Comic-Con 2012 Red Carpet – The Boys, Part 2

Posted on July 16, 2012

Dance for the nerds, boys! Dance!


Andrew Lincoln

We realize we’ve been crying out to our Con-attending stars for some authenticity in their Con getups, but perhaps a bit more effort next time, Andrew. He looks like he’s been on the dealer’s floor selling t-shirts and action figures to a small city of rabid fanboys and fangirls for the last 3 days running.


Colin Farrell



Cory Monteith

We’re digging the effort he’s been putting into his appearance lately, although we can’t imagine wearing a sweater to a comic convention in July.


Henry Cavill



Ian McKellen

 You wear your big pink smock, Sir Ian, you fabulous nelly queen.  RESPECT.


Ian Somerhalder

Cool jacket, bro.


Jamie Foxx

 That is a whole lotta denim.


Joel McHale



Matt Smith

Big nerd. The Doctor walks the walk. Once again: RESPECT.


Paul Wesley

Blandly cute.


Steven Yeun

Serving up Rebel Without a Cause realness. But since it looks like he’s already worn those shoes sans socks with another outfit, it’s time to say it: STANK FOOT.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Sobaika

    Henry Cavill! My nether-regions demand your attention.

    I’m going to watch the shit out of Superman. Cavill AND Meloni?? Yes. Yes, please.

    • homofascist

      I actually hate that shirt.  I demand that he remove it at once!

      Also, Matt Smith’s jacket – must. have. now.

    • Jessica O’Connell

       “Woof” pretty much says it all….so pretty. Must scroll back up, bye!

    •  Let us all hope its better than “The Immortals”  Whew what a stinker.

      • Billie_Dawn

         A truly incoherent movie, but I secretly admired its chutzpah in having the “hero” be an incompetent yutz. I think everything would have worked out better if Cavill’s character had just not gotten involved in the first place. He’s like the ancient Greek version of Frank Drebin from The Naked Gun.

        •  For me its failing was making it all about spectacle, AGAIN instead of relying on an actual story to get us through.  But you are so right, Cavill was wasted on a character who was a total flaming IDIOT.

          • Bob Dressner

            For real?  Who watched that movie for the character development or the plot?

          •  Oh no question, that part was deeee-licious.  But hoo boy howdy was it still a steaming hot mess.

          • lovelyivy

            I have no memory of the plot whatsoever. Just memories of hot and pretty all over the place. A shame, since if it could have been as well written as it was shot it could have been tremendous.

    • LeBarron

      What’s more amazing is that I find he looks even better in motion on film than in still pictures.  Let’s face it, he is the reason I sat through all four seasons of The Tudors.  So I will also be all over the new Superman movie when it comes out.

  • Let’s just crown Matt Smith king of the nerds once and for all.

    • LeBarron

      I have no objection.  Plus, those shoes kind of look like he pinched them from the Doctor’s closet.

      • I’m going to watch the shit out of Superman. Cavill AND Meloni?? Yes. Yes,

    • lamamu

       Why, oh, why does he always comes across as mildly creepy and lurchy on the RC? There’s a part for him in a future Addams Family remake.

  • Colin Farrell has that dazed expression on his face that makes it look like he just has a run in with a horde of rabid fangirls.

  • LinXGUA

    Ian McKellen is adorable.

    • Adriana_Paula

      He scares me, but in the good way, like he could freeze me with his eyes if he so chose. Or with his arch baritone.

  • Even though Matt Smith has kind of grown on me, I hate the fact that all the necklines on his shirts look like they’ve been stretched all to hell and the sunglasses aren’t helping. I think I prefer him dressed as The Doctor.

    Ian McKellan is full of awesome.

    • When I saw Matt and Arthur Darvill at the DW Convention in Cardiff earlier this year, they were both wearing t-shirts with crazy stretched out collars and I wanted so badly to ask if they had a competition on who’s could be more stretched out. Else, I imagined them getting together for collar stretching parties. 

      • call_me_schmeg

        joining the stretched-neck party: ian somerhalder. sweet boy, you look like your’re wearing a cowl neck.

        • I’m pretty sure Ian Somerhalder is actually wearing a cowl neck (or at least it’s supposed to drape like that.  I don’t know what that’s called.  A demi-cowl?).  I am pro-cowl neck, so this is the best non-suit outfit I’ve seen him in.

      • sayonaramrskackleman

         I’ve been laughing for like 5 straight minutes about the collar stretching parties!

    • AudreysMom

       Sir Ian can wear whatever color he likes; pink included.

  • I will now always think “you fabulous nelly queen” whenever I see Ian McKellen. 

    • Me too. Not sure how it’s going to jive with my upcoming Lord of the Rings trilogy re-viewing. 

