Comic-Con 2012: IRON MAN 3, THE HOBBIT, MAN OF STEEL, PACIFIC RIM and TWILIGHT Coming to Hall H; No-Shows: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and STAR TREK 2
We’re a month away from San Diego Comic-Con 2012, so all of the Twilight fans can start lining up outside Hall H right now. Yes, it’s been confirmed that Lionsgate-Summit’s finale, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, will be making an appearance in the “halliest of halls” this summer. But what else will make the con worth standing in the Hall H line? How about Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and Pacific Rim for starters? Unfortunately, Comic-Con looks to be a no-show for The Dark Knight Rises (except for maybe a Tumbler Tour), but that should come as no surprise. What IS surprising is the lack of any Star Trek 2 presence. Hit the jump for more scheduling information and details on what you can (and can’t) see at Comic-Con 2012.
Here’s a reminder that Hall H will also be featuring the TV panel for The Big Bang Theory on Friday in an effort to, not only provide more space for the legions of loyal and intelligent fans, but also to fill in the gaps left by vacating studios. Fringe and Supernatural will also be in Hall H, but during Sunday, which is normally slotted for TV panels.
So which movie studios are no-shows? Variety is reporting that Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Relativity Media, DreamWorks and DreamWorks Animation are all skipping out on Hall H this year. Universal hasn’t confirmed one way or the other. Here’s what we do expect to see:
Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013)iron-man-3
Wreck-It Ralph (November 2, 2012)
Oz: The Great and Powerful (March 8, 2013)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (December 14, 2012)
Man of Steel (June 14, 2013)
Legendary Pictures (w/ Warner Bros. as distributors):
Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim (July 12, 2013) – unconfirmed
Sony (all unconfirmed):
Total Recall (August 3, 2012)
Premium Rush (August 24, 2012)
Kevin James’ martial-arts comedy, Here Comes the Boom (October 12, 2012)
Will Smith in M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth (June 7, 2013)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 kristen-stewart-twilight-breaking-dawn-part-2-comic-con(November 16, 2012)
The Expendables 2 (August 17, 2012)
Dredd (September 21, 2012) – unconfirmed
If Universal decides to turn up, we could see something from R.I.P.D., starring Ryan Reynolds in a June 28th, 2013 release. The studio could also showcase The Bourne Legacy (August 3, 2012) and 47 Ronin (February 8, 2013).
If Paramount decides to show, we could see (emphasis on the “could”) something new, perhaps, from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which was pushed back to a March 29th, 2013 opening date, owing to reshoots, 3D post-conversion and a Channing Tatum infusion. Equally plagued and hungry for a dose of good PR
is the Brad Pitt-starrer, World War Z (June 21, 2013). If Paramount doesn’t show, don’t expect to see any glimpses of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (January 11, 2013), Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher (December 21, 2012) or, disappointingly, anything from Star Trek 2 (May 17, 2013).
Comic-Con 2012: Hall H Movie Studios Include Marvel, Disney, Sony and Lionsgate-Summit