WB DC Panels For Comic-Con 2017; Ben Affleck Confirmed & More


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WB released the panel schedule for this week’s Comic-Con, which includes their Justice League movies, The CW shows Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, their animated series, DC Comics and more.

Here is the full schedule:

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6:00PM – 10:00PM 

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television Group proudly continue the annual Preview Night tradition with an exclusive pilot screening of Deception, plus exclusive video presentations of some of the most highly anticipated series of the 2017-18 television season—Krypton and Black Lightning—as well as a brand-new hour-long episode of Teen Titans Go! and special surprises. (Ballroom 20)



10:00am – 11:00am
“DC Collectibles”
Limited-edition statues, action figures, prop replicas, busts, vinyl . . . DC Collectibles has them all-and more! Join the DC Collectibles crew, including Jim Fletcher (executive director, DC Collectibles), Shawn Knapp (senior art director, DC Collectibles), Brian Walters (art director, DC Collectibles), and artists Katherine BrannockSho MuraseHaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulique, and Chris Uminga to hear how they come up with so many great products and fill you in on what’s coming up. (Room 9)

10:00am – 11:00am
“DC Icons: Blockbuster YA Authors Meet Iconic DC Superheroes”
Bestselling authors of some of today’s most popular YA novels- Leigh Bardugo (Wonder Woman: Warbringer), Marie Lu (Batman: Nightwalker), and Matt de la Peña (the forthcoming Superman novel) discuss reimagining these heroes in their YA novels for the DC Icons series. Hear them talk about their individual adaptations of the famous comic characters and writing in the DC universe. (Room 23ABC)


10:00am – 11:00am
“Teen Titans Go!”

New episode! New episode! New episode! The Titans are back at it again with another fun-filled panel to kick off your Comic-Con weekend. Producers and members of the voice cast will answer your questions and premier a Titan-sized special one-hour episode. Produced by Warner Bros. AnimationTeen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network. (Room 6A)

10:00am – 11:00am
“The Future is Female: Women in Animation”
Marge Dean (WIA co-president, GM at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios), Molly Mason-Boulé (VP content group, Electronic Arts Worldwide Studios), Maggie Malone (VP, creative affairs, Walt Disney Animation Studios), and Jinko Gotoh (executive producer, The Lego Movie Sequel, Warner Animation Group) discuss female creative talent by format, unconscious bias, and the goal of obtaining 50-50 by 2025, with women sharing equally in the creation, production, and rewards of animation. (Room 7AB)


10:00am – 10:50am
“The 5th Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero”

This panel offers a behind-the-scenes look at the music of today’s biggest superhero film and TV projects, with unreleased film clips and never-before-heard music. Participating composers include Lorne Balfe (The LEGO Batman Movie), David Russo (Gotham), Mark Isham (Cloak & Dagger), Marco Beltrami (LoganThe Wolverine), Brian Tyler (The MummyPower Rangers) and Ludwig Göransson (Black PantherDeath Wish), moderated by Ray Costa. Posters, signed CDs, and other merchandise will be given to audience members who participate in the Q&A. (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)

11:00am – 12:00pm
“Batman: The Animated Podcast LIVE!”
Justin Michael (Netflix’s Buddy Thunderstruck, Amazon’s Danger & Eggs) hosts a live episode of the hit podcast with a 25th anniversary celebration of the legendary cartoon Batman: The Animated Series. Featuring an interview and Q&A with Kevin Conroy (the voice of Batman), plus more surprise guests who worked on the show and helped make it an instant classic and definitive take on the Dark Knight. (Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library)


11:00am – 12:00pm
“Monsters, Mutants, and Mysteries: Sights and Sounds”

Featuring panelists Matthew Jensen (cinematographer, Wonder WomanGame of Thrones), Michael A. Levine (composer, Lego DC Superhero Girls: Brain Drain), Jake Monaco (composer, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo), Derek Spears (Emmy-winning Senior VFX Supervisor, Game of Thrones) and Gary Kordan (production designer, GhostedKey & Peele). Hear from the creative talent behind your favorite dragons, superheroes, and cartoons. (Room 29AB)


11:15am – 12:15pm
“Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A”

our favorite character from The LEGO Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts, and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism—she is one kitty not to be crossed. Producers and members of the voice cast will give a sneak peek at this new series and explain how Unikitty and her friends will make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever! Produced by Warner Bros. AnimationUnikitty! is coming soon to Cartoon Network. (Room 6A)

