San Diego Comic-Con 2018 will soon be upon us when it kicks off next week! Despite the fact that Hall H staples like Marvel and HBO’s Game of Thrones are sitting this year out, plenty of casts and creators from your favorite movies and TV shows will be hitting the floor and panel stage to give you exclusive first-looks, screenings, and insights for what’s to come. We here at Fan Fest will be keeping you up to date with all of the SDCC happenings but here are some of the panels to look out for on Friday, July 20th whether you’re one of the lucky few attending or a Sheldon:
The movies are where it’s at!
Hall H has some great offerings for you cinephiles on Friday. Universal kicks things off with a double panel featuring M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass and David Gordon Green’s Halloween, followed by Paramount and Sony who are bringing exciting projects like Bumblebee and Venom to the con!
Universal Pictures’ Glass and Halloween
Friday, July 20 • 3:45pm – 4:45pm
“Filmmakers and actors from two of Universal’s most-anticipated upcoming releases- Glass, from M. Night Shyamalan, and Halloween, from David Gordon Green-have a few riveting surprises in store for Comic-Con.”
Paramount’s Bumblebee (Transformers)
Friday, July 20 • 5:00pm – 6:00pm
“Paramount Pictures brings Transformers to Comic-Con Hall H for the first time with Bumblebee. Director Travis Knight will be joined by star Hailee Steinfeld and cast in a panel moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican.”
Sony’s Venom & Spider-Verse
Friday, July 20 • 6:15pm – 7:15pm
“Sony Pictures presents two of their most anticipated films produced in association with Marvel. First up, filmmakers and talent will show you what’s in store as the lethal protector Venom finally gets his own movie. Then, the creators of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse give you an inside look at their groundbreaking animated movie.”
Zombies, Vikings and Andrew Lincoln
While the films are certainly bringing the heat to Friday, television isn’t holding back either with highly anticipated panels from AMC, Hulu, and CBS All-Access all on the lineup! Check some of them out below.
Fear the Walking Dead
Friday, July 20 • 11:15am – 12:15pm
The Walking Dead
Friday, July 20 • 12:15pm – 1:15pm
“Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan join executive producer and showrunner Angela Kang and executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. The panelists will discuss the show’s exciting new chapter and share some hints of what’s to come with a sneak peek into season 9, debuting in October on AMC.”
Friday July 20, 2018 • 7:30pm – 8:30pm
“Easily offended? Don’t come to the Preacher panel! Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun join executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and showrunner and executive producer Sam Catlin for a mid-season 3 discussion about the story so far and what’s to come.”
Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am – 12:30pm
“Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn), Alex Høgh Andersen (Ivar the Boneless), Georgia Hirst (Torvi), and Michael Hirst (creator/writer) will get fans excited about the upcoming midseason premiere by discussing last season’s startling alliances, deaths, and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world. An exclusive mid-season 5 sneak peek will be presented. (Cast subject to change.)”
Hulu’s Castle Rock
Friday July 20, 2018 12:45pm – 2:00pm
“Escape the summer heat for a chilling world premiere screening of the first episode of J. J. Abrams and Stephen King’s psychological-horror series about the hometown of some of your favorite nightmares. You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movies, you know the characters, but you’ve never heard the story of Castle Rock. Following the screening, the creators and executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) and stars Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), and Jane Levy (Suburgatory) will discuss the most tragic and disturbing town in America. Prepare to sleep with the lights on.”
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger
Friday July 20, 2018 5:45pm – 6:45pm
“San Diego will be getting a little taste of New Orleans! Meet series stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, Ally Maki, and executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski of the new hit summer series that redefined the superhero genre, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger. Featuring a lively Q&A moderated by executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, along with a look at exclusive, never-before-been-seen footage. And don’t forget to tune in to watch all-new episodes, Thursdays, 8/7c, on Freeform.”
CBS All-Access’ Star Trek: Discovery
Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm – 2:30pm
“Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. Last fall, Star Trek: Discovery continued that tradition and followed the voyages of Starfleet aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. The cast and producers of this CBS All Access series look back on season 1 and find out where the crew is headed as it transports into its second season. Cast members scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as chief engineer Reno. Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access.”
You can check out the full schedule on the official San Diego Comic-Con website here!
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