As I am trying to go to the San Diego Comic-Con this year to experience the last ever Twilight showcase (thank god), this film is just what I need to pseudo-experience what it is like. The SDCC has turned recently into a showcase for upcoming films, but at the root of it are the comics and the costumes. This is what Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope seems to focus on. The film is directed by Morgan Spurlock, but it is not your typical Morgan Spurlock documentary as he does not appear to include himself in the doc. In the trailer are interviews with Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, and Eric Roth. The film also focuses on some of the attendees.
“Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE- a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.”
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope is in theatres April 6, 2012.