With Reporting by Josh Horowitz
Jack Black is all over San Diego Comic-Con — but if you don’t know where to look, you might miss him.
But we know where to look. Speaking with MTV News at Comic-Con, Black told us that he’s been walking the floor wearing a “Star Wars” stormtrooper helmet — not for fun, mind you, but for business.
“I put it on, and I’m walking around trying to buy some more things at the Comic-Con, and somehow, the word got out,” he said. “And everybody’s just like, ’Jack Black, you in there?’ And I’m like ’No, it’s not me. I don’t know what you’re talking about.'”
Poor Jack. All he wants to do is run around the Comic-Con floor and purchase new additions to his “Lord of the Rings” collection.
“I like to collect my ’Lord of the Rings’ figurines,” he said. “They’re not figurines; they’re more like statues. Statuettes.”
Beyond “Lord of the Rings,” there’s one other pop culture icon that Black nerds out over: The Incredible Hulk.
“I was really into Hulk [as a kid],” he said. “I don’t know what it was. He’s the strongest possible creature in the universe, and I thought that was pretty badass.”
Equally badass: the Red Hulk statue Black purchased during his Comic-Con adventures. “I don’t know what he is,” he confessed. “I never read the comic book where he turned red. I think that’s from another dimension.”
Actually, Red Hulk is totally from the same dimension as the original Hulk, and is a different character entirely, but that’s OK; Black’s geek cred already speaks for itself.