We finally get to experience SDCC in person once again, and it's going to be epic.
There are literally hundreds of events planned at San Diego Comic-Con this year: panels, discussions, workshops, tributes and everything in between. Worry not, though: we hand-picked the list of most interesting panels on films and TV, so you won't miss anything important.
Who is at San Diego Comic Con 2022?
Well, the short answer would be "everyone". We're not talking about only Marvel and Warner Bros. here: almost every major studio, network and streaming service are going to present at least something at Comic-Con this weekend, with the notable exclusions of Netflix and The CW. But let's start from the top, shall we?
Officially SDCC begins on Wednesday, but it is Thursday when the fun really starts. Tonight we got ourselves a handful of TV series and movie panels, with Nathan Fillion introducing ABC's The Rookie spin-off and the cast of Teen Wolf returning to Hall H once again to present an upcoming movie. Disney+ will join in on all the action with the sequel to legendary National Treasure (hopefully to finally share release date). Julie Plec of Vampire Diaries fame will once again wow us with yet another skillful vampire romantic tale – Vampire Academy, premiering on Peacock streaming platform September 15. As for returning series, all eyes undoubtedly will be on a surprising hit: the Severance cast and crew will sit down with Patton Oswalt to share "innie" secrets from season 1.
Biggest SDCC panels on Thursday, July 21
- 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM PST: ABC's The Rookie and The Rookie: Feds
- 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST: Ghosts (season 2 premieres on Sep 29, 2022)
- 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM PST: Abbott Elementary (season 2 returns on ABC this fall)
- 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST: Scott Snyder's Dark Spaces and More IDW Original Series
- 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM PST: Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
- 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM PST: National Treasure: Edge of History
- 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM PST: Vampire Academy
- 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PST: Severance
- 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM PST: Beavis and Butt-Head Do Comic-Con
- 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST: Salvage Marines: Series Premiere
- 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST: Koala Man
- 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM PST: Solar Opposites
If you thought this Thursday is jam-packed with goodness, wait till you see the Friday's schedule. The focus will largely be on animation, with even Marvel joining to showcase its animated projects (critically acclaimed What If?.. and its potential season 2 included). There are some projects we definitely will be eagerly waiting for (Gremlins origin story in the TV series form, anyone?), and some projects we are not so sure should've been there at all (yes, The Proud Family revival, we are, sadly, looking at you). If you're not a fan of animation, there's still a handful of panels for you on Friday – namely, Amazon Prime's ambitious Paper Girls series (debuting on July 29 already), that has all the potential to become the next Stranger Things. And don't forget about biggest panels taking place on the Hall H stage: on Friday, it's The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power and The Walking Dead time to shine.
Biggest SDCC panels on Friday, July 22
- 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power
- 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM PST: Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai
- 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM PST: Marvel Studios
- 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Tales of the Walking Dead
- 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM PST: Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal Season 2
- 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST: The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder
- 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: The Walking Dead
- 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM PST: Paper Girls
- 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM PST: Rick and Morty: The Vindicators
- 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM: Transformers: EarthSpark!
- 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM PST: Bob's Burgers
- 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM PST: FXX's Little Demon
- 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST: FX's Archer: Exclusive Season 13
- 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST: The Great North
Saturday, July 23 is going to be the biggest SDCC 2022 day, with Marvel and Warner Bros. bringing their projects to the Hall H stage. Also we got a handful of returning TV series (The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad) offering sneak-peeks at their next respective seasons, and the long-awaited behind-the-scenes look at Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire (premiering this fall on AMC). Seth MacFarlane will celebrate The Orville's return to Hulu with an exclusive first look at an upcoming episode from season 3, and the star-studded cast of Resident Alien will take the SDCC stage for the first time to share an exclusive look into the season 2 return on August 10 on SYFY. On the Hall H stage on Saturday House of the Dragon, Star Trek and The Sandman will be joining Marvel and Warner Bros.
Biggest SDCC panels on Saturday, July 23
- 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST: Disney's The Ghost and Molly McGee
- 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM PST: Evil
- 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM: Warner Bros
- 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM PST: The Simpsons
- 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: House of the Dragon
- 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM PST: American Dad
- 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM: Star Trek Universe Panel
- 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM PST: Family Guy
- 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM PST: Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire
- 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: The Sandman
- 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM PST: FOX's Krapopolis
- 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM PST: The Orville
- 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM PST: SYFY's Resident Alien
- 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM PST: The End is Nye with Bill Nye
- 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Marvel Studios
- 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST: Peacock and UCP's The Resort
- 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: A Panel with Kevin Smith on Clerks III
- 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM PST: Disney Channel's Hamster & Gretel
- 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM PST: Chucky
There's not much to do on Sunday, July 24, what with SDCC wrapping everything up. However, there's still a couple of panels scheduled for Hall H worth taking a look:
- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Mayans M.C. Screening and Q&A
- 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM: What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Exclusive Screening and Q&A
- 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Funko: Pop Talk Live! at SDCC Hall H