Will San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Be The Greatest Comic-Con Of All Time?

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Although 2014 isn’t over yet and San Diego Comic-Con is over a half a year away, we can’t help but let our imaginations wander ahead to July 2015 where there could potentially be more amazing panels and presentations than ever before inside Hall H and beyond. Read on for a list of the films with the biggest potential to make you salivate inside Hall H next summer…

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Ant-Man
Marvel Studios always manages to be the showstopper of Hall H and with Ant-Man opening right after Comic-Con hits, we expect a huge presence on the streets of the Gaslamp.
Peyton Reed (director); Adam McKay, Gabriel Ferrari, Andrew Barrer (screenplay); Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, John Slattery, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Gregg Turkington, Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Jr. (Release Date: 7/24/15)

Pixels
Columbia Pictures went the TRON: Legacy route last summer and opened their own arcade based on this upcoming comedy. With the film opening right after SDCC this year, we expect more pixelated fun to be had.
Chris Columbus (director); Tim Herlihy, Tim Dowling (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan (Release Date: 7/24/15)

Poltergeist
20th Century Fox usually gives good panels in Hall H and with this remake opening right after the convention, it is likely we may get some early scares.
Gil Kenan (director); Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Jane Adams
(Release Date: 7/24/15)

The Fantastic Four
Will 20th Century Fox / Marvel Entertainment / Marv Films’ reboot be embraced by Hall H. We think it will get FOUR stars.
Josh Trank (director); Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg (screenplay); Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell
(Release Date: 8/8/15)

Hitman: Agent 47
20th Century Fox has another Comic-Con-friendly film and we think it will KILL IT in Hall H.
Aleksander Bach (director); Michael Finch, Kyle Ward, Skip Woods (screenplay); Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Thomas Kretschmann
(Release Date: 8/28/15)

Oh, and of course, there’s a little film called “Star Wars – Episode VII: The Force Awakens.”
Disney usually takes every other year off from San Deigo when they have their own D23 Expo, so between the Star Wars Celebration in LA in the spring and Disney’s own event in August, we don’t know how generous JJ and The Mouse will be in San Diego, but we expect SOMETHING as this is as concentrated as their audience gets under one roof.
J.J. Abrams (director/screenplay); Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay); Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker
(Release Date: 12/18/15)

But Comic-Con isn’t all about the films that are opening at the time of the event. The best panels, the ones that surprise us, that excite us, that bring Hall H to its cheering feet are the ones we least expected. Here are some of the big films that open in between Comic-Con 2015 and 2016 that have strong potential to shake up Hall H. Which ones are you most excited for?…

The Walk
TriStar Pictures / ImageMovers
Robert Zemeckis (director/screenplay); Christopher Browne (screenplay); Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Charlotte Le Bon
(Release Date: 10/2/15)

Victor Frankenstein
20th Century Fox
Paul McGuigan (director); Max Landis (screenplay); Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay
(Release Date: 10/2/15)

The Jungle Book
Walt Disney Pictures
Jon Favreau (director); Justin Marks (screenplay); Neel Sethi, Emjay Anthony, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Murray
(Release Date: 10/9/15)

Vacation
New Line Cinema
John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein (director/screenplay); Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Beverly D’Angelo, Chevy Chase
(Release Date: 10/9/15)

Crimson Peak
Universal Pictures / Legendary Pictures
Guillermo del Toro (director/screenplay); Matthew Robbins, Lucinda Coxon (screenplay); Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Jim Beaver
(Release Date: 10/16/15)

St. James Place
Touchstone Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures / 20th Century Fox
Steven Spielberg (director); Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen, Eve Hewson
(Release Date: 10/16/15)

Jem and the Holograms
Universal Pictures / Hasbro Studios
Jon M. Chu (director); Ryan Landels (screenplay); Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, Aurora Perrineau, Ryan Guzman, Juliette Lewis, Molly Ringwald
(Release Date: 10/23/15)

Spectre
MGM / Columbia Pictures
Sam Mendes (director); John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade (screenplay); Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Rory Kinnear, Jesper Christensen
(Release Date: 11/6/15)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Lionsgate
Francis Lawrence (director); Danny Strong (screenplay); Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Release Date: 11/20/15)

The Good Dinosaur
Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios
Peter Sohn (director); Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer
(Release Date: 11/25/15)

