Last year’s Comic-Con couldn’t have been bigger … and this year, it’s like the Con is still in hangover mode. 2010 brought a glut of geek properties to San Diego, including The Avengers, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Tron Legacy, and Green Lantern, but many of those movies hit the skids in wide release, and there’s a definite sense that this year, Comic-Con’s influence will be more scrutinized than ever. With several big movies missing from the convention schedule and studios wary of sinking too much money into San Diego, what will this year’s big stories be? Here are eight topics that we expect everyone will be buzzing about on Thursday, when Vulture heads to Comic-Con for its official first day.
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