The length of the Press session caused me to actually miss the Showtime panel and the Dexter panel was too full to get into at that point. Also missed: Abrams and Whedon.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. But that loss left me time to get over to Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World with one of the largest cast turnouts that I've ever seen for a film (13 cast members). The crowd was knowledgeable and really into the clips and actors. Edgar Wright was hilarious as usual. But Michael Cera as Captain America was just too much for me to keep the laughs down. I've included the first part of the panel. I'm expecting quite a bit from the film - I think it's a rare combination of perfect director meets great comic piece with little expectations. I compare this favorably to last year's Kick Ass.
PENN & TELLER: 35 YEARS OF MAGIC & BS. Not time for dinner just yet - we headed over to catch Penn & Teller. Much like their TV show, Penn went off on quite a few rants and told some interesting stories. The coolest thing was probably that we heard Teller talk too. Pretty much what I expected but once again, it's great to hear stories from people who have been around the business so long and been in contact with so many people. They finished the panel - the only way the crowd would have it - with some "magic" and lots of laughs.
Missed: The Sushi Typhoon: The Best In Japanese Genre Movies.
FRIDAY, JULY 23
Always excited for Friday's at Comic Con - it's usually got more going on than Thursday but it isn't as wall-to-wall of bodies crazy as Saturday. Breakfast and off . . .
BATMAN: THE BRAVE & THE BOLD. It's almost become a tradition to sit in on the Batman: Brave & The Bold panel. Sadly, they announced that this will be the final season coming up - only 13 more episodes. There will be a new Batman series that's in the works but Dietrich will not voice Batman - he's got a series on NBC coming up. Last season's "Musicmeister" episode is up for an Emmy (well deserved). We were treated to the first episode of the upcoming season - without giving too much away - it's a laugh riot with musical numbers ala Scooby Doo, Pee Wee Herman as Bat Mite and even a little more adult reference humor than we have had in previous seasons. We got a sneak peek at character designs for the new Young Justice show that will premiere in November. The character designs look cool - I'm still waiting to see what the stories will be . . .