Comic-Con 2012: Full Schedule of Movie Panels
We hope you’ve got your nerdy overnight bags packed and ready to go because Comic-Con 2012 is fast approaching. We’ve given you the full rundown on TV panels, but what about all those amazing movie panels? Read on for a full schedule of movie panels and what to expect from the big studios this year.
THURSDAY, JULY 12
‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2‘ (Hall H, 12:45 – 1:45 pm) Lionsgate/Summit
It’s finally here — the end of ‘Twilight’! Grab your body glitter and get ready to watch Jacob fall in love with a little girl, Bella as a full-on vampire, and Edward… he’ll just be brooding and stuff.
Panelists: Cast and filmmaker Bill Condon
‘Wreck-It Ralph‘ (Hall H, 2:05 – 3:05 pm) Disney
Disney’s new animated take on classic video games features Ralph (John C. Reilly), a villain from an 8-bit game who decides he’s tired of just being the bad guy.
Panelists: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Rich Moore
‘Oz: The Great and Powerful‘ (Hall H, 2:05 – 3:05 pm) Disney
Sam Raimi‘s prequel tells the origin story of the Wizard of Oz and how he came to rule the land, starring James Franco and Michelle Williams
Panelists: Sam Raimi
‘Frankenweenie‘ (Hall H, 2:05 – 3:05 pm) Disney
Tim Burton returns to animation and transforms his beloved black and white short film into a black and white feature about a boy who brings his dog back from the dead.
Panelists: Tim Burton
‘Hotel Transylvania‘ (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 3:00 – 4:00 pm)
Panelists: Genndy Tartakovsky
‘Chinese Zodiac’ (Hall H, 3:25 – 4:25 pm)
Jackie Chan’s latest action adventure finds him seeking out 12 bronze heads that represent the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
Panelists: Jackie Chan
‘The Expendables 2‘ (Hall H, 4:45 – 5:45 pm) Lionsgate/Summit
Sylvester Stallone is back, and he’s brought a ton of your favorite action stars with him, as the gang sets out on a simple mission that quickly becomes a quest for revenge.
Panelists: Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Jean Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger
FRIDAY, JULY 13
‘ParaNorman‘ (Hall H, 10:45 – 11:45 am) Focus Features
The latest stop motion effort from LAIKA features a boy who can speak to the dead and is his town’s only hope for rescue from an evil curse.
Panelists: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Travis Knight, Chris Butler, Sam Fell
‘Resident Evil: Retribution‘ (Hall H, 4:05 – 4:35 pm) Screen Gems
Alice is back in the latest entry to Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘Resident Evil’ franchise — this time Alice fights with a resistance movement to bring down the evil Umbrella corporation once and for all.
‘Total Recall‘ (Hall H, 4:35 – 6:35 pm) Sony
Len Wiseman’s remake of the Paul Verhoeven sci-fi classic tells the story of a man, caught between warring nations, unaware what side he’s supposed to be on. It’s not as deep as it sounds, trust us.
‘Looper‘ (Hall H, 4:35 – 6:35 pm) Sony
Rian Johnson’s latest film is a sci-fi actioner starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an assassin who kills people sent back from the future. That’s all well and good until he’s tasked with killing his future self.
Panelists: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Rian Johnson
‘Elysium‘ (Hall H, 4:35 – 6:35 pm) Sony
From the visionary director who brought us ‘District 9′ — arguably one of the best sci-fi films of the last decade — comes ‘Elysium.’
Panelists: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Neill Blomkamp, Simon Kinberg
SATURDAY, JULY 14
‘Django Unchained‘ (Hall H, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm) The Weinstein Co.
Quentin Tarantino‘s epic western finds a slave named Django apprenticing under a bounty hunter to rescue his enslaved wife from an evil plantation owner.
Panelists: Cast and director Quentin Tarantino
‘End of Watch‘ (Hall H, 12:45 – 1:45 pm) Open Road Films
A routine traffic stop becomes a nightmare for two cops who draw the wrath of a dangerous drug cartel.
Panelists: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, David Ayer
‘Silent Hill: Revelations 3D’ (Hall H, 12:45 – 1:45 pm) Open Road Films
When a girl’s father goes missing she enters the alternate world of Silent Hill to find him, and possibly solve the mystery of the nightmares she’s been having all her life.
Panelists: Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Michael J. Bassett, Samuel Hadida
‘Pacific Rim‘ (Hall H, 2:30 – 5:00 pm) Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures
We’re so jazzed on this new Guillermo del Toro project, and here’s why: giant robots, manned by humans, fighting off an alien attack. Need we say more?
‘Man of Steel‘ (Hall H, 2:30 – 5:00 pm) Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures
This Superman reboot comes courtesy of Comic-Con mainstay Zack Snyder, and might just signal that DC is ready to create its first big movie universe.
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ (Hall H, 2:30 – 5:00 pm) Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures
Peter Jackson’s prequel to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy tells the tale of Bilbo Baggins and his perilous quest to retrieve valuable treasure from a terrifying dragon.
‘Iron Man 3‘ (Hall H, 6:00 – 7:00 pm) Disney/Marvel
‘Iron Man’ returns in the third entry to the franchise, but this time he’s got Shane Black on his side — which means we’re in for some serious ass-kicking.
Panelists: Cast and producer Kevin Feige