Comic-Con started in 1970, as a small gathering to celebrate the art of comics and superheroes. Ever since 1970, Comic-Con continued to be celebrated every two years bringing together fans from all over the world to celebrate beloved franchises such as Marvel and DC. The celebration has become a pretty significant staple in the entertainment industry over the past years as some big announcements have been revealed at these events in the past, including theatrical releases and more! Today, I will be discussing the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con International 2022 panel schedule.
Let’s get into it!
Comic-Con Film School 101: Pre-Production and Writing
- 10:00am – 11:00am PT, Grand 6 – Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Comic-Con Film School is back for another four-day, nuts-and-bolts class on how to make a movie for very little money using available video hardware and software. Whether you’re shooting your first League of Legends fan film or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts demons, this course will take you from script to final product so that you too can enter your own movie into the CCI International Film Festival. This first class covers the specifics of preproduction on the cheap, including screenwriting, scheduling, location scouting, crewing up, and getting equipment for nothing. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Darryl Thomas (writer/producer of 38. Special), Ben Hansford (writer/director of Uprising), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).
Disability Presentation On and Off Screen
- 10:00am PT, Room 6A
This panel will explore disability representation both on-screen and behind the camera and will serve to raise the profile of disability as an essential pillar of diversity, as well as celebrate the diversity that exists within the disability community. Featuring Ryan O’Connell, Lauren Ridloff, Alaqua Cox, Gail Simone, Timothy Omundson, and Josh Feldman.
The Rookie & The Rookie: Feds
- 10:45am PT, Ballroom 20
Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly) and Niecy Nash-Betts (Claws, Reno 911) join executive producers Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter to discuss how worlds will collide when The Rookie franchise expands with The Rookie: Feds, coming to ABC this fall. Moderated by Damian Holbrook (senior writer, TV Guide magazine). ABC.
8th Musical Anatomy of a Superhero: Film & TV Composer Panel
- 11:00am PT, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Composers Ludwig Göransson ( Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Natalie Holt ( Batgirl, Loki), Nami Melumad ( Thor: Love and Thunder), Christophe Beck ( Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania) ,Amie Doherty ( She-Hulk: Attorney at Law) , and moderator Michael Giacchino ( The Batman, Thor: Love and Thunder, Spiderman: No Way Home) discuss the challenges of creating the musical landscape of the superhero genre and explain the process through unreleased music and video clips from upcoming and recently released projects. Music has always played an important supporting character in films and TV. This is especially evident in the superhero genre, where the music clearly sets the tone that defines a character, an impending battle, or a triumphant moment. Introductions by Ray Costa (producer, Costa Communications).
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves [Film]
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Hall H
Paramount Pictures and eOne bring a panel discussion and footage presentation with the cast and filmmakers.
- 1:00pm – 2:00pm PT, Ballroom 20
TV’s #1 new series and fan-favorite phenomenon Ghosts follows Samantha and Jay, a couple who learn that their new dream house is inhabited by ghosts that only Samantha can see and hear. Series stars Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Danielle Pinnock, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza, Sheila Carrasco, Rebecca Wisocky, and Devan Chandler Long join executive producers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman for a “spirited” panel conversation and a look at never-before-seen footage. CBS.
Nickelodeon’s Rugrats: The Babies Are Back!
- 1:00pm – 2:00pm PT, Room 6BCF
Hold onto your diapies, throw “Cynthia’s Workout” on the stereo, and HALT! for Reptar—your favorite babies are back and better than ever! Voice talent from the Paramount+ Original Series Rugrats EG Daily (Tommy), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), and Charlet Chung (Kimi), along with executive producer Eryk Casemiro bust out of the playpen to give fans an exclusive look at behind-the-scenes art and sneak peeks of content, perform a live table-read, and provide answers to popular questions. A baby’s gotta do what a baby’s gotta do! Moderated by Jim Viscardi (executive editor, Comicbook.com ). Paramount+.
Abbott Elementary – Class In Session
1:30pm – 2:30pm PT, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Star and executive producer Quinta Brunson and stars Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, William Stanford Davis, and Sheryl Lee Ralph join executive producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker for a LIVE virtual panel to discuss the freshman series breakout hit ahead of its season 2 return on ABC this fall. Moderated by Marcus Jones (awards editor, TV & Film at IndieWire). ABC.
