RECAP: Comic Con 2012

Comic Con 2012 hit San Diego with full force, bringing in a rambunctious crowd of comic book enthusiasts mixed with pop culture fanatics and a group of the most talented actors and directors the festival has ever seen.

Did any B-Sides readers head to San Diego for the weekend? If you did, we hope you wore something like this:

Nomad from Dive Bomber. (Photo Cred: Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

Most Talked About Panels:

Warner Bros. Panel

In this year’s Warner Bros. panel, director Zack Snyder discussed “Man of Steel,” his Superman flick scheduled for a 2013 release. They screened footage from the film, showing a peak into Clark Kent’s childhood and later a clip where our all-American boy is handcuffed, surrounded by armed forces.

Actor Henry Cavill discussed his plans to change the perception of Superman, “bringing a modern version which everyone can associate with.” Cavill may have just been sucking up to the comic-friendly audience, but he said that he spent hours reading comics like, “The Death of Superman” and “The Return of Superman,” to prepare for the role. I was more interested in hearing about his rigorous workout schedule.

Look at this hunk:

‘True Blood’ Panel

Tara stripping in black leather, Sookie’s inner-faerie and Manganiello gyrating – all things the panel’s audience enjoyed while hearing from the likes of Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, Sam Trammel, Ryan Kwanten and a few other True Blood favorites. The panelists confirmed that there would indeed be quite a few more sex scenes in the upcoming season, along with flashbacks of the Stackhouse parents, giving us more background on our favorite brother-sister duo. Before the crowd gave him a standing ovation, Ball promised that we’d see three new romances before the season’s end.

Watch the ‘True Blood’ Comic-Con trailer here:

Django Unchained

We have to wait until Christmas Day to watch Quentin Tarantino’s violent take on bounty hunting, but Comic Con was abuzz after a 7-minute sizzle reel, showing Shultz (Christoph Waltz) and Django (Jamie Foxx) shooting snowmen and a plantation owner, quipping lines like, “I like the way you die.”

I could do without Leo, but Foxx and Waltz are said to kill (literally) as they set off to track down a set of brothers and free Django’s wife from plantation owner Calvin Candie. Based on the trailer, most of the cast rocks stellar mustaches along with the ability to shoot a gun with a grin.

Next year’s Comic-Con is slated for July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center. Start planning your costumes now!

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