The lack of Disney will surely be felt at San Diego Comic-Con this year. There will be no Disney Animation Studios. No Disney live-action films. No Pixar. And most definitely no Marvel.
There will however, be a panel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this after the franchise had their Star Wars Celebration event back in April. The cast and filmmakers will be on hand for what is expected to be the major event of the entire convention.
More on the story below, including the full San Diego Comic-Con Star Wars schedule.
The Force Awakens panel will be held on July 10. Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and a number of guest participating at the panel, which will most likely feature all new never before seen footage. Unfortunately, the exact time of the panel has yet to be determined, so it’s very likely you will have to camp – like people don’t do that already.
The special guests will presumably have more than just John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, and Mark Hamill, all of whom appeared at The Force Awakens panel at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year. Since then we’ve discovered the identities of Adam Driver and Lupita Nyongâ€™o, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. We still don’t know who Domhnall Gleeson or Max Von Sydow are playing in the film, so it’s very possible that their roles will be revealed during the panel.
Here’s the full slate of Star Wars related events that will be happening during Comic-Con. More details are expected to be announced tomorrow:
Friday, July 10
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests provide a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars Publishing 2015: 10 a.m. â€“ 11:00 a.m.
Join a dynamic, all-star, New York Times-bestselling panel of authors including Alexandra Bracken (the â€œDarkest Mindsâ€ series), Adam Gidwitz (â€œA Tale Dark and Grimâ€ series), Tom Angleberger (â€œThe Origami Yodaâ€ series), and Tony Diterlizzi (â€œThe Spiderwick Chroniclesâ€) in conversation with Lucasfilmâ€™s Mike Siglain about the new Star Wars retellings for a younger generation of fans. From picture books to novels, these authors present â€œA New Hope,â€ â€œThe Empire Strikes Back,â€ and â€œReturn of the Jediâ€ in perspectives that will change the way readers understand who these beloved characters are and how they became legends for legions of fans.
Star Wars Publishing 2015: 11:00 a.m. â€“ 12:00 p.m.
Join a variety of authors as they talk about their upcoming projects from that galaxy far, far away. Moderated by Lucasfilmâ€™s Mike Siglain, authors from Del Rey and other publishers will participate in a discussion on writing stories for the exciting new future of the Star Wars universe.
Hasbro Star Wars: 12:00 p.m. â€“ 1:00 p.m.
Join members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbroâ€™s latest action figure offerings, and word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.
Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilmâ€™s Anita Castellar: 1:00 p.m. â€“ 2:00 p.m.
Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. In attendance will be Anita Castellar, a self-professed Star Wars fangirl who manages licensing for hardline categories at Lucasfilm such as toys, collectibles, consumer electronics, automotives, and more.
ILM 40th Anniversary: 2:00 p.m. â€“ 3:00 p.m.
For 40 years, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures â€” to the companyâ€™s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation and modern digital pipelines, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions, and new forms of entertainment. The presenters will discuss the companyâ€™s work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition at San Diego Comic Con 2015
For the first time, Star Wars joins forces with characters from across The Walt Disney Company in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition â€“ the next chapter in the best-selling hybrid toy/video game series. Fans are invited to the Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop, located at the heart of Gaslamp District, for the opportunity to play as Ahsoka Tano, Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul or any of the Star Wars characters featured in â€œStar Wars: Twilight of the Republicâ€ and â€œStar Wars: Rise Against the Empireâ€.
Fans will also have a chance to step into the â€œDisney Infinity Only in the Toy Boxâ€ mediated reality experience, where guests virtually enter the Toy Box and interact alongside their favorite Disney Infinity characters, such as engaging in lightsaber duels with Darth Vader or Yoda, and take home a customized photo and video with their chosen character. Other Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop activities include a Toy Box TV Live Edition webcast on Twitch featuring new announcements, surprise guests, contests with prizes, and exclusive giveaways.