Comic Con Movies: Harry Potter and Sucker Punch Panels
The lengthy Warner Bros. panel that started with The Green Lantern
capped off with some new footage of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
(it's not certain if it was just Part 1 or both) and then Zack Snyder's (300, Watchmen
) new movie Sucker Punch
which wowed the crowd.
There was really a panel on hand for Harry Potter, rather actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) came on stage, gave a brief introduction and new footage of the final installment rolled, impressing even those who wouldn't consider themselves "fans." Apparently, the public will not have to wait too long for this footage. Felton then briefly discussed what it was like wrapping up on ten years of their lives. He didn't want to name names, but joked that star Daniel Radcliffe "cried like a girl." Does he remember he was the butt of a joke in June's Get Him to the Greek
Without any further ado, Zack Snyder came out to a calm reception to talk about Sucker Punch,
which comes out in the spring. The film is entirely original (that's what happens when you make 300
) and centers around a girl who is thrown in a mental hospital by her step father and plans her escape through an imaginary world that involves kicking a lot of ass. Stars Carla Gugino, Jamie Chung, Vaness Hudgens, Jena Malone and Emily Browning then came on stage before the footage rolled. None of the girls had seen any of the film thus far.
The footage blew some minds. Many bloggers covering the event compared it to an over-the-top action video game. Some used Sin City
as a reference but said the action was way more intense and imaginative. Apparently giant samurais, fire-breathing dragons, WWI planes and more were all part of the mayhem. Also, each girl has one or more burlesque dance sequences that capture who they are in the asylum as the plummet into the imaginary realm. Not sure what the heck that means, but it sounds enjoyable to watch.
The ladies of the panel mostly fielded questions from awe-stricken geeks about what it was like to be hot and do fight sequences. Snyder also answered a question about his attachment to write and possibly direct Xerxes
, which he more or less confirmed and also responded to some Watchmen
The last interesting note was that Snyder thinks a PG-13 rating is definitely possible along the lines of how the Lord of the Rings films were PG-13 because they were cutting up orcs, not humans. He mentioned that his WWII Nazi zombies probably fall in the same category.