It's hard to believe but Comic-Con International arrives next week, with programming running at the San Diego Convention Center from Wednesday, July 18 to Sunday, July 22. The annual event marks the largest week for entertainment news of the year, with many major film studios poised to present their upcoming releases over the five-day period.
Below is a list of all the film presentations confirmed for this year's SDCC, when and where to find them, and who is expected to appear. As the show takes place on the United States' west coast, all times listed are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).
It: Chapter Two
New Line is the major film studio with the earliest start this year, hosting its SDCC 2018 presentation on Wednesday, July 18. Leading the Warner Bros. subsidiary's horror offerings is the Stephen King sequel It: Chapter Two. The eagerly anticipated follow-up to last year's hit adaptation It, the upcoming horror film will be featured by New Line at the Horton Grand Theatre on Wednesday at 9:30 PM as part of the studio's annual ScareDiego event.
With the sequel having only just begun filming last month, it is unclear how much, if any, of the new movie will be shown at the event or if any of the cast and crew will appear but with the horror adaptation headlining the presentation, it should provide attendees with a first look with the film's return to Derry.
It: Chapter Two is scheduled to be released by New Line on September 6, 2019.
The bulk of New Line's presentation this year is expected to focus on the upcoming horror film The Nun. A spinoff from The Conjuring franchise, the movie takes place in 1952 and details the origins of the demonically possessed nun's ghost from the 2016 film. As part of the studio's annual ScareDiego event at the Grand Horton Theatre on Wednesday, July 19 at 9:30 PM, New Line has teased an extended look at the spinoff with clips from the film.
It is unclear if the cast or crew for the new movie will appear to present the exclusive early look. Last year's ScareDiego featured a surprise screening of previous Conjuring spinoff Annabelle: Creation ahead its August release, but it may be too early for a full advanced showing of the new film.
The Nun is scheduled to be released by New Line on September 7.
The ultimate hunter returns to Earth for a sneak peek next week. Shane Black's upcoming Predator sequel takes over Hall H on Thursday, July 19 at 10: 30 AM. The panel is expected to feature writer-director Shane Black along with cast members Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski.
Additionally, Black and the cast will appear on a Predator-centric episode of Conan O'Brien with the late night talk show host filming the episode at San Diego's Spreckels Theatre; the episode will air on TBS that night at 11 PM EST/PST. With neither Dark Phoenix or The New Mutants expected to have a presence at this year's convention, the sci-fi action sequel is slated to be Fox's biggest presentation this year and should be the last major glimpse of the film ahead of its release in less than two months.
The Predator is scheduled to be released by Fox on September 14.