New York Comic Con is just around the corner (October 5 – 8, 2017), and with it comes a fresh look at some of the hottest movies and TV shows coming at us in the next few months. With such a packed schedule, attendees will want to plan ahead to make sure they can prioritize their schedule between the great TV and movie panels, awesome guest signings, and more.
In total, there are over 80 movie and TV panels to see, so be sure to check the official New York Comic Con schedule to see them all, but what follows are the top 11 panels most sci fi and comic book movie and TV fans won’t want to miss.
In no particular order, here’s the 11 panels you’ll want to check out!
As a sequel to 2016’s Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman vs. Two Face sees Adam West, in his final performance as Batman, re-team with Burt Ward as their classic 1960’s dynamic duo, but in animated form. This time around, they will be facing off against Harvey Dent/Two Face, voiced by William Shatner, who goes on a crime wave across Gotham that brings Batman and the Boy Wonder into conflict with classic villains like Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange, and King Tutt.
After the screening, William Shatner, Burt Ward, screenwriters James Tucker and Michael Jalenic, and director Rick Morales will participate in a panel hosted by TV Guide senior editor Damien Holbrook.
After a suspenseful third season, Voltron: Legendary Defender is already expecting a fourth in October, much to the delight of fans who are dying to know just what’s up with Shiro and how team Voltron will push back against Prince Lotor and the Galra Empire.
Panel attendees will get to experience a special sneak peek at the highly anticipated new season during a panel featuring executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery and voice actors Josh Heaton (Shiro) and AJ LoCascio (Prince Lotor). Everyone in attendance at the panel will also receive a New York Comic Con exclusive poster from Lauren Montgomery.
The 2013 monster brawl that was Pacific Rim supposedly saw Charlie Hunnam’s Becket and Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako cancel the apocalypse with their Jaeger, Gypsy Danger, but that doesn’t mean the apocalypse can’t be rescheduled.
While plot details for the sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising are scant, director Steven S. DeKnight has put together an excellent cast featuring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Rinko Kikuchi, Adria Arjona, and returning characters played by Burn Gorman and Charlie Day.
The panel, hosted by Aaron Sagers from SYFY Wire, will feature Boyega, Eastwood, Gorman, and Spaeny for an official unveiling of the movie’s first trailer.
As the newest animated DC Elseworlds story, Gotham by Gaslight takes the classic graphic novel about a Victorian era Batman tracking down Jack the Ripper in Gotham City. A sneak peak was recently released, highlighting what appears to be an excellent animated film.
The Gotham by Gaslight panel and first look clips will be presented by producer Bruce Timm, director Sam Liu, screenwriter Jim Krieg, and some “surprise guests.”
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