Boston Comic Con Adds Game of Thrones’s Jason Momoa, Buffy’s James Marsters to Its Lineup
Plus: more people from fan-favorite graphic novels and TV shows are coming to the Seaport this August.
A Dothraki warlord and other fictional creatures you are emotionally attached to are coming to the Seaport this summer. Jason Momoa (a.k.a. Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones) is among the many VIPs who will be in attendance at the 2014 Boston Comic Con, and the convention even added a third day to its lineup to fit them allâ€”the event now takes placeÂ August 8 through 10.
In addition, fans will getÂ close to other stars including James Marsters ofÂ Buffy the Vampire Slayer, John Barrowman ofÂ Doctor Who, Katie Cassidy from The CW’sÂ Arrow, and Sean Astin ofÂ Lord of the Rings.
All the more reason for Momoa’s attendance at the convention, Variety just reported that the GoT actor will play Aquaman in the highly-anticipatedÂ Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill (sorry, it’s a no-go forÂ Matt Damon). Other confirmed cast members in the overly scrutinized film are Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane reprising theirÂ Man of Steel roles.
Marsters, who just ended his four-day stint in The Hound of the BaskervillesÂ at UCLA, recently told the Hollywood Reporter that he’d absolutely consider reprising his role as Spike in Buffyâ€”as long as they can find a way to have the vampire character not age. “What I donâ€™t want to do is have an aging Spike apologetically telling Buffy that heâ€™s under some aging spell,” he told the publication.
As for the other special guests at Comic Con, John Barrowman was recently honored by the Queen of England in her Birthday Honours List with a Member of the Order of the British Empire award.Â Katie Cassidy, who used to star alongside Jared Padalecki in Supernatural,Â was just at the Supanova pop culture expo a few days ago to represent Arrow.
AndÂ Sean Astin? He’s liking the idea of a GooniesÂ sequel. But what else is new?
Boston Comic Con will take place Friday, August 8, throughÂ Sunday, August 10, at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston. Tickets for admission, celebrity photo ops, single events, and more are on sale now at eventbrite.com.
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