Preview Night kicks
off with everyone scrambling about to get their bearings, pick up exclusive merchandise, find out about autograph signings
taking place throughout the Con...or watching TV. Huh? Well, in Ballroom 20 from 6-10pm, Warner Brothers Television will be
hosting the world premiere of three pilot episodes for new shows debuting soon: Constantine, The Flash
and iZombie. As an added bonus, an all new episode of Teen Titans Go will close out the evening. Get some food and get to
bed early because starting the next morning, the fun begins!
Thursday begins with
the explosive return of 24. Kiefer Sutherland will be on hand to give an in depth look at Jack Bauer's return. Betty White
(yes, Betty White!) and other surprise guests will be part of the Legends of TV Land panel to discuss their historic careers.
Want to get a sneak peak at the all new Transformers animated series debuting next year, then you won't want to miss the Hasbro
the 75th anniversary of Batman, there are several panels throughout the next four days taking a look at his rich history.
First of these is a spotlight on Batman's co-creator, Bill Finger. Animator Bill Plympton will debut footage of his new feature
film “Cheatin'”. Everyone attending the panel will get a free drawing from Bill! Sony Pictures panel will feature
two family friendly films, the animated film Pixels featuring Adam Sandler and Goosebumps starring Jack Black as R.L. Stine.
will be presenting a look at some of their upcoming films later in the afternoon. At press time, the films to be discussed
are unknown. Hard to believe that Star Trek is celebrating fifty years this year. Several Star Trek producers, writers and
other talents closely associated with all things Trek will take a look back at where the series came from as well as what
the future of the property holds.
Robert Kirkman and
artist Charlie Adlard will be discussing their hugely popular The Walking Dead graphic novel. Get there early for this sure
to be popular panel. Want more comics? Be sure to check out Marvel's look at Avengers & X-Men: AXIS for all the details
on this massive storyline. Several panels taking an up close look at new TV shows will include Scorpion, Legends, The Last
Ship, Penny Dreadful and Outlander.
Of course, there
are several returning favs such as Reign, Teen Wolf, and Hannibal. Finally, what better way to end the first day than
by celebrating the release (finally!) of the original Batman TV series! Batman himself, Adam West as well as Burt Ward and
Julie Newmar will present the first ever look at the all new remastered series set for release this November.
Hope you're rested
up because now we take a look at Friday! Continuing the celebration of all aspects of Batman, Neal Adams will be the focus
of a career retrospective, primarily his impact on the Dark Knight. The cast and crew of Adventure Time will be showing some
never before seen footage. Take a trip to the Land of Ooo.
A special screening
of the pilot for this Fall's new drama iZombie, based on the hit comic will be held with the cast in attendance, followed
by a Q&A. The creators of The Venture Brothers will be on hand to discuss the upcoming season as well as answer your burning
questions. AMC's monster hit series, The Walking Dead returns to Hall H for a first look at the upcoming fifth season. Much
of the cast and the creative minds behind the curtains will be on hand. Not to be outdone, HBO brings back Game of Thrones
Can't get enough
of Max Brooks and zombies? What if we throw vampires in the mix? Brooks will give us a first look at his new comic title,
Extinction Parade which is essentially a vampires vs. zombies apocalypse! Later Daniel Radcliffe makes his first every
visit to Comic Con to promote his starring role in Horns, based on the best selling horror novel by Joe Hill.
comics editor Denny O'Neill, as well as some of the writers and artists from the late 1980's, will discuss the change
in direction of Batman in the 80's and 90's. The panel will explain how following the success of the 1989 Tim Burton Batman
film took the character in a more serious direction and brought a darker tone to the series.
Friday will also
feature panels of several returning TV shows, including Bones, Gravity Falls, Resurrection, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The 100,
Bates Motel, Bob's Burgers, The Originals, Archer, Vikings, Arrow, Sleepy Hollow, Orphan Black. New shows coming soon include
Wayward Pines, Agent Carter, Intruders and Dominion. Finally, what is Comic Con without Kevin Smith? His traditional Friday
night panel will feature an added bonus. He will debut the trailer for his new horror film Tusk.
