Don’t Expect To See Doctor Strange in SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

One of the first things we learned about Marvel's Spider-Man sequel was that Iron Man would not be in it. It was also revealed that a new "to-be-determined Marvel character" would join Spider-Man on his next adventure. 

We have no idea who that character will be. I was personally hoping for Hulk but other fans suspected that it might be Doctor Strange. It would kind of make sense for Strange and Spidey to team up because, after all, there is a Sanctum Santorum location in London which is where Peter Parker will be spending part of his summer vacation. 

Well, it turns out that Doctor Strange will not be in the film. That was confirmed by Kevin Feige himself during an interview with /Film. When asked about the possibility of Strange possibly appearing in Spider-Man: Far From Home, Feige simply said "No."

He then said he could be coy about it, but confirmed again that the answer is no. Feige went on to say, "I don’t wanna get people excited. But Benedict and Holland have liked the idea of working together."

So maybe one day we will see the two characters team up for a film, but Spider-Man: Far From Home will not be it. 

Since Strange is out of the running, what other MCU heroes would you like to see Spider-Man team up with in the sequel? 

David Hasselhoff Says He and Stan Lee Have Been Texting Buddies for Years

David Hasselhoff ended up attending the premiere of Ant-Man and the Wasp because he's David Hasselhoff and apparently a close friend of Stan Lee. I would have never thought that Lee and Hasselhoff would be friends, but it appears they been friends since Hasselhoff played Nick Fury in the 90s. 

Marvel Entertainment caught up with Hasselhoff on the red carpet and he revealed that he still meets up with him from time to time and that they're texting buddies:

"This franchise started years ago... and that's where I met the legendary Stan Lee. I'm still meeting him - still texting back and forth. He's cool."

When asked directly if how much he and Lee talk, Hasselhoff said, "We chat a lot." This is just a bit of fun geek culture greatness that you probably weren't aware of. 

The question is... what do you think the two talk about!?

First Promo Image For THE WALKING DEAD Season 9 Features Key Characters in Washington D.C.

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A new promo image has surfaced from The Walking Dead Season 9 and it seems to hint at the fact the continuing story will be set in a new location. It seems like that location is Washington D.C. as I believe that is The Capital in the background. Of course, as you can see, it's pretty much completely worn down by time.

We also have our first look at the return of Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Lauren Cohan as Maggie and Norman Reedus as Daryl. A time jump has been confirmed for Season 9 and this is going to be the last Season that we see Rick in. The leadership role will be picked up by Daryl.

When talking to EW about Rick and how he would want to see him go out, he said:

"I’ve always said, I don’t care how it goes, but maybe a kid should take me out. It’s funny, because I was in the car yesterday, and I texted Scott Gimple and I said, ‘Promise me, when I die, on the credits sequence, you play Johnny Cash’s version of Hurt.’ And he just said, ‘I can’t make that promise obviously.’ So when I die, please print it in your magazine so that the fans will know to play it, even if we can’t. Even if Scott Gimple decides not to, please everybody play Hurt."

It's going to be interesting to see what exactly is in store for Season 9. Like all of you, I've got some theories, but we'll see what happens. When previously talking about Season 9, showrunner Angela Kang said:

"We come in [to season nine] on some really fun stuff. I'm really focusing a lot on the core character relationships in the show that have kind of been long lasting as well as servicing all of our wonderful series' regulars."

They will also put more of a spotlight on some of the female characters. 

The Walking Dead will return for its ninth season in the fall. 

Via: CB

Characters Revealed For The New STAR WARS RESISTANCE Anime Series and Possible Premiere Date

A couple of months ago Lucasfilm announced a new Star Wars animated series in development called Star Wars Resistance. Today we have a first look at the characters who will fill the series, which you can see below.

As you can see, there are a couple of familiar faces there that include Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma. The new show revolves around a character named Kazuda Xiono, who is described as "a young pilot recruited by the Resistance whose mission is to spy on the growing threat of the First Order."

Oscar Isaac is reprising his role as Poe and Gwendoline Christie will be back as Captain Phasma! The series will also include BB-8 and introduce several other new characters that we don't have any details on yet other than what's in the visual above. 

Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels) created the series. Several other producers of those previous series will join him as producers including Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge and Brandon Auman. When talking about the inspiration behind the series, Filoni said:

"The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots. My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that's been a big influence on me. There's a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we've captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time."

