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Thursday 18 December 2014

Comic Con San Diego 2014: Christopher Nolan, John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch join all-star line-up

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24:  General atmosphere at the 'Witches Of East End' Season 2 premiere during Comic-Con International 2014 at The Tipsy Crow on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Robert Benson/Getty Images for Lifetime Television)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: General atmosphere at the 'Witches Of East End' Season 2 premiere during Comic-Con International 2014 at The Tipsy Crow on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Robert Benson/Getty Images for Lifetime Television)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Guests attend Day 1 of Comic-Con International 2014 on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actress Suzanne Quast attends IGN & "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" Comic-Con International Party during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for IGN Entertainment)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actress Odeya Rush attends IGN & "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" Comic-Con International Party during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for IGN Entertainment)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Guests attend Day 1 of Comic-Con International 2014 on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Guests attend Day 1 of Comic-Con International 2014 on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Guests attend Day 1 of Comic-Con International 2014 on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum attends "Witches Of East End" Season 2 premiere during Comic-Con International 2014 at The Tipsy Crow on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Singer/songwriter Alison Sudol aka A Fine Frenzy attends the Nintendo Lounge on the TV Guide Magazine Yacht during Comic-Con International 2014 #TVGMYacht on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for TV Guide Magazine)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN CREATED WITH THE USE OF DIGITAL FILTERS) (This image was taken on a Samsung Galaxy S5) An Alternative View of the Samsung Galaxy VIP Lounge At Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Samsung)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Guests attend Day 1 of Comic-Con International 2014 on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Guests attend Day 1 of Comic-Con International 2014 on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Guests attend Day 1 of Comic-Con International 2014 on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Julia Ormond (L-R), Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston and Madchen Amick attend 'Witches Of East End' Season 2 premiere during Comic-Con International 2014 at The Tipsy Crow on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Robert Benson/Getty Images for Lifetime Television)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: General view of the atmosphere at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainments Cape/Cowl/Create event, a celebration of the iconic characters 75th anniversary and the upcoming release of Batman: Arkham Knight, during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: General view of the atmosphere at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainments Cape/Cowl/Create event, a celebration of the iconic characters 75th anniversary and the upcoming release of Batman: Arkham Knight, during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actress Sofia Black D'Elia checks out Samsung's new Level Over bluetooth headphones at the Samsung Galaxy VIP Lounge at Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Samsung)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: General view of the atmosphere at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainments Cape/Cowl/Create event, a celebration of the iconic characters 75th anniversary and the upcoming release of Batman: Arkham Knight, during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: General view of the atmosphere at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainments Cape/Cowl/Create event, a celebration of the iconic characters 75th anniversary and the upcoming release of Batman: Arkham Knight, during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment)
Daniel Klein wears his Star Trek costume on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MTV - Natalie Dormer attends the mtvU Fandom Awards at MTV Fan Fest at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for MTV/AP Images)
A fan dressed as Spiderman practices his moves outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
Megan Fox attends the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" press line on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Dressed in Hello Kitty costumes, Thalia, left, and Kammie wait in line for credentials on preview night at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
Dressed as Wonder Woman, Lindsay Stanley, center, has her costume worked on before waiting in line for credentials on preview night at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
Monique Soto takes a selife with a Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Racoon figurine during preview night at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
Jeff Bridges attends "The Giver" panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
A fan high-fives another fan dressed as Star Wars' Darth Vader during preview night at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
Matthew McConaughey attends the "Paramount Pictures" panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: (L-R) Actress Suzanne Quast, guest and actress Alyshia Ochse attend IGN & "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" Comic-Con International Party during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for IGN Entertainment)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actor Greg Cipes (L) and a guest attend IGN & "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" Comic-Con International Party during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for IGN Entertainment)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Rapper G-Eazy (R) performs onstage at the MTVu Fandom Awards during Comic-Con International 2014 at PETCO Park on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actor Lucas Till (L) and guest attend IGN & "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" Comic-Con International Party during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for IGN Entertainment)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity) Suicide Girls perform at IGN & "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" Comic-Con International Party during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for IGN Entertainment)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: (L-R) Actors Tyler Hoechlin, Shelley Hennig, Tyler Posey, Dylan Sprayberry, and Holland Roden speak onstage at the MTVu Fandom Awards during Comic-Con International 2014 at PETCO Park on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity) Suicide Girls perform at IGN & "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" Comic-Con International Party during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for IGN Entertainment)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: (L-R) Actors Tyler Hoechlin, Shelley Hennig, Dylan Sprayberry, Tyler Posey and Holland Roden speak onstage at the MTVu Fandom Awards during Comic-Con International 2014 at PETCO Park on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: General view of the atmosphere at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainments Cape/Cowl/Create event, a celebration of the iconic characters 75th anniversary and the upcoming release of Batman: Arkham Knight, during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment)
USMegan Fox attends the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" press line on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
John Malkovich attends "The Penguins of Madagascar" press line on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
A woman rides a zip line over a promotion for the television series, "Gotham," during Comic-Con Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. Thousands of fans with four-day passes to the sold-out pop-culture spectacular flocked to the event Thursday, many clad in costumes. (AP Photo)
John Malkovich, left, and Benedict Cumberbatch attend the "DreamWorks Animation" panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Benedict Cumberbatch attends the "DreamWorks Animation" panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Christine Dennis talks with friends as she wears her Star Wars costume on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich have made their Comic-Con debuts - as themselves and as their first animated characters.

umberbatch and  Malkovich were in San Diego to offer an early look at DreamWorks Animation's Penguins Of Madagascar, a sequel to 2012's Madagascar 3.

Other film stars who will attend the first day include Jack Black for RL Stine's Goosebumps, Pixels director Chris Columbus and Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush, alongside director Phillip Noyce, for The Giver, which has been 20 years in the making.

Kiefer Sutherland will also discuss his return to 24: Live Another Day, while Battlestar Galactica stars Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro and Betty White and Scrubs actor Donald Faison will talk about their careers.

The cast of Under The Dome including Mike Vogel, Dean Norris and Rachelle Lefevre will offer a sneak peek of the second series, as the cast of Community such as Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and creator Dan Harmon discuss the future of the comedy.

Daniel Radcliffe, Salma Hayek, Zachary Quinto, Evangeline Lilly, Ne-Yo and the casts of The Walking Dead and Game Of Thrones are among the other special guests at Comic-Con, while film studios such as Paramount Pictures, Legendary, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros will offer previews of their coming slate.

Comic-Con, now in its 45th year, runs until July 27.

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