If you were one of the people who saddled up for "Super 8" over the weekend, you caught a peek at Jon Favreau's sci-fi Western "Cowboys & Aliens." The Fav's latest, which is one of our most anticipated summer films, is chock-full of dusty cowboy hats, saloons, old-fashioned mustaches, Native Americans, horses, and, oh, aliens.
How about Indiana Jones and James Bond getting together to kick some extraterrestrial booty? If Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig looking appropriately grizzled doesn't wet your whistle, "Cowboys & Aliens" also stars Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell and Paul Dano.
Favreau, who appeared at this past weekend's Hero Complex Film Festival, told the eager audience that he's bringing his summer blockbuster to the fans first, with a world premiere at next month's Comic-Con in San Diego. This is big news for fans and movie journalists alike, since it seems several studios have decided to forgo Hall H after spending mad ducats there for the past several years.
The multi-hyphenate knows who butters his bread. He told the LA Times, "Not only are we going to premiere it there, we're going to find a way to include as many of the fans as possible. I feel like they've come out for me, they've supported me… That's where it all started, and I want to give back."
The rest of the US get their Daniel Craig fix on July 29th. Just remember, no one will get stabbed with a pen at your local movie theater. Probably.