Finally, a documentary that dares to tackle the sheer absurdity of sane people standing in long lines under the baking sun for hours at a time, completely arbitrary entrances and exits that make not a lick of sense, and the mystical healing properties of Hall H. I’m talking about “Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope”, of course, the upcoming documentary about Comic Con from geek heavyweights Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, Aint-it-cool-News founder Harry Knowles, and “Super Size Me’s” Morgan Spurlock.
Although the film’s producers and advertising will surely promote the hell out of Whedon and Lee’s participation (Knowles will probably get his share of the Internet ads, as no one knows who he is beyond the Internet), it’s Spurlock who will be doing all of the actual work.
“A Fan’s Hope” will begin shooting in June and follow seven movie geeks from around the world as they embark on the journey to this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, which runs July 21st to the 25th. We’ll learn about their hopes, their dreams, and — well, probably not, but it should be interesting nonetheless. If you’ve ever been to Comic Con, then you already know just what a freak fest it can be.
Hopefully, one of the geeks being chronicled will be slightly overweight, live at home with his mom, and have spent the better part of the year before Comic Con slowly but meticulously sewing and drawing with magic marker his own Tron costume. Oh wait, that’s already been done.