New York Comic Con is quickly approaching and we have a list of the best TV and movie panels to check out. Held from October 4th-7th this year at the Javits Center in NYC, the convention gives fans a look at the upcoming TV shows, movies, comics, and video games to get excited about. Besides panels, there are also signings with special guests, plenty of awesome cosplay to check out, and an artist alley full of goodies waiting to be purchased.
Cons are always full of surprises and NYCC is one of the few cons where TV reigns supreme. Previous years of NYCC have seen Marvel and Netflix making a big splash- like in 2016 when Sigourney Weaver was announced as the villain of The Defenders. This year, Marvel will return to promote season 3 of Daredevil along with other TV properties such as The Runaways and Marvel Rising. And Marvel isn't the only studio with a big presence, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and BBC all have panels to promote shows fans are sure to be excited about.
Here are some of the movie and TV panels you'll want to check out at NYCC 2018.
- This Page: Thursday/Friday Panels (She-Ra, Runaways, Mortal Engines)
- Page 2: Saturday Panels (Hellboy, Spider-Verse, Daredevil)
- Page 3: Sunday Panels (Riverdale, What We Do in The Shadows, The Gifted)
DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Thursday, October 4th 3:00–4:00 PM - Hammerstein Ballroom
Netflix and Dreamworks TV are bringing their new animated series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power to NYCC. The panel will feature showrunner and executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Adora/She-Ra voice actress Aimee Carrero, and Glimmer voice actress Karen Fukuhara with potential for more guests not yet announced. The panel promises to give fans a "first look" at the new series so it should be a must-see for both fans of the original series and new ones alike.
Friday, October 5th 12:00–1:00 PM - The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Mortal Engines already looks to be another epic-sized Peter Jackson-produced film, which is directed by his former VFX supervisor and storyboard artist Christian Rivers. Both Jackson and Rivers will be on hand at NYCC to promote the film along with screenwriter Philippa Boyens and stars Jihae, Leila George, Rob Sheehan, Stephen Lang, and Hera Hilmar. They will be sharing exclusive material and "thrilling tales" from the production of the film which was adapted from the book by Philip Reeve.
Update: Hugo Weaving can no longer attend NYCC 2018.
Friday, October 5th 2:00–3:30 PM - The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Marvel's Runaways made an appearance at NYCC last year and is returning this year to promote the teen superhero drama's second season. Marvel's Head of TV Jeph Loeb, the cast, and producers will be in attendance with an action-packed panel, Q&A, and never-before-seen footage. With a finale that left plenty of questions about the kids' (and their parents') futures and no trailer for the series yet released, it's going to be a panels fans are definitely going to want to keep an eye on.
Amazon’s The Boys
Friday, October 5th 3:00–4:00 PM - Hammerstein Ballroom
Amazon's The Boys is a unique take on the superhero genre where the superheroes are the bad guys and the vigilantes known as The Boys are the ones who must take them down. The series will appear at NYCC to give fans a first look at some of the footage. Guests for the panel include showrunner and writer Eric Kripke and stars Karl Urban, Erin Moriarty, and Jack Quaid. The panel will be a good chance for those who haven't read the comics to see what this show is all about and for fans a first glimpse of what the show will look like.
Nightflyers World Premiere Screening and Q&A
Friday, October 5th 4:30–6:00 PM - Hammerstein Ballroom
The world premiere of SYFY's Nightflyers will take place at NYCC this year. The upcoming series is based on a 1980 novella by Game of Thrones mastermind George R.R. Martin, who calls it "Psycho in space". The show will follow the Nightflyer crew as they race towards making first contact- which leads to violent and terrifying events and their struggle for survival.
The panel will include the screening followed by an exclusive Q&A with creator Jeff Buhler, executive producers Gene Klein and David Bartis, and actors Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, and David Ajala.
Netflix & Chills
Friday, October 5th 7:30–10:00 PM - Main Stage – Javits Center
Netflix is putting on a late night panel for all of their spookiest offerings. The block will include a look at comic book adaptations Umbrella Academy and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as well as limited series The Haunting of Hill House and the first look at the prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It's a perfect way to get in the mood for the season.
And of course, a big panel like this means big stars to match. For Umbrella Academy guests include Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Rob Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, and Cameron Britton. Haunting of Hill House is bringing actors Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Victoria Pedretti. Sabrina will have Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, and creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. And Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance is bringing overseers Lisa Henson and Louis Leterrier. You won't want to miss this one.
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) release date: Dec 14, 2018
- Hellboy (2019) release date: Apr 12, 2019
- Mortal Engines (2018) release date: Dec 14, 2018