I was a little surprised when The Hunger Games didn’t make an appearance at Comic-Con 2011. It was Lionsgate’s most expensive film to date, and it would have drawn a huge crowd. Regardless, it was a huge hit, but now the studio will bring the highly-anticipated sequel to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con along with I, Frankenstein. Both panels will be on Saturday, July 20th with the Hunger Games panel bringing an exclusive new trailer, and I, Frankenstein showing off new footage (and it will probably be the first footage, since we’ve seen nothing from the movie thus far). The press release doesn’t mention specifically the talent that will be on the panels, but fans can submit questions to the Facebook pages for Hunger Games, I, Frankenstein, and Fandango (the site’s Dave Karger will be moderating the panels). I’m 99% sure the Lionsgate panel will be in Hall H, and if Marvel chooses to have their panel on the same day, which they probably will, you should probably just start camping out now.
FANDANGO’S DAVE KARGER TO MODERATE LIONSGATE’S COMIC-CON PANEL FEATURING
“THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE” AND “I, FRANKENSTEIN”
ON SATURDAY, JULY 20
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Voted by
Fandango Fans as Most Anticipated 2013 Movie
LOS ANGELES – June 26, 2013 – Lionsgate announced today that Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger will moderate a panel on Saturday, July 20th at San Diego Comic-Con, featuring talent and exclusive footage from two of the studio’s upcoming films THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (opening November 22, 2013, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth) and I, FRANKENSTEIN (opening January 24, 2014, the film stars Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski and Bill Nighy). Talent from both films will be in attendance for the panel during which the studio will debut an exclusive new trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and never-before-seen footage from I, FRANKENSTEIN.
Starting today, moviegoers will have the chance to submit questions for panel participants through the films’ Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/thehungergamesmovie and www.facebook.com/ifrankensteinmovie) and Fandango’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fandango) using the hashtags #CatchingFireComicCon and #IFrankensteinComicCon. Answers to select questions will be posted on those Facebook pages.
Fandango fans have been closely following the entire HUNGER GAMES saga from its first day of production. A January 2013 moviegoer survey of thousands of moviegoers on Fandango found that the film’s follow-up, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, was voted the most anticipated movie of the year.
Stay connected for SDCC updates related to these two Lionsgate films using and searching for the hashtags #CatchingFireComicCon and #IFrankensteinComicCon.