July 23, 2011 / 9:25 PM / 7 years ago

Colin Farrell, coming and going, at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (TheWrap) - Comic-Con first-timer Colin Farrell did double takes and rewinds during multiple presentations for his films “Fright Night 3D” and “Total Recall” at the annual geek convention.

The “Horrible Bosses” actor debuted twice in Hall H after film director Craig Gillespie prematurely announced him, but then directed him to return back stage -- Farrell did so by walking backwards -- and then reappeared looking genuinely pleased to be in front of adoring fans.

Farrell also left a lasting impression on the 6,000-strong crowd in the cavernous hall after he unexpectedly granted a lucky fan her wish of getting his name tag after he was finished with the panel. He even signed it.

A visibly fatigued Farrell showed up at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront to a press conference for DreamWorks’ “Fright Night 3D” immediately after his debut in Hall H, joined by the film’s director, Craig Gillespie, screenwriter Marty Noxon, actors Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Palasse, Imogen Poots, and Chris Sarandon, who appeared in the original “Fright Night.”

During a press event for the vampire remake, a quick-witted Farrell joked with reporters who asked who would win if a fight ensued between the ‘other’ vampire and Jerry, the bloodthirsty character he plays in “Fright Night.” He said, “It depends on what we were fighting about. If we were fighting for a piece of meat, I would win. If we were fighting for the love of a woman, I‘m afraid Cullen would have me.”

The “Fright Night” star was only able to answer a few questions before sprinting back to Hall H to promote his next project “Total Recall.” However, the Irish actor didn’t let his hectic schedule slow down his snappy retort to the last reporters’ question.

Before being whisked away back to Hall H, Colin managed to sarcastically answer if being a father has influenced his choice of roles and quipped, “Yeah, I choose savage killers, now.”

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