The calm before the storm!
So while there is plenty to post about San Diego Comic Con, and there will be more blogs to read this week after returning home (especially about some exciting new pilots!) I thought I’d take a very brief moment, to explain the magic that awaits a Hall H attendee! Every year studios try to give the audience something bigger and better, and this year Marvel definitely came through!
By now the social media-verse has exploded like (something other than a fangirl’s ovaries, because let’s face that Tom Hiddleston meme has gotten old)… well like something that explodes because as this video shows LOKI took over Hall H before the Marvel panel began, as you can see in the link below
This is also a pretty good one here, and at 58 seconds, it picks up where the other video left off!
A live action appearance like that was spectacular! And so was Tom Hiddleston! As you watch “Loki” revel in the crowd’s cheers we get quite a few grins of satisfaction from him, and it’s hard to tell where Loki ends and Tom begins, but he never broke character.
Earlier in the day I had wondered how Marvel was going to top the earlier panels of the day (again more blogs to follow with pictures!) Shame on me for doubting. Not only did we get the amazing, and dare I say shakespearean performance from “Loki” (I mean look at the way he commands the stage, and the audience). But then we got a new lengthier trailer for Thor 2, and then after that the Captain America Winter Soldier cast came out for a panel, showed a new trailer and some new footage, answered some of Chris Hardwick’s questions, and then we got a Guardians of the Galaxy panel, with a bald Karen Gillan, YOU GO GIRL!
(I promise to post photos of it when I do a blog that’s ACTUALLY on the panels)
And then, just when we thought it was over, Joss Whedon came out to show a new teaser for “Avengers Age of Ultron” which was awesome!
But do you see what happened there? I didn’t until I thought about it later at the hotel… we didn’t actually GET a THOR panel. No actors from Thor other than Hiddleston, and many will argue (and I will agree) that what we got was better than a panel, FAR better!
So please no one accuse me of complaining, I’ll take live-action-Loki over an expected panel (even if it’s Marvel) any day, however, I can imagine a room of people involved with Thor 2, that for whatever reasons unknown realize that they’re not going to present a Thor panel at SDCC (maybe it’s scheduling of actors, or time constraints etc.) and Tom Hiddleston just stands up, and says “Guys, I’ve got this”.
And so we got Loki, and no Thor panel, and no one cared, because let’s face it we like being Loki’d