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Comic-Con's exciting previews

Comic-Con, the ginormous pop-culture gathering previewing what's new in movies, TV, sci-fi and, yes, fanboy comicdom, wrapped up Sunday. Here's the scoop on the top highlights from the weekend. JORDAN BARTEL, B

'The Avengers' cast!: Samuel L. Jackson did his bad-ass thing and made a surprise appearance on Saturday, bringing out the cast of 2012's "The Avengers," including Scarlett Johannson and Chris Evans, AP reports. The other surprise guest was Robert Downey Jr., who brought out the rest of the new cast, including Jeremy Renner, who'll play Hawkeye, and Mark Ruffalo, who's now playing Bruce Banner/The Hulk. Joss Whedon is directing.

'Potter' magic: Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) shared a clip from the forthcoming two-part "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," AP reports. The clip from the first part of the series' final film, opening in November, showed Potter journeying through a world taken over by Voldemort.
Ford power: Apparently, it's "in" to come to Comic-Con secretly. AP reports Harrison Ford made a surprise appearance — met by a standing ovation — on Saturday to present his new film "Cowboys & Aliens," due next summer and co-starring Daniel Craig (above, photo courtesy of Universal Pictures). Who can resist a Western with spaceships?

'Punch' love: Director Zach Snyder ("300") is ditching six-pack historic abs for girl power. He was on hand Saturday to discuss "Sucker Punch," about five girls who use their imaginations to escape an insane asylum, the Los Angeles Times reports. Also, their names are awesome: Baby Doll, Sweetpea, Rocket, Blondie and Amber. OK, so Amber's not that awesome, but the rest are.

Scuffle-Con: AP reports a man was arrested for injuring another man with a pen while waiting for a preview of "Cowboys & Aliens" on Saturday. Police said the men got into an argument over sitting too close to each other, and noted that such incidences have been rare at Comic-Con. The convention is so peaceful, this kerfuffle is the equivalent of a Comic-Con drive-by shooting.

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