The Cinema Blend offices have been buzzing these past few days as we all get ready for one of the biggest events of the year in our industry: San Diego Comic-Con. The massive geek-fest will be kicking off on July 23rd, and just like every year we will once again have a team on the ground (including myself) covering the expo. We’re going to see a ton of cool, early, footage, talk with some interesting filmmakers and actors, and deliver it all straight to you. Now we can give you a wider look at some of the stuff that the movie section will be bringing to you.
While we brought you the Thursday schedule
earlier in the week, the official San Diego Comic-Con
website has now unveiled exactly what’s in store for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To give you a clearer picture of what’s going on film-wise, we’ve cut through all of the various panels, presentations and events and focused in on the big movie-related events you’ll find during the convention. Are you excited for some Avengers: Age of Ultron
action? Will the people behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
be on-hand? Read on to find out!
Friday, July 25th
Friday is a big day for television in Hall H, with big shows like Game of Thrones
and The Walking Dead
both grabbing the early afternoon hours on the expo’s biggest stage, but there’s plenty of movie action happening after as well. Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, will be present with filmmakers and co-stars of Horns
, the adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel, and that presentation will be followed by showings from 20th Century Fox and Kevin Smith’s new movie, Tusk
(kinda strange to have Horns
on the same day, no?).
Exactly what Fox has planned is more of a head scratcher. You’ll notice that the official description below doesn’t include any details, but we have confirmed the presence of films including The Maze Runner
, Book of Life
, Hitman: Agent 47
, Let’s Be Cops
, and Kingsman: The Secret Service
. But could The Fantastic Four
be making an appearance
as well? We’ll have to wait and see.
RADiUS-TWC Previews Horns and Everly
First-time Comic-Con attendee and star of Horns Daniel Radcliffe joins co-star Juno Temple, director Alexandre Aja, and novelist Joe Hill to debut the world premiere of the Horns movie trailer, chat about the film, and hold an audience Q&A. In addition, Salma Hayek will be introducing new footage from her kick-ass film Everly. The panel will also reveal new scenes from upcoming RADiUS titles with some special surprises.
Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Free Enterprise: 15th Anniversary Reunion
It's time to party like it's 1999 as Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz moderates a panel celebrating the 15th anniversary of the theatrical release of Free Enterprise, starring William Shatner and Eric McCormack, the film that The New York Times called "a bright, clever romantic comedy" and US magazine's Andrew Johnston hailed as "a very funny comedy that jubilantly celebrates geek culture." Writer/producer Mark A. Altman (Castle, Necessary Roughness) and director/writer Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, The Hills Run Red) are interviewed along with some special surprise guests who will take part in a freewheeling discussion about this beloved cult classic and share the latest news about their Kickstarter campaign to produce a new Free Enterprise TV pilot.
Friday July 25, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
20th Century FOX Presentation
Friday July 25, 2014 4:20pm - 6:20pm
Making X-Men: Days of Future Past
Jeff Goldsmith (publisher of Backstory on the iPad) interviews screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) about what it took to write and produce the worldwide box office smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past. Kinberg will take you behind the scenes as to how he and the film's creative team evolved the longstanding film franchise to an all new high. From the standout Quicksilver sequence to managing the same comic characters at different points in time and beyond-he'll discuss how the film was made and take your questions.
Friday July 25, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Musk of Tusk: An Evening with Kevin Smith
After all the interesting and exciting movie panels are over, Hall H belongs to a middle-aged man who once worked with BatFleck! Ask ComiKev questions and get ready to say #WalrusYes as Kev premieres the trailer to his first film in three years: the twisted, transformative tale of Tusk! Wrap up a busy Friday with the Clown Prince of Comic-Con!
Friday July 25, 2014 6:35pm - 8:05pm