Teen Wolf: The Movie
1:30pm – 2:30pm PT, Hall H
Series creator and showrunner Jeff Davis and Teen Wolf the Movie cast members preview the upcoming Paramount+ film while taking a look back at the iconic series that started it all. Paramount+
Crunchyroll Industry Panel
- 1:45pm – 2:45pm PT, Room 6A
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from Crunchyroll’s own Tim Lyu and Lauren Moore. Crunchyroll.
Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
- 2:15pm PT, Room 6CBF
The cast and creative team of Disney Channel’s highly anticipated animated series Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, based on Marvel’s hit comic books, hold a conversation about this innovative action-comedy series centered on African American teen girl superhero Lunella Lafayette. Panelists include Diamond White ( The Bold and the Beautiful), Libe Barer ( Sneaky Pete), and Fred Tatasciore ( Marvel’s Hit-Monkey), executive producer Steve Loter ( Kim Possible), supervising producer Rodney Clouden ( Futurama), and producer Pilar Flynn ( Elena of Avalor). Moderated by Janine Rubenstein (editor-at-large, People magazine and host of People Every Day). Disney Channel.
National Treasure: Edge of History
- 2:15pm PT, Ballroom 20
The cast and executive producers share an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Disney+ Original series National Treasure: Edge of History, which is an expansion of the hit film franchise. Series regulars Lisette Olivera, Jake Austin Walker, Antonio Cipriano, Jordan Rodrigues, Zuri Reed, and Lyndon Smith and executive producers Cormac and Marianne Wibberley gather to discuss this upcoming action-adventure series. Disney+
- 2:45pm PT, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Showrunners and executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Legacies) and Marguerite MacIntyre (The Originals, Legacies) will join series regulars Sisi Stringer (Rose Hathaway), Daniela Nieves (Lissa Dragomir), Kieron Moore (Dimitri Belikov), and Andre Dae Kim (Christian Ozera) to discuss Peacock’s highly anticipated Vampire Academy, based on the internationally bestselling book series—a story of friendship, romance, and danger. In a world of privilege and glamour, two young women’s friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter vampire society. One as a powerful Royal, the other a half-vampire Guardian trained to protect against the savage ‘Strigoi’ who threaten to tear their society apart. That is if Royal infighting doesn’t do the job first. Cast will partake in a Q&A live panel and give an exclusive first look moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Sydney Bucksbaum. The series is from Universal Television and will premiere on Peacock on September 15. Peacock.
Motherland: Fort Salem – The Final Battle
3:00pm PT, Room 7AB
Launching from an alternate American history in which the witches of Salem ended their persecution by agreeing to fight for the U.S. government , Motherland: Fort Salem is more than a fantasy show. It’s a bold action series where powerful women are at the forefront. Hear the creator/executive producer Eliot Laurence discuss the new and final season, why witches and magic continue to enthrall us, nd more. Moderated by TV Guide magazine’s Damian Holbrook. Freeform.
- 3:30pm PT, Ballroom 20
Executive producer and director Ben Stiller, creator and executive producer Dan Erickson, and cast members Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Tramell Tillman, Dichen Lachman, and Jen Tullock sit down with Patton Oswald to share “innie” secrets from season 1 of the Apple TV+ critically acclaimed series. Apple TV+.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Dive Into SpongeBob Universe
- 3:30pm PT, Room 6BCF
Put on your diving suit and get ready to delve deep into Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and its two original spinoff series, The Patrick Star Show and the Paramount+ Original Series, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years. Legendary voice talent from all three series—Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Jill Talley (Karen, Squidina), Kate Higgins (Narlene), and Carlos Alazraqui (Nobby)—and executive producers Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller will take fans on an undersea adventure to explore these iconic shows and characters and reveal what to expect next from SpongeBob and the denizens of Bikini Bottom. Moderated by Patrick Gomez (editor-in-chief, Entertainment Weekly). Nickelodeon.
The Wheel of Time: Origins
- 4:15pm PT, Room 6A
The Wheel of Time: Origins is the animated digital short companion series to hit, fantasy epic The Wheel of Time on Prime Video. The Wheel of Time: Origins brings fans deeper into the lore of The Wheel of Time and its vast history and subjects. The creative team and a surprise guest behind The Wheel of Time: Origins treat fans to a deep dive conversation into the making of this beloved companion series, along with an exclusive special video presentation that promises to deliver some Comic-Con magic to attendees. Prime Video.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do Comic-Con
- 4:45pm, Ballroom 20
Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge joins a celebrity moderator as they have a lively conversation about Beavis, Butt-Head, and everything in-between. They’ll discuss the upcoming Beavis and Butt-Head Paramount+ original series, as well as the recently released movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe. Paramount+.
