It's here!! the biggest movie and TV events of the year kicks off, it's time to make sure you're ready for San Diego Comic Con 2018. From July 19 to 22, fans from around the world will descend on San Diego, California to find out about the latest geek-tastic releases and see exclusive footage from all the major upcoming movies of the next few years. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about Comic Con 2018, from how to watch it, what’s on the schedule, and the exclusives you can expect to find. Unfortunately, if you don’t already have tickets, it’s too late to attend this year’s SDCC, but don’t worry because GR will be bringing you round-the-clock coverage when the time comes, so you don’t miss a thing. Read on and get ready for San Diego Comic Con 2018!
San Diego Comic Con 2018 schedule
The full San Diego Comic Con 2018 schedule has finally been released, and it’s packed to the brim with geek-tastic panels, discussions, and screenings of everything from the world movies, TV, games, and comics. Basically, you’d need a whole weekend just to sift through the entire line-up to find the talks you want to check out, so to make things a little easier, we’ve picked out the major events of interest from each day below, along with a link to the full schedule should you want to explore further.
The big Comic Con 2018 news is that Marvel Studios is giving it a miss this year, so there’ll be no Captain Marvel, Avengers 4, or any other new Marvel movies at Comic Con. Don’t expect any Star Wars 9 or Game of Thrones season 8 coverage either as Disney has revealed that it won’t be showcasing anything from its new Star Wars movies and HBO won’t be attending at all! In fact, this year’s Comic Con is shaping up to be a little bare… so what can we expect from the San Diego Comic Con 2018 schedule? Read on to find out.
Technically, the first day of San Diego Comic Con is always the Thursday, but on the Wednesday before, SDCC has its Preview Night when those lucky enough to have a full Comic Con pass can enjoy an early look at the convention floor and some evening screenings before everything kicks off the following day. This year, Warner Bros. Television is exclusively screening the pilot for its new series Manifest, plus an advance screening of the following week’s episode of The 100 (18.00). Plus, New Line Cinema will be showing footage from some of its eagerly anticipated 2018-2019 upcoming horror movies, complete with special filmmaker guests (21.30).
18.00 - Manifest World Premiere and Special Sneak Peek Screenings 21.30 - New Line Cinema's "Scarediego"
The first official day of Comic Con kicks off with 20th Century Fox’s Hall H panel (10.30) where the main subject of debate will be The Predator movie, which hits cinemas this September. We’ve already had a couple of trailers for the movie, so expect something more in-depth from the Comic Con panel hopefully with the entire cast. The other big panel of the day will be Doctor Who (11.45), which will give us our first proper look at new Doctor Jodie Whittaker and season 11. You might have already seen the leaked clip, which was planned for Comic Con (there’s no word yet on whether a different one will be shown instead), but even if you have, there’s sure to be plenty more Doctor Who goodies to feast your eyes on.
It’s also worth checking out the Nightflyers panel (15.00). This is the new TV show based on George R. R. Martin’s other book and with Game of Thrones absent from San Diego Comic Con this year, Thrones fans might find something to love here instead. Plus, Avengers: Infinity War directors the Russo brothers are stopping by the Assassination Nation panel (17.45) - could they tease us something about Avengers 4? Other events worth noting include an exclusive screening of the new Charmed reboot (11.15), panels for the new seasons of Better Call Saul (15.30), Van Helsing (16.00), Z Nation (17.00), Iron Fist (18.00), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (19.00), and anniversary panels for Star Wars: The Clone Wars (11.45), 2001: A Space Odyssey (12.30), and Breaking Bad (16.30).
Friday is TV heavy with panels for the new seasons of Adventure Time (10.00), Fear the Walking Dead (11.15), The Walking Dead (12.15), Star Trek Discovery (13.30), Bob's Burgers (16.15), Marvel's Cloak and Dagger (17.45), Preacher (19.30), and more planned. There’s also the world premiere of Hulu’s new horror series Castle Rock (12.45), and an Amazon Prime Video Showcase (15.30), which will be talking about its upcoming original series Jack Ryan, The Tick, Homecoming, Good Omens, and The Expanse. Could it also tease us something about the Lord of the Rings TV show currently in development? It’s a little early for that, but I wouldn’t rule it out. It would be a great way to end the panel.
In terms of movies, Friday will see Universal Pictures shout about the upcoming Glass and Halloween (15.45). I’d bet good money that Jamie Lee Curtis will rock up with some spectacular footage to tease fans with, and we might even get a first look at Glass too. All we’ve had so far is a teaser poster and we know footage exists because M. Night Shyamalan and Samuel L. Jackson already screened it at this year’s CinemaCon. Could it be San Diego’s turn? There’s also a Bumblebee panel (17.00), which will hopefully be attended by stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and director Travis Knight, but Paramount might also use this opportunity to tease its other big blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick. Could we see Tom Cruise at Comic Con? Finally, there’s also a Sony Pictures panel (18.15), which will focus on the Venom movie, and with an October 2018 release date, SDCC is the perfect chance to win audiences over who have so far had a lukewarm reaction to trailers. Bring on Tom Hardy!
