Ah, San Diego Comic-Con. Like Christmas morning for the nerds of the world. Every year we flock by the thousands to America's Finest City to see all of the best announcements, trailers, and panels that pop culture has to offer. If you can brave the crowds and fend off the Con-Flu, it can be a truly magical experience that releases your inner geek in full force. For those who are attending the holy grail of comics, TV, movies, and more this year, below is your complete guide to all of the best panels and events. Be sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back, as we'll be updating frequently with more news of what's to come! You can also check out the official Comic-Con website!
Doctor Who Panel
This year's Doctor Who panel will being formally introducing the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker! Her co-stars Tosin Cole (who plays Ryan) and Mandip Gill (who plays Yasmin), series showrunner Chris Chibnall, and executive producer Matt Stevens will all be joining as well.
Legendary Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin will be attending a panel for the television adaptation of his 1980 novella Nightflyers, along with executive producers Jeff Buhler and Gene Klein and star Jodie Turner-Smith. We're looking forward to hearing more about Martin's venture in the sci-fi genre.
With the show recently being picked up by Netflix for a fourth season, Lucifer coming to SDCC feels almost like a celebration. We know that some of the cast and crew will be there, but the details of what they'll be presenting are still unclear. Regardless, we're looking forward to seeing them and celebrating their return!
Another show from Syfy, Krypton, is making an appearance as well. The network just renewed it for a second season, and fans are eagerly awaiting more news of the story's continuation.
We hadn't heard any news on whether DC would be returning until Aquaman director James Wan tweeted that the first trailer would be revealed at SDCC. Now that we know that DC is coming, some other projects to look out for are Lego Movie 2, the next Fantasic Beasts installment, Godzilla: King of Monsters, and Mowgli.
Wonder Woman 1984
Along with her fellow member of the Justice League, Wonder Woman is said to be coming to Hall H. Gal Gadot will not only be making a surprise appearance, but it's reported that there will be a sneak preview of the new film Wonder Woman 1984. Because it's set to release on November 1, 2019, the movie is only a few weeks into production, so we're not expecting anything too big. Even so, we're dying for more info, so this gives us something else to look forward to!
The Walking Dead Panel
Although we don't have a ton of information yet on The Walking Dead's upcoming season, we do know that it will have a panel, which has basically become an annual tradition at this point. The show will most likely be premiering its ninth season later this year, and it's supposedly the final season for stars Lauren Cohan and Andrew Lincoln.
Marvel will be making themselves sparse at SDCC this year, but they will make an appearance for their Netflix series Iron Fist. The show is headed into its second season, and star Finn Jones will be attending along with other cast members and producers.
Castle Rock Panel
Castle Rock is Hulu's adaptation of a variety of Stephen King's works, and will be produced by J.J. Abrams. In other words, it has all of the ingredients it needs to be a hit. We're looking forward to seeing the project at its panel, which will include a screening of the pilot. There will also be appearances from the show's cast, including Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, and Melanie Lynskey. The panel will be on Friday, July 20 from 12:45-2:00 pm in Ballroom 20.
Glass and Halloween Reboot
We learned back in April that Blumhouse has two big upcoming projects: M. Night Shyamalan's Glass, a sequel to his films Unbreakable and Split, and a reboot of the classic horror flick Halloween. We don't have any more details about what they will be showing or who will be there quite yet, but it's rumored that Shyamalan, producer Jason Blum, and various members of the casts could make appearances in Hall H.
Mr. Mercedes Panel
Another adaptation of Stephen King's work, Mr. Mercedes, will be making an appearance. We know there will be a panel about the show's upcoming second season featuring some of the cast and creators on Thursday, July 19 from 8:00-9:00 pm in room 7AB, as well as the "Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience," which will include an augmented reality adventure game, a virtual reality escape room, a presentation from the show's set designers, a 3D light projection, a photo-op, and a private screening of the show. Sounds like some pretty cool stuff to us!
The fan-favorite show is entering its fifth season, and its first episode, titled "The Dark Year," will be screening at Comic-Con a week before it premieres on live TV. This will be on Wednesday, July 18 between 6:00-10:00 pm during the Manifest World Premiere and Special Sneak Peek Screenings.
Young Justice: Outsiders
The Young Justice: Outsiders Special Video Presentation and Q&A will be on Friday, July 20 from 10:00-11:00 am. Producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti, art director Phil Bourassa, voice director Jamie Thomasson, and members of the voice cast Troy Baker and Stephanie Lemelin will be making appearances on the panel. No word yet on who Baker and Lemelin are voicing, so we'll be on the lookout for that news.
DC Super Hero Girls
DC Super Hero Girls is getting brand new graphic novels, as well as an animated television series! The Special Video Presentation and Q&A will be Friday, July 20 from 12:30-1:30 in Room 6DE. DC Group Editor Marie Javins will be providing a sneak peek of the new books, and producer Lauren Faust, as well as other members of the creative team, will be providing a sneak peek of the show.