11:30am – 12:30pm
“DC All Access”
Meet the folks behind the hit program that is all about your favorite topic: DC! Tiffany SmithJason InmanWhitney MooreHector Navarro…the names you’ve come to know and love will be here sharing behind-the-scenes tidbits and all-out DC fun! (Room 6DE)


12:30pm – 1:30pm
“Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A”

Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A”
Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics superheroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun, and action in Justice League Action. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes are up to any challenge. Producers and members of the voice cast will be on hand to screen an all-new episode as well as participate in a Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. AnimationJustice League Action airs Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. (Room 6A)

12:45pm – 1:45pm
“Spotlight on Jim Lee”
DC Entertainment publisher Jim Lee (BatmanJustice LeagueSuicide SquadSuperman Unchained) talks about his 30+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Comics’ characters to life. (Room 6DE)

“Visit Warner Archive at Famous Monsters of Filmland”
The folks behind Famous Monsters of Filmland invited Daniel Ferranti and Matthew Patterson of the Warner Archive to their booth to hand out some posters and discs to anyone who shows up to say hello—and with our slate of classic monsters making their way to Blu-ray, what team up could be more fitting? (Booth #1621)

2:00pm – 3:00pm
“DC Meet the Publishers”
Dan DiDio and Jim Lee are the driving forces behind DC Universe Rebirth, Vertigo, MAD, DC’s Young Animal, Dark Matter, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you unique access to the leaders of a fan-favorite comic book line! (Room 6DE)


2:15pm – 3:15pm
“DC Universe Original Movies 10th Anniversary”

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment celebrates a decade of animated DC Entertainment-infused films with an exciting panel in conjunction with the release of the DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection, a comprehensive box set of the films, shorts, dazzling new enhanced content, and a few exclusive collectible items, coming in fall 2017. Producers Bruce Timm (Superman: Doomsday, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and James Tucker (Justice League: War, Justice League Dark) and co-producers/screenwriters Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and Jim Krieg(Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) will lead a panel discussion that will include actors Kevin Conroy (Batman and Harley Quinn), Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke), John DiMaggio (Batman: Under the Red Hood), Vanessa Marshall (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths), Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty, Justice League vs. Teen Titans), and some very special guests. Moderator Gary Miereanu will have some very exclusive gifts for the most intelligent, inquisitive fans. (Room 6BCF)

3:15pm – 4:15pm
“DC: Geoff Johns”
Superstar DC writer, president, and chief creative officer Geoff Johns is on hand for an all-access, in-depth discussion. This program will give you insight to one of the genre’s most influential people. With the upcoming Doomsday Clock, there will be much to cover! (Room 6DE)

4:00pm – 5:00pm
“The Forgotten Trio: Letterers, Inkers, and Colorists”
A follow-up to last year’s success, Jessica Tseang (founder The Comic Book Girl, Little Geek Girls) leads a discussion with Dave Lanphear (letterer DC Comics Future Quest Showcase, Matt Wagner’s Mage), Le Beau Underwood (inker Marvel’s Deadpool, Spider-man, DC Comics Suicide Squad), Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist DC Comics Batman 66, Archie Comics Reggie and Me), Veronica Gandini (DC Comics Rebirth: Red Hood and the Outlaws, Marvel Comics The Mighty Thor), and other comic book veterans, on how the industry can change, the importance of their work, a brief look into their daily lives, and how to break into their career. There will also be a Q&A for budding colorists, inkers and letterers. (Room 9)


4:15pm – 5:15pm
“Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Remastered and Ready for Blu-Ray”

Warner Archive Collection celebrates its 25th anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series with a look back at the landmark animated theatrical release, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, which is making its Blu-ray debut this year. Bruce Wayne and Batman are forced to confront issues on several fronts as Bruce deals with the return of his lost love-Andrea Beaumont-while Batman is accused of being the mysterious vigilante knocking off prominent Gotham mob figures. While the city demands Batman be brought to justice, the Joker arrives on the scene to further complicate matters, determined to annihilate his old archenemy, this new vigilante, or both. Superhero animation guru and executive producer Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, legendary Batman voice Kevin Conroy, co-screenwriter Alan Burnett, and Warner Archive Podcast hosts D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson will offer a glimpse at the remastered footage and discuss the creation of this beloved thriller. And, as always, moderator Gary Miereanu will have WAC giveaways for some lucky fans. Warner Archive Collection will make Batman: Mask of the Phantasm available on Blu-ray starting July 25 at your favorite online retailers. (Room 6A)

