That’s the plan for Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.
Led by the studios responsible for SuperMansion, Robot Chicken, and the “Why So Serious” Dark Knight advertising campaign, Legion M will give fans a direct link to the studio for investment opportunities.
And where there are investments, there’s the prospect of rewards.
Godzilla’s trail of mass destruction will hit theaters May 16 — only a few months away.
I’m not sure why they haven’t hyped this movie up more than they have. With a cast of Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olson, and Juliette Binoche — and don’t forget Godzilla — this movie’s shaping up to be something more than your throwaway summer popcorn flick.
In addition to the standard blockbuster elements — a huge budget, lots of special effects, and plenty of carnage — the trailer delivers genuinely tense scenes as well as some origin plotlines that makes one think the filmmakers are approaching this with some vested interest.
Unlike the 1998 Godzilla movie that was more like a movie inspired by Godzilla, this modern incarnation looks to bring the franchise back to its original roots with a few redesigns. Interestingly enough, looking at the trailer’s About section on Youtube, this Godzilla might be more like the Japanese version than most people thought.
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
If that means Mothra, Ghidra, and perhaps a Mecha-Godzilla for the future, I’m really hoping they get this one right.
The Guardians of the Galaxy trailer is on its way, and it’s set to debut on the Jimmy Kimmel show Tuesday night — you can see it on his YouTube channel soon after.
The 15-second trailer begins with a question — “Who are you?” — before a quick montage of the cast and characters. Fans outside of comics might not be familiar with the team, but after this trailer hits, things may change very quickly.
The James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy movie is set for an August 1, 2014 release date and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon. The movie is part of Marvel’s phase two which will set up the next Avengers movie coming out in 2015.
Hall of Famer Neal Adams, legendary X-Men scribe Chris Claremont, Superior Spider-Man penciller Humberto Ramos, and the Zombie King Arthur Suydam — just to name a few — will be on hand for panels, autographs, and commissions.
Fans are encouraged to head to the Artist Alley at the Con where they can meet with the likes of Phil Ortiz, Greg Horn, and Michael Golden. It’s a great opportunity to get in touch with the people responsible for producing your favorite comics and to purchase books and art directly from them.
The list of artists makes this year’s first Wizard World Con at Sacramento an even bigger occasion to go along with appearances by Chris Hemsworth, Norman Reedus, William Shatner, Bruce Campbell, and James Hong.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 18, 2014 – Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, writing legend Chris Claremont, Eisner winner Paolo Rivera and nominee Ethan Van Sciver are among the more than 50 leading comics creators scheduled to attend the inaugural Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con, March 7-9 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Adams, perhaps best known for having revived the “Batman” and “X-Men” franchises and Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Action Comics”) will appear all three days, while Claremont (“Uncanny X-Men,” “Spider-Man”) and Rivera (“Daredevil,” “Avengers”) are scheduled to attend on Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9.
Among the other internationally-known artists and writers to populate the first Sacramento Comic Con Artist Alley are Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Humberto Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”), Greg Horn (“Walt Disney,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Hulk”) and Arthur Suydam(“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”).
Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee will also appear in the celebrity autograph area, along with superstars Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” Chris Hemsworth of Thor, “Star Trek’s” “Captain Kirk” William Shatner, WWE® Superstar Sheamus® and many others. Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con is the third of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con show hours are Friday, March 7, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, March 9, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Sacramento Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
Wizard World 2014-15 Schedule
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con
January 9-11, 2015 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
January 23-25, 2015 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con