Here’s a rundown of what took place during Legendary Pictures panel at the San Diego Comic Con! Godzilla 2, blackhat, Skull Island and Warcraft!
A pre-recorded video of director Gareth Edwards thanking fans for supporting Godzilla was shown. He stated he needs to take a break before directing a sequel. That isn’t necessarily a confirmation or a denial that Godzilla 2 is in the works. For those keeping track at home, Gareth is also directing the first Star Wars spin-off movie, which may be why Godzilla is out of reach at the moment.
Legendary (@Legendary) tweeted that other Toho Co. monsters would appear in coming films. It looks like those monsters will be Mothra, Rhodan, and Ghidorah!
As Above So Below
In As Above So Below news, if you haven’t seen the trailer, here it is.
Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, “As Above, So Below” reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all
As Above So Below arrives August 15, 2014.
Michael Mann made his first ever comic-con appearance to promote blackhat (formerly Cyber)
After a case of high-level computer hacking arises, American and Chinese military forces work together to stop it.
The movie stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Hold McCallany, Tang Wei, and Leehom Wang.
— Legendary (@Legendary) July 26, 2014
Chris Hemsworth came on stage to say a few words about his character. The gov’ment needs his help to track down hackers. In exchange his character’s sentence is commuted. Crimson Peek Guillermo del Toro took to the stage to promote Crimson Peek. The movie will be R-rated, and incredibly violent.
Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century. Young author Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) discovers that her charming new husband Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be.
The movie stars Tom Hiddleston, so you know fans went wild. Crimson Peek arrives in October 2015. Warcraft Director Duncan Jones took the stage to address the fans. Asked how Jones could make the movie accessible to those unfamiliar with the Warcraft universe, Jones responded with, “it’s an origin story of how the conflict arose between the orcs and the humans.” There’s a lot of CGI in the flick, which is probably why we won’t get to see it until 2016. March of 2016 to be exact.
Warcraft footage just ran, underlining both sides of the conflict. Empathy for both humans and orcs. No definite bad guys or good guys. — Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) July 26, 2014
Legendary had a huge tease for Skull Island that arrives in theaters on November 4, 2016.
This is what Variety had to say about the picture a few hours ago:
While the film isn’t expected to be a sequel or reboot to the 2005 movie Peter Jackson directed for Universal, Legendary’s pic could feature the big ape. The island gets its name from an imposing skull-shaped rock.
And with that, the presentation was over.