4:30pm – 5:30pm
“Mad About MAD”
MAD, the country’s number-one-selling humor magazine (in a field of one), is dumber than ever! Join longtime MAD magazine editor John Ficarra and art director Sam Viviano for a ridiculous peek at what’s happening at the magazine and an epically moronic Q&A that’s bound to be, well, MAD ! (Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions!) (Room 8)

5:00pm – 6:00pm
“DC Art Masters: Drawing DC”
Class is in session as some of the greatest artists in the industry take this panel to school with an in-depth look at their creative process. DC Entertainment is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive all-access look at what it’s like drawing DC! (Room 11)

5:00pm – 6:00pm
“IGN’s Game Changers: Nerds Win. What’s Next?”
IGN brings together the most brilliant minds from the worlds of film, TV, games, and comics-the “game changers” for their industries-and has them talk about their craft, what they think are the most interesting trends in each medium, and where they see their respective industries going next. Geoff Johns (DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer), Hideo Kojima (Kojima Productions founder and creator of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding), Gale Anne Hurd (executive producer of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and Falling Water), and Carlton Cuse (executive producer of The Strain, Colony, Jack Ryan) will participate in a Q&A moderated by IGN’s Terri Schwartz. (Room 7AB)

6:00pm – 7:00pm
“DC: Too Tough Trivia or Stump the Writers”
Think you know everything from Crisis on Infinite Earths to Flashpoint to Rebirth? Come by and test your knowledge of the DC Universe from its inception all the way to Dark Days against DC’s finest minds to win some exclusive prizes! (Room 5AB)

6:45pm – 7:45pm
“The LEGO Ninjago Movie”


n this big screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, a.k.a. the Green Ninja (Dave Franco), along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu. (Room 6A)

7:00pm – 8:00pm
“DC Comics Goes Steampunk”
Taking mashups to the next level, you’ll learn how to take your favorite DC Comic heroes and villains and transform them into Steampunk fan art and costumes! This panel will have everything you need to get your Aquaman to Zatanna mashups put together. Plus, all the how-to’s to get your Harleys, Jokers, and Wonder Women cosplays reinvented in epic Steampunk style. Panelists include Diana Given, Dean LeCrone, Bob Mogg, R. J. Perez; moderated by Anastasia Hunter (chair, Gaslight Steampunk Expo). (Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina)


“Film/TV Podcast Greet and Meet Up”
Make your way to the Gaslamp to hang out with podcasters behind Battleship PretensionCriterion Cast and Warner Archive for a night of heated discussion about the pop culture we all may care a little too much about. And if you swing by, be sure to grab some exclusive Warner Archive swag… As always, everyone is welcome! (Bootlegger 804 Market St.)



10:00am – 11:00am
“The Big Bang Theory Special Video Presentation and Q&A”

The Big Bang Theory returns to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season 10 and behind the scenes of TV’s #1 comedy for a special 10th anniversary panel. From the introduction of Penny’s family, to the baby, to that season finale moment that left fans hanging (What will Amy say?), join folks from the show for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. TelevisionThe Big Bang Theory returns for season 11 this fall, premiering Monday, September 25 at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang TheoryThe Complete Tenth Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this fall. (Hall H)

10:00am – 11:00am
“Young Justice Q&A”
Young Justice is back! Series producers and key members of the creative team will be on hand to answer your burning questions about the first two seasons of this beloved fan-favorite series; and, if you’re lucky, you might learn a thing or two about the highly anticipated Young Justice: Outsiders. (Room 6BCF)

11:15am – 12:15pm
“DC Universe Rebirth”
DC Universe Rebirth has taken the industry by storm. The universe has been restored with hope and optimism, engaging storylines, and dynamic characters. Come discover more about your favorite DC superheroes, plus hear from the talented teams bringing these stories to life! (Room 6DE)


11:15am – 12:15pm
“iZOMBiE Special Video Presentation and Q&A”

Everyone’s favorite zom-com-rom-dram is back! After the heart-stopping events of the iZombie season finale, the secret is out: The public is no longer in the dark about the existence of zombies. With Seattle now under zombie control at the hands of Fillmore-Graves, Ravi’s search for a cure and vaccine for zombie-ism is now more dire than ever. Be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for Liv and the gang in season 4. See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright(Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allredfor Vertigo from DC EntertainmentiZombie returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. iZombie: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this fall. (Ballroom 20)


