Sunday, April 27, 2014

20th Century Fox Panel at Wondercon 2014

At Wondercon this year, we were given an opportunity to attend the 20th Century Fox press panel. Originally the press panel was slated to have How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Maze Runner and X-Men. Bryan Singer was not present for X-Men.

During the How to Train Your Dragon 2 it is clear that Jay Baruchel takes great pride in playing Hiccup, the awkward Viking teenager. How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes out in theaters June 13th. 

Writer/Director: Dean Deblois and actor Jay Baruchel
Take a look at the first five minutes of the film below.

The next movie present at the 20th Century Fox panel was Dawn of the Planet of the Apes set to release July 11th. The movie takes place 15 years after the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Caesar (Andy Serkis) is leading the genetically evolved apes while humans have died because of the virus unleashed during Rise. 

Listen to the audio of the panel here. 

Director Matt Reeves
 "At the end of the day, the heart of the story, and the heart of everything we are doing, comes down to these guys and it all comes down to performances that have that kind of emotional authenticity that we can get working with great actors."
- Director Matt Reeves about the performances of the actors on Dawn
Andy Serkis plays Caeser
Gary Oldman plays Dreyfus
Keri Russell as Ellie

The final movie in the Fox panel was The Maze Runner. Based on the book series by James Dashner. In this post-apocolyptic adventure, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) has no recollection of his past except his name and wakes up trapped in an elaborate maze. The Maze Runner opens in theaters on September 19th.

List to the audio of the panel here.

Writer James Dashner
Actor Dylan O'Brien
Actor Will Poulter
Director Wes Ball
"As an actor, it's a role you absolutely would kill for.
It's the unsung hero... ordinary person in extraordinary situations."
- Dylan O'Brien on his role as Thomas in The Maze Runner

Dylan O'Brien and Will Poulter

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