As July quickly approaches, the collective geek community has one big thing on our minds: It’s almost time for Comic-Con!!!
San Diego Comic-Con, the most prominent comic-based convention in the country, will take place from July 19-22 in San Digeo, California. Most of our favorite TV networks, comic publishers, and movie studios will be present at the event to show off what they’ve got coming in the next year, and to give us plenty of opportunities to spend all of our money.
While the program schedule isn’t set quite yet, the announcements of who’s coming to the convention, and who’s staying home, are starting to trickle out little by little. To stay ahead of the game, we’re going to be keeping a running list of every thing that’s been confirmed for SDCC this year, and everything that’s made its absence official.
Keep checking back on this list in the coming weeks, as we will continue to update it when new information comes available.
By all accounts, many believed that Lucifer would be nothing but a fond memory by the time Comic-Con rolled around. However, thanks to Netflix, the show has a new life and will be appearing in San Diego this summer.
So far, it’s unclear as to what kind of presence Lucifer will have at the convention. A panel seems unlikely, considering the late entry. But there are various ways to make an impact at SDCC.
Either way, the cast and crew of Lucifer weren’t going to miss a chance to celebrate the return of the series, so they wouldn’t miss this year’s event.
After enjoying highly-praised first season on Syfy this year, Krytpton is once again making its way to San Diego Comic-Con. This time, it looks like the Superman prequel series could be a much bigger deal than it was last year.
Krypton will just one part of Syfy’s ever-growing presence at Comic-Con this year. The network is also bringing the likes of upcoming shows Nightflyers, from writer George R.R. Martin, and The Deadly Class.
The series has already been renewed for a second season, so fans weren’t entirely surprised to learn of its Comic-Con plans.
Marvel Studios will have a presence on the floor at Comic-Con, but this will be the first time in four years that the company behind the record-breaking Avengers franchise won’t be hosting a Hall H panel.
As you can imagine, Marvel’s choice to skip the convention is likely due to the studio wanting to keep as many details regarding Avengers 4 as hidden away as possible. Outside of a couple of sequels, very little is known about the post-Avengers 4 slate.
Kevin Feige noted that the studio wanted to “let the dust settle” on Infinity War. After seeing the movie, that phrase has a much more devastating meaning.
Warner Bros. always has a Hall H panel at Comic-Con and, while the presentation hasn’t been officially revealed by the studio, one of DC’s latest announcements revealed a hint of what’s to come.
Last week, Aquaman director James Wan tweeted out a message to fans that were hoping to see the film’s first trailer. He revealed that the debut trailer would be arriving at SDCC next month, so we know for sure that the studio will have a presence.
The other films that Warner Bros. could present include Fantastic Beasts: The Curse of Grindelwald, The Nun, Shazam!, The LEGO Movie 2, Godzilla: King of Monsters, Mowgli, and Shaft.
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, an animated DC film, will open in theaters a week after SDCC.
Like Marvel Studios, Game of Thrones has been a Comic-Con staple for a number of years. However, with an odd release schedule for its final season, Game of Thrones is sitting this one out.
The award-winning HBO series is currently in production on its final season, which won’t air until 2019. With so much secrecy surrounding the show’s last six episodes, and still plenty of time left until they actually air, it’s likely that the network isn’t ready to unveil any information this early on.
Depending on the release date of the final season, there’s always a chance Game of Thrones could return for a final SDCC visit next summer.
Game of Thrones may not be coming to Comic-Con, but George R.R. Martin’s works will still have a major presence.
Syfy is set to present one of its newest original series, Nightflyers.
The show is based on Martin’s novella of the same name, and follows the crew of a spaceship as they encounter alien life. It’s been described as a “haunted house story on a starship.”
Nightflyers is currently filming and is set to air its first season on Syfy later this year.
Along with Nightflyers and Krypton, Syfy is bringing Deadly Class to San Diego this summer.
Deadly Class is a new series based on the comics from Rick Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott. While Syfy has already released a teaser trailer from the pilot, and is hoping to make a significant splash at Comic-Con, the show isn’t set to premiere until 2019.
Remender shared a photo of a train that was painted up to advertise Deadly Class, teasing its first appearance at SDCC.
Catch the Deadly Class train in San Diego and you’re guaranteed a trip to wherever it was you were taking the train to. pic.twitter.com/auUVpWov8e
— Rick Remender (@Remender) June 13, 2018
HBO isn’t taking either one of its heavy-hitters to San Diego this year. Along with Game of Thrones, the hit sci-fi series Westworld is sitting this convention out.
This may not come as much of a surprise though, given the timing of SDCC. The Season 2 finale of Westworld is airing this coming Sunday, nearly a month before the convention takes place. There would be little for the show to offer fans in the way of a panel, considering work on Season 3 likely won’t have even started by then.
Last year, during a panel in Hall H, Westworld unveiled a very early teaser trailer for Season 2.
Last week, BBC America announced that Doctor Who would be coming to the convention again this summer, along with its brand new leading lady.
Jodie Whittaker is the first woman to ever play the iconic Time Lord, and she’ll be making her debut during this year’s presentation. The actress will be joined by co-stars Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, along with showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens.
It was initially announced that Chris Hardwick would be hosting the panel. However, he has since been removed from all SDCC panels and festivities due to a letter released by his ex-girlfriend, citing sexual and emotional abuse throughout their relationship.
A Walking Dead panel is usually a given at San Diego Comic-Con, but nothing had been announced regarding the show until this past week.
Like Doctor Who, the Walking Dead panel was set to be hosted by Chris Hardwick, which is no surprise given his work with the show on Talking Dead. AMC announced that Hardwick had been removed as the panel’s moderator.
The Walking Dead panel will have plenty to talk about this year, considering reports that the upcoming season will be the last for stars Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan.
With a new showrunner in Raven Metzner on board, Iron Fist has the opportunity to improve on a widely-panned first season.
It was earlier confirmed that at least actor Finn Jones — the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Danny Rand — would be attending SDCC to represent the Netflix show and it’s reasonable to think he’ll be accompanied by several cast and crew members including Metzner, Jessica Henwick, and Sacha Dhawan.
With Star Trek alum Alice Eve set to portray an undisclosed role in the show, a panel at the world’s biggest comic convention would be a great place to reveal who she’s playing.