SDCC 2022 Programming Schedule: Wednesday and Thursday Highlights
It’s two weeks away from Comic-Con, and CCI is publish the program schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2022 in its annual fashion. We’ll bring you highlights from each day as they’re announced.
We’ll also discuss our thoughts on this year’s lineup, including our top picks, what time we think you need to line up, the room stream, and more — in a special live podcast series. this week-end. The first will cover preview night, Thursday and Friday programming, and will take place on Friday, July 8 at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT.
As we suspected, with Warner Bros. Massively scaling back their appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, Preview Night pilot screenings are gone.
So instead, it’s straight to Thursday!
Paramount again kicks off the day in Hall H at 12 p.m., with Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves. So, Teen Wolf gets a major upgrade from its old TV shows, as the film heads to Hall H at 1:30 p.m. with series creator Jeff Davis and the “cast.” At 3 p.m., Kevin Smith will celebrate his 40th birthday masters of the universe by interviewing several personalities involved in the franchise across film, television, toys and publishing. To end the day in Hall H, you will meet William Shatner at 4:30 p.m. while Kevin Smith stays to talk to the legend of… William Shatner.
On the cinema side outside of Hall H, you’ll find the next horror movie Nothing at Indigo Ballroom at 5:15 p.m. (with the director of Sharknado), and author Paul M. Sammon and illustrator William Stout will discuss the stories of the 1982 classic Conan the Barbarian at 5.30 p.m. in room 6A. Disney animation legends Ron Clements and John Musker, who directed films like The Great Mouse Detective, The little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Moanaand others will have a panel at 1:30 p.m. in Room 10. Other Disney animation luminaries, including Floyd Norman and Jane Baer, will discuss animation at 2:30 p.m. in Room 10.
Continuing on the side of television, which occupies a large part of the schedule, there is a million things we are pumped for. In Ballroom 20 you will find The recruitCBS’ Ghosts, National Treasure: Edge of History, Breakupand Beavis and Butt-Head are having a Comic-Con.
There’s plenty more TV where that came from though, with daytime deals complemented by Abbott Elementary School (unfortunately virtual, though it’s at least being streamed live rather than pre-recorded) in Indigo, The wheel of the origins of time in 6A, G4 The Show Attack back, including WWE star Xavier Woods in 6A at 8 p.m., Nickelodeon’s Rugrats in 6BCF at 1 p.m., Spongebob at 3:30 p.m. at 6BCF, The Dragon Prince at 4:45 p.m. in 6BCF, Miraculous Ladybug at 11:45 a.m. in 6BCF, and more, including solar opposites, koala manand Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur. Homeland: Fort Salem will also receive a panel at 3 p.m. in room 7AB.
You can also attend a screening of the first two episodes of the new season of harley quinn at 10 p.m. in room 5AB. X-Men: The Animated Series will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a panel in 6DE at 5:45 p.m.
In the comics? We recommend the Jim Lee Spotlight at 12:45 in 6DE and Todd McFarlane’s 30th Anniversary Spawn at 3:15 p.m. in 6DE. There’s almost more talent than 28DE can hold at 6 p.m., as Jonathan Hickman, Mike Huddleston and Mike del Mundo will be on hand to discuss their 3 worlds/3 moons project. Experience the universal cinematic influence of Jack Kirby, from Star Wars to the MCU, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 4. Fan favorite Scott Snyder will reveal news of his dark spaces, a new anthology series, at 2 p.m. in room 6DE. Brian Michael Bendis and others will be at the Abrams ComicArts panel at 4 p.m. in room 25ABC.
Matt Kindt is launching Flux House, a new boutique imprint with Dark Horse, and you can get the scoop at 3pm in room 23ABC. fans of Doctor Who will want to check out the Doctor Who Comics panel at 2 p.m. at 5AB.
Director and actor Andy Serkis will virtually join Scout Comics for a panel at 32AB at 5 p.m. on upcoming titles. Z2 brings the world of music to comics, and you can find them with Major Lazer (including Diplo, Walshy Fire, Ape Drums and Gouw) discussing their new graphic novel at 1pm at 5AB.
Toy fans will want to check out the Mattel & WWE Squad fan panel at 11:15 a.m. in Room 6A, for a “star-studded” panel featuring WWE stars Cody Rhodes and Queen Zelina. You can get an update on “The Future of Collectibles” at 2 p.m. in Room 9.
Authors Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Peter Clines and David Mack will present a Writers Coffeehouse at 2:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Ballroom D.
fans of The Lord of the Rings movies and sherlock will want to check Moriarty: The Devil’s Game: An Audible Original, which sees not one but TWO hobbits reunite with Dominic Monoghan and Billy Boyd at 12:15 p.m. in Indigo Ballroom.
Want to see what’s new at the Comic-Con Museum? Museum Director General Rita Vandergaw and ICC Senior Director of Programming Eddie Ibrahim and others will talk about the amazing new exhibit ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man: Beyond Amazing’ at noon in the hall. 32AB. You can also check out SDCC history at 2 p.m. in room 23ABC, featuring SDCC founders, staff, and more.
While HBO Max Our flag means death won’t be attending the convention this year, you can find a fan panel in Bigs 10 and 11 at the Marriott Marquis at 4 p.m.
You’ll find a slew of Godzilla-related talent at 2:30 p.m. in room 29CD for “Up from the Depths: Toho’s Godzilla: Past, Present, and Future of Collectibles” which includes folks from Super7, Mondo, Stern Pinball, SHAG, Attack Peter , IDW Publishing, and more.
There’s plenty of other exciting stuff going on throughout the day, like “Jaws: The Trial” in which real lawyers will discuss the movie’s legalities at 7 p.m. in Grands 12 and 13 at the Marriott Marquis. Talented composers from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Thor: Love and Thunder, Shazam! Fury of the godsand She-Hulk: Lawyer will discuss making music for TV/film during an 11 a.m. panel in the Indigo Ballroom, led by the legendary Michael Giacchino. This year’s Roddenberry panel at 1:30 p.m. in room 24ABC will also see moderator Clare Kramer, from buffy celebrity.
Take a peek inside next Gotham Knights video game at 3 p.m. in room 6A. Bill Morrison discusses his historic career in animation at 4:30 p.m. in Room 4.
The Her Universe Fashion Show will present its annual show at the Manchester Grand Hyatt at 6 p.m.
What will you be lining up for on the first full day of Comic-Con? Let us know in the comments.