The biggest pop culture convention in the country, San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner, and in the weeks leading up to July’s big show, the schedule of events for the 4-day convention is starting to come together.
Already, Warner Bros. has revealed their film (The Hobbit, Jupiter Ascending, Mad Max: Fury Road) and television (Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Constantine) plans. Marvel has also announced their television panels which include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter.
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Star Wars Rebels will have a presence at this year’s Comic-Con, while Star Wars: Episode VII will not. Expect more announcements in the coming days, but there’s strong evidence to suggest Ant-Man and Fantastic Four will also be appearing.
Now, the full schedules for Thursday, July 24th, Friday, July 25th, and Saturday, July 26th have been released. Thursday panels include The Giver, Hannibal, Teen Wolf, Community, and Penny Dreadful; Friday includes Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra, The Maze Runner, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D; and Saturday includes Mad Max 4, The Hobbit Part 3, The Flash, Gotham, and hopefully The Avengers 2 and Batman v Superman.
Check out the ‘must-see’ Thursday panels we’ve highlighted below and peruse the full Thursday schedule on Comic-Con’s official site.
’24’ 10:00am – 11:00am, Ballroom 20
Jack is back at Comic-Con, damn it! Kiefer Sutherland takes the stage to celebrate 24’s most iconic moments and highlights of Jack Bauer’s triumphant return in ’24: Live Another Day.’ Catch the exclusive sneak peek at highly anticipated Blu-ray and DVD featurette, Worlds Collide, illustrating how the pulse-pounding storytelling was created for this thrilling new season. Screening and discussion moderated by executive producer Jon Cassar to be followed by Q&A.
Hasbro: ‘Transformers’ 11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 25ABC
Members of the Hasbro and Hasbro Studios team will give fans an exclusive sneak peek at the new animated series ‘Transformers: Robots In Disguise’ airing in early 2015 on Hub Network in the U.S. and globally. Attendees will also get a first look at the third season of ‘Transformers: Rescue Bots,’ also airing on the Hub Network. In addition, attendees can celebrate the 30-year legacy of the Transformers brand and experience exclusive reveals of never-beefore-seen product. The ‘Transformers’ team members will also host some Q&A for your burning Transformers questions!
Dreamworks Animation 11:30am – 1:00pm, Hall H
Panels will feature ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ (Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell) and ‘Home’ (director Tim Johnson).
‘The Giver’ 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Hall H
Twenty years in the making, fans of the novel can rejoice: ‘The Giver’ is coming to the big screen. The Weinstein Company and Walden Media will premiere exclusive footage from the upcoming film with stars Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, director Phillip Noyce, and bestselling author Lois Lowry.
The Art of ‘Big Hero Six’ 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 7AB
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents director Don Hall, producer Roy Conli, production designer Paul Felix and character designer Shiyoon Kim as they share the visual development of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ November 7, 2014 film, ‘Big Hero 6.’ The action-packed comedy adventure tells the story of robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius – thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion – a robot named Baymax – and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name.
Greendale Forever: TV Guide Magazine’s Tribute to Community 2:15pm – 3:15pm, Ballroom 20
Will “six seasons and a movie” come true? Has Greendale Community College been saved? What happens next to Jeff Winger and the study group? Moderator Michael Schneider, TV Guide magazine’s executive editor, joins Community creator Dan Harmon and members of the cast and producers as they recap last season (including Dan’s heralded return to the show) and discuss what the future holds for this fan-favorite comedy.
Paramount Pictures 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Hall H
Paramount Pictures will provide an inside look at their upcoming films. Attendees will view exclusive footage presented by special guests and hear the latest news for some of the year’s most anticipated movies!
‘Teen Wolf’ 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Ballroom 20
MTV’s hit drama ‘Teen Wolf’ returns to Comic-Con for the fifth consecutive year. The pack of Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, and new cast members Shelley Hennig and Dylan Sprayberry, along with executive producer Jeff Davis, share secrets, debut a new mid-season trailer, and answer fan questions. Moderated by Buzzfeed senior editor Jarett Wieselman.
‘Hannibal’: Embrace the Madness 4:45pm – 5:45pm, Ballroom 20
Join the creative minds behind the award-winning TV series ‘Hannibal.’ The menu will include executive producer/creator Bryan Fuller, executive producer/writer Steven Lightfoot, director David Slade, executive producer Martha DeLaurentiis, and stars Caroline Dhavernas (Dr. Alana Bloom), Scott Thompson, and Aaron Abrams (Special Agents Jimmy Price and Brian Zeller), in a panel moderated by Jonathan Ross. They’ll serve behind-the-scenes discussion from the second season, paired with sneak previews of what’s to come in season 3, not to mention a few surprises along the way. Bon appétit, Fannibals!
