14 Huge Preview Screenings At New York Comic Con 2014
New York Comic Con is just around the corner. America's second largest pop culture convention will see more than 150,000 people pour through the door's of New York City's Javits Center between Thursday 9th and Sunday 12th October. We've already told you what to be on the look out for regarding Comic Book Panels and Variant Covers, now we're here to tell you how you can feast your eyes on preview footage for some major productions.
Disney Presents Exclusive Looks at Tomorrowland and Pixar's Big Hero 6 - Thursday 1:00-2:30pm
The weekend opens up with a bang as Disney prepares to unveil an exclusive look at Tomorrowland, a movie project that is shrouded in secrecy. What we do know is that George Clooney and Britt Robertson play the lead characters who embark on an adventure that reportedly spans both time and space. After a fairly muted outing at this year's San Diego Comic Con, Disney are going big at New York, providing early access to one of their biggest productions for 2015. Producers Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird will be on hand to field questions and the official notes tease the chance of special guest appearances. If you can't wait until tomorrow, new images and plot details are available HERE!
Also screening during this 90 minute session is a look at Disney Animation Studios' upcoming adaptation of Marvel's Big Hero 6. The inflatable robot, Baymax, has been the star of the trailers so far, but Disney are giving those attending their panel an early look at what we can expect from the November 7th release.
Preview Nicolas Cage's Superman! - Thursday 1:15 - 2:00pm
It's not often that a documentary is genuinely one of the most exciting items on the menu at an event as large as NYCC, but 'The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened' is a truly fascinating prospect. The documentary takes a retrospective look at Tim Burton's attempt to create a Superman movie starring none other than Nicolas Cage. Plagued with production issues from the get go, Superman Lives never made it to theaters, and documentary producers Holly Payne and John Schnepp are going to be on hand to talk about what it was like uncovering the story of this almost comically troubled Superman production.
Get an Early Look at 'Extraterrestrial' with The Vicious Brothers - Thursday 5:15 - 6:00pm
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If you are looking for a downright bonkers and scary movie to watch over Halloween, Extraterrestrial from The Vicious Brothers could be the one for you. The movie combines classic UFO cliches like anal probes and tractor beams with some truly nerve breaking horror moments. The creators and stars of the movie are on hand to answer questions as well as to introduce an exclusive preview.
Watch the First Episodes of NBC's Constantine and CW's The 100 (Season 2) at the Warner Bros. Screening Night - Thursday 8:00 - 10:00pm
One of the most talked about shows from San Diego Comic Con was NBC's TV adaptation of the beloved comic, Constantine. After the less than spectacular Keanu Reeves movie, fans of the DC Comics property will no doubt be wary of further disappointment. Thursday night represents your chance to see the entire pilot episode more than 2 weeks before it premieres on Friday 24th October.
Also included in the Warner Bros. screening night is a chance to see the entire first episode of CW's post-apocalyptic drama, The 100 (Season 2). Season 1 ended with a painful cliffhanger, so if you can't wait until Season 2 premieres on 22nd October, get yourself to the Main Stage tomorrow night!
See Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult in the Sci-Fi Western, Young Ones - Friday 12:15 - 1:00pm
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If you're a fan of sci-fi, you're going to want to check out the Young Ones panel featuring stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men First Class, Warm Bodies) and Michael Shannon (Man of Steel). The pair both put in incredible performances in Jake Paltrow's tale of family survival in a drought-ridden future. Clips of the movie will be presented along with a chance for fans to ask their questions of two of sci-fi's biggest stars. Curious about the movie? Check out our Young Ones review.
The Cast of Elementary Present an Exclusive Screening of the Season 3 Premiere - 12:45 - 1:45pm
A lot of people were ready to write of CBS's Sherlock Holmes drama, Elementary when it first aired a couple of years ago. But Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu and co. have proved everyone wrong, garnering a significant following during its first two seasons. Season 3 doesn't air until October 30th, but Miller and Liu are joined by fellow cast member Ophelia Lovibond and Executive Producer Robert Doherty as they present an exclusive first look at the new season's debut episode.
Watch a never-before-seen Episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Friday 5:45 - 6:45pm
If the first three episodes are anything to go by, season 2 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is going to be bigger and better than its predecessor in every way. Marvel's Head of Television, Jeph Loeb is coming to NYCC with some exciting news on the direction of the show and the world premiere of Episode 4, which doesn't air until October 14th. Don't be surprised either if there are a few teasers revealed regarding Marvel's next TV show, Agent Carter.
Michael Keaton and Ed Norton Discuss Birdman with Chris Hardwick - Friday 6:00 - 7:00pm
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Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman received rave reviews when it debuted at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this year, and many are tipping it to make some noise when the Oscar nominations are announced. Birdman is being labelled as a uniquely funny movie that has more than a few ties to the realm of pop culture. Michael Keaton's performance is being lauded by many as the actor's best ever, and we're sure Chris Hardwick will have more than a few witty observations to make during the course of the hour-long panel. This is definitely one of the biggest events of the weekend.
See if SyFy Can Pull Off a 12 Monkeys TV Show - Saturday 5:00 - 5:45pm
Terry Gilliam's 1995 movie Twelve Monkey's was brilliant, but does that mean it should be adapted into a TV show? It's always dangerous when you play around with SyFy gold like this, and many questioned SyFy's move to turn the story of time-traveling disease prevention into a TV show. 12 Monkey's doesn't debut until 2015, but New York Comic Con gives visitors the chance to cast a judging eye over the first 10 minutes of the pilot well before anyone else. The show creators will be on hand to field questions and talk about the direction they're taking on Gilliam's original work.
AMC Tease the Premiere of The Walking Dead Season 5 - Saturday 3:30 - 4:30pm
Yes, it's that time of year again. Hot off the back of the news that the show was renewed for a sixth season, Andrew Lincoln and fellow cast members arrive at NYCC to present a sneak preview of what's ahead for season 5. This is likely to be the busiest panel of the whole weekend, so if you want to see Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohen and co. you better plan on getting there well ahead of the panel's 3:30pm start time.
Sample Playstation's Adaptation of Graphic Novel, Powers - Saturday 3:15 - 4:15
Yes, Playstation are creating their own shows now. The gaming giant's adaptation of Icon's Powers graphic novels is an ambitious one. Taking a beloved series about a secret detective agency tasked with investigating superhuman crimes and turning it into a live action show is a hefty task, but if they pull it off, it will be pretty spectacular. Luckily, they've given themselves the best possible chance of success by securing the services of comic legend, Eddie Izzard. Izzard and some of the other cast members will be regaling the audience with tales of what it's like to deal with character borne out of an award-winning graphic novel series.
Netflix's Daredevil Show Becomes A Reality - Saturday 5:15 - 6:15pm
It's almost a year since Marvel and Netflix agreed their deal to produce 4 original Marvel character shows, but finally the streaming giant is ready to talk about the first in the series, Daredevil. There's no mention of any footage being revealed, but Jeph Loeb and cast members Rosario Dawson, Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio will all be at hand to answer the inevitable question of "Will this be better than that Ben Affleck monstrosity?"