- 6:00pm, Room 6BCF
From the creators of Rick and Morty and Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Koala Man makes its debut at Comic-Con with creator, EP, and the Koala himself, Michael Cusack, and EPs Justin Roiland,Dan Hernandez, and Benji Samit. Learn what the suburban Aussie superhero is all about as the team discusses the Hulu series’ premiere, breaking news, and more. Hulu.
- 7:15pm PT, Room 6BCF
The Solar Opposites co-creators and EPs Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan, with EP Josh Bycel, will discuss the newly released season 3 on Hulu and what the aliens are up to later this year. Accompanied by cast members Thomas Middleditch,Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack, this discussion is sure to be otherworldly. Hulu.
DC’s Harley Quinn (Season 3, Episodes 1 & 2 Advanced Screening)
- 10:00pm PT, Room 5AB
The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour is rolling through San Diego for an early look at what’s in store for Harlivy. This is a special advance screening of Season 3 episodes 1 and 2 before the new season premieres on HBO Max this summer. Seats will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. HBO Max.
Looney Toons for Everyone!
- 10:00am – 10:45am PT, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Don’t forget that left turn at Albuquerque on your way to the Looniest panel at San Diego Comic-Con! Take a look at all the latest from the Loon-iverse, including the new season of Looney Tunes Cartoons, the new series Bugs Bunny Builders, the new Tiny Toons Looniversity, and bonus surprises. EricBauza (voice of Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Daffy Duck, and more) moderates an all-star panel with AlexKirwan (supervising producer, Looney Tunes Cartoons), AbeAudish (supervising producer, Bugs Bunny Builders), NateCashe and ErinGibson (co-executive producers of Tiny Toons Looniversity), and others. Stick around for sneak peeks, giveaways, and looney games! HBO Max.
Comic-Con Film School 102: Production
- 10:00am – 11:00am PT, Grand 6 – Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Day 2 of this four-day course on microbudget moviemaking focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques to lighting on the cheap to crew positions you need (and don’t need), to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Darryl Thomas (writer/producer of .38 Special), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).
The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power
- 10:30am – 12:00pm PT, Hall H
Prime Video’s new series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, from the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map. Meet cast members Morfydd Clark, Charles Edwards, Rob Aramayo, Benjamin Walker, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charlie Vickers, Nazanin Boniadi, Tyroe Muhafidin, Daniel Weyman, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trystan Gravelle, Maxim Baldry, Ema Horvath, Lloyd Owen, Leon Wadham, Markella Kavenagh, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Sara Zwangobani, Sophia Nomvete, and Owain Arthur along with showrunners JD Payne, Patrick McKay, and EP Lindsey Weber. Prime Video.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai
- 11:00am – 11:45am PT, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Magic, mystery, mayhem, and Mogwai! The cast and crew of Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai answer your questions about the upcoming HBO Max animated prequel series. Executive producers Tze Chun and Brendan Hay, alongside Tara Rueping (art director), Izaac Wang (the voice of Sam), A. J. LoCascio (voice of Gizmo), Gabrielle Neveah Green (voice of Elle), and others will unveil the first clues to unlocking the secrets of the Mogwai that will leave you hungry for adventure (just don’t eat after midnight!). Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation. HBO Max.
Marvel Studios Animation
- 11:45am – 1:15pm PT, Ballroom 20
Marvel Studios head of streaming, television and animation Brad Winderbaum; head of visual development Ryan Meinerding; and special guests dive into all things animation with exclusive looks at X-Men 97, Marvel Zombies, What If…? season 2, and more. Disney+.
Smiling Friends (Dicussion and Q&A)
- 12:00pm – 12:45pm PT, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Michael Cusak and Zach Hadel, the creators behind the new Adult Swim Series Smiling Friends, reveal what’s in store for Pim, Charlie, and the rest of the company dedicated to bringing happiness to their bizarre yet colorful world. Adult Swim.
