We are on Day Four and the magic keeps happening. This definitely has been a Comic-Con filled with surprises, a lot of fun and aching feet that are ignored (hey, a good soak does wonders). Being this is a Saturday; families will be out in full force to enjoy the outdoor experiences but also hitting the convention floor to find more one-of-a-kind toy or comic book.
The amazing day begins with “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return.” This show was the highlight of my weekends and I will admit that I have not laughed that much in a long time. A panel will be held at the Horton Grand Theater so be there! Later Joel Hodgson along with Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount and Rebecca Hanson will talk all things MST3K!
Hall H begins with a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation to include what they have coming and exclusive footage. Chris Hardwick talks Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” with Spielberg Tye Cheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn and Zack Penn to talk. Also on hand is “Blade Runner 2049” directed by Denis Villeneuve. Don’t think that the superhero universe goes without a blip on the radar as Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher are in it for “Justice League.” Want an early look at Aquaman? Well I’m sure you will be accommodated.
On television, ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” brings teases for its seventh season and Henry all grown up with a daughter of his own! That’s going to be an interesting story to be told. Cast and crew will be on hand to talk about those moments we are all wondering about.
My guilty pleasure is the CW show “The Originals.” Returning for another season there are so many questions I need answered and only the show’s executive producer Julie Plec can answer them – but she won’t and I know that. I’m still watching! The series “Riverdale” will also bring a presentation along with a Q&A that gives a take on small town life and a new season coming Oct. 11 on the CW.
FOX brings the bad boy back for a Q&A and the series that has everyone talking “Lucifer.” This is a show that isn’t exactly what one would think when hearing that name, Lucifer, which is probably why it is a smash hit. It is a world like no other!
“Star Trek: Discovery” is the new show on CBS this fall that follows another crew on voyages. A panel with cast and the minds behind the new series will be there to ask all things Star Trekky!
DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” offers up the story of 2017 Los Angeles where dinosaurs seem to be taking up parking spaces and Big Ben is there. Breaking time the superhero’s need to find answers and do what super heroes do!
“The Expanse” comes to Comic-Con as SyFy has once again created a world that is amazing and hundreds of years into the future. Catch up if you will as another season is here and the panel is eager to talk about it all.
What would Comic-Con be without “The Simpsons?” Matt Groening, Al Jean and Matt Selman are ready to share secrets, surprises and what’s coming in the new season.
FOX brings another favorite with “Family Guy” with Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry and John Viener preview next season and an exclusive look at their 300th episode. I mean seriously, 300 episodes means they level of epicness will be amazing. Following up is “American Dad.” As the Smith’s of Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Baker and executive producer Zack Rosenblatt talk about the July 24 season premier.
NBC rolls out its new show of the supernatural with “Midnight, Texas.” Fans will see the premiere episode along with a Q&A session with cast Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, Peter Mensah and Sarah Ramos as well as the author of “Midnight, Texas,” Charlaine Harris.
HBO brings their mega-hit “Westworld” with a panel discussion including Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Ed Harris (gawd I love that man!), Luke Hemsworth, James Marsden, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro (okay I love him too), Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton back to talk all things dark and western!
NETFLIX brings the crazy hit “Stranger Things” with a panel discussion on what is to come for Season 2 and giving fans of the show a look at footage of what is going to happen come this October! Are you kidding me…I have to wait that long??
Marvel Studios is also bringing president and producer Kevin Feige in to talk about the expanding Marvel Universe and I’m sure there will be plenty of surprises for everyone.
Finally, bad-ass Charlize Theron heads up the Entertainment Weekly panel of Women who Kick Ass. Theron has made her popularity in diverse roles in such films as “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Fate of the Furious,” “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Prometheus.” Her new film, “Atomic Blonde,” is on my list of don’t miss…ever!
There is only one more day of Comic-Con and basically that means there is still a ton to see and do as well as make time to charge my cell phone – nah, let it go because there is too much fun to be had.
A good nights sleep and it’s off for the final day – stay with me kiddies!