Comic-con 2013

Divergent announced itself loud and clear in San Diego today, as Summit Entertainment revealed the first footage from next year's novel adaptation and trotted out members of its cast to a most receptive audience.

Amidst the many established franchises attempting to wow the crowd in Hall H at Comic-Con this year, there are also would-be series jockeying for attention.  Divergent is one such film, an adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel by Veronica Roth, the first in a trilogy ripe for cinematic sequelization.

The author was part of today's Summit Entertainment presentation, leading off the Divergent panel alongside director Neil Burger and stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James.  Eventually, fellow castmembers Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Mekhi Pfifer, Maggie Q, Ansel Eglort, Amy Newbold, Ben-Lloyd Hughes, Christian Madsen, and Ben Lamb.

Harrison Ford is a big deal anywhere, but at Comic-Con, the actor is more like a god.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Ford is in San Diego on the first day of Comic-Con to participate in the Hall H panel for Ender's Game, the long-awaited adaptation of Orson Scott Card's bestselling 1985 sci-fi novel.

Written and directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Ender's Game takes place in a future where humanity has survived one war with an extraterrestrial species known as Formics.  In order to ensure that Earth is ready for the next interstellar war, the planet's military, the International Fleet, recruits the brightest young people from all over the world to train at Battle School, an orbital military academy dedicated to producing the next generation of generals and officers.

Prior to the Summit Entertainment presentation in Hall H, IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick was on hand for a private press conference in which Harrison Ford discussed his role in the film, hitting theaters on November 1st.

Undoubtedly the most anticipated film showcased during DreamWorks Animation's big presentation today was How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Returning director Dean DeBlois was on hand to present two clips from next year's sequel to the adoring crowd.  He also dropped some casting knowledge, announcing that Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou have joined the ensemble and revealing new info on the new character voiced by Kit Harington.

Brace yourselves for first look at the long-awaited Sentinels, as well as a host of mutant characters new and old.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is making its presence known early on the first real day of Comic-Con, unveiling the head of a mutant-hunting robot live and in-person in San Diego's Gaslamp District.  Online, meanwhile, portrait images of five characters have appeared, showing off hints of futuristic sci-fi garb.

Actress Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D) appeared at Comic-Con International 2013 in San Diego on Thursday, along with director Adam Wingard (V/H/S), to discus their new horror thriller You're Next, which opens in theaters on August 23rd. 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick had a chance to sit down exclusively with actress Sharni Vinson to talk about her work on You're Next. The beautiful young actress discussed the upcoming movie, its surprising twists and turns, her role, playing a strong female character, scary animal masks, and collaborating with director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett

On Monday, as we set up base camp on Mount Comic-Con, our party was buried under a massive avalanche of posters debuting specifically for the Con.

Today, as we began our ascent towards the peak of this inhospitable mountain, another onrush of one-sheets has devastated IAR's expedition, trapping several Sherpas under a metric ton of posters for films like You're Next, The Lego Movie, 300: Rise of an Empire, Seventh Son, and the Godzilla remake.

Sony wants to make absolutely sure that everyone's paying attention to tomorrow's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 panel in Hall H.

In pursuit of that goal, the studio has unveiled a tiny Comic-Con teaser that unveils our first look at footage of Jamie Foxx as the villainous Electro.

Ten-hut!  Six character-centric banners promoting Ender's Game on the deck!

If you've spent the last several months trying to forget that there's a RoboCop remake on the way, Sony Pictures is eager to derail your efforts at Comic-Con this week.

In order to goose expectations for the remake's big panel on Friday, Sony has unveiled some new bits of RoboCop, concept art via a reliable viral site.  And new Alex Murphy Joel Kinnaman is promising, "the movie will surprise people."

The world's most famous radioactive reptile is storming Southern California!

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are utilizing San Diego Comic-Con to push next year's Godzilla remake in a huge way via an ostensibly viral marketing effort that now includes a piece of concept art and a real attraction in proximity to the San Diego Convention Center.

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