Now we're really cooking: the Saturday, July 22, schedule for Comic-Con in San Diego is up, and it's just as jam-packed as days one and two.
The day starts out with one of the most eagerly anticipated TV shows in ages, features the first-ever Comic-Con appearance of a filmmaking legend and ends with the world premiere of what's sure to be one of the summer's biggest movies. But what are we doing telling you about it here? Scroll down the list below and make sure to check back with us or the official Comic-Con site for more updates. We're 11 days out and counting!
At last, Terra Nova
The long-awaited new TV series executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Terra Nova, will finally screen footage from the fall premiere after months and months of delays. The show sends colonists back 85 million years to restart civilization—but they must contend with more than a few dinosaurs while doing so. Could this be a massive hit or a spectacular crash and burn? More importantly, will Spielberg himself show up to talk about it? Hmm ... you never know, but don't hold your breath.
Dr. Magnus will see you now
The hit Syfy series Sanctuary is coming back for a fourth season, and Amanda Tapping (Helen Magnus) and Robin Dunne (Will Zimmerman) will be at Comic-Con to tell you all about it. Abnormals get preferred seating! (OK, we made that up, but dressing up as one will probably get you some attention, anyway.)
Coppola is coming
One of the most acclaimed filmmakers of our time, Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Bram Stoker's Dracula), makes his Comic-Con debut to present his new supernatural film, Twixt. Coppola will present sequences from the film with musician Dan Deacon, who has helped the director come up with a unique, interactive presentation of the movie. It's Francis freakin' Coppola! At Comic-Con!
Being Human is harder than it looks
... but the cast of the hit Syfy series do their best. Join Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally) and Sam Huntington (Josh) as they and executive producers Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke talk about the agonies and ecstasies of being a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost in this show's first Comic-Con panel.
Immortals, starring Superman
Yes, that's right, the new Superman, Henry Cavill, stars in this movie and will be at the panel. We know that's the main reason a lot of people will probably attend. But this epic mythological fantasy from director Tarsem Singh (The Cell) also hopes to out-Clash Clash of the Titans with gods, monsters and lots of battles. Singh is a visual master, so at the very least this should look awesome.
Snow White and the Huntsmen
Kristen Stewart makes her second appearance of the weekend to promote this upcoming dark fantasy, which also stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) as the huntsman and Charlize Theron (Prometheus) as the Evil Queen. Look for exclusive footage and a Q&A session. And since Hemsworth is coming straight from the set of The Avengers, get up the mic and ask him about that.
If it's Saturday, it must be Bad Robot
There's three, count 'em, three panels on Saturday about shows from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production empire. First up is the Fringe panel, back for another year with all your favorites from the cast and some exclusive video to show ya. Then there's the Alcatraz panel, where executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff (Lost) and series stars Sarah Jones (Sons of Anarchy) and Jorge Garcia (Lost) will present the pilot and then answer questions afterwards. Same setup for Person of Interest: pilot screening, followed by a discussion with stars Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line), Michael Emerson (Lost) and Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), along with the executive producers—one of whom happens to be The Dark Knight Rises co-writer Jonathan Nolan. We doubt you'll get him to give up anything about that, however.
The Comic-Con Masquerade
All those cosplayers you see roaming the convention center all weekend are just a warmup for this annual event that always offers a grand finale to Saturday's festivities. Thousands are expected to attend, and hundreds are expected to dress up in some of the most eyepopping costumes you'll see anywhere—until next year's con, that is.
World premiere: Cowboys & Aliens!
Director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) loves Comic-Con (and the feeling is mutual), so what better place to world-premiere his new blockbuster than at the event itself? The San Diego Civic Theater will play host to thousands of lucky attendees, not to mention Favreau and stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde. This should be one of the most memorable nights at Comic-Con in a long time (and we hope the movie is as good as it looks)!