I love the idea of an anime-insired style Star Wars series! The rest of the voice cast includes Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives), Suzie McGrath (East Enders), Scott Lawrence(Legion), Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), Donald Faison(Scrubs), Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales), Jim Rash (Community) and Rachel Butera (Tammy's Tiny Tea Time).

It was also reported that the show will make its debut in October on Disney XD. That information comes from a Disney France employee. 

I'm excited about this series! Lucasfilm has made some amazing animated shows in the past and I imagine this is going to be just as awesome! 

Hawk and Dove Will Feature Some Changes from the Comics for TITANS

Some fans of DC characters Hawk and Dove may be slightly disappointed by the characters in Titans. Titans is going for a more grounded approach according to Minka Kelly who is playing Dove in the show. A result of the grounded approach is that Hawk and Dove will not have superpowers. I’m a little saddened that a “grounded” approach means getting rid of the fun that is superpowers in a show about superheroes, but I guess the writers deemed turning into a dove deemed it too whimsical. Here’s Kelly’s explanation to iHeartRadio.

I have a background in ballet, in gymnastics, and jiu-jitsu, so I’m pretty talented. So I can fight, and I have a super suit, and I have wings. I have 30-pound wings that I wear that — I can’t fly because they try — it’s realistic as possible. I can’t fly, because that would be not realistic, you know? I’m a real person. I have wings, but they’re my shield, they’re my weapon, so I take people under my wing and I protect them, and I slice people with them when I fight. The fighting — we all have our own individual specific style of fighting, and mine, in particular, is like a dancer.

I don’t know that I agree with the idea of stripping superpowers from superheroes, but I haven’t seen the show yet. Maybe it all works out. I do like how her fighting style will presumably be more of a dance. I do find that interesting. Titans is set to premiere on DC Universe when that launches this fall. Are you sad to hear they’re getting rid of at least some superpowers?

Source: iHeartRadio

Let’s Talk About GO GO POWER RANGERS #11

Go Go Power Rangers #11 recently came out, and it had a doozy of a story. If you have not read the issue yet, be warned that this post will be full of spoilers!

Holy cow! That was a crazy issue. Of course, we already knew the first 6 pages or so if we read the preview, so that’s not surprising. However, how Kimberly beat Ranger Slayer was incredible and the idea that Ranger Slayer (from now on I’ll call her Sally) was being controlled similarly to Tommy via a dark weapon was a cool shout out. I knew that bow looked a lot like the Sword of Darkness that Rita used to control Tommy, but I thought it was all aesthetics. I love how they took a minute to show the gang having fun with Sally now that the spell is broken over her and I love how she tries to help Kim understand that she should take advantage of the happy moments whenever possible. Of course, for a minute it seemed like she got over her guilt and trauma pretty quickly, but thankfully, they did show she still is having some pretty serious PTSD that she’s dealing with, especially when Matt shows up at the Juice Bar.

That conversation with Drakkon was also crazy, and I was really hoping they’d be able to use Sally as a trump card (they still could) against him as like a double agent similar to how the Coinless have gotten help from Skull. Sadly, he was too smart and was able to figure it out pretty quickly. Of course, the biggest moment for me was when Sally was in the Command Center and Billy tries helping so she knocks him out. I can’t even fathom what she’s trying to do now!

Here are my theories for how this affects everything. I think that Sally is trying to use the Command Center to find a way back to her dimension so that she can finally kill Drakkon. Of course, we all know she’s not able to take him out alone, so somehow either she’s going to die (not likely since she is part of the team for Beyond the Grid) or the Rangers will keep her from her suicide mission and they’ll be able to use her knowledge to put an end to Drakkon. Maybe Zordon’s the one to intervene? Or I think it could be a great moment if Alpha intervened and stopped her after everything she did to him.

What were your favorite moments from the issue? How do you think she’ll be used to defeat Drakkon?

Shattered Grid continues in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #29 set to release on July 18, 2018.

New Honest Trailer Tears Into THE PURGE Trilogy

With the release of The First Purge, The Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for the first three films in The Purge franchise, which is that patriotic film franchise of death. I'm not really a big fan of these Purge films. The first one was at least interesting because of the concept, but that's about it. Every film after that just didn't interest me. This Honest Trailer does a good job amusingly tearing into this film franchise. 