Goonies Never Say Die 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
With Richard Donner’s announcement that a sequel to his beloved 1985 classic ‘The Goonies’ is on the way, join ‘Goonies’ cast members to explore how it became an iconic movie for an entire generation, why the film has stood the test of time, and possible insights into the much anticipated sequel. Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) moderates a panel of cast members and special surprise guests, including a Q&A session.
Showtime: ‘Penny Dreadful’ 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Ballroom 20
Creator and showrunner John Logan is joined by spellbinding stars Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), and Harry Treadaway (Victor Frankenstein), as the monstrous new series possesses Ballroom 20. Enter the demimonde to find out what moments haunt the writer and cast from the first season and view a sneak peek to see what the cards reveal about the season ahead. The panel will be moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk), followed by a Q&A session with the “Dreadfuls.” ‘Penny Dreadful’ returns to Showtime in 2015.
The Heroes of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room 6BCF
The almost 20-year stretch of ‘Star Wars’ history between ‘Episodes III’ and ‘IV’ is a dark time in the galaxy that has never before been explored on screen. The evil Galactic Empire has tightened its grip and only a select few are brave enough to stand against tyranny and ignite a rebellion. Join ‘Star Wars Rebels’ executive producers Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg as well as series stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Gray for an exclusive preview of what’s to come this Fall on Disney XD in this eagerly awaited television series from Lucasfilm Animation.
Obviously, we’re still waiting on the details for the Paramount Pictures’ panel (expect to see some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles footage), but The Giver – based on Lois Lowry’s celebrated novel – is probably the biggest feature film of the day. And while Thursday evening’s Goonies Never Say Die panel isn’t about the (supposedly) forthcoming Goonies sequel, it could provide some insight into the project.
Ballroom 20 will definitely be hopping, as it’s hosting panels for shows with cult followings like Community, Hannibal, and Teen Wolf. Animation fans should pay attention to a few of the smaller panels scheduled throughout the day as it appears these could be good opportunities to get an early look at a few upcoming cartoons and animated features – namely, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Big Hero 6, and the aforementioned Star Wars Rebels.
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will take place from July 24 – 27th in San Diego, CA.
SDCC 2014 Friday Schedule
Friday has a LOT of excellent TV show panels on the docket, including ones for The Legend of Korra, the upcoming iZombie (from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas), The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Marvel’s forthcoming TV shows (Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and perhaps more), Bates Motel, Vikings, Archer, Arrow, Sleepy Hollow, Orphan Black, Banshee, and more.
There are also retrospective panels for the original Star Wars trilogy storyboards, the making of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Batman of the ’80s and ’90s (in honor of the 75th Anniversary and Burton’s Batman‘s 25th anniversary). And speaking of Batman, fans will be able to see world premiere for the upcoming DC animated movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham, which takes place in the same universe as the popular Arkham video games.
Check out more of the “must-see” Friday panels below, and peruse the full Friday schedule on Comic-Con’s official site:
Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy Friday July 25, 2014 11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 7AB
For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its Archives to present comprehensive storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy-the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi-as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes, in a new book from Abrams: Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy. Former ILM art director Joe Johnston will discuss the newest addition to the Abrams Star Wars Library and the singular experience of creating the iconic trilogy’s storyboards with his stellar art department team. Johnston won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for his work on Raiders of the Lost Ark and has directedHoney, I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo, and Captain America: The First Avenger. Moderated by Lucasfilm editor J. W. Rinzler.
Nickelodeon: ‘Legend of Korra: Book 3’ Friday July 25, 2014 11:15am – 12:15pm, Ballroom 20
Executive producer and creator team Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) give a behind-the-scenes peek at how they create one of animation’s most stunning television productions. Panelists include voice actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P. J. Byrne (Bolin), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami), and Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong). Including an exclusive sneak peek screening of a new episode for Book 3, “Change.” Moderated by Megan Casey (VP of current series for Nickelodeon).
‘iZombie’ Pilot Screening and Q&A Friday July 25, 2014 11:30am – 12:30pm, Room 6BCF
Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident, is on the fast track to a perfect life…until she’s turned into a zombie. Now stuck somewhere between half-alive and undead, Liv loses all traces of her former drive and ambition. She transfers her medical residency to the city morgue in order to reluctantly access the only real form of sustenance left available to her-and the only thing that allows her to maintain her humanity-human brains. But there are side effects to Liv’s new diet: With each brain she consumes, Liv experiences “visions”-flashes of the corpse’s memories-including, in some cases, clues as to how they were killed.iZombie makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (newcomer from the UK), and Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, iZombie premieres Midseason on The CW.
AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Friday July 25, 2014 12:20pm – 1:20pm, Hall H
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, and Michael Cudlitz join executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead) to discuss the shocking finale of season 4 of The Walking Dead and what to look forward to in season 5, debuting this fall on AMC. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of season 5.
Batman in the ’80s and ’90s Friday July 25, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 5AB
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Batman, but also several other anniversaries for the character. It’s the 100th birthday of writer Bill Finger who wrote many of the character’s adventures through the 1960s, and is responsible for many additions to the legend and some of the Dark Knight’s most infamous villains. It’s the 50th anniversary of the “New Look” Batman, which started in 1964 under editor Julius Schwartz and including artist Carmine Infantino’s interpretation of the Caped Crusader, which saved Detective Comics from possible cancellation. And it’s the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman movie, which brought the character back to a whole new audience, in a new-and much darker-form. Comic-Con special guest Denny O’Neill (writer/editor, Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow) will moderate fellow Comic-Con special guests Chuck Dixon (writer, Batman, Airboy), Kelley Jones (artist, Batman, Deadman), Graham Nolan (artist, Detective Comics, The Phantom, Joe Frankenstein), and Brian Stelfreeze (artist, Shadow of the Bat, Daymen) in a discussion on how they kept the world’s greatest detective going strong through the ’80s and ’90s.
‘Bones’ Friday July 25, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Ballroom 20
Fan-favorite actors David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel and executive producer Stephen Nathan share secrets from the set, upcoming twists and turns, and what’s in store for Booth and Brennan as Bones enters its milestone tenth season.
‘Resurrection’ Friday July 25, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 6DE
What if someone you lost…returned? For the first time ever, ABC brings hit-dramaResurrection to Comic-Con! Moderator Michael Schneider (TV Guide executive editor) and executive producers Michelle Fazekas (Marvel’s Agent Carter), Tara Butters (Marvel’s Agent Carter), and Aaron Zelman (The Killing), along with Omar Epps (House), Kurtwood Smith (That 70’s Show), Frances Fisher (Titanic), and Devin Kelley (Chernobyl Diaries), explore the mysterious return of residents of Arcadia, MO. Get an exclusive first look into the new season and join in for a Q&A panel full of surprises.
‘Gravity Falls’ Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 6A
Creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch (Grunkle Stan) is joined by series stars Kristen Schaal (Mabel), Jason Ritter (Dipper), and Thurop Van Orman (L’il Gideon) to uncover the mysteries of Disney Channel’s hit series Gravity Falls. Find out what’s in store for television’s spookiest town with exclusive clips from the show’s exciting upcoming season and an audience Q&A. The panel will also feature sneak peeks of two new animated shows coming to Disney XD!
‘Wayward Pines’ World Premiere Screening of Episode 1 and Q&A, Friday July 25, 2014 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 5AB
Based on the bestselling novel Pines by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines is the intense new mind-bending 10-episode FOX event thriller evocative of the classic hit Twin Peaks. The episode is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and written by Chad Hodge. Scheduled to participate are cast members Matt Dillon (Crash), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Toby Jones (Harry Potter franchise), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Reed Diamond (24), Shannyn Sossamon (40 Days and 40 Nights), Tim Griffin (Prime Suspect), and Charlie Tahan (Charlie St. Cloud) and executive producers M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense), Donald De Line (The Italian Job), Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club) and Ashwin Rajan (After Earth). Moderated by Rob Moynihan (TV Guide).
‘Game of Thrones’ Panel and Q&A Friday July 25, 2014 1:40pm – 2:40pm, Hall H
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode fourth season in June and will begin filming its fifth season this summer. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Featured cast include (in alphabetical order) Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Baratheon, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (“The Hound”), Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.
‘Outlander’ Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm – 3:15pm, Room 6A
Starz presents its highly anticipated new TV series Outlander with writer/executive producer Ronald D. Moore, author Diana Gabaldon, and cast members from the series, including Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, and Lotte Verbeek.
Marvel Television Presents Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Ballroom 20
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s head of television) returns with exciting news and fun surprises for fans! Join Jeph and the casts of Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ in this can’t-miss panel that will take you behind the scenes and into the future of Marvel’s live-action television series.
‘The 100’ Special Video Presentation and Q&A Friday July 25, 2014 3:15pm – 4:15pm, Room 6BCF
As anticipation builds for the new season, join The 100 as they return to San Diego for their sophomore appearance at Comic-Con. After the stunning events in the season finale that found all of the survivors of the Ark attempting to return to the surface, and The 100 in an epic battle with the Grounders, be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for season 2. Who are the mysterious Mountain Men? Who survived the battle with the Grounders? What’s with that mysterious white room? See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producer Jason Rothenberg. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns this fall with all-new episodes on Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW. The 100: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 23.