12:30pm – 1:30pm
“The 100”

More than six years have passed since Praimfaya ravaged the planet and killed most of the human race. As Clarke waits to hear from the group on the Ark or in the bunker, a new mystery drops from the sky. Who is in the arriving ship, and are they friends or enemies? One thing is certain: Clarke is now the Grounder! Be among the first to find out what’s in store for season 5. Join in for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. TelevisionThe 100 returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. The 100: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 18. (Ballroom 20)

1:00pm – 2:00pm
“Behind the Music: Fantasy, Fiction, and Fandom”
Some of the top composers around will give insight on how they contribute to many of the most popular fantasy/fiction titles in the TV and film worlds. Panelists include Blake Neely (composer, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale), Jeff Russo (composer, Legion, Fargo), Sean Callery (composer, Jessica Jones, Homeland, 24), Mac Quayle (composer, Mr. Robot, American Horror Story, Feud), Kris Bowers (composer, Dear White People) and Siddhartha Khosla (composer, This Is Us, The Runaways), and with celebrity moderators Rachel Keller (Legion, Fargo) and Jeremie Harris (Legion, The Get Down). (Room 29AB)

1:45pm – 2:45pm
“DC’s DARK NIGHTS: METAL and Dark Matter”
The team behind Dark Nights: Metal, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, are here to talk about DC’s hottest event! They are joined by Dark Matter contributors Steve Orlando, Philip Tan, James Tynion IV, Robert Venditti, and others in this revealing session. (Room 6DE)


2:00pm – 3:00pm
“Middle-earth: Shadow of War”

Delve into the depths of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed open-world action adventure Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, as Talion and Celebrimbor go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron. See and hear new details about the game from panelists Michael de Plater (vice president, creative, Monolith Productions; Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor), Troy Baker (actor, Middle-earth: Shadow of War performance capture director; Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor), along with actors Kumail Nanjiani(The Big Sick, Silicon Valley), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead), Laura Bailey (Injustice 2, Critical Role), moderator Matt Mercer (Critical Role), and some surprise guests. Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be released October 10. (Room 6BCF)

3:00pm – 4:00pm
“Vertigo: Creator Spotlight”
Comics’ most innovative imprint puts the creator in the spotlight! Come witness the evolution of Vertigo in this glimpse back at its rich history and peek forward at some of the incredible things to come. The star-studded lineup features Academy Award-winner John Ridley with a few huge surprise guests! (Room 6DE)


3:15pm – 4:00pm
“Mike Tyson Mysteries”

It was a unanimous victory last time, but Iron Mike Tyson is taking on Comic-Con again, and this rematch is sure to live up to all the hype. Currently in its third season of solving mysteries, the Mike Tyson Mystery Team has all-new episodes airing on Adult Swim. Join Mike Tyson, fellow voice cast member Rachel Ramras (The Looney Tunes Show), and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show) for an exclusive look at upcoming episodes. Moderated by Matt Fowler, TV writer for IGN. (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)

4:15pm – 5:15pm
“DC from Page to Screen”
Never before has DC been more popular in TV, video games, home videos, and movie theaters. And with an impressive film slate and countless shows in series and production, it has never been a better time to be a DC fan! Join the people behind the scenes who translate the page to the screen in this must-see panel that shows how your favorite stories and characters come to life! (Room 6DE)

4:30pm – 5:30pm
“Comic-Con How-To: Draw with Jim Lee”
DC Entertainment’s
 publisher Jim Lee (Batman, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Superman Unchained) will demonstrate the drawing techniques he uses when creating artwork for comic books. He will answer questions from the audience and share advice. (Room 2)

5:30pm – 6:30pm
“DC’s Young Animal”
Be here to delve further into the world of Young Animal, the DC imprint led by My Chemical Romance frontman and bestselling comics writer Gerard Way (Doom Patrol), with many of his topnotch collaborators, including Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl), Jody Houser (Mother Panic), Jon Rivera (Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye), and others. (Room 5AB)


6:00pm – 7:00pm
“People of Earth Video Presentation and Q&A”

