The official Comic-Con schedule doesn’t hit the web until tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped plenty of Con attendees from mapping out their plans in advance based on unofficial announcements and hearsay.
Today, the L.A. Times added to the fray with another truly exciting rumor: Entertainment Weekly may (I’m saying may) host a special two-man panel featuring nerd icons, Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams.
You heard it right: J.J. Abrams (the man behind Cloverfield, Lost, and the popular reboot of the Star Trek franchise) may share the stage with Joss Whedon (the man behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and the upcoming super-sized superhero film The Avengers). Can it get any better than that?
If this rumor turns out to be true, you can bet the Abrams-Whedon panel will be among the most anticipated (and crowded) events at the entire convention. Who wouldn’t want to hear what these guys have to say about their work – past, present and especially future?
The only downside is that Whedon and Abrams have not talked about cross-collaborating on any future projects that we know of, so the panel would likely not include the news that Super 8 will feature The Incredible Hulk in a cameo role (or some other equally ridiculous announcement).
Personally, I would be interested just to hear Whedon and Abrams talk about the state of sci-fi and comic book filmmaking. It has been said that the “Geek has inherited the earth,” and in Hollywood I think that’s more or less true. With their widely celebrated contributions to nerd culture, few individuals can claim as much credit for bringing nerds to the forefront of society than Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams.
When the official Comic-Con schedule comes out tomorrow, Screen Rant will make sure to confirm this rumor and also point out some of the must-see panels at the convention. In the meantime, here is some information on Marvel’s possible Comic-Con plans. Also, don’t forget to check out the Masters of the Web Panel, featuring Screen Rant’s own Vic Holtreman and other web personalities (plus moderators Edgar Wright and Roberto Orci).
The Con is only two weeks away, so be sure to start studying up on Screen Rant‘s official Comic Con Page now!
Source: Hero Complex Blog