If you made it through the schedules for 2013 San Diego Comic-Con’s Wednesday preview night and Thursday, plus the TV-heavy Friday lineup, you’ll be primed and ready for the list of Saturday panels. While there are a fair number of movie presentations from the major studios, TV programs continue to show up in droves.
Warner Bros. and Legendary will bring Godzilla, Seventh Son, 300: Rise of an Empire, Gravity and The LEGO Movie; Lionsgate will show off I, Frankenstein and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; and Marvel is bringing its sequels, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. TV show panels include Arrow, Being Human, Once Upon a Time, Futurama, The Simpsons and How I Met Your Mother. Hit the jump to see the Saturday highlights.
Comic-Con 2013 runs from July 18th – July 21ST. Click here for the full schedule.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole! – Ballroom 20 – 10:15AM – 11:00AM
Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost and Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (Lost andTron: Legacy) introduce the world premiere screening of their newest series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. This strange new land takes you to the other side of the rabbit hole, where you’ll meet Alice, the Knave of Hearts, the White Rabbit and a host of other characters. Q&A as well as surprise guests will follow the screening. You won’t want to miss who shows up at this panel!
Legendary Pictures: Godzilla – An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are the executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. The film is from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
Legendary Pictures: Seventh Son – The fantasy action adventure Seventh Son takes audiences to a time long past, where evil is about to be unleashed. Jeff Bridges stars as Master Gregory, a Falcon Knight who imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) years ago. Now escaped, she seeks vengeance, and Gregory has only until the next blood moon to train a new apprentice (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of a seventh son, to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Oscar nominee Sergei Bodrov directs an international cast that includes Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, and Djimon Hounsou. The film is from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
Warner Bros. Pictures: 300: Rise of an Empire – From producer Zack Snyder, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a new chapter in this epic saga, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes and told in the same breathtaking visual style as the blockbuster 300. Directed by Noam Murro, 300: Rise of an Empiretakes the action to a fresh battlefield-on the sea-with a cast of both new and returning stars, led by Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, and Rodrigo Santoro. Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, and Bernie Goldmann produce, with Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad again collaborating on the screenplay.
Warner Bros. Pictures: Gravity – From director Alfonso Cuarón comes the sci-fi Thriller Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, alongside veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). On a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes, leaving them completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further into the terrifying expanse of space.
Warner Bros. Pictures: The LEGO Movie – From directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller of 21 Jump Streetcomes the first ever full-length theatrical LEGO adventure, The LEGO Movie,…
Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost and Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (Lost andTron: Legacy) take you on a journey to Neverland. If the season finale left you wanting more, you will not want to miss this opportunity for an exclusive sneak peek at what’s to come. Questions will be answered. Secrets will be revealed. And Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love), Jennifer Morrison (House), Robert Carlyle (SGU: Stargate Universe), Josh Dallas (Thor), Emilie de Ravin (Lost), Colin O’Donoghue (The Rite), and Michael Raymond James (True Blood) will all join in the fun. It’s time for you to get hooked on Once Upon a Time.
Geek and Sundry: Leveling Up – Indigo Ballroom – 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural) reveals her upcoming shows on the Geek and Sundry network and exciting new partnerships. Guests include Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Eureka) giving insights into the hit show TableTop; Amy Berg (Eureka, Leverage) and Adam de la Pena (Code Monkeys) sharing details about their upcoming shows; Amy and Sachie from G&S’s new vlogging channel talking comics and cosplay; and a few surprises!
Futurama – Ballroom 20 – 12:00PM – 12:45PM
We’re dooooooooomed! An epic panel for the ages will celebrate Futurama’s latest and greatest final season. On hand will be most or all of Futurama‘s legendary voice cast, consisting of Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Phil LaMarr, and Lauren Tom, performing never-before-heard scenes from the upcoming “Last Episode Ever.” Plus executive producer David X. Cohen, creator Matt Groening, and a cartooning showdown to the death! (Note: actual death not guaranteed.)
