For the past few years, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment has dominated SDCC, and this year looks to be no different. For 5 straight days, DC will be firing on all cylinders, showcasing comics, movies, animation, live action TV, video games and collectibles.
We at DCComicsMovie.Com will be covering the event, beginning with the comprehensive itinerary of every scheduled DC-related panel and event of the convention.
(Note: this list is by no means exhaustive, and does not account for any of the special guest appearances, demonstrations, signings, prizes, giveaways, booths, and/or other impromptu events that Warner Bros/DC may be sponsoring or hosting).
Wednesday July 20
Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings (DCTV, Animation)
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated series of the 2016-17 television season-Riverdale, Powerless, People of Earth, Frequency, and Time After Time-as well as a new episode of Teen Titans Go!
Powerless – It’s a superhero’s world. As the first comedy series set in the DC Universe, Powerless is the story of Emily (Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical), a young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused when superheroes and supervillains treat the city like their own personal battleground. Taking care of insurance needs one by one, Emily and her team of co-workers might not have any superpowers, but they are out to make a difference in people’s lives and prove that you don’t need to have powers to be powerful! From Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Ben Queen (Cars 2), Powerless premieres midseason on NBC.
Teen Titans Go! – The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower, and they’ll have you covered by screening a brand new episode. Based on DC characters and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.
Wednesday July 20, 2016 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday July 21
DC Collectibles (Collectibles)
Action figures, statues, busts, PVC figures-DC Collectibles has them all and more! Join the DC Collectibles crew, including VP creative services Kevin Kiniry, director creative services Jim Fletcher and a few surprise panelists, to hear how they come up with so many great products, and what’s coming up from comics’ top makers of awesome collectibles!
Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am – 11:00am
DC All Access: No Boundaries (Multimedia)
DC Comics is always pushing the envelope. Find out what’s new and upcoming from across the Digital spectrum to the world of DC Rebirth with key contributors whose unique voices add to the DC Comics experience!
Thursday July 21, 2016 11:30am – 12:30pm
Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A (Animation)
The world’s greatest superheroes return to television in Justice League Action, an all-new quarter-hour animated series. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman lead the DC superheroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start; each 11-minute episode jumps in with lightning-paced action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes are up to any challenge. Producers Butch Lukic (Justice League) and Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and voice cast members Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) and Diedrich Bader (Batman The Brave and The Bold) present an exclusive sneak peek and Q&A at this highly anticipated new series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Action is coming soon to Cartoon Network.
Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Spotlight on Jim Lee (Comics)
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman, Suicide Squad) talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment’s characters to life.
Thursday July 21, 2016 12:45pm – 1:45pm
DC: One-On-One with Paul Dini (Multimedia)
The superstar bestselling writer and co-creator of Harley Quinn returns to San Diego for an all-access and in-depth discussion. From his early days on the Batman Animated TV show to heart-wrenching Dark Night: A True Batman Story to all things in between, be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight to one of the genre’s most influential people.
Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm – 3:00pm
DC Rebirth: Young Gotham/ Young Metropolis (Comics)
Youth is served well as DC Comics’ brightest heroes are the focus on this panel. Join the talented DC Rebirth creators of Batgirl (Rafael Albuquerque and Hope Larson), Batman Beyond (Bernard Chang and Dan Jurgens), Supergirl (Steve Orlando), Super-Sons (Jorge Jimenez), and Teen Titans (Jonboy Meyers) as a new generation of DC Comics heroes step into the spotlight.
Thursday July 21, 2016 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Friday July 22
Mattel’s DC Comics Collector Figures: The Rebirth of Multiverse (Collectibles)
Mattel designers Bill Benecke, Steve Redinger, and Jason Langston, Four Horsemen Studios principles Jim Preziosi, Eric Treadaway, and Eric “Cornboy” Mayse, and Warner Bros. VP of global toys Julian Montoya discuss the design and creation of DC Comics Multiverse collector figures. Moderated by Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider).
Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am – 12:00pm
DC Suicide Squad: Most Wanted (Comics)
What is it about the tales of villainy that keep us interested and coming back for more? The DC Villains are in the spotlight as the creative teams behind Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad (Amanda Conner, Chad Hardin, Jim Lee, Jimmy Palmiotti, Philip Tan, and Rob Williams) are front and center. Come get a glimpse on how they make evil look so good!