New TV Spot For Jason Stantham’s THE MEG – “Swim Faster”

A new TV spot has been released for Jason Statham's upcoming giant shark film The Meg. This movie looks so over-the-top and ridiculous that there's no doubt it's going to be a crazy fun film. It's Jason Statham taking on a giant ass shark! What's there not to be excited about! 

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.

Statham is joined in the film by Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Forbidden Kingdom), Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead), Rainn Wilson (The Office, Super), Ruby Rose(xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Winston Chao (Skiptrace, Kabali), Page Kennedy (TV’s Rush Hour), Jessica McNamee (The Vow), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The BFG), Robert Taylor(Focus, Longmire), Sophia Shuya Cai (Somewhere Only We Know), and Masi Oka (Hawaii Five-0, Heroes).

The film was directed by John Turteltaub (National Treasure) and the movie will be released in theaters on August 10, 2018.

That Live-Action MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM is Really Going to Happen!

After we saw the most popular Gundam mecha in action in Ready Player One, fans really wanted to see a live-action feature film based on the popular Mobile Suit Gundam Japanese property. Now it looks like it's really going to happen! 

Legendary has recently announced a new collaboration with Sunrise that will eventually see Mobile Suit Gundam get its first ever live-action movie! There are no real details about what the film will entail right now, but the press release did offer a brief synopsis for the premise of the original  anime series and its setting in the 'Universal Century,' which is the main timeline that most of the Gundam anime, mangas, and video games have been set in:

The original Gundam series is set in the Universal Century, an era in which humanity’s growing population has led people to emigrate to space colonies. Eventually, the people living in the colonies seek their autonomy, and launch a war of independence against the people living on Earth. Through the tragedies and discord arising from this human conflict, not only the maturation of the main character, but also the intentions of enemies and the surrounding people are sensitively depicted.

It's exciting to learn that things are moving forward with this. It may be awhile before we see anything happen with it, but when it does I think that it's going to hit big with the fans! At least I hope it does! 

With Legendary Pictures behind the production, it's sure to get the budget and attention that it deserves. After all, this is the same studio that brought us Godzilla, King Kong, and Pacific Rim. But, Mobile Suit Gundam better be better than all of those! 

We'll keep you updated on any information as it comes available. 

Comic-Con 2018 Panel and Event Schedule For Wed. and Thurs. July 18th and 19th

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Comic-Con International has released the full schedule for Wednesday, July 18th and Thursday, July 19th. If you're going to the epic geek event this year, now you can start planning out your days. As always there's going to be plenty of cool stuff to see and do! Some of the big things include panels for The Predator, 2001: A Space Odyssey 50th anniversary, Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad 10 year anniversary, and Mr. Mercedes Season 2.

You can check out the full schedule here and below I've provided the panels and events that we’ll be looking forward to checking out.

Schedule For Wednesday, July 18th:

Manifest World Premiere and Special Sneak Peek Screenings
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition with the exclusive world premiere screening of new series Manifest as well as sneak peeks at fan favorites The 100 and Gotham. Plus, brand-new episodes of Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
Wednesday July 18, 2018 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Ballroom 20

New Line Cinema’s “Scarediego”
Be the first to see footage from some of the company’s eagerly anticipated 2018-2019 horror films and hear from special filmmaker guests.
Wednesday July 18, 2018 9:30pm – 10:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

Schedule for Thursday, July 19

6th Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero
From the ominous horns of Jaws or A Quiet Place signaling fear, to the heroic Star Wars theme, music has always been an important supporting character in movies. In the world of superheroes, music sets an emotional tone more than virtually any other genre. This panel offers a behind-the-scenes look at the music of today’s biggest superhero film and TV projects with unreleased film clips and never-before-heard music. Participating composers include Tyler Bates (Deadpool 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 2), Marco Beltrami (Logan, The Wolverine), Christophe Beck (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Kurt Farquhar (Black Lightning), and Blake Neely (The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow). Moderated by Ray Costa of Costa Communications.
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am – 10:50am

