Marvel may be skipping out on Comic-Con this year, but Hall H will still be a madhouse. Yesterday, we reported that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to San Diego, and now Lionsgate has announced that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 will be gracing Comic-Con. The franchise didn’t make an appearance last year, but I guess they want to go out big and rally as much interest as possible for the series’ concluding film.
Lionsgate will also be trying to rally support for their upcoming film The Last Witch Hunter, which stars Vin Diesel as Kaldur, an immortal witch hunter who partners with his natural enemy, a female witch (Rose Leslie), to stop the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague on humanity. It’s a good way to piggyback onto the excitement for The Hunger Games. But here’s the big question, “Will Vin Diesel find a way to squeeze in a comment about his relationship to Marvel?” If the Riddick Comic-Con panel from two years ago is any indication, probably!
At the very least, the presentation should be entertaining since Conan O’Brien will be moderating the panel. He’s a bit of a random choice (Stephen Colbert moderating The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies last year made perfect sense since he’s a die-hard Lord of the Rings fan), but I’m sure he’ll do a good job. I just hope he won’t constantly do his “nerd” impression.
Finally, the Lionsgate Booth (which is always a madhouse) will be promoting Shaun of the Sheep, American Ultra, and Sicario.
Check out the full press release below.
“THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2”
AND “THE LAST WITCH HUNTER”
DURING A PANEL IN HALL H
WITH THE STARS AND FILMMAKERS
MODERATED BY CONAN O’BRIEN
AT COMIC-CON® 2015
Panel Features Never-Before-Seen Footage from
“Mockingjay – Part 2” and “The Last Witch Hunter”
SANTA MONICA, Calif, June 11, 2015 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, will give Comic-Con® 2015 attendees two exclusive looks at the studio’s most anticipated fall film releases, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” and “The Last Witch Hunter,” during a panel that will feature Q&As with the stars and filmmakers of both movies to be moderated by Emmy® Award-winning comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien. The star-studded Lionsgate panel and exclusive reveals will take place in Hall H on Thursday, July 9 from 12:00-1:15 p.m.
At the Lionsgate Booth (#4045), there will be talent and filmmaker signings, photo opportunities, promotional giveaways, AV and displays for an exciting slate of upcoming films. Among the numerous films being included are: “The Hunger Games” Mockingjay – Part 2” (November 20, 2015), “The Last Witch Hunter” (October 23, 2015), “Shaun the Sheep” (August 7, 2015), “American Ultra” (August 21, 2015), and “Sicario” (Limited – September 19, 2015).
Additional details regarding the panel:
Location and Time: Hall H (Thursday, July 9, 12-1:15pm)
Moderator: Conan O’Brien
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – a must-see for all, this panel will provide a sneak peek into the powerful final chapter of the epic “The Hunger Games” film franchise. Attendees will be shown never-before-seen footage from “Mockingjay – Part 2” and treated to a Q&A session with the cast and filmmakers, who will reveal details of the big screen finale.
The Last Witch Hunter – Vin Diesel is “The Last Witch Hunter” and he is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history. Join the cast as they preview exclusive footage from “The Last Witch Hunter” before its worldwide debut.