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San Diego Comic-Con: Panels to See on Saturday Featuring Zachary Levi, Dwayne Johnson, Marvel Studios, and More

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Another San Diego Comic-Con is upon us, and we’re back to show you what panels we think you should check out on Saturday! The schedule for Saturday was released earlier today and features some shows, films, and actors we love to cover here at Nerds & Beyond!

Let’s dive in!

Inside the Writers’ Room: Zooming Back to the Room

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10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Room 24ABC

Host Chris Parnell is back for a panel reuniting some of the biggest showrunners and writers in the business to share their annual insights into the state of television today. It’s changed a lot in the three years you’ve been away. From network to streaming, live action to animation, these writers have got you covered: Ryan Condal (showrunner, HBO’s House of the Dragon), Gabrielle Stanton (showrunner, Amazon’s The Summer I Turned Pretty, Titans), Bo Yeon Kim (Star Trek: Discovery, Reign), Ashley E. Miller (showrunner, Netflix’s DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, Fringe, Black Sails), Kay Reindl (Shining Vale, Swamp Thing), Deric A. Hughes (Quantum Leap, Legacies, The Flash), V. J. Boyd (Justified, SWAT), Mark A. Altman (showrunner, Pandora, Looking Glass), and Steven Melching (Magic: The Gathering, Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars). Write on!

Evil Exclusive Screening and Panel

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – Ballroom 20

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It’s the cast of Paramount+’s hit series Evil! Now in its third season, the critically acclaimed psychological mystery examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest and a contractor as they investigate the church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Series stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Christine Lahti, and Kurt Fuller host an exclusive sneak peek of an episode from Season Three followed by a moderated panel discussion.

Warner Bros Theatrical

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – Hall H

Warner Bros. Pictures returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego, continuing the Studio’s tradition of bringing the fans an exciting Hall H presentation. This year’s lineup: the highly anticipated Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, with huge stars Dwayne Johnson, Zachary Levi, and more.

The Hillywood Show

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

The Hillywood Show Q&A panel features the creators Hilly and Hannah Hindi. Hillywood has nearly 2 million subscribers and over 360 million views. They are well known for their productions, based on popular movies/tv shows, such as Supernatural, The Umbrella Academy, Stranger Things, Doctor Who, and more! Q&A will consist of their filmmaking, costumes, acting, set design, etc. The panel will, also, include a short section, screening highlights of Hillywood’s most popular productions. They will, also, be speaking about their upcoming Good Omens parody.

Entertainment Weekly: Game Changers

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Room 6A

EW Game Changers profiles the people and projects making an impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion in entertainment. They discuss how they’re making a tangible, visible change in Hollywood in the DEI space. And the difference between paying lip service to representation and actually doing something about it.

FOX

The Simpsons

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM – Ballroom 20

Writers, animators, and mind-blowing special guests reveal the adventures planned for The Simpsons in season 34 and beyond. Get a sneak peek at Treehouse of Horror XXXIII . . . and the never-before-attempted bonus Halloween episode! That’s right: Two Halloweens in 2022! Secrets will be revealed! Games will be played! And freebies—including original artwork—will be given away! Live in person for the first time since 2019—come and be astounded at how panelists let our bodies go!

House of the Dragon

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Hall H

Based on George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the HBO Original series House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen. The series debut’s August 21 on HBO and HBO Max. Panelists include co-creator/executive producer George R. R. Martin, co-creator/co-showrunner/executive producer/writer Ryan Condal, co-showrunner/executive producer/director Miguel Sapochnik, and Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen), Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Emma D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon), Eve Best (Princess Rhaenys Targaryen), Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole), Graham McTavish (Ser Harrold Westerling), Milly Alcock (Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), and Emily Carey (Young Alicent Hightower). Moderated by Jason Concepcion (podcast host).

TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites 2022

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

It’s the ultimate fandom mashup! The official magazine of television gathers an array of stars from some of your genre favorites for a lively hang that’s always a hoot. From personal tales of fan encounters and backstage antics to their own TV obsessions and an expanded audience Q&A , you’ll have a great time (you’ve waited three years!).

Star Trek Universe Panel

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM – Hall H

The Star Trek Universe panel returns to Comic-Con, featuring exclusive back-to-back conversations with the casts and executive producers from Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to discuss the latest seasons of their hit series and tease what’s ahead, along with a few reveals and surprises.

Family Guy

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM – Ballroom 20

Get an exclusive, first look at the Family Guy season 21 premiere episode and watch the full episode months before the rest of the world! Afterward, you will get a special sneak peek at all of the hilarity and high jinks that will be coming next fall!

Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – Ballroom 20

An epic story of love, blood and the perils of immortality based on the bestselling novel, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire premieres this fall on AMC and AMC+. The EPs and cast discuss the creative process and bringing these iconic characters to life on the small screen for a modern audience and share some behind-the-scenes anecdotes from filming in New Orleans. Plus, a look at the debut of the series’ official trailer.

The Sandman Special Video Presentation and Q&A

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Hall H

Prepare to enter The Dreaming as the live-action adaptation of Neil’s Gaiman’s beloved DC comic series arrives in Hall H of San Diego Comic-Con. There is another world that awaits us when we close our eyes and sleep–a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. The Sandman is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of 10 epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures. Be among the first to find out what’s in store for the groundbreaking series, as well as some Comic-Con exclusives and surprises. This will be a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. Television and based on the DC comic, season 1 of The Sandman debuts August 5 on Netflix.

The Orville

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – Ballroom 20

From Emmy Award–winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is finally back for season 3 and on HULU. The full crew of the U.S.S. Orville—Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Anne Winters, Mark Jackson, and Chad L. Coleman—plus executive producers David A. Goodman and Brannon Braga and co-producer Tom Constantino talk on all things Orville and offer an exclusive first look at an upcoming episode from season 3.

Entertainment Weekly: Bold School

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM – Hall H

In EW’s Bold School series, power players in the entertainment industry share anecdotes about life lessons, how they found their voice, and how to pay it forward. Enjoy a lively discussion among fierce, fearless female and/or nonbinary forces in entertainment, opening up about the power and privilege of taking on roles that redefine the rules and refuse to yield.

Apple TV+

The Players of Mythic Quest

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – Ballroom 20

Creator, executive producer, and star Rob McElhenney joins co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner Megan Ganz, executive producer and star David Hornsby, and cast members Charlotte Nicdao, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Jessie Ennis, and Ashly Burch dive into the critically hailed Apple TV+ workplace comedy with moderator Craig Mazin and share an exclusive first look at the upcoming third season.

Conjuring Kesha: Supernatural Talk with the Global Pop Superstar

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Room 6BCF

Global pop superstar Kesha and some of her famous friends explore the supernatural in Conjuring Kesha, an all-new docu-series from Discovery+ launching July 22. Kesha will be live and in-person with some of her celebrity friends to give fans an exclusive sneak peek into her paranormal adventures. Hear about Kesha’s lifelong fascination with the unknown and personal stories from her skeptical friends while on their cosmic exploration of life’s supernatural mysteries.

SYFY’s Resident Alien Invades Your Con

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The cast of Resident Alien, Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, Levi Fiehler, Elizabeth Bowen, and Judah Prehn, and executive producer/showrunner Chris Sheridan come together for the first time on the same stage to answer your burning questions and give you an out-of-this-world exclusive look into the season 2 return on August 10 on SYFY. Moderated by Ancient Aliens star and co-executive producer (and Resident Alien guest star), Giorgio A. Tsoukalos.

Critical Role: Q&A with the Cast

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Ballroom 20

The cast of Critical Role (Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Ashley Johnson, Taliesin Jaffe, Liam O’Brien, Travis Willingham, and Laura Bailey) participate in a Q&A style panel moderated by Christian Navarro.

Marvel Studios

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Hall H

Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Female Filmmakers: Women Behind the Lens

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Room 4

Filmmakers Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural), Tamara Robertson (Mythbusters), Hanah Cook (DC Superhero Girls), Brea Grant (Eastsiders), Trish Doolan (April’s Shower), and Heidi Honeycutt (Etheria Film Festival) discuss the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry and the importance of women telling their own stories in a panel moderated by Fantastic Frankey (Heroic Girls).

AEW: Heros and Villains

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Room 6BCF

AEW: Dynamite and AEW: Rampage stars CM Punk, Jade Cargill, Darby Allin, Orange Cassidy, and Bryan Danielson will take the stage for a ringside view of the popular wrestling franchise airing weekly on TBS and TNT. Moderated by AEW commentator Excalibur, the discussion will dig into the heroes, villains, and championship quests through the eyes of the biggest names in wrestling.

A Panel with Kevin Smith!

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Hall H

Kevin Smith is like the gum under the table at which actual celebrity guests sit during much better panels in Hall H: The guy just keeps sticking around. Not-so-Silent Bob returns to the Hall H stage with the cast of his first feature Clerks as they world premiere the opening 5 minutes of Lionsgate’s Clerks III! See Dante and Randal and Jay and Silent Bob on the Hall H screen before anyone else gets to see them in theaters this fall! Whether he’s dishing details about the just-announced season 2 of Masters of the Universe or rambling on about Marvel movies and the Mandalorian, ComiKev makes Comic-Con FAN-tastic!

You can view the full schedule for Saturday, here.

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