This past weekend at WonderCon 2012, thousands of fans gathered in Anaheim, California for a celebration of all things sci-fi and comic book related. Celebrities and filmmakers, such as Ridley Scott, Emma Stone, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, were also on hand to promote their upcoming projects. If you weren't able to make it to the convention, don't worry. Just keep reading for a roundup of the biggest entertainment news to come out of the event (and feel free to slip into your homemade Spiderman costume if you want).
Perhaps the biggest story from this weekend is the release of the trailer for Prometheus, the new sci-fi/action flick from Ridley Scott. The film is set in the same universe as Scott's Alien franchise and follows the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as they search for the origins of humankind. Though the film won't be released until June 8, Scott said he's already thinking about the sequel. "If we're lucky, there will be a second part of this [film]," he said during the panel. "The film does leave you with some nice big open questions."
At the panel for Snow White and the Huntsman, director Rupert Sanders debuted a five-minute reel highlighting some of the film's action sequences. Kristen Stewart, who plays Snow White, said the injuries she sustained during filming were worth it, because she's always wanted to do a ""bad ass action movie."" However, the best line went the film's Evil Queen, Charlize Theron. When someone in the audience noted that recently she has been ""playing evil really, really well"" between Snow White and Young Adult, she joked, ""That's because I'm a bitch ... Picasso had his blue period, and this is my bitch period!""
Director Marc Webb shared six minutes of footage from The Amazing Spider-Man, including new shots of Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) battling Lizard (Rhys Ifans). Webb also praised Garfield's work with Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), who he is dating in real life. ""Emma brought us a level of humor and levity that Andrew really responded to,"" he said. ""There was this immediate sense of lightness in the interaction and that tracks really beautifully on screen. When you have that you just want to spend time with them. There's a spontaneity on the set and a real, and I don't know how much Andrew did improvisation training but you could tell that Emma did because they were just [snaps fingers quickly] firing it off and that was really cool to have in the heart of a very big, huge movie with a lot of visual effects, and a lot of pressure on a lot of days. Then you have [these] wistful spirits who are just snapping. That was a real joy to watch." Previously, Webb directed 500 Days of Summer, and it sounds like he may have managed to get some of that film's heart into the big-budget comic book flick.
Speaking of 500 Days of Summer, we got a sneak peek at star Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper -- though he didn't look much like himself. Gordon-Levitt plays a hitman whose targets are sent back to him from 30 years in the future. As with any good time travel movie, trouble arises when he runs into himself from the future. Since this future self is played by Bruce Willis, Gordon-Levitt had to sit through hours of makeup each day to make him look and sound more like Moonlighting-era Willis.
If you don't care that much about action heroes' emotional troubles and just want to see them hack baddies to bits, there's something for you too: A new trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
In TV news, Alcatraz executive producer Jennifer Johnson assured fans that they do have a master plan, and they're planning for a second season, though ratings have been disappointing. She also teased that the season ends in ""one hell of a cliffhanger."" You can get a glimpse of where the show's headed from the new highlight reel.
The cast and crew of Fringe were also confident that they'll be back for a fifth season, despite cancellation rumors. As a treat for their loyal fans, the crew aired a video highlighting the most hilarious ""Walterisms.""
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