Curious about what's been happening at WonderCon in San Francisco this weekend? Me too! Let's see what the Internet says.
Cloverfield Sequel? J.J. Abrams acknowledged that ideas for a sequel "or at least a follow-up" to last year's big-grossing, doc-style monster movie Cloverfield are being kicked around. Insisting that a sequel "better not be a business decision," Abrams said: "We have an idea for something that's pretty cool ... It's something that would be related to Cloverfield and hopefully we'll do something sooner than later, because the idea's pretty sweet." Abrams appeared at WonderCon to premiere a new trailer for some space movie thingy. [Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.]
Terminator for Teens? Director McG continued to play the guessing game about the rating for Terminator: Salvation. Are they aiming for PG-13 or R? At a panel, he teased the audience with the prospect of a topless scene by Moon Bloodgood. (Alas, the new trailer does not include that scene.) Later, McG claimed that T:S was made without giving a thought to rating, while also referencing the Kate Winslet posing scene in the PG-13 rated Titanic. For her part, Ms. Bloodgood said: "I'm a woman, I have boobs, it's a beautiful shot." [Edward Douglas at Coming Soon.]
Green Lantern Goes Russian? Anton Yelchin, the Russian-born actor who has prominent supporting roles in both Star Trek and Terminator: Salvation, denied a rumor that he was being considered to play Hal Jordan in Green Lantern. "No one has said anything to me. I imagine I'm just too young. I mean, it's a great character but I don't know anything about it." Yelchin will turn 20 next week. [IESB.net]
After the jump: News on Disney's hand-drawn The Princess and the Frog.
Princess Old School? Hopes were high that more extensive footage from The Princess and the Frog, "Disney's return to 2D hand-drawn animation" would be shown at a panel on Friday, but the brief, unfinished sequence that was shown looked like "old school Disney," which should allay any concerns about tampering with the formula. Animated visual effects artist Marlon West says the company's mandate is to make the film "not look like it was touched by computers at all." According to West, "Disney plans to have a digital animated film out every 18 months and a traditional hand-drawn animated feature out every two and a half years." [Peter Sciretta at /Film]