As 2012′s greatest celebration of geeking out has just come to a close we thought we’d be remiss in our duties if we failed to write a roundup of our 2012 Comic-Con highlights.
This year’s San Diego event had a wonderful glut of teasers, cast panels, announcements and exclusive footage. Aside from the usual stuff there was seriously tricked out Skype trailer made by none other than West Coast Customs.
The Skype Lounge was offering video chat, wifi, product demos and more to the assembled denizens of Comic-Con.
With so much going on it’s been difficult to whittle it down our top 3 Comic-Con 2012 highlights, but here goes.
1. Iron Man 3
Marvel certainly didn’t disappoint: there were announcements galore, Guardians of the Galaxy artwork, details of Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But the biggest buzz was around Iron Man 3.
Robert Downey Jr. got into character and partially into costume as he danced his way into the San Diego Conference Centre. Wearing a shiny red shirt, gold tie and iron man gauntlet he gave fans the show they’d been hoping for.
The clip of the new movie gave a glimpse of the new suit and also showed Tony’s armoury of suits being blown to smithereens.
Fans were also delighted when it was announced that Sir Ben Kingsley will be stepping into the Mandarin’s villainous boots.
2. Man of Steel
Another of Comic-Con 2012′s major moments came with a trailer for next year’s Superman reboot: Man of Steel. The trailer was narrated by Russel Crowe (Jor El) and seemed to show the classic Superman origin story.
The latest actor to don the red cape, Henry Cavill and director Zack Snyder were of course on hand to introduce the trailer and answer questions. The most entertaining of which came when someone asked who would win a fight between Superman and Batman, to which Snyder answered “I love Batman, he’s awesome. But, really?”
3. The Hobbit
Clips from The Hobbit have been shown before, but it was Comic-Con’s 12 minutes of footage which got fantasy fans really excited. There was rapturous applause at the end of the miniature screening which was shown at the traditional 24 frames per second rather than the 48 frames per second which the movie’s been made in.
There had been concerns that the Lord of the Rings prequels wouldn’t live up to the standard of Jackson’s legendary trilogy, but if the reaction of the audience is anything to go by, they were unwarranted.
What Comic-Con news excited you the most? Leave a comment and let us know.