Morgan Spurlock’s documentary recapping the 2010 Comic-Con will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, it’s being reported. The film — backed by a nerd pantheon of people like Stan Lee, Joss Whedon and Thomas Tull — was show at last year’s con and was expected to perhaps debut at this year’s, but Spurlock is going for a bigger film venue in TIFF.
The film follows seven attendees, and although the final line-up isn’t known, Chuck Rozanski has talked about how he was filmed for the movie (possibly breaking NDAs in the process.) Also, John Layman was seen being followed by a camera crew everywhere, and may appear in the final cut.
Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fans Hope
Morgan Spurlock, USA World Premiere
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. Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope explores this cultural phenomenon by following the lives of seven attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca. Includes interviews with Stan Lee, Josh Whedon, Frank Miller and Matt Groening.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.