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Bryce Loves Geeking Out At Comic-Con

“Terminator Salvation” star Bryce Dallas Howard felt right at home talking about the movie amid the mania of Comic-Con this week. “I walked the floor today! Oh, it was so much fun,” enthused the actress, who toured several booths at her second Con before duty pulled her away for interviews.

“I was actually really disappointed when I was here for ‘Spider-Man [3]’ that we didn’t have time in the schedule to walk the floor. I think Topher [Grace] came several hours earlier with his friends so he could do it. What’s so great about Comic-Con is it’s the fans — it’s people who have spent a significant amount of time invested in admiring the stories, admiring the heroism, the sci-fi aspects of these stories.

“These are the people I’m doing it for,” she said, looking over at the costumed crowd. “Because I’m one of them.”

‘Terminator Salvation’ Rocks Comic Con!

Today was the highly impressive panel for Terminator Salvation from Warner Bros. and I will say if the fans weren’t on board before they are now as director McG managed to turn this room from dead and quiet to raving loons. Along with McG, in attendance were stars Common, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood, Anton Yelchin and Sam Worthington.

They were also accompanied by the endoskeleton of a T-600 the Terminator model that will be featured in Terminator Salvation. He compared it to the first Mac’s and how large they were and then how much more compact and advanced they got through the years. So the T-600 is a much larger version than we have seen. McG referred to its creation in comparison to a Soviet tank.

Prior to introducing the footage McG addressed the rumor that the film would be PG-13. To get to the point he said, “I have been given the blessing to make the movie – just make the movie. If it’s rated R, it’s rated R.” The audience cheered the idea and personally McG has done a lot recently to impress me including addressing the issue of his name, saying how he also knows it can sound silly, but he revealed the history of his name. He didn’t need to do it, but when he did it pretty much gave the fanboys nothing more to argue about leaving the perception of the film up to the film itself.

Following his small introduction McG then revealed an expanded look at footage, which David has described for us below:

McG and friends are still out filming Terminator: Salvation in the desert, but for a reel of footage without any computer-effects, it was impressive. Lots of shit blows up real good. These guys must be scorching the desert out there. Also there seems to be a Gatling gun fetish in this flick. And that’s not a bad thing. All the stuff in the teaser was here, but there was definitely plenty of new stuff.
The footage opens with a crashed helicopter. Over the radio someone asks Christian Bale how many survivors, and he screams, “One!” Of course it’s an intense scream since Bale is an intense guy. There are desert vistas with dead terminators spread across the landscape. And then back to the explosions and gunfire involving Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin (the young Reese). There were no real close ups of terminators, other than destroyed ones. We get some in the background with glowing red eyes, a few few shadowy medium shots (and you can definitely tell these are older terminator models) and a terminator foot stomping human skulls.

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Independent Critics – “100 Most Beautiful Faces”

Bryce has been named #25 on Independent Critics list of “100 Most Beautiful Faces”- Click here to see the full list.