Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, and Producer Danny Cannon Talk GOTHAM, Upcoming Episodes, and More

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GOTHAM Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Danny Cannon

At New York Comic-Con, I was able to participate in a roundtable interviews for Fox’s hit show Gotham (which was just picked up for a full season).   At the center of the show is Ben McKenzie as a young Detective Jim Gordon, who comes onto the force to work with veteran Harvey Bullock, played by Donal Logue.  Main antagonists that emerge are Jada Pinkett Smith as  original character Fish Mooney and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepott, the man who becomes the Penguin.  Balancing out the cast are Erin Richards as Gordon’s mysterious fiancée Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, and Sean Pert as Alfred Pennyworth.  For more on Gotham, read our recaps and here’s all our previous coverage.

While I already posted my interviews with Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue, after the jump you can watch Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, and producer Danny Cannon talk about how they got involved, what’s coming up on future episodes, the characters, and a lot more.

Donal Logue Talks GOTHAM, the Rumors He Was Going to Play Jim Gordon, What Drew Him to the Role, the Possibility of a TERRIERS Reunion, and More

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Last week at New York Comic-Con, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with Donal Logue for Gotham.  At the center of the show is Ben McKenzie as a young Detective Jim Gordon, who comes onto the force to work with veteran Harvey Bullock, played by Donal Logue.  The main antagonists that emerge are Jada Pinkett Smith as an original character, Fish Mooney, and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepott, the man who becomes the Penguin.  Balancing out the cast are Erin Richards as Gordon’s mysterious fiancée Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.  While all shows take a bit of time to find a rhythm that works, Gotham is loaded with a talented cast and has The Mentalist and Rome alum Bruno Heller as the executive producer/writer, so I’m rooting for it.

During the interview, Logue talked about why he wanted to take on the role, the initial rumors that he was going to play Jim Gordon, what’s coming up on future episodes, the big challenges of making a TV show, if the Gotham scripts have a lot of rewrites, and the possibility of a Terriers reunion.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.  Gotham airs Monday nights on Fox.

100 Cosplay Pictures from New York Comic-Con

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Over this past weekend, I was able to attend New York Comic-Con.  While San Diego Comic-Con definitely gets all the press, I had a great time at NYCC, especially since the floors weren’t so jammed full with people that you couldn’t walk around, and I didn’t get trampled by thousands trying to get exclusives when the doors opened in the morning.  NYCC was a great mix of corporations trying to pimp their upcoming products and independent dealers trying to make a living.

Like every convention I get to attend, I used whatever free time I had to take pictures of all the people doing cosplay.  While I saw a number of great costumes, I think the cosplay championship belt resides in San Diego since more people cosplay at SDCC and a huge percentage of the costumes are jawdropping.  I only saw a few things at NYCC that made me stop in my tracks.  In San Diego, you can’t move around without seeing something unbelievable.  That said, there were still plenty of impressive costumes to be found at NYCC.  Hit the jump to check out 100 cosplay pictures from New York Comic-Con.

HOME and PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Comic-Con Panel Recap: New Footage, Evil Scientist Octopus, 28-Second Alien Invasion and More

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Walt Disney Pictures hit it big at New York Comic-Con the other day with Big Hero 6 and now DreamWorks Animation just gave it a go with two of its upcoming releases, Home and Penguins of Madagascar.  Home is an adaptation of Adam Rex’s children’s book, The True Meaning of Smekday, and focuses on an alien race called the Boov and their effort to make a new home for themselves – on Earth.  And for those of you who haven’t kept up with the Madagascar film franchise, Penguins of Madagascar involves Skipper, Rico, Kowalski and Private teaming up with an inter-species task force called the North Wind to stop Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the planet.

Hit the jump for my Home and Penguins of Madagascar Comic-Con panel recap.

Kevin Bacon Talks THE FOLLOWING Season 3 at NYCC; Says “There Is Evil Bigger Than Joe Carroll”

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With The Following showrunner Kevin Williamson leaving after last season to head up his new CBS series, Stalker, the show upped writers Brett Mahoney and Alexi Hawley to executive producers alongside director Marcos Siega, the series’ long-time on-set executive producer.  While some shows suffer when a new leader takes control, The Following wrapped up the long running storyline of the first two seasons in the recent finale, which makes season three able to start anew.  Of course the show will still be dealing with the ramifications of Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), but the new showrunners can take the keys knowing they can plot their own course.  Which is exactly what they’re doing according to series star Kevin Bacon.