Tales of the Walking Dead
12:30pm – 1:30pm PT, Hall H
Introducing a new series within The Walking Dead Universe, cast and creatives discuss the anthology of life-and-death, high-stakes survival within Tales of the Walking Dead. Cast will appear to discuss their exploration of unique stories within these stand-alone episodes focused on both new and established characters within the walker apocalypse. Creators will share their thoughts on single-episode storytelling, and cast will share behind-the-scenes anecdotes about these stories. Plus, view the premiere of the series’ trailer. AMC.
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal (Season 2 Discussion and Q&A)
- 1:00pm – 1:45pm PT, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
After winning five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Animated Program, Genndy Tartakovksy’s Primal returns to Adult Swim. Animation legend Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) and art director Scott Wills (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack) dive deep into the second season of the acclaimed animation adventure. Adult Swim.
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder
- 1:00pm – 2:00pm PT, Room 6A
♪ The! Proud! Family! What? ♪ Creator and executive producer Bruce W. Smith, executive producer Ralph Farquhar, and series stars Kyla Pratt (Penny) and Alisa Reyes (LaCienega)—with more names to be announced later—discuss the revival of the groundbreaking animated series The Proud Family and share a behind-the-scenes look at the first season, moderated by Janine Rubenstein (editor-at-large, People magazine and host of People Every Day). Disney+.
- 1:30pm – 2:30pm PT, Ballroom 20
From Amazon Studios, Legendary Television, and Plan B comes Paper Girls, a coming-of-age sci-fi adventure series based on the bestselling graphic novels by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. The cast, creators, and executive producers present an in-depth look at what to expect from this Prime Video series, debuting on July 29. Paper Girls is a high-stakes personal journey following four paper girls—Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ— who are out on their delivery route in the early morning hours after Halloween 1988 when they become caught in the crossfire between warring time-travelers, changing the course of their lives forever. Transported into the future, these girls must figure out a way to get back to the past, a journey that will bring them face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves and the Old Watch, a militant faction of time-travelers who have outlawed time travel so that they can remain in power. To survive, the girls will need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other, and themselves. Prime Video.
The Walking Dead
- 1:30pm – 2:30pm PT, Hall H
Cast and creatives of the flagship series The Walking Dead discuss the highly anticipated remaining episodes of the decade-long apocalyptic drama. Celebrate the monumental journey of this beloved series and characters as we follow their arcs in the final eight episodes of this epic final season coming to AMC and AMC+ this fall. Plus, a look at the official trailer for the upcoming final episodes. AMC.
Rick and Morty: The Vindicators [Screening]
- 2:00pm – 2:45pm PT, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
Calling all Rick and Morty fans! Executive producer Sarah Carbiener joins Rick and Morty producer Nick Rutherford for a first look at the Adult Swim digital series The Vindicators based on breakout characters from Rick and Morty. Be the first to watch Supernova, Vance Maximus, Alan Rails, Crocubot, and Noob Noob fight crime, avert genocides, and yuk it up without Rick and Morty. Adult Swim.
Transformers: Earthspark! Autobots, Roll Out!
- 2:15pm – 3:15pm PT, Room 6
Autobots, roll out! Meet the next generation of heroes in the new original animated series Transformers: EarthSpark. From Nickelodeon and Entertainment One, the Paramount+ Original Series will showcase an insider event that celebrates a new take on the iconic global franchise with a behind-the-scenes look at art, casting, and clips from the series. Featured panelists include all new-series voice talent—Danny Pudi (Bumblebee), Kathreen Khavari (Twitch), and Zeno Robinson (Thrash)—along with co-executive producers Dale Malinowski and Ant Ward. Moderated by Mike Cecchini (editor-in-chief, Den of Geek). Paramount+.
The Alternate World of For All Mankind
- 2:45pm – 3:45pm PT, Ballroom 20
Kelly Lawler leads a conversation with creators and executive producers Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert, and Ben Nedivi are joined by executive producer Maril Davis and cast members Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Cynthy Wu, Casey Johnson, Coral Peña, Wrenn Schmidt, and Edi Gathegi to discuss the propulsive third season of the critically acclaimed Apple TV+ alternate reality series. Apple TV+.
- 3:00pm – 3:45pm PT, Indigo Ballroom
The Emmy Award–winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers makes its triumphant return to San Diego hot off the critically acclaimed release of The Bob’s Burgers Movie. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Nora Smith, and director/producer Bernard Derriman will break news about the upcoming season. The always entertaining cast—including H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz, and Larry Murphy—will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage followed by a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A . Fox.