DC Collectibles
Limited-edition statues, action figures, prop replicas, busts, vinyl . . . DC Collectibles has them all-and more. The DC Collectibles crew, including executive creative director Jim Fletcher and Academy Award-winning special makeup effects artist Rick Baker and several special guests discuss how they come up with so many great ideas, and what’s coming up from the maker of awesome collectibles!
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 9

20th Century Fox: The Predator
The hunt returns as director, Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The New Guys), along with cast members, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski, Thomas Jane and Augusto Aguiliera, bring their all-star firepower to an explosive panel on Fox’s upcoming bigger n’ badder take on the iconic franchise.
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am – 11:30am
Hall H

Hasbro Transformers
Be the first to hear about new Transformers toys and products that have yet to hit store shelves straight from the design and marketing teams at Hasbro. There is a lot of buzz for Bumblebee: The Movie hitting theaters in December. Roll in to get a glimpse at the Transformers products inspired by the film, including new figures in the Generations Studio Series collection. Then, get your cyber-goggles ready for a look at the first reveals from the highly anticipated upcoming Generations War for Cybertron trilogy line. Set sights on Cyberverse, the exciting new animated show is full of new characters and familiar stories. Fly in to sneak a peek at the series and several of the new toys not yet revealed. Many new Transformers initiatives from some trusted partners will be shared, as well as the induction of the 2018 Transformers Hall of Fame members.
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 29AB

Sounds of Mayhem: Music and Audio in Action Films, TV, and Video Games
Featuring creatives behind Deadpool 2, Cobra Kai, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, DC Super Hero Girls, Prince of Persia, Mummy VR, Halo, God of War, and Legend of Zelda. Experts in the sound field, including composers, sound mixers, and sound editors, talk about setting tone and controlling the soundscape down to the pow of the last karate chop. Whether slaying trolls, chasing the undead, or beating the bad guys, sound is an essential part of telling stories in films, TV shows, and video games. Panelists include Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson (Cobra Kai), Tim Davies (Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia), Michael Gatt (DC Super Hero Girls, Braid), Mark Stoeckinger (Deadpool 2), Penka Kouneva (Prince of Persia, Mummy VR). Moderated by Chris Villain (content creator) and Bryon Burton (journalist for The Hollywood Reporter).
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

Charmed Exclusive Screening and Panel
The iconic Charmed is back just in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary. This reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who, after the tragic loss of their mother, discover they are powerful witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done. Please join series stars Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, and Rupert Evans along with producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole, and Amy Rardin for an exclusive sneak peek at the first episode of the CW series followed by a panel discussion.
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am – 12:15pm
Ballroom 20

DC Meet the Publishers
Dan DiDio and Jim Lee are the forces behind DC Publishing, including DC Vertigo, MAD, DC Black Label, DC New Age of Heroes, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you unique access to the leaders of your favorite comic book line!
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 6DE

You’re Wrong, Leonard Maltin!
Discussing movies on social media has become a blood sport instead of a forum for debate. Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie, who host the “Maltin on Movies” podcast for the Nerdist network, are willing to take on all comers who have a gripe over one of Leonard’s reviews. Marquis of Queensbury rules will be enforced, but anyone who wants to have a lively discussion is welcome to spar (verbally) with America’s best-known film critic.
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

Celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Executive producer Dave Filoni and panelists look back on 10 years of the Emmy Award-winning series that expanded the Star Wars universe and introduced countless fan-favorite characters to a galaxy far, far away.
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:45am – 12:45pm
Room 6BCF

Doctor Who: BBC America’s Official Panel
BBC America’s Doctor Who panel introduces the 13th Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch). Marking a new era for the legendary Time Lord, Whittaker will be joined on the panel by two of her co-stars, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill, who play Ryan and Yasmin, as well as award-winning series showrunner Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) and executive producer Matt Strevens (An Adventure in Space and Time). With this year’s highly anticipated season packed full of action, adventure, humor, and emotion, this will be the cast’s first-ever panel appearance ahead of Doctor Who premiering this fall on BBC America.
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:45am – 12:45pm
Hall H

Making Comics the Marvel Way
Editor-in-chief C. B. Cebulski and talent scout Rickey Purdin join a multitude of Mighty Marvel panelists to take you behind the scenes and show you how a Marvel comic book is made. Learn about every aspect of production, including writing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering, editing, and more, with creators on hand to offer personal insights and anecdotes.
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

