CA – Hero Complex Film Festival

Warren Beatty, Richard Donner, Jon Favreau, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Damon Lindelof and more appear at the Hero Complex Film Festival running June 9 – 12, 2011.

Press Release:

The Los Angeles Times welcomes you to the second annual Hero Complex Film Festival, hosted by Geoff Boucher.

Each event features legendary films in a rare full-length theatrical showing, plus a live discussion with the key creative talent for each film.

Special Sunday June 12 matinee showing of The Incredibles is free via non-guaranteed RSVP. Admission will be first-come, first served. Admission will be guaranteed to this event for Festival Pass holders.

Individual day ticket prices vary, based on number of films shown.  Tickets available at the link.

Festival Pass holders will enjoy admission to all events within the Hero Complex Film Festival (including any additions to the current schedule) plus will receive a free copy of the official Festival poster featuring original artwork by Mike Mignola. 

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 – 7 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

DICK TRACY, FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND STAR, WARREN BEATTY

$29.75

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – 6 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(DOUBLE FEATURE)

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, PLUS DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR NICHOLAS MEYER

STAR TREK (2009), PLUS DISCUSSION WITH CREATIVE TEAM OF ALEX KURTZMAN & ROBERTO ORCI AND DAMON LINDELOF

$45.00 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 – 4 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(DOUBLE FEATURE) SUPERMAN AND SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT, PLUS INTERMISSION DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR RICHARD DONNER, and DC COMICS’ JIM LEE & GEOFF JOHNS

$45.00 

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 – NOON

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

THE INCREDIBLES, INCLUDING PREVIEW OF SELECT FOOTAGE FROM CARS 2,  PLUS DISCUSSION WITH DISNEY-PIXAR SUPERVISING ANIMATOR DAVE MULLINS.  FREE WITH NON-GUARANTEED RSVP (ADMISSION GUARANTEED FOR FESTIVAL PASS HOLDERS) 

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 – 4 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(DOUBLE FEATURE) IRON MAN AND IRON MAN 2, PLUS INTERMISSION DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR JON FAVREAU

$45.00 

FESTIVAL PASSES

$125.00 

(Programming subject to change.  Ticket purchasers to be notified via e-mail in the event of any programming changes).

WonderCon 2011 Program Schedule Released

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WonderCon 2011 Guests

Press Release:

WonderCon Schedule Released, Comics and Hollywood Stars Headline

Event’s 25th Anniversary Promises to Be Most Spectacular to Date

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Comic-Con International (Comic-Con), the parent company of WonderCon, today released the much anticipated program schedule for the event, which will be held Friday through Sunday, April 1–3, at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The popular convention features every major comic book publisher, as well as major Hollywood movie studios and stars of comics, movies, and television.

“This year’s lineup is pretty spectacular,” commented David Glanzer, WonderCon’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “Programming is always at the heart of our shows, and I think this year’s slate will prove to be among the most exciting yet.”

Originally considered a regional show for Northern California, in recent years WonderCon has followed her sister event, the San Diego Comic-Con, in becoming a full-fledged national show attracting attendees and media from all over the country.

WonderCon 2011 features some of the premier stars of the comics world including Jason Aaron, Sergio Aragones, Berkeley Breathed, Tony Daniel, Mark Evanier, Adam Hughes, Robert Kirkman, Hope Larson, Bob Layton, Paul Levitz, Jeremy Love, Francis Manapul, Carla Speed McNeil, Terry Moore, Ryan Ottley, Joe Quesada, Frank Quitely, Amy Reeder, James Robinson, Seth, Bill Sienkiewicz, Len Wein, F. Paul Wison, Judd Winick, and Marv Wolfman.

Hollywood has a major presence at WonderCon this year as well, joining the action with an exclusive peek at Green Lantern with stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard; a Cowboys & Aliens discussion with director Jon Favreau; a special presentation on the movie Immortals featuring Henry Cavill (the new Superman) and Kellan Lutz; and appearances by V’s Elizabeth Mitchell, Priest’s Paul Bettany, Super’s Rainn Wilson, Human Target’s Mark Valley, and Breaking In’s Christian Slater.

The complete WonderCon programming schedule can be found at http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_prog.php. WonderCon ticketing details and additional information about the Comic-Con family of conventions can be found at www.comic-con.org.

About WonderCon:

WonderCon, one of the country’s best comics and popular arts conventions, is part of Comic-Con International (CCI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. The organization achieves its mission primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to San Francisco–based WonderCon each spring, CCI organizes San Diego Comic-Con each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind) and San Francisco’s Alternative Press Expo (APE) each fall. On the web: WonderCon.org, Facebook.com/wondercon, Twitter.com/wondercon.

More Studios Lining Up for SDCC 2010

The New York Times has reported on several movie studios and what they will be promoting at Comic-Con International:

Warner Brothers will be there with “Green Lantern,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and a film called “Sucker Punch,” billed as “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns.”

Lionsgate will bring an action-thriller, “The Expendables,” which counts Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Jet Li and even Arnold Schwarzenegger among its cast.

DreamWorks Animation, with Paramount Pictures, is scheduled to show scenes from “Megamind,” a superhero satire voiced by the likes of Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt.

In addition, Director Jon Favreau confirmed on Twitter that he will be there to promote “Cowboys & Aliens,” the DreamWorks pic based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel.

Scene on Video: Jimmy Fallon @ SDCC

In this hilarious clip from his show, Jimmy Fallon visits Comic-Con International and tries to sell Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Dan Didio, Geoff Johns, the cast of Lost, and others on his own superhero pitch:

And here’s an extended clip of his meeting with Stan Lee:

Scene on Video: All Things Iron Man @ SDCC

Between the Iron Man 2 panel (with appearances by Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell, and Jon Favreau), the Marvel Anime teaser, and the Iron Man 2 video game trailer, Iron Man was in high demand at Comic-Con International.

The Iron Man 2 Video Game Trailer:
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Anime Iron Man Teaser:
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The Iron Man 2 Panel:
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