WonderCon 2012: LOOPER, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, and 21 JUMP STREET Presentations Added

     February 29, 2012


Just the other day, the full schedule for this year’s WonderCon was announced including presentations for Resident Evil: Retribution, Sound of My Voice, Battleship, Snow White and the Huntsman, Lockout and Community. It’s a pretty fantastic lineup, and now WonderCon 2012 has gotten even better. Today Sony has added The Amazing Spider-Man and Rian Johnson’s Looper to their panel (which already included Resident Evil) and a special presentation for 21 Jump Street has been announced. Fans should be getting a really good look at new Spider-Man stuff, and I’m insanely jealous of anyone seeing footage from the highly anticipated sci-fi pic Looper.

Director Marc Webb and Emma Stone will be onhand for Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield opens on Broadway in Death of a Salesman that night), while writer-director Rian Johnson and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt will present the first footage from Looper. Hit the jump for more info regarding these newly added panels. WonderCon 2012 takes place in Anaheim, California March 16th – 18th.

21-jump-street-posterHere’s the info for the updated panels via WonderCon’s site. 21 Jump Street will be held Friday, while Sony’s panel is on Saturday:

4:15-5:30 Sony: Resident Evil: Retribution, Looper, Amazing Spider-Man In Resident Evil: Retribution, we learn more about Alice’s mysterious past as she continues to hunt those at The Umbrella Corporation responsible for the T-virus outbreak, a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, DC, and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun. Resident Evil: Retribution stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Kevin Durand, Shawn Roberts, and Boris Kodjoe. Appearing in person is Alice herself, Milla Jovovich, who along with writer/director Paul W. S. Anderson will host a preview and discussion of the wildly successful film franchise based on the popular video game series Resident Evil and this highly anticipated fifth installment, Resident Evil: Retribution in state-of-the art 3D.

Looper—Joseph Gordon-Levitt and writer-director Rian Johnson come to WonderCon to give fans a first look at the futuristic action thriller Looper. And when we say, “First look,” we mean it! The panel will premiere the first footage anyone anywhere has seen from this movie. In Looper, time travel will be invented, but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper”—a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)—is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good. . . until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. the film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.

The Amazing Spider-Man—The Amazing Spider-Man is back on the big screen, shot in 3D for the first time, and will be swinging into your neighborhood on July 3,  2012. Director Marc Webb and star Emma Stone appear live at WonderCon to give you your Spidey fix! For the fans who haven’t seen it, here is your chance to see the eight minutes of footage that the filmmakers recently presented in a 13-city global launch event. Ballroom, Third Level

3:45-5:00 21 Jump Street The action-comedy 21 Jump Street opens today, and Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are taking a break from their beat to pay WonderCon a visit! In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) were enemies in high school who became unlikely friends in Police Academy. While they may not be the best cops on the beat, they have a chance to turn it around when they join the police department’s secret Jump Street unit, run by Captain Dickson (Ice Cube). They trade in their guns and badges for backpacks and use their youthful appearances to go undercover. Trouble is, teenagers today are nothing like what they were just a few years ago, and Schmidt and Jenko discover that everything they think they know about being a teenager, from sex to drugs to rock and roll, is all wrong. More importantly, they both find they are still dealing with all of the adolescent problems they didn’t address in their own teen years—and both will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they left behind. Ballroom, Third Level

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