What To expect at Comic-Con 2008

by Joey Paur

Comic-Con is just around the corner and if you havent got you tickets you better act fast! The 4 day passes are already sold out! So is Saturday! You only got Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Don't worry though I think the best stuff happens on Thurday and Friday anyway. Plus its not as crowded. This is going to be an interesting year. Because of the Actors Strike we may not know who will show up. Kinda sucks but we will have to wait and see. A final Schedule has not been released yet but IESB.com has put up a list of what we can expect. So here it is.

While the final schedule is yet to be determined and guests have not been locked down (and with the actors strike who knows who will be showing up), this what we have heard so far from various sources.

Warner Bros. will be featuring RocknRolla, Ninja Assassin, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Terminator: Salvation, Watchmen and Friday the 13th. Christian Bale, Zack Snyder and the cast of Watchmen, Jared Padalecki are rumored.

Paramount will have a Tropic Thunder screening. We have heard there might be something for G.I. Joe and Star Trek. No guests rumored.

The Weinstein Company will showcase Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno and possibly premiere the highly anticipated film from Kyle Newman, Fanboys. Kevin Smith, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Kyle Newman and Jaime King are rumored.

Lionsgate will only focus their attention on Frank Miller's The Spirit and maybe show a little from their upcoming reboot Punisher: War Zone. Frank Miller, Jaime King, Eva Mendes, Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson are rumored.

20th Century Fox will have a little something from the City of Ember, Mirrors and the Day the Earth Stood Still. No word if X-Men Origins: Wolverine will have any presence. Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Amy Smart and Alexandre Aja rumored.

Sony/Screen Gems will have Quarantine, Underworld 3: the Rise of the Lycans and we have been hearing rumors about a little something from the Quantum of Solace. Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Jennifer Carpenter, Chris Brown, Jay Hernandez rumored.

Universal will have Death Race. There is a good possibility of having Land of the Lost and Rob Cohen's The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Jason Statham, Paul W.S. Anderson, Rob Cohen, Brendan Fraser, Danny McBride, Will Ferrell rumored.

Summit will be bringing the cast of Twilight for a panel and autograph signing. Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Cam Gigandet, Rachelle LaFevre, Edi Gathegi, Taylor Lautner and author Stephenie Meyer confirmed.

On the TV front NBC will be showcasing Heroes and Fear Itself. Plus, we are hearing Fox will be showing of a bit of J.J. Abrams' Fringe. Complete cast of Heroes rumored. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and J.J. Abrams rumored.

I always look forward to Comic-Con its a great place to be when your a total Geek. Hope to see you there! If you are going you'll be able to pick us out of the crowd because we'll be the guys wearing Geektyrant T-shirts! If you see us and want to chat it up in San Diego please do.

-Dr. Venkman

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