The TBS sci-fi comedy series People of Earth, from Emmy-winning executive producers Conan O’Brien (Conan) and Greg Daniels (The Office) and creator David Jenkins, brings an all-new season of less-than-perfect aliens, botched abductions, and extraterrestrial investigation as Ozzie (Wyatt Cenac) and the StarCrossed group of alien “experiencers” living in the small town of Beacon, NY, continue their journey for truth. Complicating matters this season “both above and on Earth” is the arrival of a new alien on the spaceship, as well as a smart and dedicated FBI investigator (Nasim Pedrad) who heads to Beacon on a mission to track down fugitive CEO Jonathan Walsh (Michael Cassidy). Join cast members Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Ken Hall, and Björn Gustafsson along with series producers for an exclusive screening of the season 2 premiere episode, followed by a Q&A discussion covering what’s next in this all-new season. Produced by Conaco LLC in association with Warner Horizon Scripted TelevisionPeople of Earth returns to TBS with all-new episodes on July 24 at 10:30/9:30c. (Room 6A)


7:00pm – 9:00pm
“World Premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn”

Animation legend Bruce Timm returns to his Batman: The Animated Series roots with an original tale to mark the 30th entry in the popular DC Universe Original Movies series. Batman and Harley Quinn finds the Dark Knight and Nightwing having their patience tested to the limit when they take a road trip with Harley Quinn to track down her old pal, Poison Ivy—who has some interesting ideas about saving the planet, with or without humanity. Be in the audience for the world premiere, then stick around for silliness on a panel that features executive producer and co-screenwriter Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke), voice of Batman Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), voice of Poison Ivy Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), voice of Nightwing Loren Lester (Rock ’n’ Roll High School), director Sam Liu (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), and co-screenwriter Jim Krieg(Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Moderator Gary Miereanu will follow DCU premiere traditions with special announcements, exclusive prizes for a few lucky fans, and a few potential surprises. Batman and Harley Quinn will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD on August 15 and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 29. (Ballroom 20)

9:30pm – 11:00pm
“Encore Screening: Batman and Harley Quinn”
Whether you missed the premiere or just can’t wait to see it again, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is happy to provide a second helping of the new DC Universe Original Movie, Batman and Harley Quinn, which will be available on Digital HD on August 15 and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 29. (Ballroom 20)




10:00am – 10:50am
“Boomerang: Saturday Morning Cartoons”

Start Saturday morning the way you’re supposed to-with cartoons! Voice talent heavy hitters Bob Bergen, Jeff Bergman, and Kari Wahlgren discuss iconic Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barberacharacters and their latest roles in Boomerang’s new classics like New Looney Tunes and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. There will be games for the kids, trivia for the animation experts, prizes for everyone, and a first look at the newest show coming to Boomerang, Wacky Races! That’s not all, folks: Attendees will receive a 30-day free trial to the new Boomerang premium streaming service! (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)

10:00am – 11:00am
“DC’s Justice For All”
Be here as the creative folks behind your favorite Justice League characters take center stage. Tony Daniel (JLA), Dan Jurgens (Action Comics), Tom King (Batman), Steve Orlando (Justice League of America), John Semper Jr. (Cyborg), Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman), Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman), Brad Walker (Aquaman), and Joshua Williamson (Flash) have a lot to share about your favorite DC superheroes and their fight for justice! (Room 6DE)


11:00am – 11:45am
“Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A”

Following the shocking first season finale, join Archie and the gang as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what once looked like a quiet, sleepy town. The circumstances surrounding Fred’s shooting kick off the mystery of season 2. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Riverdale ‘s season 2 premiere airs Wednesday, October 11, at 9/8c on The CW, Riverdale: The Complete First Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 15. (Ballroom 20)

11:15am – 12:15pm
“DC Essential”
New to comics? Are you at the convention because you’re a fan of great DC TV, movies, video games, or other media? Bingeing a season of The Flash leave you wanting to know more about the source material? Well, look no further; this is the program for you, as a panel of experts are on hand to help you along your journey through the wonderful world of comics! (Room 6DE)

11:30am – 12:30pm
“Warner Archive’s Monsters From Hell”
Warner Archive Collection
, Trailers From Hell & Famous Monsters of Filmland join forces to spotlight some of the most beloved (and sometimes overlooked) monster/dinosaur films of the past 70 years. Revel in WAC’s high-definition remastering of cult classics ranging from When Dinosaurs Ruled the EarthThe Valley of GwangiDemon Seed and From Hell It Came to some soon-to-be-released on Blu-ray surprises. Trailers From Hell film gurus Mike Mendez (Big a– Spider, Tales of Halloween), Darren Bousman (Saw II, Saw II, Saw IV), and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence) join WAC podcasters Matthew Patterson & DW Ferranti to delve deep into insights, stories and glimpses behind the scenes of these fan favorites. Gary Miereanu moderates the proceedings. (Room 5AB)


