San Diego Comic Con 2011 Thursday Schedule: Selected Movie Panels
Two weeks away from the kick-off of San Diego Comic Con 2011, the official panel line-up of the first day has been released. As it was reported before, Summit will present a panel for "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I" in Hall H on Thursday, July 21 at 11:15 A.M. There is still no confirmation, however, on whether or not the "Twilight" trio will come.
Also in Hall H, FilmDistrict Studio will hold a panel for its upcoming releases, "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" and "Drive", at 2:00 P.M. 20th Century Fox will later use the place to present first-looks at some of its most-anticipated pictures, but the projects meant are yet to be known. Similarly, Robert Rodriguez will make use of the event to present a sneak peek to his upcoming films.
While Warner Bros. Pictures is not scheduled to hold a panel for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again", latest updates from the two films can be obtained during "TheOneRing.net: Hobbit Talk" which will take place at 10:00 A.M.
Meanwhile, "Harry Potter" fans can share their excitement regarding "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II", which will have been released in theaters by the time of the convention, at "Harry Potter Fandom Panel" starting at 5:00 P.M.
San Diego Comic Con 2011 will open with Preview Night on July 20 and end on July 24. Full list of first-day events can be seen on the official site.
10:00-11:00 A.M. TheOneRing.net: Hobbit Talk - Get the street-level latest as well as spy reports, rumors, and even informed opinions on the two "Hobbit" films. Surprise guests are a possibility; audio and visuals are a given with a Q&A. Room 7AB.
11:15 A.M.-12:15 P.M. The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I - Attendees will be presented with exclusive footage from "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I" and be treated to a filmmaker and cast Q&A session providing details on the first half of the epic two-part finale. Hall H.
12:45-1:45 P.M. Animation Showcase - Sony Pictures Animation will present previews to upcoming films, "Arthur Christmas" and "The Pirates! Band of Misfits". Hall H.
2:00-3:00 P.M. FilmDistrict Studio Panel - FilmDistrict celebrates two upcoming features: "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark", a Guillermo Del Toro production, and "Drive", directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Exclusive footage will be presented and a Q&A will be held for both films. Hall H.
3:15-4:30 P.M. 20th Century Fox - Fox presents first-looks at some of its most-anticipated pictures of 2011 and 2012. Hall H.
4:00-5:00 P.M. Masters of the Web - Some of the most prominent and influential film pundits on the web discuss the film industry, writing for film online, film fandom, and a whole lot more. Room 5AB.
4:45-5:45 P.M. Robert Rodriguez's Quick Draw Productions - Robert Rodriguez presents a sneak peek to his upcoming films. Hall H.
5:00-6:00 P.M. Harry Potter Fandom Panel - Fans of "Harry Potter" film series will discuss the latest installment, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II". Room 25ABC.
6:00-7:00 P.M. Entertainment Weekly: The Visionaries: A discussion with Jon Favreau and Guillermo del Toro on the Future of Pop Culture - EW moderates an in-depth conversation with Jon Favreau ("Cowboys and Aliens") and Guillermo del Toro ("Don't Be Afraid of the Dark") about their inspirations, their current work, and how they strive to put a personal stamp on blockbuster entertainment. Hall H.
8:15-9:15 P.M. Garth Ennis's Stitched Movie World Premiere - Meet the cast, monsters and producers of "Stitched", written and directed by legendary comic book writer Garth Ennis. Learn behind-the-scenes secrets during the Q&A. Room 6DE.
8:30-10:00 P.M. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - Screening of the original three acts of "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" starring Neil Patrick Harris. Room 6BCF.
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