For the first time since 2019, San Diego Comic-Con is back as an in-person convention, which means all of your favorite shows and movies will be there, revealing exclusive content and exciting new details. So far, we’ve had a taste of what to expect from Thursday’s panel schedule, including, William Shatner‘s panel on his upcoming documentary which is hosted by Kevin Smith, as well as a panel featuring the cast of the highly anticipated Teen Wolf film. We also know that Apple TV+ will debut at the convention with For all mankind and Breakupand Shazam! Fury of the gods and black adam will show up with exciting panels from Hall H. But what can conventioneers and FOMO fans expect from Friday’s lineup?
Earlier this week we learned that Prime Video would bring its time travel adventure paper girls at Comic-Con and that AMC would return to San Diego with its zombie-filled franchise The Walking Dead. Now that the full schedule is out, Friday is shaping up to be an exciting day filled with Marvel Studios panels on What if…? and Marvel ZombiesLucasfilm Publishing will be on hand to talk about their new star wars publishing projects, and even David Dastmalchian is part of a panel on his impressive career. And that’s just a preview of what to expect at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday!
Friday and Saturday tend to be the busiest days at SDCC, with the majority of the biggest panels are held in the infamous Hall H, and Friday is sure to feature an impressive slate of panels, interactive programming, and exciting announcements. Here are the best panels and events happening on Fridays!
Head of Streaming, Television and Animation at Marvel Studios Brad Winderbaum; visual development manager Ryan Meinerding; and special guests dive into all things animation with exclusive looks at X-Men 97, Marvel Zombies, What if…? season 2, and more.
- 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (Ballroom 20)
CMA Tales of the Living Dead
Introducing a new series within The Walking Dead Universe, cast and creatives discuss the anthology of life and death, high-stakes survival within Tales of the living dead. The cast will appear to discuss their exploration of unique stories in these standalone episodes focusing on new and established characters from the walker apocalypse. The creators will share their thoughts on telling unique episodes, and the cast will share behind-the-scenes anecdotes about those stories. Plus, watch the series’ trailer premiere.
- 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Hall H)
by Genndy Tartakovsky Primitive Season 2 Discussion and Q&A
After winning five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Animated Program, Primal by Genndy Tartakovsky returns to adult swimming. Animation legend Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) and artistic director Scott Wills (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack) dive deep into the second season of the acclaimed animated adventure.
- 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (Indigo Ballroom)
Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away. . .
From the days of the glorious High Republic to the era of Rebellion to the fearsome First Order, join some of Lucasfilm Publishing’s star authors as they discuss stories from across the Star Wars saga, including revelations, announcements and peeks. With Kristine Baver (Time limit), Cecile Castellucci (Star Wars: Moving Target), Adam Christopher (Shadow of the Sith), Claudia Gray (The High Republic: The Fallen Star), George Mann (The High Republic: Quest for the Hidden City), Beth Revis (The Princess and the Villain), Cavan Scott (The High Republic: The Rising Storm), and Kiersten White (padawan). Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Michael Siglain.
- 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Room 7AB)
From Amazon Studios, Legendary Television and Plan B comes paper girls, a coming-of-age sci-fi adventure series based on the bestselling graphic novels by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. The cast, creators, and executive producers present an in-depth look at what to expect from this Prime Video series, which debuts on July 29. paper girls is a high-stakes personal journey that follows four paper girls – Erin, Mac, Tiffany and KJ – who are on their early morning delivery route after Halloween 1988 when caught in the crossfire between time travelers at war, changing the course of their lives forever. Transported into the future, these girls must find a way to return to the past, a journey that will bring them face to face with adult versions of themselves and the Old Watch, a militant faction of time travelers. who banned time travel so they could stay in power. To survive, the girls will have to overcome their differences and learn to trust and trust each other.
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Ballroom 20)
CMA The Walking Dead
Cast and creatives of the flagship series The Walking Dead discuss the highly anticipated remaining episodes of the decade-long doomsday drama. Celebrate the monumental journey of this beloved series and characters as we follow their arcs in the final eight episodes of this epic final season coming to AMC and AMC+ this fall. Plus, a preview of the official trailer for the upcoming finale episodes.
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Hall H)
The Emmy-winning FOX animated series Bob’s Burgers makes its triumphant return to San Diego right after the critically acclaimed release of Bob’s Burgers movie. Creator and Executive Producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Nora Smith, and director/producer Bernard Derriman will announce the news of the upcoming season. The always entertaining cast, including H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz, and larry murphy– will have you screaming with laughter with never-before-seen footage followed by a lively panel discussion and Q&A with the audience.
- 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Indigo Ballroom)
stranger things Books
Enter inside out with the authors Adam Christopher (Stranger Things: Darkness Around Town), Suy Davies (Stranger Things: Lucas on the Line), Jody Houser (Stranger Things: Science Camp), and audiobook narrator Reginald James (Stranger Things: Lucas on the Line) discuss their official stranger things books and graphic novels based on the hit series. Moderated by Elisabeth Schäfer (Editorial Director, Random House Worlds).
- 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Room 29CD)
The Multiverse by David Dastmalchian
Actor David Dastmalchian (Dunes, The Suicide Squad, Ant-Man) talks about his experience crossing over between fandoms and franchises and how it affected his career and his outlook on the craft – how much was planned and what was a surprise. As “The Man Who Walks Between Worlds”, David even created his own universe series at Dark Horse Comics, Earl Crowley, closing the loop from consumer to player to creator. With roles in several installments of the DC and Marvel Universes, as well as classic sci-fi and horror, which universe could be next on David’s list? The Hollywood journalistit is Aaron’s Sofa will moderate.
- 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Room 5AB)
FX’ Little demon Exclusive pre-series preview and Q&A
It has long been prophesied that a malevolent force will alter the universe for the rest of time, and you can get a front row seat! FXX celebrates its new animated comedy, Little demon, heading to the metaphysical realm of San Diego ahead of its premiere later this summer. Thirteen years after being impregnated by Satan (Danny DeVito), a reluctant mother, Laura (Aubrey Plaza), and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy (Lucy DeVito), attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware but are constantly thwarted by forces monstrous, especially Satan, who aspires to keep his daughter’s soul. Actors Danny DeVito, Aubrey Plaza, and Lucy DeVito and creators Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner, and Kieran Valla join the executive producer Dan Harmon for an exclusive screening, followed by an otherworldly Q&A.
- 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (Indigo Ballroom)
FX Archer Exclusive Season 13 Screening and Q&A
Archer, the award-winning animated comedy series, returns to San Diego to celebrate its upcoming 13th season! This year, Archer and The Agency have been acquired by the spy conglomerate known as The IIA and are struggling to find their identities. Will they be able to retain their independence or will they succumb to their corporate overlords? There will be an exclusive screening of the Season 13 opener, followed by a lively Q&A with H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis.
- 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Indigo Ballroom)
Princess Mononoke 25th anniversary screening
Hot Topic joins the special guest Checkerboard Krogh for the Studio Ghibli 25th Anniversary Screening Princess Mononoke, exclusive announcements, and more.
- 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. (Room 6A)
For the full Thursday schedule at San Diego Comic-Con, check out the website.