10 Interviews You May Have Missed: Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson TINTIN, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Marc Webb THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, More

     July 29, 2011


As you may have noticed, we’ve been a bit flooded with content for the past week thanks in no small part to Comic-Con 2011. We’ve been posting our full-scale coverage from the convention (I’m still trying to catch up on sleep), which has included a large number of interviews. We know some of you might have missed a few of these interviews, so we’ve compiled a sort of “catch up” list of 10 that we thought you might enjoy.

Not all of the interviews are Comic-Con related, but we’ve got conversations with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, Damon Lindelof, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Marc Webb, Steve Carell, Patrick Stewart, Don Cheadle, Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays, Nicolas Winding Refn, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Don Cheadle and Kate Beckinsale. Hit the jump for some quick recaps and links to the full interviews.

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN


My personal favorite panel from Hall H was Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s presentation of The Adventures of Tintin. While the panel featured fantastically candid and insightful thoughts from the Oscar-winning directors, our own Jason Barr caught up with the two backstage for an interview that touched on everything from the motion-capture process to their thoughts on 3D. Click here to read the interview in full.

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Marc Webb THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Comic-Con Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone Marc Webb THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN slice


Another high-profile Hall H panel at Comic-Con was The Amazing Spider-Man, where audiences got their first look at some footage, including Rhys Ifans as villain The Lizard. Christina Radish covered their roundtable interview, where the trio spoke about Garfield’s impromptu speech at the beginning of the panel, Garfield and Stone seeing each other in costume for the first time, Webb’s approach to the film and more. Click here to check out the full interview.

Damon Lindelof PROMETHEUS, STAR TREK 2, and More

Damon Lindelof comic con interview slice

Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof moderated 20th Century Fox’s panel at Comic-Con (which included Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, which Lindelof scripted), and Steve was able to chat with him about a wide range of topics. The writer spoke about Prometheus, making Star Trek 2 his current full-time job, and whether or not he would consider taking on a Star Wars film. You can click here to watch the full interview.


Nicolas Winding Refn DRIVE, LOGAN'S RUN, ONLY GOD FORGIVES Comic-Con slice

Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive has been generating some serious buzz ever since its premiere at Cannes, and that buzz didn’t stop after the film’s screening at Comic-Con (Matt loved it). Refn appeared as part of the film’s dual panel with Guillermo del Toro’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, and Steve got the chance to talk to him about the inception of the project, his relationship with star Ryan Gosling, his next film Only God Forgives, the Logan’s Run remake and more. Click here to watch Steve’s interview with the director in full.

Patrick Stewart DOROTHY OF OZ, STAR TREK and More


It’s hard to believe, but this year marked Patrick Stewart’s first ever appearance at Comic-Con. He was on-hand to talk about the animated film Dorothy of Oz, to which he lends his voice. Steve caught up with Captain Jean-Luz Picard himself and talked about Oz, Star Trek, his first Comic-Con experience, recording people’s outgoing voicemail messages and more. You can click here to watch the full interview.



Actress Kate Beckinsale appeared at Comic-Con as part of the panel for Underworld: Awakening, which marks her return to the franchise after her absence from the third entry. Christina was present for Beckinsale’s roundtable interview where she talked about returning to the Underworld franchise, working with two directors, and whether or not she’d like to return in a future installment. Click here to check out the interview.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci COWBOYS & ALIENS, STAR TREK 2, HAWAII FIVE-0, FRINGE


In anticipation of the release of Cowboys & Aliens, Steve recently sat down with screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to talk about the film. As the two are some of the most prolific screenwriters in Hollywood at the moment, the conversation didn’t necessarily stick only to Jon Favreau’s genre-blending film. They spoke about currently focusing solely on Star Trek 2 (and why it’s taking so long to get made), their contributions to the TV series Hawaii Five-0 and Fringe, an adaptation of Ender’s Game, and of course Cowboys & Aliens. Click here to read the massive interview.


Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays THE SMURFS, A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR CHRISTMAS interview slice

While most people will be talking about Cowboys & Aliens and Crazy, Stupid, Love this weekend, the youngsters have Smurfs on the brain. Our own Jake Lasker sat down with two of the non-Smurf stars of the film, Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays, where they spoke about their early memories of the Smurfs, guest-starring on each other’s shows (Glee and How I Met Your Mother), and Harris talked a bit about the stoner Christmas comedy A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas. Click here to watch the interview.

Don Cheadle THE GUARD


Another film opening this weekend that doesn’t involve cowboys or aliens is The Guard. The comedy stars Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle and focuses on the culture clash when an Irish community is rocked by drug trafficking, causing Gleeson’s cop to bring in an FBI agent played by Cheadle. Matt caught the film at Sundance and really liked it, and Tommy Cook recently interviewed Cheadle about the film. The actor talked about playing the “straight man,” how he picks projects, if he’s directing soon, and gave an update on his Miles Davis biopic. Click here to watch the interview in full.


As if this weekend wasn’t crowded enough, the star-studded dramedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. opens as well. The film stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore, and recently Collider’s Matt Goldberg was able to interview Carell as part of a roundtable at the film’s press junket. The actor spoke about being both a producer and actor on the film, his experiences with the cast, if he would consider directing in the future, and more. Click here to read the full interview.

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