San Diego Comic Con 2008 (Blog)

Category: Misc./General Career News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: June 17, 2008 | Publication: IESB | Author: Robert Sanchez
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A Look Ahead at What Fans Can Expect!

We are just over a month away from the biggest and best pop culture event in world, San Diego Comic Con 2008!

I have been attending San Diego Comic Con for almost a decade. Organizations have tried to copy the success of the Con but with only mediocre success. San Diego Comic Con is the ultimate place to be if you are a fan of movies, TV shows and comic books.

First if you plan on attending, get your passes now if you haven't already. Four day passes have already sold out and only individual days are available. If you still haven't booked your hotel rooms, you are probably S.O.L. If you have one already, good for you.

So what can we expect come late July in the beautiful city of San Diego?

While the final schedule is yet to be determined and guests have not been locked down (and with the actors strike who knows who will be showing up), this what we have heard so far from various sources.

Warner Bros. will be featuring RocknRolla, Ninja Assassin, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Terminator: Salvation, Watchmen and Friday the 13th. Christian Bale, Zack Snyder and the cast of Watchmen, Jared Padalecki are rumored.

Paramount will have a Tropic Thunder screening. We have heard there might be something for G.I. Joe and Star Trek. No guests rumored.

The Weinstein Company will showcase Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno and possibly premiere the highly anticipated film from Kyle Newman, Fanboys. Kevin Smith, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Kyle Newman and Jaime King are rumored.

Lionsgate will only focus their attention on Frank Miller's The Spirit and maybe show a little from their upcoming reboot Punisher: War Zone. Frank Miller, Jaime King, Eva Mendes, Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson are rumored.

20th Century Fox will have a little something from the City of Ember, Mirrors and the Day the Earth Stood Still. No word if X-Men Origins: Wolverine will have any presence. Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Amy Smart and Alexandre Aja rumored.

Sony/Screen Gems will have Quarantine, Underworld 3: the Rise of the Lycans and we have been hearing rumors about a little something from the Quantum of Solace. Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Jennifer Carpenter, Chris Brown, Jay Hernandez rumored.

Universal will have Death Race. There is a good possibility of having Land of the Lost and Rob Cohen's The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Jason Statham, Paul W.S. Anderson, Rob Cohen, Brendan Fraser, Danny McBride, Will Ferrell rumored.

Summit will be bringing the cast of Twilight for a panel and autograph signing. Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Cam Gigandet, Rachelle LaFevre, Edi Gathegi, Taylor Lautner and author Stephenie Meyer confirmed.

On the TV front NBC will be showcasing Heroes and Fear Itself. Plus, we are hearing Fox will be showing of a bit of J.J. Abramsí Fringe. Complete cast of Heroes rumored. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and J.J. Abrams rumored.

The only panel we can confirm 100% is on Thursday morning at 10:00am to 11:00am June 24th - The Masters of the Web panel with several popular websites in attendance including IESB, CHUD, Latino Review, Ainít It Cool News, Movie Web, The Movie Blog, Dark Horizons, JoBlo, Cinematical and Bloody-Disgusting. The panel will be moderated by our good friends and super directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (The Game, Crank 2). Make sure you stop on by!