The official program for the 2008 Comic-Con
has been released, and it looks like a solid year for movies, but lacks the HUZZAH
of last year's Indy 4
and Iron Man
Leading the pack is Universal's Wolfman
panel on Friday, an attempt to milk more out of their three horror franchises.
With Rick Baker helming the FX it promises to be visually awesome, at the very least, and with Benicio Del Toro under the latex we'll probably have a bit more weight in the acting department.
Also on Friday is the Hobbit
"rumor" panel (not affiliated with the actual movie, apparently) and of course The Watchmen
Saturday is swamped with the rest of Universal's line-up (Mummy 3, Death Race, Land of the Lost)
, as well as Pixar (Up
), Sony (Underworld 3
), and Terminator 4
Sunday holds panels for the Friday the 13th
remake, Hamlet 2
, and the line-up for Rogue Pictures.
Despite all the major studio panels, I find it interesting that the most interesting preview is the independent steam-punk film the Mutant Chronicles starring Thomas Jane (The Mist, The Punisher
) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy