James Cameron and Peter Jackson to discuss the future of film on special Comic-Con ’09 panel that promises “surprises”

Entertainment Weekly is hosting three Comic-Con panels featuring some of the hottest creators in TV and film, to discuss the work that’s being done in their respective fields. The first of these panels will be Wonder Women: Female Power Icons in Pop Culture, moderated by Entertainment Weekly editor-at-large Ben Svetkey. It will feature a discussion with Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost, V), and Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) about actresses who have redefined the rules and the female characters who have shattered the glass ceiling for all women. This panel will take place at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 23th.

Next up, EW executive editor Jeff Giles will moderate an in-depth discussion with iconic filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Peter Jackson (producer of District 9) on the future of film, the art of film narrative and how technology and global culture will alter the art of on-screen storytelling in the next 20 years. This panel will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24th.

To close out the series, Entertainment Weekly senior writers, hosts of EW.com’s Totally Lost, and resident Lost experts Jeffrey “Doc” Jensen and Dan Snierson will prep Lost fans for the final season of the show with their sharp insights and bold theories. According to the EW release, there may be a few surprises as well during this event… but lord only knows what that means (I just don’t want to psyche myself out here). This panel will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25th.

Footage from each of the panels will be available by July 26th on EW.com.