Comic Con kicked off Thursday in San Diego. While many of the bigger events are set to take place on Friday and Saturday, Day One provided some thrills for fans as well with news from ‘Han Solo’ himself.
Harrison Ford gets into some details on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’
Harrison Ford, who gained international fame playing rogue smuggler ‘Han Solo’ in the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, was on-hand for the ‘Ender’s Game’ panel.
The oft-cantankerous Ford was inevitably asked questions about ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ and provided insights on J.J. Abrams and the next chapter in the saga.
Ford initially downplayed the ‘Star Wars’ inquiry, “I’m not prepared at this time to have an in-depth conversation about … what did you call it again?”
The actor did offer some insights into his relationship with director of ‘Episode VII’ J.J. Abrams, however.
“He’s a great storyteller … he’s developed an enormous filmmaking skill,” said Ford. “I think it’s a daunting project and he’s the kind of guy that can take on huge challenges and deliver. And he’s an awful nice guy.” (Source: MTV News)
Click here for the video clip with Harrison Ford during the ‘Ender’s Game’ panel.
‘X-Files’ panel hints at the possibility of another cinematic outing for Mulder and Scully.
For the 20th anniversary reunion of ‘The X-Files,’ stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson joined series creator Chris Carter and others to discuss the influential show, its legacy, and what the future may hold for the characters.
For more details on ‘The X-Files’ anniversary panel, click here.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
Outside of the convention center, a booth displaying the ‘Trask Industries’ logo attracted fan interest on Thursday.
The booth offered a glimpse at the “Sentinels” which are from the ‘X-Men’ comic books. The Sentinels are massive robots which hunt down and often kill mutants in the ‘X-Men’ universe.
The inclusion of a Trask Industries booth at Comic Con suggests that the mutants from director Bryan Singer’s upcoming film will face threats from multiple fronts: humans, robots, and other mutants.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ features a storyline wherein Professor X’s mutants must travel through time to change a past event that holds significance for the future of human and “mutant-kind” alike.
Scheduled to open in May 2014, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ features: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, and many of the stars and characters from the previous films.
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Comic Con will continue through Sunday, with larger buzzworthy events scheduled to take place including Fridays panels covering: ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ ‘Riddick,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘Game of Thrones.’
Sony Pictures and Screen Gems take over the now-famous “Hall H” later today for coverage on ‘Robocop,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-man 2,’ and exclusive news and previews from both companies genre-heavy slates for movies in 2014 and beyond.