The Hottest Things To Come Out Of Comic-Con

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Comic-Con seems like old news (even though it only ended a week ago), but as a final note we thought we’d show you what you guys ended up picking as the hottest things to come out of the 4 day event. There was certainly a lot of competition for fan attention, but as usual there are always a few things that end up grabbing the limelight.

We ran a poll asking you to pick what you thought were the three hottest things to come out of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Now the total numbers add up to more than 100% because with so much to choose from we allowed people to pick their top 3 items.

Results after the jump.

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Once again (as happened two years ago) the winner by far is Iron Man, with 60% of voters selecting that as one of their top 3 events at the Con. Avatar came in second with a very respectable 38%, especially considering how little info there has been about the film up until footage was shown in San Diego.

From there we have the upcoming Sci-Fi film District 9 and the Johnny Depp-starring Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland pretty much tied for 3rd. Tron 2 (now known as Tron Legacy) was very close to those films with 18%.

I guess we don’t have as many Twilight fans here on the site as I thought, since New Moon only garnered a 15% rating. icon smile The Hottest Things To Come Out Of Comic Con

One thing that caught me off guard at first, but in hindsight makes sense, is the fact that Kick-Ass scored near the bottom of the pack. Based on the reaction to the footage from those present, I would put that in the top 3 for sure, perhaps even above Avatar. As of Comic-Con Kick-Ass did not yet have a distribution deal, but based on the reaction there I would think this should not remain the case for long. I think if they really wanted to get the word out on the film they should release at least some of the footage online. Of course it would have to be age-restricted as it was definitely R-rated footage, but I think people would eat it up big time.

I’d have to say the same about Where the Wild Things Are: The audience was wildly enthusiastic about what they saw, but at least here on Screen Rant, that hasn’t translated to much excitement. Then again our readers do skew more towards the superhero/sci-fi side of things – however that doesn’t explain why the Tim Burton-produced 9 came out at the bottom of our pile… Other than there just so many heavy hitters it was up against in the voting.

Anyway, there you have it – as a group, that’s what you folks are most interested in seeing in the upcoming months!

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  1. The Iron Man panel did bring out the most excitement in people and it was the most fun place to be at for me. That being said, I missed the Lost panel :( :(

    Avatar showed the most intriguing stuff though and that was the best thing to see (25 minutes of footage)!

    Had I seen the District 9 screening, I probably would of put that #1, I loved the 7 minutes of footage they showed us at that panel.

  2. I’m interested in the top 5 minus Alice in Wonderland.

    Iron Man 2 is definitely exciting but I am much more interested in Avatar.

  3. District 9 seemed interesting, but the latest trailers and tv spots make it seem less interesting in my opinion. It was better when we were shown less of it.

    Iron Man 2, Avatar, Tron 2 were my picks. Can’t wait for December or May of next year… Don’t know when Tron is supposed to come out…

  4. I didnt get to see the Where The Wild Things Are footage .
    But I am VERY excited about that film.

  5. While all 10 are hot items they are primarily hot items out of hall H. Boondock Saints 2 was the hottest item for me to come out of the con and the most fun I’ve had in a panel in the 15 years I’ve attended.

  6. “Iron Man 2″ is gonna be amazing, “District 9″ looks like it could be a fun scifi flick, “Avatar” is gonna be EPIC.

  7. I’m going to be trekking my butt to an IMAX to see that 3D Avatar footage later this month. :)


  8. Any word on when tickets can be researved?? I definitely want to get my hands on one.

  9. Oops, reserved, lol.

  10. “I guess we don’t have as many Twilight fans here on the site as I thought, since New Moon only garnered a 15% rating.”

    Or they realised there were far better and cooler things coming out in the next months.

    My top three choices are Iron Man 2, and Avatar of course, and then Tron Legacy possibly tied with Alice in Wonderland. I also want to see District 9, and Where The Wild Things Are looks interesting for me too. As for Kick-Ass, Vic seems to have a lot of faith in it and being a Matthew Vaughn I might check it out. I liked both Stardust and Layer Cake which are from him…
    Oh, and I was wondering maybe the poll should have included A Christmas Carol too?

  11. @ Vic. We are all going to go see it (H). Hey, what I don’t know if we should expect any official poster that day too… they didn’t say about that, but I guess it’s a sure bet since the merchandise seems to kick off in that day.

    I too wonder when will we be able to reserve tickets…

  12. @Iron Knight

    Nah, Twilighters have a devotion to it, whether it proves to be good or not. They will never “realize” that other things are cooler. Not an insult to them, it’s like any devoted fan base of anything.

    I see movies like Kick Ass having more of a devoted cult following more than a wide-spread general acceptance. Kind of like Firefly. You’ll have what seems like a large group that is going crazy over it, but if you ask people outside of that group, most people wouldn’t even know what it is… That’s just how I see it though, I could just be living under a rock, lol.

  13. @ Ken J. Yeah, but still, it shows that “regular” people are not that interested in the new one. I think the same about Kick-Ass, I kind of compare it to Watchmen too about the fan-base.

  14. Personally I didn’t like Watchmen, I guess you have to be a fan of the comics then graphic novel to like it…

  15. Well it’s about what each one likes right? But I read the Watchmen graphic novel and didn’t understand all the praise of it. Maybe it was because I read it AFTER seeing the film?

  16. Really don’t feel the buzz that others do for Avatar.

    About Iron Man2, I’m purposely avoiding all the photos and story info. Unlike last time when I practically knew the entire plot of the film, this time I want to be surprised when I see it.
    I’ll see what War Machine looks like when I sit down and watch the film.

  17. Good luck trying to avoid all the trailers when they come out, 790! You’ll practically have to stop watching television.

  18. I read the twilight books to appease my fiancé and they weren’t terrible. I would definately rather see a lot of the other stuff more though. For me, Kick Ass is my number one. The comics are amazing. Though you can not expect anything less from Millar. I’m with Vic on it though… It’s going to be huge! If you haven’t had a chance to read the comics you’re missing out. As for my other two, definately Iron Man 2 and Avatar.

  19. “I guess you have to be a fan of the comics then graphic novel to like it…”

    Thats not true, I’ve never read the novel and I thought the film was LEGENDARY.

  20. That’s no prob Phil, I don’t watch Tv anymore. I will have to avoid trailers in the theaters. ;-)

  21. @ 790. That sounds good if you want to avoid the problem with the first one, but for me it’ll be pretty much impossible to resist the temptation of watching a trailer when available.

  22. Not for me Iron Knight. Knowing too much about the first Iron Man killed the first viewing experience for me.

    This time I’m holding out on all IM threads and trailers. I’m kinda pissed that I already know too much about, District 9… 8-O