Comic-Con Hot List

 

What to see and do amid the  panels and parties in San Diego.

JULY 12

Hot Movie: Shrieks from the Breaking Dawn presentation could be overpowered by testosterone from The Expendables 2, where Stallone and Schwarzenegger are making their first Comic-Con appearances.

Hot TV: Homeland exec producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon will unspool the first trailer for season two ahead of Showtime's Dexter panel.

Hot Party: Geek-celebs will flock to the Kings of Con fete thrown by producer Daniel Alter, hotelier Edward Kaen and blogger Umberto Gonzalez. Last year, Jon Favreau served as DJ.

Big Question: Will Sam Raimi reveal what he thinks of The Amazing Spider-Man at Disney's Oz, the Great and Powerful panel?

JULY 13

Hot Movie: Mystery surrounds Elysium, filmmaker Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to District 9. Stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster will be there to reveal the first footage.

Hot TV: TV invades Hall H and Ballroom 20 in the scheduling mess of the weekend, pitting The Big Bang Theory opposite the Firefly 10th anniversary panel with Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion; The Walking Dead opposite Bones; and Game of Thrones clashing with The CW's Arrow.

Hot Party: WBTV's cocktail party. Last year, the Big Bang cast mixed it up with Conan O'Brien. Vampire Diaries and Revolution stars should be a big lure.

Big Question: At NBC's Community panel, will Joel McHale and cast stick to the infamous "talking points memo" when asked about fired showrunner Dan Harmon?

JULY 14

Hot Movie: Quentin Tarantino will bring footage from Django Unchained, and Marvel is planning to show off the in-production Iron Man 3. But all eyes will be on Warner Bros.' Superman reboot Man of Steel, with star Henry Cavill rumored to attend and show footage.

Hot TV: Glee producers will reveal details on how the fourth season will handle characters postgraduation.

Hot Party: Breaking Bad season-five premiere and 20th Television's reception with Gleeks Lea Michele and Cory Monteith should empty into the EW bash.

JULY 15

Hot Movie: Slow day, but the Comic-Con Independent Film Festival bestows awards (THR's Borys Kit is a judge).

Hot TV: Fox's Fringe goes out in style with a farewell panel in Hall H, its first without longtime co-showrunner Jeff Pinkner, who departed the series in June.

Big Question: At the panel called Max Brooks: Zombie Survival 101, will the author of World War Z talk about the trouble plaguing the Paramount movie?

Hot Party: Sadly, the party's over.

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