Comic-Con 2012: 10 Things We Learned In San Diego
It was another busy four days of events, news and interviews at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, during which Celebuzz got the full rundown on big projects like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part II, the new Superman movie, Man of Steel, Glee's upcoming fourth season and more.
Did you happen to miss any of the action? If so, Celebuzz put together a list of the 10 biggest items to come out of the 2012 convention -- everything from what it was like to film the Breaking Dawn sex scene to who will be joining the cast of The CW's Nikita in October.
Get the full rundown after the jump. 1.) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson 'Wanted to Be Animals' During Breaking Dawn - Part II Sex Scene If you thought the sex scene in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I was intense, get ready for Part II (in theaters Nov. 16). During the panel for the much-anticipated final chapter of the series, star Kristen Stewart quipped that she and real-life boyfriend Robert Pattinson "wanted to be animals" when filming the steamy scene. “For the second one, we just wanted to be animals. We’re not humans anymore,” she said. “Yeah, how do you do that? We tried. They told us it was rated R, and so, yeah. I'm gonna stop [talking] now."
2.) Glee Stars Reveal New Seniors Will 'Step Up' in Season 4 Darren Criss and Kevin McHale provided some insight as to what Glee season 4 will look like with its new batch of seniors. As Criss explained: “There will always have to be 12 members of the glee club in order for it to be a glee club. So there will be new characters, presumably, I’d imagine we will be getting kids from whoever is in The Glee Project … that would be a new character. It’s definitely exciting; it’s a totally new show now.”
Added McHale: "We think the seniors this year are going to step up, obviously, but they have to come into their own. Because the seniors last year found out who they were and what they wanted to do for the rest of their lives." Click here to find out what co-star Jenna Ushkowitz had to say about the much-anticipated season.
3.) Man of Steel Teaser-Poster Revealed; Teaser-Trailer to Play Before The Dark Knight Rises It's a bird! It's a plane! Nope, it's just the brand-new teaser poster for Man of Steel that debuted at the panel for the film over the weekend. Also revealed was news that a teaser-trailer for the movie, which stars hunky actor Henry Cavill in the title role, will play before The Dark Knight Rises, beginning Friday. Click here to see the poster.
4.) Iron Man 3 Director Shane Black: Film Is "Beginning of the Next Phase" Shane Black, who will take the reins from Jon Favreau in 2013 to direct Iron Man 3, says the third film in the uber-popular franchise is "the beginning of the next phase."
"It will set the tone in a lot of ways,” he said. “Certainly, Tony’s journey could spin forward but it’s as self contained a story since Iron Man 1. ... There is an idea about being big, but I think it’s about capturing and redoubling the intensity that The Avengers managed to capture — that kind of lightning in a bottle feel of really stuffing so much into a limited space. We’re trying to get as much into this as we can," he added.
Black teamed with Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. on the critically acclaimed 2005 flick Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
5.) Christopher Meloni 'Willing to Consider' Return to 'SVU' Though he left Law and Order: Special Victims Unit in 2011, Christopher Meloni hasn't closed the door on the Emmy-winning series quite yet. In fact, as he revealed at the panel for True Blood, on which he co-stars as vampire Roman, Meloni says he's "willing to consider" a return to SVU at some point. "I’m always willing to consider it,” he said. "I had 12 great years on that show and I loved playing that character. There is no bad blood there. It’s still doing OK, I guess." Click here to read more from the True Blood panel.
6.) Total Recall Battle Between Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale 'Not A Girly Fight' Hollywood hotties Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale will duke it out in the August remake of Total Recall. But fans hoping to see an old-fashioned catfight may want to look for another movie. “It’s not a girly fight. It’s a proper fight,” Beckinsale told Celebuzz over the weekend. “Nobody’s top suddenly comes off. We don’t get into a bath full of jelly.” Maybe in the sequel, perhaps? Biel also revealed her workout tips for the film, which you can check out in the video, below.
7.) Michelle Williams Still Wants a Dawson's Creek Reunion During a panel talk for her new movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams expressed a desire to return to her TV roots to film a reunion for Dawson's Creek, the show that made her a mega-star in the late-'90s. "I would very happily do a reunion show,” she said. “I don’t know what it would be; my character died in the end. There are some limitations for me. I don’t know if I’d come back as a ghost … I would love to [do it]. I think independently we’ve all kind of been saying that. I hope at some point it does happen.”
8.) Teen Wolf Renewed for Third Season Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey made a big -- not to mention very, very exciting -- announcement at the top of the show's panel on Friday: The uber-popular MTV show has been renewed for a third season, and will return with a whopping 24 episodes, instead of the normal 12.
9.) Next Season of The Vampire Diaries Will Begin With Elena's (Nina Dobrev) New Life As A Vampire As writer Julie Plec explained: "Elena’s going through a new change, of course. And Damon and Stefan are going to have deal with that change with her and for her. But, all of the characters, too, as they gear up for senior year and graduation. It’s a lot of really good, deep, emotional, twisted stuff." Check out 8 more things Celebuzz learned from the Vampire Diaries panel by clicking here.
10.) Jeffrey Pierce Joins Nikita As Season 3's "Big Bad" Nikita showrunner Craig Silverstein revealed at the show's panel that Jeffrey Pierce, who most recently starred on Alcatrez, will be joining Nikita as season 3's first bad guy. Also revealed during the panel: Season 3 begins with a time jump of about a month; and Devon Sawa and Noah Bean have been promoted to series regulars. More details here.