Get ready to see a whole lot of spandex in Hall H. Ahead of Comic-Con‘s official lineup announcement, Marvel and Sony have confirmed their plans for 2013′s edition. Marvel will present its sequels Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Saturday, July 20. Marvel head Kevin Feige is the only currently announced panelist, but he’s expected to be joined by “many special guests,” according to the studio. Don’t forget, Comic-Con’s Hall H stage is where Marvel first assembled its Avengers in a star-studded photo stunt. The studio’s already got a head start on Comic-Con marketing around downtown San Diego.
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Meanwhile Sony’s also hitting Comic-Con in full force. They’ll preview Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, Anna Faris, and Terry Crews. Then Jose Padilha, Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, and Samuel L. Jackson will take the stage with a peek at RoboCop. The studio’s Friday July 19 panel in Hall H will be centered around Spidey sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with director Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan in attendance.
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BREAKING: Disney has confirmed that the Gore Verbinski-directed Johnny Depp-starrer The Lone Ranger has come back on track, with the studio setting the film for a May 31, 2013 release. As Deadline revealed yesterday, the film will begin production February 6. The film was originally supposed to get underway this fall for a December 21, 2012 release, but all that changed when Disney shocked Hollywood by unplugging the film over fears that its budget could reach $275 million. Deadline revealed that news exclusively on August 12. It was a surprising move, considering that Bruckheimer is a cornerstone producer and Depp has starred in the studio’s highest-grossing films, with both of them teaming with Verbinski on the first three installments of The Pirates Of The Caribbean.
Verbinski, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Depp rose to the challenge, though, even though it was a painful one. They reworked their compensation deals and figured out ways to save money in the production budget. They brought the budget down to a figure that is around $215 million, I’m told. Taking responsibility to bring the film in for that price was the only way that the studio was going to make the film. Considering that most Westerns don’t travel overseas as well as some other genres (Cowboys & Aliens has proven to be an offshore disappointment), The Lone Ranger is still a big bet by a studio that is backing John Carter, a film that costs more than $250 million, and Oz The Great And Powerful, which hovers at around $200 million. At least now, Disney’s risk on The Lone Ranger has been contained. Read More »
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As Deadline told you yesterday, Marvel Studios needs a director for Thor 2 with Kenneth Branagh departing, but they have got a writer. Marvel has set Don Payne, one of the credited scribes on the first film, to script … Read More »
UPDATE: Disney has set a July 26, 2013 release date for Thor 2.
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