Comic-Con 2013: ‘Hunger Games,’ Marvel sequels among Saturday’s lineup

July 06, 2013 | 3:38 p.m.
Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." (Murray Close / Lionsgate)

Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” (Murray Close / Lionsgate)

The Comic-Con International schedule for Saturday, July 20, is out, with projects including “The Hunger Games,” “Godzilla,” and “Thor: The Dark World” among the upcoming movies topping the schedule for Hall H, the event’s premier 6,500 seat venue.

Legendary and Warner Bros. kick off the Hall H programming with presentations on the “Godzilla” reboot from director Gareth Edwards, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. “Seventh Son” will follow the king of the monsters onto the stage — the Jeff Bridges-starrer also features Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes.

In the same session, Warners’ presentation will showcase a trio of its own projects without ties to Legendary: “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Gravity” and “The LEGO Movie.” “Rise of an Empire” is neither a sequel or a prequel to Zack Snyder’s “300,” but rather a standalone film set before, during and after the events of that movie; the new project is directed by TV commercial ace Noam Murro and produced by Snyder. “Gravity” sees the welcome return of Alfonso Cuaron (“Children of Men”) to the science fiction genre with a film that stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.

“The LEGO Movie” marks the first feature-length animated entry from the brand and centers on a figure named Emmet who is called upon to save the world. The film is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”).

New footage from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and the Aaron Eckhart-led action film “I, Frankenstein” will be featured during Lionsgate’s panel presentation Saturday, and fans might also see some new footage from “Thor: The Dark World” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” during Marvel’s panel, which promises “many surprise guests.”

That might be a tad vague, but Marvel shared more details than were provided for Fox’s Hall H panel. Their programming was listed as TBA, though one might expect a presence for the studio’s upcoming “The Wolverine,” due in theaters July 26.

To see the complete July 20 lineup, visit the Comic-Con International website.

— Gina McIntyre | @LATherocomplex


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