Comic-Con 2011: What The Movie Webmasters Want To See

Screen Rant - Comic-Con 2011

Comic-Con 2011 is almost upon us and despite a little bit of controversy over certain movie studios quitting the convention this year, it's still the 'Con, and there is still a lot to be excited for!

We know what we here at Screen Rant are excited to see (you'll find out in just a bit), and we're pretty sure we have a good idea what many of you readers out there want to see - but what is the rest of the movie blogosphere buzzing about, and what secrets do some of these industry insiders know that the rest of us don't (yet)?

Well, some of the biggest movie blog denizens have assembled like Avengers to put together a list of the things that we want to see at Comic-Con '11, things we will see at Comic-Con '11 (like our own movie site big kahuna Vic Holtreman sitting on the "Masters of the Web" panel), and some of the goodies their reporters are going to be on the lookout for.

So, if you will be in attendance at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, read on to find out where you can find some of the movie blog names you should read (and argue with) every day. Even if you're not going to be in attendance at this year's Con, still bookmark this page as your 'table of contents' for a comprehensive online Comic-Con Coverage guide.

Below you'll find blurbs from various movie news sites, complete with links to many Comic-Con Coverage pages.


What Movie Bloggers, Site Owners & Journalists Are Looking Forward To

Screen Rant

Our own Screen Rant team had big hopes for Comic-Con 2011 - hopes that were a bit dashed when we learned that some big comic book films like The Avengers wouldn't be getting major presentations this year. We have our fingers crossed that Zack Snyder's Superman reboot Man of Steel will have some kind of presence at the convention, but failing that, we're eager to see if The Amazing Spider-Man is truly a reboot worthy of the franchise. However, the 'Con isn't just about work, it's about play, too (in some cases, cosplay). We're eager to attend screenings of Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens, as well as the remake of Fright Night - but truth be told, we're really hoping Marvel Studios is going to blow fans away with an all-out premiere event for Captain America: The First Avenger. You know... since Comic-Con will be happening when the movie debuts... Given the fans at Comic-Con, it could end up being one the craziest (and greatest) movie premieres ever.


Jordan Hoffman of UGO wonders, "what exactly does a studio mean when they say they'll have a presence, but not a panel, at Comic-Con? I wanna see how The Avengers pulls this off, and I also wanna see Tarsem Singh dazzle the crowd with his comedy act during the Immortals panel. And I sure as hell hope I get in that elevator of two dozen women dressed like Power Girl like I did last year. . . or was that a dream?"


Latino Review

Kellvin Chavez of Latino Review is looking at the silver lining of Marvel Studios skipping the 'Con this year: "At this year's convention, with the absence of Marvel Studios, what I really want to see is The Amazing Spider-Man and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance . . . which technically is also Marvel, so there will actually be a Marvel presence. I want to see the new take on Spider-Man and how crazy Ghost Rider will be with Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor directing. And let's not forget The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1!"


MTV Movies Blog

Josh Wigler of MTV Movies Blog sums the convention up in just three words: "'Game of Thrones.'  Next season is based on 'Clash of Kings,' and with it comes more betrayals, more boobs and more blood. Very psyched for any and all new footage (Blackwater!) and casting announcements (Melisandre!) that HBO's bringing to Comic-Con this year."



Katey Rich from CinemaBlend wants to to see some game-changers: "I'm excited about all the potential for studios to plan something out of the ordinary this year, like the Cowboys & Aliens premiere or whatever Marvel is cooking up for the show floor. Hall H can be great, but it's time to change up the formula, and I'm hoping studios are planning a lot more unusual stuff than we know about so far."



Jim Littler of is looking forward to some more leisurely reporting: “With many of the major comic book movies bowing out this year (The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel, The Avengers, etc.)'s reporters are going to have some free time to browse  — and check out all the cosplayer hotties. Be sure to come by the site to see our massive gallery."



Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub at is looking forward to hanging out with his fellow nerds and arguing about George Lucas, the Twilight fans, and what was the coolest footage in Hall H.



Greg Ellwood of HitFix wants more TV shows featured, and is "on pins and needles to see whether Comic-Con will finally put some of the massively popular TV shows such as 'True Blood' or 'Game of Thrones' in Hall H. It's been too long that fans have to wait for hours to try to get into Ballroom 20 only to never have had a shot in the first place. There are definitely some movie panels that would seem more packed in Ballroom 20. There is no reason they can't mix both halls up with TV and movie content."



