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Comic Con headliners are now in town and are as excited as us

During a press conference at the Middle East Film and Comic Con today, all the celebrity guests spoke about pop culture and what they’re looking forward to in Dubai.

Shooting in green screen remains favorable to mainstream productions.

With special effects increasingly becoming an important element part of films and TV shows regardless of its genre, Game of Thrones star Kristian Nairn said much of the shooting happens in front of a green screen besides for few particular scenes where “real dogs were used” whilst Justice League star Erza Miller admits he “loves” green screen and a good deal of scenes required the technology while shooting Justice League. He said “There’s a lot of green screen. I love it and understand why people don’t love it. Personally, acting for me is a make-believe sense.”

Maxwell Jenkins feels “lucky” to be cast for ‘Lost in Space.’

Child actor Maxwell Jenkins spoke about the opportunity to work in the upcoming Netflix series saying “Growing up doing all this(acting) made me feel I’m lucky.” He went on to talk about the learnings he’s had about working the productions side of the show, saying he had work to “set the steady camera, do crane shots” and was given a camera to control. Apart from acting, he’s a pop culture fan too and shared his excitement for his role of ‘Will Robison’. He said “I grew up watching Star Trek, Blade Runner, Alien and I’m so excited for ‘Lost in Space’ because I get to have a robot.”

Mina Sundwall weighed on the #MeToo campaign.

Lead actress from ‘Lost in Space’ Mina Sundwall believes female empowerment is “natural” in her experience of starring in the TV show ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Freeheld’. She said “It didn’t feel like everyday as a new day for female empowerment because it is all so natural. To be in this movement as a young woman, I’m very honored.”

The Middle East Film and Comic Con is going on till Saturday, 7th April. For more information, visit