As previously noted in this blog, San Diego Comic-Con dropped multiple pop culture news-bombs on us over the past four days. Even if you buy into the New York Times’s assertion that the theme this year was how much Hollywood now fears the Con’s geek masses — wait, wasn’t that the theme last year? — plenty of significant things happened.
Peter Jackson showed footage from “The Hobbit.” Matt Damon came to promote the sci-fi thriller “Elysium” — the footage for which was met with “measured enthusiasm,” according to Entertainment Weekly — and wore glasses that made him look like the most handsome nerd in San Diego. Actually, no. He just looked handsome.
Marvel confirmed that “Thor 2” is officially called “Thor: The Dark World” and the second “Captain America” is dubbed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” titles we probably won’t have to say too often until closer to 2014, when both sequels arrive. “Walking Dead” provided a sneak peek at next season’s zombie kills. We found out some mostly inconsequential stuff about “Glee’s” fourth season.
Look, I could go on and on like this. But instead I’ll get right to what’s important: watching Robert Downey Jr. doing the ‘ol “Iron Man 3” entrance strut. So let’s proceed to the video clip and pretend we were there when it happened.
During Marvel’s panel on “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: Something About a Soldier That I’ve Already Forgotten but It’s Written Up There So Scroll Up and Re-read” and a bunch of other stuff, Downey made a grand entrance through the crowd jammed into the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall H. As a result of this incident, some YouTube commenters are apparently convinced that Downey has officially turned into Tony Stark and that Comic-Con was actually a Stark Enterprises Expo.
Which, based on this footage, is a valid assumption to make. Anyway, watch, enjoy and take a few notes, just in case you have to give a crowd-pleasing entrance at a future San Diego Comic-Con. Whatever. It could happen.