11:30am – 1:30pm
“Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation”

Warner Bros. Pictures will light up Hall H with a presentation showcasing some of its eagerly awaited upcoming releases, with exclusive footage and revealing conversations, helmed by master of ceremonies Chris Hardwick. The lineup includes director Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, based on the hugely popular Ernest Cline novel, with stars Tye SheridanOlivia CookeBen Mendelsohn, and T.J. Miller, author/co-screenwriter Cline, co-screenwriter Zak Penn, and Spielberg on the panel; the long-awaited Blade Runner 2049, Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to the cult classic, which takes us 30 more years into the future, with stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford as well as Ana de ArmasSylvia HoeksRobin WrightLennie James and Mackenzie Davis, writers Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and the film’s director, Denis Villeneuve; and the greatest superheroes of the DC universe, united for the first time on the big screen, with stars Ben AffleckGal GadotJason MomoaEzra Miller and Ray Fisher talking all things Justice League, as well as an early look at director James Wan’s Aquaman. (Hall H)


12:00pm – 1:00pm
“The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A”

The Originals returns for a fifth season with more supernatural intrigue, romance, and bloodshed in The Big Easy. Join executive producer Julie Plec and series stars for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called CompanyAlloy EntertainmentWarner Bros. Television and CBS Television StudiosThe Originals will air midseason on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 29. (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)

12:00pm – 1:00pm
“The Production Designer: Architect of Imagination”
The production designer reads 100 pages of nothing but words on paper and then must literally dream up the most perfect of all possible worlds in which the tale should take place. And following that, the designer must gather and organize an army of artists who, over months or years, in plaster or in pixels, will somehow render that design for the big screen. Panelists include Patrick Tatopoulos (Justice LeagueBatman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Oliver Scholl (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Suicide Squad), Françoise Audouy (Logan, Dracula Untold) and Hannah Beachler (Moonlight, Black Panther), moderated by John Muto (Home Alone, Species). (Room 23ABC)

12:30pm – 1:30pm
“DC’s Harley Quinn: Celebrating 25 Years”
Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Harleen Quinzel made her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, and what a debut it was! An instant fan favorite-and her popularity has been meteoric ever since! Come celebrate her first appearance anniversary with some of the key contributors to this modern icon. (Room 6DE)

1:00pm – 2:00pm
“Archie Comics Forever: Riverdale and Beyond”
Celebrate the new era of Archie Comics with news and announcements about your favorite Archie titles and The CW’s hit Riverdale TV show. Featuring Jon Goldwater, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa,Mike Pellerito, Alex Segura, Dan Parent, Jesse Goldwater, and others. (Room 4)

1:15pm – 1:45pm
“Krypton Special Video Presentation and Q&A”
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Kryptonfollows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe of The Halcyon, Florence Foster Jenkins)-whose House of El was ostracized and shamed-as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Krypton, based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, will debut in 2018 on SYFY. (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)

1:45pm – 3:15pm
“DC Celebrates Wildstorm’s 25th Anniversary”
It’s been 25 years since Jim Lee’ s WildStorm first made its mark on the comics landscape with such memorable and innovative titles as WildC.A.T.s, Gen13, Stormwatch, and Deathblow, to name a few. Join Jim Lee and former WildStorm staffers and talented contributors including Ryan Benjamin, Lee Bermejo, J. Scott Campbell, Carlos D’Anda, Sandra Hope, Dustin Nguyen, Alex Sinclair, and others for a fun trip down memory lane! (Room 6DE)


1:50pm – 2:50pm
“Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A”

The climactic events of the Lucifer season finale left us wondering where in the world is Lucifer and how did he get his wings back? Join the series stars and executive producers Joe Henderson(White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami) for a special video presentation and Q&A where they’ll discuss the sizzling second season and what’s in store for Lucifer in season 3. From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Neal Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC EntertainmentLucifer returns for its third season this fall, airing Mondays 8/7c on FOX. Lucifer: The Complete Second Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 22. (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)


2:50pm – 3:50pm
“Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A”

Gotham’ s origin story continues to unfold, and as the show enters its fourth season, the stakes will be higher than ever! With the Court of Owls decimated, the aftermath of the Tetch virus crippling the city, and every (surviving) villain in Gotham’s underworld jockeying for power, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have their hands full. And that’s just the beginning! What threat does Ra’s al Ghul pose, and will Penguin regain his title as the King of Gotham? What new villains are in store for season 4, and what does Bruce Wayne’s season finale reveal mean for Gotham City and his ultimate destiny? Be among the first to see what’s in store for season 4 in a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. TelevisionGotham returns this fall with all-new episodes on its new night, Thursdays at 8/7c on FOX. Gotham: The Complete Third Seasonis available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 29. (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)

