The Establishing Shot: Only 9 Days till Kapow! We have lots of updates!


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Thursday, May 10, 2012

KAPOW! Comic ConWith only 9 days till  KAPOW! Comic Con 2012 kicks off on Sat 19 May - we bring you  lots of updates. Sadly none of our updates include the words DREDD or Prometheus (yet) - Sir Ridley was rumoured to be checking out Kapow! Last year for Prometheus as were Nick Frost and Noel Clarke. Both Frost and Clarke have now confirmed they'll be at Kapow! As well as other exciting updates including: Gareth Evans, Writer And Director of ‘The Raid’, Invades Kapow!, Momentum Pictures Presents ‘Red Tails’ And Exclusive Glimpses Of ‘Red Lights’, ‘House At The End Of The Street’, ‘Lawless’ And More Q&A With David Oyelowo, Star Of ‘Red Tails’!! Batman: Arkham City Creators Talk Live At Kapow! IGN And Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Bring The Creative Team Batman: Arkham City To Kapow!, Kapow! Kick-Off The Movie & Tv Announcements With…‘An Audience With Nick Frost’ Spaced  -  Shaun Of The Dead  -  Hot Fuzz  -  Paul  -  Attack The Block    Tintin  -  Snow White And The Huntsman, Noel Clarke Presents Storage 24 At Kapow! With Director Johannes Roberts, Dc Entertainment To Showcase “Before Watchmen,” Dc Comics-The New 52 And Vertigo At Kapow!, Kapow! Teams Up With Total Film, SFX And Comic Heroes, Jimmy Carr Interviews Frankie Boyle Boyle On Geek Culture  - Live At Kapow! London and Kapow! Hosts Lucha Libre Wrestling Extravaganza. So with out further ado here are the latest KAPOW! Comic Con 2012 updates:


GARETH EVANS, WRITER AND DIRECTOR OF ‘THE RAID’, INVADES KAPOW!
As The Raid invades cinemas from Friday 18th May, Kapow! is delighted to welcome writer and director Gareth Evans, who will be taking part in the Momentum Pictures Showcase panel on Saturday 19th and appearing on the Total Film stage. You can read our review of The Raid right here!

The Raid, which has already been receiving glowing advanced reviews, follows a doomed SWAT team who become trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. The Raid will be just one of several upcoming titles within the Momentum Showcase showing exclusive footage.

Video:The Establishing Shot: The Raid UK Exclusive Trailer The Raid: Redemption

The Momentum Pictures Lounge, based in the Ground Floor area of the venue, will also be open throughout the weekend and showing footage, so come along and take the weight off your feet. Plus check your goodie bags for some fantastic posters!

In addition to comic-book panels with Marvel, DC, Image and Millarworld, other events taking place include An Audience with Nick Frost, Noel Clarke Q&A with exclusive footage from Storage 24, the creative team behind Batman: Arkham City from Rocksteady Studios, two of Britain’s biggest comedians as Jimmy Carr interviews Frankie Boyle live about his love of geek culture plus the much loved TV personality and comic-book writer Jonathan Ross talking America’s Got Powers.

Live interviews with huge film, TV and comic stars will be taking place all weekend at the Total Film, SFX and Comic Heroes stage plus the massive cosplay competition.


MOMENTUM PICTURES PRESENTS ‘RED TAILS’ AND EXCLUSIVE GLIMPSES OF ‘RED LIGHTS’, ‘HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET’, ‘LAWLESS’ AND MORE
Q&A WITH DAVID OYELOWO, STAR OF ‘RED TAILS’!!
The Momentum Pictures Showcase panel on Saturday 19th will include David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Spooks) star of George Lucas’ produced World War II drama ‘Red Tails’ introducing exclusive footage from the highly anticipated movie.

Footage from the thriller ‘Red Lights’ starring Cillian Murphy, Robert DeNiro and Sigourney Weaver, ‘House at the End of the Street’ starring Hollywood’s latest hot property Jennifer Lawrence and more will also be unveiled. The panel will also include a Q&A with the writer and director of The Raid, Gareth Evans.

