Comic-Con 2019: Here’s your Friday schedule
Friday at Comic-Con International is all about “Game of Thrones.”
The cast and creators will take over Hall H on July 19 for a victory lap after the final season. The hit HBO show typically has a big showing on Saturday, along with major studios and their famous movie stars, so its decision to use Friday really makes it the focus of the day. Stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Issac Wright (Bran Stark) are just some of the cast members scheduled to appear.
There are also a bunch of big stars of other TV shows and movies scheduled to appear: Orlando Bloom, Kristen Bell, Seth Rogan, Lennie James, Norman Reedus, Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue and Nathan Fillion.
Here are some highlights, with official descriptions courtesy of the folks at Comic-Con.
For a complete Friday schedule, go here.
Writing Avengers: Endgame
Screenwriters/producers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Avengers: Endgame) chat with Backstory magazine’s (www.backstory.net) publisher/editor-in-chief Jeff Goldsmith (The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith Podcast) about what it took to plot, write, rewrite, and film both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as back-to-back productions for this historic wrap-up of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s amazing 22-film journey. Hall H, 10-10:50 a.m.
For the Russo Brothers, Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of an unprecedented four-film, seven-year journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has included some of the most iconic experiences in modern cinema. Come hear directors Joe and Anthony Russo reflect on Endgame and their epic road to it as they segue into life beyond Marvel with their new company, AGBO, which happens to include an exciting array of new and old creative friends. With AGBO, the Russo Brothers aim to nurture talent and create best-in-class content while keeping creative control fully in the hands of the artists. Moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub. Hall H, 11-11:50 a.m.
Come watch the world premiere screening of the new season of Veronica Mars, followed by a conversation with Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright and creator/executive producer Rob Thomas. The cult favorite returns after 10 years to Hulu with Veronica Mars (Bell) drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery as a series of bombs terrorize spring-breakers in Neptune. Ballroom 20, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Remembering Stan Lee
Colleagues and friends of Lee, the legendary Marvel Universe co-creator who passed away in November, celebrate his life and legacy. Panelists include Paul Levitz (former president and publisher of DC Comics), Marv Wolfman (former Marvel editor-in-chief), Michael Uslan (Batman movies executive producer), Denis Kitchen (Lee’s collaborator on Marvel’s experimental underground venture, Comix Book), Maggie Thompson (former editor of The Comics Buyer’s Guide), and Danny Fingeroth (author of the upcoming St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan biography A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee). Room 28DE, 12-1 p.m.
Fear the Walking Dead
Season 5 of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead saw the group on a clear mission: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. Cast and producers will discuss this mission and the challenges they’ve faced as they head into the midseason finale on Sunday evening. They’ll also preview what’s to come in the second half of the season, returning in August. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, panelists include chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero and co-executive producer and director Michael Satrazemis, along with cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Austin Amelio, Alexa Nisenson, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades. Hall H, 12-1 p.m.
DC Super Hero Girls
The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara and Barbara — alongside their super hero friends — have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged supervillains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family, and the chaos that comes with managing a social life, but add superpowers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated. Producers and members of the voice cast will share new footage and answer your questions. DC Super Hero Girls airs Sunday afternoons at 4/3c on Cartoon Network. Room 6DE, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Marvel Comics No. 1,000
Marvel’s flagship podcast comes to Comic-Con loaded with secrets, giveaways, reveals, news, guests and more. And, if you think you’ve got the stuff and want some swag, you can challenge the Marvel crew in a special House of Ideas Throwdown! Host Ryan Penagos (a.k.a. Agent M, VP and creative executive, Marvel) along with C. B. Cebulski (Marvel Comics editor-in-chief) and an array of Marvel creators dig into Marvel Comics #1000, one of the biggest Marvel Comics projects ever assembled, and celebrate Marvel’s 80th Anniversary. Room 5AB, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Rick and Morty
Wubba lubba dub dub! The Emmy Award–winning series Rick and Morty is back for a highly anticipated fourth season, premiering November on Adult Swim. Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), and voice talent Spencer Grammer (Greek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs). and Chris Parnell (Archer) invite fans to take a look at what they have cooking for the new season. Moderated by Rob Schrab (Creepshow, Community). Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Indigo Ballroom), 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
The Walking Dead
Cast members and producers discuss filming the series’ milestone 10th season and share a first-look trailer ahead of the show’s October return. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, panelists include chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero, along with cast members Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Samantha Morton, Ryan Hurst, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura and Cailey Fleming. Hall H, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Hasbro Star Wars
Members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm team discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises. Panelists: Sarah Carroll and Sam Smith. Room 7AB, 2-3 p.m.
