Hollywood continues to command a headlining presence at Comic-Con, and Tinseltown offerings are some of the most anticipated at the Con.
“Captain America” will play in San Diego for a full day before its nationwide opening Friday, and star Chris Evans is set to introduce the earliest screening. “Cowboys & Aliens” will hold its world premiere at Comic-Con on Saturday _ a festival first. Steven Spielberg is coming to the convention to talk about “The Adventures of Tin-Tin”; Sony is offering a peek at “The Amazing Spider-Man”; and the “Twilight” trio _ Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson _ will again greet their fans at the Con.
TV-wise, “True Blood,” “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead” are big draws, while new shows such as “Person of Interest,” “Grimm” and “Terra Nova” will present preview footage and introduce their casts in an aim to attract viewers before their fall premieres.
New video games are also expected to score big at Comic-Con, where players can get an early look at sci-fi shooters “Halo” and “Gears of War 3” and the latest “Batman” and “Spider-Man” games.
“Comic-Con is this incredible celebration of the arts, and the arts spans movies, television, video games _ which are incredibly artistic now. It’s toys, it’s collectibles, it is straight comics and graphic novels,” says documentarian Morgan Spurlock, who made a movie about Comic-Con and will introduce its companion photo book at this year’s festival. “It is this cornerstone of pop culture that has so much influence now.”
AP Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen can be reached at www.twitter.com/APSandy.