“Visit Warner Archive at Famous Monsters of Filmland”
The folks behind Famous Monsters of Filmland invited Daniel Ferranti and Matthew Patterson of the Warner Archive to their booth to hand out some posters and discs to anyone who shows up to say hello—and with our slate of classic monsters making their way to Blu-ray, what team up could be more fitting? (Booth #1621)


3:30pm – 4:10pm
“Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A”

Ridding National City of Queen Rhea and her Daxamite army was a major win for Supergirl but one that came at a significant cost, as Kara was forced to sacrifice her budding relationship with Mon-El. When the show returns with all-new supercharged adventures this fall on The CW, Kara and team will come up against a new threat in the form of DC Comics’s Worldkiller, Reign. Want to know more about Reign and what she has in store for the Girl of Steel? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation followed by a discussion of the new season. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. TelevisionSupergirl’ s third season will debut Monday, October 9 at 8/7c on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete Second Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 22. (Ballroom 20)


4:00pm – 5:00pm
“Transforming Character to Costume: DC Superhero Costumes from Workroom to Film Set”

The Motion Picture Costumers IATSE Local 705 leads a discussion exploring the different positions behind the scenes in Hollywood’s costume industry. Learn about the journey each costume takes to become part of your favorite onscreen character’s appearance with expert panelists Bob Morgan(costume supervisor, Batman V. SupermanMan of Steel), Mike Welch (set costumer, Batman V. Superman, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Federico Cervantes (key specialty costumer, Batman V. SupermanWatchmen), Stacia Lang (custom-made cutter fitter, AquamanMan of Steel), and Lisa Fullerton (custom-made stitcher, Aquaman, The Hunger Games). (Room 9)


4:10pm – 4:50pm
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A”

fter crash landing the Waverider in a version of 2017 Los Angeles where dinosaurs roam the streets and the skyline is adorned by   the iconic Big Ben clock tower, the Legends were quick to realize, “We broke time.” Last year, the loveable band of misfit heroes traveled throughout the timeline, fixing a series of aberrations. This year, they’ll be turning the crazy up to 11, as a wave of anachronisms turn history on its head, leaving the Legends responsible for piecing it back together. What is an anachronism you ask? For the answer to that, and many other questions, join the cast and creative team behind The CW’s hit superhero team-up series. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. TelevisionDC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ s season premiere airs Tuesday, October 10, at 9/8c on The CW. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 15. (Ballroom 20)


4:15pm – 5:15pm
“Westworld Panel and Q&A Session”

HBO’s Westworld concluded its critically acclaimed first season in December and is currently saddling up for season 2. The series-created, executive produced, and written by Jonathan Nolanand Lisa Joy -is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Cast panelists include Ben Barnes as Logan, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, James Marsden as Teddy, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine, Jimmi Simpson as William, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Evan Rachel Woodas Dolores, Shannon Woodward as Elsie, and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard/Arnold. The panel will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician/comedian Reggie Watts. (Hall H)


4:50pm – 5:10pm
“Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A”

Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his superhero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him-or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns-to save not only his family but also the soul of his community. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Jumping the Broom, Girlfriends), and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). Black Lightning premieres midseason on The CW. (Ballroom 20)


5:10pm – 5:50pm
The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A”

Running up against an evil time remnant version of yourself is something no one should ever have to do, but that’s exactly what faced Barry Allen (a.k.a. the Flash) as he fought to save the life of fiancée Iris West from the God of Speed known as Savitar. Barry’s victory was short-lived, however, as an unbalanced Speed Force began to wreak havoc on Central City, forcing Barry to sacrifice himself for the greater good. With the Fastest Man Alive now trapped inside an extra-dimensional energy and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, it will be up to Team Flash to free Barry from his own personal Hell. Join the cast and creators of The CW’s highest-rated series and be among the first to find out where things will pick up when season 4 returns this fall. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TelevisionThe Flash season premiere airs Tuesday, October 10 at 8/7c on The CW. The Flash: The Complete Third Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 5. (Ballroom 20)


5:50pm – 6:30pm
“Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A”

