Marvel, Star Trek and House of The Dragon lead Saturday
After two long years of caution, San Diego Comic-Con returns in late July as an in-person event for the first time since 2019. Fandom’s biggest party is back and all your favorite movie and TV franchises are flocking to Sunny California to answer questions, share behind-the-scenes stories and tease what’s to come. Earlier this week, we saw what to expect for Thursday’s panels, including the upcoming Disney+ series. National Treasure: Edge of Historya special preview of Teen Wolf the movieand a panel of everyone’s favorite teachers with Abbott elementary class in session. Collider is also honored to present an exclusive world premiere of Dan Trachtenbergis to come Predator prequel, Prey. The premiere is scheduled for Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. with a cast and Q&A crew to follow.
We also went through Friday’s schedule where The Walking Dead fans can get an exciting taste of the new spin-off series Tales from The Walking Dead with cast and creatives discussing the anthology series, plus a panel for the latest episodes of the landmark series. Friday also has a great panel for Amazon Prime paper girls series adaptation, a celebration of the long-running Bob’s Burgers animated series, and an exclusive screening of the first episode of Archer Season 13.
We also got a taste of what’s to come on Saturday with Paramount+ unveiling its Star Trek Universe panel and Dwayne Johnson teasing a panel with the cast and crew of his upcoming DC superhero movie black adam. In addition to viewing panels, many franchises offer interactive experiences you can participate in, including a Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves tavern and star trek‘s beloved 10 Forward Bar. In years past, Saturday has typically been the headliner at San Diego Comic-Con with Hall H and Ballroom 20 filled to the brim with eager fans waiting for some exciting news. Here are the best panels you can’t miss on Saturday.
Stranger Things: Choices and Odds in Life’s Dungeons and Dragons!
Ride for initiative! The award-winning Netflix series reveals how the world-renowned Dungeons & Dragons game reflects the inverted relationship between choice and chance. dr. Scott Jordan (Dark Loops Productions), Dr. Leandre Parris (supernatural psychology), dr. Vanessa Hitz (Joker Psychology), Kelsey “Sistah K” Williams (Sistah Speak Productions), Brittani Sillas (black panther psychology), and Travis Adams (supernatural psychology) discuss this incredible spectacle, the game that inspired it, and the psychology and philosophy of the Upside-Down. Careful! You may be your own Demogorgon!
- 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Big 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina)
Evil exclusive screening and panel
This is the cast of the hit series from Paramount+ Bad! Now in its third season, the critically acclaimed psychological mystery examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series centers on a skeptical psychologist who joins a priest and an entrepreneur as they investigate the church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Stars of the series Katja Herber, Mike Colter, Asif Mandvi, Christine Lahti, and Kurt Fuller host an exclusive preview of a season three episode followed by a moderated panel discussion.
- 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (Ballroom 20)
Warner Bros Cinema
Warner Bros. Pictures returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego, continuing the Studio’s tradition of giving fans an exciting presentation in Hall H. This year’s lineup: the highly anticipated black adam and Shazam! Fury of the gods, with big stars Dwayne Johnson, Zachary Levi, and more.
- 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (Room H)
Stunning writers, animators and special guests reveal the adventures planned for The simpsons in season 34 and beyond. Take a look at Treehouse of Horror XXXIII. . . and the never-before-seen Halloween bonus episode! It’s true: Two Halloweens in 2022! Secrets will be revealed! The games will be played! And freebies, including original artwork, will be offered! Live in person for the first time since 2019 – come and be amazed at how the panelists let our bodies go!
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Ballroom 20)
Based on George R. R. Martin Fire & Blood, the HBO Original series Dragon House takes place 200 years before the events of game of thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen. The series premieres August 21 on HBO and HBO Max. Panelists include co-creator/executive producer George RR Martin, co-creator/co-showrunner/executive producer/writer Ryan Condal, co-showrunner/executive producer/director Miguel Sapochnik, and Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen), Matt Smith (Demon Prince Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicient Hightower) Emma d’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon), Eve Best (Princess Rhaenys Targaryen)Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole), Graham McTavish (Ser Harrold Westerling), Milly Alcock (young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), and Emily Carey (Young Alicent Hightower). Moderated by Jason Concepcion (podcast host).
