June 28, 2012 at 11:17 am #63694
Two weeks from today, the 42nd annual San Diego Comic-Con commences, and movies will be represented a little bit more, hopefully, than they were last year. Watch this space for updates on what happens on what day (July 12-15). Remember, all times are Pacific Daylight, and unless otherwise specifically posted, all movie panels occur in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center:
Thursday, July 12:
10:15-11:15 TheOneRing.net: The Truth
About The Hobbit— The Hobbit movie is imminent just at the book
turns 75. With on-set visits, intrepid reporting, and the pulse of
fans worldwide, the TORn staff shred rumors, answer questions, share
New Zealand images-but not as part of the official publicity machine.
Also featuring a special visual presentation from Weta Workshop.
12:45-1:45 The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn 2 panel w/guests TBA
2:05-3:05 Walt Disney Studios
Frankenweenie: director Tim Burton
Oz, The Great and Powerful: director
Wreck-It Ralph: director Rich Moore and
voice actors John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman.
3:25-4:25 CZ12 panel (Jackie Chan’s
final film) with Chan, Kwone Sang Woo and Oliver Platt.
4:45-5:45 The Expendables 2: Real
American Heroes panel with Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews, Randy
Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Jean Claude Van Damme and Arnold
8:30-10:30 Comic-Con Episode IV: A
Fan’s Hope premiere screening of the ultimate fanboy documentary from
executive producers Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Harry Knowles, and Thomas
Tull. Q&A to follow with director Morgan Spurlock and special
surprise guests. Ballroom 20June 28, 2012 at 11:38 am #63696
Good that they’re getting the twi-tards out of the way on Thursday for the 2nd year running.June 28, 2012 at 11:47 am #63697
4:45-5:45 The Expendables 2: Real American Heroes panel with Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Jean Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Very “Expendable(s)” indeed. Where’s Jason Statham?June 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm #63698
I remember when ComicCon was actually about comics.June 29, 2012 at 10:40 am #63699
Friday, July 13th schedule announced, and as last year, it’s a little light on the movie side. All panels in Hall H unless otherwise noted, all times Pacific Daylight:
10:45-11:45 ParaNorman: Behind the
Scenes panel with voice actors Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick,
Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Travis Knight, Chris Butler, and Sam Fell.
3-4: Walt Disney Animation Studios:
Wreck-it Ralph: The Art of Story panel with story artists Josie
Trinidad, Raymond Persi, Leo Matsuda, Nancy Kruse and writer Jennifer
Lee. Room 6DE
4:05-4:35 Screen Gems Presents:
Resident Evil: Retribution panel with actors Milla Jovovich, Michelle
Rodriguez, Oded Fehr, Boris Kodjoe, Mika Nakashima and
writer/director Paul W. S. Anderson.
4:35-6:35 Sony Pictures Triple
Total Recall panel with director Len
Wiseman plus actors Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and
Looper preview with writer/director
Rian Johnson and actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt;
Elysium First Look panel with
writer-director Neill Blomkamp, producer Simon Kinberg and actors
Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.
8-9PM: The Vacationeers are a Disaster:
It’s a Disaster sneak preview/panel with writer/director Todd Berger
along with actors Jeff Grace, Kevin M. Brennan, Blaise Miller, and
Erinn Hayes. Room 6BCFJune 30, 2012 at 9:45 am #63700
Two events added to Thursday, July 12 schedule:
11:30-12:30 Trailer Park: See the latest in trailers TBA including some in 3D contraption (glasses provided). Hall H
3-4: Sony Pictures Animation Presents
Hotel Transylvania preview with director Genndy Tartakovsky. Indigo
Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.June 30, 2012 at 10:23 am #63701
Schedule for Super Saturday, July 14, announced; emphasis on ‘Super’:
10-11: After Earth panel/Q&A with
screenwriter Gary Whitta, director of photography Peter Suschitzky,
comic book artist Beni Lobel, writers Robert Greenberger and Michael
Friedman and Eisner Award winner Peter David. This is the movie
directed by M. Night Shymalan. In “After Earth”, 1,000 years after
cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime
has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged
family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s
craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As
his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the
hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai
has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today,
he gets his chance. Room 6A
11:30-12:30 The Weinstein Company
Presents Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained with Tarantino
and cast TBA.
12:45-1:45 Open Road Films Presentation
End of Watch preview with actors Jake
Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña and writer/director David Ayer;
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D preview with
guests Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, director Michael J. Bassett, producer Samuel Hadida
2:30-5:00 Warner Bros. Pictures and
Legendary Pictures Preview: Pacific Rim, Man Of Steel and The Hobbit:
An Unexpected Journey (all panelists TBA)
6-7 Marvel Studios Presents: Iron Man 3 and ??: Producer Kevin Feige and special guests TBA provide an inside look at the
ever-expanding Marvel cinematic universeJuly 1, 2012 at 10:05 am #63702
Saturday will be the final day of the movie panels as none take place Sunday, just like last year. Only TV panels will be in Hall H on Sunday, July 15.July 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm #63703
According to Deadline, Paramount and Universal are adopting a move along, nothing to see here attitude with the convention. With the latter, I’d understand, considering the abortion that was Battleshit. No Fox, either.July 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm #63704
There’s some question as to whether Tarantino will be on hand Saturday for the Django Unchained panel; conflicting reports say he’s either still on, or has pulled out for reasons unknown.July 13, 2012 at 4:25 am #63705
Was anyone at The Hobbit comic-con?
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