AMERICAN GODS, ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, and Luc Besson’s VALERIAN are coming to COMIC-CON 2016

american-gods-bone-facebookAmerican Gods Panel/Presentation
Friday, July 22nd from 3:15PM-4:15PM in Room 6BCF

Autograph Signing
Friday, July 22nd from 4:45PM-6:00PM at American Gods Booth #4029

Writers/Showrunners: Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
Creator: Neil Gaiman
Director: David Slade
Executive Producers: Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, Neil Gaiman, David Slade, Craig Cegielski, Stefanie Berk
Cast: Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley
Network: Starz

Premiere date: 2017
“American Gods” is Starz’s television adaptation of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman that has been translated into over 30 languages. The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity, and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities. Emily Browning also stars and Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are writers and showrunners on the series. David Slade is directing the pilot and additional episodes. Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk serve as executive producers along with Fuller, Green, Slade and Neil Gaiman.

Expected Talent:
Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Yetide Badaki, Pablo Schreiber, Bruce Langley, Michael Green, Bryan Fuller, Neil Gaiman

Ash vs Evil Dead Ash vs. Evil Dead Panel / Presentation
Saturday, July 23rd from 6:45PM-7:45PM in Room 6A

Autograph Signing
Saturday, July 23rd from 2:00PM-3:00PM at the Ash vs Evil Dead Cabin in the Petco Park Interactive Zone

Screening
Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00PM in Room 6DE

Showrunner: Craig DiGregorio
Executive Producers: Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, Ivan Raimi, Craig DiGregorio
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lee Majors, Ted Raimi, Michelle Hurd
Network: Starz

Premiere date: October 2016
“Ash vs Evil Dead,” a 10-episode half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.

The second season roars back into action with Ash leaving his beloved Jacksonville and returning to his hometown of Elk Grove. There, he confronts Ruby. The former enemies have to form an uneasy alliance as Elk Grove soon becomes the nucleus of evil.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead. Lee Majors (Do You Believe), Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) and Michelle Hurd (“Law & Order: SVU”) join the series this year as Brock Williams, Ash’s father, Chet Kaminski, Ash’s childhood best friend, and Linda, Ash’s high school love respectively.

Sam Raimi serves as executive producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man 3) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Moira Grant (“Spartacus”) serve as producers.

Expected Talent:
Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Rob Tapert, Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago, Lee Majors, Ted Raimi, Sam Raimi
valerian_daneValerian Panel / Presentation:
Thursday, July 21st from 1:00 – 2:00 PM in Hall H
Moderator: Josh Horowitz, MTV

Writer/Director: Luc Besson
Producers: Virginie Besson-Silla
Principal Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, Rihanna, John Goodman
Studio: EuropaCorp

Release date: July 21, 2017
Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner, blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women and her traditional values drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.

Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Now unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.

Expected Talent:
Luc Besson, Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne

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