SAN DIEGO – As Comic-Con opens its doors for Wednesday’s preview night, we combed through the programming schedule and revealed the highlights for each day.
Those must-see panels include “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Supergirl,” “Doctor Who,” “Agent Carter” and much more.
For those of you still finalizing your schedule of what panels you want to attend, we’ve compiled a list of some must-see programs for this year’s Comic-Con, but don’t forget to carve out some time to wander the floor of the Exhibit Hall.
Special sneak peak pilot screenings, 6-10 p.m., Ballroom 20
Get an early look at pilot episodes of four shows set to premiere during the 2015-2016 TV season: “Supergirl,” the upcoming series that follows another Kryptonian refugee, Kara (Zor-El) Danvers, as she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities to become a hero after years of hiding her powers; “Blindspot,” which follows FBI agent Kurt Weller as he is drawn into a conspiracy after encountering a naked amnesiac; “Containment,” about a world where a deadly epidemic breaks out and an urban quarantine is enforced; and “Lucifer,” a series that follows the original fallen angel after he has resigned from his throne and now runs a piano bar in Los Angeles. The screening will also include a new episode of the animated “Teen Titans Go!”
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Noon-1:15 p.m., Hall H
This panel will offer a sneak peek of the final film in “The Hunger Games” franchise with never-before-seen footage from the film. What should we expect from the upcoming showdown between reluctant revolutionary Katniss Everdeen and the cruel President Snow? The panel will also feature a Q&A with the cast and filmmaker.
Return to Gravity Falls, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 6A
The last season 2 episode of “Gravity Falls” ended in a cliffhanger (Grunkle Stan has a brother?), so this panel with creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch (and other special guests) is a must see for fans who want to get an early look at some footage from upcoming episodes. The panel will also feature a Q&A.
Doctor Who: BBC America’s Official Panel, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Hall H
The Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, is making his Comic-Con debut at this panel that will also feature Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Michelle Gomez (Missy) and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.
Con Man: The Fan Revolt 13 Years in the Making, 3:45-5:15 p.m., Hall H
Alan Tudyk has made a show about his global convention experiences, and now he’s presenting it at a convention. Tudyk will be joined by Nathan Fillion, P. J. Haarsma, Mindy Sterling, Tricia Helfer, Felicia Day, Casper Van Dien, Nolan North, Alison Haislip, Michael Trucco and Sky Haarsma and others to talk about the crowd-funded series.
Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars Dramatic Reading, 6-7 p.m., Horton Grand Theater (ticket required)
A live performance of a Card Wars match featuring voice actors Jeremy Shada (Finn), John DiMaggio (Jake), and Olivia Olson (Marceline) from “Adventure Time.” Who will floop the pig?