The Biggest Movies of Comic-Con 2012

Here's a comprehensive list of the movies being showcased in San Diego this year.

by | July 12, 2012 | Comments

Comic-Con is officially upon us, and while there will be plenty of great stuff there related to comics, video games, and television, we here at Rotten Tomatoes are naturally most interested in the movies. With that in mind, here’s a complete rundown of the various films that will be represented at this year’s convention. Click on the titles for photos, trailers, release dates, and general info about each of the films, and let us know which ones you’re most excited for!


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 – 12:45-1:45, Hall H

Summit will screen preview footage and host a Q&A session with the director and cast members.

Frankenweenie, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Wreck-It Ralph – 2:05-3:05, Hall H

Walt Disney Studios presents a panel Q&A with directors Tim Burton and Sam Raimi, and the voice cast of Wreck-It Ralph, including John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman.

Hotel Transylvania – 3:00-4:00, Indigo Ballrom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Accomplished TV animation director Genndy Tartakovsky introduces preview footage and a behind-the-scenes look at his first feature film.

Chinese Zodiac – 3:25-4:25, Hall H

Director and star Jackie Chan will screen trailers for his latest actioner and participate in a Q&A with special guest Oliver Platt.

The Expendables 2 – 4:45-5:45, Hall H

A panel discussion with Sylvester Stallone and the muscular cast of his action sequel, including Jean Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, and Dolph Lundgren.


Paranorman – 10:45-11:45, Hall H

The director and voice cast (Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse) will be on hand for a panel discussion and never-before-seen preview footage of the stop-motion film.

Resident Evil: Retribution – 4:05-4:35, Hall H

Director Paul W.S. Anderson and stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez will be joined by other cast members for a Q&A session and screening of unseen preview footage.

Total Recall, Looper, and Elysium – 4:35-6:35, Hall H

Sony gets a big chunk of time for its three sci-fi flicks, which will be represented by each of their directors, as well as their stars: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel (Total Recall); Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt (Looper); and Matt Damon and Jodie Foster (Elysium).


Django Unchained – 11:30-12:30, Hall H

Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Kerry Washington will be on hand to screen footage from the film and answer questions.

End of Watch and Silent Hill: Revelations 3D – 12:45-1:45, Hall H

Open Road Films will be presenting their two films, with the directors of both films and some of the stars, including Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch).

Pacific Rim, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Superman: Man of Steel – 2:30-5:00, Hall H

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are bringing three big films to Comic-Con, and though the panelists for Pacific Rim and Man of Steel haven’t been announced yet, Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, and Ian McKellen will be on hand to talk about The Hobbit.

Iron Man 3 – 6:00-7:00, Hall H

Director Kevin Feige and “special guests” will offer some insight into the upcoming sequel.

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