Kapow plans secret sneek movie preview – could it be Thor?

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Could the Kapow convention team be planning an advance screening of Kenneth Branagh’s Thor film? They aren’t saying, but it’s one possible option for their just-announced sneak preview movie night.

The team behind next year’s upcoming Kapow convention next April continue to unveil their plans and the latest is MOVIE X – a special advance movie screening of an upcoming superhero movie.

While the actual movie has yet to be announced – it’s planned as a a secret, surprise screening that will be the finale to the show on Sunday 10th April 2011 – there are plenty of possibilities, including director Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, which opens 29th April in the UK.

The advance screening will be shown in a 500 seater auditorium in the London Business Design Centre with state of the art facilities.

Nobody will know what MOVIE X is until the lights go down, but organisers say fans of comic book cinema can rest assured they are in for a special treat. “Our only clue this year is that the movie features a solo superhero. Have fun guessing who he is!”

If not Thor, given this clue, it could be James Gunn’s Super, opening 1st April in the US, which has a kind of Kick-Ass vibe to the plot that might appeal to Mark Millar, one of the Kapow team.

A major coup would of course be a very advance screening of Green Lantern, set for a June release.

In addition to ‘MOVIE X’, the panels, signings, exclusive announcements and portfolio reviews, Kapow! visitors will also be able to enjoy the Comic Fans vs. Pros Game Show hosted by Jonathan Ross and The Stan Lee Awards. The guest list now includes Jonathan Ross, Frankie Boyle, Noel Clarke and Stewart Lee who all write for Titan’s CLiNT, plus A-list UK and US comic  creators such as John Romita Jr., Dave Gibbons, Mark Millar, Leinil  Yu, Paul Cornell and Andy Diggle.

• The full movie and TV line up will be announced on Kapow! on 14th February. Tickets for Kapow! are available in advance only, and can be purchased at www.kapowcomiccon.com. Tickets will not be available on the door.

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2 replies

  1. The ECBT2000AD podcast interview with Keith Richardson suggests there is the possibility of some Dredd film footage for the SFX Weekender but if that doesn’t come off then some might pop up at Kapow – you’ve previously announced a Dredd film presence there already, so if there is footage to show I’m sure they’ll be letting people have a taster of that too.

  2. Cheers for that. The team behind the event say it is a superhero in their release, though, so I suspect it’s going to be one of the US offerings. Anyone describing Judge Dredd as a superhero needs shooting, IMHO…

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