Comic-Con International’s first big day Friday, July 21, will be all about big TV franchises.
AMC’s universe of “The Walking Dead” shows will take over Hall H for nearly three hours. Also attending will be Prime Video’s latest show in “The Boys” franchise, “Gen V”, and Peacock’s “The Continental,” a show based in the “John Wick” universe.
There will also be the premiere of the DC animated film “Justice League: Warworld” and the cast of the second season of Prime Video’s “Good Omens” will have a panel with the cast.
Here are some highlights with official descriptions courtesy of the folks at Comic-Con. All events are at the San Diego Convention Center unless otherwise noted.
For a complete schedule, go here.
Star Wars Music
There is hardly a more iconic musical landscape than what the Star Wars franchise has brought to the world. This panel will explore the creative forces that went into making the original music heard within the recent video game release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. From the sweeping score to the infectious beats of the in-world songs, the game utilizes music on a whole new level. Panelists include co-composers Gordy Haab and Stephen Barton, audio director at Respawn Entertainment Nick Laviers, and worldwide executive & president of Music at EA Games Steven Schnur. Moderated by Chandler Poling of White Bear PR. Room 7AB, 10-11 a.m. July 21
Spawn and Venom creator, McFarlane Toys’ CEO and president of Image Comics, Todd McFarlane takes fans on a behind-the-scenes look at Spawnmania. McFarlane offers fans a sneak peek into the future of upcoming toys, what’s ahead for the Spawn Universe, and all the exciting developments on the horizon. Room 6A, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
‘My Adventures with Superman’
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman, like you’ve never seen him before! Watch a new episode of Adult Swim’s newest comedy adventure and join the heroic cast and crew of “My Adventures with Superman” as they discuss familiar friends and foes, plus what else you will see in season 1 and beyond. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Collider: Directors on Directing
David Leitch (director of Deadpool 2, Bullet Train, and The Fall Guy), Gareth Edwards (director of “The Creator,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Godzilla”) and Justin Simien (director of “Dear White People,” “Bad Hair” and “Haunted Mansion”) take part in a wide-ranging and in-depth discussion about the craft of directing and projects past, present, and future. The panel will also feature exclusive new footage from “The Creator” and “Haunted Mansion” and all attendees will take home an exclusive Comic-Con poster of “The Creator.” Moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub. Hall H, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Trophy might be dead and stuck in Florida, but join the very much alive cast and crew in sunny San Diego as they look back at the apocalyptic near-future and share an exclusive look at the new season of the Adult Swim series. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 12-1 p.m.
Dawn of DC
With epic new storylines, over 20 exciting new titles, superstar creative teams, and villains that have pushed the heroes beyond their limits in bold adventures, the Dawn of DC has been in full swing all year. Hear directly from some of the superstar writers and artists behind your favorite stories, including Ram V (Detective Comics), Joshua Williamson (Batman & Robin), Nicola Scott (Titans), Tom King (Wonder Woman), Joanne Starer (Fire and Ice), Josh Trujilo (Blue Beetle), and Tom Taylor (Titans). Room 6DE, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Get a sneak peek at the highly anticipated return of our favorite angels and demons for Season 2 of “Good Omens,” premiering July 28 on Prime Video. With the Apocalypse thwarted, angel and demon best friends Aziraphale and Crowley are getting back to easy living amongst mortals in London’s Soho, when the archangel Gabriel turns up unexpectedly, with no memory of who he is or how he got there. To solve this mystery and evade Heaven and Hell in the process, the duo will need more than a miracle; they’ll need to once again rely on each other. The century-spanning saga takes us from before The Beginning to the modern day, with lots of quirky mortal and immortal characters joining in on the adventures along the way. Ballroom 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Oscar-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis makes a special appearance at Comic-Con to launch her new graphic novel, “Mother Nature,” which debuts exclusively at SDCC. This exciting eco-horror graphic novel is adapted from her script for the Comet Pictures/Blumhouse film. Co-writer Russell Goldman and artist Karl Stevens will be on stage with Jamie and Forbidden Planet TV’s Andrew Sumner to go behind the scenes of this unique project, ahead of the Mother Nature major motion picture (coming soon). Room 6A, 1-2 p.m.
From the days of the glorious “High Republic” to the “Age of Rebellion” to “Rise of the First Order,” some of Lucasfilm Publishing’s all-star authors, including Delilah S. Dawson, Justina Ireland, E. K. Johnston, George Mann, Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, and man of a thousand voices Marc Thompson, discuss stories from throughout the entire Star Wars saga, offering publishing reveals, announcements, and sneak peeks for readers and fans of all ages. Moderated by Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain. Room 7AB, 1-2 p.m.
Can the “Metalocalypse” be stopped? The cast and crew of this all-new, original animated R-rated movie, based on the hit Adult Swim series, talk all things Metalocalypse, preview some clips from the film, and discuss the new soundtrack and Dethalbum IV. “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar” will be available to own on Digital and Blu-ray starting August 22. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1-2 p.m.
‘The Walking Dead’ Universe
Fans will get exclusive, first-look access to all things in “The Walking Dead” universe. Hall H, 1-3:30 p.m.
