We are two weeks away from the biggest event in geekverse: San Diego Comic Con International. It’s exciting yet nerve-racking as the schedule is released in parts.
Marvel Studios, Paramount and Sony are skipping this year, but not all hope is lost for us movie-enthusiasts: Legendary Pictures will have their place.
Legendary will delight us with a panel on Saturday, July 11th at 2:30 pm in Hall H (better get those sleeping bags ready), with three upcoming projects: Crimson Peak, Krampus, and Warcraft.
Let’s start with Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, which also had its spot last year. Del Toro showed some exclusive material and even promised to come back with the cast the following year. I love a man who keeps his promises.
Crimson Peak is del Toro’s return to the horror genre, with a story set in the 19th century. Young author Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) lives in a crumbling mansion on the north of England with her husband, Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). Cushing soon discovers that her husband and his family are not what they seem and there’s an obscure secret surrounding them. Jessica Chastain plays Sharpe’s sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe; Charlie Hunnam is Dr. Alan McMichael, who is in love with Edith Cushing. Jim Beaver, Leslie Hope, and master of disguise Doug Jones are also part of the cast.
There are no words to explain how excited I am to see Guillermo del Toro and the cast promoting this movie, which promises to give us a nightmare or five.
Krampus is a comedy horror film directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) about a boy who accidentally unleashes an ancient European monster during the holidays. You know, your typical Christmas mistake: unleashing a demon from Germanic Christian folklore. It stars Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, David Koechner and Stefania Owen.
Warcraft is based on the videogame of the same name. Directed by Duncan Jones (Source Code), it portrays the origin story of the initial encounters between humans. It’s set on different locations from the videogame series. I’m sure that will be a delight for fans.
Anything can happen, so be ready for any surprises, either on tomorrow’s full SDCC schedule release (finally!) or at the panel.
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San Diego Comic Con will run from July 8th to the 12th, with Legendary in Hall H on July 11th.
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