July 22nd, 2010
09:42 AM ET
The anticipation for movies like “The Green Lantern” and “Thor” is building at Comic-Con, with many fans wearing their devotion on their sleeves.
First-time San Diego Comic-Con attendee Carlos Rangel of Nogales, Arizona is so ready to see the "Green Lantern" panel on Saturday, he went ahead and dressed up as Scarecrow from the "Sinestro Corps," the villains in the comic book series.
Garth Bauman is just one of the Con attendees who are amped to hear more about Marvel. (He may be dressed as Batman, but his mind is on the hammer-wielding Norse god.) "I'm excited to hear about 'Thor' and 'Captain America' – everyone's looking forward to the new Marvel movies,” he told CNN.
As for TV, repeat Con-goer D.J. is excited for the "Dexter" panel. The serial killer drama certainly has a big presence at Comic-Con, with the show's name all over lanyards attached to guest badges, and the "Dexter" bobble head a hot item on the convention floor.
Last year, the keytar rock duo "Jeffster" put on a performance at the "Chuck" panel, so fans know they'll be entertained. "I definitely have got to see the 'Chuck' cast," said San Diego resident Joseph.
Another movie to watch at Comic-Con is “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” starring the likes of Michael Cera and Anna Kendrick. “At first I was skeptical,” Joseph said, “but after seeing the previews over and over, it seems like something I'd want to watch.”
Rhiana Wilson, who has been going to the convention for five years now, is curious to see "Tron: Legacy's" panel but definitely won't miss the one for "Futurama." The show is making a triumphant return to Comic-Con now that it's on Comedy Central.
Certainly these panels have a lot to live up to considering the hype from prior panels, such as that early footage of "Iron Man" and the pandemonium over "Twilight." One reason they're so well remembered is that they practically came out of nowhere, so only time will tell if “Thor,” “Scott Pilgrim” and “Green Lantern” will still hold a special place in fans hearts when the Con is over.
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