So, the final day of Comic-Con 2013 is upon us and it seems that the studios have pulled out all the stops to sate the appetite of the gathered throng of fans. Let’s start with a nice triumvirate of posters revealed before proceedings got under way last week.
Let’s be honest, “From the producers of Underworld” is not going to set the heart racing when it comes to selling an upcoming feature. But I do like the look of the posters for I, Frankenstein, due to be released in January 2014. Moreover, it stars none other than Aaron Eckhart as the titular monster…which is nice. I’m not holding out much hope really, but my interest is piqued by the presence of such a fine actor. That’s by no means a guarantee of good things though – Jeremy Renner’s inclusion in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is proof of that!
And here’s a concept art poster created by Charlie Wen for Marvel’s August 2014 release Guardians of the Galaxy. Shooting started in the UK this week and no expense was spared in jetting the principles into San Diego for a flying visit to whip the fanboys into total geek-gasm frenzy! A wonderful left-field announcement (made at Comic-Con 2012), Guardians of the Galaxy is being helmed by James Gunn, once again proving that Marvel are quite happy to hand the reins of a tent-pole release over to a director that would not be on most people’s radar! If you haven’t already, I urge you to watch his two previous forays into the world of movie-making, Slither and Super – and don’t be put off by imdb ratings of 6.5 and 6.8 respectively, they’re both far better than those scores suggest.