Based on the bestselling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Be among the first to get the exclusive scoop on the highly anticipated Netflix original series centering on famed monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. Be introduced to the world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil are not easily identified. Hall H, 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Continuing the tradition of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, Legacies is the third installment of this supernatural series about witches, vampires, and werewolves. Legacies follows 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, daughter of Klaus Mikaelson, along with Alaric Saltzman and his twins at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted as they come of age in the most unconventional way. Returning for its second season in the fall of 2019, the series will pick up immediately following Hope Mikaelson jumping into the pit to save Landon and erasing herself from everyone’s memories. Series stars Danielle Rose Russell, Aria Shaghashemi, Kaylee Bryant, Jenny Boyd, Quincy Fouse, and Matt Davis, as well as executive producers Julie Plec and Brett Mathews, will give attendees a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. Room 6BCG, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Based on The New York Times bestselling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes — who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as Gods — abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the superpowerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven and Vought — the multi-billion-dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets. The series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue. The Boys is executive produced by Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and Ori Marmur, as well as Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Panelists include: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara; executive producer Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Jessie T. Usher, Elisabeth Shue, moderated by Aisha Tyler. Ballroom 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Dark Crystal
Netflix offers an exclusive sneak peek at the highly anticipated fantasy series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, based on Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal. In this stunning new prequel, three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Realized using classic puppetry with cutting-edge visual effects, the cast and creators discuss all your burning questions about bringing Thra to life. Hall H, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Always one of the most entertaining panels at Comic-Con, the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers returns to San Diego with a few surprises in store! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Nora Smith will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, and Megan Mullally will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage followed by a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A. Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Indigo Ballroom), 4-4:50 p.m.
Drawing with Humberto Ramos (bilingual)
Artist Humberto Ramos will use both Spanish and English to teach drawing techniques. Ramos is a Mexican comic book artist best known for his work on American comic books such as Impulse, Runaways, The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, and his creator-owned series Crimson, Out There, Revelations, and Fairy Quest. He co-founded the imprint Cliffhanger, housed by Jim Lee’s Image Comics division Wildstorm, to publish creator-owned comic books outside the mainstream superhero genre. Room 2, 4-5 p.m.
A one-hour drama series based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Pennyworth is an origin story that follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth. A former British SAS soldier in his 20s, he forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960s London. From executive producers Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series), who also directed the pilot, Pennyworth stars Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) as Alfred, Ben Aldridge (Fleabag, Skinny Dip) as Thomas Wayne, multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma Faith (Peter & Wendy, Doctor Parnassus) as Bet Sykes, Ryan Fletcher (Outlander, Shetland) as Dave Boy, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Casualty, Eastenders) as Bazza, Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack, Press) as Martha Kane, Dorothy Atkinson (Mum, Harlots) as Mrs. Pennyworth, Emma Corrin (The Crown) as Esme, and Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Journey, The Missing) as Lord Harwood. Series stars Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, and Paloma Faith and executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon will present a special look at this exciting new origin series, followed by a Q&A. Room 6BCF, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man, Amazon Prime Video’s Carnival Row explores how this growing population struggles to coexist with humans—forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom) and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. This panel features a cast and executive producer discussion, exclusive sneak peeks, and audience Q&A. From Amazon Prime Video and Legendary Television Carnival Row is executive produced by Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Eli Stone), René Echevarria (Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Castle, Medium), Jon Amiel (Outsiders), Orlando Bloom, and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans). Beacham’s A Killing on Carnival Row, on which the project is based, appeared on the very first installment of the Hollywood Blacklist in 2005. Panelists include: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant, Travis Beacham, and Marc Guggenheim, moderated by Tim Kash (IMDB). Ballroom 20, 4:45-5:45 p.m.
Game of Thrones
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Emmy- and Golden Globe Award–winning series Game of Thrones concluded its eight-season run on May 19, with the finale setting records for HBO for both a single telecast and premiere night viewing. The drama series was executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. cast panelists include (in alphabetical order) Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei of Naath, Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont, Conleth Hill as Varys, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. Miguel Sapochnik, who won an Emmy for directing “Battle of the Bastards” in season 6 and who also directed several other landmark episodes of the series, also joins. Hall H, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Nathan Fillion (Firefly, The Rookie) reflects on a career that has spanned from sci-fi to Shakespeare and discusses his newest role playing John Nolan, the oldest Rookie in the LAPD. Moderated by longtime friend and collaborator, Alexi Hawley (Castle, The Rookie). Horton Grand Theatre, 6-7 p.m.
Executive producer Seth Rogen and cast celebrate the beginning of The End. As AMC’s Preacher inches closer to the series finale, God’s endgame for the universe begins to click into place. Trapped between heavenly prophecies, hellish prisons, and all-out nuclear war, Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy make their bloody way to the Most High. Whether they can reach God in time—or whether all this carnage is part of His divine plan—will soon be revealed as Preacher barrels toward the end of the world. Moderated by Terri Schwartz (IGN), panelists will dive into past seasons that often pushed the boundaries with the most outrageous scenes on TV and reveal a sneak peek at the final season, which promises fans of the comic book they’re going out with a bang. Hall H, 7-8 p.m.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC, and Warner Bros. Animation returns for their traditional Friday night Comic-Con World Premiere of the latest DC Universe movie, and this time it’s a doozy—the long-awaited Batman: Hush. An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life—which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Meet the filmmakers and voice cast behind this new classic for a post-screening panel that will include Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle) and Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Catwoman/Selina Kyle, respectively; Maury Sterling (Homeland) as Hush, Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary) as the Riddler, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go!) as Harley Quinn, Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Kyle XY) as Jim Gordon, director Justin Copeland (Reign of the Supermen), screenwriter Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice), and executive producer James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen). Ballroom 20, 7:15-9:15 p.m.
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