We’re just under a week away from 2018’s Comic-Con International: San Diego, one of the world’s largest events for all things geeky. There is so much to see that it makes it impossible to get to everything you want, but we’ve compiled a list of all the movie-related panels that are scheduled for those four days in California. There’s a little something here for everyone, from horror, Predators, physical media, Hasbro toy lines, and, of course, Superheros. While Marvel Studios is sitting this SDCC out, Warner Bros. and Sony are still attending and bringing with them a bevy of goodies from the forthcoming releases of Venom, Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman 1984.
Here’s a look at the film panels, courtesy of the San Diego Comic Con.
Thursday, July 19th
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
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
Friday, July 20th
The Future of Film is Female
Fandango and TCM correspondent Alicia Malone (author, Backwards & In Heels; The Female Gaze) conducts a conversation about women working in genre film, the essential movies, the pioneers who paved the way, and the evolving landscape. Experts and filmmakers on the panel will give insights, discuss favorites, and share sneak peeks of their upcoming movies. Panelists include Susanna Fogel (director, The Spy Who Dumped Me), Christina Hodson (screenwriter of Bumblebee and the upcoming Batgirl), and Jennifer Yuh Nelson (The Darkest Minds, Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3).
Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Universal Pictures’ Glass and Halloween
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.
Friday July 20, 2018 3:45pm – 4:45pm
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.
Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Sony Pictures Panel
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.
Friday July 20, 2018 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Shout! and Scream Factory’s Breaking News
Shout! Factory’s Brian Ward (producer) and Jeff Nelson (senior marketing director), along with moderator Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits), will take you behind the scenes at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory. They’ll have exclusive announcements, sneak peeks from upcoming Blu-ray, DVD, and theatrical releases and more.
Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 8:00pm
World Premiere of The Death of Superman
The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth-hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League-in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film is the latest DC Universe movie to continue Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s tradition of debuts at Comic-Con International. Witness the film’s world premiere, then stay for an entertaining panel featuring Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) as Lois Lane, Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, alongside the filmmaking crew of producer/co-director Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight), co-director Jake Castorena (Justice League Action), screenwriter Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights), and executive producer James Tucker (Justice League Dark) . . . plus a few surprise panelists. The all-star cast also features Rainn Wilson (The Office) as Lex Luthor, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless) as Aquaman, Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as John Henry Irons, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Nyambi Nyambi (The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Silas Stone, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, Max Mittelman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, and Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski. The Death of Superman arrives July 24 on digital and August 7 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.
Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Screening
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, the stop-animation film that follows the misadventures of beloved Jack Skellington through fantasy worlds. Hot Topic and a special host will give attendees a fun experience with film trivia, prizes, and a mini-art exhibit at this screening.
Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre
Saturday, July 21
Warner Brothers Theatrical
Get a first look at the studio’s highly anticipated future releases. Films and special panelists TBA but look for first looks at both Wonder Woman 1984 and Aquaman.
Saturday July 21, 2018 10:30am – 12:30pm
Super Troopers 2 with Broken Lizard
Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske discuss the fan-funded film phenomenon Super Troopers 2. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and a first look at hilarious deleted scenes from the all-new Blu-ray with moderator Steve Weintraub.
Saturday July 21, 2018 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre
Deadpool 2 Panel
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.
Saturday July 21, 2018 5:15pm – 6:15pm
BONUS: Deadpool 2 Screening
Deadpool is bringing a little something special to Comic-Con. Be the first to see a special screening of Deadpool 2 and maybe some surprises. Deadpool costumes are encouraged, but not required, but give it your maximum effort.
Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00pm – 12:00am
Horton Grand Theatre
The Purge: From Film to Television
Cultural phenomenon The Purge comes to San Diego Comic-Con in a major way. Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, and creators of the blockbuster film franchise share an exclusive inside look at how they are expanding the universe into TV with USA Network this Fall. Cast from the latest film The First Purge and the upcoming TV series will join the creative team with their own unique perspectives on the world of The Purge. The television series picks up 10 years after the events of The First Purge and will follow several seemingly unrelated characters whose stories all connect in a mysterious way as they discover how far they’ll go to survive The Purge.
Saturday July 21, 2018 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Images: Universal, Blumhouse, Touchstone Pictures (Disney),
Marvel, Sony, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros.