Get ready for lots and lots of Comic-Con announcements this week.
FX and History Channel got things started on Monday (July 7) morning, teasing a slew of big panels for Comic-Con 2014.
I can dispatch with History's announcement easily: The panel for "Vikings" will take place on Friday, July 25 starting at 4:45 p.m. in Room 6A. Creator Michael Hirst will be on hand along with Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen and Alexander Ludwig.
"Vikings" will also have an "On the Set" activation at 450 2nd Avenue near the Convention Center, giving away copies of the limited edition tie-in comic book.
FX will have a fuller slate, bringing back a trio of returning favorites in "Archer," "American Horror Story" and "Sons of Anarchy," while "The Strain" will make its first appearance, just two weeks after its premiere.
Up first is "Archer," which will panel on Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom, with voice talent H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, as well as creator Adam Reed and co-executive producer Casey Willis. "Archer" will also have a signing at the FOX booth.
On Saturday, July 26, "American Horror Story" will panel at 7 p.m. in Room 6DE. FX is calling it an "American Horror Story: Coven" panel, with appearances by stars Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Emma Roberts, plus EP Tim Minear, but Michael Chiklis will also be there, so expect plenty of teasing for "AHS: Freak Show."
Finally, as is becoming a Comic-Con tradition, FX will take over Hall H to close the weekend.
On Sunday, July 27 at 12:30, Kurt Sutter and much of the "Sons of Anarchy" cast (Charlie Hunnam via satellite) will discuss the show's final season. Then at 1:45, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, Carlton Cuse and most of the cast of "The Strain" will take over Hall H to screen the vampire drama's third episode and then discuss adaptation of del Toro and Hogan's bloodsucking trilogy.
Does that mean no "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"? Apparently not.
HitFix will be there for most of the excitement!
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1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
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