A tidal wave of exciting entertainment stories continues to bombard attendees of this year’s SDCC. Yesterday in Hall H, Paramount Pictures rolled out more news about its film releases in the coming months. Fans of those anthropomorphic sea dwellers of Bikini Bottom rejoiced as Spongebob Squarepants himself, Tom Kenny, shared footage from Spongebob: Sponge Out of Water, which will hit theaters next February. A picture released by Paramount showed Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs decked out in superheroic garb of derring-do.
In other movie news that’s tacitly related to water, Clark Duke, who recently starred in season 9 of NBC’s The Office, was accompanied by a couple of ladies to debut the red band trailer for Hot Time Machine 2 (which I would be more inclined to watch if it was subtitled Electric Boogaloo). The film, which will premiere nationwide this Christmas, centers on the same group of best-friend time travelers who go forward in time to save the life (and penis) of Lou, played once again by Rob Corddry (The Daily Show, Community, Childrens Hospital). Noticeably absent is John Cusack and his character Adam Yates. I can only assume Cusack that is too busy filming The Raven 2. (That’s just a joke, Hollywood. Please don’t make that sequel.) However, other fine actors have stepped up to the plate to fill that void, including Gillian Jacobs (making her the third Community alum in the movie along with Corddry and a returning Chevy Chase). Also making his Hot Tub debut is Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, The Greatest Event in Television History) as the son of John Cusack’s character from the first film.
As for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Megan Fox (the Transformers franchise, Jennifer’s Body), director Jonathan Liebesman, and producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form treated (?) the audience to new footage of the anticipated(ish) film, set to hit theaters two weeks from today. (I need to rewatch the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in preparation. Corey Feldman 4 EVA!)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has hinted recently that he might be stepping into the role of Shazam in a DC feature film, invited everyone in Hall H to an early screening of Hercules that night.
The biggest response from the crowd came when Batman godfather himself, Christopher Nolan, and Mr. All-Right All-Right, Matthew McConnaughey (True Detective, The Wolf of Wall Street), debuted footage from Interstellar, which premieres this November. Of note is that Nolan, who will executive produce 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, has never before appeared at Comic-Con.
Stay tuned to FreakSugar for more news coming out of this year’s Comic-Con!