Earlier today at New York Comic-Con, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with him where he talked about The Following season 3.  While he said the upcoming season would start with the characters in a happier place and feature new love interests, he revealed “there is evil bigger than Joe.”  In addition to talking about how the season starts, he said they’re about to film episode three, discussed what about his character thematically is he interested in exploring this season, how much he knows about the season arc, adjusting to a TV schedule, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what he said.

Ben McKenzie Talks GOTHAM at New York Comic-Con; Says They’re Introducing Arkham Asylum in Tomorrow Night’s Episode

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Earlier today at New York Comic-Con, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with Ben McKenzie for Gotham.  On the hit Fox show, McKenzie plays Detective James Gordon, and the show is about his rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil while introducing a number of the characters in the Batman universe, including Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler and Poison Ivy.  While all shows take a bit of time to find a rhythm that works, Gotham is loaded with a talented cast and executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The MentalistRome), so I’m rooting for it.

During the interview, McKenzie talked about why he wanted to take on the role after playing a cop on Southland, how he likes to approach things as an actor, what’s coming up on future episodes, and he reveals that tomorrow night’s episode introduces Arkham Asylum, saying it’s “a major piece of the puzzle as to what’s happening in Gotham.  It starts in episode four and they’ll go into it further later in the season.”  Hit the jump for what he had to say.  Gotham airs Monday nights on Fox.

Damon Lindelof Talks TOMORROWLAND, the Teaser Trailer, What the Film is About, and More at NYCC

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Brad Bird only makes great movies.  If you’re not familiar with his name, he directed The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol.  So when Disney announced Bird would be helming Tomorrowland (which is scripted by Bird, Jeff Jensen and Lost alum Damon Lindelof), you could have told me it was about a man’s quest to get a bowl of soup and it would have been one of my most anticipated films of the year.  Thankfully, he decided to tell a different story, and it’s a big budget sci-fi movie that stars George Clooney and revolves around “a bright, optimistic teen (Britt Robertson) bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment who embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as ‘Tomorrowland.’”

The other day at New York Comic-Con, Disney finally unveiled the first footage from Tomorrowland (panel recap here) and a great teaser trailer that absolutely leaves you wanting to know more.  Which is exactly what a teaser is supposed to do.  Shortly after the NYCC panel ended, I got a few minutes with Lindelof on the red carpet.  He talked about the creation of the Tomorrowland teaser trailer, what the film is about, what they’ve tried to learn from friends and family screenings, and more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say and towards the end watch for a Brad Bird photobomb.

First POWERS Trailer; Plus New York Comic-Con Panel Recap Including New Footage for the Upcoming PlayStation Series

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PlayStation’s Powers is right in the middle of shooting, but that didn’t stop the creator of the comic books, Brian Michael Bendis, as well as show stars Susan Heyward (Deena Pilgrim), Eddie Izzard (Wolfe), Noah Taylor (Johnny Royalle), Olesya Rulin (Calista) and Logan Browning (Zora) from hitting the Empire Stage at the Javits Center to discuss the show and unveil some new footage.

Not only do we have some Q&A highlights and a description of the scene screened featuring Heyward and Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker, but we’ve also got some material that you can watch yourself because PlayStation just released the very first Powers trailer.  Hit the jump to check it all out.

DAREDEVIL Comic-Con Panel Recap: Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll and More Unveil Clips from the Upcoming Netflix Show

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You like those brand new Daredevil images?  How about some footage descriptions to go along with them?  Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, hit the main stage podium again today to bring Daredevil to New York Comic-Con.  Not only did we get the chance to see four clips from the upcoming Netflix series, but Loeb also brought out the cast of the show including Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/Kingpin), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Toby Moore (Wesley), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsley), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa) and Vondie Curtis-Hall (Ben Urich), marking their very first public appearance together.

Hit the jump for some Q&A highlights and a description of the clips shown in my Daredevil Comic-Con panel recap.

BIG HERO 6 Comic-Con Panel Recap: Brand New Clips and Big Laughs Thanks to Baymax

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You’d think some of the folks attending the Big Hero 6 panel at New York Comic-Con might be big fans of the source material.  However, when the guy warming up the crowd prior to the panel asked who has read the comic book, hardly anyone responded.  In fact, one of the only audible responses was, “It’s weird.”  Weird or not, Big Hero 6 the movie looks like it’ll be a major crowd-pleaser.  At this point, Walt Disney Animation Studios has unleashed a slew of promotional material and Baymax is absolutely killing it in every last bit of it.

