What Our Peers Want to See at This Year’s San Diego Comic-Con

     July 17, 2010

With Comic-Con only five days away (four if you count Preview Night), everyone is planning out their schedules and making a list of what they want to see the most.  Collider and our fellow movie websites will be bringing you so much coverage that it’s almost like you’ll be at the Con (to fully re-create the experience, go stand in a line for eight hours).

Our friends over at UGO asked us and some of our peers what we were looking forward to the most at this year’s Con.  Personally, while I find that all the superhero movies set to premiere are all well and good, the flicks that are at the top of my list are Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Sucker Punch, and Paul.  But what I’m really excited for is finding out which films are going to come out of nowhere and grab everyone’s attention.  I also look forward to the painfully-awkward audience Q&A that follows every panel.  Hit the jump to find out what’s grabbing the attention of other geeks around the web.  And if you’re also attending this year’s Con, sound off in the comments section to let us know what’s at the top of your must-see list.

Green Lantern costume Ryan ReynoldsJordan Hoffman of UGO said that if he had to choose just one thing, it “has to be the first footage of Green Lantern.  We really know so little about what that movie’s gonna look like and it has the potential to be mindblowing.  If we catch a glimpse of some truly obscure members of the Green Lantern Corps, we’ll know Hal Jordan is getting the Abramsverse treatment and all is right with the world.  (Or, at least, Earth-One.)”

Cole Abaius of Film School Rejects said he’s looking forward to, among other things, “Michel Gondry and The Green Hornet, The cast of Community, and Joe Dante cursing at us.”

Kellvin Chavez of Latino Review is another Green Lantern devotee: “I want most to see Green Lantern. I’ve heard the footage they are showing is F%$king bananas. I’m just a big Green Lantern fan.  I’m interested to see how the crowd would reacts to Thor and I know they will go nuts for Captain America.”

Don Kaye of MSN’s Parallel Universe is also a GL fan along with Thor, and says “both are extremely tricky properties to translate from comic book to film, and if they are successful they could mean a significant expansion of both the DC and Marvel universes.” He adds, “I’m also wishfully hoping that we’ll get some sort of official Batman 3 announcement at the con…but I won’t hold my breath!”  That’s good because he would pass out from oxygen deprivation.

Rick Marshall of MTV’s Splash Page said he was “most excited to find out which Avengers cast members will be announced at the show, if any. I’m hoping for a Hank Pym (Nathan Fillion?!) or Wasp announcement.”

Annalee Newitz of io9 says “Hot damn – everything! We’ll be covering movies (Thor! Tron!), TV, web series, comics, and novels (yes, there are going to be a LOT more scifi/fantasy/horror authors at SDCC this year, including people like China Mieville and Marjorie Liu). We’re going to be bringing folks a lot of art news, too. Artists are the people who make everything happen.”

Mike Sampson of JoBlo says he’s most excited for Scott Pilgrim “because they seem to want to have the most fun.  And fun is contagious.”

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