The Hobbit, Iron Man 3 and Tarantino!
By Greg Reifsteck
Your legs are gimpy from partying, standing in lines or walking the length of the Exhibit Hall. Or, your ass is asleep from sitting in panels all day. Either way, you have lived on snack bar food, shared a room with three other people and have not gotten much sleep. You have also suffered the back and forth on the never-on-time Con shuttles.
Day Three – you have made it! And your reward? The full damned cast of The Hobbit! That’s what. Oh, and other things major things are happening, too.
Being the Movie Maniac, I will be bringing you up-to-the-minute online updates of the cinematic action going on at the Con on the EOTM Blog.
I will be giving a live Comic-Con update on Carla B’s E Buzz! Show on Friday night at 7 p.m. Please tune in for all of the action.
I will also be doing a round-up, including interviews from the convention on my new internet radio show Greg Reifsteck Movie Maniac debuting Sunday July 22, 5 p.m. PST on EOTM Radio.
Here is part two of a preview of what I feel will be the movie highlights of the Con.
DAY THREE – Saturday, July 13
The second day of the Con really fits its lucky number date. Ringworms get to hang out amongst the super hero diehards and the Tarantino snobs. Yes, another melting pot of marvelous fandom.
11:30 a.m. – Django: Unchained Panel- Hall H
Tarantino’s ode to spaghetti westerns comes to the Con. The remake/homage to 1966’s Django features Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Waltz. Who will show up from the cast is anyone’s guess. Just get your damned cameras ready.
12:45 p.m. – End of Watch and Silent Hill: Revelations 3D Panel – Hall H
Open Road films will have Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena on hand for their film about two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel. They will also bring out the stars of the latest chapter in the popular horror series.
2:30 p.m. – Warner Bros. Panel – Hall H
Yes most of the major cast should be in attendance from The Hobbit, Ringers Director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman and even Ian McKellen in a very rare Con appearance should be there. We also get Guillermo Del Toro, who almost directed The Hobbit, presenting his giant creatures and robots movie Pacific Rim, with Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Ron Perlman. We also just might get to meet the new Man of Steel.
6 p.m. – Marvel Iron Man 3 Panel- Hall H
With Shane Black taking over the helm of this super hero series’ third installment, we hope for more dark humor out of Tony Stark and less CGI mayhem. Robert Downey, Jr. and some other surprise cast members will be around to please the crowd. Don’t leave early.
- The Movie Maniac San Diego Comic-Con Preview – DAY TWO