San Diego Comic-Con is known for bringing out the biggest stars for the annual pop culture event. The fan events, screenings, and signings are the backbone of the convention and each year, studios compete for audience loyalty and, more to the point, to generate revenue for upcoming projects, and attendees just lick it up. The annual “winner” of SDCC, Marvel Studios, has decided to sit this one out and it is rumored that once the studio got wind of what Warner Bros. would be bringing to the convention, Marvel realized that they could not compete with the elder studio. That’s right. For Marvel, it was even too hot in the shade for them to show up. Whether or not the Warner Bros. Studio panel will be that amazing is yet to be seen but on the home entertainment front, WBHE just announced that they would be bringing the legendary band KISS to destroy Hall H. That’s right. You wanted the best, you got the best. (more…)
Yes, you read that right. Gene Simmons and Stan Lee will be in the same room- at the same time- this Tuesday as part of a special Sundance film festival event. This joining of the two biggest names in pop culture centers around the Sundance debut of Stan’s documentary, With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story.
For those of us that didn’t know Stan even had a documentary out, With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story will show viewers everything from Stan’s early days, the creation of some of his 500 characters, to what ‘The Man’ has been up to lately. It’s a trip down memory lane with personal insights from close family, colleagues and celebrity friends like Patrick Stewart and Paris Hilton (no comment).
Here’s the trailer:
The pairing of a rock god and comic’s grand master will have a live streamed Q&A this Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 11:45 PST. Fans interested in watching the event in real time just click on the link provided or log onto Ortsbo.com’s live and global chatting platform. The platform will close caption the entire experience from start to finish to 170 countries and 50 languages, there’s even a chance to ask your very own questions to Stan and Gene.
So, if you ever wanted the true story behind all the band members in KISS having their blood used in the ink on KISS #1 (1977) this might be the best place to find out. Personally, I am planning on asking them to arm wrestle, I’ve got 5 bucks on Lee.