How I Met Your Mother – Indigo Ballroom – 12:00PM – 1:00PM
For the first time ever, the hit sitcom visits Comic-Con to kick off its final season with an exclusive look at the show and a panel featuring Josh Radnor (Happythankyoumoreplease), Jason Segel (The Muppets), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers), Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Pamela Fryman.
The Simpsons – Ballroom 20 – 12:45PM – 1:30PM
Celebrate The Simpsons’ 25th year on the air with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and consulting producer David Silverman, enjoy never-before seen footage from guest director Guillermo del Toro, and hear musical guests perform “We Put The Spring In Springfield!”
From the executive producer of The CW’s #1 series and Comic-Con fan favorite The Vampire Diaries comes The Originals, a sexy new drama centering on the Original Family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus, who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans-a town he helped build centuries ago-where he is reunited with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the Crescent City. Join executive producer Julie Plec(The Vampire Diaries) and series stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries), and Charles Michael Davis (Switched at Birth) for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So- Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air Tuesdays 9/8c on The CW this fall.
Lionsgate – Featuring I, FRANKENSTEIN and THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE – Hall H – 1:35PM – 2:35PM
I, Frankenstein stars Aaron Eckhart and Yvonne Strahovski appear with film director/writer Stuart Beattieand graphic novel author/writer Kevin Grevioux. Plus, the cast of the highly anticipated second installment ofThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire comes to Hall H for the first time. Panel moderated by Fandango chief correspondent Dave Karger. Never-before-seen footage is showcased from both films. Includes Q&A opportunity.
Family Guy – Ballroom 20 – 1:45PM – 2:30PM
The Griffins are back at Comic-Con for another raucous panel and a sneak peek at season 12, featuring Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Alex Borstein (MADtv, Shameless), and executive producer Rich Appel (The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show) plus other surprise guests.
The Awesomes: A Hulu Original Series – Indigo Ballroom – 2:00PM – 3:00PM
The Awesomes is a new animated show for adults that combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the irreverent and inspired comedy that is the hallmark of co-creators Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) and Mike Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). It is the story of the greatest superhero team in history, The Awesomes, and what happens after all the most powerful members leave. Join co-creator/executive producer/ series star Meyers, co-creator/executive producer Shoemaker, writer/producer and comic book author Judd Winick (Batman: Under The Red Hood), and cast members Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Josh Meyers (That ’70s Show), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), and moderator Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead) for a special Comic-Con screening and audience Q&A. The Awesomes is the first animated Hulu Original Series and premieres August 1 on Hulu and Hulu Plus. It is a Hulu co-production with Broadway Video (Saturday Night Live) and Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers). Watch The Awesomes first exclusively on Xbox 360 July 25-31.
Be on hand for an exclusive look at the new season, the world premiere of a song from the never-before-seen Christmas episode featuring the return of Krampus, and a Q&A featuring Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane,Scott Grimes (ER, Band of Brothers), Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and more.
Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass – Hall H – 2:55PM – 3:55PM
Fierce, fearless and flat-out fantastic, these female actors have left fans breathless. Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious franchise), Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), and others open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield.
Nerdist Industries – Indigo Ballroom – 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Chris Hardwick (BBC America’s The Nerdist, AMC’s Talking Dead) is joined by friends new and old to discuss the exciting things coming to Nerdist Industries. Join Chris and company as they look at the Nerdist Channel’s upcoming slate, discuss new initiatives from the Nerdist team, and answer as many quemments as humanly possible.
True Blood Panel and Q&A Session – Ballroom 20 – 3:30PM – 4:15PM
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated True Blood kicked off its sixth season June 16 on HBO. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Oscar and Golden Globe award winner Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts and vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Brian Buckner serves as executive producer of the series, which also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Stratenas Pam, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Anna Camp as Sarah Newlin, Michael McMillian as Steve Newlin, andRob Kazinsky as Ben. Oscar and Emmy Award winner Alan Ballcreated and is also an executive producer on the series, based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.