Friday July 22, 2016 11:15am – 12:15pm
Injustice 2 Sneak Peek (Video Games)
Get a Comic-Con International exclusive look at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Injustice 2, the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The newest game in development from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios features the largest roster of DC super heroes and supervillains ever offered, allowing players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Battles will take place across arenas that have evolved in scale and span iconic locations, such as Metropolis, Gotham City, and Atlantis. Ed Boon (creative director, NetherRealm Studios, and co-creator of Mortal Kombat) and a stellar group of actors including George Newbern (Scandal) as Superman, Phil LaMarr (MadTV, Futurama) as Aquaman, Laura Bailey (Batman: The Telltale Series, Gears of War 4) as Supergirl, and possibly a few surprise panelists reveal exciting new gameplay and discuss new features and breakthrough customization aspects that expands on the previous title’s large-than-life showdown of DC superheroes and supervillains. Also to be discussed are the bestselling Digital First Comic, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Injustice 2 will be available for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One in 2017.
Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm – 1:30pm
DC Rebirth: Superman (Comics)
The Man of Steel is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and thanks to DC Rebirth, Superman is set to soar to new heights, Learn what makes The Last Son of Krypton the hero that he is with the DC writers and artists, including Pat Gleason, Dan Jurgens, Tyler Kirkham, Peter Tomasi, and others who bring him to life in the comics.
Friday July 22, 2016 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Next up it’s a superhero’s world. Cast members Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Danny Pudi (Community), and Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory) along with executive producer Ben Queen (A to Z), and executive producer/director Michael Patrick Jann (Reno 911) present a screening of the pilot episode and Q&A covering the first comedy series set in the DC universe. Powerless is the story of Emily (Hudgens), a young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused when superheroes and supervillains treat the city like their own personal battleground. Taking care of insurance needs one by one, Emily and her team of co-workers might not have any superpowers but they are out to make a difference in people’s lives and prove that you don’t need to have powers to be powerful! From Warner Bros. Television, Powerless premieres midseason on NBC.
Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm – 3:00pm
DC Rebirth: Justice League (Comics)
The members of the Justice League take center stage as the DC Rebirth talent behind Aquaman (Brad Walker), Cyborg (John Semper), Flash (Joshua Williamson), and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (Robert Venditti) provide the stories behind your favorite characters and give them the justice they’re due!
Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm – 4:00pm
DC Page to Screen (Multimedia)
Never before has DC Entertainment 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! The people behind the scenes who translate the page to the screen show how your favorite stories and characters come to life!
Friday July 22, 2016 4:15pm – 5:15pm
DC’s Young Animal (Comics)
Panelists get into the details of DC’s Young Animal, a new imprint launching this fall from My Chemical Romance frontman and bestselling comic writer Gerard Way (Doom Patrol), with many of his topnotch collaborators, including Cecil Castellucci (Shade, The Changing Girl), Jon Rivera (Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye), and others.
Friday July 22, 2016 5:30pm – 6:30pm
iZOMBIE Special Video Presentation and Q&A (DCTV)
Television’s only Zom-Com-Rom-Dram, returns for its third appearance at Comic-Con. After experiencing the heart-pounding season 2 finale, be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for season 3! Now that Clive is in the know about zombies, how will his dynamic with Liv change? With Ravi’s cure robbing Blaine of his memories, what will Major decide to do with his borrowed time? Will Peyton continue her efforts to take down crime lord Mr. Boss? And will Vivian Stoll, new owner of Max Rager, succeed in making Seattle its zombie headquarters? See a special video presentation followed by a panel with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) 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 Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, iZOMBIE returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 12.
Friday July 22, 2016 5:30pm – 6:30pm
AMC’s Preacher (DCTV)
Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg join comic book co-creator and series co-executive producer Garth Ennis and members of the cast including Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti and Graham McTavish in a panel moderated by Kevin Smith, to discuss the first season of the hit series. Join the panelists for a live reading of the newest episode, airing Sunday, July 24 at 9pm on AMC, followed by a Q&A session.
Friday July 22, 2016 6:30pm – 8:30pm
World Premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke
Delve into the demented history of the Dark Knight’s arch nemesis, The Joker, as he sets out to prove insanity is only a horrifying moment away for anyone in the latest DC Universe Original Movie, Batman: The Killing Joke. Based on one of the bestselling graphic novels of all time, this R-rated, feature-length animated film brings together some of the key creative team behind Batman: The Animated Series with executive producer Bruce Timm (Justice League: Gods & Monsters) at the helm and Kevin Conroy (Justice League), and Mark Hamill (Star Wars) returning to their seminal roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively. Hear how the graphic novel transitioned to animated thriller, and then witness the world premiere of this highly anticipated film. Panelists include Tara Strong (Teen Titans, Batman: Arkham games) as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner James Gordon, as well as director Sam Liu (Batman: Year One, All-Star Superman) and Harvey and Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Batman: Broken City). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Batman: The Killing Joke arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 26 on Digital HD and August 2 on Blu-ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.
