2013 San Diego Comic-Con: Movie Studios In Attendance

Comic-Con news
If you're wondering what major or genre movies will be getting marketed at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con event taking place July 17 to 20, the news came out today for that info.

Movies like Ender's Game, Divergent, Spider-Man, Mortal Instruments, Thor, Captain America and The Hunger Games and other movie projects coming to theaters some time after Comic-Con.

Thursday, July 18

Summit Entertainment Panel in Hall H, starting at 3:50 p.m.***

Summit Entertainment will be pitching two hot films...  Divergent and Ender's Game.

They'll be previewing footage for the first time for Divergent.  In attendance will be director Neil Burger, with cast.  Cast includes 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 have new footage for Con attendees.  In attendance will be director Gavin Hood and he's be joined by Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin.

Wow, Harrison Ford at Comic-Con.

VIDEO: 'Ender's Game' Trailer: A Chosen Boy Against an Alien Invasion

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Friday, July 19

There will be panels (Dates not announced at the time of this article) for:

Veronica Mars Movie

Creator Rob Thomas will be there.  He will be joined by  Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Hansen, Jason Dohring, Tina Majorino, Krysten Ritter, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III and Francis Capra.

Sony Panel

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man at Comic-Con
Sony will be bringing The Amazing Spider Man 2 to the con.  Director Marc Webb will be on the panel.  He'll be joined by Andrew Garfield.

Other films/panels from Sony will include

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

The Robocop remake will also be there.  It looks like the panel for this movie will have director José Padilha and cast members Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson will be there.

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Screen Gems' Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will have a panel in Hall H.  Talent scheduled to be on hand include Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower.


The World's End panel will have Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright in attendance.

Hmm, how many guesses do you want that Wright will be getting pummeled with Ant-Man movie questions?


Saturday, July 20

Saturday will be the big day as far as genre movies go.

Marvel movie panels:

There will be panels for Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Marvel Studios' president of production Kevin Feige will be there.  Other news sources say Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans will be on hand to promote their respective movies.

Lionsgate is bringing their obvious front running movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

On hand and in person will be Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.  The new (to the franchise) director, Francis Lawrence, will also be there.

I, Frankenstein from Lionsgate will also have some panel time, with some preview footage and cast members Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski and Bill Nighy will be there.



All attendees are scheduled, but things come up. 

***Also, when you find out when and where your favorite movie panel will be taking place, you should consider getting to the room or hall much earlier than you think you need to get there.

Lines at Comic-Con
{In this short comic-con line, it started at A,
went down to point B,
but wrapped around to the front at point A.}

Traditionally, lines for Hall H have sometimes started the night before for a panel, wrapped around the back of the convention center and be as long as down the waterfront and past some of the piers.  If you have a panel you want to see that starts in the afternoon, I'd suggest "manning up" and getting into the room a few panels before hand.

The reason I suggest that is because as a panel ends, you can get better seats by moving up between panels.  In my early days of attending panels in the audience section, I'd be able to get up to the front section, or in some cases, the front row.

Patience my friends, is the key to snagging the good seats.

Also, if perchance you might have the horrible luck of attending Comic-Con on crutches or in a sling, I have good news for you.

Go see someone at the hospitality desk at the front of the con.  They'll give you a sticker or some such identifier.  This ID will get you in to the front of the lines or past the lines in some cases.  Each year is a little different but you'll see.


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