If past conventions are any indication, this year’s Comic-Con will be full of unexpected guests and surprise announcements. Despite what the official programming schedule or press releases might say, panels are especially and predictably unpredictable. Case in point: the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures presentation in 2012. After discussions for the then-upcoming Pacific Rim ended, the lights dimmed and director Gareth Edwards appeared on stage to announce the production of a Godzilla reboot, which was released this past May to positive critical reviews, warm popular reception, and a pretty penny at the box office. With news of the film’s sequel and the return of Edwards as director announced just days after the monster movie debuted in theaters, fans are wondering whether the convention, happening July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center, will offer any further updates on the forthcoming installment.
Based on insider reports, The Wrap speculates that Legendary Pictures, perhaps hoping to extend or capitalize on still-circulating buzz for its 2014 monster hit, may surprise attendees with news of the Godzilla sequel at the studio’s panel event on Saturday July 26th from 12:25 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. Whether the announcement will include details about casting or plot (i.e. how or why the prehistoric predator will re-surface) remains to be seen. ~Daniel Horowitz