Friday July 22, 2016 9:00pm – 12:00am
Saturday July 23
DC: New Crossover Classics (Comics)
Inter-company crossovers are all the rage now, and DC is enjoying a lot of success teaming with other companies on Batman/TMNT, Gotham Academy/Lumberjanes, Batman’66/Steed & Peel, and the upcoming ThunderCats/He-Man. Meet the DC talent for these incredible collaborations. We also have BOOM! Studios editor Dafna Pleban, who edits the Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy series and writers for ThunderCats/He-Man, Rob David & Lloyd Goldfine. Join us for more details on these new crossover classics and hints of things to come.
Saturday July 23, 2016 10:00am – 11:00am
DC Rebirth: Batman (Comics)
Even after 75 plus years of stories, the family of Batman comics couldn’t be any hotter! The DC Rebirth talent behind your favorite Dark Knight tales present an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective! With Julie and Shawna Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey), Tom King (Batman), Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman), James Tynion IV (Detective Comics), and others, this is the best time to explore Gotham City.
Saturday July 23, 2016 11:15am – 12:15pm
Warner Bros. Pictures (Films)
A sneak peek at upcoming releases.
Saturday July 23, 2016 11:30am – 1:30pm
DC Meet the Co-Publishers (Comics)
DC’s co-publishers are back in San Diego and better than ever! Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC Rebirth, Vertigo, MAD, DC’s Young Animal, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you unique access to the leaders of your favorite comic book line!
Saturday July 23, 2016 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A (DCTV)
All Hell will break loose as Lucifer returns to heat things up in San Diego. Indulge your deepest desires and be among the first to get the scoop on what’s sure to be a devilishly fun second season! Get a sizzling sneak peek at season 2, followed by a panel with series stars as well as executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Neal Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns September 19, airing Mondays 9/8c on FOX. Lucifer: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD on August 23.
Saturday July 23, 2016 1:30pm – 2:10pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A (DCTV)
Supervillains are continuing to push Gotham City toward the brink, and while Jim Gordon remains at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city, how far will he go to save Gotham? Throughout season 2, Gordon’s moral compass wavered more than ever, creating both personal and professional dilemmas in his life as villains emerged from the city’s darkest places, including Arkham Asylum’s secret experimental lab, Indian Hill. Bruce Wayne also began to unravel some of Gotham City’s, and his family’s, deepest secrets, leading him to discover that Wayne Enterprises could be behind some very dangerous schemes poised to tear the city apart. Be among the first to see what’s in store for season 3 with a special video presentation, followed by a discussion with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns September 19 with all-new episodes, Mondays at 8/7c on FOX, and Gotham: The Complete Second Season will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on August 16.
Saturday July 23, 2016 2:10pm – 3:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
DC 75 Years of Wonder Woman (Multimedia)
In her 75-year publishing history, Wonder Woman has become one of the most popular and influential icons of all time, both as a “disciple of peace and love” and an “invincible enemy of injustice”! Don’t miss this historic panel with topnotch talent and a few surprise guests who have shaped the Amazing Amazon into the hero and inspiration she is today.
Saturday July 23, 2016 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A (DCTV)
Supergirl will be returning for more supercharged adventures in the show’s new home on The CW this fall! Wondering who’s in that pod, or what will be bringing Superman to National City? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a discussion of these season 2 hot topics and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl’s second season will premiere Mondays at 8/7c this fall on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 9.
Saturday July 23, 2016 3:30pm – 4:15pm
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A (DCTV)
After saving the world-and all of time-from the immortal madman Vandal Savage, then bidding farewell to two of their fellow comrades, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, the Legends received an unexpected visit from a mysterious new ally, Rex Tyler, who gives the team a brand new mission. What that mission is, how the Justice Society of America will factor in, and who will be aboard the Waverider when The CW’s Super Hero team-up series returns for its second season are questions that the cast and creative team will seek to answer when they descend on San Diego for their second visit to Comic-Con. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 23.
Saturday July 23, 2016 4:15pm – 5:00pm
The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A (DCTV)
Parallel universes and doppelgangers and man-sharks, oh my! The second season of The CW’s highest-rated series had more than its fair share of twists and turns, but none compared to Barry Allen’s jaw-dropping decision to go back in time and save his mother from his arch-nemesis, Reverse-Flash, a decision that called the entire timeline into question. But fear not fans, you won’t have to wait until the fall to start getting answers to some of your most pressing questions, as the cast and creative team behind the show will be giving fans insight into the show’s highly anticipated third season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW; The Flash: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 6.
