Guillermo del Toro, ‘Lego Batman 3,’ set for Sunday
SAN DIEGO – Guillermo del Toro, a preview of “Lego Batman 3,” and Kevin Bacon and costars from “The Following” are highlights from the schedule for Comic-Con’s closing day, Sunday, July 27.
Starting at the not-unreasonable time of 11:15 a.m. in Hall H, Bacon is to make his return to the San Diego pop-culture exposition to tout the third season of Fox’s “The Following,” which is scheduled to air in early 2015. He’ll be joined by cast mates Shawn Ashmore (“X-Men: The Last Stand”), Sam Underwood (“Dexter”), and Jessica Stroup (“90210″), with creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (“Scream”) and executive producer Marcos Siega (“The Vampire Diaries”), for an on-stage Q&A and video presentation.
In anticipation of the fall release of the latest in the massively popular “Lego Batman” video game series, the “Lego Batman 3″ panel will feature an exclusive game-play demonstration and boasts character reveals, exciting prizes and giveaways, and the all-too titillating promise of “a true blockbuster announcement.” Plus, in addition to members of the voice cast and TT Games game director Arthur Parsons and executive producer Phil Ring, none other than the Caped Crusader himself, Adam West, the star of the ’60s “Batman” television series, will be making an appearance. The panel runs from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 6BCE.
Sunday will also feature a sneak-peek screening of Episode 3 of FX’s new horror drama “The Strain,” which will run from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Hall H. Series creator and Oscar-nominated director Guillermo del Toro will be on hand, alongside co-creator Chuck Hogan, show runner Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and cast members Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland and Jack Kesy. The apocalyptically creepy series recently came under fire for its billboards in the Los Angeles area which depict a worm crawling out of an eyeball. Del Toro addressed the controversy at the series premiere last week.
Comic book fans will be covered on Sunday with panels offering intimate conversations with some of the top artists in the business today, including Jim Lee (“Superman Unchained,” “Batman: Hush,” “X-Men”), who designed the cover of the Comic-Con International 2014 Souvenir Book, in Room 6DE from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Greg Capullo (“Batman,” “X-Force,” “Spawn”) in Room 7AB from 1 to 2 p.m., and many more.
Plus, you can catch the cast of FX’s popular “Sons of Anarchy,” including Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, Jimmy Smits, David Labrava, Niko Nicotera and Drea de Matteo as well as series creator Kurt Sutter (“The Shield“).
For a complete look at Sunday’s schedule, see the Comic-Con website.
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– Justin Sullivan| @LATHeroComplex