Keanu Reeves BRZRKR: The Immortal Saga Continues
- 3:00pm – 4:00pm PT, Hall H
Since its record-breaking debut in 2021, the BRZRKR comic has been thrilling readers with its story of the half-mortal, half-god warrior as he battles through the ages, seeking answers to the mystery of his endless blood-soaked existence, and how to end it. Keanu Reeves joins series co-writer Matt Kindt, artist Ron Garney, screenwriter on the BRZRKR film Mattson Tomlin, Matt Gagnon (editor-in-chief, BOOM! Studios), Eric Harburn (executive editor, BOOM! Studios), and Stephen Christy (president, development, BOOM! Studios) for an exclusive look at the final issues of the series, along with details on where the saga will go next. Moderated by Coy Jandreau (Reel Rejects, Collider, Nerdist).
Little Demon – Exclusive Pre-Series Premiere Sneak Peek Screening and Q&A
- 4:00pm – 4:45pm PT, Indigo Ballroom
It’s been long prophesized that a malevolent force would alter the universe for the rest of time, and you can get a front-row seat! FXX celebrates its newest animated comedy, Little Demon, by heading to the metaphysical realm of San Diego in advance of its premiere later this summer. Thirteen years after being impregnated by Satan (Danny DeVito), a reluctant mother, Laura (Aubrey Plaza), and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy (Lucy DeVito), attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul. Actors Danny DeVito, Aubrey Plaza, and Lucy DeVito and creators Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner, and Kieran Valla join executive producer Dan Harmon for an exclusive screening, followed by an other-worldly Q&A. FXX.
Entertainment Weekly’s Brave Warriors
- 4:00pm – 5:00pm PT, Ballroom 20
They may be fighters on screen, but that doesn’t mean they’re not lovers (of the craft). A panel of actors discuss the thrill of playing iconic characters, the difference between their personas and real life, and the highs (and lows!) of their careers in Hollywood.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero [Film Screening]
- 4:30pm – 5:30pm PT, Hall H
Just one month prior to the theatrical release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero hear members of the cast and crew offer stories and insights from the film and an exclusive look at the first 20 minutes—and of course, giveaways!
Rebooting Lost in Space
- 4:30pm – 5:30pm PT, Room 24ABC
In a time when pop culture is dominated by remakes and reboots, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (creators, executive producers, and writers of Netflix’s Lost in Space) explain how they rebuilt a science fiction classic of the 1960s for a new generation—from Bubble-Headed Boobie to Sexy Robot. Moderated by Geekscape podcast host Jonathan London. Netflix.
Shudder’s Queer for Fear
- 4:45pm – 5:45pm PT, Room 6A
Queer for Fear, Shudder’s original documentary series, premieres this fall on Shudder and AMC+. The EPs and key interviewees from the four-part docu-series discuss the history of Queer representation in the thriller/horror genre of television and film. Panelists will discuss the creative process of re-examining genre stories through a Queer lens. Plus, view a sneak peek of the series. Shudder, AMC+.
Archer – Exclusive Season 13 Screening and Q&A
- 5:00pm – 6:00pm PT, Indigo Ballroom
Archer, the award-winning animated comedy series, returns to San Diego in celebration of its upcoming 13th season! This year, Archer and The Agency have been acquired by the spy conglomerate known as IIA and struggle to find their identity. Will they be able to maintain their independence, or will they succumb to their corporate overlords? There will be an exclusive screening of the season 13 opener, followed by a spirited Q&A with H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis. FX.
Collider: Directors on Directing
- 6:00pm – 7:00pm PT, Hall H
Tim Miller (director of Deadpool, creator of Love, Death + Robots), Andrew Stanton (director of Finding Nemo,WALL-E, and John Carter), and Chad Stahelski (director of the John Wick franchise) take part in a wide-ranging and in-depth discussion about the craft of directing and projects past, present, and future. Moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.
World Premiere: Green Lantern: Beware My Power [Film Screening]
- 6:30pm – 8:30pm PT, Ballroom 20
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment continues its annual Comic-Con tradition of hosting debuts of DC Universe Movies with the world premiere of Green Lantern: Beware My Power, an all-new intergalactic thriller featuring John Stewart’s first adventure as a member of the Green Lantern corps. Come for the screening, then stay for a lively panel discussion among the film’s stars: Aldis Hodge (Black Adam, One Night in Miami, City on a Hill) as Green Lantern John Stewart, Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Pachinko) as Green Arrow, Jamie Gray Hyder (Law & Order: SVU, True Blood) as Hawkgirl, and Brian Bloom (The A-Team, Mass Effect) as Adam Strange. Also appearing are supervising producer Butch Lukic (Batman: The Long Halloween), director Jeff Wamester (Justice Society: World War II), and screenwriters John Semper (Static Shock, Fraggle Rock) and Ernie Altbacker (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War). Publicist Gary Miereanu will moderate the festivities, which will undoubtedly include exclusive DC-centric prizes for the best audience questions during Q&A . DC.