Got those energy
drinks ready? You're gonna need them for Saturday for sure! The day starts with a big yellow bang as Matt Groening leads a
panel for a look at the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons. This is definitely a must see for the hardcore fan. Continuing with
the lighter fare, Phineas and Ferb return to San Diego but this time their bringing a sneak peek at their newest adventure...Phineas
and Ferb: Star Wars! You won't want to miss this. Not to be outdone, Family Guy return as well with a look at the upcoming
season and surprise guests!
Warner Brothers kicks
off the days events in Hall H with a look at Jupiter Ascending, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five
Armies. Tolkien fans won't want to miss the end of Bilbo's quest.
Immediately following, Legendary Pictures will present a look at some of their future projects. Though unconfirmed at this
time, rumors are the films featured will include Crimson Peak, As Above So Below and...Godzilla 2???
Can you believe this
is the 30th anniversary of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? With the upcoming feature film reboot, join TMNT co-creator Kevin
Eastman for a look back at the humble beginnings of the cult phenomena. Celebrating twenty years, Disney's Gargoyles. Former
cast and crew members as well as series creator Greg Weisman will take a trip down memory lane. Robert Rodriguez return to
Hall H along with Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson for a look at their highly anticipated sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill
Bruce Timm, Paul
Dini, Kevin Conroy and other special guests headline a panel looking at the 75th anniversary of Batman. Take a trip through
time looking at the beginning to the present and what the future may hold for the Caped Crusader. And in other super hero
news, in what will probably be the biggest panel of the day, Marvel Studios present Kevin Feige will be on hand with several
mystery guests (unless you heard Mark Ruffalo's accidental announcement) to discuss the future of the Marvel cinematic universe.
panels throughout the day will include Once Upon A Time, Helix Defiance, The Blacklist, Grimm, Vampire Diaries, American Horror
Story, and for the final time, True Blood. New shows making their Comic Con debut include Ascension, Constantine, The Flash
and Gotham. Speaking of those last three, Warner Brothers television will close out the day with a three hour panel dedicated
to those shows including Arrow. Stay tuned for the world premiere of the first episode of Gotham! Of course, if that's not
your thing, you can always end your Saturday with the ever popular Comic Con Masquerade!
as Kids Day, IDW publishers starts the day right with a look at some of their kid friendly titles including My Little Pony,
Angry Birds, Skylanders and TMNT. Best of all, free comics for the kids! Also for the wee ones, Warner Brothers Animation
will present the world premiere of the family friendly film, Scooby Doo! Frankencreepy.
Unless you live under
a rock, you heard the story earlier this year about Batkid and how the Make-A-Wish foundation help a child save the city of
San Francisco. Well, documentary filmmaker Dana Nachman will present a first look at Batkid: The Film.
For a little more serious fare, Hall H is the place to be as Sons of Anarchy, The Following, Supernatural and the
all new Guillermo del Toro produced dark series, The Strain. Expect a large turnout by the casts for these respective shows.
Too intense for you? How about a first look at LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham? What if I mentioned that Adam West will be a
special guest at this panel detailing the behind the scenes of this sure to be hit video game coming this Fall.
Maybe you prefer
Marvel over DC titles. In that case, you'll want to listen in as Joe Quesada leads a special look at the 75th anniversary
of Marvel as well as the 50th anniversary of Daredevil. Want to know what happened after the credits rolled on Django Unchained?
What if I told you he teamed up with Zorro. Don't believe me? Well, Quentin Tarantino himself will be taking part in the Dynamite
Comics panel to give you a peek at this upcoming crossover. Finally, once again Comic Con ends with the traditional interactive
screening of the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once More with Feeling.
That's a lot of awesomeness.
I'll check back with you all when I return from San Diego with my first hand account of all the cool....everythings that I
witnessed. Talk to you then, true believers!