The event is history...but I give ya this as a coda:
At a very exclusive Comic-Con 2009 press event, Fox unveiled to a small number of journalists the first fifteen minutes of September 18th's "Jennifer's Body", a very unique "horror" film. Star Megan Fox, director Karyn Kusama and writer Diablo Cody were there to answer questions...The lovely Fox "showed off her funny side throughout this engaging press conference".
Paul Fischer of Dark Horizons.was lucky enough to ask the first question of Miss Fox.
Question: How was it playing a character that is so over the top and so incredibly outrageous?
Megan Fox: I think what I loved about the movie is it’s so unapologetic and how completely inappropriate it is at all times. That was my favorite part about the script and about the character. It’s fun to be able to say the s**t that she got to say and get away with it and how people find it charming....
I was quite uncertain how to take 'Body' when I first heard about it...but have since warmed up to the idea of Fox playing a killer zombie....And I mean c'mon it's Negan Fox after all!!
Fischer also chatted-with directorJon Favreau about both Iron Man 2 and The Avengers flicks
Question: How did you avoid the trap of sequels adding too many villains and characters?
Favreau: Well, we had to walk a fine line. I think you’re good for number two. Two seems to be the charm because you got your origin story out of the way. You can add some complexity to it and you have room, because you don’t have to tell the origin story, to introduce the characters. When you get to number three, you can get hidebound. You’re like a beached whale sometimes because you have so much, you collapse under the weight of the complexity that you’ve created. We looked at the successful sequels that we liked. I’m not talking about Two Towers or films that are chapters based on novels or Harry Potter. I’m talking about true sequels. The two that we liked the most, this was me and Kevin Feige talking, were Wrath of Khan and Empire Strikes Back. Those were the two that we said, “They did it right. Now let’s look at what they did right.” There were so many others that didn’t feel as good as the first but for those two, what we found was that it really gave room to explore the characters and the villain plotlines were very simple but the stakes were very high. The less you get bogged down in complexity, the more you could really let the audience enjoy what they really like which are the relationships. Two years later, I know I’m a pretty savvy audience member, I don’t remember the dynamics and the subtleties of it. It’s not as precious to me as it is to the filmmakers. So it’s putting yourself in the seat of the audience and saying, “What do they want to see more but you want to go bigger.” You go from Alien to Aliens and then you want to show them the characters that they’ve invested in and how they’ve changed and change those dynamics by introducing new characters. Don’t just add to the action but throw the relationship into a little bit of a curve ball.
Question: Do you have double responsibility to set up part of The Avengers too?
Favreau: Yeah, I think that’s fun. I think it’s inevitable and The Avengers might be the thing that helps rescue us from the inevitable sequel slump that you get into because you’re throwing everything on its ear. It might be a failed experiment or it might be something wonderful, but it allows you to add complexity in an organic way where you’re culminating with something bigger as opposed to trying to play out and not repeat the same story over and over again.
JF continues to have great instincts when doing comic book pics....
I'm with ya all the way brother!