The Momentum Pictures Lounge, based in the Ground Floor area of the venue, will also be open throughout the weekend and showing footage, so come along and take the weight off your feet. Plus check your goodie bags for some fantastic posters!

In addition to comic-book panels with Marvel, DC, Image and Millarworld, other events taking place include An Audience with Nick Frost,  Noel Clarke Q&A with exclusive footage from Storage 24, the creative team behind Batman: Arkham City from Rocksteady Studios,  two of Britain’s biggest comedians as Jimmy Carr interviews Frankie Boyle live about his love of geek culture plus the much loved TV personality and comic-book writer Jonathan Ross talking America’s Got Powers.


BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY CREATORS TALK LIVE AT KAPOW! 
IGN AND WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT BRING THE CREATIVE TEAM BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY TO KAPOW!

Rocksteady Studios panel discuss the genre-defining comic book game

Video: Batman: Arkham City - Launch Trailer

IGN - the UK’s largest video games and entertainment website, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring Batman to London’s KAPOW! Comic Convention, as game developer Rocksteady Studios discusses the story behind its multi-award winning videogame of 2011, Batman: Arkham City.  The panel will take place on 19 May.

Rocksteady’s four senior creatives will discuss the making of Batman: Arkham City in conversation with IGN’s UK Editor-in-Chief, Alex Simmons.  Fans attending the panel will hear first-hand from Game Director Sefton Hill and key members of the team, including Lead Narrative Designer Paul Crocker, Audio Director Nick Arundel and Art Director David Hego.

The hour-long session will give insight into how Rocksteady approached creating a game for the much-loved comic book icon and making a game worthy of the Batman legend.

This year’s KAPOW! Comic Convention takes place on the weekend of May 19th and 20th at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London. In addition to comic-book panels with Marvel, DC, Image and Millarworld, announced events taking place so far include An Audience with Nick Frost, Noel Clarke Q&A with exclusive footage from Storage 24, plus two of Britain’s biggest comedians, Jimmy Carr and Frankie Boyle will also be appearing as will much loved TV personality and comic-book writer Jonathan Ross.

Live interviews with huge film, TV and comic stars will be taking place all weekend at the Total Film, SFX and Comic Heroes stage plus a massive cosplay competition with an exclusive must-have prize.

Alex Simmons, UK Editor-in-Chief, IGN, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Rocksteady and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring this special panel to KAPOW!  Gamers and comic fans have embraced Batman: Arkham City and this is a very rare glimpse into the story behind this genre defining game.”


KAPOW! KICK-OFF THE MOVIE & TV ANNOUNCEMENTS WITH…‘AN AUDIENCE WITH NICK FROST’

SPACED  -  SHAUN OF THE DEAD  -  HOT FUZZ  -  PAUL  -  ATTACK THE BLOCK    TINTIN  -  SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

Nick Frost will be taking part in a Career Q&A at Kapow! (www.kapowcomicconvention.com) on 19 May at the London Business Design Centre. As the first in our series of major film and TV announcements which will be made over the coming days in the lead up to the event, so keep your eyes peeled and your ears open.
Nick, who has starred in many beloved classics including Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead and Paul, will be chatting about his incredible career so far and his future plans, so come along to Kapow!, and ask Nick your burning questions.
   
KAPOW! COMIC CONVENTION taking place on 19 and 20 May, is dedicated to comic-books and the films and TV shows they inspire.  Visitors are amongst the first in the world to get an exclusive sneak peek at upcoming comics, movie blockbusters and hit TV shows from the biggest publishers and studios in the world. With panels, interviews, announcements and signings from A-list names taking place throughout the weekend.

Announced events so far include two of Britain’s biggest comedians, as Jimmy Carr interviews Frankie Boyle live about his love of geek culture, TV personality Jonathan Ross and legendary comic-book artist Bryan Hitch talking about their latest co-creation ‘America’s Got Powers’. Comic-book guests include Marvel’s Joe Quesada (Chief Creative Officer) and DC’s Dan DiDio (co-publisher), the first time the big two have attended a UK convention in almost two decades. Plus Warren Ellis (Planetary), Scott Snyder (Batman), Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Spider-Man), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Frank Quitely (Batman), Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and many more will be signing autographs, speaking on panels and giving exclusive previews of upcoming works.