Chris Carle of IGN also wants to see genre TV get its due: "It’s TV’s big year at SDCC and I personally can’t wait to see what’s happening with Game of Thrones. This should be a huge, happy hug fest for fans, and a big 'We Did It!' moment for creators and producers. Also, Fringe. I’m jonesing to get a look at the revamped Beavis and Butthead, and the new ThunderCats, and curious about Locke & Key and Alcatraz. Despite a reduced movies presence, The Amazing Spider-Man has us intrigued; hopefully, it can follow in the footsteps of the X-Men reboot."



The sentient robots and/or brain-in-a-vat that is io9 communicates, "The whole io9 staff will be in San Diego, covering the big new movies and TV shows, along with astonishing art, dazzling cosplay, and mind-bending books. Check out the reviews, interviews, and previews on io9's Comic-Con 2011 page."

-, under the new leadership of former Cinematical Editor-in-Chief Erik Davis, will be assembling a host of movie geeks like David Ehrlich, Todd Gilchrist and himself to storm the Comic-Con castle in the hopes of rescuing a princess... or reporting the same story everyone else is, only five minutes faster and with twice the big words, whichever is easier.


Coming Soon

Edward Douglas of is looking forward to many happy geek reunions: "As much as I want to see footage and hopefully hear announcements about future superhero movies, Comic-Con is one of the best socializing and networking places for people who want to write about movies or genre-fare, and more than anything, I'm looking forward to spending time with people I don’t normally get to see year-round."


MTV Splash Page

Rick Marshall of MTV's Splash Page has some very simple aspirations: "I'm hoping to finally see some footage from The Amazing Spider-Man that isn't recorded on someone's cell phone, because I need something to wipe the memory of Spider-Man 3 from my mind. I'm also really looking forward to seeing the Locke & Key pilot at IDW's panel on Friday, since it might be our only chance to find out what we're missing."



Film School Rejects is hitting the sunny beaches of San Diego to relax, drink fruity drinks, and occasionally see whether or not there's anything going on at the convention center. Their Comic-Con Hit Squad plans on setting up tents inside Hall H, pestering Steven Soderbergh for interviews (at least seven), and finding the most interesting angles on the best stories coming out of the Con.



The succinct but lovable Mike Sampson of has a clear focus: "I can't wait to see what The Amazing Spider-Man looks like, especially in 3D. And with any luck, they'll officially reveal the villain..."


Parellel Universe

Don Kaye from MSN's Parallel Universe is simply looking for something to fill the void: "I'm looking forward to the big Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel presen -- oh, wait, those aren't happening. OK, then I'm really psyched for the Avengers panel in Hall H and -- er, I guess they're not showing up either. You know what? I'm just looking forward to being surprised by something -- like I am every year."


Danile Hubschman of thinks that there will still be plenty of satisfying offerings: "Many of the films I was most anticipating to see at Comic-Con will not be there at all, but luckily The Amazing Spider-Man will. A first look at the new beginning of this beloved franchise will no doubt be the highlight of the Con, but I'm also giddy about potential small screen hits like Person of Interest and Terra Nova, in addition to blockbuster titles like Cowboys and Aliens and Fright Night."


Rotten Tomatoes

Ryan Fujitani and Matt Atchity of Rotten Tomatoes have many multimedia bases to cover: "So much to do, so little time… I want to get into the Cowboys & Aliens premiere. I want to hear fans’ thoughts on DCs Flashpoint initiative. I’m also going to go to the Marvel booth to demand to know why my MDCU subscription isn’t available on the iPad comics apps.”



Brooke Tarnoff and Breanne L. Heldman, Hit-Girls/Senior Editors of MTV's, are heading to San Diego for cowboys, aliens and Cowboys & Aliens. In addition to catching Favreau's sneak preview, the ladies are most psyched to experience the record-setting decibel levels at the Twilight panel -- and will fight to the death, if necessary, to get their hands on Hunger Games intel.


Gordon and the Whale

Kristal Bailey will be trekking down to San Diego Comic Con for Gordon and the Whale. She's a long time attendee, but this is her first year as press. She loves the Hall H panels and Kevin Smith's long talk, but this year, with so many big titles bowing out (see: SUPERMAN, BATMAN, AVENGERS), she's most excited for the smaller movies she hasn't even heard of yet. "There's always a handful that blow me away and get me excited for the year of genre movies to come!"


So that's what the big names in movie blogging have on the agenda for Comic-Con 2011 - What is it you're looking forward to?

The 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International will take place from July 21st - 24th. Be sure to check back for breaking news on our official Comic-Con 2011 Coverage Page

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