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Daniel Radcliffe Wanders Around Comic-Con Pretending to Be Spider-Man

Plus, a new Godzilla sequel and the first footage from 'Batman v. Superman'

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If going to Comic-Con is your idea of a dream excursion then you would also probably hyperventilate at the news that Daniel Radcliffe (neé Harry Potter) was ambling around the convention hall pretending to be "a normal" dressed up in a Spider-Man costume.

Here's what he told the AP:

I did an American accent for the whole time. I even took a rucksack, so I look like I'm just coming to Comic-Con. I had a whole look. But it was great ... I took lots of pictures with people who did not know that it was me."

I'm sure if he used the word "rucksack," nobody there thought anything was amiss. Radcliffe had business at Comic-Con, the trailer for his new sci-fi flick Horns debuted.

In other Comic-Con news, the makers of Godzilla, which raked in nearly half a billion dollars worldwide this year, announced there would be a sequel to the latest Godzilla installment. For those keeping track at home, that's four major Godzilla movies this century.

Perhaps most notable was the surprise arrival of Ben Affleck and the rest of the Batman v. Superman crew at Comic-Con. The group included Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and director Zack Snyder. It was there that a clip from the trailer of the upcoming movie was released to an ecstatic crowd.

Here's how MTV described the footage:

The footage begins with an overwhelming swell of drums, pounding louder and more intensely as the times passes. The dark screen quickly gives way to an outpouring of rain, as we see a man standing next to the Bat Signal. He slams the signal on, and we see it shine its logo right onto another hero — Superman.

The man operating the Bat Signal? None other than Batman himself. It’s Ben Affleck looking like a vision ripped straight from the pages of Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns.” He’s covered head to toe in an armored Bat Suit, complete with light-up blue eyes. He’s not the only one with glowing eyes: Superman stares right back down at him, his heat-vision swelling in his own gaze. The footage cuts right as the drums reach a fever pitch, and the battle presumably begins.

I'm sure this isn't the last we'll be hearing from this year's Comic-Con.

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