  • filmcricket

    Ian S. looks more and more like the 80s every time I see him. First he had Rob Lowe’s face, and now he has Duran Duran’s jacket.

    • Spicytomato1

      Agreed! I just made a similar comment below.

    • I was scrolling through the comments to see if anyone else wrote what I was thinking, and lo and behold, you did!

      • filmcricket

        Great minds!

        From: Disqus
        Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 6:11:49 PM
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        Teresa M. wrote, in response to filmcricket:
        I was scrolling through the comments to see if anyone else wrote what I was thinking, and lo and behold, you did! Link to comment

  • mjude

    i just have to bow down to Ian McKellen & he does look adorable.

  • Ms_Flyover

    Joel McHale’s look is cute?  I get “new employee at HomeDepot.”  

    Love Ian McKellan, though.

    • Spicytomato1

      As for Joel McHale’s look being cute, I’m thinking maybe TLo are being generous with their use of the word. Because “cute” would not be the word I’d use for Paul Wesley’s look either. Bland, yes. Cute, no.

      • alyce1213

        Joel McHale is cute whatever he wears.  And funny and smart.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    As far as I”m concerned, Sir Ian McKellen can do no wrong!

  • Matt Smith wins everything for me. I’m waiting a photo of him with Karen and Arthur all in their matching hipster sunglasses.

    • MilaXX

      I just want a pic of Arthur. LOVE him.

  • clatie

    Ian S. looks like he REEKS of nasty cologne.  Yecch.

  • Spicytomato1

    Ian S, the 80s called and they want their jacket back. And their top. And possibly their hair.

  • drdirection

    god I love Ian McKellan

  • Ian Somerhalder is serving up some serious mid-80’s Rob Lowe. 

  • re: Cory’s sweater at the con: some of those con hotels have super scary air conditioning!!! I froze at my last con, so I know it might not be too warm for a sweater. Then again, the crowds at Comic Con might generate enough heat to battle the a/c.

  • VicksieDo

    Henry Cavill……SWOOOOON


    Henry Cavill, I don’t know you but I think we should talk.
    Ian McKellen, you are a god.
    Ian Somerhalder, you are so fucking smug but I do kind of dig your jacket in a weird, tripping balls kind of way.
    Matt Smith, you cray. Love.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Henry Cavill…with a side of unshaved chest. Woof is right, boys!

  • VicksieDo

    Ian Somerhalder has amazing eyes, and he’s always smirking, like he knows it~

  • I’ve met Ian McKellan. He was awesome. (Just throwing that out there to make y’all jealous.)

    • call_me_schmeg

      i’ve met the other ian (plus 3 other gents from this post, also to make y’all jealous) and that smirk was a lot less smirky and a lot more ohgoshyoureyesarepretty in person. would LOVE to meet ian mckellan in all of his fabulous nelly queen realness!

      (…and also sit on henry cavill’s face while matt smith talks all britishy to me…)

      • AudreysMom

         both of you, color Audrey and I appropriately jealous. Meeting Sir Ian is a dream.

  • another_laura

    Jesus Mary and Joseph, who is Henry Cavill and how do I get my hands on him?

    • alyce1213

      The new Superman.  

    •  He was also in The Tudors as Henry the 8th’s best bud.

      • littlemac8

        Don’t you think that white shirt looks like it’s made out of the most gorgeous material with that lovely sheen to it.  So yummy I want him to leave his shirt on a little while longer…just a little while!

        •  It looks like a very high thread count cotton sateen to me.  And it must feel wonderful on the skin. and running ones hands over the outside of it, with him IN it would be,….um, well.  I think I’ve said enough.

    • Sobaika

      Watch The Tudors, if only for the first episode and the man’s bum.

      •  Amen Sistah!  That was some serious tuschie we got to view.

  • Catiline

    Ian McKellan to rule them all.

  • Henry Cavill looks awkward in those clothes. He should take them off. 

    • Anna Maria Diamanti

       And then he can take off mine.

  • pattyw

    Katie Holmes v. Ian Somerhalder in “Smirk-Off Smackdown,” coming to pay-per-view in February 2013.

  • kimmeister

    Ian Somerhalder looks like a crazy person.  Jamie Foxx just looks flat out ridiculous.

  • LeBarron

    (Oops! Double post. Nothing to see here.)

  • I seriously laughed for five minutes when I got to Henry Cavill. Woof indeed, your grace.

  • MilaXX

    I’m usually up on my Brits who do American accents, but somehow I missed the memo on Abraham. All in all this batch of guys didn’t do too badly even if Jaimie Foxx is wearing a denim tux.

  • Sandra Donnally

    Paul Wesley looks like the bastard offspring of Justin Bieber and John Mayer.

