Entertainment Weekly’s annual “Women Who Kick Ass” panel at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con will feature Charlize Theron. Theron, soon to be seen kicking ass in Atomic Blonde, was selected to be the focus of EW’s first Icon Edition WWKA panel because she “consistently embodies strength, searing intelligence and steely determination on screen.” Entertainment Weekly’s Icon Edition panel will recognize the “most powerful, empowering female stars in pop culture,” and Oscar-winner Theron fits that description.
Charlize Theron will also be on the cover of of EW’s “Inside Comic-Con” bonus issue given out during the 2017 San Diego Comic Con. This year’s sold-out convention runs July 20-23, with a special preview night on July 19.
“Comic-Con has always been a celebration of and for the fans, and their favorite stars and franchises. This year, we’re so excited to host our annual panel, ‘Women Who Kick Ass,’ with the ultimate kick-ass icon, Charlize Theron,” stated Henry Goldblatt, Editor in Chief of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. “In 2017, EW’s Comic-Con coverage will be bigger and better than ever, as we double-down on content across all our platforms, including EW Radio on SiriusXM and the new addition of ‘EW: The Show,’ from our streaming network, PEN, in the EW Studio and from the convention hall floor.”
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY 2017 COMIC-CON PANELS:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY presents BRAVE NEW WARRIORS
EW’s laugh-filled conversation with TV’s hottest male heroes: Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld), Ricky Whittle (American Gods), Richard Rankin (Outlander), David Harbour (Stranger Things), Christopher Meloni (Happy!), and Colin O’ Donoghue (Once Upon A Time). They’ll discuss the thrill of playing popular characters, their sometimes awkward encounters with fans, and the highs (and lows) of a career in Hollywood. Moderated by EW editor at large Lynette Rice. Friday, July 21, 1:45pm – 2:30pm, Ballroom 20
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY presents WOMEN WHO KICK ASS – ICON EDITION WITH CHARLIZE THERON
Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road. Cipher in The Fate of the Furious. Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman. Meredith Vickers in Prometheus. Aeon Flux. For more than a decade, Oscar winner Charlize Theron has embodied strength, power, searing intelligence and steely determination on screen. Now, as she explodes into summer in her new movie, Atomic Blonde, EW senior writer Sara Vilkomerson sits down for a no-holds-barred conversation with a woman who defies the rules—and creates her own. Saturday, July 22, 2pm – 2:45pm, Hall H