Comic-Con Saturday schedule: Marvel Studios returns to Hall H
Comic-Con International’s biggest day will be Saturday, July 20, and feature the return of Marvel Studios to Hall H.
The stakes are high for Marvel this year as some of its biggest stars have left the franchise, and there are questions about where the film universe can go after “Avengers: Endgame.” The movie studio skipped Hall H last year, building the tension for what’s next.
There is also a huge group of TV stars appearing for the latest “Star Trek” shows, HBO’s “Westworld” and for CW’s “Arrow”.
Here are some highlights, with official descriptions courtesy of the folks at Comic-Con.
For a complete Saturday schedule, go here.
DC Black Label
DC Black Label unites the most revered creators in comics to craft epic tales of action and suspense featuring fan-favorite DC characters. The writers and artists of DC Black Label will discuss their approach to creating new stories of legendary proportions with new angles in superhero mythologies, and how they plan to take these stories to new heights. Room 6DE, 10-11 a.m.
Sesame Street Puppets Live
Come watch live readings, sketches, and improv performances with your favorite Sesame Street characters. Muppet performers include Matt Vogel (Big Bird, The Count), Eric Jacobson (Grover, Bert, Oscar), and Ryan Dillon (Elmo). Horton Grand Theatre, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Star Trek Universe
Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon for the ages. Star Trek broke barriers then and continues to do so now, inspiring people of all generations and walks of life with its celebration of cultural diversity, scientific exploration, and the pursuit of uncharted frontiers. Today, the Star Trek universe continues to thrive, exploring all new missions for Starfleet. CBS All Access invites you to join the cast and producers of its hit series Star Trek: Discovery and be the first to hear about two new upcoming additions to the Star Trek universe: the highly anticipated new series Star Trek: Picard starring Sir Patrick Stewart, and the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. Star Trek: Discovery cast scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, and Heather Kadin, with series guest star Tig Notaro, who plays Chief Engineer Reno, moderating the conversation. Star Trek: Lower Decks will feature co-creator and executive producer Mike McMahan and surprise guests sharing an exclusive first look at the upcoming animated series. Star Trek: Picard cast members will come together for the series’ first Comic-Con. The panel will feature, Sir Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, and Heather Kadin. Hall H, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Image Comics: Storytelling
Bestselling writer Charles Soule (Undiscovered Country) and surprise panelists give fans the inside scoop on their comic book storytelling techniques and world-building. Moderated by Geoff Boucher (genre editor at Deadline Hollywood). Room7AB, 12-1 p.m.
Calling all Earthers, Belters, and Martians, The Expanse is making its return to Comic-Con this summer! The series has had an incredible journey since San Diego last saw the Rocinante crew. They return with news from beyond the Ring Gate and from their new home-thanks to help from the fans-as an Amazon Prime Video series. Be the first to hear about what’s next for your favorite crew from the creatives and cast, and get an early look at what’s to come when season 4 drops on Prime Video later this year. The Hugo Awardwinning series, based on the hugely popular science fiction novels, was developed and scripted by the Academy Awardnominated writing duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby who executive produce season 4 along with Naren Shankar, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Sharon Hall, Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck and Dan Nowak. Shankar serves as showrunner for season 4. Panelists include: Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Naren Shankar, Ty Franck, Daniel Abraham, moderated by Kyle Hill (Nerdist). Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Indigo Ballroom), 1-1:50 p.m.
HBO’s Emmy-winning series Westworld returns for its third season in 2020. Creators, executive producers, and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and cast members Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright, will answer questions and present an early look at the forthcoming third season of the drama series, a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. Hall H, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Legendary writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by Marvel editor-in-chief C. B. Cebulski and other mighty Marvel panelists to bring you all the latest and greatest news straight from the House of Ideas. Learn what comes next for the X-Men after the senses-shattering revelations of the House of X and Powers of X. Plus, stick around for a few things they can’t even hint at yet. Room 6A, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
From Emmy Award–winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is back for season 3 and stopping in San Diego! See the full crew of the U.S.S. Orville: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Mark Jackson, and Chad L. Coleman, along with executive producers David A. Goodman, Jon Cassar, and Brannon Braga. get an exclusive look back to some never-before-seen moments of season 2 and an exclusive look forward to the new and exciting missions in the upcoming third season. Ballroom 20, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation, based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. Stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, and Steven Ogg and EP/showrunner Graeme Manson will give attendees an exclusive first look at TBS’s highly anticipated post- apocalyptic sci-fi thriller produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios). Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Indigo Ballroom), 3-3:50 p.m.
Todd McFarlane, Image Comics founder, creator of Spawn, co-creator of Venom, and McFarlane Toys CEO, talks about his 30+ years in the comics and entertainment industries. You’ll experience Todd raw and uncensored-talking toys, comics, industry advice, and more! He’ll also be talking about one of the biggest milestones in his career, Spawn 300, which will set the record for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic ever! Bring your burning questions for a Toddfather Q&A. Room 6DE, 3-4 p.m.
