Green Lantern and X-Men: First Class Present at MCM Expo

London’s MCM Expo has announced that Green Lantern will be the official title sponsor of the convention and that X-Men: First Class (and Thor) co-writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz will apear on a panel. Here is the first press release:

MCM Group are delighted to announce that much anticipated action adventure Green Lantern will be the official TITLE sponsor of the next MCM Expo, which takes place at ExCel London on 27-29 May.

Now in its tenth year, MCM Expo is London’s comic con, covering movies, comics, games, anime, television and more. The UK’s premier gathering for all things pop culture, the show is the ideal venue to showcase such a highly anticipated movie with roots in comic books.

Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, along with Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong, and is directed by Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale). The upcoming Warner Bros release, based on the popular and long-running series from DC Comics, is due to hit UK cinemas in June.

As part of MCM Expo, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will also be showcasing the upcoming Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters videogame, due for release on all formats in the summer.

"We are absolutely delighted that Green Lantern is title sponsor of May’s MCM Expo," commented show co-organiser Bryan Cooney. "If ever a movie was tailor-made to appeal to our 50,000+ visitors it is Green Lantern, so we’re thrilled that the London MCM Expo is to play a key role in Warner Bros.’ launch of the film and videogame."

And the second…

X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are to appear on a panel at the next MCM Expo London Comic Con. A prequel to the popular superhero franchise from Marvel and, Twentieth Century Fox upcoming movie X-Men: First Class focuses on the relationship between Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and the origin of their groups, the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants.

Miller and Stentz also collaborated on the screenplay of another soon-to-be released comic book film, Thor, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins, as well as sharing writing and production credits on hit sci-fi shows such as Fringe, Andromeda and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

"We’re delighted that Ashley and Zack will be part of our X-Men: First Class panel," said MCM Expo co-organiser Bryan Cooney. "As London’s Comic Con we play host to tens of thousands of comic book and film fans, so to have the writers of two of the biggest superhero movies of 2011 at the show is perfect."

"Only last week we announced much-anticipated action-adventure Green Lantern as the MCM Expo’s official title sponsor, and the addition of two such talented writers helps ensure that this May’s show will be one to remember."