WonderCon Preview: Aliens And Spiders And Zombies, Oh My!

~By Quickjams on March 16, 2012

Annual convention welcomes talent from ‘Prometheus,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and more.
By Kara Warner


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Kristen Stewart in “Snow White and the Huntsman”


Photo: Universal Pictures

Although summer blockbuster season is still a few months away, the lucky fans making the trek to WonderCon this weekend in Anaheim, California, will be getting a very special sneak preview of a few of the summer’s most-anticipated films.

The annual comic book, sci-fi and fantasy fest kicked off Friday (March 16) and continues through the weekend with an action-packed schedule of events that include panel discussions, artist meet-and-greets, costume competitions and, of course, movie previews. MTV News will be making the trek down to the Con for a full day of preview presentations and interviews with some very special guests. Here’s a quick preview of what to expect from the studios and films scheduled to appear at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday:

20th Century Fox: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Prometheus”

Fox will debut exclusive new footage and the stars and filmmakers from two of the most buzzed-about films this year at the Con. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is the tale of one of America’s most beloved historical figures reinvented as a vampire-killer, and star Benjamin Walker, director Timur Bekmambetov and writer Seth Grahame-Smith will be on hand to discuss it. “Prometheus” marks the highly anticipated return of director Ridley Scott to his “Aliens” origins, although the extent of which we are unsure because the film is shrouded in secrecy. Sir Scott will be joined by screenwriter Damon Lindelof and stars Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron.

Universal: “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Battleship”

First-time feature director Rupert Sanders will present a never-before-seen reel of footage from “Huntsman” alongside star Charlize Theron.

“I’m going to present a piece that I’ve cut specifically for WonderCon, a five-minute piece that is very different from anything else that’s been seen,” Sanders told MTV News recently. “We made our announcements at Comic-Con and just over a year later, it’s been a quick turnaround on this project, so it’s going to be nice to go back to WonderCon this time and show them an original piece, tailored specifically for them.”

Fans will also get an exclusive look at new footage from “Battleship,” presented by director Peter Berg, Brooklyn Decker and Alexander Skarsgard.

Sony: “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Looper,” and “Resident Evil: Retribution”

Sony is set to get your Spidey sense tingling with a sneak peek at new footage from director Marc Webb’s interpretation of the web slinger’s origins as portrayed by Andrew Garfield. Webb will be joined by star and current “it” girl Emma Stone. Fans will also receive a first look at the intriguing sci-fi thriller “Looper,” in which time travel is utilized by hired killers. Writer/director Rian Johnson will make an appearance with star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays a young version of Bruce Willis’ character in the film. Sony is also sending up a sneak peek of the latest installment in the “Resident Evil” franchise, “Resident Evil: Retribution,” with director Paul W.S. Anderson and star Milla Jovovich.

Which of these movies are you most excited for? Leave your comment below!

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