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Mark Wahlberg got a rowdy, boy-band reception at San Diego Comic-Con, where he showed up to promote video-game adaptation Max Payne. A surprisingly female crowd—this is a comic book convention, after all—went nuts as he took the stage to talk about his brutal revenge thriller.
"This is like playing a show in Japan," Wahlberg told the screaming crowd. "Now I know why the New Kids went back!"
The former face of the Funky Bunch was joined by costars Mila Kunis and Ludacris, and he had nice words for his fellow rapper-turned-actor. "I come from the music world, so I'm always a little suspicious about how much they're going to commit," Wahlberg said. "Chris is good, though—the next big shining bright star."
The three spoke after rolling sneak-peek footage from Max Payne, scheduled to open in October. Here's what the crowd saw: