Here’s the official place for the upcoming 2011 San Diego Comic-Con movie thread. There’s been a concern about studios bypassing this convention because of the abject failure of films like Sucker Punch and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Both movies were heavily hyped at last year’s SDCC, only to dirty-bomb at the boxoffice. Hall H, the convention center’s jewel room (6500 seats) will not be the exclusive domain of movies this time around.
Here is the Thursday, July 21st schedule. All times are Pacific Daylight:
11:15-12:15 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 preview/Q&A (participants TBA)
3:15-4:30 20th Century Fox 2011-12 Movie Preview (movies and participants TBA)
6-7: Entertainment Weekly: The Visionaries panel with directors Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens) and Guillermo del Toro (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark).
Friday, July 22 schedule is now out. Hall H, all times Pacific.
11AM-Noon: Paramount Pictures: The Adventures of Tin-Tin (participants TBA)
12:15-1:15 Relativity Media Presents: Previews of Raven and Haywire
Raven – participants TBA
Haywire – clips introduced by MMA fighter Gina Carano and director Stephen Soderbergh.
12:45-1:45 Legendary Pictures: Preproduction Preview of Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, Paradise Lost, and Mass Effect: The Movie. Panel participants include Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, Guillermo del Toro, Ben Barnes, Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Alicia Vikander, Alex Proyas, Sergei Bodrov, Travis Beacham, Mark Protosevich, and Casey Hudson. Room 6BCF
1:30-2:30 Screen Gems Presents: Underworld 4 preview/panel with actors Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, Len Wiseman and directors Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein.
2:45-3:45 DreamWorks Pictures Presents: Fright Night panel with actors Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots, Dave Franco, director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Marti Noxon
4-5:30 Sony Pictures Grand Slam Previews
**Ghost Rider-Spirit of Vengeance clips introduced by directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and stars Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, and Johnny Whitworth.
**30 Minutes or Less clips introduced by director Ruben Fleischer and stars Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, and Michael Peña.
**Total Recall clips introduced by director Len Wiseman and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and John Cho.
**The Amazing Spider-Man clips introduced by producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, director Marc Webb, and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.