    • Adriana_Paula

      Oh my God you’re right.  Shudder.

    • littlemac8


    • My reaction was Justin’s more intense older brother.

    • He looks like the “After” photo for a man salon ad.

  • M_E_S

    I love Matt Smith.  On Saturday he was wearing a T-shirt with a vest and a bowler hat.  It was both incredibly nerdy, hipster and fabulous at the same time.

    He and Karen Gillan are King and Queen of Nerddom.

  • Rand Ortega

    Jaime Foxx looks like he headed to a Detroit racetrack circa 1976. The only item missing are some Flagg Bros. platforms.

  • I love Joel McHale. There. I’ve said it.

  • Ugh, Matt. It is so confusing when you’re dressed like this — I cannot tell if I want to take your clothes off or leave them on.

  • greyhoundgirl

    Ian McKellen owns it.

  • formerlyAnon

    Hmm. I’ll take that Lincoln fellow over Cavill any day of the week. From the other posts, this is a good thing since the crowd around Cavill is unbreachable.

    How come nobody’s bashing Matt Smith for his obliviousness to The Way of The Con for wearing such a warm looking jacket?  I mean, I KNOW why, obviously but still, seems unfair . . .

    Ian McKellan not only has a lovely voice and is still quit attractive in that totally unfair way in which men get to look old and still be attractive, the fact that he can get dressed comfortably and appear in public looking completely appropriate and not in the least mock-worthy gives hope to those of us who are going to see 70 a lot sooner than the time it’s been since we saw 30.

  • Henry Cavill. WOOF indeed.

  • lila rogers

    Joel Mc hale has comme de garcons converse. That is so fucking cool

  • quiltrx

    Gah, the boys really beat the shit out of the girls in this venue, didn’t they?

    Oh Henry, you are such a fine piece of man.  Can’t wait to see ya in the tights, baby.

    Ian McKellen, you fabulous bitch, don’t EVER change!!!

    And Jamie Foxx…well, you look like some shady guy who would be handing out drink coupons on Beale Street.  No thank you.

  • Wellworn

    I think that Matt Smith jacket is from Quacker Factory.  It takes a true nerd to honor Jeanne Bice like that in front of people and cameras and stuff.  Props.

  • henry cavill is just … impossibly handsome.

  • Now does everyone understand why I nominated Henry Cavill for the Magic Mike sequel? 

  • Amandack

    The room where the Glee panel was held was cold (unless they turned down the a/c later in the day…I was there a few hours before that panel), so I can almost forgive Cory.  Almost.  It was gross and humid getting there, so I hope he wasn’t outside in it. 

    On Saturday, Matt Smith was wearing a bowler hat (cute), vest (cute), and weird, stretched out, almost see-through undershirt.  I vastly prefer the jacket.  Also, Maggie Q said in the TV Guide panel that her pet peeve is guys in skinny jeans, so it’s funny to see her co-panelist Matt in skinny jeans the next day.

    • AJ

      I’ve always found convention halls where they hold panels and the like absolutely freezing. I always bring a sweater in my bag and I’m always glad to have it. I suppose when one must look all pressed and camera-ready, one can’t just shove a hoodie in one’s Bag of Holding, however.

  • So obvious who the Kings of the Nerds are. NERD ROYALTY, BOW DOWN ATTENTION WHORING WANNABES.

    (They’re Sir Ian McKellan and Matt Smith. Duh.)

  • Paul Wesley looks like Justin Bieber’s older, manlier brother.

  • RzYoung

    I’m heart stoppingly in love with Henry Cavil. I just realised it, just now.

  • Beardslee

    I feel like you can tell who understands comic-con and who doesn’t.  The naturally nerdy look great, bless them.

  • LambeeBaby

     Matt Smith-people without eyebrows freak me out. They just scream serial killer.

  • Larkin21

    Agreeing with all the swoons over Henry Cavill and praise of Sir Ian McKellan’s god-like status. I also can’t get over how adorable Steven Yeun is!

  • guest2visits

    Again, all these guys are doing the event nicely. Henry Cavill –  I just need to get Showtime.
    Paul Wesley is looking Bieberish and slightly irritating.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Sir Ian puts them all to shame.

  • Ian – the secret son of Erik McCormick – of Will & Grace?

  • OK, for real, I thought Jamie Foxx was Denzel. Denzel loves that all denim shit. 

  • Cathy S

    God, I love Ian McKellen.  I would pay handsomely for a picture of him and Matt Smith together.

  • Lisa

    “Woof!” indeed!  “NOM!” would be another word that comes to mind.  

  • MoHub

    Sir Ian FTW!

  • LambeeBaby

     Matt Smith has no eyebrows… Very serial killer looking.