San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is one of the largest fan conventions in the world where nerds and geeks alike gather to celebrate comic books, movies, toys, TV shows, and so much more. Every year is filled with huge panels from companies all over the globe, and today the Saturday schedule was released, giving us insight into what we might be seeing at the convention. If you want to see the whole schedule, click here, but these are some that are the real eye catchers.
11:15am – 12:15pm DC Rebirth: Batman
Even after 75 plus years of stories, the family of Batman comics couldn’t be any hotter! The DC Rebirth talent behind your favorite Dark Knight tales present an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective! With Julie and Shawna Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey), Tom King (Batman), Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman), James Tynion IV (Detective Comics), and others, this is the best time to explore Gotham City.
11:30am – 1:30pm Warner Bros. Pictures – Hall H
A sneak peek at upcoming releases.
12:30pm – 1:30pm Marvel Animation
Join Marvel Animation for an eye-popping, toe-tapping, heart-stopping panel celebrating Marvel’s acclaimed animated series Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six, Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Hosted by “Cantankerin” Cort Lane (SVP, animation and family entertainment),“Evil-Eyed” Eric Randomski (SVP, production and creative director, Marvel Animation), and “Stephen” Wacker (VP, current series & development, Marvel Animation), this jamboree will feature exclusive sneak peeks from upcoming episodes and scoop on exciting new projects in development. Plus: special guests who have already secretly RSVP’ed.
1:45pm – 2:45pm Spotlight on Stan Lee
3:00pm – 4:00pm DC 75 Years of Wonder Woman
In her 75-year publishing history, Wonder Woman has become one of the most popular and influential icons of all time, both as a “disciple of peace and love” and an “invincible enemy of injustice”! Don’t miss this historic panel with topnotch talent and a few surprise guests who have shaped the Amazing Amazon into the hero and inspiration she is today.
3:30pm – 6:30pm CW Superhero TV Shows Special Video Presentation and Q&A
3:30pm – 4:15pm Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Supergirl will be returning for more supercharged adventures in the show’s new home on The CW this fall! Wondering who’s in that pod, or what will be bringing Superman to National City? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a discussion of these season 2 hot topics and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl‘s second season will premiere Mondays at 8/7c this fall on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 9.
4:15pm – 5:00pm DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
After saving the world-and all of time-from the immortal madman Vandal Savage, then bidding farewell to two of their fellow comrades, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, the Legends received an unexpected visit from a mysterious new ally, Rex Tyler, who gives the team a brand new mission. What that mission is, how the Justice Society of America will factor in, and who will be aboard the Waverider when The CW’s Super Hero team-up series returns for its second season are questions that the cast and creative team will seek to answer when they descend on San Diego for their second visit to Comic-Con. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 23.
5:00pm – 5:45pm The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Parallel universes and doppelgangers and man-sharks, oh my! The second season of The CW’s highest-rated series had more than its fair share of twists and turns, but none compared to Barry Allen’s jaw-dropping decision to go back in time and save his mother from his arch-nemesis, Reverse-Flash, a decision that called the entire timeline into question. But fear not fans, you won’t have to wait until the fall to start getting answers to some of your most pressing questions, as the cast and creative team behind the show will be giving fans insight into the show’s highly anticipated third season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW; The Flash: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 6.
5:45pm – 6:30pm Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
In the face of worldwide nuclear destruction at the hands of the maniacal mystic known as Damien Darhk, Oliver Queen (a.k.a Green Arrow) united Star City with a message of hope that allowed him to vanquish the season 4 Big Bad once and for all. However, our heroes’ triumph came at a cost, and the future of Team Arrow was left hanging in the balance. Now, as the show takes aim on season 5, Oliver will set out to save his city from a new threat-one that he personally created-as both the newly appointed mayor of Star City and as the Green Arrow. The cast and creators of the hit CW series will be on-hand for a lively conversation surrounding the upcoming season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW; Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on August 30.
5:30pm – 6:45pm Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
7:00pm – 8:30pm Kevin Smith
What if you had a panel and the audience didn’t show up? Kevin Smith can tell you what it’s like: Last year, the clown prince of Comic-Con saw thousands of people abandon his annual
Hall H talk for a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor Star Wars concert. But the plucky, portly director and podcaster is back to tell silly stories and talk about his new movie Yoga Hosers, his AMC Network shows Comic Book Men and Geeking Out, directing an episode of The Flash for The CW, his forthcoming Buckaroo Banzai adaptation, and the Mallrats sequel that’s gonna be a TV series! You can’t miss this perennial Hall H highlight (unless there’s something way better going on at the same time, like a Star Wars concert).
8:30pm – 9:30pm Captain America vs Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology
Dr. Travis Langley (Captain America vs. Iron Man, Batman and Psychology) and legendary Golden Age artist Allen Bellman (Captain America Comics) invite you to the ultimate analysis of Steve Rogers and Tony Stark throughout their histories. Team Cap looks out for superhero liberties: Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology), Martin Lloyd (Doctor Who Psychology), Lara Taylor Kester (Geek Psych, Game of Thrones Psychology), and Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, The Walking Dead Psychology). Team Tony defends national and international security: Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, Spider-Man Trivia Challenge), Billy San Juan (Star Trek Psychology), Janey Tracey (Outer Places) and Paul Zehr (Inventing Iron Man, Becoming Batman). When the road to the Marvel Comics superheroes’ Civil War is paved with good intentions, are any of them truly in the right?
These are just some of the many panels and events that will be happening on Saturday, July 23 2016 at San Diego Comic-Con. I’m personally interested in the multiple CW panels, Warner Bros. panel, and the Marvel Studios panel. Once again if you want to see the full list of panels, click the link above or the source.
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San Diego Comic-Con begins on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 4:00pm West Coast Time