The moment is finally here! The official San Diego Comic-Con schedule is out!
So far we only know what Preview Night and Thursday have to offer (schedules for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will release over the next few days) but we already see a ton of standouts.
On Wednesday (Preview Night) attendees will be treated to sneak peek pilot screenings of The Flash, Constantine, iZombie, and Teen Titans Go!
As for Thursday, there are plenty of panels worth mentioning:
10:00am – 24 – Jack is back at Comic-Con, damn it! Kiefer Sutherland takes the stage to celebrate 24‘s most iconic moments and highlights of Jack Bauer’s triumphant return in 24: Live Another Day. Catch the exclusive sneak peek at highly anticipated Blu-ray and DVD featurette, Worlds Collide, illustrating how the pulse-pounding storytelling was created for this thrilling new season. Screening and discussion moderated by executive producer Jon Cassar to be followed by Q&A. Ballroom 20.
11:15am – Under The Dome: Panel and Exclusive Sneak Preview – The hit summer series is back for its second season, bigger than ever with higher stakes and catastrophic developments that leave no one safe under the dome. The inhabitants of Chester’s Mill must decide who to rally behind as Big Jim continues to fight for the town’s trust and allegiance, all while resources dwindle and the post-apocalyptic conditions continue to intensify. There are new faces, bigger mysteries, betrayal of alliances, and monumental revelations about the dome, which will lead to a shocking discovery of what is behind it. Journey back under the dome, where you can’t always believe what you see and nothing is impossible. An exclusive sneak preview at what’s to come in season 2 will be followed by a panel discussion with the cast: Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight), Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, and Mackenzie Lintz, along with executive producer Neal Baer. Ballroom 20.
11:15am – Toy Story That Time Forgot – Calling all Toy Story fans! ABC and Disney•Pixar present an exclusive first look at the upcoming holiday special, Toy Story That Time Forgot. Executive producer Galyn Susman (Toy Story OF TERROR!), director Steve Purcell (Brave), and head of story Derek Thompson (WALL•E) give you an exclusive inside look at the sketches, storyboards, and concepts that went into the making of this Disney•Pixar special! Room 6A.
11:30am – DreamWorks Animation – TBA at the moment but likely to be something from one of these future releases: Considering that Jack Black will already be in attendance for the Goosebumps movie panel later in the day, I have a strong feeling Kung Fu Panda 3 might be a topic of discussion. Hall H.
12:30 – Sony Pictures Entertainment – Get your first look at two of next summer’s most anticipated films. First, Scholastic’s iconic book series Goosebumps, written by R. L. Stine, has already captured the world’s imagination-selling over 400 million books worldwide. Now it’s coming to the big screen, with Jack Black starring as the author himself and Rob Letterman directing. Jack and Rob will tell you all about how Stine’s monsters are coming to life on the big screen. The film hits theaters on August 7, 2015. Then, stay tuned as director Chris Columbus has a special video announcement about his upcoming film Pixels, starring Adam Sandler (in theaters May 15, 2015) -You’ll find out how one lucky Comic-Con badge-holder might win a chance to be a part of the movie. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
1:30pm – Comedy Central: Key & Peele and Introducing Moonbeam City! – Key & Peele stars Keegan- Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who are best known for their impressive ability for improv, celebrity impressions, and conjuring up original characters including “Obama and Luther,” “The Valet Guys,” “Mr. Garvey, the Substitute Teacher” and the players from the annual “East/West College Bowl.” Whether it’s satirizing the President, spoofing musical acts, or taking on religion, Key & Peele showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world. Join the stars of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele as they go behind the scenes, reveal details on their upcoming new season, and more! Panel to be moderated by actor and comedian, Tom Lennon. – The party continues with a FIRST EVER look at Comedy Central’s newest animated series Moonbeam City. Moonbeam City is an absurdist take on the gritty, sex-drenched crime dramas from the 1980s. The series follows undercover detective Dazzle Novak (voiced by Rob Lowe), a handsome idiot who commits more crimes than most criminals. His tyrannical chief, Pizzaz Miller (Elizabeth Banks), won’t get off his back, and hotshot rookie Rad Cunningham (Will Forte) is dying to see him fail. With the world against him, Dazzle is thrust into a living nightmare: having to do actual police work. Join series creator and executive producer, Scott Gairdner and the voice of Dazzle, Rob Lowe, as they reveal details for the first time on Comedy Central’s next big animated series! Panel to be moderated by Moonbeam City head-writer, Tommy Blacha. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
2:15pm – Greendale Forever: TV Guide Magazine’s Tribute To Community – Will “six seasons and a movie” come true? Has Greendale Community College been saved? What happens next to Jeff Winger and the study group? Moderator Michael Schneider, TV Guide magazine’s executive editor, joins Community creator Dan Harmon and members of the cast and producers as they recap last season (including Dan’s heralded return to the show) and discuss what the future holds for this fan-favorite comedy. Ballroom 20.
3:00pm – Paramount Pictures – Paramount Pictures will provide an inside look at their upcoming films. Attendees will view exclusive footage presented by special guests and hear the latest news for some of the year’s most anticipated movies! – If we wanted to speculate maybe we’ll see some new stuff from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, even better would be something from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar or maybe Hot Tub Time Machine 2. In a perfect world we’d see some Terminator: Genesis footage and maybe some concrete news about Mission: Impossible 5 or Beverly Hills Cop 4. My point is that Paramount is working on a shitload of sequels. Hall H.
6:00pm – Batman ’66 – Holy Bat Panels! Get all the details on the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment reunites pop iconsAdam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar on the Hall H stage for a Bat-tastic look at Batman: The Complete TV Series. The actors behind Batman, Robin. and Catwoman, along with moderator Ralph Garman, will give you an inside sneak peek at all the exclusive content within this blockbuster home entertainment release, as well as exhibiting dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series. Batman: The Complete TV Series will be released in November 2014. Hall H.
6:00pm – Goonies Never Say Die – With Richard Donner’s announcement that a sequel to his beloved 1985 classic The Goonies is on the way, join Goonies cast members to explore how it became an iconic movie for an entire generation, why the film has stood the test of time, and possible insights into the much anticipated sequel. Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) moderates a panel of cast members and special surprise guests, including a Q&A session. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Bayfront.
7:15pm – Sharknado 2: The Second One – Get your chainsaws ready! A Sharknado is about to hit the Big Apple. Sharknado 2: The Second One stars Ian Ziering (Fin Shepard), Tara Reid (April Wexler), Kari Wuhrer (Ellen Brody), and Judah Friedlander (Bryan) and director Anthony C. Ferrante take you into the eye of the social media and pop culture storm of the century. Get exclusive details on Syfy’s global blockbuster, which will ravage nearly 90 countries, this July. Room 6BCF.
There are a billion other things going on as well, so for the full Thursday schedule head over to the Comic-Con website for all the details.