It was only a matter of time before someone made a documentary about the world famous comic convention Comic-Con and there’s no one better to tell the story the Morgan Spurlock.
The documentary called ‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope’ was filmed during last year’s Comic-Con convention and follows the journey of seven Comic-Con super fans throughout the convention.
With a documentary about Comic-Con it’s no surprise that guys like Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Harry Knowles, and Thomas Tull signed up to produce it.
How did Comic-con heavy weights Stan Lee and Joss Whedon end up as producers on this project? Spurlock explains;
“It came out of a conversation I had with Stan Lee two years ago at Comic-Con. I met Stan at a party, and I went over to thank the guy. I said, “As a kid, reading your comic books gave me so much courage to want to write and be creative.” And Stan goes, “Morgan, I love your movies. We should make a movie together. We can make a documentary about Comic-Con! It’s such a Hollywood story. My agent was standing right behind me. I said, “Stan and I want to make a movie about Comic-Con,” and my agent goes, “You should meet my other client.” Cut to the next day, and I’m having breakfast with Joss Whedon. By the end of the weekend both Stan and Joss had agreed to produce the film.”
Even thought the film isn’t due out in theaters until the fall, you can get an inside look at what’s to come through a companion book that was recently released also called ‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope’.