With the future of the team left hanging in the balance, Arrow gave new definition to the phrase “blowing up the show.” The emotional showdown between Oliver Queen and Adrian Chase was the perfect conclusion to a stellar fifth season of The CW’s gritty superhero series. Now the focus shifts to uncovering the fate of every member of Team Arrow. Could anyone have possibly survived an island-wide explosion, or has the book closed on them, as it has the five-year flashback story? The cast and creators will be on hand for an eye-opening conversation about the upcoming season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TelevisionArrow’ s season premiere is Thursday, October 12 at 9/8c on The CW. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 19. (Ballroom 20)

6:00pm – 7:00pm
“DC Master Class”
The DC Master Class is in session! Cream-of-the-crop artists Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr., and a huge surprise guest are here to share details on their new projects. This panel has the Master Class seal of approval! (Room 6DE)




10:30am – 11:30am

Series stars and executive producers answer questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense two-part finale and preview what’s in store for lucky season 13. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights of your favorite guys from Kansas and maybe a surprise or two! The 13th season of Supernatural will return to Thursdays this fall in its new 8/7c time slot on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. (Hall H)


10:30am – 12:00pm
“World Premiere of LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash”

Mystery, Inc. heads to Blowout Beach for a real swinging beach party, but when the Ghost Pirates threaten to crush the good vibes, it’s up to Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma to get the party back on track and save the day! Be among the first to see this all-new LEGO/Scooby-Doo movie, then stay for a fun-filled panel featuring actors Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), the voices of Shaggy and Daphne respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales and director Ethan Spaulding. TV Guide Magazinesenior writer Damian Holbrook will moderate the hijinks. LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash will be available on July 25 on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. (Room 6BCF)

11:00am – 12:00pm
“Spotlight on Bruce Timm”
Emmy Award-winning animator/producer/director (and Comic-Con 2017 special guest) Bruce Timmtalks about his career in animation, including the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking Batman: The Animated Series, his latest project, Batman and Harley Quinn (which had its world premiere at Comic-Con on Friday night), and his comics work. Questions and answer session, too! (Room 7AB)


12:15pm – 1:45pm
“World Premiere of LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain”

Missing memories provide an intriguing mystery for our young female protagonists in the all-new animated film, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain. See the world premiere of this film, the first LEGO entry in the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon, then stay for a fun panel featuring the voices of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy—Grey Griffin(Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony), and Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games), respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), director Todd Grimes (Back at the Barnyard), and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Monsuno). DC All Access host Tiffany Smithmoderates. Produced by Warner Bros. AnimationDC Entertainment and the LEGO GroupLEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home EntertainmentJuly 25, on digital HD, and August 8 on DVD. (Room 6BCF)

1:45pm – 2:45pm
“DC: My Secret Origin or How I Broke In to Comics”
They say breaking up is hard to do . . . but breaking into comics may be tougher! Get an inside look at how some of DC’s topnotch talent broke in and began crafting the tales of your favorite DC superheroes. (Room 6DE)

2:00pm – 3:00pm
“Hanna-Barbera 60th Anniversary”
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 
salutes the 60th anniversary of legendary Hanna-Barbera Studios with a panel led by artists and writers who worked side by side with the cartoon icons. Join Alan Burnett (The Smurfs), Spike Brandt (Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz), Tony Cervone(Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), author and animation historian Jerry Beck, and some surprise guests for a look inside the making of The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, The Jetsons, Magilla Gorilla, Hong Kong Phooey, Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, Top Cat, Wacky Races, The Yogi Bear Show, and more. (Room 7AB)

3:00pm – 4:00pm
“Women Creators Breaking Stereotypes”
From Jane Eyre and Little Women to The Hunger Games, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Wonder Woman, female heroes have spurred many discussions. What have creators fought for in the past for their female title characters, and what key ingredients do creators pour into their female leads today? Hear from Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion), Michele Wells (DC Comics), Trina Robbins (writer), Erin Reynolds (Nevermind), and Leah Hoyer (Telltale Games) as they share their processes for creating female heroes, what they think about when creating a female lead or collaborating on female superheroes, and what they foresee happening to female stereotypes in the future. (Room 32AB)


4:00pm – 5:00pm
“DC Kids: Sunday Art School”
It’s Sunday Funday! Bring your kids along to see some of the best young adult/kids’ artists DC has to offer share their drawing tips and tools of the trade. Fan favorites Art and Franco (DC Super Friends), Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls) and Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li’l GothamDC Comics: Secret Hero Society) are your tutors for today’s class. (Room 2)