The Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic-Con is set to feature some of this year's and next year's most anticipated films. Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" and Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" are just two of the films included in the presentation, but the movies will actually share more than the stage in common.
You may recall that del Toro was once set to direct the Jackson-produced, two-part prequel to "The Lord of the Rings," but after dropping out of the project, he will now present the film that replaced "The Hobbit" on his schedule.
In the lead-up to the presentation, the two Warner Bros. films each released posters for the event, with the "Pacific Rim" sheet showing off the enormous, robotic Jaegers for the first time.
For his tribute to Japanese kaiju films, del Toro has enlisted Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, and Rinko Kikuchi to suit up in futuristic robots called Jaegers to take on the Earth's monster problem. The first poster from the movie gives us a sense of the look and scale of the Jaegers, as well as another look at the costumes worn by the pilots.
For "The Hobbit" and its Comic-Con poster, the image evokes classic imagery from J.R.R. Tolkien's first novel set in Middle-earth. In the poster, we see Ian McKellen's Galdalf walking through the Shire, the home of soon-to-be hero Bilbo Baggins.
Both films are expected to have huge presences at this year's convention. We have yet to see a single frame of footage from "Pacific Rim," so most fans have their hopes set on that, while Jackson may be looking for some redemption after the CinemaCon uproar centered on his 48 frames per second format.
See the posters below.
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