Saturday July 23, 2016 5:00pm – 5:45pm
DC Rebirth: Behind the Scenes (Comics)
Our jaws are still agape, and minds blown away from the biggest event of 2016: DC REBIRTH #1! Come get the inside scoop and all the secrets from some of the industry’s most creative and influential people!
Saturday July 23, 2016 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A (DCTV)
In the face of worldwide nuclear destruction at the hands of the maniacal mystic known as Damien Darhk, Oliver Queen (a.k.a Green Arrow) united Star City with a message of hope that allowed him to vanquish the season 4 Big Bad once and for all. However, our heroes’ triumph came at a cost, and the future of Team Arrow was left hanging in the balance. Now, as the show takes aim on season 5, Oliver will set out to save his city from a new threat-one that he personally created-as both the newly appointed mayor of Star City and as the Green Arrow. The cast and creators of the hit CW series will be on-hand for a lively conversation surrounding the upcoming season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW; Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on August 30.
Saturday July 23, 2016 5:45pm – 6:30pm
Sunday July 24
World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year
Girls around the world now have their very own Super Hero universe in which to play, watch, read and be inspired! To further bring this all-new realm to life, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing DC Super Hero Girls shorts, TV specials and – as a Comic-Con exclusive presentation – the World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year. After the screening, voice cast members and filmmakers will discuss the animated feature-length movie, as well as spotlight the partnership between WB Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Mattel in bringing the DC Super Hero Girls to life with a full line of action dolls, figures, accessories and playsets in the Fall of 2016. Also on the docket is a look at DC’s first-ever original graphic novel for DC Super Hero Girls, as well as books from Random House. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year features some of the top voice actors in the industry. Panelists will include the voice of Wonder Woman, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery); the voice of Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy, Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony) and the voice of Supergirl, Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls), alongside producer Jennifer Coyle (Bob’s Burgers), screenwriter/author Shea Fontana (Doc McStuffins, The 7D) and award-winning author Lisa Yee (DC Super Hero Girls books, American Girl books), as well as several surprise guests. DC All-Access host Tiffany Smith will moderate the panel. And everyone in attendance will receive a special DC Super Hero Girls gift courtesy of WB Consumer Products. The stellar voice cast also includes Mae Whitman (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee) and Stephanie Sheh (Katana). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on August 23, 2016 on DVD.
Sunday July 24, 2016 10:00am – 12:00pm
World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants
The Dark Knight is back doing what he does best, protecting the citizens of Gotham, in the third installment of the Batman Unlimited series. When evil scientist Mr. Freeze activates his latest invention on two of Gotham’s most formidable criminals, Killer Croc and Bane, things go from bad to worse. Turned into super-sized mutant monsters, the supervillains start bashing through the streets of Gotham with no end in sight. It’s up to the Caped Crusader and his superhero team to save the day by putting the giant robot mechs in their place, but it will be an uphill battle as they face off against enormous foes. Join the heroic voices of Batman and Nightwing,Roger Craig Smith(Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin’s Creed games) and Will Friedle (Batman Beyond, Boy Meets World), along with filmmakers and other voice cast members for the world premiere of the film and a lively panel discussion. The cast includes Chris Diamantopoulos (Episodes, Silicon Valley), Charlie Schlatter (Diagnosis Murder, Kick Buttkowski), Oded Fehr (The Mummy, Resident Evil: Apocalypse),Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911), John DiMaggio(Futurama, Batman: Under the Red Hood), Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham), and Phil LaMarr (MAD TV, Futurama). Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants is produced and directed by Curt Ceda from a script written by Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants comes to DVD via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on September 13.
Sunday July 24, 2016 12:15pm – 1:45pm
DC: My Secret Origin or How I Broke Into 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 top talent broke in, crafting the tales of your favorite DC superheroes!
Sunday July 24, 2016 1:45pm – 2:45pm
20th Anniversary of DC’s Birds of Prey
Celebrate the longest-running female superhero team in history with editor/creator Jordan B. Gorfinkel (Batman, Michael Midas Champion), writersShawna and Julie Benson (DC’s Rebirth, CW’s The 100), and fan favorite writers Chuck Dixon (Batman, Punisher) and Gail Simone (Secret Six, Deadpool) as they reveal inside stories from the comics series, animated episodes, TV adaptations-and a feature film? Limited number of signed copies to be given away.
Sunday July 24, 2016 2:00pm – 3:00pm
So, fellow DC Enthusiasts, what are you looking forward to most from SDCC? Will you be attending the Con? Feel free to chime in with your thoughts below.
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