If you have scoured every panel listing released from the Comic-Con International website, you probably already know everything there is to see and do at the show. Warner Home Video sent their rundown of events, and there might be one or two that you may have missed.
The WHV schedule kicks off Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. with the premiere of SECRET ORIGINS: THE STORY OF DC COMICS, an all-new documentary celebrating the amazing tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Watchmen and the equally impressive story of the challenges, creativity and triumphs of the company that brought those characters to life. Distinguished panelists Denny O’Neil, Jim Lee, Len Wein, Karen Berger, Gerard Jones, Mac Carter and more will be featured on a post-premiere discussion of the compelling insider’s tale, which is narrated by Ryan Reynolds. Location: Room 7AB
On Thursday, July 22 at 10:00 p.m., the Frog Brothers return to Comic-Con with holy water balloons ablazin’ for the World Premiere of Lost Boys: The Thirst, the latest high-energy, action-packed adventure in the ongoing franchise. Original cast members Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander will be on-hand to chat about the first-ever screening of the cult classic’s third film in which the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon – while an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire-fighting Frog Brothers. Expect some serious blood-sucker butt kicking. And Warner Bros. is providing the free popcorn! Location: Indigo Room, Bayfront Hilton.
On Friday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m., the spotlight turns to Ballroom 20 for the World Premiere of Batman: Under the Red Hood. The highly-anticipated eighth entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies finds Batman facing his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. Star Trek’s Bruce Greenwood (Batman) makes his Comic-Con debut to lead a post-premiere panel that includes Futurama’s John DiMaggio (Joker), Vincent Martella (Robin), executive producer Bruce Timm, director Brandon Vietti, screenwriter Judd Winick and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano. Fans will also get the inside scoop on the entire 2011 slate of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, and a first-look at the next DCU film, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
As thousands of fans have been turned away from past “sold out” DCU film premieres at the 4,250-seat Ballroom 20, Warner Home Video is proud to present an encore screening of Batman: Under the Red Hood on Friday, July 23 at 10:15 p.m.
Thomas Jane (HBO’s Hung; The Punisher) leads the hour-long DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection: Jonah, Hex, Green Arrow and beyond! panel on Saturday, July 24 at 3:00 p.m. The panel will include the world premiere of Jonah Hex, an advance look at Green Arrow, and details regarding the upcoming compilation Blu-ray/DVD release anchored by Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam. Joining the panel is executive producer Bruce Timm, producer Alan Burnett, and acclaimed writers Joe Lansdale and Greg Weisman. Location: Room 7AB
Kevin Smith commands Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. with an introduction of Cop Out in “Maximum Comedy Mode,” the latest innovation in home entertainment viewing that showcases director Kevin Smith and Seann William Scott guiding Blu-ray viewers through the comical stunts, improvisations and hijinks that went into creating this side-splitting buddy cop film starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. Stop by for a bundle of a laughs and a bucket of popcorn, courtesy of Warner Home Video. Location: Indigo Room, Bayfront Hilton.