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And Here's The Trailer For COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE!

Published at: Feb. 22, 2012, 9:47 p.m. CST by Nordling

Nordling here.

I missed this at Fantastic Fest, and I hope to see it when it opens here.  Morgan Spurlock's documentary of the people who go to Comic-Con looks like it's right up my alley.  These are our people.  And yeah, Harry is one of the Executive Producers of this, but if there's anyone more qualified to help tell the story ofthe world of fandom, I'd like to meet 'em.  Plus with Stan Lee and Joss Whedon's involvement, this movie is just full of the geek heart, I'm sure.  Here's the trailer:

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE opens this year.

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  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    looking forward to it

    by Carven

    I got to meet Morgan Spurlock after watching his previous moc-doc, Pom Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. He's a genuinely cool cat, down to earth, friendly. The kind of guy you'd grab a beer with and talk about anything with. I really hope his new movie does great.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST

    COOL!

    by madhouseman

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Spurlock

    by rockness

    Yikesssssssssssssssssssssss

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST

    How did we get so fat? Because food taste sooo fuckin good!!!

    by Orionsangels

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Awesome. I love the talent associated with this

    by Wally_West

    ...and Harry (heh, just kidding, I like Harry). Whedon, Stan Lee, and Morgan Spurlock collaborating on a documentary about comic/sci-fi/awesome nerds? I first went to a Star Trek convention twenty years ago when it was social suicide. Now it's mainstream. I am excited about this. The geek shall inherit the Earth. Word.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11 p.m. CST

    THAT'S why I don't do cons.

    by justmyluck

    Love that MOTHRA Cosplayer, though!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth & Kevin Smith

    by bluebottle

    I wanted to see this, and then I saw them in the trailer and now I don't want to see it anymore.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Please Kevin. Great to see you on there.

    by hallmitchell

    Yet the fat jokes are starting to get old!

  • If yer gonna sell a movie to geeks, get that extremely geeky nitpick right. Otherwise, sure, I'll check it out.

  • Yeah, she looked a little haggard in her closeup but she was probably slaving over a hot costume all day. Or all those Slave Leias. All at once. Speaking of which, are there any Slave Leia orgy vids out there?

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Damn, couldn't find any

    by Al

    Alls I found is that Adrian Curry chick and a bunch of 'em in one shot, but you seen one Slave Leia mass shot you've seen 'em all. Aside from one pic of two slave leias kissing, that was hot. Ah well. Comic Con is neat, though.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Even though I've never been

    by Al

    Unless, as stated, Slave Leia orgy would turn me right around.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Actually, hell, just name the movie Slave Leia Orgy

    by Al

    That'll sell more tickets. Ok, I'm done. Peace, y'all!

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Hollywood has RUINED conventions....

    by KGB3317

    Ehhh, I remember going to the old Chicago Comic-Con, before Wizard World, before Hollywood Con (aka San Diego Comic Con). Shit has gotten out of hand. I remember when ARTISTS and WRITERS were the focus, not some new movie. People would stand in crazy-long lines for a Jim Lee autograph, now they stand in crazy-long lines for a sneak preview of a movie that they will see anyway. Those were the days....

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 7:43 a.m. CST

    bluebottle...

    by JethroBodine

    What you said 100% times a quadrillion!

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 7:56 a.m. CST

    I'm going to the HE-MAN/SHE-RA "POWER-CON" in LA this year.

    by Jake Pantlin

    It's in late-September. Looks to be fun. Especially with the '87 Dolph Lundgren movie celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST

    amzing spiderman does not have to be hyphenated

    by hst666

    unless you are completely anal retentive.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 8:07 a.m. CST

    nerds

    by KinoEye

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Dud

    by aceldama

    I had high hopes for this project, but it was an absolute train-wreck. Turned out to be nothing but an embarrassment.... Nice try, guys... please don't try again.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Rent The People Vs. George Lucas instead

    by Joe Plumber

    that one was actually really good, fun and insightful. But, I guess because Harry thought it was in competition with this it got no coverage here.

  • That said, his name is perfect for a D&D wizard character.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Trim blonde woman at 1:08

    by jawsfan

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST

    That said, congratulations Harry

    by Joe Plumber

    There's too many people I find annoying in or associated with this for me to watch it (Smith, Rogen, Spurlock), but I do wish you success with it.

  • 'Cuz, snooty festival crowds was obviously the target audience for a geek manifesto.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Were, not was

    by gruntybear

    Fucking lack of an edit button in 2012 ...

