Comic-Con International ’11 – More of Everything! Spider-Man, True Blood, & Doctor Who!

Still a lot of news from Comic-Con to cover, so I’m going to be moving pretty quickly through all of it. This will be more Grizzly Links than an in-depth look at everything as I am going to see Captain America: The First Avenger in a couple of hours so speed is of the essence.

I’ll be kind of throwing things in randomly, so keep up. Let’s get to it!

The Venture Bros. Panel – (MTV Geek)

The Venture Brothers creators are joined by Doc Venture voice actor James Urbaniak to talk all things Hank and Dean, plus screen footage of the animated mockumentary, From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy. 

Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman talk Hellboy 3 – (CBR)

If you have Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman in the same room with some reporters, inevitably someone will ask about “Hellboy 3.”

The pair was reunited at Comic-Con International in San Diego to promote two different movies coming from FilmDistrict.

Del Toro is producing the remake of “Don’t be Afraid of the Dark,” while Perlman appears in director Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive.”

Image Comics Resurrects MacGyver – (CBR)

Comic fans have become used to the idea of their favorite characters getting a modern-day reboot to keep them up to date.

The same thing happens every now and then with television icons as well, and as was revealed at Comic-Con International in San Diego Friday, worlds will collide in the form of a brand-new MacGyver miniseries from Image Comics.  

(Cue an opening-credits explosion.)

Avengers Assemble Comic-Con Poster – (Splashpage)

The Avengers” skipped out on having a Hall H presence at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but that doesn’t mean that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes were totally absent from the big show.

I’ll show you more of these posters in the next Hero Express.

Supernatural Goes To Space In Season 7 – (MTV Geek)

A packed press room deep within the recesses of San Diego Comic-Con 2011 welcomed the cast and crew of The CW’s Supernatural Sunday, including stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and Mark Sheppard (who would not confirm he’d be back for Season 7, but come on, I mean, you guys, he was right there… You guys).

Anyway, the big news is, if producer/writer Ben Edlund has his way, he’s sending the Winchester Boys to space. “I always start big and crazy,” said Edlund. “The one I’m convinced we should do is get them on a spaceship. I got Jason on a spaceship, how can I get the Boys on a spaceship?”

The Children’s Hospital Panel – (MTV Geek)

The show’s stars and creative team hit the stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 to talk about the popular — and kind of dirty — medical spoof that’s much funnier than Grey’s Anatomy.

The panel was attended by star/creator Rob Corddry, Malin Ackerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Megan Mullally, and Ken Marino. They were also joined by NTSF andParty Down actor Martin Starr for reasons I won’t spoil here.

The Doctor Who Panel – (MTV Geek)

This was the big one, for Who fans, as Hall H – the biggest room in San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – welcomed a “sold out” crowd of over 6,000 people, excited to see the Doctor (Matt Smith), and his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) in their first ever Comic-Con appearance. Also on tap for the panel were writer Toby Whithouse (who, fun fact, also created Being Human), Piers Wenger (Executive Producer), Beth Willis (Producer), and moderator Adam Rogers.

The True Blood Panel – (Spinoff Online)

Any discussion about HBO’s True Blood panel at Comic-Con International should begin with the insane line that some fans endured for more than eight hours on Friday just to get a peek at what moderator Tim Stack proclaimed as “the most attractive cast on television.”

Attack the Block Interview – (Spinoff Online)

At Comic-Con International in San Diego, writer and first-time director Joe Cornish and star John Boyega spoke with the press about their darkly funny alien-invasion flick Attack the Block.

Andrew Garfield Speaks Out – (GammaSquad)

Andrew Garfield surprised fans at the Spider-Man panel at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, cleverly hiding his identity by dressing up as Spider-Man in a cheap costume.  Garfield grabbed the Q&A mic before the event started and professed his love of the web-slinger.

Robert Rodriguez Speaks Out – (FilmDrunk)

Last night at Comic Con, where Vince was last seen challenging the cast of Glee to a jazz-hands-off, Robert Rodriguez and his new Castro hat dropped a major news bomb on his fans. Not only is he already hard at work on a Machete sequel (Machete Kills), but after that’s done and released, he’ll be giving us Machete Kills Again, which he referred to as a “space opera” or “Machete kills in space.” Funny, I remember watching the original and thinking, “Gee, this was a letdown this should be in outer space.”

Okay, that’s enough for this post. I’ll have more tomorrow on the comic side of things, and pretty much anything else I can find from the Con.

Oh wait. one more thing. Pretty much the most important thing.

COED’s Super-Sized Comic-Con Sideboob Collection – (COEDMagazine)

This one speaks for itself. Go on. Click it. There’s no judgement here, bro.

See you tomorrow!

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