The Great North
- 7:00pm – 8:00pm PT, Room 6BCF
The Tobin family hosts a hilarious conversation about their outrageous Alaskan adventures on FOX’s hit animated series The Great North. Creators and executive producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, executive producer Loren Bouchard, and stars Nick Offerman, Dulcé Sloan, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, and Ron Funches discuss what’s to come and preview the upcoming third season with exclusive clips, breaking news and special appearances from star Jenny Slate and more. Fox.
Paper Girls [Special Fan Screening]
7:00pm PT, Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero at Manchester Grand Hyatt
World Premiere: Prey [Film Screening]
8:30pm PT, AMC Mission Valley 20
Collider & Hulu have teamed up to treat fans with an truly unforgettable experience. Experience the world premiere of 20th Century Studios’ Predator prequel, ahead of its release August 5 exclusively on Hulu. After the film screening join Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, producer Jhane Myers, and director Dan Trachtenberg for the Q&A hosted by Collider! Collider, Hulu.
Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew
- 10:00am – 11:00am, Grand 6 – Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Day 3 of the course on microbudget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Darryl Thomas (writer/producer of 38. Special), Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Megan Rees, Kelsey Walmer, and Bradley Upton.
Cartoon Network: Winner Takes All
- 10:00am – 11:00am PT, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Cartoon Network fans come on down! Be the first in line to test your knowledge of all things Cartoon Network! This multi-show panel will determine which panelists (and audience members!) are the most discerning fans as they are quizzed on their favorite series for a chance to unlock first looks, sneak peeks, and inside scoop! Play along with the casts and crew of Craig of the Creek (Philip Solomon, the voice of Craig; Najja Porter, supervising director; Dashawn Mahone, supervising director), Teen Titans Go! (Pete Michail, executive producer; Tara Strong, the voice of Raven; Khary Payton, the voice of Cyborg), and We Baby Bears (Calvin Wong, showrunner; Connor Andrade, the voice of Grizz; Amari McCoy, the voice of Panda; Max Mitchell, the voice of Ice Bear). Why settle for second? Come get your first look at everything Cartoon Network! Cartoon Network.
Disney’s The Ghost and Molly McGee Fan Enhappication Panel
- 10:00am – 11:00am PT, Room 6A
Creators/Executive producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth and executive producer Steve Loter hold a joyful celebration of this Disney Channel original series. Cast and crew will talk about their favorite moments, songs, and behind-the-scenes stories from season one, along with some fan surprises and hints at what’s to come in season two! Disney Channel.
Evil [Exclusive Screening]
- 10:15am PT, Ballroom 20
It’s the cast of Paramount+’s hit series Evil! Now in its third season, the critically acclaimed psychological mystery examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest and a contractor as they investigate the church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Series stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Christine Lahti, and Kurt Fuller host an exclusive sneak peek of an episode from Season Three followed by a moderated panel discussion. Paramount+.
Warner Bros. Theatrical featuring Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods
- 10:15am – 11:15am PT, Hall H
Warner Bros. Pictures returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego, continuing the Studio’s tradition of bringing the fans an exciting Hall H presentation. This year’s lineup: the highly anticipated Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, with huge stars Dwayne Johnson, Zachary Levi, and more. DC.
- 11:30am – 12:15pm PT, Ballroom 20
Simpsons writers, animators — and special guest moderator, Gravity Falls creator and Simpsons superfan Alex Hirsch — reveal the adventures planned for The Simpsons in Season 34 and beyond! Take a sneak peek at Treehouse of Horror XXXIII — and the never-before-attempted bonus Halloween episode! That’s right — TWO HALLOWEENS IN 2022! Secrets will be revealed! Games will be played! And freebies — including original artwork — will be given away! Live in person for the first time since 2019! Come and be astounded at how we let ourselves go! Fox.
