San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Everything you can expect this year


San Diego Comic-Con is on its way. Here’s what you can look forward to seeing and hearing more about during this epic week.

The San Diego Convention Center is going to see another packed year as fans from all over flock to the highly coveted San Diego Comic-Con. The con runs from July 18 to July 22. And while buzz about Marvel Studios and HBO not putting their stake in Hall H might have worried some about SDCC’s outlook, don’t worry. Things are still shaping up to be another great convention. Here are just a few highlights you’ll want to look out for when Comic-Con madness hits.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in Deadpool 2 (2018). Screenshot via YouTube/20th Century Fox.


Even though Marvel Studios isn’t coming to SDCC, that doesn’t mean the rest of the Marvel Universe has to miss out on. There will be a Marvel presence in Hall H, but in the form of the “Marvel Games Panel” on Thursday. There, they’ll be showing off the latest Spider-Man video game, Marvel Powers United VR and more.

As far as movies go, the already released Deadpool 2 will get a panel in Hall H on Saturday, and both Venom  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and will be showcased through the Sony Pictures panel. Legion, FX’s TV series, will make it into Hall H, while Netflix’s Iron First and Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger will both have their own panels.

DC/Warner Bros.

In place of Marvel Studios’ absence in Hall H, Warner Bros. is certainly making its presence known. With DC under its belts, Warner Bros. should have a ton of big movie news to break over the weekend. The first of that should include this years’ movie, Aquaman, and a trailer is likely to debut right there in Hall H. Reports say that Gal Gadot is also scheduled to appear at Comic-Con to promote Wonder Woman 1984. Production has just begun, so there might not much of anything revealed at the con. And, finally, we’ll get to hear more about the Shazam movie starring Zachary Levi.

While this might be DC’s year to show off, Warner Bros. still has other movies. Harry Potter fans will be delighted to know that Fantastic Beasts 2 is part of the WB line up. And things will be getting awesome with the Lego Movie 2 joining the panel.

Riverdale — “Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World” — Image Number: RVD222a_0056.jpg — Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie and Camila Mendes as Veronica — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The CW

On the strictly TV side, The CW isn’t holding back with all of its panels for fans this year. Riverdale is getting the Hall H treatment on Sunday, and we might get to see what’s in store for the gang in season 3. The long-running show, Supernatural is also hitting Hall H on Sunday, just in time for its 300th episode. There’s likely to be something big with this celebration, and fans will just have to wait to find out what it is.

Then, you can’t forget about the DC television series including Supergirl, Arrow, the Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. They’ll all have individual panels featuring Q&A’s, and hopefully some exclusive clips of their next seasons.

Photo: Steve Schofield / BBC Worldwide

Other TV

Things are getting exciting elsewhere in the TV world. Doctor Who will be in Hall H on Thursday to promote season 11. We’ll also get to know a lot more about the first female Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, as well as likely see first clips for the new season.

Later at Hall H, both Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead will have their own panels. The Walking Dead panel in particular will be interesting given all the spoilers that went down in season 8, and all the big casting news for season 9.

One panel that would have likely been in jeopardy this year (but isn’t anyone) is Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We’ll probably hear some good stories from the cast as they celebrate the series’ return on NBC after being canceled by FOX — and we might learn if anything will change now that it is on a different network.

Also at Hall H, the cast of Breaking Bad will be back to celebrate its 10th anniversary following the Better Call Saul pannel on Thursday. Then, be on the lookout for the Star Trek: Discovery panel in Hall H on Friday.

Bumblebee in Bumblebee movie. Screenshot via Paramount Pictures/YouTube.

Other movies

The other big movies studios are going to cause a lot of excitement during Comic-Con, too. Extending the transformer franchise, the Bumblebee movie is coming this year — and building excitement with its Hall H panel on Friday.

Glass and Halloween are also shaping up to be big movies from Universal Pictures, in which the panel promises a few “riveting surprises” during their Hall H stay. The Predator is also boasting a big Hall H presence (for some reason)But the cast includes Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, and Olivia Munn, so that should keep things interesting.

One last interesting movie panel will be Joe and Anthony Russo’s Assassination Nation, which has a Hall H panel on Thursday. Though, it might be hard for the Russo’s to promote this film, with fans likely hungry to ask more questions about Infinity War and the Avengers 4 (if they even get the chance to ask them).

Related Story: Here's what they don't tell you about San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con certainly has a lot to offer this year, and these highlights barely scratched the surface of what’s to come. To see the full 2018 schedule, you can head to the official Comic-Con website.

And be sure to check back on here Culturess as we update you will all the news coming out of SDCC in the days to come!