July 4, 2018 at 1:16 pm #1202579347
Two weeks from today, Preview Night will kick off a San Diego Comic Con which is reeling from no-shows, especially on the movie side. Specifically, the decision by Marvel and Disney to abandon SDCC for their own D23 convention weekend in Anaheim next month. For the third year running, there will be no movie panels on the final day of the Con.
You know the drill; panels exclusively in Hall H, all times Pacific Daylight:
Thursday, July 19
10-11AM: 20th Century Fox Presents The Predator panel with actors Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski and director Shane Black. “The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.”
Friday, July 20
Time TBA: Universal Presents Glass and Halloween
Glass panel: Director M. Night Shymalan and panelists TBA. “Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining them are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.”
Halloween panel with cast/crew TBA. “A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael Myers in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror. But their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.”
5-6PM: Paramount Presents Bumblebee panel with actors Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and director Travis Knight. “Set in 1987 and on the run, Bumblebee seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and broken Autobot. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen.”
6:15-7:15PM: Sony Presents Venom panel with cast/crew TBA
Saturday, July 21
NEW TIME!! 10:30AM-12:30PM Warner Bros. Presents Wonder Woman 1984/Aquaman previews with cast/crew TBA
Wonder Woman 1984: “As Wonder Woman continues the fight for justice and freedom in the age of President Ronald Reagan, she encounters the great-grandson (me: best guess) of her one true love, Steve Trevor, killed in action at the end of World War I. All is well…until Barbara Minerva, a British anthropologist who, after locating the lost city of Urzkartaga in Africa, stumbles into an ancient ritual and becomes the living representation of their Cheetah god. Infused with its power, Minerva’s alter ego has designs on wreaking havoc everywhere and soon crosses paths with WW.”
Aquaman: “Set a year after the events of ‘Justice League’, Aquaman, aka Arthur Curry, is protecting the globe’s oceans in relative peace until he is caught in a sudden conflict between a surface world that begins to scavenge and ravage the sea and the underwater Atlanteans, whom he serves, ready to revolt against the surface.”
NEW!! 5:15-6:15pm Hall H: Deadpool 2 Panel with guests TBA. Prepare for the ultimate superhero landing as Deadpool and pals drop into Hall H for an hour of maximum effort. Expect dirty jokes, broken fourth walls, maybe some spandex, and real, live unicorns!*
(*Panel may not actually include mythical creatures.)July 4, 2018 at 6:14 pm #1202579404
And what’s more infuriating about Marvel and Disney’s absence from SDCC is that the D23 Expo runs every TWO years, so the next one won’t be until 2019. Marvel in particular could’ve come to San Diego to promote Ant Man and the Wasp, the Avengers/Thanos conclusion, etc.July 5, 2018 at 6:59 am #1202579599
Any chance stranger things will make an appearance?July 7, 2018 at 9:37 am #1202580673
Addendum: Time change confirmed for Warner Bros. presentation, and Deadpool 2 panel added for Saturday, July 21.
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