Morgan Spurlock is a name which has become synonymous with great documentary filmmaking. He became a household name almost overnight with his 2004 debut, ‘Supersize Me’. Love him or hate him, there is no doubt that his personality shines through in each of his films. However, he doesn’t appear in a single frame of his latest offering, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Instead, he gives us an inside look at the world of Comic-Con International through the eyes of real attendees, who are every bit as captivating as the filmmaker himself! In this impressive piece of filmmaking, Spurlock gives audiences a look at the unique journeys of five attendees (an aspiring illustrator, a costume and creator designer, a long-time comic book dealer, a long-time amateur illustrator and a young fan hoping to propose to his girlfriend) who are attending the 2010 event. Throughout the film he injects lively interviews with Comic-Con veterans which include the legendary Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen and Eli Roth, just to name a few.
Unlike the film that we saw light the fuse on his still skyrocketing career, this film is not an investigative documentary where he serves as the narrator. However, Spurlock’s personality still shows through as the film shines a loving light on one of fandom’s largest events, its dedicated fans and their adventures and celebrates geek culture! Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon spoke with Morgan Spurlock about the casting process, the challenges involved, a potential spinoff and what is next up for him. Check out the video interview below!
Plot Synopsis: 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.
Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope hits VOD and LA theaters on Friday, April 6th. It will take New York by storm the following week and expand from there! Visit the official website for the film at www.comicconmovie.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/comicconmovie!
COMIC CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE Tour Dates
April 5th – Atlanta, Cobb Energy Center http://www.cobbenergycentre.com/
April 6th – Orlando, UCF Arena http://www.ucfarena.com/
April 7th – Miami Beach, The Fillmore Miami Beach http://fillmoremb.com/index
April 12th – Rochester, Rochester Dome Arena http://www.fairandexpocenter.org/
April 13th – Albany, Palace Theatre http://www.palacealbany.com/
April 14th – Philadelphia, Girard College http://www.girardcollege.edu/page.cfm
April 15th – Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre http://oakdale.com/index
April 19th – Cincinnati, Taft Theatre http://www.tafttheatre.org/
April 20th – Chicago, Rosemont Theatre http://www.rosemonttheatre.com/
April 22nd – Detroit, Fillmore Detroit http://thefillmoredetroit.com/index