18 July 2012
Comic-Con 2012: Day Four
We had to get up early again, because even though I only wanted to see the Fringe panel at 10:00, there were Supernatural and Doctor Who panels scheduled after it, and never underestimate those fandoms. I was geared up for what would surely be a bittersweet Fringe panel, as they were saying goodbye and are always soooo appreciative of the fans.
Tragically, I missed nearly the first half of the panel because those damn Comic-Con idiots didn’t open Hall H early enough. Nerd rage!!! So although I got a seat, it wasn’t until after the first video presentation, the Season 5 preview. Though of course that’s online now. But I got to see Lance Reddick cry and that was amazing. He, Anna Torv, and Jasika Nicole were blubbering messes at one point; it was adorable. Joshua Jackson and John Noble were their normal adorable, funny selves. Noble said that a movie was a possibility, but I suppose it’s a possibility just like aliens are a possibility. But I hope it happens! They had a nice retrospective video thanking the fans too. They all took a bow at the end. Love it. Excited for season 5!
After that, it was trolling the Exhibit Hall, snapping a photo of Nathan Fillion at the Marvel booth, and closing the place down at 5. Below are some of my favorite cosplay pictures. We had a great Comic-Con and looking forward to next year!
Mike’s Two Cents (the stuff he saw that I didn’t, while I was making sure to get into the Breaking Bad panel): Total Recall was awesome as crap and looked really good. Colin Farrell is always good on a panel. The hover cars and the way the city is built are cool. No Schwarzenegger one-liners, more like serious sci-fi. Looper was awesome; it looks really fast-paced, interesting concept. It’s not heavily focused on the time travel. Emily Blunt is funny as shit. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was cool and funny and grateful to be working. Elysium footage was still rough but looks pretty good. Matt Damon is jacked-up and Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley were there too. Resident Evil 127 - Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez were having fun and made for a really good panel. They both enjoy being at Comic-Con and know how to work the crowd.
Finally, some photos of the happy nerds and their swag, including the much-coveted Django Unchained tee shirts.