Next was director Timur Bekmambetov talking about his latest film, Wanted, starring Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy, and Angelina Joile as super assassins. Based on the comic book, the action we saw did not disappoint.
Following Wanted was the main cast for Hellboy 2! Guillermo del Toro is great to listen to in person, and we got a peak at the new, extended trailer. When the lights came back on, the stage was populated with at least 10 new characters from the movie, all life-size creature costumes with movement. The crowd went nuts.
The last panel we saw was for The Incredible Hulk. Director Louis Leterrier (Transpoter 2) and Tim Roth(!) were onstage to discuss filming. We got to see an entire sequence of the CG animated Hulk going up against Roth's Emil Blonsky (pre-Abomination stage) This finally put to rest any fears I personally had about the new version of the Hulk being anything less than totally convincing on screen. And - it's true - Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) makes an appearance. I love the fact that the cross-over from the comic book world finally makes it to the big screen! Should be interesting to see how this plays out. We were told if both The Hulk and Iron Man do well at the box office (and, honestly, I don't see how they could fail) there's always the chance that we could see an Avengers movie. Overall, this is going to be an amazing Summer for films based on comic books.
I had the honor of tagging the 20" MAD*l at the MPH booth (not to mention getting both Toy Qube and My Plastic Heart's NYCC exclusive MAD*L's!)