A large gathering of nerds has been reported since yesterday at San Diego… Yeap, Comic Con has officially started! The celebration of comic culture, cosplay, fantasy films and TV shows, has begun and here are some highlights from Day 1:
Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, Dino Stamatopoulos and creator Dan Harmon among others, lead the panel that discussed the revival of Community at Yahoo Screen.
With Joel McHale saying “f*ck network television”, the tone was set; the panel informed that Community will not return until Christmas 2014 but the good news is that Dan Harmon is fully in charge and there are no cable restrictions any longer.
Some members of the cast (Jonathan Banks and John Oliver) will not be returning for the new season and at the question as to who might occupy Pierce’s (Chevy Chase) seat in the study room now that Banks also left, McHale joked: “It’s Benedict Cumberbatch,”; making the crowd go wild in Ballroom 20.
So, now that we got the sixth season, can we get a movie??
Penguins of Madagascar
And why would this be a highlight? I’ve got two words for you: Benedict Cumberbatch.
Along with John Malkovich and Tom McGrath, they presented the Madagascar spin off but the fans seemed to be more interested in Cumberbatch and other rumored or not projects of his.
Teasing the rumors of him participating in the Doctor Strange project, he answered a question about which superhero he’d like to play with “Nurse Normal”, quickly adding "that was a joke on Doctor Strange."
Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan make a surprise appearance to promote Interstellar
Comic Con fans got an amazing surprise yesterday! Christopher Nolan, made his first-ever appearance at the convention, to show off his upcoming sci-fi epic Interstellar, along with the star of the film Matthew McConaughey.
Interstellar, coming November 7, was inspired by theories that wormholes could potentially be used as a short-cut for long-range time travel.
McConaughey said Nolan even kept the story secret from him for as long as possible. “I got a call from my agent who said Christopher Nolan has a film and he wants to meet,” the actor told Bean. After visiting the director’s home for dinner, “three hours went by and he didn’t say anything about a new film or me having a role. Then a week later the script came.”
All men must drink
Outside of the panels and Ballrooms, GoT fans had the chance to taste Ommegang Brewery's latest collaboration with 'Game of Thrones,' Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale. And who is better to serve it to the fans than the star of season 4, Pedro Pascal! Cheers everyone! Happy SDCC2014!
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