A&E ‘Bates Motel’ Friday July 25, 2014 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Room 6A
Bates Motel reopens in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will debut an exciting video with the cast of the highly acclaimed drama series, exclusively for Comic-Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates, Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Olivia Cooke (Emma), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero) to discuss the hit series. Fans will hear firsthand details about what is to come in season 3 debuting in 2015 on A&E and will have a chance to ask the cast and creators questions during a Q&A. The panel will be moderated by Dan Snierson from Entertainment Weekly.
‘Bob’s Burgers’ Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
You never know what to expect from the cast and producers of Bob’s Burgers. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, and Larry Murphy will entertain with never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A panel discussion.
‘The Originals’ Special Video Presentation and Q&A Friday July 25, 2014 4:15pm – 5:15pm, Ballroom 20
‘The Originals,’ The CW’s top new series last season, will be returning for more sexy, supernatural intrigue, romance, alliances and bloodshed in New Orleans this fall. Join executive producer Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and co-executive producer Michael Narducci (The Vampire Diaries), along with series stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries), Charles Michael Davis (Grey’s Anatomy), Leah Pipes (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), and Danielle Campbell (Prison Break), for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air in its new timeslot this fall-Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.20th Century Fox Comic Con Presentation Friday, July 25th 4:20PM-6:20PM in Hall H
‘Let’s Be Cops’ withDamon Wayans Jr, Rob Riggle and Keegan Michael-Key
Synopsis: It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
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‘The Maze Runner’ with Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Writer James Dashner and Director Wes Ball
Synopsis: When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.
‘The Book of Life’ with Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Writer/Director Jorge Gutierrez and Producer Guillermo del Toro
Synopsis: ‘The Book of Life,’ a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.
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‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ with Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella and Co-Creators Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons
Synopsis: Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
‘Agent 47′ with Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware
Synopsis: Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, ‘Agent 47′ is an all-new motion picture about an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits – 47 – of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a young woman on the run from powerful and clandestine forces. The mission brings startling revelations about the lethal agent and his prey, hurtling them on a collision course with their pasts. And this time, his number may be up.
‘Falling Skies’: Season 4 Panel Friday July 25, 2014 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Room 6BCF
TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies-from Amblin Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg-tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Stars and producers provide details on the series’ upcoming season 4 premiere. In addition, fans will get to enjoy exclusive, never-before-seen footage from the upcoming season.
History: ‘Vikings’ Blood Legacy Friday July 25, 2014 4:45pm – 5:45pm, Room 6A
History’s ‘Vikings’ return to SDCC fresh from the set of season 3. Count on the Lothbrok clan — Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo), and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) — along with Michael Hirst (writer/creator), and Julian Hobbs (History VP, scripted and nonfiction development and programming) to reveal an exclusive sneak peek at the new season. Find out what the gods have in store for season 3!
‘Archer’ Screening and Q&A Friday July 25, 2014 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The popular animated comedy revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and its employees who use every covert operation and global crisis as another excuse to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. See an exclusive screening of an original short animation piece created specifically for SDCC, plus the upcoming never-before-seen season 6 premiere episode. Then join the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers), Aisha Tyler (The Talk), Chris Parnell (21 Jump Street), Judy Greer (Arrested Development), Amber Nash (Frisky Dingo), and Lucky Yates (Good Eats), plus creator Adam Reed (Sealab 2021) and co-executive producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life.
‘Arrow’ Special Video Presentation and Q&A Friday July 25, 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Ballroom 20
With Oliver Queen’s arch-nemesis Slade Wilson now behind bars, Team Arrow can breathe a long sigh of relief and shift their focus to recounting their most recent conquests with all their fans at Comic-Con 2014. However, they better act fast, as the threat of Malcolm Merlyn is once again looming over Starling City. Arrow series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter), Emily Bett Rickards (Flicka: Country Pride), Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf), Willa Holland (The O.C.), Paul Blackthorne (The River), and John Barrowman (Torchwood) — with executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern ), and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe) — will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and highly anticipated third season. Arrow: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet on September 16. Based upon characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, Arrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series returns this fall, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
‘Dominion’ Friday July 25, 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Room 6DE
When angels wage war on humans, you can bet it’ll make for one hell of a Comic-Con panel. Join series’ stars and executive producer Vaun Wilmott as they initiate you into the world of Dominion, Syfy’s all-new hit series. They’ll also share details about what goes on behind the scenes in post-apocalyptic Vega.
‘Sleepy Hollow’ Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm – 6:45pm, Room 6BCF
Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider Man 2), Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall), Mark Goffman, and Heather Kadin return to Comic-Con with the breakout show of the year, featuring an exclusive look at the highly-anticipated second season followed by a fan Q&A featuring cast members Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, and Lyndie Greenwood!
