• Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence filming 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' (Photo: PacificCoastNews.com)

    It's an old Hollywood belief that filming on the water is one of the most challenging parts in all of moviemaking. The shoot of "Jaws" in the ocean off Martha's Vineyard was so disastrous director Steven Spielberg said he was afraid his crew would try to drown him. A hurricane sank a multimillion dollar set for Kevin Costner's "Waterworld," causing the budget to spin out of control. And Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio risked hypothermia by spending weeks in an unheated water tank for "Titanic" (they couldn't wear wetsuits because those would show through their period costumes).

    But Jennifer Lawrence is used to be being the exception to a rule. The reigning Best Actress Oscar winner spent a lot of time filming in the water for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the sequel to last year's smash hit adaptation of the bestselling novel. She told Yahoo! Movies at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con that shooting extensive water scenes in Hawaii was a blast. And she didn't hold back (both in

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  • Lily CollinsLily Collins in her perillous heels (Photo: Araya Diaz/WireImage)What's the most dangerous part about saving the world from demons? Doing it in fashionable footwear, of course.

    Lily Collins stars in next month's "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," the big-screen adaptation of the hugely popular fantasy book by Cassandra Clare. In the movie, Collins plays Clary, an ordinary teenager who discovers it's her destiny to become a demon hunter, and along with the fighting skills come the proper butt-kicking costume.

    During an interview at the San Diego Comic-Con, where Collins was promoting the film, Collins talked about the fine art of running in five-inch heels, something every good demon hunter must learn to do.

    "Doing stunts in a basic top that's a dress and 5-inch, leather thigh-high boots, that's not normal," Collins said. "That's not easy. I didn't have any injuries, though. That was great."

    Of course, there's a lot to be said for acquiring a new skill, and Collins says this one improved her self-image. "Running around in heels, being able to do

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  • Henry Cavill's Superman will team up with Batman in 2015Henry Cavill's Superman will team up with Batman in 2015 (Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)

    UPDATE: Director Zack Snyder officially announced that Batman will indeed appear in his follow-up to "Man of Steel." He said in a statement, "I'm so excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I can't wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter.  Let’s face it, it's beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world."

    At the panel a logo for the movie was revealed that combines Superman's "S" shield (yes, we know it's not an "S") with the Bat-symbol, which notably looked different than the one in Christopher Nolan's trilogy. They also used a quote from Frank Miller's groundbreaking graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns" where Batman and Superman engage in a fight to the finish. In it, Batman says, "I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you." Apparently, the new movie won't be a straight adaptation of that comic book but

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  • Jim Carrey in 'Kick-Ass 2'Jim Carrey in 'Kick-Ass 2' (Photo: Universal Pictures)

    Jim Carrey made waves when he announced on Twitter that he would not stand behind his violent comic-book film "Kick-Ass 2," which is slated for release next month. He stated that he filmed his part before the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, and as a result, "[In] all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence." But when Yahoo! Movies checked in with the cast at San Diego Comic-Con, one of Carrey's co-stars took exception to his protests.

    John Leguizamo told us that while he respects Carrey and his right to an opinion, he didn't comprehend why the star would have such a dramatic change of heart. "I love Jim, man. The dude's great; he's entitled to think whatever he's thinking," Leguizamo said. "I just don't understand. When did you realize the movie was violent? I mean, didn't you see the first one? Didn't you read the script? I know you must have read the script! I don't understand."

    John Leguizamo at Comic-ConJohn Leguizamo at Comic-Con (Photo: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)"Kick-Ass 2" has been rated R by the MPAA for "strong violence, pervasive

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  • First Footage From YA Adaptation ‘Divergent’ Shown to Fans

    'Divergent' stars Theo James and Shailene Woodley'Divergent' stars Theo James and Shailene Woodley (Photo: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

    The first footage from the upcoming film "Divergent" premiered at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday before thousands of fans of the young adult series of novels from author Veronica Roth, even though the movie just finished shooting a few days ago.

    The novel, which spent more than 20 months on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than three million copies, so anticipation for the big-screen adaptation was running high at Comic-Con's cavernous Hall H. The story revolves around the character Tris, played by Shailene Woodley, who leaves her family behind to join a tribe who adventure across a dystopian Chicago set about 100 years in the future.

    Fans got a sneak peek at the film, directed by Neil Burger ("Limitless"), where stars Woodley and Zoe Kravitz are seen riding a train in a futuristic Chicago. The pair leap from the train to the top of a broken down seven story building in order to join other aspiring members of the Dauntless, a faction of individuals in the city known for

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  • Harrison Ford Says Drone Controversy Drew Him to ‘Ender’s Game’

    Harrison Ford at San Diego Comic-ConHarrison Ford at San Diego Comic-Con (Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

    During an appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, Harrison Ford said it was a real life political controversy that drew him to join the cast of the upcoming science fiction film, "Ender's Game."

    The hugely popular book on which he film is based follows the adventures of a young boy named Ender who is enlisted by the military to combat a looming military threat.

    "I was drawn to the complexity of the moral issues here," Ford said during his second-ever panel at the annual convention. "This book, which was written 28 years ago, imagined a world that has become an everyday reality today: the dilemma of drone warfare."

    [Related: Harrison Ford Delivers Gravitas in 'Ender's Game' Exclusive Clip]

    In the film, Ford portrays a Graff, a grizzled military commander who instructs Ender and other children recruited by the military to become future soldiers. "He is not much Ender's mentor as he is his manipulator," Ford said.

    As with drone pilots, the character of Ender controls a fleet of

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  • Jamie Foxx as Electro in first teaser trailerJamie Foxx as Electro in first teaser trailer (screengrab from Sony Pictures)

    News flash for Spider-Man fans: the venerable villain Electro is on his way, and if you want to find him, point yourself in the direction of San Diego at this year's Comic-Con fan fete.

    Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have launched their publicity blitz for 2014's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" at this year's Con, and with that comes our first chance to see and hear Jamie Foxx as Electro.

    Watch 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Electro Teaser:

    The 39 second clip begins with ominous tracking shots through a high-tech lab as a deep and distorted, robotic voice declares, "I can feel it in the walls … I can feel it in my veins … no matter what you do, Doc, you can't tame it …" The clip then cuts to Foxx, head shaved and skin looking a strange pink-and-blue as he's hooked up to various gizmos giving off plenty of sparks. He stares into the camera with blank, sinister

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  • "Ender's Game" takes place 70 years after a hostile alien invasion left the Earth all but decimated. And in this exclusive clip direct from San Diego Comic-Con, Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) of the International Fleet addresses his new students (we, the viewers) at "Battle School," where future military champions are trained in the art of intergalactic warfare. Graff invites us to be inspired by the deeds of the legendary war hero, Mazer Rackham, who turned the tide of the war during the first wave.

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch, left, plays Julian Assange in 'The Fifth Estate'Benedict Cumberbatch, left, plays Julian Assange in 'The Fifth Estate' (Photo: Dreamworks)
    A war of words is brewing between WikiLeaks and the filmmakers of an upcoming movie about the famed activist website and its controversial founder Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch). And Yahoo! Movies has gotten some perspective from film's director, Bill Condon.

    Tuesday evening, DreamWorks released the first trailer for "The Fifth Estate," a fact-based drama about Assange and the rise of WikiLeaks. Moments later, WikiLeaks posted a condemnation of the film on their Twitter account, declaring, "'The Fifth Estate' trailer has just been released. Don't be fooled. It implies we gave Iran nukes and killed 2,000."

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