Variety Breaks Early Movie News

Variety just unloaded a ton of SDCC movie related news and I’d urge you to head over there to get the full details. If you just want a quick rundown of what’s in or out though, I compiled it all below. Enjoy:

Going to SDCC

  • Disney with Iron Man 3, Wreck-It Ralph, Oz: The Great and Powerful, and possibly The Lone Ranger.
  • Warner Brothers with The Hobbit, Man of Steel, and probably Pacific Rim. Possibly More.
  • Sony with Total Recall and possibly Premium Rush, Here Comes the Boom, or After Earth.
  • Lionsgate-Summit with Twilight, Expendables 2, and possibly Dredd.

Skipping SDCC

  • Probably Paramount. If so, there will be no G.I. Joe: Retaliation, World War Z, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Jack Reacher, and Star Trek 2 (!!!!).
  • Relativity
  • Dreamworks
  • 20th Century Fox. This means no The Watch, Taken 2, Life of Pi or A Good Day to Die Hard.

Still Unclear

  • Universal. If they do go, expect RIPD, The Bourne Legacy and 47 Ronin.

About Zack Young

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  • Paul G

    That Variety article is crap. Vague and explicit at the same time, hard to tell what is real or guessed in that thing.

  • Paul G

    P.S. Dreamworks isn’t skipping the Con, just skipping Hall H. It says there will be an Animation Panel in another room.

  • There is, of course, a distinction needs to be made between DreamWorks and DreamWorks Animation. They are two separate companies.

  • Jeremy Rutz

    Yeah. The Variety article said DreamWorks Animation would be there, just not in Hall H, with the Chief Creative Officer. Dunno if that would be a promotional panel or a more of a creative/technical discussion.

  • yes, just actually read the article myself (read something akin to it earlier, but it didn’t mention titles). so it clearly says DreamWorks out completely, DWA only as a panel.

    But what it really doesn’t say is that Disney committed to any of those projects. All the titles suggested are pure conjecture the way they’re written, albeit pretty good odds. Ralph fits right in and E3 teased that actual arcade games will be deployed nationwide as a promotion (along with their own ARG campaign), so it’d be ridiculous not to. I’d say IM3 is probably the longest shot only because production just began. Not impossible, but… but I’m sure they’d love the opportunity to get Bruckheimer and Depp on stage for Lone Ranger as well as Angelina Jolie for Maleficent.

  • Also meant to add that Walt Disney Animation Studios has actually committed to something via their events page, but isn’t clear on what. Wreck-It Ralph is theirs, but they also have the revolutionary short Paperman which is making festival rounds (and a panel for that would fit right in along the lines of their Tangled panel in 2010) and just announced details and casting on Frozen, at a rather conspicuous time if I do say so myself.