What to see Saturday at Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO — When the biggest day of Comic-Con — Saturday — arrives, you will be faced with a series of choices. Do you want to spend the day waiting in line? Or do you want to really enjoy the Con? Most people choose to wait in line at one of two spots, Ballroom 20 or Hall H.
Both rooms will host exciting presentations throughout the day. Ballroom 20 will have sneak peeks of some of the most exciting shows of the fall. Hall H will have your first look at the hottest movies coming up in the next few months. Choose wisely.
Saturday hours: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
At 10 a.m. in Ballroom 20, fans of Storybrooke and “Once Upon a Time” will learn about Mr. Hyde and the “Land of the Untold Stories.” Actress Yvette Nicole Brown will moderate the panel with the cast of the show.
Also at 10 a.m., Civil Rights Leader and Congressman John Lewis makes his return to Comic-Con. It brings the final chapter of his civil-rights graphic novel called “March” to Room 23 ABC.
At 11:30 a.m. in Hall H, Comedian Conan O’Brien will host the Warner Brothers panel. Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen will highlight the new “Wonder Woman” movie. This also marks Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary.
Then the coolest cast of bad guys will take over the biggest panel room of Comic-Con. It’s the cast of DC Comic’s “Suicide Squad” including Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. They star as Deadshot, the Joker and Harley Quinn.
The presentation will also include the “Lego Batman Movie,” which includes Will Arnett, and a sneak peek of “Kong: Skull Island” with Tom Hiddleston.
Fans will also get their first look at J.K Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”
Can you believe “The Simpsons” will be heading into its 600th episode this fall? At noon, creator Matt Groening and Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, will offer a look at Season 28 in Ballroom 20.
“Blindspot” gets ready to start its second season this fall. But first, at noon, fans will get a chance to look at the best moments from its freshman season with stars Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown and Ashley Johnson in the Indigo Ballroom at Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Stan Lee is one of the biggest names in comics. And you’ll get a chance to have a special audience with him. Lee created Spiderman, The Avengers and the whole Marvel Comics Universe as we know it. There will be a spotlight on him at 1:45 p.m. with him hopefully in attendance in Room 6A.
At 2 p.m. in Hall H, there will be a 50th-anniversary celebration of “Star Trek.” The first broadcast aired in 1966. Now, join William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and Brent Spiner for a conversation about what being part of the “Star Trek” universe meant to their careers.
At 2:10 p.m., the cast of “Gotham” returns to Comic-Con to show you what’s in store for season 3 as Bruce Wayne continues to discover deep hidden family secrets that lead him closer to his eventual destiny as the Batman. Join them in the Indigo Ballroom at Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
In space, no one can hear you scream, but at 3:15 p.m. in Hall H, there will be a lot of screaming fans celebrating “Aliens” and the 30th anniversary of its release. James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver and Bill Paxton will look back on the legendary science fiction classic.
The cast of “Supergirl” has a lot going on in their sophomore season including the introduction of Superman and several new cast members. Melissa Benoist and the rest of the “Supergirl” cast will attend the panel at 3:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20.
Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett and Hannah Marks star in “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” on BBC America. The show follows the adventures of an unusual detective and his assistant. See the panel at 4 p.m. in Room 6BCF.
DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” was a midseason replacement. But now they have an unexpected visit from Rex Tyler also known as Hourman who’s from the future who gives them a brand new mission. Check out their panel at 4 p.m. in Ballroom 20.
At 5 p.m. in Ballroom 20, get ready for a look at season 3 of “The Flash.” Barry Allen makes a fateful decision at the end of Season Two which may change the face of the DC Comics Television universe when he goes back in Time to save his mother from being killed at the hands of the Reverse Flash.
At 5:30 p.m. in Hall H, Marvel Studios takes over with a special look at its movie universe. Expect looks at “Doctor Strange,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.” And maybe a possible announcement about who will be playing “Captain Marvel” in a standalone movie.
“Arrow” started the TV super hero game 5 years ago. Now, Oliver Queen must start over after his team was left in shambles. Stephen Amell and the cast shows what you can expect from season 5. It starts at 5:45 p.m. in Ballroom 20.
At this point, you might be tired of sitting all day, so go outside and catch all the zombies you can shake a stick at. At 6 p.m., the 10th annual Zombie Walk returns to Comic-Con. It will be in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Kevin Smith is a mainstay at Comic-Con. But last year, he watched thousands of people leave when there was a free “Star Wars” concert. He’s back and hoping the audience will stay this year. See him at 7 p.m. in Hall H.
Also at 7 p.m., Kiefer Sutherland, Maggie Q and Kal Penn will have an exclusive showing of “Designated Survivor” at the Horton Grand Theatre. Sutherland stars as a lower cabinet member who suddenly becomes president.