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 Saturday, July 21st whether you’re one of the lucky few attending or a Sheldon:
Basically, all of the heroes are flying into SDCC on Saturday the 21st for both TV and Film, but the day is sure to provide some awesome first looks at some highly anticipated DC movies like Aquaman and hopefully Shazam! Check out the scoop below.
Warner Bros. Panel
Saturday July 21, 2018 10:30am – 12:30pm
“Get a first look at the studio’s highly anticipated future releases. Films and special panelists TBA.”
Warner Bros. has already confirmed a trailer will be dropped for Aquaman, but the other films being promoted are still a mystery. Hopefully, they’ll provide some footage for Zachary Levi’s upcoming Shazam and if we’re lucky the cast of Wonder Woman 1984 will show up!
The Merc is Back – Deadpool 2
Saturday July 21, 2018 5:15pm – 6:15pm
“Prepare for the ultimate superhero landing as Deadpool and pals drop into Hall H for an hour of maximum effort. Expect dirty jokes, broken fourth walls, maybe some spandex, and real, live unicorns!* *Panel may not actually include mythical creatures.”
There will also be a special screening of Deadpool 2 featuring new footage and jokes! It’s called The Deadpool 2 Super Duper $@%!#& Cut and will be playing at 10:00pm PST in the Horton Grand Theater.
An Evening with Kevin Smith
“If you’re into it, Kevin Smith wants to use his mouth on you. The podcasting director returns to the Hall H stage after nearly dying of a heart attack back in February! Hear him talk about directing Supergirl and Flash, his new show Hollyweed, and the forthcoming sequel, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot!”
Harry Potter’s Milestone!
20 Years of Magic: Inside Harry Potter
“Hear from the artists and editor who brought Harry Potter to life, including Jim Kay (Harry Potter illustrated editions), Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter 15th anniversary edition cover artist), Brian Selznick (20th anniversary edition cover artist), Arthur A. Levine (editor, Harry Potter), and David Saylor (art director, Harry Potter). Panelists will discuss their process and inspirations working on the most magical books of all time. See a special message from Mary GrandPré, the original U.S. Harry Potter illustrator.”
Sitcoms and Seth Mcfarlene!
Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm – 12:45pm
“The Simpsons’ team looks ahead to their 30th(!) season with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, legendary director David Silverman, actress Tress MacNeille, and moderator Johnathan Fernandez. Warning: There will be prizes!”
Seth McFarlane Panels
Saturday July 21, 2018 1:45pm – 2:15pm
“Cast (Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mike Henry) and executive producers (Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, Steve Callaghan) from FOX’s hit animated comedy Family Guy look back at their favorite family memories and offer a sneak peek featuring hilarity and hi-jinx from the upcoming season!”
Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm – 1:45pm
“It’s a Smith Family Funday with “Francine” (Wendy Schaal), “Steve” (Scott Grimes), “Klaus” (Dee Bradley Baker) “Snot” (Curtis Armstrong), “Barry” (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Toshi (Daisuke Suzuki) and executive producer Matt Weitzman, who will treat American Dad! fans to a first look at scenes from all new episodes coming soon to TBS. You won’t want to miss it!”
Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm – 4:50pm
“From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is back for season 2! Some of the crew members of the U.S.S. Orville, including Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, and Scott Grimes, along with executive producers David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, and Jon Cassar, give an exclusive look at some of the new and exciting missions in the upcoming second season.”
The CW is Bringing all of the Arrowverse!
The CW will be invading Ballroom 20 with panels, videos and exclusive footage for upcoming seasons of their popular Arrowverse/DC series!
Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am – 11:45am
Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Saturday July 21, 2018 3:30pm – 4:15pm
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Saturday July 21, 2018 4:15pm – 5:00pm
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm – 5:45pm
The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Saturday July 21, 2018 5:45pm – 6:30pm
We have to go back! (To Lost!)
Lost Fans Unite with Jay + Jack
Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
“Are you a fan of ABC’s Lost? Then join Jay and Jack Glatfelter for their 12th annual SDCC panel! The co-hosts of the popular Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack will be joined by podcasters Ralph Apel (The Dharmalars, Kaiju) and Jo “JOpinionated” Garfein (Post-Show Recaps, co-founder of Cancer Gets LOST) to discuss the thoughts, theories, and legacy of one of the best serialized TV shows of all time and touch upon some of the newest “it” shows, such as Westworld, The 100, and more.”
Stan Against Evil
IFC’s Stan Against Evil
Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
“John C. McGinley, Janet Varney, Nate Mooney, Deborah Baker Jr. and executive producer Dana Gould share an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming season of IFC’s horror comedy series Stan Against Evil, followed by a discussion about what lies ahead for the town of Willard’s Mill in season 3. The panel, like the show, is guaranteed to be a hell-larious good time.”
You can check out the full panel for Saturday, July 21st on the Official San Diego Comic-Con site here!
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