Crowds lined up Friday inside the San Diego Convention Center for a chance to see their heroes in person. This time, it wasn't a super hero or a jedi fighter but a group of geeks who play board games in an apartment and talk about the hot girl next door.
One of the highlights of the weekend was the Big Bang Theory panel scheduled for Friday. Creators of the television show joined cast members Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar as they were welcomed home.
Right off the bat, the cast was given free Comic-Con volunteer T-shirts. Honestly, if there were examples of the perfect convention volunteers it would be Howard, Sheldon, Rajesh and Leonard - no?
One of the most memorable “nerd” moments was when Parsons explained his character's version of Rock, Paper, Scissors which in his opinion should actually be “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock” to decrease the odds of a tie. Obviously. “That scene was harder than any of the science stuff to memorize”, Parsons said.
One of the hottest actresses to appear at Comic-Con Friday was Megan Fox. She along with co-star Josh Brolin, appeared for "Jonah Hex." Aside from the many marriage proposals Fox received from the crowd, the audience seemed to genuinely appreciate this modern rendition of the old western film for the plot, not just for its star. Although, after licking her lips and posing seductively, Fox sure knew how to get her fans riled up.
Denzel Washington, Gary Goldman and Mila Kunis presented "The Book of Eli" to fans Friday. The movie was premised by a short film clip about a little boy's rebellious acts against his "religious" parents. Washington was as charming as ever and Mila Kunis seemed very appreciative to be in the movie with her other two co-stars.
Cameron Diaz joined Comic-Con crowds Friday for "The Box." The movie that has Diaz, speaking with a Southern accent and contemplating whether to come up on $1 million at the push of a button had the crowd buzzing.
The result of Diaz and her on-screen husband played by James Marsden, pushing the button causes one person in the world to die and a variety of other troubles follow along.
Diaz responded to a wedding proposal by someone in the crowd by saying "Yes! Can we get married in Vegas? I've always wanted to get married in Vegas!" At the end of the panel, Diaz didn't forget about her "hubby-to-be" as she asked, "Where's my husband?"
“We still blow shit up,” Kiefer Sutherland promised fans of the hit series "24" Friday in Ballroom 20 as he described what's in store.
Day 8 (and season 8) of "24" will undoubtedly kick off with a bang and promises to hold twists and turns that will surprise even the most loyal 24 viewers. “This season is the culmination of everything Jack has worked for”, said showrunner, Howard Gordon.
In the panel for "Where the Wild Things Are," Max Records, who plays Max in the movie, joined Comic-Con-ers to introduce clips. The actor quoted the book’s author, Maurice Sendak, as saying "I really like this movie and If people don't like it, they can all go straight to hell!" Hearing young Max repeat Maurice's words gave the crowd a big laugh.
"Nightmare on Elm Street" is back and its horrific villain Freddy Krueger is being brought to life by actor, Jackie Earle Haley. Haley impersonated Freddy's terrifying voice at the request of a fan in the audience, saying a "No" that chilled the audience to its core.
Other big-name celebrities were spotted in key panels throughout the day including Robert Downey, Jr who appeared for "Sherlock Holmes." The film star and Comic-Con veteran appeared without the film's director Guy Ritchie and co-star Jude Law but was accompanied by co-star Rachel McAdams. Downey captured the crowds' hearts with his wit and enthusiasm for the film. Downey's wife, Susan, also worked on the film as a producer and watched as her comedic husband easily won the crowd over.
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