COMIC-CON 2010: 'Mythbusters'' Adam Savage Is Headed to Guillermo del Toro's 'Man Cave'
Adam Savage has had a typically crazy Comic-Con.
The zany co-host of Discovery Channel's science show "Mythbusters" logged some quality time on the convention floor, roaming incognito dressed as a "Star Wars" storm trooper. Then, outside his hotel, he unexpectedly ran into a personal hero, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, who's currently the toast of Comic-Con since it became known that he's likely to do a 3D remake of Disney's "Haunted Mansion."
"Come visit my man cave!" Savage reported del Toro as saying.
Del Toro will be lucky if Savage and his team don't blow that cave up. Explosions just tend to happen on "Mythbusters," which puts urban myths and common assumptions to the test.
Savage and cohost Jamie Hyneman, along with the "build team" trio of Tory Belleci, Kari Byron (at her first Comic-Con) and Grant Imahara, brought along clips of upcoming episodes, including an amusing bit in which the ever-showman-like Savage tries to survive 120-mph tornado-like winds -- while clad in Batman armor.
Other things to look for: Savage and Hyneman test the myth of a classic sports car that is supposedly more aerodynamic in reverse than going forward. And the build team has a "Fear Factor"-like episode in which each is forced to confront his or her own worst phobia.
Savage told the raucous crowd of 2,000 that he wasn't worried at all about running out of myths to test, despite the fact that "Mythbusters" has run for over seven years.
"The list of stupid (expletive) that people believe is just this long," he said, holding his arms apart.
-Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT)