Comic-Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 9th, 2012 at 10:33 am,

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In just a few days most of our Screen Rant crew (and a few members of Game Rant) will be flying out to San Diego for another week of the madness known as Comic-Con International. We’ve already talked about some of the major must-see film and television panels in our day-by-day previews found on our Comic-Con 2012 page and early next week we have a special episode of the Screen Rant Underground podcast where we discuss some of this year’s expected highlights.

To get a better gauge of what people are excited for from this year’s Con, we’ve joined forces with some of our movie blogger friends from around the web to share what we’re all excited to see.

This year, more than ever, we’re seeing the event’s television component grow substantially as major programs including The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones join returnees Doctor Who, Supernatural and others in the San Diego Convention Center’s massive and infamous Hall H. Despite the TV takeover, SDCC 2012 may still offer the most impressive must-see line-up of film presentations. From the premiere of first-look footage for Pacific Rim, Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 to onstage appearances by industry superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Quentin Tarantino.

Anyone who knows what I write about most can probably guess that I’m anxious to see what’s happening in Hall H on Saturday, where the year’s two biggest panels are happening. We’re hoping for a detailed look at Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Those two films combined with The Hobbit and a potential presentation about Godzilla make that the panel the place to be. On the Disney/Marvel side, the Iron Man 3 presentation also has a chance to steal the show if President Kevin Feige comes prepared to lay down major announcements regarding “Phase 2″ of the Marvel cinematic universe. Bring us some Ant-Man, Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy! The one other panel I recommend checking out is for The Expendables 2 on Thursday, where Stallone will be on stage with much of the cast – and they know how to entertain.

Let’s see what everyone else is excited for:

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cinemablend Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

Katey Rich is the Editor-in-Chief of Cinema Blend, and she and her mighty team of five are excited to be covering Comic Con with more man (and woman) power than ever before. More than anything Katey is excited to catch the panel for Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, because it’s something she knows the least about, and therefore has the most potential to be an awesome surprise.

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collider Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

Matt Goldberg is going to be at Comic-Con covering Hall H for Collider.com. “I’m jazzed to see Django Unchained and Iron Man 3, but not so much because of the footage since that will all be released in due time. I’m more excited to see Quentin Tarantino and Robert Downey Jr. since big personalities on the Hall H stage always makes for a good time,” he says. He adds he’s “also eager to see what surprises various presentations may have in store.”

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cbm Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

Jim Littler from ComicBookMovie.com had it easy when picking out his highlights, saying, “It’s a no-brainer what we’ll be interested in seeing at Comic-Con this year… All the Comic Book Movie oriented panels–with a particular interest in Disney’s/Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 and THOR 2 offerings, as well as MAN OF STEEL?!!  Plus, a personal favorite is THE VENTURE BROS.

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comingsoon Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

ComingSoon.net and SuperHeroHype‘s Edward Douglas is looking forward to the entire Warner Bros. panel, since we’ve seen absolutely nothing from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and very little from Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, two of what should be the coolest movies of next summer. Likewise, the Marvel panel is always hopping and even though they’ve only been shooting a few weeks on Iron Man 3, they rarely disappoint and I expect them to show some cool stuff from the movie, much like they did with Captain America two years ago. Oh, and we’ll finally get confirmation on that May 2014 movie so we can all stop guessing and making stuff up. Also looking forward to talking to lots of filmmakers/actors since interviewing is my schtick at Comic-Con.

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fsr Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

This year, the Film School Rejects will be hiding in the bathroom stalls so that we can be the first in Hall H to check out everything from Frankenweenie to the Batmobile. We’ll be ironically wearing Team Bella t-shirts (except for Brian) as we bring news from Jackie Chan’s production company, ParaNorman, Disney, Game of Thrones, Disney’s Game of Thrones and the science fiction of Total Recall and Looper. While Fure rubs his own chest to the Expendables 2 footage (and reports back), Brian will be writing about his experiences as a first-timer, and we’ll collectively make sure that you, dear reader, feel like you are at the Con yourself. Dressing up like your favorite comic book character is on you though. We can’t be held responsible for clothing you.

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firstshowing Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

Alex Billington also returns to cover Comic-Con 2012 at FirstShowing.net. Alex is looking forward to the panels on Saturday the most, specifically Warner Bros’ panel for The Hobbit and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. There’s also Quentin Tarantino bringing Django Unchained on Saturday, which should be very fun. He’s mostly excited to see how the Hall H crowds react to these presentations, and hear the responses after.

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hollywood Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

Matt Patches at Hollywood.com can’t decide if he’s more excited for Sony’s Elysium panel or Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra panel. He’s been waiting patiently for any look at director Neill Blomkamp’s long-awaited District 9 follow-up that’s not bald Matt Damon standing around on set, and really, who doesn’t want a taste of epic sci-fi at Comic-Con? But going cold turkey on Legend of Korra post-season one finale…well, the panel may be the fix he needs to survive.

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io9 Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

This year at SDCC, the io9 team is excited to see that fantasy is pretty much ruling the con. With The Hobbit coming up, and Game of Thrones still going strong, there’s no doubt that this is the year of foam swords and armor in San Diego. We’re psyched for the original science fiction too — we’ll be checking out Guillermo Del Toro’s giant monsters in Pacific Rim, getting the latest on the superintelligent computer in Person of Interest, and visiting a post-apocalyptic world with no computers at all with Eric Kripke’s new series Revolution. We’ll be covering everything from comics and movies, to books and TV, so keep your eyes on io9 at SDCC 2012!