‘Orphan Black’ Friday July 25, 2014 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room 6A
BBC America’s award-winning original series Orphan Black returns to Comic-Con. Stars Tatiana Maslany (Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Rachel, Helena, and more) Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Dylan Bruce (Paul), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Evelyne Brochu (Delphine) and Ari Millen (Mark) join co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett in a panel moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross. The Clone Club gathers to discuss the second season of the conspiracy thriller, which just wrapped in June and is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and across all digital platforms to download.
Making ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
Jeff Goldsmith (publisher of Backstory on the iPad) interviews screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) about what it took to write and produce the worldwide box office smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past. Kinberg will take you behind the scenes as to how he and the film’s creative team evolved the longstanding film franchise to an all new high. From the standout Quicksilver sequence to managing the same comic characters at different points in time and beyond-he’ll discuss how the film was made and take your questions.
Friday July 25, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm
The Musk of ‘Tusk’: An Evening with Kevin Smith
After all the interesting and exciting movie panels are over, Hall H belongs to a middle-aged man who once worked with BatFleck! Ask ComiKev questions and get ready to say #WalrusYes as Kev premieres the trailer to his first film in three years: the twisted, transformative tale of Tusk! Wrap up a busy Friday with the Clown Prince of Comic-Con!
Friday July 25, 2014 6:35pm – 8:05pm
World Premiere of ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’ Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Ballroom 20
Be among the first to experience ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham,’ the highly anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation, the film is based on the bestselling Batman: Arkham video game series. We find Gotham in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains-code-named The Suicide Squad-and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top-secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when Harley Quinn frees the Joker, who is intent on using a dirty bomb to blow up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his superhero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad. When the film ends, stay in your seat for a star-studded panel discussion featuring fan-favorite Batman voice Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), as well as Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds), Troy Baker (The Last of Us), and John DiMaggio (Futurama), plus the filmmaking team of producer James Tucker (Son of Batman), director Jay Oliva (Justice League: War), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), screenwriter Heath Corson (Justice League: War) and moderator Victor Lucas (Electric Playground). As usual, there will be special announcements, exclusive prizes for a few lucky fans, and a few potential surprises. Batman: Assault on Arkham will be available on Digital HD on July 29 and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 12.
‘Banshee’ Friday July 25, 2014 7:15pm – 8:15pm, Room 6A
After an explosive second season, Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’ is back at Comic-Con with a few of its heroes and badass villains. ‘Banshee’ centers on an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA, where he continues his criminal activities as he tries to maintain order in a chaotic and corrupt town. Writer/creator/executive producer Jonathan Tropper (This is Where I Leave You), and cast members Antony Starr (Rush, Wish You Were Here), Ivana Miličević (Casino Royale, Mind of the Married Man), Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration), and Geno Segers (Pair of Kings), in a panel moderated by Andy Greenwald (staff writer at Grantland.com, host of Andy Greenwald podcast), will discuss the shocking moments from season 2. Join the panelists for an audience Q&A session as they share their experiences working in one of America’s most crooked fictional small towns, with a sneak preview of exclusive footage from the upcoming third season.
‘Intruders’ Friday July 25, 2014 8:00pm – 9:00pm, Room 7AB
BBC America presents an exclusive first look at new original series Intruders, from writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files) and based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel The Intruders. Celebrated British actor John Simm (Life on Mars, State of Play, Doctor Who), Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Human Trafficking), director Eduardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project, Exists), and executive producer Julie Gardner (Doctor Who, Torchwood), join Glen Morgan for a panel discussion. Intruders is a contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest spinning a complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple story lines-a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run-begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature. Intruders premieres Saturday, August 23, 10/9c on BBC America.
Encore Presentation of ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’ Friday July 25, 2014 9:30pm – 11:00pm, Ballroom 20
So good, we had to show it twice. Join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for a late-night encore screening of Batman: Assault on Arkham, the highly anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies.
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will take place from July 24 – 27th in San Diego, CA.
Saturday is the big day at Comic-Con, especially when it comes to major movie events and panels. This is the day that Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. will have their big showings (expect to see some Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and maybe some Doctor Strange action for the former, and perhaps some Batman v Superman and/or Justice League for the latter).
Other big projects being featured include Jupiter Ascending, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hobbit Part 3, Legendary Pictures’ slate of upcoming films (TBA), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Blacklist, Person of Interest, Gotham, The Flash, Constantine, Arrow, American Horror Story, and much, much more!
Check out more of the “must-see” Saturday panels below, and peruse the full Saturday schedule on Comic-Con’s official site:
Warner Bros. Pictures Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm in Hall H
‘Jupiter Ascending’ – The first original science fiction film from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski since their game-changing ‘Matrix’ trilogy is an action adventure starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. The story will take audiences from the streets of Chicago to the furthest galaxies of space, as Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track down Jupiter Jones (Kunis), a young woman whose genetic signature marks her for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. Written, directed and produced by the Wachowskis, with producer Grant Hill and many of their longstanding creative collaborators, the film also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, and Tuppence Middleton.