10.00 - Adventure Time 10.15 - Dreamworks Voltron Legendary Defender: A Netflix Original Series 10.15 - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers' Room 11.00 - Star Wars Collectibles 11.15 - AMC's Fear the Walking Dead 12.15 - AMC's The Walking Dead 12.45 - Resident Evil Video Games 12.45 - Hulu's World Premiere Screening of Castle Rock 13.30 - Star Trek: Discovery 15.15 - Behind the Scenes of Overwatch's Newest Hero 15.30 - Amazon Prime Video Showcase 15.45 - Universal Pictures' Glass and Halloween 16.15 - Bob's Burgers 16.30 - God of War: Reimagining Franchises 17.00 - Bumblebee 17.45 - Marvel Television: Marvel's Cloak & Dagger 17.45 - Skybound Entertainment: What's Next 18.00 - The Passage 18.15 - Sony Pictures Panel 19.00 - The Last Sharknado: It's About Time 19.00 - World Premiere of The Death of Superman 19.00 - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Screening 19.15 - Twilight Zone Marathon Screenings 19.30 - AMC's Preacher
10.30 - 20th Century Fox: The Predator 10.30 - Blade Runner: Revelations: Storytelling in VR 11.15 - Charmed Exclusive Screening and Panel 11.45 - Celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of Star Wars: The Clone Wars 11.45 - Doctor Who: BBC America's Official Panel 12.30 - 2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Panel 13.00 - A Discovery of Witches 13.00 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies 13.00 - Marvel Games Panel 14.00 - So Say We All: 40 Years of Battlestar Galactica 14.15 - Dragon Ball Super 14.15 - Spyro: Reigniting a Legend 15.00 - Nightflyers 15.00 - In Conversation with Robert Kirkman 15.30 - AMC's Better Call Saul 15.30 - Pokemon GO, Ingress, and Everything Next from Niantic 16.00 - Van Helsing: The World Is a Vampire 16.30 - Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary Celebration 17.00 - Z Nation 17.00 - Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years, Visual Development 17.45 - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Final Curtain Call 17.45 - Assassination Nation Panel with Cast and the Russo Brothers 18.00 - Black Summer: A Netflix Original Series 18.00 - Netflix: Marvel's Iron Fist 19.00 - NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine 20.00 - Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes: Season 2 20.15 - Harry Potter Fandom Panel: 20 Years in the Wizarding World
Saturday is traditionally the biggest and best day of Comic Con with Hall H packed with all the major studios desperate to show off exclusive footage of its upcoming blockbusters. With Marvel Studios missing from this year’s lineup all eyes are on the Warner Bros. panel (10.30), which will be looking to push the Aquaman movie hard ahead of its December 2018 release. There will also probably be something Wonder Woman 2 shaped with Deadline reporting: “We hear that not only will [Gal] Gadot be showing up in Hall H for Warner Bros’ big DC presentation — she’ll be bringing a look at the Wonder Woman sequel with her.” Other upcoming Warner films which might also get a tease include Shazam!, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Nun, and It: Chapter 2. The other big movie panel worth noting is Deadpool 2 (17.15), which might seem odd considering the film is already out, but it’s reportedly to talk about the extended cut we’ll be getting with the home release AND potential X-Force plans. Could we have an exciting X-Force movie announcement by the end of the day? Fingers crossed!
On the TV side of things, there’s panels for the returning seasons of The Good Place (11.00), The Simpsons (12.00), Krypton (12.00), American Dad! (13.00), Family Guy (13.45), The Gifted (14.30), Midnight, Texas (14.45), The Orville (16.00), The Man in the High Castle (16.15), and the Arrow universe (16.15). As well as sneak peeks at new TV shows Manifest (13.00), The Vampire Diaries spin-off Legacies (14.00), and Netflix’s Disenchantment from the mind of Matt Groening (17.30).
10.30 - Warner Brothers Theatrical 11.00 - Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A 11.00 - NBC's The Good Place 12.00 - The Simpsons 12.00 - Krypton 12.00 - Agent Carter: We Know Her Value 12.30 - Big Hero 6: The Series Heroes Return 12.30 - Lara Croft's Defining Moment: Shadow of the Tomb Raider 13.00 - American Dad! 13.00 - Manifest Special Video Presentation and Q&A 13.30 - Expanding Sea of Thieves 13.30 - Super Troopers 2 with Broken Lizard 13.45 - Family Guy 14.00 - Legacies Exclusive Video Presentation and Q&A 14.30 - The Gifted 14.30 - From Panel to PlayStation: A New Beginning for God of War 14.45 - Midnight, Texas Season 2 15.00 - Marvel Comcis: Meet the Editor-in-Chief 15.00 - Page to Screen: The Darkest Minds 15.30 - Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A 16.00 - The Orville 16.15 - Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A 16.15 - The Man in the High Castle 17.00 - DC's Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A 17.15 - Deadpool 2 Panel 17.15 - The Purge: From Film to Television 17.30 - Netflix: Matt Groening's Disenchantment 17.45 - The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A 18.00 - Deadly Class 18.45 - IDW Entertainment and SYFY: Wynonna Earp 18.45 - An Evening with Kevin Smith 19.00 - The Magicians 19.00 - Studio Ghibli My Neighbor Totoro Screening 20.00 - Twin Peaks and the Revival of a Cult Classic 10.00 - Deadpool 2 Screening
As things wind down on Sunday there’s less going on, but there’s still plenty to be excited about if you’re a big TV fan. Supernatural (10.30), Riverdale (11.45), and Legion (14.15) all have panels to discuss and showcase footage from their new seasons, and with a Marvel Animation Presents panel you can expect some superhero action too!
10.00 - Emily the Strange Panel Experience 10.30 - LEGO Ninjago 10.30 - Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A 11.45 - Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A 13.30 - Marvel Animation Presents 13.45 - World Premiere of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis 14.15 - Legion Discussion and Q&A 15.00 - X-Men: The Animated Series Celebrates 25 Years