Walt Disney Studios has announced their very exciting line-up for the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con today that starts on July 23rd in only a few more weeks. We've heard tidbits and details about what to expect, but we now finally have confirmation on everything, and this looks like it'll be some the best stuff we'll see. Animation greats Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter and directors Robert Zemeckis and Tim Burton will take part in their first ever Comic-Con. The filmmakers will be on hand to help Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures showcase a wide-ranging roster of upcoming films. Read on for the schedule and more details!
The King of Comic-Con returns again! We're proud to announce that Bob $tencil himself will be back this year to provide more coverage of the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. If you don't know who Bob $tencil is, you can catch some of his old videos from Comic-Con 2008 and Sundance 2009 right here on FS.net. Bob sent over a special teaser video in anticipation of this year's Comic-Con to give us a glimpse of what's coming and also take a quick look back at some of his memories from Comic-Con's past. Whether you've never seen any Bob $tencil before or just want to revisit some of his greatest moments, then fire this up!
We've got even more San Diego Comic-Con news for you today! SlashFilm has confirmed that Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass is heading to Comic-Con this year. Matthew Vaughn will be in attendance, along with some of the film's cast, to present some of the first real footage. We haven't seen a trailer or anything else from Kick-Ass yet, so this will literally be the world premiere of anything from his movie. Kick-Ass is the biggest non-studio produce comic book movie of all time. As part of the news, SlashFilm was sent over that badass new photo of Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl that you see above. This is one panel I am very excited for!
Comic-Con is still another three weeks out, but Fox is already starting to build buzz for James Cameron's Avatar. Exactly as we expected, the highly anticipated feature will have a huge presence at the Con, and that includes starting with the advertising around town. As always, banners are put up on street lights around San Diego for Comic-Con with one half of them an advertisement. A few years ago it was Iron Man and last year it was Star Trek. This year it's Avatar. And considering this is a combination of the two things I am most excited for at this moment, there's no way I could pass up sharing this with everyone today.
While the full schedule for Comic-Con will probably be announced this week, we just can't wait to tell you know about some of the things we've heard will be going on down in San Diego. A few weeks ago we published an Early Comic-Con 2009 Buzz article with lots of early tidbits. Now we can confirm today a few things. First off, Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team will definitely be screening at Comic-Con (more details on that below). Secondly, comedy mastermind Mike Judge will be in attendance to promote Extract with his cast. And lastly, we've heard that Shane Acker's 9 will have a special sneak preview screening, too
While we're still waiting for Comic-Con to announce the full programming schedule for this year, Warner Brothers has released their line-up to press already. In addition to confirming that they'll be bringing Sherlock Holmes, Jonah Hex, The Box, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Book of Eli, Where the Wild Things Are, The Final Destination, and Robert Rodriguez's Shorts, they have also confirmed that Hall H has been converted to 3D for multiple presentations this year (which is great news for James Cameron's Avatar). Read on for the preliminary details and timing for Warner Brothers three big Comic-Con 2009 panels!
The 2009 San Diego Comic-Con kicks off in 37 more days (on July 22nd). That means geeks everywhere are starting to get very excited and we've started planning our coverage. While it's expected that Comic-Con won't officially announce all of their panels and presentations until sometime in July, we've heard some early details on who might show up. For those who thought it might not have been a good year - just wait until you see what could be there! There may only be one superhero movie next summer - Iron Man 2 - but that doesn't mean Hollywood isn't bringing some of their other highly anticipated movies to San Diego!