Someone asked if Rocco reminds Flanery of Timothy Leary and he said that hit the nail on the head. Rocco will ask a random question about liking peanut butter and then turn around say something incredibly deep like, "Did you ever think that the only threat to our future are the debts of our past?" and he’ll just blow you away.
When Rocco was asked about their fans, he said they are the best fans in the world. They both said they’d love to see fan wars between Boondock Saints fans and Pretty in Pink fans. Even though Pretty in Pink made more money, you don’t see anyone walking around with a Pretty in Pink tattoo, eh? Now that would make for some entertaining TV.
Rocco was asked about vigilante justice and whether he thinks there is a social correlation between vigilantism and the rise in Batman’s popularity. He resoundingly said, "Yes." He feels like we’ve come too far and have to go back, since things are getting ugly out there. Things like someone getting sued because their TV was stolen and the thief hurt his back. Flanery agreed and said, "You just can’t write this stuff."
Flanery was asked how it feels to know that the straight men love him as much as the women. He stated keeps track of the metrics of his popularity versus Reedus and the chicks go nuts for Reedus and the dudes love him. Fear not, Sean. From the audience response, the ladies resoundingly love you too!
We got a completely different side of Flanery when someone asked him about his memories from Young Indiana Jones, which is clearly near and dear to his heart. He talked about his wonderful experiences and that it was actually like a film school for him, since he learned so much about acting and the world he visited while filming. He talked about a French art house director he worked with, Rene Manzor, who used a very different directing style than he was accustomed to. He was confused by it at the time, especially since Manzor spoke no English, but when he saw the final product, he was amazed and realized, yeah, that’s what it’s all about. He learned to trust him because he was a good director. Sean is clearly very proud of his work on the show and believes it sends good messages to the youth of today and it opened a lot of doors for him in the industry, the least of which was the audition for Boondock Saints.
Boondock Saints are a pretty rabid bunch, but this panel seemed much more tame when compared to last year’s. It was still great fun and we appreciate Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco visiting the fair city of New Orleans and we hope to see them again in February of 2014 for the next Wizard World New Orleans Comic-Con!