San Diego Comic Con is just around the corner and the panel schedules are just starting to get released. We’ve now got the panel schedule for Thursday and it is going to be a hell of a start to the con. THursday will be 20th Century Fox’s day to shine, and that means that we could see Deadpool 2, New Mutants, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Red Sparrow, and The Predator in Hall H. Thursday will also be big day for Netflix as they bring their live action adaptation of the classic Manga, Deathnote and Will Smith’s Sci Fi cop movie, Bright, to the big stage.
Other panels of note include SNL alum Kyle Mooney’s Brigsby Bear, The Ninjago Movie, The Mondo Poster Panel, Marvel’s Inhumans, and Teen Wolf.
Thursday, July 20th
11:30am – 20th Century Fox (Hall H)
12:45pm – Brigsby Bear Cast and Filmmaker Panel (Hall H)
This panel will explore the upcoming Sony Pictures Classics film Brigsby Bear with Kyle Mooney, Dave McCary, Beck Bennett, Kevin Costello, and members of The Lonely Island, moderated by Entertainment Weekly’ s Anthony Breznican. There will be an exclusive extended clip of the film followed by a Q&A session.
1:00pm – Mondo Mania (Room 7AB)
Mondo’s art posters bring to life beloved films, television shows, and comics. Rob Jones (founder/creative director), Eric Garza (creative director), Jay Shaw (creative director/artist), Jason Edmiston (artist), and Tom Whalen (artist) discuss how their richly imaginative work is fueled by a love of pop culture and an invaluable synergy with fans.
2:00pm – Disney Animation Studios: The Art of Story (Room 7AB)
Think, act, draw, pitch. Get the inside scoop on the story development process from the story artists of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The artists will share their creative process for going from script to board to pitch.
2:00pm – Teen Wolf (Hall H)
Just before the series is set to end its historic run on MTV, this panel will take a look back at where it all began. Teen Wolf cast and crew will be on hand to reminisce about how the show got started, talk through the challenges that shaped it as it grew into a beloved series, and tease the epic moments that will close out a six-year saga. Expect series regulars, surprise guests, and one last chance to say goodbye to a TV show that defied expectations at every turn.
3:15pm – Netflix Films: Bright and Death Note (Hall H)
Netflix presents a special sneak peek at David Ayer’s new action-thriller film, Bright, set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, and Édgar Ramírez, and director David Ayer will debut exclusive footage from the film and answer audience questions. Attendees will also be treated to a first look at the new movie Death Note, based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Cast and filmmakers from this edgy thriller will debut footage and share details of the project’s transition from fan-favorite graphic novel to film.
3:45pm – The Strain Screening and Q&A (Ballroom 20)
The world has gone dark in the wake of a nuclear explosion and strigoi are in control. Do these heroes have what it takes to save humankind? The Strain, FX’s action-packed vampire thriller based on the bestselling books from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, returns for its fourth and final season. Get a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage and then join showrunner/executive producer/writer Carlton Cuse, executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel, and Max Charles as they discuss the challenges (and fun!) of bringing this post-apocalyptic world to life.
Image via Warner Archive Collection
4:15pm – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Remastered and Ready for Blu-ray (Room 6A)
Warner Archive Collection celebrates its 25th anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series with a look back at the landmark animated theatrical release, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, which is making its Blu-ray debut this year. Bruce Wayne and Batman are forced to confront issues on several fronts as Bruce deals with the return of his lost love-Andrea Beaumont-while Batman is accused of being the mysterious vigilante knocking off prominent Gotham mob figures. While the city demands Batman be brought to justice, the Joker arrives on the scene to further complicate matters, determined to annihilate his old archenemy, this new vigilante, or both. Superhero animation guru and executive producer Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, legendary Batman voice Kevin Conroy, co-screenwriter Alan Burnett, and Warner Archive Podcast hosts D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson will offer a glimpse at the remastered footage and discuss the creation of this beloved thriller. And, as always, moderator Gary Miereanu will have WAC giveaways for some lucky fans. Warner Archive Collection will make Batman: Mask of the Phantasm available on Blu-ray starting July 25 at your favorite online retailers.
6:15pm – Marvel Television: Marvel’s Inhumans (Ballroom 20)
The Inhumans have landed in San Diego! Special guests of the highly anticipated Marvel’s Inhumans unveil an explosive panel moderated by executive producer Jeph Loeb. This event series will premiere a version of the first two episodes exclusively in IMAX theatres for a two-week window prior to the debut of the full series on ABC.
6:45pm – The LEGO Ninjago Movie (Room 6A)
In this big screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, a.k.a. the Green Ninja (Dave Franco), along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.
10:00pm – Netflix Surprise Screening (Horton Grand Theater)
Netflix will have a surprise screening of an upcoming original movie before its premiere. Stay tuned and visit the Netflix booth on the convention floor to learn more!