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Continued: And the geek shall inherit the earth: Comic-Con holds up a mirror for modern pop culture

  • Article by: CHRIS TALBOTT , AP Music Writer
  • Last update: July 22, 2013 - 12:55 PM

And so do formerly more "mainstream" stars in Hollywood. Tom Cruise — the guy who once played the macho icon Maverick in "Top Gun" — has turned more and more to sci-fi these days, and he's bringing others with him. He attended his first Comic-Con this year to promote "Edge of Tomorrow."

Bullock, best known for romantic comedies and realistic dramas, is new to the fantasy world, but the outpouring blew her mind.

"I've never been in a venue like this before in my life where just the joy and the happiness is so palpable ... and the camaraderie is amazing," Bullock said. "I love it."

And increasingly, so does everyone else.

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AP writers Matt Moore and Ryan Pearson in San Diego contributed to this report.

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