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    People vs. George Lucas was good, but

    by Raptor Jesus

    Turn it off 2/3'ds through. Because they've just got to end it on a big 'nicey nicey' note about how great GL is. And he's not nice, he's the Anti-Christ. He has a 666 birthmark somewhere on his body, I'm sure.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Really enjoyed this at TIFF

    by Garbageman33

    Although there were too many talking heads and not enough of the actual convention. A little more history would've been nice too.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Headgeek does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Never been to Comic Con i'm afraid and can't say that i'm going to make a trip out to the movie theater to see this one but just for you Harry, I promise i'll give it a rental at least! I really enjoyed the docu about the 501st Stormtrooper geeks on the SW blu ray set and this docu looks fun too. Plus we had the KING OF KONG doc not too long ago so maybe there's a mini zeitgeist going on for geek documentaries right now - best of luck with success for this one.

  • If this hits Netflix streaming I will probably check it out, but then it is a count down to how much Kevin Smith, Seth Rogen and Morgan Spurlock I can take. Also, it seems to focus too much on the CosPlayers. Many cosplayers aren't even real geeks invested in the characters they portray. They just like dressing up.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    darth_meh

    by Garbageman33

    The documentary focused on a costume designer (a really cute one), two comic book illustrators, a comic book dealer and a garden-variety geek (and his incredibly clingy girlfriend). Cosplayers weren't represented, other than with a snippet here or there. But yeah, there's a whole lot of Kevin Smith. Which makes the whole thing feel a little less heartfelt. It's just Smith doing his schtick.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    To hell with "cos-players"

    by MooseMalloy

    -- Oh you're into anime right Batman?

  • -- Maybe a gig or two, but come on. If you want to work in film and tv you should probably start knocking on the proper doors like everyone else does.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    HAHAHA @ ari_gold

    by marineboy

    John Carter article anyone? Pleeeeeze?

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    1.49....

    by marineboy

    I love you

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    garbageman

    by Joe Plumber

    I'm only going by the trailer and it is basically all Cosplayers. But, then I guess that's what your average non-geek person thinks of when they hear Comic-Con. Plus, it is the sole sexy aspect of CC, so it makes sense to play that up in the trailer, I guess. A lot of Kevin Smith doing his shtick = Meh

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST

    marineboy

    by Joe Plumber

    Damn Skippy!

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    All Comic-Con coverage over-emphasizes the cosplayers

    by gruntybear

    Cosplayers are to cons what non-stop texters are to movie theaters. I will no longer wait while 10,000 gawkers snap photos of Little Miss Didn't Get Enough of Daddy's Attention and Is Therefore Wearing a Red Streamer as an Elektra Costume, who happens to be posing, arch-backed and legs splayed in the center of EVERY major thoroughfare of the con. I walk right the hell through those picture "opportunities." Fuck that noise. The time for cosplay is at the Saturday night masquerade. Outside of that, cosplayers are a plague on the con floor.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST

    gruntybear

    by Rupee88

    yeah the cosplayers are over-emphasized but they are the most cinematic of course. And yes got to love the half naked attention whores...good to look at and probably good to fuck (although i wouldn't know), but not if you were forced to have a conversation with them first.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST

    This trailer is pretty misleading

    by Garbageman33

    The actual film is less about the event and more about the people who attend it. It focuses on five different subjects and none of them are cosplayers. In fact, one of the subjects is a comic book dealer, even though they don't have nearly the presence they used to.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Here's my mini-review from TIFF

    by Garbageman33

    There’s been a lot of humor mined from the attendees of San Diego’s annual Comic Con, many of whom come dressed as their favorite comic and movie characters. But unlike, say, Triumph: the Insult Comic Dog, Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) isn’t here to poke fun at them. He’s here to celebrate their slightly off-kilter view of things. It’s a universal story: freaks get around other freaks and suddenly feel normal. And it’s incredibly touching to watch as Spurlock and his crew follow five attendees coming from all over the country to their mecca. He also interviews people like Kevin Smith, Josh Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and comics legend Stan Lee to paint a really affectionate portrait of a convention that has grown from 500 people to 130,000.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    @ marineboy

    by patrick cruz

    i agree. i saw her first

  • Feb. 24, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    lolspurlock

    by Spanish Eddie

    I want to rip that stupid moustache off his smirking little bitch face. How the fuck does this no-talent loser have a career? I would rather watch a 2 hour home movie of bears eating trash in a landfill. Much more entertaining and educational.