Director Denis Villeneuve talks about "Blade Runner 2049" at Comic Con.
Androids may or may not dream of electric sheep, but movies are living creatures, “Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve said during his visit to the L.A. Times studio at Comic-Con.
“The movie’s alive. It has its own soul, its own personality,” said Villeneuve, who’s still in post wrangling the ambitious sci-fi sequel, which arrives three decades after Ridley Scott’s grimy-neon classic introduced Harrison Ford’s futuristic, replicant-hunting gumshoe Rick Deckard.
Along with Villeneuve, “Blade Runner 2049” is stacked with cinema icons. Ford reprises his famed role as Deckard, now long in hiding. And new blade runner played by Ryan Gosling, Officer K, is on his trail.
"Will 'Riverdale' go supernatural?" That's the question fans can't seem to stop asking — especially since the hit CW show seems perfectly set up to introduce zombies, a certain teenage witch and other otherworldly elements into its deliciously twisted take on the classic Archie comics.
When they stopped by the L.A. Times studio at Comic-Con, the cast members swore they weren't just putting on their poker faces to avoid giving anything away.
“We don’t need to practice a poker face,” laughed Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge. What about zombies? “That’s not happening!”
The stars of AMC's supernatural drama "Preacher" stopped by the L.A. Times photo studio to chat about the new season currently in progress.
Some of the shooting took place in New Orleans, and Dominic Cooper (Jesse Custer), Graham McTavish (the Saint of Killers) and Joseph Gilgun (Cassidy) discussed what the distinctive atmosphere of the Crescent City added to the proceedings. (For Gilgun at least, a first timer to NOLA, it included cannabis and voodoo.)
Dedicated fans who dress up as their favorite Jedis, Wonder Women, Spider-Men, and anime characters (shout out to Ezra Miller!) help make the annual San Diego Comic-Con International a special place where fandoms from all universes come alive.
For third-grade teacher Amber Malinski (a.k.a. AmberSkies), the lure of cosplay was impossible to resist.
"Instead of just going to the Comic-Cons, I started to look around me and get jealous and go, ‘How come they get to dress up and I don’t?’ I could do that!’” she told The Times.
“There’s this really idiotic belief that women don’t have the desire to do these kind of films,” said Gina Prince-Bythewood to a captivated audience at Comic-Con. “These kinds of films” being superhero franchises.
Prince-Blythewood had assembled along with directors Tina Mabry (“Dear White People”), Rosemary Rodriguez (“Jessica Jones”), Victoria Mahoney (“Gypsy”), Aurora Guerrero (“Queen Sugar”) and Angela Robinson (“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”) as well as Women in Film L.A. executive director Kirsten Schaffer for the “Women Rocking Hollywood: Female Directors Changing the Faces of Film and Television” panel on Saturday.
But before you pack away your cape for the next convention, let’s take a minute and reflect on the great moments that can happen only at this gigantic festival of pop culture. Did you catch Wonder Woman using her powers for love? Or Jason Momoa telling everyone Superman is dead? Or how about the resurrection of what is arguably the greatest science-fiction series in the universe, “Stargate?”
Here are the can’t-miss moments from Comic-Con 2017:
From "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Stranger Things " to "Preacher" and "Supergirl," all of your favorite film and television stars stopped by the 2017 L.A. Times studio at Comic-Con to have a little boomerang fun.
The traditional CW block of Comic-Con panels added a new show this year. "Black Lightning" joined "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "The Flash" and "Arrow" for a three-plus-hour extravaganza touting the network's super-heroic TV slate.
The new kid on the block, "Black Lightning" brought a level of social awareness to the proceedings that most of the fantastical other shows didn't particularly touch on (this year, at least). The show is grounded in family and community, specifically black families and black communities, and according to the showrunners it will not shy away from addressing the concerns that are current.
"Yes there's a problem with police brutality and we will get into that. There's also a problem with us killing each other," said Salim Akil, one of the executive producers of the series alongside Mara Brock Akil. They were joined on the panel by lead actor Cress Williams, who plays the titular character, and his TV daughters China Anne McClain (playing Jennifer Pierce) and Nafessa Williams (Anissa Pierce), and his TV ex-wife Christine Adams (Lynn Pierce).