Comic Con Movies Schedule
Comic Con is an exciting weekend every year in the world of movie news, but it can be overwhelming and daunting sorting through all the panel information for the stuff you want to read most. At Player Affinity Movies, our writers are on the clock sorting through it for you to give you only the most relevant news and interesting highlights from all the panels.
If you're new to the Comic Con movie scene then you're in for a treat. In the next three days the amount of buzz that will be generated about a number of big upcoming movies will easily outdo a large beehive. Just by virtue of staying connected here at Player Affinity and your other favorite movie news sources this weekend, you'll know everything you need about the titles that matter from now until next spring or even the summer. It's a one-weekend retreat to gather all the knowledge you need if you love film buzz but can't keep up with it every day.
To get you started, here is a schedule of all the most interesting panels at this year's Con. Movie panels are condensed to a three-day span of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Panels start around 11 am Pacific time and end usually no later than 7 pm Pacific time. We'll provide you updates as soon as we can, but if you want up-to-the-minute coverage, I recommend bigger movie blogs such as JoBlo.com and Film School Rejects.
Here is the Comic Con 2010 Movie Schedule and some info on each film being presented. Please note all times refer to Pacific Standard Time
(10:00 am) MegaMind - DreamWorks' animated supervillain sympathy movie. Panel features voice stars Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill as well as director Tom McGrath.
(10:30 am) TheOneRing.net talks about The Hobbit films - Not a panel with any celebs, but if news breaks about The Hobbit it will be then.
(11:15 am) Tron: Legacy - Disney's big Winter holiday film is a sequel and re-envisioning of the '80s classic about a journey inside a computer. Panel features both producers, director Joe Kosinski and stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen and Bruce Boxleitner.
(1:00 pm) Battle: Los Angeles and Salt - Sony Pictures Entertainment will provide a panel for Friday's film Salt as well as an introduction to next March's Battle: Los Angeles about a marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) leading a defense assault when Los Angeles is suddenly attacked by unknown forces. Eckhart and co-star Michelle Rodriguez along with producer Neal Moritz and director Jonathan Liebesman will be in attendance.
(2:15 pm) RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) - Summit Entertainment will reveal some exclusive footage from this film based on the DC Comics graphic novel about retired C.I.A agents defending themselves against some kind of conspiracy. It's not clear which stars will be in attendance, but Dame Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman and Mary-Louise Parker are among the possibilities.
(3:30 pm) Entertainment Weekly Visionaries Panel - Almighty producer/director J.J Abrams and Joss Whedon (current director of The Avengers) talk the future of pop culture, but hopefully they dish on their upcoming film projects when asked. Regardless, the discussion should be interesting and what these guys say matters.
(4:45 pm) The Expendables - How much testosterone can you put in one room before it explodes? Lionsgate intends to find out in this panel for its August action flick starring the best of the best in action stars. Expect panelists Sylvester Stallone, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture.
(6:00 pm) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - Filmmaker Edgar Wright and graphic novel creator Bryan Lee O'Malley will bring Universal's genre-stupefying action comedy to Hall H along with numerous members of the cast including star Michael Cera an at least 12 others.
(11:15 am) Drive Angry 3D - Summit Entertainment brings the first panel for a movie with the title with "3D" in it. The film combines Nic Cage, driving fast cars and a vengeful daddy, so Taken with gasoline.
(12:00 pm) Skyline - An exclusive Comic Con trailer will be revealed for this sci-fi thriller from the directors of Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. The film is about aliens who descend on Los Angeles and use bright lights to draw humans in and wipe them off the planet.
(1:00 pm) Super - The latest "average man dons a superhero identity" film stars Rainn Wilson. He, director James Gunn (Slither) and co-stars Nathan Fillion, Liv Tyler and others (not Ellen Page, though, sadly) will be present to reveal footage from the film.
(2:15 pm) Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - Miramax and Guillermo Del Toro present this horror film about a girl who goes to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in an old mansion where she accidentally lets the creepers out of the bag ... or closet ... or something.
(3:00 pm) The Joss Whedon Experience - Whedon brings his hit panel back this year, only this time he's the director of The Avengers, so he could get forced into answering some good questions about it!
(4:00-6:00 pm) The Other Guys, The Green Hornet and Priest - Sony overloads us at the end of the day with a panel for August's comedy The Other Guys that will include Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and director/producer Adam McKay. That will be followed by Seth Rogen, Michel Gondry, Evan Goldberg, Neal Moritz and Christoph Waltz giving us more about The Green Hornet. After that, it's a late addition to the mix, a panel for Priest, the apocalyptic vampire war film starring Paul Bettany, Karl Urban and Maggie Q among others who will all be present with director Scott Stewart. Word is the footage will be in 3D.
(11:45-1:15 pm) The Green Lantern, Sucker Punch and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Warner Bros. is packing it all in for us Saturday afternoon with three hugely anticipated films. It starts with superhero tentpole The Green Lantern, which will be never-before-seen footage for sure. Then comes Zak Snyder's dark fantasy "chicks kicking ass" film Sucker Punch starring Vanessa Hudges, Emily Browning, Abby Cornish, Jena Malone, Carla Gugino and Jon Hamm. Last will be Harry Potter's comic con debut. Better late than never.
(1:30 pm) Let Me In - Get a closer look at this Swedish vampire film remake starring Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins and Kodi Smit-McPhee from Cloverfield director Matt Reeves. Presented by Overture Films and Hammer Films.
(4:00 pm) Resident Evil: Afterlife - Number four for this franchise will be in 3-D and directed by Paul W.S Anderson. Some of the footage revealed will show off the 3-D and Anderson, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller will be there to talk about it.
(4:45 pm) Paul and Cowboys & Aliens - Universal presents two highly anticipated films. The first is Paul, the latest from Superbad and Adventureland director Greg Mottola. The film stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (the duo from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) as two geeks making a trip to Comic Con when they actually come across Area 51 and pick up an alien voiced by Seth Rogen. Co-stars Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Jeffrey Tambor, Joe Lo Truglio and Sigourney Weaver will all be there. Then it's Iron Man director Jon Favreau's turn to talk his film based on the Platinum Studios comic of the same name, Cowboys & Aliens. Currently filming in New Mexico, the film stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde and combines the Wild West with UFOs.
(6:00 pm) Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger - Marvel producer Kevin Feige and special guests will present a look into the the studio's big ventures in Summer 2011 (and possibly in 2012 with The Avengers!)