The Special Video Presentation and Q&A for Black Lightning will be Saturday, July 21 from 11:00-11:45 am in Ballroom 20. Series stars Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin "Krondon" Jones III, Damon Gupton, and James Remar, and producer Salim Akil will be there discussing the show's upcoming second season!
Arrow will also have a Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel in Ballroom 20 on Saturday, July 21 from 4:15-5:00 pm. The executive producer Ben Schwartz will be discussing the seventh season along with members of the cast, including Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and Colton Haynes.
Yet another show gracing Ballroom 20 on Saturday, July 21 is The Flash (panel at 5:45-6:30 pm). The Special Video Presentation and Q&A will include appearances from stars Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Hartley Sawyer, Jessica Parker Kennedy, and Danielle Nicolet, as well as executive producer Todd Helbing.
Legends of Tomorrow
Legends of Tomorrow will have its presentation and Q&A on Saturday, July 21 at 5:00-5:45 in Ballroom 20. The cast and creators will be joining, including stars Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan, and Courtney Ford, as well as show runner Phil Klemmer and producer Keto Shimizu.
Supernatural's exciting fourteenth season is on the way, and the series' stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, and executive producers Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leming, and Brad Buckner will be in Hall H to discuss the details. The Special Video Presentation (which will include an exclusive video of highlights from the series) and Q&A will be Sunday, July 23 at 10:30-11:30 am.
The drama-filled fan-favorite Riverdale will be making its return to Comic-Con for the third year, this time debuting in Hall H! The presentation and Q&A will be Sunday, July 23 from 11:45 am-12:45 pm, and will feature appearances from the show's cast and creators, such as stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry, and Vanessa Morgan, and producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater.
Archer's panel and Q&A coming out of its ninth season will be Friday, July 20 from 5:15-6:15 pm in the Indigo Ballroom of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.
The followup to Sons of Anarchy, the new series Mayans M.C. will have its panel presentation on Sunday, July 22 from 1:00-2:00 pm in Hall H.
Legion will be discussing its recently concluded second season this year in Hall H on Sunday, July 22 from 2:15 to 3:15 pm.
Fans of the hit Netflix series Voltron will be getting a sneak peek at the show's seventh season! Executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, story editor Josh Hamilton, and actors Rhys Darby, Bex Taylor-Klaus, and Jeremy Shada will all be attending the panel on Friday, July 20 at 10:15 am in the San Diego Convention Center room 6BCF. Even better, our very own Kyle Anderson will be moderating! On Saturday morning, the cast and creators will be signing exclusive posters as well, and there will be all kinds of exclusive merchandise.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
On Thursday, July 19 from 1:45-2:45 pm in room 6A, join the cast and creators of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series coming to Nickelodeon. The cast, including Omar Miller, Ben Schwartz, Josh Brener, Brandon Mychal Smith, Kat Graham, and Eric Bauza will making appearances, as well as co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward, and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen. The panel will be moderated by Keely Flaherty.
INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus!
That's right, the classic series is coming back to Nickelodeon as a movie, and the show's creator, Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and cast members Richard Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Wally Wingert, and Kevin McDonald will all be presenting behind-the-scenes art and brand new footage of the film! The panel will be moderated by Hector Navarro.
You won't want to miss this panel on Friday, July 20 from 10:00-11:15 am in the Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom! There will be live musical performances from the show, special guests, and an exclusive series finale trailer.
Another panel to definitely look out for, the Steven Universe gang will be also hanging out in the Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00-10:50 am, including series creator Rebecca Sugar and members of the cast Estelle, Michaela Dietz, Deedee Magno Hall, and Zach Callison. There will be new insights and announcements about the show, and there's rumor that Rebecca is bringing her ukulele along. Sounds like it's going to be a fun time!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be celebrating its tenth anniversary at SDCC this year! Supervising director Dave Filoni and special guests will be attending the panel on Thursday, July 19 from 11:45 to 12:45 am in room 6BCF, which will also be hosted by Nerdist editor Amy Ratcliffe.
Marvel Animation Presents: Marvel Rising
Marvel Rising brings together some of the best heroes the next generation has to offer, including Chloe Bennett (Quake), Milana Vayntrub (Squirrel Girl), Kathreen Khavari (Ms. Marvel), Kamil McFadden (Patriot), as well as Mairghread Scott (writer for Marvel Rising), Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), Marsha Griffin (VP, Animation Current Series and Development), and Sana Amanat (VP, Content and Character Development). There will be sneak peeks and surprise announcements, so make sure not to miss the panel on Thursday, July 19 from 3:15-4:30 pm in Room 6DE.
Marvel Animation Presents
Full of all kinds of never-before-seen information, sneak peeks, and special guest appearances, this panel on Sunday, July 22 from 1:30-2:30 pm in Room 6A, is not one you're going to want to miss if you're a fan of Marvel Animation.
Marvel's Iron Fist
With season two of Iron Fist on the horizon, Executive Producer and Marvel's Head of Television Jeph Loeb will be joining the panel, along with some surprise guests, to discuss some details. Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 19 from 6:00-7:00 pm in Ballroom 20.
