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Comic-Con Day 3 Quick Hits: Loki, 'X-Men' and Tom Cruise in San Diego; 'Apes' Get Terrifying; 'Lego Movie' Adds Celeb Voices; 'Awesomes' Trailer and More

X-Men: Days of Future Past: Everyone in the X-Men universe showed up for a panel today. Or, at least, it seemed that way. Participants included Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage and many more. Director Bryan Singer signaled the possibility of more X-Men movies: "It's every bit as large as the Marvel Universe movies and the DC universe. There's room for expanding the film canon." [The Hollywood Reporter]

Here's a pic tweeted by Singer:

Edge of Tomorrow: Tom Cruise graced San Diego with his star power for a panel about his sci-fi war movie Edge of Tomorrow. Along with costar Emily Blunt and director Doug Liman, he presented the first trailer for the movie; reportedly, the "mech suits" worn by the soldiers are the real stars of the show. It's due out on June 6, 2014. [Collider]

As to those "mech suits," several examples have been on display on the convention floor; they look "suitably" menacing![Slashfilm]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The next installment in the fabled Apes franchise won't be monkeying around when it hits theaters next year. The first teaser for the movie debuted today, showcasing an older -- and "way more terrifying" -- Caesar, the ape who led the rebellion in 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Andy Serkis once again "plays" Caesar through the magic of the motion-capture process; his "war paint" appearance should be a major talking -- or grunting? -- point. [io9]

The Lego Movie: There's no need for families to fear taking their little ones to see The Lego Movie when it assembles in theaters on February 7, 2014, and even more famous faces have been recruited to voice the little toy-brick creations. Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Cobie Smulders will take on the voices of Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman (!!!) in the animated movie; they'll be in support of stars Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks. [Heat Vision]

Clone: Robert Kirkman, who created The Walking Dead as a comic book and now helps produce the TV show, has made another comic book/TV series deal. Kirkman will serve as an executive producer on Clone, a potential TV show for NBC, based on a comic book created by David Schulner and published by Skybound, an imprint cofounded by Kirkman. Clone revolves around a scientist who discovers that many genetic copies of himself have been made -- and they're coming to get him and/or his wife and daughter! [Comic Book Resources]

Zero Charisma: Aimed squarely at the Comic-Con sweet spot of awkward and really, really cool, the indie comedy Zero Charisma has met with great success on the festival circuit. Now many more people will get the chance to enjoy it with friends; Nerdist Industries and Tribeca Film are teaming up to release the movie in theaters on October 11. It will mark the first release from Nerdist Industries, headed by Chris Hardwick, a popular podcast and Comic-Con panel host/moderator. [Variety]

The Awesomes: Not wanting to miss out on the fun of Comic-Con, streaming service Hulu premiered a trailer for its original series The Awesomes. It's an animated show about superheroes that looks charmingly retro, but be warned: this is not for the kiddies! The trailer is decidedly NSFW. The series debuts on August 1. [Deadline/Hulu]



Finally, here's a shot of Tom Hiddleston in costume as Loki (as tweeted by Slashfilm's Peter Sciretta).

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