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ – Seminal director George Miller returns to the post-apocalyptic universe he created three decades ago with the cultural phenomenon Mad Max. Tom Hardy reinvents Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road, Miller’s extraordinary new take on the legendary character for a new generation of fans. The film also stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ – This December, Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson will unleash the epic final film in The Hobbit Trilogy, based on the timeless masterpiece by J. R. R. Tolkien, from New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. Bilbo’s journey culminates in a desperate and dangerous choice as darkness converges on the Lonely Mountain, and the races of Dwarves, Elves, and Men must decide: unite or be destroyed. Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, and James Nesbitt, with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, and Orlando Bloom.
Marvel Animation Presents Saturday July 26, 2014 10:30am – 11:30am in Room 6BCF
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s head of television; Hydra Agent) returns for what’s become one of the most popular television panels at San Diego. Join Jeph, Stephen Wacker (VP -animation & writing panel blurbs), Cort Lane (huge nerd, VP), and Eric Radomski (giant dork, SVP) for the latest news on the House of Ideas’ hit animated shows: Marvel’s ‘Avengers Assemble’ and Marvel’s ‘Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H.’ Plus: See the eye-popping world premiere of Marvel’s ‘Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors’ history-making epic: “Spider-Verse”! Double plus: A special exclusive surprise for Marvel fans that you will all be talking about for the rest of the convention!
‘Helix’ Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm – 1:00pm in Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Get top line security clearance for behind-the-scenes secrets from Syfy’s hit show Helix. Kyra Zagorsky (Dr. Julia Walker), Mark Ghanime (Major Sergio Balleseros), Jordan Hayes (Dr. Sarah Jordan), Neil Napier (Dr. Peter Farragut), and executive producers Ronald D. Moore and Steven Maeda give you exclusive access to Arctic Biosystems and divulge details about what’s in store for season 2 when the series returns. Moderated by journalist and author Geoff Boucher.
Legendary Pictures Saturday July 26, 2014 12:25pm – 1:10pm in Hall H
Legendary Pictures presents a panel featuring their upcoming slate of highly anticipated films.
‘Family Guy’ Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm – 1:45pm in Ballroom 20
The Griffins are back at Comic-Con with an exclusive sneak peek at the historic ‘Family Guy/The Simpsons’ crossover episode in which Peter and clan hit Springfield! Celebrate season 13 with Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Mike Henry (The Cleveland Show), and executive producers Rich Appel (The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show), Steve Callaghan (American Dad), Danny Smith, and co-executive producer Peter Shin, plus other surprise guests.
‘Defiance’ Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm – 2:00pm in Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The explosive second season of ‘Defiance’ has kicked into gear, and nothing is as it seems. Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), and the rest of the cast of Syfy’s groundbreaking multi-platform series discuss the big changes-and huge chances-their characters have taken in this dark and daring chapter of the show. Moderated by entertainment journalist and professional nerd Aaron Sagers.
‘The Boxtrolls’ Saturday July 26, 2014 1:30pm – 2:30pm in Hall H
Focus Features presents ‘The Boxtrolls,’ a new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family- The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Appearing in person are actors Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, and Elle Fanning; producer and lead animator, LAIKA president and CEO Travis Knight; and directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable.
‘The Blacklist’ Saturday July 26, 2014 1:45pm – 2:45pm in Room 6A
James Spader (The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Boston Legal) and executive producers Jon Bokenkamp (The Call, Taking Lives) and John Eisendrath (Alias, Beverly Hills, 90210) discuss the genesis of the NBC hit series. Join James and the executive producers for a compelling conversation moderated by Mike Schneider (executive editor, TV Guide magazine). ‘The Blacklist’ returns to NBC September 22 at 10:00 following ‘The Voice.’
‘American Dad’ Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm – 2:45pm in Ballroom 20
Get an exclusive look at the new season of ‘American Dad’ – soon to be in all new episodes on TBS – as well as a Q&A with fans featuring Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and executive producers Matt Weitzman and Brian Boyle, and more.
Frank Miller’s ‘Sin City a Dame to Kill For’ Saturday July 26, 2014 2:50pm – 3:50pm in Hall H
Dimension Films in association with Aldamisa Entertainment present exclusive footage from the highly anticipated sequel Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For from acclaimed co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Fans will get to experience the Sin City universe and take part in a special discussion with Rodriguez, Miller, and cast.
