Ask Me To Ask Riddick
Greetings action/sci-fi/thriller fans! Next week (Tuesday, Aug. 27 to be exact), I will be acting on behalf of the Wikia community, posing YOUR questions to Vin Diesel and Katee Sackhoff for an “Expert Showcase: Special Edition” focusing on their upcoming film, Riddick. Now is your chance to ask the star of the franchise (as well as the Fast & Furious movies and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy ) anything and everything you’ve ever wanted to know. Who would win in a fight: Riddick or Dom Toretto? Are you really voicing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy? What’s your favorite videogame?
And let’s not forget everyone’s favorite lady badass, Ms. Sackhoff. What was the most challenging part of shooting Riddick? Will you always have a special place in your heart for Starbuck? If we can talk Marvel into it, will you play Ms. Marvel on the big screen?
Submit your questions below. (Note: All fields are required.) I’ll cull through the bunch and ask the best of the best (I’ve only got four minutes with each actor, mind you, so I’ll try to get through as many of them as I can). And the Expert Showcase: Special Edition will be posted later in the week.
Are You Going to San Diego Comic-Con?
Yes, siree. We’re in the thick of it now! For those of us living in the pop culture world, we’re smack dab in the middle of our busiest time – convention season! It started with WonderCon in March, shifted to C2E2 (the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo) in April, continued with E3 in mid-June, and now we’re coming up on perhaps the granddaddy of all shows… Comic-Con International: San Diego. And the big question on everyone’s mind is: Who’s going to be there?
While it’s easy to take that quandary into the celebrity realm (i.e. Will Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr., Vin Diesel, etc. be roaming the hallowed halls of geekdom?), I’m more concerned about whom among my fellow Wikians will be in attendance. Last year saw a rag-tag group of fans representing a number of Wikia communities fanned out across the expanse that is the San Diego Convention Center and neighboring area. I met folks from the Marvel Database, DC Database, The Twilight Saga community, Dexterama, The Walking Dead community, Chuck community… the list goes on and on.
And knowing in advance who was attending allowed me to use my clout (or what little of it I actually have) to secure VIP perks like Hall H passes (no need to stand in that seemingly endless line for your favorite panel), nighttime event/party tickets, celebrity meet ‘n’ greets, much-needed Internet access, and more for anyone hailing from Wikia!
I’d love to help out in that way again this year, so my question to you is: Are you going to San Diego Comic-Con? If so, please fill out the brief form below (it’s literally six fields). Once I’ve compiled the list of attending Wikians, I’ll reach out to everyone via email (the only thing your email address will be used for is Comic-Con outreach) with the various “happenings” and “goings on” down at the show. I’ll also see what kind of perks I can unlock for each of you to help make this year’s Comic-Con experience your best.
Comic-Con 2012 Interviews
As most of you are already aware (How could you not be? We’ve been absolutely bombarding you with our coverage!), Wikia attended the San Diego Comic-Con in a big way this year. Aside from the various parties and activities we had planned for attending Wikians, we also got the opportunity to chat with the cast members & filmmakers of several high profile films. And as is our M.O. here, you gave us the questions and we asked ‘em! So check out our interviews with the folks from The Hobbit (Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone and Elizabeth Reaser), Total Recall (Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, and Len Wiseman), Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi) and Looper (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Bluntand Rian Johnson).
Ask Me To Ask Snow White and the Huntsman
“Unique opportunities” is the name of the game when it comes to Hollywood and I recently had the chance to participate in a doozie. Specifically, I interviewed Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart via Skype, while she took a break from the film’s press junket in the picturesque UK countryside. Besides the fact that I’d never conducted a Skype interview before, what made this opportunity extra special is that -- while I was chatting with the actress -- we held a live chat where participating Wikians submitted questions. I, in turn, funneled those questions directly to Stewart. I served merely as your conduit. Here’s how she responded to your questions!
Ask Me To Ask Battleship
The adaptation of the popular Hasbro boardgame (perhaps known to most for that memorable line from the 1985 commercial, “You sank my battleship!”) is a project I’ve tracked for quite some time now (over two years to be exact). I toured an active Naval Destroyer with the film’s director, Peter Berg, when he first announced the movie. I attended a set visit for the film when it was shooting in Hawaii. I sat in the edit bay as Berg showed me “in-progress” scenes. And I even moderated a panel for the film (attended by the director, Brooklyn Decker, and Alexander Skarsgård) at the 2012 WonderCon. So it seemed only natural to bring my involvement full circle by attending the press junket, held in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. By this point, however, I had asked all the major players every question I could think of. So I turned to you, loyal Wikians, for topics of discussion. Here’s what Berg, Decker, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna and Skarsgård had to say (be sure to share this with your friends!):
Ask Me to Ask The Avengers
While I was interviewing the cast and crew for The Cabin in the Woods at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, I had the opportunity to chat up that film’s writer -- and director of the upcoming The Avengers -- Joss Whedon. Knowing that in advance, I asked you to provide me with questions tied to the Marvel Comics adaptation. I only had time to ask one of them, so I picked a question that had to do with The Hulk’s involvement on the team.
Ask Me to Ask The Cabin in the Woods
The opening night film for the 2012 SXSW Film Festival was the horror genre bender, The Cabin in the Woods. Aside from screening the awesome flick, I also got the chance to sit down with three of its actors (Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams, and Kristen Connolly), as well as its writer (Joss Whedon) and director (Drew Goddard). Here’s what you wanted me to ask them:
Ask Me to Ask 21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street is the hilarious big screen re-imagining of the classic ‘80s TV series of the same name -- the one that made “Johnny Depp” a household name. Starring in this go ‘round were Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Dave Franco, and Rob Riggle. Directing were Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Knowing I was going to be interviewing them at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, I opened up the questions to the community and you came up with some fun ones!