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Comic-Con 2008: Day One - Dark Castle (Blog)

Category: RockNRolla News
Article Date: July 20, 2008 | Publication: | Author: Jason Zingale

Posted by: DaisyMay


RocknRolla (guests: director Guy Ritchie and stars Gerard Butler, Idris Elba, Jeremy Piven and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges)

Hands down the most enjoyable panel of the day. We may have only been shown the new trailer (of which will likely be officially released online within the week), but the banter amongst the guests on stage was more than entertaining. Director Guy Ritchie was fairly tightlipped throughout (he often replied to questions with a simple “yes” or “no”), but Gerard Butler made up for Ritchie’s timidness with plenty of funny comments and one especially entertaining anecdote about how Madonna gave him a shot of B-12 in the ass when he was sick during production. Many believed the current situation between Ritchie and Madonna was the main reason the director was being so quiet during the panel, but he actually spoke the most while helping tell that particular tale. Also offering some great moments were Jeremy Piven, who joked about how his character was originally written for a black man, and Idris Elba, who talked extensively on how his experience on “RocknRolla” and “The Wire” were very similar. All in all, not a bad way to spend 30 minutes – especially considering this is the last film that belongs at Comic-Con.


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