Comic-Con 2015 Preview: 16 Panel Presentations We’re Excited For


The Young Folks make their grand return to San Diego Comic-Con this week, and to say we’re excited is a massive understatement. Comic-Con encompasses almost everything we love about entertainment, and we’re looking forward to bringing our experience to you.

To get everyone pumped, here is a brief list of panels/discussions we are insanely excited to cover this week. Stay tuned for our live SDCC coverage, interviews, and more this week.



Friday, July 10 • 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests provide a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Warner Bros. Presentation

Saturday, July 11 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

Keen to deliver a taste of one of next year’s most eagerly awaited pairings, director Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill take the main stage with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They are joined by castmates Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Gal Gadot for a sneak peek at the 2016 action adventure that brings the superheroes together on the big screen for the very first time, from Warner Bros. Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. From Pan, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, and Peter himself, Levi Miller, together with director Joe Wright, soar into town with their high-flying adventure, coming to theaters this fall from Warner Bros. Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Henry Cavill takes the stage with Armie Hammer, a duo with a very different dynamic in this summer’s fresh, über-stylish actioner from filmmaker Guy Ritchie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., along with fellow stars Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki.

20th Century Fox

Saturday, July 11 • 5:45pm – 7:30pm

Nothing official has been announced yet, but rumor has it that Fox will present Deadpool, Fantastic Four and X-Men: Apocalypse.

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

Saturday, July 11 • 1:30pm – 2:15pm

Academy Award-winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino brings fans an exclusive look at his highly anticipated 8th film, The Hateful Eight. Followed by a Q&A session with the cast.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Saturday, July 11 • 12:15pm – 1:15pm

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th-century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry, and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper-class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield. Cast members Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston and Matt Smith, along with writer/director Burr Steers and the book’s author Seth Grahame-Smith, will come together for a first look at Screen Gem’s adaptation of his acclaimed twist on the classic novel.

TV Shows

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead

Friday, July 10 • 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriquez, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades, and Mercedes Mason join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero to discuss the anticipated series premiere of Fear the Walking Dead coming this summer. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of the new series.

Game of Thrones‘ Panel and Q&A Session

Friday, July 10 • 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Game of Thrones concluded its ten-episode fifth season in June and will begin filming its sixth season this summer. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Panelists include (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy/Reek, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Conleth Hill as Varys, David Nutter (director), Hannah Murray as Gilly, Carolyn Strauss (executive producer), Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening Block

Saturday, July 11 • 8:00pm – 11:00pm

DC fans, get ready for superhero Saturday Night! Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment welcome fans into the world of some of DC Comics’ greatest characters during a three-hour experience in Hall H. The exclusive evening will feature a pilot screening of the highly anticipated new drama series Supergirl, followed by a Q&A with stars and producers, plus individual special video presentations and Q&A’s with stars and producers from Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham. Also, don’t miss a special Q&A with cast and producers of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and a peek at the new digital series, Vixen.

American Horror Story and Scream Queens

Sunday, July 12 • 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Get ready to scream! It’s a Comic-Con horror fest when members of the all-star cast of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan’s Scream Queens (Jamie Lee Curtis, the original scream queen, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, and Keke Palmer) come face to face with the stars of Murphy and Falchuk’s American Horror Story: Freak Show and upcoming American Horror Story: Hotel (Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Matt Bomer). Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly, this lively gathering of headliners promises laughs, scares and secrets from the sets.

Orphan Black: BBC America Official Panel

Friday, July 10 • 5:45pm – 6:45pm

Stars Tatiana Maslany (Sarah and the Leda clones), Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Dylan Bruce (Paul), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), and Ari Millen (Mark and the Castor clones) and co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson look back at last season before filming begins on Season Four. Orphan Black Season Three is currently on VOD. For those new to the Clone Club, you can also start watching the BBC America series by streaming the first two seasons on Amazon Prime or downloading the entire series from any of the major digital platforms.

Hannibal: Savor the Hunt

Saturday, July 11 • 5:00pm – 5:45pm

Your company is requested at a grand soiree in honor of esteemed colleague Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Prepare to be delighted by stories of European travels, friendships renewed, and culinary feasts as told by executive producer/creator Bryan Fuller, executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, and star Hugh Dancy. Be the first to witness beautiful new works by artiste extraordinaire Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), as well as a few other surprises along the way. Bon appétit, Fannibals!

Starz: Outlander

Saturday, July 11 • 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Ronald D. Moore (executive producer/writer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (Claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), and Maril Davis (executive producer) discuss the hit series and preview what’s to come in Season Two. Q&A moderated by Kristin Dos Santos.

Starz: Ash vs. Evil Dead

Friday, July 10 • 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Original filmmakers Sam Raimi (executive producer, director, writer), Rob Tapert (executive producer), Bruce Campbell (executive producer and star of the series Ash), Ivan Raimi (co-exeuctive producer), and Craig DiGregorio (executive producer), along with Lucy Lawless (Ruby), discuss the highly anticipated new series and what fans can expect in the premiere season. Moderated by Scott Aukerman (creator/host of Comedy Bang! Bang! and co-creator/director of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifinakis).


The Modern Fairytale

Thursday, July 9 • 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Myth, legends, folk, and fairy tales make up some of the oldest and most treasured stories of human history. More than just entertainment, they teach lessons, preserve tradition, and influence entire generations. Heroes, heroines, dragons, faeries, genies, and demons live on in today’s popular fiction. Authors Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn), Laura Bickle (Dark Alchemy), Tonya Hurley (Hallowed), Julie Kagawa (Talon & Rogue), and Naomi Novik (Uprooted) discuss new works of fiction that borrow from these stories and other tales as old as time. Moderated by Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble, Nook Digital).

Authors of Epic Fantasy

Thursday, July 9 • 1:30pm – 2:30pm

How do you best describe stories of epic fantasy? Expansive worlds with long histories, huge casts of characters, political intrigue, massive battles, magic, legend, and much more: they are indeed epic! Authors Susan Dennard (Witchlands), Kate Elliott (Court of Fives), Raymond E. Feist (Magician’s End), Peter Orullian (Vault of Heaven), Jenna Rhodes (King of Assassins), and Marie Rutkoski (The Winner’s Curse) discuss their own works, as well as other popular series that have made epic fantasy one of pop culture’s most successful genres, with moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde.

Marvel: Women of Marvel

Sunday, July 12 • 11:15am – 12:15pm

From Ms. Marvel to the A-Force, from Twitter to Tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry. Plus, a surprise announcement or two. Panelists include content development director Sana Amanat, producer Judy Stephens, and other Mighty Marvel guests.


Comic-Con 2015 takes place Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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