Sunday, October 10, 2010
A very impressive amount of new footage was shown from Season 2 of V today at New York Comic Con – rather than simply show us a montage, or even a scene or two, we were treated to several long sequences from the new season.
A funny moment occurred when a fan apologized for her poor English, noting she was French and then added, 'The resistance kind of sucks, I think." Pearlman admitted, "four people a resistance does not make," but added, "That is something our little ragtag group realizes pretty early in the season." He said Season 2 will include "the globalization of the Fifth Column. That's where Oded Fehr's character comes into play. We'll go to several international locations and meet several Fifth Column cells around the world."
Badler said she was playing, "A very different Diana," than the one from the original. She described her as, "Older and wiser. She has more restraint." She said that should Diana get free from Anna's clutches, she certainly would have plans, noting, "The driving factor behind the queen is power and control of our race."
Now that Anna's felt her first human emotions, might she find herself loving a person? After joking, "Clearly, she's in love with Chad Decker," Baccarin said, I think that would be the next, interesting thing, is for Anna to fall in love. To feel a human, emotional connection to a human being – whether it be to a male or a child. To feel that sort of emotion. We'll see!"
Vandervoort said Lisa is "starting to figure out what she wants. What side she's on. It's a very mature Lisa this season." She also described a scene she had recently shot where something dramatic has happened to Lisa. "I wake up and don't know how to feel about it." Vandervoort then turned to Baccarin and laughed, "And you're sitting in a corner like a creepster!"
Pearlman promised that, starting with Anna's tail, more and more of what is truly underneath the Vs human skin will be revealed in Season 2, "And it's not going to be what you think it is." When he was asked if we should believe that every male and female V is actually the gender they appear to be, he replied, "We're going to learn something in the sixth or seventh episode of the season that has to do with gender."
So, will V finally do their version of the famous rat-eating moment made famous by Badler in the original? Said Baccarin, "Let's just say I had a really unpleasant day at work the other day." Said Pearlman, "We did have a rat on set one day. Morena came up to me and said, 'I was told it was going to be a mouse.'"
From New York Comic Con, Lee has announced that he's launching the new comic,"Stan Lee's 7," in which seven Earth-stranded aliens are befriended by their new leader, who turns out to be none other than...Stan Lee.
"It's fun doing something that hasn't been done before," Lee tells Comic Riffs. " 'The 7' will be the world's first 'reality' comic book!"
Lee says this comic book will feature real people in a setting of superheroes. The comic, which will have Web and TV components, is set to begin early next year as the first project from Stan Lee Comics.
At NYCC, Lee is also announcing that he and his company POW! Entertainment are working with MTV to launch a new digital-comic superhero series, "The Seekers."
Stan Lee and MTV will conduct a talent contest for an "undiscovered" writer and/or illustrator to join the "Seekers" creative team. (Lee, of course, was a judge this year for The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist" Contest.)
Viewers will be able to find the free comic series on the new MTV Geek website that launched this week.