Comic-Con attendees dazzled by 'Tron,' 'Harry Potter,' and 'Avengers' teasers
Comic-Con, the sci-fi and fantasy themed convention in San Diego, was a four-day extravaganza of light cycles, wizards, and superheroes.
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San Diego's annual pop-culture convention wrapped up Sunday after four days of comic books, costumes, celebrity appearances and TV and movie previews.
More than 120,000 fans attended the sold-out event at the San Diego Convention Center. They came for the toys and collectibles, the people-watching and a chance to see early footage from anticipated films.
"I was just focusing on 'Tron,'" said Michael Faustino, 28, who has been coming to Comic-Con since 2004. He also picked up some Tron and G.I. Joe toys.
The filmmakers and cast of "Tron: Legacy" showed footage from the film Thursday to some 6,000 fans. Stars Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Bruce Boxleitner, Garrett Hedlund, director Joe Kosinski and creator Steven Lisberger answered fan questions and presented a never-before-seen clip in 3-D. "Tron: Legacy" hits theaters in December.
The penultimate installment in the "Harry Potter" movie series also drew big crowds. Star Tom Felton offered fans a first look at part one of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," due in theaters in November.