‘Grimm’ Season 4 Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm – 3:45pm in Ballroom 20
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a reception with an angry wesen village! Adalind with an empty baby carriage?! Nick’s Grimm powers pillaged?! Captain Renard’s blood spillage?! Season 3 left us screaming for answers! Join your fellow “Grimmsters” for a panel filled with wesen, season 4 themes, and of course, a Q&A session with the cast and producers: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt, and Norberto Barba. Moderated by Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times.
‘Big Trouble in Little China’: Shaking the Pillars of Comic Book History Saturday July 26, 2014 3:30pm – 4:30pm in Room 8
The hilarious adventures of Jack Burton continue as ‘Big Trouble in Little China,’ one of the most beloved cult films of all time, is now a BOOM! Studios comic series. The series picks up right after the end of the film and, with the guidance of director John Carpenter, it’s the first time new stories of the Pork Chop Express have been told in any medium. Join series writer Eric Powell (The Goon), colorist Michael Garland (The Empty Man), and editor Ian Brill for a lively discussion of what to expect next in the series and to talk all things ‘Big Trouble in Little China.’ Plus, writer Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters) will be on hand with a special announcement relevant to Big Trouble fans’ interests! Moderated by Comics Alliance senior writer Chris Sims.
‘The Vampire Diaries’ Special Video Presentation and Q&A Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm – 4:45pm in Ballroom 20
The cast and creative team behindThe Vampire Diaries return to San Diego for a sizzling sixth appearance! Series stars Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Roll Bounce), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), and Kat Graham (Honey 2) join executive producer/writer Julie Plec (The Originals, Kyle XY) for a video screening and Q&A session. The CW’s #1 series returns for season 6 this fall with more of its hallmark twists and turns, a few familiar faces-and to answer the burning question: What the hell happened to Damon and Bonnie?! From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and digital HD on September 9.
DC Entertainment: ‘Batman’ 75th Anniversary Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm – 5:00pm in Room 6BCF
Throughout his 75-year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized superheroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World’s Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Get a look at Batman’s rich history and what the future holds for this pop culture icon with industry titans Kevin Conroy, Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Ralph Garman, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Peter Girardi, and some surprise guests!
‘True Blood’ Panel and Q&A Saturday July 26, 2014 5:00pm – 6:15pm in Ballroom 20
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated ‘True Blood’ kicked off its 10-episode seventh and final season June 22 on HBO. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Oscar and Golden Globe Award winner Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Brian Buckner serves as executive producer of the series, which also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam; Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Carrie Preston as Arlene Bellefleur, and Chris Bauer as Andy Bellefleur, Anna Camp as Sarah Newlin and Nathan Parsons as James. Oscar and Emmy Award winner Alan Ball created and is also an executive producer on the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.
‘Constantine’ Pilot Screening and Q&A Saturday July 26, 2014 5:15pm – 6:15pm in Room 6BCF
John Constantine is a man waging war against the forces of darkness-from both within himself and the outside world. An irreverent, working-class con man and occult expert, he’s an experienced exorcist and demonologist with an extensive list of supernatural contacts, each with their own paranormal talents and abilities. Following the aftermath of a tragic incident, Constantine has voluntarily checked himself into an asylum and sworn off investigating matters of the supernatural, but when a cryptic message calls him out to reluctantly resume his old life, he finds himself saving the life of a young woman whom he’s never met but is connected to in a very important way. With dark forces gathering power in the world, Constantine allies himself with Manny, a rogue warrior angel, and his giant childhood protector Chas-the only friend who’s managed to stay alive. Based on characters published by DC Entertainment, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil…but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (True Detective) and executive producers Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Constantine will air Fridays at 10/9c on NBC this fall, premiering October 24th.
Marvel Studios Saturday July 26, 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Hall H
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
‘Salem’ Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm – 6:45pm in Room 6DE
The star-studded cast — including Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg, and Elise Eberle — along with executive producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey), Adam Simon, and Josh Barry look back at intriguing footage from the groundbreaking first season of the series, from WGN America and Fox 21. Set in the volatile world of 17th-century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. Followed by an audience Q&A.
‘Person of Interest’ Special Video Presentation and Q&A Saturday July 26, 2014 6:15pm – 7:00pm in Room 6BCF
The smash hit ‘Person of Interest’ returns to San Diego for the fourth year. Executive producer Greg Plageman and series offer a special video presentation and Q&A. Join the discussion, as the science “fiction” of Person of Interest stays one step ahead of real-world events. The thrilling finale left us with a second machine-Samaritan-now online, making the elusive team targets themselves, hiding in plain sight. The only thing more frightening than the ruthless Decima organization calling the shots is leaving those decisions up to an untested Machine. Facing a dangerous tomorrow, the POI team must find a way to outsmart Samaritan, an all-seeing, all-powerful artificial intelligence that’s self-governing, continually evolving, and growing stronger every day. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, ‘Person of Interest’ returns for its fourth season in the fall on Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS. Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 2.
