Your Film-Centric SDCC 2017 Panel Guide

Every year, Hollywood brings the best and the brightest to San Diego Comic Con, and SDCC 2017 is no different. Here are the panels that we think will be “Must See” at the con. And, you’re in luck! We only have three suggestions! You’ll have plenty of time to get swag and buy show exclusives!

Thursday, July 20

Fox

Hall H 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

20th Century Fox starts things off first with a Thursday panel in the big room. Expect big things from their Marvel properties. Deadpool 2 is shooting, so expect a presence from that film and maybe, just maybe, a sizzle reel for the fans to drool over. X-Men: The New Mutants and X-Men: Dark Phoenix are just about ready to go, so we can hope for Fox to present the casts from those films to the audience. And Fox recently reserved a whole bunch of dates for their Marvel films. There is a chance they might announce what films will go into those dates as well.

Outside of Marvel. Fox also has Kingsman: The Golden Circle to promote. We might also see a push for next year’s The Predator and Alita: Battle Angel.

Saturday, July 22

Warner Brothers

Hall H 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Riding high off of Wonder Woman‘s success, you know that their DC line will get a big push. But what else? Well, Warners told us:

  • Director Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” based on the hugely popular Ernest Cline novel, with stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and T.J. Miller, author/co-screenwriter Cline, co-screenwriter Zak Penn, and Spielberg on the panel;
  • The long-awaited “Blade Runner 2049,” Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to the cult classic takes us 30 more years into the future, with stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, as well as Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Lennie James and Mackenzie Davis, writers Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and the film’s director, Denis Villeneuve;
  • And the greatest Super Heroes of the DC universe, united for the first time on the big screen, with stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher talking all things “Justice League,” as well as an early look at director James Wan’s “Aquaman.”

That’s a lot of star power! As for surprises, well, there are a couple holes in their DCEU schedule that could be filled. The Flash is still looking for a director and SDCC would be the ideal place to announce one. And there are a lot of films in development that can be teased as well.

Marvel Studios

Hall H 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Coming of a whole load of Marvel announcements coming from D23 dealing with Avengers: Infinity War, you’d think Marvel Studios would have nothing to promote at SDCC. Well, you might have forgotten that they have two movies about to come out—Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther. Expect those two to get a push.

But will that be all? If Mark Ruffalo is to be believed, no:

Promoting two films would not be all that mind blowing, and a rehash of what they’ve shown about Avengers: Infinity War at D23 would be, well, rehashing what they’ve show at D23. So, what else could they show their greedy little fanboys and fangirls? Teases of Ant-Man and Wasp and Captain Marvel is a thought. But what really blow minds is if they reveal Phase 4 to the audience. We already have two films that could be plugged in–the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Telling us more would be big. Having one be a Black Widow film would be Kaboom.

 

 

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William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken Frontier.com, PopMatters.com and in Comics Foundry magazine.

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