- 12:30pm PT, Ballroom 20
It’s a Smith Family Funday with “Steve” (Scott Grimes), “Klaus” (Dee Bradley Baker), and “Jeff Fischer” (Jeff Fischer) plus executive producer and co-creator Matt Weitzman, executive producer Joe Chandler, co-executive producer Nicole Shabtai. Moderated by American Dad! alum Jordan Blum, who will treat American Dad! fans to a first look at scenes from all-new episodes coming soon to TBS. Fox, TBS.
Storytellers of Apple TV+
- 12:30pm – 1:30pm PT, Room 6A
Ronald D. Moore (co-creator, executive producer, For All Mankind, Simon Kinberg (co-creator/showrunner/executive producer, Invasion, See), executive producer and showrunner Jonathan Tropper and creator and executive producer of Mythic Quest, Megan Ganz, talk to Dominic Patten about creating the unique worlds of their series and share exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. David S. Goyer will also join from the set of Foundation with a special sneak peek at the upcoming second season. Apple TV+.
Star Trek Universe
- 12:45pm – 2:15pm PT, Hall H
The Star Trek Universe panel returns to Comic-Con, featuring exclusive back-to-back conversations with the casts and executive producers from Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to discuss the latest seasons of their hit series and tease what’s ahead, along with a few reveals and surprises. Paramount+.
- 1:15pm – 1:45pm PT, Ballroom 20
Get an exclusive, first look at the Family Guy season 21 premiere episode and watch the full episode months before the rest of the world! Afterward, you will get a special sneak peek at all of the hilarity and high jinks that will be coming next fall! Fox.
The Sandman Special Video Presentation and Q&A
- 2:30pm – 3:30pm PT, Hall H
Prepare to enter The Dreaming as the live-action adaptation of Neil’s Gaiman’s beloved DC comic series arrives in Hall H of San Diego Comic-Con. There is another world that awaits us when we close our eyes and sleep–a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. The Sandman is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of 10 epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures. Be among the first to find out what’s in store for the groundbreaking series, as well as some Comic-Con exclusives and surprises. This will be a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Netflix.
- 2:35pm – 3:35pm PT, Room 6BCF
Creator Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty), executive producer Jordan Young, supervising director Pete Michels, and voice actors Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows), Pam Murphy (Mapleworth Murders), and Duncan Trussell (The Midnight Gospel) discuss their new animated series Krapopolis, and offer a sneak peek of the series. From animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers) and created by Harmon for FOX, the series is set in mythical ancient Greece, centered on a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other. This is the first animated series to be curated entirely on the blockchain. Fox.
The Orville: New Horizons
- 3:00pm – 3:45pm PT, Ballroom 20
From Emmy Award–winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is finally back for season 3 and on HULU. The full crew of the U.S.S. Orville—Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Anne Winters, Mark Jackson, and Chad L. Coleman—plus executive producers David A. Goodman and Brannon Braga and co-producer Tom Constantino talk on all things Orville and offer an exclusive first look at an upcoming episode from season 3. Hulu.
Marvel Studios Panel
- 5:00pm – 6:00pm PT, Hall H
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios.
World Premiere: The Resort [Screening]
5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Creator Andy Siara (Palm Springs) joins cast members William Jackson Harper (The Good Place, The Underground Railroad), Cristin Milioti (Palm Springs, Made for Love), Nina Bloomgarden (Hot Pink), and Luis Gerardo Méndez (Narcos: Mexico) for a special screening and conversation as they premiere the highly anticipated mystery thriller The Resort. It is a multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time. An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Yucatan’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place 15 years prior. Peacock.
AEW: Heroes & Villains
- 6:30pm – 7:30pm ET, Room 6BCF
AEW: Dynamite and AEW: Rampage stars CM Punk, Jade Cargill, Darby Allin, Orange Cassidy, and Bryan Danielson will take the stage for a ringside view of the popular wrestling franchise airing weekly on TBS and TNT. Moderated by AEW commentator Excalibur, the discussion will dig into the heroes, villains, and championship quests through the eyes of the biggest names in wrestling. TBS, TNT.
Hamster & Gretel
6:45pm – 7:45pm PT, Room 6A
The cast and creative team behind Disney Channel’s Hamster & Gretel present a first look at the hilarious new superhero series before it premieres. Renowned animation veteran and creator Dan Povenmire, co-creator of the hit series Phineas and Ferb, will be joined by co-producer and story editor Joanna Hausmann and select cast members for a discussion about the world and the characters of this new music-filled animated series, moderated by actress and comedian Liza Koshy. Disney Channel.