After spending time at Slabside, Oliver Queen wanted to give back to the city that he loves. Since everyone knows his true identity, Team Arrow worked alongside SCPD as vigilantes to help protect the city at all costs. However, last season led to Oliver finding out about Emiko, the bow-wielding assassin and ring leader of the Ninth Circle who also happened to be his half-sister. The season 7 finale saw them fighting for their lives-both in the present and the future. So, what will the state of Team Arrow look like in the show’s eighth and final season? For answers to this and more, hear from the cast and producers at their final Comic-Con appearance, and be among the first to learn what this means for Oliver and the rest of his team. Ballroom 20, 3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass
A discussion among fierce, fearless actresses Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse), Freema Agyeman (New Amsterdam, Doctor Who), Betty Gilpin (The Hunt, GLOW), Ruby Rose (Batwoman), and Cobie Smulders (Stumptown) who open up about the power and privilege of playing women that redefine the rules and refuse to yield. Hall H, 4-5 p.m.
Guillermo del Toro
Fantasy master and Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro (producer) and acclaimed director André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) give movie fans an exclusive window into their visionary process bringing the book series’ iconic and terrifying illustrations to life for the upcoming thriller Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark . This intimate master class will also debut an original monster created specifically for the film and include a Q&A with the audience. It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind . . . but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley, where for generations the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time-stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home. Horton Grand Theatre, 4-5 p.m.
Season 4 showed that truth, justice, and the American way are stronger than fear and hate, as Supergirl stopped Lex Luthor’s anti-alien campaign with the power of the press, no cape required. As the world returns to normal, some things will never be the same now that Lena knows Kara’s secret and the Monitor has arrived on Earth 38. Watch, like Leviathan, as new dynamics and relationships unfold for Supergirl and her friends and colleagues as their adventures continue in season 5. Hear from the members of the cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss what’s to come. Ballroom 20, 4:15-5 p.m.
The Man in the High Castle
The fourth and final season of the Emmy Award–winning series The Man in the High Castle will premiere this fall. The final season will be rocked by war and revolution. The Resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion, driven by Juliana Crain’s (Alexa Davalos) visions of a better world. A new Black insurgent movement emerges to fight the forces of Nazism and imperialism. As empires teeter, Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido (Joel De La Fuente) will find himself torn between his duty to his country and the bonds of family. Meanwhile, Reichsmarschall John Smith (Rufus Sewell) will be drawn toward the portal the Nazis have built to another universe, and the tantalizing possibility of stepping through a gateway to the path not taken. The series was developed by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), with Ridley Scott (The Martian), David W. Zucker (The Good Wife), Richard Heus (Ugly Betty), Isa Dick Hackett (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), Daniel Percival (Banished). and David Scarpa (All the Money in the World) serving as executive producers for season 4. Percival (Banished) and Scarpa (All the Money in the World) are co-showrunners for season 4. Panelists include: Isa Hackett, Daniel Percival, David Scarpa, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente, Jason O’Mara, Chelah Horsdal, Frances Turner, and moderator Dominic Patten (Deadline). Room 6A, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and surprise panelists provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hall H, 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Based on Joe Hill’s 2013 bestselling novel of the same name, NOS4A2 features Vic McQueen, a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx, a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland-a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Get a look at the making of AMC’s different kind of vampire story with showrunner and executive producer Jami O’Brien, author and executive producer Joe Hill, and cast members Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto. Moderated by Clark Collis (Entertainment Weekly), panelists will discuss the transformation of Quinto into a 136-year-old vampire and provide a sneak peek into the final episodes of the season. Room 6A, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Team Flash spent the last year dealing with not one but two Cicadas, the return of Eobard Thawne (a.k.a. Reverse Flash), and the surprise arrival from the future of Barry and Iris’s daughter Nora West-Allen, (a.k.a. XS). The stakes were higher than ever during the season 5 finale, which culminated in Barry and Iris losing their daughter after only just getting to know her. How will they deal with saying goodbye to their speedster daughter, and what does Thawne’s escape mean for Team Flash? For answers to this and all your other season 6 questions, come and see the cast and creators at their annual Comic-Con panel. Ballroom 20, 5:45-6:30 p.m.
What We Do in the Shadows
Based on the feature film of the same name from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of years. Come for a special screening followed by a spirited discussion with series stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch, and the creative team behind TV’s #1 vampire comedy! BAT! Room 6BCF, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Like long lines and oversized giveaway bags, Ink Pot Award-winner Kevin Smith has become an inevitable fixture of Comic-Con. But instead of hitting the stage and talking about past glories like he usually does, this year Smitty’s bringing a new movie to Hall H-a new flick that’s built on . . . past glories. See the world premiere of the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot trailer, followed by a Hall H-only sneak preview of the movie-within-a-movie scene from the reboot Jay and Silent Bob are trying to stop: Bluntman V Chronic ! Joined by star Jason Mewes and other funny folks from the flick, this panel will be far from Silent, Bob! Hall H, 7:15-9 p.m.
Come Join the Night Shift with the Nine-Nine! Universal Television brings NBC’s hit comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine to Comic-Con. The hilarious heroes of New York’s funniest police precinct solve crimes like only they can-with tons of humor and the heart to match. Featuring Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller and executive producers Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici. Room 6BCF, 7:45-8:45 p.m.
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