It’s the first week of July which for comic book, movie, TV and video game geeks means there’s only two weeks left before Comic-Con International 2013 erupts in San Diego from July 18-21 with early access for preview night on July 17th. Screen Rant and sister site Game Rant will be covering the event live on the scene and with the days counting down, the film studios showcasing upcoming projects are beginning to reveal their presentation plans.
So far, we’ve heard from Focus Features, Lionsgate, Sony Screen Gems and Summit Entertainment, with much more to come. Highlights include Harrison Ford making his second appearance at Comic-Con and a new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Wednesday, July 17 (Preview Night)
You’re Next (Lionsgate)
There will be a special screening of the film at 9pm at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp Theatre, to be followed by a Q&A session moderated by AMC’s John Campea with direct Adam Wingard, producer Simon Barrett and star Sharni Vinson.
Thursday, July 18
[Hall H – 1:10 PM] A film acclaimed for its depiction of deep-space exploration, telling the story of a dangerous near-future mission involving a crew travelling to Jupiter’s moon Europa to search for life below its icy surface. The panel will include director Sebastian Cordero along with cast, crew and NASA scientists.
[Hall H – 2:30 PM] EW’s panel returns, this time with Marc Webb, Alfonso Cuaron and Edgar Wright taking stage to talk about the art of filmmaking and its future.
Divergent & Ender’s Game (Summit)
[Hall H – 3:50 PM] Divergent panel will feature the first footage ever seen of the futuristic thriller and a Q&A with filmmakers and cast, including novelist Veronica Roth, director Neil Burger, and cast members Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Ben Lamb, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Christian Madsen. The Ender’s Game panel will feature filmmakers and cast, including producer Bob Orci, director Gavin Hood, and cast members Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin.
The Zero Theorem (Voltage)
[Hall H – 5:10 PM] Terry Gilliam’s upcoming film follows a scientist determined to discover the meaning of life, but is distracted by what he learns to be his answer. Presentation features new footage with a panel including Terry’s daughter along with producers.
Friday, July 19
The World’s End (Focus Features)
[Hall H – 10 AM] Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright on stage together again for the end of the Cornetto Trilogy.
[Hall H – 11:15 AM] Creator Rob Thomas and stars Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Hansen, Jason Dohring, Tina Majorino, Krysten Ritter, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III and Francis Capra will appear onstage in a panel moderated by EW’s Jeff Jensen to talk about the production of the film (currently shooting) and the fan support. There’s also a fan event and an official signing.
Kick-Ass 2 & Riddick (Universal)
The stars of Kick-Ass 2 take to the stage (will Jim Carrey show up?), followed by Vin Diesel, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista and writer-director David Twohy for the third Riddick film.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball 2, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, RoboCop & The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Sony & Screen Gems)
[Hall H – 4:05 PM] Anna Faris, Terry Crews and the directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 take stage, followed by stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Cassandra Clare and director Harald Zwart sharing exclusive new footage from Mortal Instruments. Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson and José Padilha then introduce RoboCop to the world, followed by the cast and director of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Saturday, July 20
Godzilla, Seventh Son, 300: Rise of an Empire, Gravity, The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros. & Legendary)
[Hall H – 10:45] Legendary is bringing the talent from Godzilla and Seventh Son along with new footage, while Warner Bros. brings 300: The Rise of an Empire, Gravity and The LEGO Movie. If Snyder shows up for the 300 sequel he’s producing, will he have something for Man of Steel? Will Warner Bros. finally unveil their future DC Entertainment movie plans?
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire & I, Frankenstein (Lionsgate)
[Hall H – 1:35 PM] Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger will moderate a panel featuring (unannounced) talent and exclusive footage from two of the studio’s upcoming films The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and I, Frankenstein. Expect headlines Jennifer Lawrence and Aaron Eckhart to make (non)surprise appearances.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (20th Century Fox)
[Hall H – 4:15 PM] No details have been announced for Fox’s big panel but we know Bryan Singer will be there with X-Men: Days of Future Past. With the presentation coming after Sony and Warner Bros, and just before Marvel Studios, expect a star-studded lineup, new footage and possibly, a major announcement.
Thor: The Dark World & Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Marvel Studios)
The only Disney appearance this year is from their Marvel Studios and this headline event has much to live up to after introducing the entire cast of The Avengers three years ago, followed by Iron Man 3 and announcements regarding Phase Two last year. Expect to learn more about Guardians of the Galaxy (since Dave Bautista will be at Comic-Con anyway) and about at least one of Marvel’s unannounced 2016-17 features.
Sunday, July 21
Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Awards
[Marriott Hall 2 – 11:05 AM] Judges Gary Sassaman (The Absence), Kathy Najimy (Sister Act) and EW’s Geoff Boucher present prizes to this year’s winners.
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