The San Diego Comic-Con Masquerade
- 8:00pm – 11:00pm PT, Ballroom 20
The big Ballroom 20 stage becomes a celebration of fan costuming with a cosplay competition of impressive re-created and original design costumes crafted by our talented attendees. Not a dance or party, it’s a show on a stage with trophies, cash prizes, and other awards. Doors open for audience seating at 8:00, but picking up a free ticket early will save you from some line-waiting later. Free advance tickets are given out at noon on Saturday upstairs near Ballroom 20, and also at the Masquerade Desk after 3:00. If you don’t get a ticket, you can still attend if seating is available. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies will again be writers/artists Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio, with special live intermission entertainment from The Corps Dance Crew and the Saber Guild Star Wars performance group.
Comic-Con Film School 104: Post-Production and Distribution
- 10:00am – 11:00am PT, Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
The final day of our comprehensive course on microbudget moviemaking will revolve around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of postproduction, as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, visual FX, and finally, how to optimize your movie for uploading to the internet. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Darryl Thomas (writer/producer of 38. Special), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).
Mayans, M.C. – Screening and Q&A
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Hall H
Described by The Playlist as “one of the best series on TV,” FX’s fuel-injected drama series Mayans M.C. returns to Comic-Con for a special screening and a LIVE conversation with Elgin James (co-creator/executive producer/director/writer) and series stars JD Pardo (EZ Reyes), Clayton Cardenas (Angel Reyes), Danny Pino (Miguel Galindo), Sarah Bolger (Emily Thomas), Emilio Rivera (Marcus Alvarez), Michael Irby (Obispo “Bishop” Losa), Raoul Max Trujillo (Che “Taza” Romero), Frankie Loyal (Hank “Tranq” Loza), Joseph Lucero (Neron “Creeper” Vargas), Vincent Vargas (Gilberto “Gilly” Lopez), Gino Vento (Nestor Oceteva), and JR Bourne (Isaac Packer). Mayans M.C. follows the life of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, a member of the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Moderated by IndieWire’s Jim Hemphill. FX.
Lightyear [Film Screening]
- 12:45pm – 2:45pm PT, Room 6BCF
Prepare to go to Infinity and beyond as Disney/Pixar brings a special screening of Lightyear for Comic-Con attendees. The animated sci-fi action-adventure is the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy. Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, and Darby, and his robot companion, Sox. As this motley crew embark on their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army who are never far behind. Lightyear is directed by Angus MacLane and produced by Galyn Susman and includes the voices of Chris Evans, Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Keke Palmer, Efren Ramirez, Peter Sohn, Dale Soules, Taika Waititi, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. Disney/Pixar.
What We Do in the Shadows – Screening and Q&A
1:15pm – 2:15pm PT, Hall H
FX’s What We Do in the Shadows brings the World’s Greatest Vampire Nightclub to San Diego! Mix it up with the hottest vampires (and their familiar) to come out of Staten Island in hundreds and hundreds of years! Appearing (subject to change): Kayvan Novak (Nandor), Matt Berry (Laszlo), Natasia Demetriou (Nadja), Harvey Guillén (Guillermo), Mark Proksch (Colin Robinson), and Kristen Schaal (The Guide), as well as Paul Simms (executive producer/writer), Stefani Robinson (executive producer/writer), Yana Gorskaya (co-EP/director/editor), and Kyle Newacheck (co-EP/director). Be among the first humans to set eyes on a brand new episode. FX.
Sesame Street Mecha Builders
- 1:45pm – 2:45pm PT, Room 5AB
From feathered and furry friends to robo superheroes-in-training, find out how the iconic Sesame Street Muppets got supersized into CGI animated characters for the newest series Sesame Street Mecha Builders. Olexa Hewryk, Frank Falcone, David Rudman, Ryan Dillon, and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph discuss how Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Abby Cadabby were re-imagined to expand the Sesameverse. Moderated by Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street.
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These are just several of the panels that will take place on July 20-24, 2022 at the San Diego Convention Center for San Diego Comic-Con International 2022. You can expect to see a handful announcements being made in throughout the event. If you enjoyed today’s blog, please follow me on Instagram @mattworldofentertainment and Twitter @mattsworldofet for more entertainment news! Thank you for reading and I will see you all real soon!