No, not exactly. You might see Comic-Con banners back up at the Convention Center as well as what looks like a large Comic-Con crowd on the street today. Don’t panic! You didn’t travel through one of Dr. Strange’s spacetime portals to last month’s Comic-Con; it’s just a movie set.
The film in production is called Paul. It’s a comedy about two comic book *ahem* enthusiasts who travel cross-country in an RV and land at Comic-Con, and it stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz . . . hel-lo?). But most exciting is the appearance of San Diego as itself. You remember San Diego, don’t you? Star of such films as Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Return of the Killer Tomatoes, and Killer Tomatoes Strike Back, among many other films and television shows. (Okay, more recently, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.)
Get ready to see yourself grace the silver screen once again, Diego!
Sorry to those hoping for a surprise encore of Comic-Con 2009. If you want to attend the real Comic-Con, you’ll have to travel through time the regular way with the rest of us and wait until next year — July 22-25, 2010, to be exact.