Comic-Con Roundup: Peter Jackson on 'Hobbit' in 48fps; 'Ted 2'; 'Hellboy 3'; and a 'Star Trek 2' "Sneak Peak"

Comic-Con Roundup: Peter Jackson on 'Hobbit' in 48fps; 'Ted 2'; 'Hellboy 3'; and a 'Star Trek 2' "Sneak Peak"

Jul 16, 2012

Sunday marked the end of Comic-Con, and after Saturday's long lines followed by loud crowds at the Warner Bros. and Marvel panels it probably seems like a different place altogether. Here's a round-up of some of what's been going on in the past 24 hours, much of it cinematic nipples from the TV panels happening this afternoon.

Disappointed that The Hobbit footage wasn't in 48fps? Here's Peter Jackson on the decision to go 24fps for this weekend's preview: "I know. But Hall H, a big convention center, that's not the way to judge it. It's an important thing to judge, because the industry may or may not want to adopt high frame rates, and I think it has to be taken very seriously. And I think the only logical thing to do is to let people see a feature-length narrative film at 48 frames. I've got no doubt whatsoever that people are going to enjoy it. But the disappointing thing with CinemaCon is that no one talked about the footage. The first time we ever screened "The Hobbit," all the stories were the 48 frames stories. And then the negative guys, the guys that say this doesn't look like film -- the guys who are in love with the technology of 1927 -- are sort of sitting there saying, "But it doesn't look like cinema. This is not what we're used to seeing in the films." And those stories rush around the world and no one talked about the footage. So, I'm not going to go to Comic-Con with 12 minutes of footage and have the same reaction. I don't want people to write about 48 frames. Forty-eight frames can be written about in December. When people can actually watch a full length narrative film, everyone can go to town on 48 frames, because that's the form that you've got to see it in. And if you hate it, you hate it. And if you like it, you like it. I think most people will [like it]. (Huffington Post)

Wish you could see Thomas Jane return as The Punisher? Some at Comic-Con got to at the RAW Studios panel: "in what was a combination reveal of a short film and Tim Bradstreet’s new design for The Punisher skull, we got to see something awesome that may never be shown again. [...] The audiences ate it up, loving every bit of violence, every broken bone, every smashed face. It was a true hard-R short film experience, showing The Punisher we know from the comics and the one we long to see on the screen" (Film School Rejects)

Anyone want a sequel to Ted? Seth MacFarlane at the American Dad panel: "I’d be open to making Ted 2" (Deadline).

How about a Hellboy 3? Thanks to the fanboy made famous recently through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, it's more likely to happen: "[Guillermo] Del Toro says the event was also a factor in helping to bring himself and [Ron] Perlman together on making a third Hellboy. “I’ve encountered a lot of kids who are fans of the movies,” said del Toro, “but to hear the story of this kid who was watching the movies while going through treatment, it really just moved me a lot.” The director stresses that he hasn’t yet approached Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on the prospect of a Hellboy III, nor is a studio signed on yet. But, he says, “We’re going to make an effort to do it. I hope it happens.” (Entertainment Weekly)

How about a Breaking Bad movie? Here's what star Bryan Cranston has to day on that: "Breaking Bad would make a bad movie. Because you would have to truncate and take out chunks of that transition for Walter White to go from good to bad." (Beyond the Trailer)  

How about a Fringe movie? "The network ordered 13 episodes to wrap up the series in Season 5, although one cast member believes a Fringe movie may happen sometime down the line. Here's what John Noble had to say about a cinematic possibility for the beloved sci-fi series at the panel earlier today. 'The film is very possible down the line.'" (MovieWeb)

Remember when Buffy the Vampire Slayer was just a movie? Today's Buffy birthday panel does, celebrating 20 years since the theatrical release. Unfortunately the original Buffy, Kristy Swanson, didn't show up as expected. Here's someone who did: "Randall Batinkoff (who played Swanson-Buffy's boyfriend in the movie) is talking about doing the film. He was amazed to see that the movie became a TV show. He asked his agent to get him on the series. It didn't happen. But he thinks it's cool that he's here 20 years later. He also says, "By the way, Joss Whedon - coolest guy ever." Says Whedon is at the top of the list of cool, mellow guys who know how to tell a story" (Television Blend).

The way to get noticed at Comic-Con now is gender-bending cosplay. "Over the past few years Slave Leia has become one of the most overdone costumes at Comic-Con. They're everywhere. They look the same. Yawn. So props to the guy who made me pause on the street to take this Leia pic: It ain't Slave Leia, but it works. (Also kinda works as a nod to the stunt double scene in Spaceballs.)" (Movieline) Speaking of Spaceballs and drag, I heard there was a woman dressed as Barf.

Star Trek and Dredd star Karl Urban posted this video entitled "Star Trek Comic Con Sneak Peak":

140 Characters or Less:

I know I've bitched a lot, but my first Comic-Con was probably one of the best times I've had in my life, I'll say once I'm home - @mikeryan

My first #SDCC : Never went to Hall H, avoided Parties after Thursday. I found love in a hopeless place. Thanks geeks, talking w/u > swag. - @Da7e

Heading to the airport & my driver asked if I did ComicCon. It feels more like ComicCon did me. I love you #SDCC - @ToryBelleci

Counting down the most exciting things post-#sdcc: 5. Looper 4. Pacific Rim 3. Hobbit 2. Elysium 1. My bed. - @thesavagesophia

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