Comic-Con is headed to the bigscreen in a new documentary, “Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope.”
Morgan Spurlock will direct and collaborate with “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon, comicbook vet Stan Lee, Ain’t It Cool News’ Harry Knowles and Legendary Pictures’ topper Thomas Tull on the look at the annual fest for fanboys that takes place each year in San Diego.
The docu will follow seven fans from across America, and around the world, as they descend upon Comic-Con. Project will start shooting in June and wrap up in July at the Con. Confab takes place July 22-25.
Tull is financing the film independently from his day job as chairman of Legendary Pictures. Pic is expected to eventually be released in theaters.
Tull will produce alongside Spurlock’s Warrior Poets producing partner, Jeremy Chilnick. Whedon, Lee and Knowles will executive produce.
“We look forward to capturing the spirit, energy and people that Comic-Con has infused into legions of fans, bringing these audiences and projects out of the halls and onto a world stage,” Tull said.
Spurlock, best known for the docu “Super-Size Me,” trekked to San Diego last year to film the doc “The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!”
“When I was a kid, comics changed my life and my world,” Spurlock said. “So when I got to San Diego, I felt like I was home. It was such an overwhelming experience for me, and I soon found out that I was not alone. So for me to get to share the experience of Comic-Con with fans all over the world will be an incredible opportunity.”
Legendary has a history in making films that appeal to the Comic-Con contingent, having co-produced Warner Bros.’ recent redo of “Clash of the Titans,” along with “Where the Wild Things Are,” the last two Batman adventures, “Superman Returns,” “Watchmen” and “300.” It’s planning a reboot of “Godzilla.”