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Team-Edward, and team-Jacob were in full effect at Comic-Con International 2011 in San Diego on Thursday morning as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 held a standing-room only panel in Hall H. Before the panel, IAR attended a special press conference for the film with new-to-the-franchise director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), and the stars of the film Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner.

Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) made an unscheduled appearance at Comic Con International in San Diego on Saturday to discuss his latest film Immortals, and share exciting footage from the upcoming movie with an audience full of fans in Hall H. 

IAR had a chance to speak with Tarsem Singh on Saturday after his panel and we took the opportunity to also ask him about his next film, Relativity Media's Untitled Snow White Project starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts, which is currently in production. 

Veteran actor Val Kilmer (The Doors, Batman Forever, Tombstone) appeared at Comic-Con International 2011 in San Diego on Saturday, along with legendary director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, The ConversationApocalypse Now) to discuss their experimental new film Twixt to an audience of fans in Hall H. 

Late last year rumors began to spread that director Tony Scott was considering making a sequel to his seminal '80s film Top Gun and that he wanted Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer to reprise their iconic roles as Maverick and Iceman, respectively.  

IAR had a chance to speak with Val Kilmer after his panel on Saturday and we asked the actor if he would be interested in returning to the role of Iceman if Scott were to make the sequel. Kilmer was very candid with us and talked about the project, his desire to work with Tony Scott again, and he even told us what he thinks the title of the film should be. 

In 1977, Star Wars irrevocably changed the look and feel of cinematic science fiction.  The influence of George Lucas' storytelling and his "used future" philosophy of production design is still evident on any number of huge movies, including Peter Jackson's take on JRR Tolkein's Lord of the Rings Star Wars trilogy.  Much like before it, that fantasy trilogy has changed the way modern audiences perceive the genre, and seemingly every subsequent fantasy film owes a debt to the saga of the One Ring.  As Universal prepares to commence production on Snow White and the Huntsman, the studio prepared a panel presentation for San Diego Comic-Con, and its evident that this film will be a Lord of the Rings-flavored take on the familiar fairy tale.

The panel included in person appearances from director Rupert Sanders, along with producers Joe Roth and Palak Patel, as well as principal cast members Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron (making her second panel appearance after Thursday's Prometheus event), and Sam Claflin

At Comic-Con International on Friday one of the most anticipated films of next summer spun its web on fans as The Amazing Spider-Man hosted a standing-room only panel discussion in Hall H. In attendance was the film's director Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer), producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, and actors Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Emma Stone (Easy A), and Rhys Ifans (Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows - Part 1). 

IAR had a chance to catch up with Marc Webb, and Emma Stone before their panel on Friday to discuss the highly anticipated new film. 

Director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) appeared at Comic-Con International 2011 on Friday along with actors Aziz Ansari (Park and Reacreation), Nick Swardson (Blades of Glory), and Michael Pena (Crash) to discuss their new film 30 Minutes or Less to a packed crowd in Hall H. 

IAR had a chance to speak with director Ruben Fleischer, as well as actor Michael Pena after the panel on Friday about their next collaboration together, the upcoming crime drama The Gangster Squad starring Ryan Gosling (Drive), Sean Penn (Milk), and Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex). 

The mythology of ancient Greece has endured and remained resonant for literally thousands of  years, but nowadays the likes of Zeus and Poseidon have to compete with the neon gods of comic books, video games, and any number of contemporary pop figures.  In this year's Immortals, director Tarsem Singh will even the playing field, jettisoning the familiar cinematic iconography of Greek myth, instead providing a world of exceedingly attractive immortals and humans who are no strangers to epic 3D action.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Relativity Media pulled out all the stops to impress the Hall H crowd with the Immortals panel.  Unparalleled visual stylist Tarsem Singh was present to discuss the film and share heretofore-unseen new footage.  Not only that, but producers Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari were also present, along with castmembers Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Stephen Dorff, and soon-to-be Superman Henry Cavill, who plays Theseus, a mortal peasant chosen to be the hero of the gods.

Groundbreaking performance-capture actor Andy Serkis appeared at Comic-Con International 2011 on Thursday to discuss his upcoming film Rise of the Planet of the Apes at the 20th Century Fox Hall H panel presentation. 

IAR had a chance to speak with Andy Serkis after the panel on Thursday and asked the actor returning to the role of Gollum in Peter Jackson's highly-anticipated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and The Hobbit: There And Back Again

Fan-Favorite actor Ron Perlman appeared at Comic-Con International 2011 on Thursday to discuss his new film Drive at FilmDistrict's Hall H panel presentation.  

IAR had a chance to speak with Ron Perlman after the panel on Thursday and asked the actor about his upcoming role in this summer's Conan the Barbarian. We also asked Perlman if he might possibly be joining the cast of long-time friend Guillermo del Toro's upcoming monster movie Pacific Rim

Yesterday morning, venerated filmmaker Steven Spielberg made his first ever appearance at San Diego Comic-Con in order to promote his new performance-capture adventure The Adventures of Tintin.  In some respects, it's more surprising that Spielberg had never been a presence at the Con before.  Today, another legendary director made an appearance at the Con, and in the case of Francis Ford Coppola, it's more surprising that he appeared anywhere so public, let alone the cavernous Hall H.

The usually more reclusive director behind The Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, and The Outsiders was on hand before the cosplay crowd to discuss his new film Twixt, formerly titled Twixt Now and Sunrise.  An unusual horror tale which Coppola adapted from his own short story, the film stars Val Kilmer as "a third string writer of popular fiction" on his latest book tour who becomes involved in a murder mystery after being visited by the ghost of a young girl played by Elle Fanning

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