One thing on the minds of Total Recall fans when they first heard about the Len Wiseman reboot was, “Is there going to be a three-breasted woman?” I’ll admit, I was curious myself as to whether or not they would include that unusual detail from the original but we found out the answer was yes. Then the marketing geniuses behind the Colin Farrell-starring feature decided to bring her to Comic-Con International in San Diego and actress Kaitlyn Leeb got more than she bargained for. Fans thought her tripple-breasted prosthetic was real. Picture of Ms. Leeb after the jump.
After fighting off hordes of Chitauri and nearly destroying the entirety of New York City, you’d think The Avengers might sneak in a little downtime notwithstanding their post-battle shawarma run. But as you’d probably guess, Disney wouldn’t dream of temporarily putting this $1 billion cash cow out to pasture — so, in a new crossover announced at Comic-Con, our favorite Marvel heroes will come swinging, smashing, and hammer-flying into the universe of Phineas and Ferb in the summer of 2013.
Andy Serkis has done a remarkable job portraying Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings universe and has made quite the name for himself in motion-capture roles. There’s even been campaigns to get him nominated for an Academy Award. But while there are countless internet videos and memes making Gollum do or say very un-Gollum-like things, if you really want to get the job done, go directly to the source. At The Hobbit panel at Comic-Con, moderator Chris Hardwick asked the actor, after a very heart-felt speech, if he would say something in the Gollum voice. So he did. And it just happened to include a curse word. THE word. The “F dash, dash, dash” word. Give it a listen yourself (fast-foward to 22:40 if it doesn’t start where it should), and if you’re so inclined, watch the whole video for some great moments with the cast and crew.
Lots of things happened at Comic-Con last weekend, most of which you’ll probably never see or hear about. The big announcements are splashed all over the internet while the little amazing things slip through the cracks. But if you’re there to witness one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments in person, your joy will know no bounds. That must have been what it was like for the audience of the annual Starship Smackdown panel in which Thor and X-Men: First Class co-writer Ashley Edward Miller, Legend of the Seeker producer Kay Reindl, Star Wars: Clone Wars writer Steve Melching, Free Enterprise producer Robert Meyer Burnett, Geek Magazine editor Jeff Bond, and artist Chris Gossett joined to decide which sci-fi spaceship is the best in a bracket competition. Except they couldn’t. So they asked the audience for help. And Neil DeGrasse Tyson gave his expert astrophysicist (read: fan) opinion. Watch and be awed.
Cosplay is fun no matter what but when you’ve been doing it a few years, you start to think outside the box and see how you can mix things up a bit. There’s also those first-timers out there who want to start with something a little less complicated (what am I saying, cosplay is always complicated!) that’s more of an outfit than a costume yet still portrays their favorite character. In the last few years, genderswap and alternative versions of costumes have gotten popular in the cosplay world. Here’s a collection of just those kinds of cosplays from Comic-Con International 2012.
It’s like our childhoods conspired in a secret room about how to best make us go “HELL YES!” People, meet Belle as Princess Leia, and the Beast as Han. It’s something we never knew we’ve always wanted. Thanks James Silvani! (via Silvani Art)
Whether it was the kid’s idea or their parents, we’re thankful for kids cosplaying at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. Why? Because: 1.) it gives us hope for future, epic, cosplays. 2.) They’re frakking adorable! We think we’ve rounded up a pretty nice collection for you too “oooh” and “awww” at. Take a look! (And if you missed our gallery of impressive adults, check that out too!)
The sheer amount of costuming going on at Comic-Con is mind-boggling. Trying to come up with a “best of” list would be foolish (especially considering we weren’t there to see them with our own eyes), not to mention insane, but we have come across several online that really impressed us. So here’s our first roundup of Comic-Con cosplay pictures for your fan-gazing perusal.