In two weeks San Diego Comic Con kicks off again, the biggest annual geek celebration on the planet with over 130,000 people cramming the South Californian city and convention center for the five-day event.
The entire convention sold out ages ago and hotel rooms across the city have been booked out for months. I’ve been every year since 2001 and will be back again as usual, mostly in Hall H covering the various panels, and then likely drunk at the various parties afterwards.
The official site has revealed the schedule which is fairly well spread out this year with Thursday and Saturday being the big ticket days for film panels. The 6,000 seat Hall H once again is where most of the cinema-related stuff will be announced or screened and here’s its schedule all on its own:
10am Megamind (Dreamworks Animation)
Attending: Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, director Tom McGrath.
11:15am Tron Legacy (Disney Pictures)
Attending: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Bruce Boxleitner, director Joe Kosinski, producers Sean Bailey and Steven Lisberger.
1pm Battle: Los Angeles & Salt (Sony Pictures)
Attending: Michelle Rodriguez, Aaron Eckhart, producer Neal Moritz, director Jonathan Liebesman.
2:15pm RED (Summit Entertainment)
Attending: Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, director Robert Schwentke, author Warren Ellis.
3:30pm The Visionaries
Attending: directors J.J. Abrams & Joss Whedon
4:45pm The Expendables (Lionsgate)
Attending: Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Randy Couture, Terry Crews.
6pm: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Universal Pictures)
Attending: Director Edgar Wright, author Bryan Lee O’Malley, Michael Cera, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Allison Pill, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman.
11:15am Drive Angry (Summit Entertainment)
Attending: Nicolas Cage, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, Amber Heard
12pm Skyline (Universal Pictures)
Attending: Donald Faison, Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, David Zayas, Brittany Daniel, directors Colin and Greg Strause
Attending: Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker, director James Gunn
2:15pm Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (Miramax Films)
Attending: producer Guillermo del Toro, director Troy Nixey
4pm The Other Guys, The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures)
Attending: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Seth Rogen, Christoph Waltz, director Michel Gondry, director Adam McKay, writer Evan Goldberg, producer Neal Moritz
11:45am Green Lantern, Sucker Punch, Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows (Warner Bros.)
Attending: Not Yet Locked. Possibles: Ryan Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard, Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, director Martin Campbell, director Zack Snyder
1:30pm Let Me In (Overture Films)
Attending: Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, director Matt Reeves
4pm Resident Evil Afterlife (Screen Gems)
Attending: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, director Paul W. S. Anderson
4:45pm Paul, Cowboys and Aliens (Universal Pictures)
Attending: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Jeffrey Tambor, Joe Lo Truglio, director Jon Favreau, director Greg Mottola
6pm Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger (Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures)
Attending: Not Yet Locked. Possibles: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, director Kenneth Branagh