Comic-Con 2016 | Warner Bros. Announces Epic Hall H Panel
Over the last few years, Comic-Con had practically burst at the seams with movie panels, featuring top flight talent and exclusive previews. But this year, several of the heavy hitters are conspicuously absent. No Star Wars panel for you, and no X-Men movies either. Fortunately, Warner Bros. has taken it upon themselves to pick up the slack.
Warner Bros. Pictures will take the stage in Comic-Con’s illustrious Hall H at 11:30am on Saturday, July 23rd, and they have two whole hours to themselves up there. Conan O’Brien will be hosting the panel, which will officially feature six major upcoming releases: Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Kong: Skull Island, The LEGO Batman Movie and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (via Coming Soon).
Special guests on the Warner Bros. schedule include Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielson and director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Will Arnett and director Chris McCay (The LEGO Batman Movie), Charlie Hunnam (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island), Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell and David Yates (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara and writer/director David Ayer (Suicide Squad).
Warner Bros. also has several other prominent, geeky projects on the horizon, including feature film versions of Justice League, Tomb Raider, Ready Player One and a remake of Stephen King’s IT. While none of those films are officially listed on the Warner Bros. Comic-Con schedule, we wouldn’t be surprised if cast members, filmmakers or even a little bit of footage (for the films that are currently in production, at least) make an surprise appearance as well.
Marvel Studios, which many think of as Warner Bros.’ rival (because of their dueling superhero franchises), is the only other studio expected to make a big showing at Comic-Con 2016, but as of publication, they have yet to officially announce their plans.
Keep checking back here at Crave for more Comic-Con 2016 updates!
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