Kristen Stewart's 'Snow White,' Kevin Smith lead Comic-Con's Saturday film panels
Comic-Con International has announced the movie panel line-up for Saturday, July 23, and after the hectic schedules on Thursday and Friday, this will seem like a nice leisurely walk through the woods.
"The Dark Knight Rises," "The Hunger Games" and "Man of Steel" may not be showing up this year, but there's still plenty to look forward to for movie junkies. Con attendees will get an early look at Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman," starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, and Tarsem Singh's fantasy epic "Immortals." Plus, hear from legendary director Francis Ford Coppola, and Comic-Con royalty Kevin Smith.
Comic-Con also announced the schedule for Saturday's TV panels, including "Chuck," "Fringe" and "The Vampire Diaries." Here's the full line-up of the Saturday film panels:
Who: Francis Ford Coppola and Dan Deacon
Lowdown: legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather," "Apocalypse Now") returns to Comic-Con for the first time in twenty years with his new horror film "Twixt," starring Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern and Elle Fanning. The panel promises to be a unique event, with live musical accompaniment by Baltimore DJ/producer Dan Deacon, involving audience participation in a dress rehearsal of scenes from the film.
Who: Stars Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, and producers Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton.
Lowdown: Director Tarsem Singh's ("The Cell") mythological action film finds Theseus ("Superman: The Man of Steel" star Henry Cavill) leading an all-out war between humans and the Titans, led by Hyperion (Mickey Rourke). Luke Evans and Stepehen Dorff add to the mostly shirtless machismo.
"Knights of Badassdom"
Who: Stars Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood"), Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones"), Steve Zahn ("Tremé"), Summer Glau ("Firefly"), Danny Pudi (NBC's Community), Jimmi Simpson ("Breakout Kings"), Margarita Levieva ("Adventureland") and director Joe Lynch ("Wrong Turn 2").
Cult-ready fantasy-comedy where a heartbroken man is lured into the strange world of LARP (Live Action Role Playing), only to find that the fantasy world has crossed into reality. The panel will include a brand new trailer and a Q&A.
"Snow White and the Huntsmen"
Who: Director Rupert Sanders ("Halo 3") and other filmmakers TBA.
Universal's entry into the 2012 "Snow White" derby (Relativity os also prepping a film based on the fairy tale), "Huntsman" offers an edgy take on the legendary tale, "Twilight" queen Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron ("Prometheus"), Chris Hemsworth (the mighty "Thor" himself!), and Sam Claflin ("Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides").
An Early Evening with Kevin Smith
Who: Um...Kevin Smith.
Lowdown: — End your day with some hilarious movie references and jokes about genitalia (and some more info about his controversial "Red State"): "Clerks" auteur Kevin Smith takes to the Hall H stage for his annual Q&A. NSFW!