‘American Horror Story’ Saturday July 26, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm in Room 6DE
Who’s the baddest witch in town? For the first time ever, the critically acclaimed miniseries visits Comic-Con with an exclusive look back at AHS: Coven followed by an all-star panel featuring AHS cast members Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, and executive producer Tim Minear. The panel will also treat fans to some exclusive secrets from the set of the next franchise instalment, AHS: Freak Show.
Warner Bros. TV and DC Entertainment: ‘The Flash,’ ‘Constantine,’ ‘Arrow,’ and the World Premiere of ‘Gotham,’ Hosted by Stephen Amell Saturday July 26, 2014 8:00pm – 11:00pm in Hall H
DC fans-get ready for a superhero Saturday night, designed specifically for you! For the first time ever at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment will present a three-hour event in Hall H featuring some of DC Comics’s greatest characters. Kicking off the exclusive evening is the world premiere public screening of the highly anticipated new drama seriesGotham, allowing fans their first trip into the dangerous and compelling world of the iconic city. This will be the only screening of Gotham at Comic-Con, and it will be followed by a screening of the complete pilot episode of new action-drama The Flash, as well as exclusive video presentations of returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. Cast and producers from all four series will make special appearances on stage throughout the night, with the festivities to be hosted by Oliver Queen himself — Arrow star Stephen Amell.
‘Gotham’ – Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. With a reputation synonymous with law and order, Commissioner James Gordon is one of the crime world’s greatest foes. Everyone knows the name. But what is known of Gordon’s rise from rookie detective to police commissioner? And what did it take to navigate the layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains-the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? Gotham is the origin story of the great DC Comics supervillains and vigilantes, revealing a new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), this one-hour drama follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular superheroes of our time. The series stars Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.), Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy, Vikings), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead), Erin Richards (Being Human), David Mazouz (Touch),Camren Bicondova, Zabryna Guevara (Burn Notice), Cory Michael Smith (Carol), Victoria Cartagena (The Good Wife), Andrew Stewart-Jones (Person of Interest), and Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix films), and is executive produced by Heller, Danny Cannon (Nikita), and John Stephens (Gossip Girl). From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham premieres this fall, Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.
‘The Flash’- From the Arrow creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, The Flash is a fast-paced superhero drama that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. Written by Berlanti, Kreisberg, and DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer Geoff Johns, the action drama follows Central City police scientist Barry Allen, an everyday guy with the heart of a hero and the genuine desire to help others. Standing still emotionally since the day his mother was murdered (and his father unjustly jailed for the crime), Barry was taken in as a child by the investigating Detective West and raised in a cop’s home alongside West’s super-smart daughter (and Barry’s dream girl), Iris. But when an unexpected and devastating accident at the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator facility strikes Barry, he finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds. While Barry has always been a hero in his soul, his newfound powers have finally given him the ability to act like one. With a winning personality and a smile on his face, Barry Allen-aka The Flash-is finally moving forward in life…very, very fast! The series stars Grant Gustin (Arrow), Candice Patton (The Game), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Danielle Panabaker (Necessary Roughness), Carolos Valdes (on Broadway: Once), with Tom Cavanagh (Ed), and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash premieres this fall on Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
‘Constantine’ – John Constantine is a man waging war against the forces of darkness -from both within himself and the outside world. An irreverent, working-class con man and occult expert, he’s an experienced exorcist and demonologist with an extensive list of supernatural contacts, each with their own paranormal talents and abilities. Following the aftermath of a tragic incident, Constantine has voluntarily checked himself into an asylum and sworn off investigating matters of the supernatural, but when a cryptic message calls him out to reluctantly resume his old life, he finds himself saving the life of a young woman whom he’s never met but is connected to in a very important way. With dark forces gathering power in the world, Constantine allies himself with Manny, a rogue warrior angel, and his giant childhood protector, Chas-the only friend who’s managed to stay alive. Based on characters published by DC Entertainment, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil…but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. The series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Harold Perrineau (Lost), and Charles Halford (True Detective) and is executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Constantine will air Fridays at 10/9c on NBC, premiering October 24.
‘Arrow’ – ‘Arrow’ series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter), Emily Bett Rickards (Flicka: Country Pride), Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf), Willa Holland (The O.C.), Paul Blackthorne (The River), and John Barrowman (Torchwood — with executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe) — will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and discussion previewing the show’s highly anticipated third season. Based upon characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, Arrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series returns for a third season this fall, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
That’s all for now, but stay tuned to Screen Rant for more details on SDCC 2014, including the schedule for Sunday at the Con.
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will take place from July 24 – 27th in San Diego, CA.