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'Cowboys & Aliens' brings its premiere to the fans at Comic-Con

Daniel Craig at "Cowboys & Aliens" premiere

Last year, Jon Favreau had to pull out the shackles to drag newbie Harrison Ford to Comic-Con International to present a sneak peek at "Cowboys & Aliens," a little movie they were doing with Daniel Craig.

This summer, no hardware was apparent (Ford even dragged along a date, wife Calista Flockhart) as  "Cowboys & Aliens" saw its world premiere Saturday in conjunction with the 2011 incarnation of the fan fest.

"Cowboys & Aliens" premiere pictures

It was the first world premiere to be held in the event's 42 years — and there was a reason for that.

"That's where it all started, and I want to give back," Favreau told Hero Complex in June, referring to Comic-Con and the fans there. "They should have the opportunity to see it first."

Craig, Ford and Favreau were joined at the San Diego Civic Theatre by costars including Olivia Wilde, Ana de la Reguera, Sam Rockwell, Walton Goggins, Paul Dano, Abigail Spencer, Buck Taylor, Clancy Brown, Adam Beach and Noah Ringer, plus Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg and Brian Grazer, to name a few producer types.

Also spotted: Andy Serkis of "The Lord of the Rings" movies and Gillian Jacobs of "Community."

"These are the people we make movies for," Ford told Access Hollywood, "and coming here, to them, acknowledges their importance to us."

"Cowboys & Aliens" opens Friday. Click the pics for more photos from the premiere.

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Photos: Daniel Craig, top, and Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, left, at the "Cowboys & Aliens" premiere at the San Diego Civic Theatre during Comic-Con 2011 on July 23. Credits: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images.


First Look: Kristen Stewart in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Kristen Stewart reveals a first look at her in "Snow White and The Huntsman"
With Kristen Stewart in the driver's seat, one forthcoming depiction of Snow White has nary a singing bird or yellow skirt in sight.

For the dark, fantasy-style retelling of the fable, Stewart and her filmmakers are setting us up for an all-out war -- as evidenced by the major armor she is rocking in a first look (above) from "Snow White and the Huntsman," released at Comic-Con this weekend.

"I’m very well-behaved, I take myself very seriously,” Stewart said of her character at a panel for the film, "...and she really likes apples."

Stewart has Charlize Theron as her nemesis and evil queen. At the fan-heavy convention, Theron described the mean monarch as a "serial killer." Stewart also has the able-bodied Chris Hemsworth in the role of Huntsman, the burly deep woods assassin tapped by Theron to cut out Stewart's heart.

The Huntsman defies his queen, and Stewart finds some time to nab eight dwarfs (Eddie Izzard and Ian McShane counted among them) and a prince in Sam Claflin.

What do you think of Stewart's Snow White look?  

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Photo: Kristen Stewart leads the hot cast of "Snow White and the Huntsman." Credit: Universal


Justin Timberlake says no to superhero spandex (for now)

Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried

Justin Timberlake won't be climbing into spandex tights anytime soon -- at least when it comes to potentially playing a superhero.

Pause for sadsies. The singer-turned-actor appeared at San Diego's annual Comic-Con on Thursday with Amanda Seyfried, the two promoting their upcoming sci-fi thriller "In Time."

When asked if he'd consider taking on a major superhero franchise, as have fellow young thesps Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Ryan Reynolds, Timberlake sounded off about his anxiety around those kinds of roles.

"I’m scared … of the pressure of putting on the tights of a character that already exists," he told Hero Complex. 

Have it your way, Justin. So we won't see you in tights. But as costar Mila Kunis tells it, JT's new flick  "Friends With Benefits" has plenty of "tushy." 

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Photo: Justin Timberlake attends a panel for "In Time," his upcoming futuristic thriller, at Comic-Con 2011. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press

 


Comic-Con: Kristen Stewart on mothering Renesmee in 'Breaking Dawn'

Kristen Stewart

After spending the first three "Twilight Saga" films fighting to be with her vampire beloved, Kristen Stewart's Bella Swan character confronts a new challenge in the two-part "Breaking Dawn" series conclusion: motherhood.

Plenty of ink has already been shed — and please stop reading now if you haven't read any of that ink and want to be surprised — on Swan's controversial conception, pregnancy and delivery of Renesmee with Robert Pattinson's Edward Cullen character, but Thursday at Comic-Con 2011, Stewart got specific about bringing it all to the big screen.

"We had Mackenzie Foy, who's an amazing little kid, an incredible kid, smarter than me," Stewart said of the actress playing her on-screen daughter.

Since the little darling is half-human, half-vampire, she ages rather quickly in the film, requiring several actors (and even a robot) to step in along the way.

"To see little Chucky from 'Child's Play' ... " Pattinson joked of an animatronic baby used for a scene in which Bella holds her offspring for the first time.

"It had hair, and it's a newborn baby," Stewart said. "I know that's in the book, and you can imagine how cool that would be."

For the ages between the Chucky stage and a fully realized Foy, some of the wee actors couldn't seem to get it right.

"There was one kid who was supposed to run to Billy Burke [who plays Bella's father, Charlie], but she kept running into a wall," director Bill Condon said. "She was so nervous."

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Photo: A closer look at Kristen Stewart at the "Breaking Dawn" panel at Comic-Con 2011. Credit: Mike Blake / Reuters.



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