With the film less than a month away from its big debut, directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conli, and voice actors Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Genesis Rodriguez, Jamie Chung and T.J. Miller all hit the main stage at the Javits Center to talk Big Hero 6 and show off some unseen clips from the film.  Hit the jump for my Big Hero 6 Comic-Con panel recap, and click here to watch the new trailer.

Part of TED 2 to Be Set at Comic-Con; Find out How to Be an Extra

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Seth MacFarlane could use a hit after A Million Ways to Die in the West tanked hard, and he’ll probably get it with Ted 2, a sequel to one of the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all-time.  Details on the sequel’s plot are scarce, but we now know that a significant chunk might take place at San Diego Comic-Con. is looking for folks that want to be an extra in the film, and the site has revealed that the scenes they’ll be shooting will be set at Comic-Con.  Filming will be taking place in Los Angeles from October 20 – 31st, so we shouldn’t expect some brief, Family Guy-style tangent like “It’s like that time we were at Comic-Con…”  The film stars Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried, and Patrick Warburton, but we don’t know how many of these cast members will be in the Comic-Con scenes.

Hit the jump for my thoughts on part of the movie being set at Comic-Con and for details on how you can be an extra.  Ted 2 opens June 26, 2015.

We’re Giving Away Two Badges to New York Comic-Con 2014

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The upcoming New York Comic-Con 2014 is completely sold out, but we here at Collider have two badges to the convention to give away to two very lucky readers.  The contest is in conjunction with the Blu-ray and DVD release of A Million Ways to Die in the West on October 7th, as the film will have a booth set up at NYCC where you can take your own old-timey western photos.  We’re only giving away the badges for NYCC, which you can pick up at will call, so airfare and hotel will be on you.  But if you’re up for making the trip or live in the New York area, then you should absolutely enter this contest.

Hit the jump to find out how you can win.  New York Comic-Con 2014 runs from October 9-12th.

Showrunner Kurt Sutter and Director Paris Barclay Talk SONS OF ANARCHY Season 7, Ending the Series, Character Deaths, Adding Marilyn Manson, and More

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The seventh and final season of Sons of Anarchy is premiering on FX on September 9th.  The world of SAMCRO has always been a very violent one and, with each season, viewers have wondered who would make it out alive.  But in the final stretch, things are bound to be more bloody for everyone, as we see who’s still left standing, at the end of it all.

While at Comic-Con for a presentation in Hall H, show creator Kurt Sutter and executive producer/director Paris Barclay spoke to press about still not being sure of the specifics of the series finale, the theme for this last season, the one character they wish they’d had more time to explore, where the external threat is coming from, where Marilyn Manson fits into the mix, bringing Walton Goggins back as Venus Van Dam, that every episode this season is packed with more plot, more story and more characters than ever before, and that the club will never be the same, when all is said and done.  Check out what they had to say about Sons of Anarchy Season 7 after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons Talk KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, Matthew Vaughn, Comics vs. Film, WATCHMEN, Future Projects, and More

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One of my most anticipated movies is director Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.  The story is based on the comic by written by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons about a veteran secret agent (Colin Firth) who takes a teen delinquent (Taron Egerton) from the streets of London, and brings him into a British spy school that molds its students into suave 007-types.  As a huge fan of what Vaughn did with X-Men: First Class and how awesome the first trailer looks, I cannot wait to see the finished film when it opens February 13, 2015.  For more on the film, here’s our Comic-Con panel recap and our interview with Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson

Shortly before their panel at Comic-Con, I landed an exclusive video interview with Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.   They talked about working with Vaughn, the way he likes to do action, how Kingsman brings back the fun espionage genre, how comics and film are two separate entities with their own identities, the way they worked together, the limited edition Watchmen comic created for SDCC, future projects like Nemesis, Supercrooks and Kindergarten Heroes at Fox and Starlight which is being developed with Simon Kinberg, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Director Steve Purcell and Producer Galyn Susman Talk TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT, Deleted Subplots, the Production Process for Pixar Shorts, and More

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In Toy Story That Time Forgot, premiering on ABC on December 2nd, a post-Christmas play date finds the Toy Story gang in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever, known as the Battlesaurs, turn out to be dangerously delusional and it’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room.  The cast includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie.

While at Comic-Con, director Steve Purcell and producer Galyn Susman spoke to press at a roundtable about working with this talented voice cast, why they wanted to tell this particular story, deciding what to cut out during the storyboard phase, the side stories they had to cut from this 30-minute story, how they decide which actors they want to hire to voice new characters, and voice actors on their wish list.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

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