Mission: Impossible 5
Paramount Pictures / Bad Robot / Skydance Productions
Christopher McQuarrie (director); Drew Pearce, Will Staples (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin
(Release Date: 12/25/15)

The Revenant
20th Century Fox
Alejandro González Iñárritu (director/screenplay); Mark L. Smith (screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson
(Release Date: 12/25/15)

Deadpool
20th Century Fox / Marvel Entertainment
Tim Miller (director); Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (screenplay); Ryan Reynolds
(Release Date: 2/5/16)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars
20th Century Fox
Tim Burton (director); Jane Goldman (screenwriter); Eva Green
(Release Date: 3/4/16)

Zootopia
Walt Disney Pictures / Walt Disney Animation Studios
Byron Howard (director); Jared Bush (screenplay);
(Release Date: 3/4/16)

Warcraft
Universal Pictures / Legendary Pictures
Duncan Jones (director/screenplay); Charles Leavitt (screenplay); Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Dominic Cooper, Rob Kazinsky, Daniel Wu, Clancy Brown
(Release Date: 3/11/16)

The Divergent Series: Allegiant — Part 1
Summit Entertainment
Noah Oppenheim (screenplay); Theo James, Naomi Watts
(Release Date: 3/18/16)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Warner Bros. / DC Entertainment
Zack Snyder (director); Chris Terrio (screenplay); Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Holly Hunter, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Scoot McNairy
(Release Date: 3/25/16)

Beverly Hills Cop 4
Paramount Pictures
Brett Ratner (director); Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold
(Release Date: 3/25/16)

The Huntsman
Universal Pictures
Frank Darabont (director/screenplay), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay); Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
(Release Date: 4/22/16)

Captain America: Civil War
Now that we know Tony Stark will play a prominent role in this third installment of the Cap’s adventures, all we can hope for is for Mr. Downey Jr to throw us more roses!
Marvel Studios
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo (directors); Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (screenwriters); Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo
(Release Date: 5/6/16)

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Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass
Walt Disney Pictures
James Bobin (director) Linda Woolverton (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans, Ed Speleers, John Sessions
(Release Date: 5/27/16)

X-Men: Apocalypse
20th Century Fox / Marvel Entertainment
Bryan Singer (director/screenplay); Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty (screenplay); Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Evan Peters, Oscar Isaac
(Release Date: 5/27/16)

Finding Dory
Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios
Andrew Stanton (director) Victoria Strouce (screenplay); Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe
(Release Date: 6/17/16)

Independence Day Forever
20th Century Fox / Centropolis Entertainment
Roland Emmerich (director/screenplay); Dean Devlin, Carter Blanchard (screenplay); Bill Pullman
(Release Date: 6/24/16)

The Mummy
Universal Pictures
Alex Kurtzman (director); Jon Spaihts (screenplay)
(Release Date: 6/24/16)

Transformers 5
Paramount Pictures
Peter Cullen, John DiMaggio, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, Frank Welker
(Release Date: 6/24/16)

Angry Birds
Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation
Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly (directors); Jon Vitti (screenplay); Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos, Ian Hecox, Anthony Padilla
(Release Date: 7/1/16)

The BFG
Touchstone Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures
Steven Spielberg (director); Melissa Mathison (screenplay); Mark Rylance
(Release Date: 7/1/16)

Tarzan
Warner Bros.
David Yates (director); Stephen Sommers, Stuart Beattie (screenplay); Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou
(Release Date: 7/1/16)

The Bourne Betrayal
Universal Pictures
Paul Greengrass (director); Matt Damon
(Release Date: 7/8/16)

Ice Age 5
20th Century Fox / Blue Sky Studios
Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Josh Peck, Seann William Scott
(Release Date: 7/8/16)

Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur
Warner Bros.
Guy Ritchie (director); Joby Harold (screenplay); Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba
(Release Date: 7/22/16)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Lionsgate
Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz (screenplay)
(Release Date: 7/22/16)

Planet of the Apes 3
20th Century Fox
Matt Reeves (director/screenplay); Mark Bomback (screenplay)
(Release Date: 7/29/16)

… WHOA! As you can see, there has never been such an abundance of big films scheduled for release between July of one year and the next. If one thing is certain, come July 8 through 12, we will be spending our entire time in San Diego inside the sacred walls of HALL H! So what are we all waiting for? Let’s get in line already!

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