While the majority of the people entering Hall H today are here for the two big afternoon TV panels - The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, there are still a few movies to get to.
Kicking off the day is the conclusion to what has been called the 'Cornetto Trilogy' starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with Edgar Wright serving as director for all three films. The final film, The World's End, arrives in theaters August 23, but before then the trio talked about their new film during a highly comical panel.
- The trio reiterated that they were not interested in doing a continuation to their early 2000s comedy series Spaced. "It would sully the memory of what we did," Pegg said. "The series was about the joys of being young," Wright added.
- A mash-up of the trilogy is shown in the form of a funny, violent music video. Wright says it will be online soon, so be sure to check back when it becomes available.
"Decent American comedy at the moment," Wright when asked what makes the trio laugh these days.
"F**k you, buttons!" - moderator Chris Hardwick punctuating on a lengthy and hilarious exchange between the trio and Comic-Con Button Lady (longtime Con participant who decks hat with an excessive amount of novelty buttons.)
"If you ever watched Doctor Who and thought it would be funnier if the Doctor was really hammered, this is the comedy for you." - Wright describing The World's End.
"We came up with the idea for The World's End when we were doing the press tour for Hot Fuzz, so we're not due for our next big idea for a few more weeks." - Pegg explaining when and how they came up with the story for the movie.
"Button Lady will vanquish all the [Internet] trolls with her magic buttons." - Wright after Hardwick advises a fan who asked about making movies to ignore YouTube comments.
Veronica Mars: The Movie
What started out as a hope to secure funding via Internet fundraising site Kickstarter has landed Veronica Mars: The Movie on the big stage in Hall H. Some fans eschewed the long Hall H line for a fan event later this evening, but for those who were lucky enough to make it inside, they were treated to a thank-you message and (gasp) first footage from the movie!
Who Was There: Kristen Bell, Francis Capra, Ennio Cloatoni, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino and Krysten Ritter
- The panel beings with a video clip. "A long time ago, we used to be friends. And then it ended." We see guys from the show in suits getting drenched by rain. Logan calls Veronica, says he needs her help. "I don't really do that anymore," she replies. We then get director Rob Thomas and the cast talking about the show, scenes from the series and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. Bell says, "Veronica Mars fans are awesome," before we get a few more snippets from the series and then -- first footage!
Veronica is at a job interview. She has a degree in psychology. We see scenes from a reunion. Dick has a flask with him, Weevil has a wife (!), Veronica riding in Logan's car, smiling. There's a fight at the reunion and we see Veronica punch Madison. Clip ends.
- Thomas says that Veronica has not worked as a private detective since we last saw her at the end of season three of the TV show. He says part of the focus of the movie will be to pull her back into a life she thought she'd left behind.
- No Alyson Hannigan in the movie, but Dohring says there will be surprises. One of them involves a cameo by Jamie Lee Curtis.
"The story I want to tell is the one I think the fans wanted to see. I wanted to get the old gang back together." - Thomas on how the movie came about
"How hot are women with a mohawk?" - Bell asking Majorino a rhetorical question
"You guys brought my family back." - Capra, who said he "fell of the face of the Earth" when the show was canceled
"This may be on my tombstone. I'm so proud of this show." - Thomas on how much he appreciates the cast and crew of Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars Cast Video from SDCC [Hollywood Reporter]: