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Will Ferrell kicks off Comic-Con as Megamind

Will Ferrell kicked off Comic-Con in costume.

The funnyman stepped onto the pop-culture convention's stage Thursday in San Diego decked out as his villainous animated character from the upcoming DreamWorks superhero tale "Megamind," The Associated Press reports. Ferrell, donning blue face paint and a bulbous blue helmet, also brought breakfast for the panel's 6,500 attendees - one box of doughnuts and a jug of orange juice.

"I didn't think there would be so many of you," he joked.

Ferrell was joined by his costume-less co-stars Tina Fey and Jonah Hill.

Brad Pitt, who plays the muscle-bound nemesis of "Megamind," was also in attendance - in cardboard cutout form.

Also at Comic-Con Thursday, Guillermo del Toro announced he will direct a new movie remake of Disney's "Haunted Mansion." The new movie will be true to the "spirit, art and aesthetic" of the original Disneyland Haunted Mansion, where del Toro has made an annual pilgrimage since he was 3.

He said he goes on the ride to clear his head and has a Haunted Mansion-themed room at his house. Del Toro said his film will be a scary 3-D, live-action take on what he called "the most precious real estate on Earth."

The cast and creators of "Tron: Legacy" also made an appearance to discuss the new film. They wowed the crowd with about eight minutes of 3-D footage of the follow-up film to 1982's "Tron."

The clip centered on the character of Sam Flynn, played by Garrett Hedlund, entering the digital world where his father disappeared decades earlier.

Flynn's father is played by Jeff Bridges, reprising his role as Kevin Flynn from the original film. The Oscar winner plays two characters in "Tron: Legacy," including a younger version of himself achieved with computer effects.

"Tron: Legacy" opens in December.

Comic-Con continues at the San Diego Convention Center through Sunday.

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