Live interviews with the stars will be taking place all weekend at the Total Film, SFX and Comic Heroes stage plus a massive cosplay competition with an exclusive must-have prize.



NOEL CLARKE PRESENTS STORAGE 24 AT KAPOW! WITH DIRECTOR JOHANNES ROBERTS 
Storage 24 sees London in chaos after a military plane crashes leaving highly sensitive cargo crashes strewn across the city. Blissfully unaware of the situation outside Charlie (Noel Clarke) and Shelley (Antonia Campbell–Hughes), accompanied by friends Mark (Colin O‘Donoghue) and Nikki (Laura Haddock), are at Storage 24 dividing up their possessions after a recent break–up. When the power suddenly goes off, they find themselves trapped in a dark maze of endless corridors, with a mystery predator hunting them down one by one. In a place designed to keep things in, how do you get out?

Video: STORAGE 24 - UK Trailer - Noel Clarke - 29 June

This sci-fi horror is out in cinemas nationwide from 29th June.

Announced events so far include An Audience with Nick Frost, Jimmy Carr interviewing Frankie Boyle live about his love of geek culture, TV personality Jonathan Ross and legendary comic-book artist Bryan Hitch talking about their latest co-creation ‘America’s Got Powers’. Comic-book guests include Marvel’s Joe Quesada (Chief Creative Officer) and DC’s Dan DiDio (co-publisher), the first time the big two have attended a UK convention in almost two decades. Plus Warren Ellis (Planetary), Scott Snyder (Batman), Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Spider-Man), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Frank Quitely (Batman), Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and many more will be signing autographs, speaking on panels and giving exclusive previews of upcoming works.

Live interviews with the stars will be taking place all weekend at the Total Film, SFX and Comic Heroes stage plus a massive cosplay competition with an exclusive must-have prize.


DC ENTERTAINMENT TO SHOWCASE “BEFORE WATCHMEN,” DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 AND VERTIGO AT KAPOW!

Leading Entertainment Company Will Bring Top Executives and Talent to UK Convention

DC Entertainment announced its plans today to bring some of the company’s top executives and creators to Kapow! to discuss the year’s highly anticipated BEFORE WATCHMEN comic book event, the record-breaking initiative that took the industry by storm this past September, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, and the four new series from acclaimed adult imprint, Vertigo. On hand to discuss all things DC Entertainment will be Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, Vertigo Senior Editor and BEFORE WATCHMEN series editor, Will Dennis, Senior Vice President of Sales Bob Wayne, and a roster of major talent including Scott Snyder, Peter Milligan, Paul Cornell and Ian Churchill. This event, which takes place May 19-20, will be occurring only a small number of weeks before the release of the inaugural issues of BEFORE WATCHMEN on June 2nd.

DC ALL ACCESS - SPECIAL EDITION
Panelists: Dan DiDio, Bob Wayne, Will Dennis, Scott Snyder, Peter Milligan, Paul Cornell
Don’t miss this panel about the sure-to-be most talked about project of 2012, BEFORE WATCHMEN! Join DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, Editor Will Dennis, and Senior Vice President of Sales Bob Wayne as they talk about this next game-changing event. They’ll also join writers Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE), Peter Milligan (HELLBLAZER) and Paul Cornell (SAUCER COUNTRY) to share the latest news on all your favorite Vertigo titles and discuss details about the new wave of Vertigo! No comics fan will want to miss this!

Video: DC Comics The New 52 extended Trailer

DC COMICS – THE NEW 52
Panelists: Dan DiDio, Bob Wayne, Scott Snyder, Peter Milligan, Paul Cornell, Ian Churchill
DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 is the industry’s most talked about industry-shattering event of the last year.  Although the landscape has changed, we’re not done making news!  Come by and be a part of history as DCE Co-Publisher Dan DiDio and Senior Vice President of Sales Bob Wayne discuss the books that are shaping the dawn of this new era along with some of the major talent writing and illustrating these titles, including Scott Snyder (BATMAN, SWAMP THING), Peter Milligan (RED LANTERNS), Paul Cornell (STORMWATCH) and Ian Churchill (THE RAVAGERS).