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movies Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

This year the gang at Movies.com is planning to load up their Comic-Con page with as many interviews, panel reports, footage reviews, podcasts, and, most importantly, costume galleries as biologically possible. It’ll be like you’re at comic-con, minus the huge crowds and Slave Leia dance contests.

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mtv Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

Josh Wigler at MTV Movies Blog and Splash Page says: “TV once again rules the roost for me at Comic-Con. I’m dying to make it to the Fringe panel, where we’ll hopefully catch a glimpse of the Observer-studded final season. Game of Thrones, too, is high on my list; any and all RW teases would make the trip to San Diego worthwhile for me. Honestly, I’m even excited for Walking Dead, both the obstacle course (yes, there’s an obstacle course!) and the panel, where we’ll finally get a healthy look at Michonne, The Governor and the prison — three of the most beloved elements of the Robert Kirkman source material. And I’m really hoping to catch the ‘Breaking Bad’ panel. I’ve already seen the premiere, and if they show the cold open … holy wow, I want to be in that room while the audience freaks.”

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nextmovie Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

Kevin Polowy, NextMovie and Film.com editor and resident DJ, is eager to trek to 2012 Comic-Con to see how Martin Freeman and friends measure up to Hobbits past (get it? Short joke), hear how many times Quentin Tarantino uses the word “awesome” over the course of the one-hour Django Unchained panel (over/under: 16), and once again gorge on those disgustingly delicious Mexican eggrolls at that one place on 1st Ave (Mexican eggrolls!).

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msn Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

Don Kaye, lead writer at MSN’s Parallel Universe, is split between two things that he wants to see the most: “On the one hand, I am really looking forward to the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures panel, because I can’t wait to get a first look at footage from Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Both have been shrouded in mystery until now. We’re apparently also going to get a peek at Legendary’s take on Godzilla. But at the same time, I am super-excited about seeing the Sony presentation on Elysium. I loved District 9 and can’t wait to see what Neill Blomkamp has done for his follow-up. If anyone can come up with the big sci-fi movie with big ideas (the one we didn’t get this year), it might be him.”

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screencrush Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

The ScreenCrush.com team is excited to see footage from Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 for sure, but the one panel we won’t miss is for Django Unchained. Watching Quentin Tarantino work the Hall H crowd will be worth the price of admission alone! And maybe he’ll bring some special guests along with him…

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screeninvasion Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To

Kristal Bailey returns to Comic Con for the 7th time and couldn’t be more excited! Each year provides new surprises, big news and this looks to be like no exception. She and Brian Rudloff, the amazing duo from Screen Invasion, are most looking forward to the Community panel and the rest of the TV slate coming to SD. With The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and True Blood all having major panels, geek TV is going strong. The movie front is shaping up nicely too, with highlights including Iron Man 3, Dredd, and Pacific Rim.

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We love our movie site brethren, but of course for all things Comic-Con, the best place to keep up with the latest news and info is right here at Screen Rant. icon biggrin Comic Con 2012: What We (And Other Movie Sites) Are Looking Forward To  You can check out the day-by-day previews by our own Kofi Outlaw on our SDCC 2012 landing page (which you should bookmark, of course). We plan to do daily video updates here on the site for the first time ever, along with liveblogs of the major panels, in addition to our regular coverage of news and interviews.

The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con takes place from July 11 – 15th, in San Diego, California.

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  1. This made me laugh.

    “get confirmation on that May 2014 movie so we can all stop guessing and making stuff up.”

  2. While there’s a lot of stuff that I’m curious about and will follow closely like Marvel Phase 2, The Hobbit, Pacific Rim along with other films and TV I’m really interested in Man of Steel…
    We’ve been waiting a while to see some footage and not only do I want to see the footage I’m also curious how it’s received at the panel.
    Even though it’s still a year away we all know a bad showing at Comic-Con can hinder a film before the word go. So IMO MoS has the most to gain and loose next week…

  3. There is a lot of movies I would love to get info for at this thing but only one tops the whole thing – over Marvel’s Phase 2 and everything else – and that is Legendary’s take on Godzilla. Can wait.

  4. Usually I don’t respond to trolls but this is the 2nd thread you’ve been on spewing nonsense and it’s getting annoying.
    There’s plenty of sites on the web that you can troll but this isn’t one of them. The staff and users won’t tolerate it so get a good laugh for now because the Banhammer is coming.
    Tata…

  5. Banhammer, part 2 (today).

    Vic

    • Thank you Vic!!!
      I usually try to ignor people that are just looking to start trouble but I couldn’t help myself today and had to respond a couple of times…

  6. i hope its the guardians and i hope they dont make use wait too long as to who will be in the movie…as well i hope it incldes one or both of vance and starhawk as i think those 2 are probably the most marketable (although Nikki could be as well)

    like the guardians:
    http://www.facebook.com/TheGuardiansOfTheGalaxy

  7. I’m looking forward to Marvel and DC’s movie panels… I can’t wait to get some new info on the upcoming Marvel movies and hopefully DC will also announce what movie they’ll be releasing in 2014 (if any).

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