Being Human – Indigo Ballroom – 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Itching to know what goes on behind the scenes of Syfy’s smash hit series Being Human? Give in to temptation and join cast members Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally), Sam Huntington (Josh), Kristen Hager(Nora), and executive producer Anna Fricke as they discuss what’s in store for a larger-than-life new season.
Moderated by Aaron Sagers, entertainment journalist (CNN.com/MTV.com) and geek culture expert.
20th Century Fox Presentation – Hall H – 4:15PM – 5:45PM
Making their fang-tastic fifth appearance at Comic-Con, the cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diariesvamp it up in San Diego! Series stars Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Roll Bounce), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Candice Accola (Juno), and Kat Graham (Honey 2) join executive producers/writers Julie Plec (The Originals, Kyle XY) and Caroline Dries (Melrose Place) on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. The CW’s #1 series returns in the fall for its fifth season, promising twists, turns and-of course-(love) triangles in this new chapter for our heroes, post-graduation. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and UltraViolet in September.
Warehouse 13 – Indigo Ballroom – 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Go behind the scenes of America’s top-secret supernatural storage facility with Warehouse 13‘s Eddie McClintock (Pete), Joanne Kelly (Myka), Saul Rubinek (Artie), Allison Scagliotti (Claudia), and Jack Kenny(executive producer). Take a look back at four out-of-this-world seasons and get a glimpse at what’s in store for the fifth and final season of the beloved Syfy series. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly‘s Geoff Boucher.
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Indigo Ballroom – 5:15PM – 6:00PM
After failing to foil Malcolm Merlyn’s undertaking, Oliver Queen and team look to get back on track by crossing another name off the list: Comic-Con 2013. Arrow series stars Stephen Amell (Hung), Katie Cassidy (Melrose Place), David Ramsey (Dexter), Emily Bett Rickards (Flicka: Country Pride), and Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf) — with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone), and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe)-will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and much-buzzed-about second season, which will center on Oliver’s transformation from vigilante to hero. Arrow: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet on September 17. Based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, Arrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series returns for a second season this fall, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
More than three decades after the debut of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan’s stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey sets off on a new voyage for the stars. Executive producer Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad) and Sagan’s original collaborators have teamed to conceive a 13-part docu-series airing in 2014 on FOX. Renowned astrophysicistNeil deGrasse Tyson joins writer/executive producer Ann Druyan and executive producer/director Brannon Braga (Star Trek franchise, 24) to debut an exclusive first look at the new “Ship of the Imagination,” followed by a Q&A.
Marvel Studios: Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Hall H – 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and many surprise guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel cinematic universe.
ComiKev 2013: Kevin Smith Uses His Mouth on You in Hall H – Hall H – 7:15PM – 9:00PM
After all the interesting and exciting movie panels are over, Hall H belongs to a middle-aged man who hasn’t made a flick in years! It’s not Saturday night in Hall H ’til the Fat Lady sings…and that fat lady is the flight-challenged writer/director/podcaster/author/actor Kevin Smith! Ask ComiKev questions about the forthcoming Clerks III, orJay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, or his AMC show Comic Book Men! Watch Kev over-answer while sweating profusely! Get in on a tradition and wrap up a busy Saturday with the Clown Prince of Comic-Con!
HBO Presents the Comic-Con International Masquerade – Ballroom 20 – 8:30PM – 11:30PM
Ballroom 20 becomes a showplace of spectacle as fabulous original and re-created costumes crafted by our talented attendees are showcased on stage before an audience of thousands, with impressive awards and cash prizes bestowed to those deemed most outstanding by our guest judges. Doors will open for audience seating at 7:45, but the line will start much earlier! Tickets will be required for seating and will be given out free to those lining up near Ballroom 20 beginning at noon on Saturday. Any remaining tickets will be available at the Masquerade Desk near Ballroom 20 after 4:00. The Masters of Ceremonies will once again be writers/artists and Girl Geniuscreators Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio. Intermission entertainment will feature the Saber Guild performance group.