DAN DIDIO was named Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment alongside Jim Lee in February 2010. This announcement coincided with the naming of DC Entertainment’s executive team.

Previously to being named Co-Publisher, DiDio served as Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, overseeing the editorial department for the DC Universe line of comic book titles. As the DC Universe Executive Editor, DiDio charted the ongoing adventures of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash and scores of heroes and villains; he also worked to develop new titles with the industry’s premier writers and artists.

At DC Entertainment, DiDio has spearheaded such bestselling projects as BLACKEST NIGHT, GREEN LANTERN, IDENTITY CRISIS, ALL STAR SUPERMAN, ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER and 52.

Before joining DCE in January 2002, DiDio was with the computer animation company Mainframe Entertainment where he served as freelance story editor and scriptwriter for the television series Reboot and War Planets.  Later he became its Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, overseeing the development, distribution, marketing, and promotion as well as merchandising and licensing of all Mainframe's television properties. Among the television projects he developed were Weird-Ohs, Beast Machines, Black Bull's Gatecrasher and Jill Thompson's Scary Godmother.  He began his television career in 1981 at CBS, where he worked at a variety of positions before moving to Capital Cities/ABC in 1985.  At ABC, DiDio served as Public Relations Manager for the three New York-based daytime dramas, then moved to Los Angeles to become Executive Director of Children's Programming.  In this post, he was responsible for Saturday morning programs and After School Specials and served as Program Executive on such series as Tales from the Cryptkeeper, Hypernauts, Madeline, Dumb and Dumber, and Reboot.



KAPOW! TEAMS UP WITH TOTAL FILM, SFX AND COMIC HEROES
KAPOW! COMIC CONVENTION is once again hosting the annual Stan Lee Awards on Saturday 19th May, and the list of nominations is now in! Compiled by a variety of expert judges from the world of comics, movies, TV, gaming, publishing and entertainment – the shortlist of nominations is now open to public vote at http://www.kapowcomicconvention.com/awards 

KAPOW! is taking place at the London Business Design Centre on 19th & 20th May 2012, and visitors will be amongst the first in the world to get an exclusive look at various upcoming comics, movie blockbusters and hit TV shows from the biggest publishers and studios in the world.

Stan Lee is honoured to have these awards in his name explaining “this is a fantastic platform to reward the cream of comic book talent for all their creativity and imagination”.

This year Spider-Man, Daredevil, Batman and Wonder Woman battle it out for the Best Comic Hero award, Sara Pichelli is up for two awards Best Newcomer and Best Artist, and Best Film looks set to be close contest between Captain America, Thor, X-Men: First Class and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Walking Dead is up for Best TV Show again this year, can they win this prestigious award two years running?

The full list of nominations is now live on the Kapow! website http://www.kapowcomicconvention.com/awards and voting will close on Thursday 12th April 2012.

The announced comic guest list is unrivalled, and includes many creators who haven’t attended UK conventions in almost 20 years. Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, will be taking part in panels and a signing, plus portfolios reviews with Marvel’s talent scout C.B. Cebulski. Frankie Boyle and Jimmy Carr, who both contribute to UK news stand magazine CLiNT, will be doing a Q&A. Warren Ellis (The Authority, Planetary), Frank Quitely (Batman), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Olivier Coipel (The Mighty Thor), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates, The Authority), Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Civil War) and many, many more will all be signing autographs, speaking on panels and giving exclusive previews of upcoming works.

