Entertainment Weekly's panel featuring James Cameron and Peter Jackson begins with a funny introduction. The moderator notes that one of these filmmakers discovered Kate Winslet and the other made over a billion dollars trying to drown her. One got a realistic performance out of a CG spider, and one got a couple of realistic performances out of...
Peter Jackson is introduced and takes the stage. He goes right up to the lectern and, looking trimmer than ever, says, "It's so much better being here than being a talking head on the screen. You're here. Geek power."
Before the panel even begins we're shown the first trailer for Legion, a movie about an angel (Paul Bettany) descending to earth to fight a demon. The trailer is pretty ridiculous -- think angels, explosions, spidery-demons in the bodies of humans, and a whole lot of creepiness. That's Legion.
We're shown the trailer to 9, which wasn't anything new. The director, Shane Acker, walks onstage and takes a seat. We're told that this is Acker's first feature film, and then the great Tim Burton takes the stage to cheering and applause.
The audience is given special 3-D glasses and before anyone takes the stage we're treated to the beginning of Toy Story 2... in 3-D. It's pretty awesome, needless to say. And now John Lasseter is taking the stage...
Robert Downey, Jr. takes the stage to a standing ovation. He says, "Holmes was the first superhero, he was an intellectual superhero, and he was also a western martial artist, I'm told. And probably one of the most recognizable images, names on earth, so much that people thought he was a real guy."
Megan Fox and director Jimmy Hayward show a clip cut exclusively for Comic-Con.
Richard Kelly, director of Donnie Darko, introduces his new film The Box by showing us a new trailer, which looks cool, but sadly isn't quite as interesting as other trailers screened here.
Jackie Earle Haley is talking with the filmmakers about getting the opportunity to play Freddy after getting to play Rorschach. The audience now gets to see an unreleased trailer from the film, which looks very promising. This is actually going to be a scary horror film with a real actor.
The director and talent from The Book of Eli are answering questions right now about their film. The crowd is large and in charge, and the actors seem very happy to be here. Denzel Washington is making cracks left and right, and Gary Oldman just described himself, when naked, as a "bald chicken". This is a good panel.