21 July 2011 7:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

At last year’s Comic-Con, Entertainment Weekly’s “The Visionaries” panel featured Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams waxing poetic on everything nerd. This year, Guillermo del Toro and Jon Favreau were present to have an earnest conversation between two directors about filmmaking. The topics of conversation ranged from Magic Kindom and Haunted Mansion, to Cowboys & Aliens and At the Mountains of Madness. Favreau even revealed that he has a cameo as a Thark in Andrew Stanton’s John Carter, a project which he previously developed. Hit the jump for my recap of The Visionaries panel. The panel opened with Favreau talking about his friendship with del Toro, and how he was worried the Pan’s Labyrinth director wasn’t going to be able to make it to Comic-Con because of a bulging disc in his back. Never one to let something get in the way of the Con, del Toro »

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