11 Most Iconic Comic-Con Moments: From The Avengers to Twilight Taking Over!

With Comic-Con beginning in just days and Movie Fanatic heading to San Diego to bring our readers every little bit of news, footage, trailers, interviews and anything else we can dig up — we decided to look back and let you know what have been the biggest Comic-Con moments in the fest’s decades-long history. 

Watch 300 online and that movie’s famous debut was one of our 11 moments that shook San Diego like a Southern California earthquake. 

When Christopher Nolan announced that the Joker would be his villain for the movie that can be seen when you watch The Dark Knight online, Jokers being everywhere in 2007 is another moment that makes our list!

And although Star Wars quotes are some of the most famous in the history of film, would you believe that a 1976 presentation at Comic-Con was to a room that was only half full?!

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Watch Five Minutes of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ In New Extended Clip

Remember how we got to see 17 minutes of Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ out in theaters next week? While we could only show you a few snippets of what we saw at the time, a new five-minute clip from the film debuted online that reveals more from that IMAX sneak peek.

We’ve already detailed much of what was screened at the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: An IMAX 3D First Look,’ but now you too can enter The Kyln, the high-security prison in which the Guardians are confined after being picked up by the Nova Corps (think S.H.I.E.L.D. but in outer space). And, yup, that’s John C. Reilly all suited up to impose some intergalactic justice.

Marvel’s new team of superheroes didn’t start out heroic, and what’s great about this ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ extended clip is that it showcases these characters’ personalities and how they all came together. Chris Pratt is as hilarious as he comes across as Star-Lord/Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana‘s Gamora has some secrets up her sleeve (and she’s got ties to Thanos!), Dave Bautista‘s Drax is obsessed with vengeance, while Bradley Cooper‘s Rocket and Vin Diesel‘s Groot are the heart and soul of the group.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ hits theaters on August 1.

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Poster Hangs Tough

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We’re just a couple of weeks out from the release of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ and we know we’re going to be seeing a whole lot of those green dudes this week at Comic-Con 2014. Until then, feast your eyes upon the latest poster for the heroes on a half shell, which looks pretty darn tough.

You can check out the newest poster for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ below, which features the heroes looking very much ready to kick some major villain butt. We know they’re teenagers, but maybe don’t cross them unless you want a nunchuck to the face.

The new film, directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay, takes a bit of a more action-packed and edgier approach (obviously) to the story of four mutant fighters who must go up against a nefarious kingpin (Shredder, of course) to save their city. ‘TMNT’ stars Megan Fox as April O’Neil, William Fichtner as Shredder, and Tony Shalhoub as the voice of the Turtles’ wise mutant-rat sensei Splinter. Voicing the Turtles themselves are Johnny Knoxville, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, and Jeremy Howard. As a bonus, the cast is rounded out by Will Arnett and Whoopi Goldberg. Whoopi!

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Sabotage Exclusive Giveaway: Win Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Latest Blu-Ray!

Since returning to Hollywood, Arnold Schwarzenegger has chosen quite wisely when it comes to his film roles. Further proof of that is his latest, Sabotage. While we wait for the late summer release of The Expendables 3, we’ve got a chance for two of our readers to score a copy of the Blu-Ray for Sabotage.

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As teased in our Sabotage exclusive trailer, Schwarzenegger stars as the leader of an elite DEA group that has crossed the globe putting the worst of the worst behind bars. After a huge drug bust that is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, he and his team may have just pissed off the wrong drug lord.

They start dying, one-by-one, and Schwarzenegger has to figure out who is behind it before they are all dead.

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The Expendables 3 Get Colorful With Comic-Con Posters!

The Expendables 3 is heading to Comic-Con and to celebrate Sylvester Stallone and his crew making it to San Diego, Lionsgate has released a fantastic series of new (colorful) character posters!

As teased in The Expendables 3 trailer, Stallone has brought back some veterans of previous movies, including Dolph Lungren, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

But this time out, this crew has added some new blood, including Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz and Kelsey Grammer. We even have UFC champ Ronda Rousey, introduced in this The Expendables 3 TV spot!

And we all know they’re all a bunch of colorful cats, so how fitting that these vibrant posters premiere.

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Lucy

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To celebrate the release of “Lucy” on July 24, Moviehole in association with Universal Pictures have 5 double in-season passes up for grabs!

Writer/Director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, he directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Also starring Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Lucy is In Cinemas July 31.

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Rob Reiner Explains Why There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Rob Reiner Movie’

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“It’s a product of a very, very confused, twisted mind,” jokes Rob Reiner when he’s asked why it’s so hard to peg him as a filmmaker. When you hear the name Martin Scorsese associated with a film (whom Reiner worked with in last year’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘), there’s a fairly clear picture of what the tone of that movie might be like. But, with Reiner, it’s almost impossible. This is the man who directed ‘This is Spinal Tap,’ ‘Stand By Me,’ The Princess Bride,’ ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘A Few Good Men’ — some of the most beloved films ever made, and films that couldn’t be more different.

Well, that’s not entirely true, at least if you listen to Reiner’s explanation (which has a lot to do with relationships, particularly fathers and sons, emulating his relationship with his own father, the legendary Carl Reiner). We took four separate swaths of Reiner’s career, and the filmmaker went on to explain what his mindset was as he went from, say, ‘The Princess Bride’ to ‘When Harry Met Sally’ to ‘Misery.’ Culminating with his last few films, including his most recent, ‘And So It Goes’ — starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, both burying their personal baggage to find love later in life — which all do have death as a recurring theme. Here is Reiner in his own words:

‘This is Spinal Tap’ → ‘The Sure Thing’ → ‘Stand By Me’

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