The fine folks at _ were kind enough to allow me to partake in the New York Comic Con’s panel for The Last Witch Hunter and I have to admit that it was one of the most enjoyable panels I’ve ever attended! Now let’s make one thing clear: Panel’s are little more than an opportunity for film makers to show off sizzle reel for upcoming movies. The great part about panels is the opportunity for fans to ask questions directly to those same film makers and get honest and genuine responses!
At the panel to promote the film were:
Moderator: Josh Horowitz
Director: Breck Eisner
Actors: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood
A few highlights are:
- Vin confirmed that F. Gary Gray has been hired to direct the Fast and Furious 8
- Vin mentioned that David Twohy has pitched him an idea for a follow up Riddick movie
- Vin mentioned that there has been discussion about a sequel to The Last Witch Hunter
- (Yes, a lot of questions were aimed at Vin)
- Elijah Wood has pitched to join the cast of Fast and Furious (this one MAY have been a joke)
- There are more threats than just Witches in the world of TLW
- Vin Diesel is an avid Dungeons and Dragons fan
- Vin Diesel’s D&D character was named Melkhor and was snatched straight from Tolkien’s Simarillion
- The flaming sword in the movie was actually on fire and threatened to set Vin on fire
- Vin said “I am Groot” for the crowd, except in a high pitched chibi tone
- Rose gave the crowd a rousing “YOU KNOW NOTHING JON SNOW”.
I even got to ask a question! Directly to the cast and I kept it pretty much related to the actual film they were there to promote!
I asked how Breck Eisner got involved with the film since I haven’t personally seen anything from the director since 2010’s The Crazies.
Breck was happy to answer! Breck, Elijah, and Rose honestly seemed a little bored on stage as everyone aimed their questions toward Vin. We can thank screen writer Cory Goodman for resurrecting the undead director and giving him a great opportunity to get involved with Vin Diesel and the Last Witch Hunter. Cory last worked on the 2011 film Priest and I think he and Breck would make a great combination for film. I personally think that this will be a great chance for the underrated director. I pretty much rate him right above Paul W.S. Anderson and right under Michael Bay in terms of style.
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