Tell Me a Story
Step into the world of Tell Me a Story, the latest project from the mind of Kevin Williamson. In this reimagining of the world’s most beloved fairy tales, see “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Hansel and Gretel” come to life as dark and twisted psychological thrillers interweaving with each other against the backdrop of modern-day New York City. Featuring executive producer Kevin Williamson as well as series stars Paul Wesley and James Wolk, for an exclusive sneak peek of the CBS All Access series followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by the editor-in-chief of Entertainment Weekly, Henry Goldblatt.
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:15pm – 12:45pm
Ballroom 20

2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Panel
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and the Arthur C. Clarke Society take a look back across a half-century (and the distant universe) to celebrate one of the most iconic films in history. Panelists will examine Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece. Kubrick’s Academy Award-winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. For the first time since its original release, new 70mm prints were struck from pristine printing elements made from the original camera negative. A longtime admirer of the late American auteur, Christopher Nolan worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. Pictures throughout the mastering process. Building on the work done for the new 70mm prints, the 4K UHD with HDR presentation was mastered from the 65mm original camera negative. 2001: A Space Odyssey will be available on 4K UHD from WBHE on October 30.
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 6A

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment publisher/chief creative officer Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman, Suicide Squad) talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment’s characters to life.
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Room 6DE

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies
Treyarch’s Jason Blundell (director, Zombies) and Craig Houston (lead writer) celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Call of Duty’s Zombies and discuss what’s next for the studio’s signature undead in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Get ready for never-before-seen footage, exciting special announcements, and Q&A.
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 6BCF

Marvel Games Panel
Get an inside look at the latest and greatest from Marvel Games. Attendees will see exciting sneak peeks of Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel Powers United VR, and Marvel Battle Lines, with many unannounced surprises and panel exclusives. Host Greg Miller (loudmouth at KindaFunny.com) will be joined by Mike Jones (vice president & executive producer, Marvel Games), Bill Rosemann (executive creative director, Marvel Games), Bryan Intihar (creative director, Insomniac Games, Marvel’s Spider-Man), and others.
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Hall H

The Toys That Made Us
If you love toys and toy history, you’ll want to join Brian Volk-Weiss (show creator/director) and the TTTMU team Robin Henry (executive producer), Ben Frost (writer/editor), and Rich Mayerik (producer, toy collector) for the same brand of fun and informative toy-talk you’ve come to love from the hit Netflix series. Discussion will include a Q&A on what brought The Toys That Made Us to life, what the future holds, and maybe even a surprise or two along the way.
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Roddenberry Presents
Roddenberry Entertainment, the name that brought you Star Trek, takes on genre entertainment in the current landscape and provides updates on many of their current projects. Film and television producers Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry and Trevor Roth reveal rarely seen Deep Space Nine treasures from the Roddenberry Archives in celebration of the series’ 25th anniversary and present a special screening of the company’s original film project, Instant, soon to be released to worldwide audiences. The panel will be joined by podcast hosts John Champion and Ken Ray, who will speak to the growing Roddenberry Podcast Network. Moderated by Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

TMNT Reboot: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rise up! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in Nickelodeon’s brand-new mutation of New York’s half-shell heroes. Featuring Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raph, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donnie, Brandon Smith (You’re the Worst) as Mikey, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April, and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012) as Splinter. Joining the cast are co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen. Panel highlights to include never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series. Moderated by Buzzfeed’s Keely Flaherty.
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Room 6A

DC: Geoff Johns
The superstar DC writer returns to San Diego for an all-access and in-depth discussion with DC publisher Dan DiDio. Be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight into how the world of
DC is entertaining fans across all platforms.
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 6DE

So Say We All: 40 Years of Battlestar Galactica
Film and TV critic Scott “Movie” Mantz talks with authors Mark A. Altman (The Fifty-Year Mission) and Edward Gross (Slayers & Vampires) about their new oral history, So Say We All (Tor Books), an exhaustive look at the classic 1978 original series, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick’s beloved 2004 re-imagining, and even the much maligned Galactica 1980. Find out the untold secrets and incredible true stories of these classic shows in this celebration of four decades of Battlestar Galactica. Win a chance to be the first to get a copy of the new 700+ page hardcover book autographed by the authors.
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 5AB

Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits and Monsters
Crawl inside the twisted mind of writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait in this panel discussion and exclusive sneak peek at the genre-hopping truTV anthology series. Joined by moderator Eugene Mirman and panelists Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, and Tara Lynne Barr, the acclaimed comedian breaks down the inspirations behind his series’ imaginative, satirical tales and the familiar film tropes that inspired them.
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Ballroom 20

Dragon Ball Super
English voice actors for Goku and Vegeta, Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat, talk all things Dragon Ball -and reveal never-before-seen material for the new movie. Don’t miss some special surprise appearances, too.
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Hall H

Spyro: Reigniting a Legend
In 2018, Spyro the Dragon is soaring to new heights in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. This panel will connect Spyro’s creation with his present by giving fans an exclusive look into the creative process behind the original games from the ’90s and the 2018 remastered collection. Panelists include key members of the Insomniac Games and Toys For Bob development teams, Stewart Copeland (composer of the original Spyro soundtrack), and Tom Kenny (the voice of Spyro), and Michael John (Professor of Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and former producer at Universal Interactive Studios), who will will share their unique experiences in creating and remastering one of the most beloved trilogies in platforming history.
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Room 6BCF

Nightflyers
From the mind of George R. R. Martin, this new SYFY series is a psychological thriller set in the year 2093 that follows a team of scientists aboard the most advanced ship ever built. Their mission takes them to the edge of space but also to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn’t waiting for them out there-it’s already on their ship. Unlike anything you’ve seen before, Nightflyers combines horror and science fiction in a way that Martin himself has described as ” Psycho in space.” The cast and creators hold an exclusive look into this exciting new series.
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm – 3:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Spotlight on Jeff Lemire
Comic-Con special guest Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Descender, Gideon Falls) and veteran comic book editor Will Dennis discuss Lemire’s various creator-owned projects and for the first time preview both the upcoming Family Tree and Ascender! Panel will feature Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Descender) and a Q&A session.
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

Marvel Animation: Marvel Rising
Marvel Rising brings together the next generation of Marvel superheroes for the next generation of Marvel fans. Be among the first to get a sneak peek at this group of powered teens and their adventures that are full of heart, action, comedy, and powerful messages for every kind of Marvel fan. The show’s Quake Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Squirrel Girl Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, Silicon Valley), Ms. Marvel Kathreen Khavari (Big Little Lies, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble), Patriot Kamil McFadden (K.C. Undercover, Grown Ups 2), Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), Marsha Griffin (VP, Animation Current Series and Development), and Sana Amanat (VP, Content and Character Development) present an action-packed panel that showcases the first look of the animated shorts, special announcements, and so much more. Moderated by Lorraine Cink.
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Room 6DE

AMC’s Better Call Saul
Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito join executive producers and showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould to discuss the series upcoming fourth season. New and familiar faces return as Jimmy McGill continues his evolution into the Saul Goodman persona that fans met on Breaking Bad. The panelists hold a Q&A session and an official preview of season 4, returning August 6 on AMC.
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Hall H

Mega Man 30th Anniversary
Celebrate 30 years of the Blue Bomber with the talented developer veterans from Capcom. Producers Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (Mega Man 11) and Nonaka Daizo (Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2) discuss their work on the iconic side-scrolling series in a panel moderated by Capcom’s Tim Turi. Get equipped with behind-the-scenes insights on the new Mega Man 11 and other recent titles. The festivities will include trivia, prizes, and more.
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 6BCF

Pokemon GO, Ingress, and Everything Next from Niantic
Summer in San Diego means it’s time to fire up your mobile devices and head for outdoor adventures! Niantic’s CEO John Hanke, Kento Suga, and Andrew Macintosh discuss the months ahead for their breakout games Ingress and Pokemon GO, as well as what comes next. From live events to new game features, AR updates to a sneak preview of the upcoming Ingress anime, panelists will give players and fans an in-depth look at all the big things happening.
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Ballroom 20

Van Helsing: The World Is a Vampire
Now entering its action-packed third season, SYFY’s Van Helsing continues the story of Vanessa Van Helsing and her band of heroes as they fight to reclaim the world after vampires took over during “The Rising.” Stars Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Missy Peregrym, Aleks Paunovic, Rukiya Bernard, Vincent Gale, and Trezzo Mahoro, along with showrunner Neil LaBute and executive producers Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes, premiere exclusive footage from the upcoming third season and dish out tidbits from behind the scenes. Moderated by Bevin from Den of Geek.
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm – 4:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

