WARNING…THIS WILL BE AN EPIC BLOG!
As you know, we teased you guys unmercifully about a ‘July Surprise’ for a while…it was fun seeing the many guesses that you all made in reference as to what that ‘July Surprise’ just might be,…was it a new Tom Cruise film? Special project? Milestone? Special giveaway? Whaaaat could it beeeeee?!?!? (P.S., BTW, there might be another surprise for you guys found in this blog somewhere…;))
We thought for sure someone would put 2 and 2 together and figure it out but surprisingly, nobody, ok, 1 or 2 of you guessed that TOM would be showing up at his FIRST COMIC-CON EVER!
YES, THE FABLED, EPIC COMIC-CON AT THE SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER! THE HOME OF COMIC-BOOKS, FANTASY WORLDS, SUPER HEROES, SWORD AND SORCERY, UNBELIEVABLE COSTUMES, TV SHOWS AND MOVIES, MOVIES, MOVIES!
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For those of you who have never heard about Comic-Con…
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Here’s a taste of the Comic-Con main floor fun and insanity…
The ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Comic-Con Panel Team
Tom made the surprise visit to Comic-Con with EOT co-stars Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton, Director Doug Liman, writer Christopher McQuarrie, Producer Erwin Stoff and singer/comic/actor and Nerdist.com creator Chris Hardwick as panel moderator, to debut ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ footage to the Sci-fi and superhero hungry 7,000 strong crowd in Hall H! (Where all the movie studios display their clips…speaking of which, sorry, we can’t actually show you the EOT footage here as it’s debut was for Comic-Con only).
It was to be an AMAZING day,.. filled with the intensity of the of ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ footage, the surprise presence of Tom, Bill Paxton and ‘All You Need Is Kill’ author Hiroshi Sakurazaka, the deeply insightful character and film analysis moments AND the wildly unexpected moments during the EOT panel…how wildly unexpected you say? Well, how bout’ impromptu Stacee Jaxx duel-off wild…Huh? Just watch panel moderator Chris Hardwick duel Stacee Jaxx with Tom below and it will all make sense…
— Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) July 23, 2013
Ok, ok, enough teasing, here’s the COMPLETE ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ panel video for you, with timestamp info below…
— Maria (@namelikethesong) July 20, 2013
— Kristian W-Bennett (@KrisWB) July 20, 2013
Edge of Tomorrow looks awesome! #SDCC
— Emily M. (@Yokaputo) July 20, 2013
— Paul Shirey (@arcticninja) July 20, 2013
— Eric Walkuski (@ericwalkuski) July 20, 2013
— Kyle Wilson (@SpoonAZ) July 20, 2013
— Kyle Wilson (@SpoonAZ) July 20, 2013
— spellingwitch (@spellingwitch) July 20, 2013
— Nerd Reactor (@NerdReactor) July 20, 2013
— James Devereaux (@DukeofDevereaux) July 20, 2013
— Kristal Bailey (@kristal_bailey) July 20, 2013
The ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Footage Reveal and Panel Video Timeline
Panelist Introductions: (0:20)
Stacee Jaxx Duel/Duet: (1:14)
Edge Of Tomorrow talk:
- Doug Liman: (3:09)
- Emily Blunt: (4:26)
- Tom Cruise: (5:53)
Bill Paxton In The House! (7:32)
Edge Of Tomorrow talk 2:
- Tom & Erwin Stoff homage to Hiroshi Sakurazaka: (8:30)
- Tom on the suits, training, stunts & character: (8:58)
- Emily Blunt on the physical nature of the roles: (9:42)
- Bill Paxton on Colonial Marines, the role, the suits, ‘Game Over!’ & Chet! (10:03)
- Tom on ‘Bill Cage’: (11:28)
- Chris McQuarrie on adapting ‘All You Need Is Kill’: (12:34)
- Doug on what a great coward, Tom portrays: (13:11)
- Bill on the comedy in the film, his and Tom’s character: (13:39)
- Tom talks about the complexity of the story and ‘Bill Cage’: (13:47)
- Adam asks if the actors drew inspiration from outside sources: (15:45)
- Arturo asks if Tom drew on any past career characters for this role: (18:16)
- Masked man asks what the most challenging stunt was: (20:12)
Wrap up, goodbyes and Chris/Tom photo bombing: (22:48)
— KARIN PYRAK (@KPYRAK) July 20, 2013
Chris Hardwick then photobombed the ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ panel while they were having their picture taken, of course…
So Tom photobombs him back!
Tom Cruise photobombed me!!! Pic coming soon… #SDCC13
— Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) July 20, 2013
IMMEDIATELY after the panel, the entire onstage crew went directly to the Warner Bros. booth on the Comic-Con floor to sign autographs for the awesome fans in attendance…
— Tinnirik (@tinnirik) July 21, 2013
— Wild Theme (@WildTheme) July 21, 2013
— rachel (@rach_eva) July 20, 2013
— sindy g (@sindykg) July 20, 2013
— LeBron Jay (@jaycute9) July 20, 2013
— TomCruise.com (@TomCruise) July 20, 2013
And finally, after Emily and Tom had said their hello’s and goodbye’s to all the fans, they took a few last shots together…
The pics below are from the Warner Bros. Comic-Con ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ display…The exoskeleton with the red coloring is worn by ‘Rita Vrataski’ played by Emily Blunt, and the other exoskeleton with the yellow handles is worn by ‘Lt. Colonel Bill Cage,’ played by Tom Cruise…
— Geek Crusade (@geekcrusade) July 18, 2013
— RosesRRed (@renee_022575) July 18, 2013
What an amazing day it was! We’re so happy to be able to share it with you! ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ opens…whoa, WAIT A SECOND…we told you we had July surprisES plural, right?!?!?
Well….guess what? You don’t really think we’d go all the way to Comic-Con and not bring you back something do you?!?!?!?
Remember when Emily, Tom, Bill, Doug and Chris were signing the posters? Well we had em’ sign some for YOU GUYS!!!!
Details this week on how you can have a chance to grab em’!!!
Love and movies, #TeamTC
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