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Hall H)
TV Guide Magazine’s 2022 Fan Favorites
This is the ultimate fandom mashup! The Official TV Magazine brings together an array of stars from some of your favorite genres for an animated hit that always pleases. From personal stories of fan encounters and behind-the-scenes antics to their own TV obsessions and an expanded Q&A audience, you’re in for a great time (you’ve waited three years!).
Apple TV+ Storytellers
Ronald D. Moore (co-creator, executive producer, For all mankind, Simon Kinberg (co-creator/showrunner/executive producer, Invasion, See), executive producer and showrunner Jonathan Tropper and creator and executive producer of Mythic Quest, Megan Ganz, talk to Dominique Patten on creating the unique worlds of their series and sharing exclusive previews of upcoming episodes. David S. Goyer will also join the ensemble of Foundation with a special preview of the upcoming second season.
Star Trek Universe Panel
The Star Trek Universe panel returns to Comic-Con, with exclusive back-to-back conversations with the cast and executive producers of Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to discuss the latest seasons of their hit series and tease what’s to come, along with some reveals and surprises.
- 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Hall H)
Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire
An epic tale of love, blood and the perils of immortality based on Anne Rice’s bestselling novel Interview with the Vampire premieres this fall on AMC and AMC+. The EPs and cast discuss the creative process and bring these iconic characters to life on the small screen for modern audiences and share some behind-the-scenes anecdotes from filming in New Orleans. Plus, a sneak peek at the start of the series’ official trailer.
- 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (Ballroom 20)
Special Sandman video presentation and Q&A
Get ready to step into The Dreaming as the live-action adaptation of Neil’s Gaiman’s beloved DC comic book series arrives in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. There’s another world waiting for us when we close our eyes and sleep – a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence triggers a series of events that will forever change the worlds of Dream and Eve. The sand man is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over 10 epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures. Be among the first to find out what’s in store for you in this groundbreaking series, plus some exclusives and surprises from Comic-Con. This will be a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with the stars of the series and the producers. From Warner Bros. Television and based on the DC comics, Season 1 of The sand man debuts August 5 on Netflix.
- 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Room H)
In the Buffyverse…
Celebrate Buffy’s 25th anniversary with a discussion of beloved villains and fan-favorite characters from Sunnydale – retold, pre-told, and expanded through storytelling by Disney-Hyperion writers Lily Anderson (big bad), William Ritter (Poor fool), and Kendare Blake (In every generation), Jeremy Lambert (Buffy’97), and buffy the vampire slayer BOOM! comic book publisher Elizabeth Brei.
- 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Room 23ABC)
From executive producer and Emmy Award-winning creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is finally back for Season 3 and on HULU. The complete crew of the USS Orville—Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Anne Winters, Mark Jackson, and Chad L.Coleman—plus executive producers David A. Goodman and Brannon Braga and co-producer Tom Constantino talk all things Orville and get an exclusive first look at an upcoming Season 3 episode.
- 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Ballroom 20)
Mythic Quest players
Creator, Executive Producer and Star Rob McElhenney joins co-creator, executive producer and showrunner Megan Ganz, executive producer and star David Hornby, and cast members Charlotte Nicdao, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Jessie Ennis, and Ashley Burch dive into the critically acclaimed Apple TV+ workplace comedy with a moderator Craig Mazin and share an exclusive first look at the upcoming third season.
- 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (Ballroom 20)
Critical role: questions and answers with the actors
The cast of critical role (Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Ashley Johnson, Taliesin Jaffe, Liam O’Brien, Travis Willingham, and Laura Bailey) participate in a question-and-answer style panel moderated by Christian Navaro.
- 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Ballroom 20)
President and Producer of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige and special guests provide insight into the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Room H)
For the full Saturday schedule at San Diego Comic-Con, check out the website.