Legendary Pictures Announces Comic Con Panel Including Pacific Rim, Mass Effect And More

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-07-06 16:41:26discussion comments
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Legendary Pictures is a production company that, in most years, should have a presence at San Diego Comic Con. Thanks to the contracted connection with Warner Bros., Legendary has been behind comic book adaptations including Batman Begins, Watchmen, 300, The Dark Knight and Superman Returns. This year they will be holding their first ever panel in Hall H, touting four of the company's upcoming titles. The problem? None of them have anything to do with comics.

The studio has sent out a press release announcing that they will have a presence at this year's Comic Con, and while it doesn't specify, it sees as though they will be dominating a block of time in San Diego Convention Center's Hall H. Legendary Pictures will be bringing four movies to the expo, as well as plenty of talent to talk about their respective projects. First up, Guillermo Del Toro will be on hand to present Pacific Rim - though the film hasn't actually started production yet - and will have Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, and Rinko Kikuchi (a new addition to the cast) as well as screenwriter, Travis Beacham, on stage with him. Next, Jeff Bridges will be making his first post-Tron Legacy return to San Diego with Seventh Son, joined by fellow castmates Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander and director Sergei Bodrov. Then will be Alex Proyas and Bradley Cooper who will be presenting Paradise Lost, the adaptation of the John Milton epic poem. Lastly, writer Mark Protosevich and game creator Casey Hudson will be on hand to introduce audience members to the video game adaptation Mass Effect.

What's really peculiar about this announcement is that none of the films Legendary Pictures is bringing has started filming yet, meaning that they probably won't be showing any footage (they may have some previsualizations, though). The real kick in the ass, though, is that Legendary is also one of the companies behind The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel, both of which, as we previously learned, won't be featured in a panel. I'd say that maybe they'll surprise us, but I don't want to get my own hopes up.
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