Josh Brolin is playing the badass bounty hunter with some serious scarring. The pics of Brolin in costume were very promising, even if his scarring wasn't as extreme as some fans were hoping for. Oh, and did I mention Megan Fox is in Jonah Hex? Yes, she will be scantily clad in the film. We wouldn’t have her any other way.
4. District 9
Peter Jackson is going to show up, in the flesh, to introduce the much anticipated District 9, directed by Jackson protégé Neill Blomkamp. Sharlto Copley, the star of the film, will also be there. This is looking like it’s going to be the next great alien movie and a must-see for anyone at Comic-Con who cares about movies. Even if we never got more than the trailer for District 9 we'd have some of the coolest UFO effects since Independence Day.
9, an animated movie about a post-apocalyptic world populated by “stitch-men” will have a discussion featuring some heavy hitters. Shane Acker, the director and creator, will be there along with Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Tim Burton. This will be a great opportunity to find out how the filmmakers put this movie together, and to see Jennifer Connelly in person. Yup, she’s showing up too.
2. Iron Man 2
Source: Paramount Pictures
Jon Favreau will be at Comic-Con to talk about Iron Man 2, a film everyone’s been looking forward to. Most of the cast will be there too, except for Gwyneth Paltrow, which is awesome: it may be one of the few times we get to see the whole crew together outside of a movie theater. As we've seen from some of the photos that have leaked from the production, the movie takes Tony Stark to some pretty crazy places -- from the top of a doughnut store to, well, a green screen as big as a dam. Whatever it is Stark and Co. have in store for us, it's going to be ginormous.
Source: Twentieth-Century Fox
James Cameron is going to screen some footage from Avatar for the people who are lucky enough to make it to this event. If you are at Comic-Con this year, and you can get in, GET IN. This is far and away the most important/exciting/awesome/anticipated/incredible thing going down at Comic-Con, and it happens on the first day, Thursday, July 23rd. Get in line early, and bring water and food, ‘cause you’ll be there for a long time. But from everything people have said (and really important people, too: the likes of Steven Soderbergh and Steven Spielberg, to name a couple) Avatar could revolutionize the future of filmmaking. Being a witness to the making of history is something not every Comic-Con can lay claim to.
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