The Latest Movie News From Comic-Con

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The huge yearly convention held in San Diego known as Comic-Con has recently begun, spanning over a four-day period. And from this massive convention, we have been treated to a huge array of interesting movie news, about movie updates, releases, and new movies announced. Here are some of the latest top stories which have recently been spoken of:

For all of you fans of the X-Men and Wolverine movies, Hugh Jackman himself, has spoken of a new Wolverine movie, titled The Wolverine, which is due for release sometime in 2o12. Check out this clip from Jackman, talking about the specificity of the title of the upcoming flick:

As previously mentioned on iHartMovies, costume designs for all 13 Dwarves from the upcoming The Hobbit movie has been completed, with images of all 13 of the unique and individual Dwarves to be features in Peter Jackson‘s first movie of a two-part epic. The first part of the story, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is set to hit cinema screens on the 14th December, 2012, which of course is quite a while away. So for now, check out a better picture of all 13 of the Dwarves ready for action:

Widely renowned auteur, Robert Rodriguez talked about his upcoming movie plans for the future at Comic-Con. Rodriguez says that he will be making a follow-up to his 2012 DVD big hit, Machete, with the sequel titled Machete Kills. He also says he is optimistic that he will follow this up with another sequel, Machete Kills Again, which he says would be “a space opera with a machete-shaped lightsaber“. Awesome. However, this isn’t all from Rodriguez, as he also stated that a script for Sin City 2 has been written, entitled A Dame To Kill For. He says the same structure from the first movie will be used, with 3 stories, with 2 new stories being created, with one of them called, The Long Bad Night, which may even start shooting sometime this year. He also expressed he would like to shoot this second Sin City installment in 3D, as he has “an idea to do that in a way that 3D hasn’t been used before”. A new style of 3D? This could be very interesting, especially if it’s being used for a follow-up to such a great movie.

Highly renowned make-up artist, particularly with monsters, Rick Baker also spoke at the convention. Baker was the man behind many of the monsters in a range of movies, including An American Werewolf In London and the monsters in the Men In Black movies, amongst others. Speaking of Men In Black, he talked about how some storylines have apparently been set for the 3rd installment, involving retro aliens, from 2o12, who are in 1969, which we will see when the characters travel back in time. Although there have been no confirmed reports on completed scripts or anything, Baker claimed that everyone will be back for the 3rd movie and that “it’s going to be something really special“.

Talks about the upcoming new Alien move, titled Prometheus, also occurred. Ridley Scott himself made an appearance, via satellite-link, talking about the addition to the Alien saga. A few clips were shown from the flick, including Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) looking at some samples, and Charlize Theron, wielding a flame-thrower and doing naked push-ups. Nice, though I hope she wasn’t doing both of these simultaneously…Check out a released image from the movie which is due for release on the 1st of June, next year:

Steven Spielberg made an appearance at the festival, talking about the next installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. He told an audience that he had a story and screenwriter for the fourth installment. Although he directed the first 2 installments of the current trilogy, he says he will be producing the fourth one, which he said would hopefully be ready in the next 2-3 years. Well we should hope so, the latest installment only came out 10 bloody years ago…

Spielberg brought along a surprise guest with him – his producer buddy, Peter Jackson, with whom he showed off some of the action from their upcoming Tintin movie, The Adventures of Tintin, which has some massively impressive life-like use of computer generated imagery. I remember being a huge fan of the Tintin cartoons as a child. I look forward to seeing how this movie turns out, and its resemblance to the cartoon version. The movie stars the voices of Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis & Nick Frost. It’s due for release on the 26th of October – Check out one of the trailers below:

As you can see, there has been a lot of news about upcoming movies that I’m sure has got many of you movie fans out there, including myself, excited about the prospect of some of the hugely anticipated movies to come. And there is plenty more to come yet. Keep an eye out for the latest news updates from the currently ongoing Comic-Con.

By Manpreet Singh

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