Tomorrow marks the beginning of the San Diego Comic Con, a four (and a half) day convention of epic proportions. A Geek Mecca, if you will. By the thousands, comic fans (and sci-fi fans, and television fans) flock to panels with their favourite writers and creators, dress up as their favourite characters, and stand in endless lines to catch a glimpse of nerd-cred stars. This is the big one folks. The convention that people wait all year to attend. The one that’s sold out before you’ve even thought about booking your flight.
But what do the guests think? What is it like for those who have never walked into a sea of nerd before?
Kenneth Branagh, director of the upcoming Thor movie from Marvel Studios, told USA Today
“I think they were warning me. They said to brace myself, that I’d never seen anything like it.”
Thor star, Chris Hemsworth, isn’t sure what to feel. He says
“It’s a bit scary, the power and devotion they [the fans] have. A couple of months ago I was feeling secure and went online to see what people were saying. Some people loved we were doing a movie; some people already hated it. I’ll never read comments again.”
They’re both in for a treat when Marvel Studios hits the stage on Saturday to discuss both Thor and Captain America. SDCC gives fans sneak peaks, fantastic announcements, and an inside look into the comic industry. Could we get some Avengers news?
USA Today wets our Comic Con appetite with a new Thor photo. I think this is just the beginning. NEW PHOTO UNDER THE CUT