Comic-Con 2012: Warner Bros Plan MAN OF STEEL, THE HOBBIT & PACIFIC RIM Panels
Published: June 27, 2012 - 6:58pm
Warner Bros and Legendary Entertainment have announced plans to bring three of their highly anticipated projects to San Diego Comic-Con International's Hall H on Saturday, July 14th.
Comic Con's Hall H, it's premiere panel location that can accommodate up to 6,000 attendees, will get a healthy dose of science fiction and fantasy when Warner Bros and Legendary Entertainment present three of their upcoming tentpole projects to fans.
Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim will make up that panel that is expected to occupy a three to four hour block on Saturday morning, July 14th. There's no word yet which cast or crew members will be in attendance.
Director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel features Henry Cavill in the role of DC Comics' popular hero Superman. The film also stars three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do with It) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves). Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Superman's father, Jor-El, will be portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator) alongside Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released in theaters on December 14, 2012. The second film, titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is slated for release the following year on December 13, 2013. Both movies are directed by Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Andy Serkis as Gollum, Elijah Wood as Frodo, plus Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Hunter, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bret McKenzie, James Nesbitt, Luke Evans and others.
Pacific Rim is directed by Guillermo del Toro, produced by Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Clifton Collins Jr., and Ron Perlman. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have scheduled it for theatrical release July 12, 2013.