Comic-Con news today – July 21, 2011

 

By Posted 21 Jul 2011, 08:42

Within the last year you may have seen the movie Paul, which featured Comic Con and the love for aliens. This film may have highlighted an event you never knew about, or for those die-hard movie, games, and comic fans, the event is well known. Comic Con 2011 has just started and the news is starting to stream in, which we wanted to feature some of the biggest news and rumors we’re hearing today, July 21.

One of the biggest movie trailers had to be “The Amazing Spider-Man”, which saw its Comic-Con debut teaser within the last 24 hours. The release was planned to be this year but it had to be pushed back after the director left the project. You can see the teaser trailer below this article, and the new release date is July 3, 2012.

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Another anticipated launch is The Darkness II videogame, which is due to be released on Feb 7, 2011. This first-person shooter from 2K Games will get a preview today at San Diego’s Comic-Con, meaning those attending will get hands-on with hitman Jackie Estacado. If you need a little more insight into the game, check out this article.

Jim Lee is known for his best-selling comic book, and has just been discussing Comic Con and what he loves about it. The DC Comics legend loves how this year’s event will see so many people attending that will learn about the world of comics, although they may not be into comics. CBS news reports the full details and features a video showing Lee’s views on Comic Con 2011.

Comic-Con is an international event that will see over 120,000 people attend, and they’ll be looking for much more than just comics. Toys, gaming, TV, movies, costume fantasy, the cool Comic Con exclusives and a lot more will be on offer. The state has posted an article that looks at how creators and Hollywood celebrities will help attract more people, and they will be sitting on panels to talk to fans.

In other related news, CBS posts details on Kevin Smith and his Comic-Con “geek State of the Union”. Ripten points out that gamers will be happy to know about some of the games playable at Comic-Con 2011, which includes The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3. First showing has posted some nice photos last night, which give those that cannot attend a look at the night showfloor, and USA Today details all the buzz you need to know for this years event. If its movies you want to know about, then see this article on Comic-Con’s most anticipated films.

Read the above news and let us know if you’ll be at Comic-Con 2011? What news has you hyped the most?