I’m in San Diego! For the first time! And for the first time, I’m going to Comic-Con, along with about 100 000 other fans, authors, actors, publicists, Wonder-Woman-lookalikes, and fellow journalists. I’ve been told to expect a whole lot of wonderful madness, crazy costumes, and long lines that test patience levels far beyond the usual film-festival fare.
While at Comic-Con I’m looking forward to finding out first-hand what’s coming in the next season of The Walking Dead. After visiting the set in Georgia last year, I, like so many others, am eagerly waiting for the next episodes of the hit show. At this year’s Comic-Con, there’ll be a Walking Dead Escape event, which is an obstacle course where players will get to be chased by zombies while trying to climb over cars and cargo nets – just like in the show.
The comic book series celebrates its 100th issue during Comic-Con, and apparently this issue is a harrowing game changer. In the meantime, writer and creator Robert Kirkman will be unveiling some never-before-seen footage from Season Three. Can’t wait!
There are so many other big film panels taking place – Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley will talk about Eylsium, their next project working together after District 9; Quentin Tarantino is due to present his thoughts on Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio, and of course the Twilight cast will be taking over Day 1 as they gather for the last time, to bid farewell to the franchise, ahead of the final film releasing in November. That’s not even mentioning the names Stan Lee or Joe Quesada yet. It’s going to be a fun-filled four days!