It’s shaping up to be a Comic-Con for the ages. If the Comic-Con Thursday schedule has us beyond excited, we’re blinded with joy with the announcement of the Friday schedule that has us getting the latest on Kick-Ass 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Riddick and even… Veronica Mars’ first look!
Oh yeah, and those guys who adore Comic-Con -- Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (who filmed part of Paul there) -- return to bring some behind-the-scenes footage of their latest, The World’s End.
So… what else can we expect from the Friday fanfare?
The World's End: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Reunited
Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz’s director-acting tandem are bringing their third film together to Comic-Con and it will surely be their biggest yet. As can be seen in The World’s End trailer, this film is classic Blood and Ice Cream!
Friday July 19, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Veronica Mars Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Original cast members Kristen Bell, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino and Krysten Ritter along with producer and director Rob Thomas will participate in a panel celebrating their Veronica Mars Kickstarter funded movie version of their hit TV show. They will surely be rewarding fans (who are also producers?) with the first footage from the film that started production just last month.
Friday July 19, 2013 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kick-Ass 2 and Riddick
Universal Pictures brings its two Comic-Con friendly films to San Diego for a panel that will surely have stars of Kick-Ass 2 and Riddick enlightening the Hall H crowd with never-before-seen footage and we’re betting… new trailers. Count on Riddick stars Vin Diesel (Fast and the Furious 6), Katee Sackhoff and Dave Bautista and Riddick's writer/director David Twohy. As for Kick-Ass 2, their participants are a mystery as of yet… but we’re betting Aaron Taylor Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Jim Carrey!
Friday July 19, 2013 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Sony & Screen Gems
Sony and Screen Gems take over Hall H and bring a slew of awesomeness including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, RoboCop (yes, RoboCop!), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Fresh off its killer looking Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 movie trailer, stars Anna Faris and Terry Crews will be there for its presentation.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones cast members Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan and Kevin Zegers will be bringing a first look at new footage.
RoboCop promises the man himself, Joel Kinnaman, as well as Abbie Cornish, and Samuel L. Jackson!
We’ve seen a slew of The Amazing Spider-Man set photos, but look for Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx to bring much more to Hall H for its presentation.
Friday July 19, 2013 4:05 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
At the Drive-In Featuring Metallica
One of the greatest heavy metal bands of all-time, if not the greatest, will be making their Comic-Con debut with the theatrical trailer debut for their film that has already given us a Metallica Through the Never trailer. The mix of concert footage and fictional storyline starring Chronicle’s Dane DeHaan will surely delight the legions of the faithful gathered in San Diego.
Friday July 19, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Drew Struzan: The Man Behind the Poster
Love movie posters? Then you’ll love this tribute to the artist behind such movie poster classics as Star Wars, Back to the Future and Indiana Jones, Drew Struzan.
Friday July 19, 2013 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.