Monday, July 26, 2010

Comic Con 2010 - Chuck Panel Recap, Jeffster Opens & Tops Last Year's Performance - July 26, 2010

The Chuck panel at Comic-Con took place on Saturday. How would they top last year's great start to the panel? Jeffster returns!! They opened it up with a music video into them performing to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" on stage and it was awesome. The crowd just roared and it went up another level when the rest of the cast made their way on to the stage dancing as well. They threw out t-shirts to the crowd before sitting down. The panel consisted of executive producers, Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, along with the cast of Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Josh Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, and Scott Krinsky. As always, the cast and crew thanked the fans for being so great in helping them continue on with the show. I will say that the Chuck fans are one dedicated group. I am happy to be included in that group as well. When asked about how things would change this season with Chuck quitting the CIA, Schwartz said that the search for mom would be the major focus of this season. Linda Hamilton is playing the role of Chuck's mom and they said that we will see her in episode one. The way that Chuck balances the search between the spy world and his personal life is going to be the story. He also said that Chuck and Morgan would be a very bad but good spy team. Fedak said that they didn't want to split up Team Bartowski and will keep them going. When asked about how they go about picking out actors for casting, Schwartz said that they cast in a way of if the characters of Chuck and Morgan were casting the show, who would they want playing these roles? News was told of Olivia Munn, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Nicole Richie, and Isaiah Mustafa will be returning this season. The Buy More is going to be the biggest CIA headquarters which will feature Olivia Munn's character. Zachary and Yvonne were asked about the relationship of Chuck and Sarah. Zachary said that not much was different with them cause the love was always there. It's just now an official relationship. Neither thought their relationship has changed that much. Yvonne talked about how she enjoyed being in part of the happier and comedy parts of the show and is hoping for more of that this next season. Sarah also mentioned later about the comedy and how she was happy with Ellie hitting John with a frying pan. LOL. Fedak and Schwartz talked about Shaw as a villain and thought that he was great. They said that they have learned their lessons in the past about keeping Chuck and Sarah apart while saying that we, as fans, will be very happy this season. Talk turned to the duo of Morgan and John this past season. Adam and Josh joked with each other about them being in scenes together including the size difference between the two. Josh talked about Morgan being included on the inside secret now of the spy game saying how Ryan used to be on him about how his character knew the secret while Morgan didn't. Now, they're even. Adam was asked about playing the softer side of John and joked how it was shocking cause his daughter beat him up on the show. LOL. He likes the actress that plays the role and is looking forward to having scenes with her. He also said how he was used to being beaten up by females on shows which starts the Whedonverse name dropping of getting beaten up in Serenity. I have a feeling that this is going to become a tradition and they all reacted to him still name dropping old shows going into four seasons of Chuck. LOL. Schwartz and Fedak talked of how this will be a tough season for the relationship of Chuck and Ellie because Chuck has to find their mom but yet he has promised her that he was going to get out of the spy game. The Buy More crew was asked if they were nervous about their employment after the Buy More story played out at the end. Vik joked that he thought maybe he had made someone mad and they said we'll show you and burn this thing to the ground. Schwartz said that the Buy More crew was a huge part of the show and that they promised that they would be back this season. Fun panel. If you want to see the video of the Jeffster opening, here it is. It is must see!!!!

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