Comic-Con Feature Film Highlights
7:00-11:00 pm: The Jim Henson Companys 50th Anniversary: LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL The Jim Henson Company continues its 50th anniversary celebration with screenings of Jim Hensons classic fantasy features, LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL, with a special introduction by co-ceo and performer Brian Henson. Room 6B.
Saturday, July 16:
10:30-11:30 am: Warner Bros. Presents: SUPERMAN RETURNS Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure SUPERMAN RETURNS, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the worlds most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Directed by Bryan Singer (X2: X-MEN UNITED, X-MEN, THE USUAL SUSPECTS), SUPERMAN RETURNS stars newcomer Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth (Beyond the Sea, Blue Crush), James Marsden (X2: X-MEN UNITED, THE NOTEBOOK), and Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey (BEYOND THE SEA, AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE USUAL SUSPECTS). Longtime comics fan and Comic-Con favorite Bryan Singer will becoming directly from the Superman Returns set in Australia to show something prepared especially for Comic-Con and answer your questions. Hall H.
11:45 am -12:45 pm: Paramount Pictures Presents: AEON FLUX and WAR OF THE WORLDS Charlize Theron, who breathes life into the title character of MTVs cutting edge animated series AEON FLUX in Paramount Pictures live-action sci-fi thriller, comes to Comic-Con for the first time to greet fans and participate in a Q&A, along with co-stars and filmmakers. The panel will also feature Peter Chung, creator of the original animated series. Also during the hour, Pablo Helman, visual effects supervisor of WAR OF THE WORLDS, will discuss working with Dennis Muren and Steven Spielberg to make H. G.Wellss Tripods come to life. And take some AEON FLUX home at the Paramount booth #4329 on the Exhibit Hall floor. Hall H.
1:00-2:00 pm: Kevin SmithHes baaaaaack! After a year off from Comic-Con, Kevin Smith makes his triumphant return, for the first time ever in the massive 6,500 seat Hall H arena! Plus, Richard Kelly (writer/director of DONNIE DARKO) will appear and will speak with Kevin. Richard will give a special presentation that will include his forthcoming movie and multi-media project. Hall H.
2:15-3:15 pm: Universal Presents SERENITY and SLITHER Fan favorite creator Joss Whedon and cast members of Serenity return to Comic-Con a year later to show us how it all worked out! Join Joss, along with actors Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Gina Torres, Sean Maher, Ron Glass, and Jewel Staite and exec producer Chris Buchanan. Ask questions, see scenes from the upcoming movie (to be released Sept. 30), and enjoy the company! Plus, get a sneak peek at SLITHER! A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters. Featuring, in person writer/director James Gunn and cast members Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Gregg Henry, and Nathan Fillion. Hall H.
2:30-3:30 pm: Rob Zombie: THE DEVILS REJECTS Lions Gate Films presents a special look at one of most highly anticipated genre films of the year. Stars Rob Zombie, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Ken Foree, Matthew McGrory, Leslie Easterbrook and William Forsythe will be on hand to debut an exclusive clip from the film and recount what it was like to film the continuing misadventures of the Firefly Family from HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES. Room 6CDEF.
3:00-4:30 pm: Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, and Forrest J. Ackerman If you see only one program today, make it this reunion of world famous author Ray Bradbury, legendary visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen, and editor/film historian/archivist Forrest J. Ackerman. Also on hand will be Sam Weller, author of the Ray Bradbury biography, THE BRADBURY CHRONICLES. You can expect a lively discussion of fantasy, science fiction, and horror and most important, friendship, in all of their various forms. Room 20.
3:30-5:00 pm: Sony PresentsAn incredible event featuring 3 upcoming new films.