Michael Myers coming to the pop culture Mecca of San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), with Universal Pictures expected to pull out all the stops in promoting the new Halloween movie during its high profile presentation in the convention’s famous Hall H.
Even as big names like Marvel, Star Wars, and HBO are not bringing out their biggest stars during traditionally flashy panels in the massive Hall H this year, Universal is expected to hold a panel, and it is very likely that Halloween will be the centerpiece.
Ever since Trick or Treat Studios initially stated that they could not show detailed photos of the new Michael Myers mask until Monday, July 23rd, which is the day after SDCC ends, we have known that Blumhouse’s Halloween 2018 would have a presence at the event. And while the official schedule of panels has not been announced yet (as of this writing on June 21), Deadline reports that both Halloween and the Unbreakable/Split sequel Glass from M. Night Shyamalan will be the primary focus of Universal’s Hall H presentation.
io9 even goes a step further and suggests that Universal may actually devote its entire panel to just one film, this year’s Halloween.
Whether it shares time with Glass (most likely) or not, expect Universal to bring in all the biggest names involved in the new Halloween to help drive the crowd into a frenzy. They want to make sure that Halloween is The Must See Event of the Season, so they will probably bring out the big guns like Jame Lee Curtis, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, and maybe even John Carpenter himself, on stage for the audience.
UPDATE: Jamie Lee Curtis officially confirmed on July 2 that she and Halloween 2018 would be at Hall H for the Universal presentation on Friday, July 20.
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is happening July 19-22, 2018. Hall H is the largest and most prestigious venue at event.
Michael Myers returns when Halloween arrives in theaters on October 19.
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