IDW Publishing’s co-publishers MarkDoyle and TaraMcCrillis, along with EIC Jamie S. Rich and Top Shelf’s Chris Staros, discuss the exciting new direction of IDW’s future. From fan-favorite titles like TMNT, Star Trek, Sonic the Hedgehog, Godzilla, My Little Pony, and Cosmoknights, plus IDW Originals like Scott Snyder’s Dark Spaces, IDW has something for everyone. Here’s your chance to hear about the work being done by talents like Snyder, Hannah Templer, Jeremy Lambert, Sam Maggs, Frank Tieri, Scott Bryan Wilson, and Che Grayson. Room 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
‘Rick and Morty’ 10th Anniversary
It hasn’t been 100 years quite yet, but join the cast and crew as they celebrate 10 years of “Rick and Morty” adventures and family shenanigans! Plus, get a first look at the upcoming seventh season. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 2-3 p.m.
J. Scott Campbell
Past, present, and future! From Gen 13, Danger Girl, Marvel, and DC to FairyTale Fantasies and beyond, join world-renowned artist J. Scott Campbell for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session. Room 25ABC, 2-3 p.m.
Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski leads a panel featuring Marvel’s solo Super Hero series. J. Michael Straczynski takes Captain America to the streets of Manhattan, while Moon Knight roams the roads of Egyptian lore in David Pepose’s “Moon Knight: City of the Dead.” Meanwhile, the Hulk takes control of Bruce Banner as Phillip Kennedy Johnson continues his new Hulk run, and the hits coming in across the rest of the action-packed Marvel Universe. Be sure to stay until the end to find out what other heroes will be joining their ranks in their own new titles. Room 6DE, 3-4 p.m.
‘The Continental ‘
The cast and executive producers Basil Iwanyk and Albert Hughes of Peacock’s three-part event “The Continental: From the World of John Wick” take an exclusive first look at the series. A prequel to the blockbuster action franchise, the series will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he’s dragged into the hellscape of 1970s New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Ballroom 20, 3-4 p.m.
“Solar Opposites” packs up the sci-fi and gets normal … for a second. Then, it’s back to classic Solar chaos, mayhem in the Wall, and some all-new Silvercops adventures. Join the aliens for a hilarious and out-of-this-world first look at the upcoming fourth season on Hulu. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 3-4 p.m.
Get an exclusive first look at the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1, the newest iteration in the acclaimed Mortal Kombat video game franchise from award-winning NetherRealm Studios. The creative team and voiceover talent behind one of the most iconic properties in gaming history discuss the reimagined story, new features, and art style and reveal new gameplay. Panelists include Ed Boon (chief creative officer, NetherRealm Studios, and co-creator of Mortal Kombat), Dominic Cianciolo (story director, NetherRealm Studios), and Thiago Gomes (art development director, NetherRealm Studios), and actors Vincent Rodriguez III (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “With Love”) as Raiden, Kelly Hu “(X2: X-Men United,” “BMF, Young Justice”) as a character to be revealed at the panel, Yuri Lowenthal (Spider-Man, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Ben 10 franchise) and some surprise guest panelists.Tech/Geek/Culture aficionado and YouTube sensation Brian Tong will moderate. Room 6BCF, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Entertainment Weekly: Brave Warriors
They may be fighters on screen, but that doesn’t mean they’re not lovers (of the craft). A panel of actors discuss the thrill of playing iconic characters, the difference between their personas and real life, and the highs (and lows!) of their careers in Hollywood. Hall H, 4-5 p.m.
From the world of “The Boys,” Prime Video reveals its highly anticipated new series “Gen V” with members of the cast, who will talk about the upcoming college spinoff for the first time. Set at America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (run by Vought International), Gen V explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the school’s top ranking. The series stars Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, and Asa Germann. Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi recur. Ballroom 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Always a fan favorite at Comic-Con, the Emmy Award–winning animated series “Bob’s Burgers” returns to Comic-Con with an exciting first look at an upcoming episode before the series returns to FOX this fall. Sport your best Belcher costume and celebrate with a room full of Bob’s Burgers fans. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 5-6 p.m.
Join executive producer Robert Kirkman and members of the cast and crew as they break news and discuss key storylines from the upcoming and highly anticipated second season of Prime Video’s hit animated series “Invincible,” based on the groundbreaking comic book by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley. The story revolves around 18-year-old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age — except his father is (or was) the most powerful superhero on the planet. Starring Steven Yeun, with Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, Grey Griffin, Chris Diamantopoulos, Walton Goggins, Gillian Jacobs, Jason Mantzoukas, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth Rogen, and J.K. Simmons. Room 6BCF, 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
The 35th annual Eisner Awards (the “Oscars” of the comics industry) honor comics creators and works in 32 categories. The gala ceremony features celebrity presenters and a multimedia extravaganza. Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 8-10:30 p.m.
From the creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama, comes his latest animated movie, “Sand Land,” making its world premiere at Comic-Con! Shueisha (publisher from Japan), Bandai Namco Filmworks (animation company from Japan), and Toho (film company from Japan) will also welcome Toshihisa Yokoshima (director of Sand Land) to discuss behind-the-scenes footage. Room 6BCF, 8:15-10:30 p.m.
Actress and executive producer Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) and producer Courtney Solomon (After) discuss The Strangers and will provide an exclusive first-look clip from their new horror trilogy, “The Strangers,” which will be in theaters from Lionsgate in 2024. Room 29CD, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
‘Justice League: Warworld’
Be among the first fans to see Warner Bros. Animation’s all-new, feature-length film “Justice League: Warworld” at this world premiere screening. In this R-rated film, DC’s Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman find themselves in mysterious lands and precarious circumstances with no memory of how they arrived there and only vague recollections of their true selves. In addition to the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion and audience Q&A. Ballroom 20, 9-11 p.m.