THE CAPE Comic Con 2010 Panel (With James Frain, Summer Glau, and more)

The Cape Comic Con 2010 Panel

I got to see a special sneak peak of the pilot episode for THE CAPE at Comic-Con 2010 and thought that the show looked pretty good. I’m not a huge comic book person and though The Cape definitely has the look and feel of a comic, it didn’t overdo it. It had plenty of laughs and a lot of action and gadgets, which is of course to be expected with this type of show. It also had a bit of a theatrical and carnival feel to it as some of the characters are “carnies”.

About a man who seems to be the last honest cop left in a town full of corruption, The Cape takes us through Vince Faraday’s journey as he gets framed for murder and then takes on the identity of his son’s favorite hero “The Cape” to fight back.

As the viewing of the pilot took up most of the hour allotted, there wasn’t a lot of time for the panel discussion but the guests did manage to answer quite a few questions. On hand were cast members Summer Glau, Dorian Missick, James Frain, Keith David, Vinnie Jones and Martin (“Marty”) Klebba, as well as composer Bear McCreary, creator/executive producer Thomas Wheeler, showrunner/executive producer John Wirth and producer David Lyons.

Highlights from The Cape: Sneak Peak and Panel discussion at Comic-Con 2010…

Referring to a scene where Marty Klebba’s character got the better of his character in a fight, Vinnie Jones said “I’m glad I get another shot at that little shit.” Marty and he obviously are buds because Marty’s response was to grab his microphone and challenge Vinnie with “bring it, bitch!” (which was his character’s line in the episode)

Marty remarked that he was very happy to be on the show and one of his goals was to make people forget that Rolo (his character) is a little person and “just think of him as a badass.”

To prove how qualified he was to be behind a show about a super hero, executive producer John Wirth busted out an old picture of himself as a five-year-old in a batman costume. The audience cheered in appreciation.

In future episodes, the character known as “Scales”(played by Vinnie Jones) will be making more of an appearance as a bad guy.

Composer Bear McCreary really wants to do a big super hero score for the show and have separate themes for each of the main characters.

Summer Glau said she was happy to be bringing some “girl power” to the show.

James Frain joked that after watching the pilot he was quite surprised to see that he was coming off as the bad guy on the show.

You can watch the full panel below, as well

Click Any Photo Below To Enlarge