Comic Con Hall H: Where You'll Want To Be Stuck On Friday
Yesterday we recommended you take a seat in Ballroom 20 for the day, and today, we’re changing it up (though not too drastically). While Ballroom 20 will host not one, but two Joss Whedon panels today, Hall H is hosting the Amazing Spider-Man 2 panel everyone's talking about. So, if you’re going to camp out anywhere today, go for Hall H.
Here’s what’s going down in Hall H on Friday (aka, Day 2 of Comic Con 2013):
10 A.M – 11 A.M. The World’s End – This summer sci-fi comedy is sure to make geeks extra happy with its funny take on the Armageddon movie. Stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will be on hand at the panel, along with director Edgar Wright. The World’s End panel promises to be full of surprises, and will definitely have the audience laughing – all in all, it’s sure to be a good time. The movie will be released August 23.
11:15 A.M. – 12 P.M. Veronica Mars – Oh, yes, it’s Veronica Mars movie scoop time! After generating enough fan power to fund a feature film via Kickstarter, the cast of the beloved teenage detective show is back in a big way. The film is currently in production, and for fans this panel is not to be missed (under any circumstances) – they promise special video footage and a rockin’ panel with basically the entire main cast plus director Rob Thomas. Cast members in attendance will include Kristen Bell, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino and Krysten Ritter. The sheer number of original cast members coming together for Veronica Mars’ first Comic Con panel makes it one of the panels with the highest star-attendance.
12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. Kick-Ass 2 and Riddick – At this Universal Pictures event, talent from both Kick-Ass 2 and Riddick will come together to talk about their upcoming sequels. Riddick super star and producer Vin Diesel (who has been playing Riddick since a television movie in 2000) will be there, along with sci-fi superstar Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Dave Bautista, and writer-director, David Twohy (who wrote and directed 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick). Riddick isn’t set to open until September 6 – meaning that less trailers and footage have been released, so fans should expect some fun new peeks at the film. Stars of Kick-Ass 2 are also set to appear, though which ones are unknown – though I wouldn’t bet on Jim Carrey being in attendance after he publicly bashed the film. The sequel, which comes out August 16, stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
1:35 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. AMC’s The Walking Dead – After a morning full of movies, The Walking Dead transitions Hall H into an afternoon of television with their packed panel. Executive producers Scott Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero join cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Scott Wilson and Cad Coleman, at the panel to tease what fans can look forward to in season 4, airing this fall.
2:50 P.M. – 3:45 P.M. Game of Thrones – Winter is coming to Hall H – or, at least, the cast members of Game of Thrones are! John Bradley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie, Richard Madden, plus Emmy nominees Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke are all confirmed to attend this afternoon’s panel. Will there be dragons?
4:05 P.M. – 6:15 P.M. Sony & Screen Gems, or the Amazing Spider-Man 2 panel (however you choose to think about it) – Sony is giving fans an intense two hour line up, with stars of so many big blockbusters, it’s sure to be packed to the brim. If Spider-Man is your true love, we would definitely suggest hanging out in Hall H all day to make sure you get a seat. If not, you’ll be fighting with fans of Sony’s other upcoming releases. There will be panels for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and RoboCop in addition to the panel on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Though stars from every film except Spider-Man 2 are confirmed (special scream alert for Jamie Campbell Bower and Lily Collins from Mortal Instruments, and Samuel L. Jackson and Joel Kinnaman from RoboCop), we would be shocked if more than a few ‘surprise guests’ didn’t make an appearance. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone and is directed by Mark Webb.
6:30 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. Metallica: Band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo are attending the convention to promote their new movie Metallica Through the Never. Part concert movie, part fiction staring Dane DeHaan, the movie is being sold as a foray into a new medium, and is set to open in the fall. Rumor has it some lucky panel goers will receive tickets to go see a ‘secret’ show of Metallica later on that evening (where is not known at this time).
Other panels to go see include Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel from 1:45 P.M. to 3 P.M. in Ballroom 20, featuring Joss Whedon and surprise guests, Almost Human pilot screening and Q&A from 4 P.M. – 5 P.M. in Ballroom 20, and, finally, the only other panel occurring today that is as important, if not more so, than The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is the Joss Whedon panel from Dar Horse from 6:15 P.M. to 7:15 P.M. The panel will focus solely on Whedon (who, let’s face it, is the true king of Comic Con) and fans of all his shows (who may or may not have read all the continuation comics) will be swarming to see Whedon, so don’t forget to stand your ground and save those seats!
Enjoy Friday at Comic Con, everybody.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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