We Wrote Your Childhood
If you’re a millennial, chances are these panelists wrote the cartoons you watched as a kid. Paul Germain (Rugrats, Recess), Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), Sue Rose (Pepper Ann, Angela Anaconda), Holly Huckins (Recess, Angela Anaconda), Peter Gaffney (Rugrats, Ah! Real Monsters!), Rachel Lipman (Rugrats, Hey Arnold!), Matt Negrete (Pepper Ann), and Joe Ansolabehere (Hey Arnold!, Rece ss) talk about these iconic ’90s cartoons. Q&A to follow.
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 7AB

Magnum P.I. Exclusive Screening Panel
Thomas Magnum is back on the case! Magnum P.I. is a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero, and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors T. C. and Rick when he needs back-up on a job. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge. Series stars Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Stephen Hill, and Zachary Knighton and executive producers Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim present an exclusive sneak peek at the premiere episode of the CBS series, followed by a panel discussion.
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:15pm – 5:30pm
Room 6A

Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary Celebration
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Breaking Bad, AMC and Sony Pictures Television have reunited the original cast to take a look back at the best moments from this groundbreaking television series and reminisce about TV’s most famous anti-hero, Walter White. Cast members Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R. J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, and Giancarlo Esposito, along with executive producer and showrunner Vince Gilligan, look back at their favorite moments from the series and discuss the legacy the show and characters have left behind.
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Hall H

DC: The New MAD
An all-new MAD ness is descending on San Diego! Meet some of your favorite classic contributors as well as some of the new California staff for music, inside scoops, and insanity! The Usual Panel of Idiots will include Doug Thomson, Suzy Hutchinson, Dan Telfer, Allie Goertz, Paula Sevenbergen, Sergio Aragonés, Tom Richmond, Luke McGarry, and Peter Kuper.
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 8

Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years, Visual Development
The Marvel Studios Visual Development team comes to San Diego to share never-before-seen concept art and their favorite designs from the past 10 years.
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Final Curtain Call
As the critically acclaimed CW series enters its final season, come celebrate and take a trip down memory lane with co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna as they look back on some of the series most memorable moments. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Michael McMillian and will include a special performance and never-before-seen footage.
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:45pm – 6:30pm
Room 6A

Assassination Nation Panel with Cast and the Russo Brothers
As if high school wasn’t difficult enough already, imagine if every phone in your town was hacked, the contents shared for all to see, and you and your three best friends were framed as the hackers. Welcome to the explosive world of texting, terror, and teen-angst that is Assassination Nation. Already dubbed “the most aggressive high school movie in film history,” Assassination Nation is being brought to the big screen by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War), who will be joined by director Sam Levinson and the film’s stars Bill Skarsgård (It), Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent), Hari Nef, and Abra for an exclusive look at what is sure to be one of the most controversial and cathartic films of the year.
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Hall H

Infectiously Expanding the Universe of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 creative director Julian Gerighty and other members of the team take you on a journey through what it takes to bring the post-pandemic world of The Division 2 to life in-game. Learn how the Division narrative is constructed with the vision of expanding through comic books, novels, and other entertainment.
Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 6BCF
1: Programs, Books, Comics, Games, Video Games
Tags Books, Comics, Games, Video Games
6:00pm

Netflix: Marvel’s Iron Fist
Be among the first to get the exclusive inside scoop on what’s in store for season 2 of Marvel’s Iron Fist, as Danny Rand and Colleen Wing set off on a new adventure as the protectors of lower NYC. Featuring executive producer and Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb and surprise panelists.
Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Ballroom 20

NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes: Season 2
Jack Bender (EP/director, Game of Thrones, Lost), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Holland Taylor (The L Word, Legally Blonde), Justine Lupe (Snowfall), and Breeda Wool (UnReal) give a first look at the new season of the AT&T AUDIENCE original series Mr. Mercedes. A year after his thwarted attempt to perpetrate a mass murder, Brady Hartsfield remains in a vegetative state, and retired Detective Bill Hodges has opened Finders Keepers. When unexplainable occurrences begin, Hodges has a feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.
Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 7AB