In just two short weeks, San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will be here, which means we’ll have more movie, TV, and general entertainment news for you to peruse than most people could even begin to enjoy. We’ve already created a Top 10 list of things we really want to see at the Con this year, and news is starting to trickle in regarding which projects we’re likely to see (Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, Agent Carter, and on).

Now two studios – Dreamworks Animation and Fox – have unveiled the films we can expect to see at their respective panels on Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th.

First up is Dreamworks. According to their press release, they’ll have panels for their upcoming animated films – The Penguins of Madagascar and Home – in Hall H on Thursday, July 24th from 11:30am to 1pmPenguins of Madagascar, of course, is the spinoff to the popular Madagascar franchise – featuring those eminently likable Penguins – starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain. The film follows from the Nickelodeon TV series of the same name.

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Home is an original animated movie about a teenage girl (Rihanna) and the alien she befriends (Jim Parsons). It sort of sounds like E.T. if E.T. were also about well-meaning aliens that invaded Earth and relocated all the humans.

Check out the press release below for more details:

DreamWorks Animation Comic-Con Presentation

Thursday, July 24th 11:30AM-1:00PM in Hall H

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ with stars Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Tom McGrath and Directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell

Synopsis: Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then … you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world.

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‘Home’


‘Home’ with Director Tim Johnson

Synopsis: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

As you can see, the stars of Penguins – including Cumberbatch and John Malkovich – will be on hand at their panel. Rihanna, however, will not be in attendance for the Home panel. Sorry, Rihanna fans.

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will take place from July 24 – 27th in San Diego, CA. Stay tuned for our coverage.

Penguins of Madagascar hits theaters November 26, 2014, followed by Home on March 27, 2015.

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Source: Dreamworks

20th Century Fox Comic-Con Presentation 2014

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Next up is Fox on Friday, July 25th from 4:20pm to 6:20pm in Hall H.

Unlike Dreamworks, Fox’s panel has quite a bit going on, with a few very notable genre pictures – including Agent 47 (the semi-reboot/sequel to the video game adaptation Hitman), Kingsman: The Secret Service (the second Mark Millar comic book adaptation to be directed by Matthew Vaughn), and The Maze Runner (the next big YA movie, perhaps?).

The other two movies that have panels are the buddy “cop” comedy Let’s Be Cops – starring Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings), Jake Johnson (The New Girl), and Keegan Michael-Key (Key and Peele) – and The Book of Life, a really cool-looking animated film from producer Guillermo del Toro that sort of resembles the classic adventure game Grim Fandango.

Quite a few prominent actors, directors, et cetera, will be in attendance, including Damon Wayans Jr. and Keegan Michael-Kay (Let’s Be Cops); Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner); Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, and Guillermo del Toro (Book of Life); Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Millar, and David Gibbons (Secret Service); and Zachary Quinto (Agent 47).

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‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’


Check out Fox’s press release below for more details:

20th Century Fox Comic Con Presentation

Friday, July 25th 4:20PM-6:20PM in Hall H

‘Let’s Be Cops’ withDamon Wayans Jr, Rob Riggle and Keegan Michael-Key

Synopsis: It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations.  But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

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‘The Maze Runner’


‘The Maze Runner’ with Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Writer James Dashner and Director Wes Ball

Synopsis: When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

‘The Book of Life’ with Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Writer/Director Jorge Gutierrez and Producer Guillermo del Toro

Synopsis: ‘The Book of Life,’ a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

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‘The Book of Life’


‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ with Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella and Co-Creators Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons

Synopsis: Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

‘Agent 47′ with Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware

Synopsis: Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, ‘Agent 47′ is an all-new motion picture about an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits – 47 – of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a young woman on the run from powerful and clandestine forces. The mission brings startling revelations about the lethal agent and his prey, hurtling them on a collision course with their pasts. And this time, his number may be up.

What say you, Screen Ranters? Are you looking forward to seeing what Dreamworks and Fox have in store for these films? Drop us a line in the comments.

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will take place from July 24 – 27th in San Diego, CA. Stay tuned for our coverage.

Let’s Be Cops hits theaters August 13, 2014, followed by The Maze Runner on September 19, The Book of Life on October 17, Kingsman: The Secret Service on October 24, and Agent 47 on February 27, 2015 .

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Source: 20th Century Fox