Marvel's Cloak and Dagger
Get a special look at never-before-seen footage, as well as hear a Q&A with the show's cast and creators, including stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, and Ally Maki, and executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski. The panel will take place on Friday, July 20 from 5:45-6:45 pm in Ballroom 20, and will be moderated by executive producer and Marvel's head of television Jeph Loeb.
In addition, Marvel's Cloak and Dagger will be hosting a Fan Activation, where fans can recreate the moment where the show's titular characters discover their powers together. Participants will be harnessed to a bungee that will propel them backwards. This will be recorded in slow motion and will have a digital overlay of the powers, both light and dark, emitting from the participant. Fans will be able to share their recording on social media.
And hey, do you like Marvel's Cloak and Dagger? Then please check out our after show right here!
Fans can also stop by the ROXXON Corp station to create their own badge, which has a code that could win a prize from Sony PlayStation Vue or Freeform, and can also get a picture in front of the ROXXON sign.
This attraction will be opening every day at 10 am at Petco Park, and will be running through Sunday.
Join executive producers Matt Nix and Marvel's Jeph Loeb along with stars Stephen Moyer, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Skyler Samuels for an exclusive look at the upcoming second season. The panel will be taking place on Saturday, July 21 from 2:30-3:15 pm in Ballroom 20.
Breaking Bad Reunion
Breaking Bad will be making a return to SDCC to celebrate its tenth anniversary at its panel on Thursday, July 19 at 4:30 pm. There is no confirmed location for where reunion will be, but it's rumored that it will take place in Hall H. Cast members Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt, Jonathan Banks, and RJ Mitte, as well as creator Vince Gilligan, will make up the panel for the Q&A.
There will also be a panel for the show's prequel series Better Call Saul on Thursday, July 19 at 3:30 pm, with Odenkirk, Banks, Esposito, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Patrick Fabian. Co-creators Gillian and Peter Gould will also be joining. Later that night, there will also be a red-carpet premiere for Better Call Saul.
Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits and Monsters
The new comedic anthology series from truTV, Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits and Monsters, is coming to Comic-Con! The panel will be Thursday, July 19 at 2:15 pm in Ballroom 20, where writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait will break down his inspirations for the show. Guests stars Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfield, and Tara Lynne Barr will also be joining!
Syfy's action horror series Van Helsing will be holding its panel on Thursday, July 19 from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Indigo Ballroom to discuss the show's upcoming third season. Kelly Overturn, Jonathan Scarfe, Vincent Gale, Aleks Paunovic, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Neil LaBute, Mike Frislev, and Chad Oakes will be joining the panel.
Yet another hit Syfy series, Z Nation will be making an appearance to reveal exclusive details for the show's upcoming fifth season on Thursday, July 19 from 5:00-5:50 pm in the Indigo Ballroom. The panelists will include DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Russel Hodgkinson, and Karl Schaefer.
The Last Sharknado: It's About Time
The Sharknado franchise is coming to a close, and so there will be a panel discussing its final chapter at SDCC this year on Friday, July 20 from 7:00-8:00 pm in room 6BCF. Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Cassie Scerbo will make up the panel.
Deadly Class is the new Syfy series based on the graphic novel of the same name by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. The panel will take place on Saturday, July 21 from 6:00-6:50 pm in the Indigo Ballroom, and the panelists will include Rick Remender, Miles Orion Feldscott, Mick Betancourt, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela De Faría, Benedict Wong, and Wes Craig.
Wynonna Earp's panel will be on Saturday, July 21 from 6:45-7:45 pm in Room 6DE, and will include Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Domonique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, Chantel Riley, Emily Andras, and Beau Smith to discuss details from the upcoming third season!
This panel will provide an exclusive look at the show's fourth season on Saturday, July 21 from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Indigo Ballroom. The panelists will include John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, and Summer Bishil.
The Transformers series will be making its SDCC debut on Friday, July 20 from 5:00-6:00 pm in Hall H. Bumblebee cast members Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., and director Travis Knight will be discussing the upcoming film, which is out December 21.
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery is headed to Comic-Con this year on Friday, July 20 at 1:30 pm in Hall H as it also heads into its second season. Cast members appearing will include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount, as well as executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin.
And What's Not
Game of Thrones and Westworld
Neither of the two wildly popular HBO shows will be hosting a panel at SDCC this year. With Westworld's second season concluding only a few weeks before the convention, and with Game of Thrones in the middle of producing its heavily safeguarded eighth and final season, it doesn't look like there will be anything for them to show fans. We're pretty bummed about the lack of panels, but on the bright side it means that there is more content on the horizon!
Yup, you read that right. While Marvel usually dominates at the event, they won't be making an appearance at SDCC this year. According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, this is mostly because they're not planning on announcing any more movies until after Avengers 4 is out. At least we have Captain Marvel, a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 to look forward to, right?
The newest entry in the Mission Impossible franchise is hitting theaters July 27, so it will not be making an appearance at SDCC this year.
Be sure to check back—more information is on the way!
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