While the likes of Marvel Studios, Game of Thrones and Westworld are going to be absent from next month’s San Diego Comic-Con, there’s still going to be plenty of excitement for fans lucky enough to make it into Hall H this year.
Warner Bros. has already announced a big DC Films panel, with the first trailer for Aquaman confirmed, and footage from Shazam! and Wonder Woman 1984 rumoured, as well as the potential unveiling of a DC Extended Universe “rebranding”.
Now we can add a few more projects to that list, with Sony reportedly set to showcase two of its own Marvel projects in the live-action Venom spinoff starring Tom Hardy, along with the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie.
Other projects which Sony is reportedly mulling over include Holmes and Watson, Searching, Alpha, Slender Man and Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween.
Meanwhile, Deadline is reporting that there will also be panels for two of Blumhouse Productions’ hotly-anticipated forthcoming releases in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass and the David Gordon Green and Danny McBride-penned Halloween reboot.
One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Venom is set for release on October 5th 2018 and features a cast that includes Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Scott Haze and Sope Aluko.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set for release on December 14th and features a cast that includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez and Lily Tomlin.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum.
Glass will see the return of Bruce Willis (David Dunn), Samuel L. Jackson (Elijah Price), Spencer Treat Clark (Joseph Dunn) and Charlayne Woodard (Mrs. Price) from Unbreakable and James McAvoy (Kevin Wendell Crumb) and Anya Taylor-Joy (Casey Cooke) from Split, while Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) is also set for a role. The film is slated to hit cinemas on January 19th 2019.
Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
Halloween is being directed by David Gordon Green from a script by Green and Danny McBride. In addition to the returning Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode) and Nick Castle (Michael Myers), the film stars Judy Greer (War for the Planet of the Apes), Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black), Will Patton (Shots Fired), Virginia Gardner (Runaways), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound) and Drew Scheid (Stranger Things).