THE STAN LEE AWARD JUDGES
This year the judging panel includes Jeffrey Renaud and Brain Cronin from CBR, artist Klaus Janson, director James Gunn, Josh Wilding from Comic Book Movie, Adrian Hieatt from AICN, Iron Man screenwriter Drew Pearce, lettering legend John Workman, Lev Grossman from Time Magazine, John Mosby from Impact magazine, former Marvel and DC editor Jenny Lee, comic journalists Jill Pantozzi, Chris Arrant, Ryan Lindsay and Emma Jeffers, former Atomic Comics owner Mike Malve, Richard George from IGN, film and music journalist Billy Chainsaw, geek journalist Rick Marshall and Simon Brew from Den of Geek.


JIMMY CARR INTERVIEWS FRANKIE BOYLE BOYLE ON GEEK CULTURE  - LIVE AT KAPOW! LONDON
Kapow! is the UK's A-list comic-book and comic-book movie festival taking place at Business Design Centre, London on 19th & 20th May 2012 – www.kapowcomicconvention.com. The biggest names in comic books, television and movies are coming from all over the world for this show as Marvel, DC, 2000AD and all the big Hollywood studios and television production companies show us their wares for the next 12 months.

One not-to-be-missed event at the show is the CLINT MAGAZINE panel on Sunday 20th May where comedian and writer Frankie Boyle will be interviewed by the brilliant Jimmy Carr about everything from his love of comic books, his plans for his next comic-book series to his love of genre fiction and movies.

Clint magazine is the brain-child of Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar and has featured comic strips from Jonathan Ross, Ian Rankin, Jimmy Carr and Frankie Boyle in the eighteen months since its release as well as the likes of Kick-Ass 2 and all the other regular comic-book strips like Turf and Nemesis.


KAPOW! HOSTS LUCHA LIBRE WRESTLING EXTRAVAGANZA

The sensational award-winning Lucha Britannia wrestlers are performing live throughout the weekend at Kapow! Comic Convention, which takes place on 19th & 20th May at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London www.kapowcomicconvention.com

Lucha Britannia, who have appeared at Glastonbury, Download, Reading, Leeds and The Brit Awards, features the high flying excitement and daredevil thrills of masked Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling.  These larger than life characters, put on the most bizarre, surreal and utterly hilarious show, in the closest thing you will ever get to watching real life Superheroes taking on Supervillains. Who knows, you may even see a face or two you recognise in the ring?!

Garry Vanderhorne, director of Lucha Britannia, “I am so excited to be bringing the team down to Kapow!, I actually tried to come along last year as I’m a big fan of comics, but the event had totally sold out. The show we are putting together is going to be completely unique to Kapow! and guarantees to be a huge crowd pleaser.”

Visitors to Kapow! will be amongst the first in the world to get an exclusive look at upcoming comics, movie blockbusters and hit TV shows from the biggest publishers and studios in the world. Kapow! is scheduled to announce the film and TV line up on 3rd May, but announced events so far include:
- Jimmy Carr interviewing Frankie Boyle live on stage to talk about his love of comics and geek culture
- Artist portfolio reviews with Marvel, DC, 2000AD and Clint
- 2000AD Mastermind where super-fans will compete to edit an issue of 2000AD office and be Tharg for a day
- Panels and announcements from A-list comic-book names throughout the weekend including Joe Quesada,  Warren Ellis, Scott Snyder, Mark Millar, Sara Pichelli, Dave Gibbons, Frank Quitely, Bryan Hitch, Olivier Coipel plus over 40 more top creators
- Nacho Vigalondo talks the Supercrooks movie
- Win lunch with Marvel Boss Joe Quesada

Tickets for Kapow! are only available in advance and through the website ww.kapowcomicconvention.com.

Tickets for Kapow! 2011 sold out ahead of the event, so get your tickets now.


Kapow!, which takes place on 19th & 20th May at the Business Design Centre in Islington brings the US convention experience to the UK. With an unrivalled guest list of over 50 comic-book stars and previews from this summer’s blockbusters plus movie gossip this is one event not to miss.

For a taste of what to expect at KAPOW! Comic Con 2012 here are my 10 most viewed photos from KAPOW! 2011 : http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2011/08/10-most-popular-pics-from-kapow-comic.html


THE ESTABLISHING SHOT: ONLY 9 DAYS TILL KAPOW! WE HAVE LOTS OF UPDATES!

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