The Most Intriguing Panels of San Diego Comic-Con 2022

The Most Intriguing Panels of San Diego Comic-Con 2022
Cosplayers will finally get to return to San Diego Comic-Con this year. (Photo: Daniel Knighton/Getty Images, Getty Images)

In less than a week, Comic-Con is back in San Diego, California. That’s right. After three full years away, San Diego Comic-Con returns on Wednesday night, and with it comes the usual battery of panels, booths, merchandise, and more, covering all manner of popular culture. Truly, you can go to Comic-Con as a fan of nearly anything, and find something there all about it.

However, Comic-Con can be also incredibly overwhelming. Whether you’re in San Diego or following from home, there’s simply so much happening that you might not know where to begin. Let us help. We’ve gone through the epic schedule (which you can access here) and pulled out all of the panels we think might have the coolest reveals, moments, news, etc. — the ones to keep an eye on once the curtain comes down on the mecca of comic book conventions.

Note: The panels are listed in date and time order. So we start Thursday morning and go through Sunday afternoon. Also, all times are in Pacific Standard Time, and are subject to change.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves

Will Hollywood actually make a good Dungeons & Dragons movie? We’ll get our first real glimpse at this panel.

When: Thursday, July 21, 2022, 12:00- 1:00 p.m., Hall H

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Feels like forever since we first heard about this animated series; finally, Disney and Marvel are ready to reveal it to the world.

When: Thursday, July 21, 2022, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Room 6BCF

National Treasure: Edge of History

Image: Disney+Image: Disney+

After years of waiting, Disney is finally going back to its popular National Treasure franchise, this time with a younger cast and in series form on Disney+. Comic-Con is where the show goes from mystery to reality.

When: Thursday, July 21, 2022, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m., Ballroom 20

Inside Severance

Which side of your brain will be aware when Apple TV+’s hit series Severance comes to Comic-Con for the first time? Will we find out when season two is arriving? We’re eager to learn more.

When: Thursday, July 21, 2022, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Ballroom 20

Shatner on Shatner

Image: ParamountImage: Paramount

William Shatner coming to Comic-Con alone is kind of a big deal. But when the legend finds himself in Hall H, ready to debut the first footage from a brand new documentary on himself, it’s even more so.

When: Thursday, July 21, 2022, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Hall H

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

If Amazon wants its upcoming Lord of the Rings show to have that Game of Thrones, Lost, Walking Dead-type of success, it’s going to need to own Hall H for the next decade. And that chance starts here.

When: Friday, July 22, 2022, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Hall H

The Original Story You’ve Been Waiting For…Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

Image: HBO MaxImage: HBO Max

Another big franchise finally making its return to screens everywhere is Gremlins. This new animated show is on the way and we’re anxiously waiting to see if it lives up to its namesake.

When: Friday, July 22, 2022, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Marvel Studios: Animation

For the first time ever, Marvel Studios has not one, but TWO big panels at San Diego Comic-Con. This one focuses on all the animated shows coming up, such as What If? season two, Marvel Zombies, and new X-Men and Spider-Man shows.

When: Friday, July 22, 2022,11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Ballroom 20

Paper Girls

We love a big-time comic book adaptation making it into live-action, so we’re super stoked for this new series based on the Brian K. Vaughan/Cliff Chiang comic about girls saving the world to be released upon the con.

When: Friday, July 22, 2022, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ballroom 20

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead has been a Comic-Con mainstay for what feels like forever, and this year, finally, is the panel teasing the main show’s final episodes. The other shows in the franchise are also taking the big stage but this is the one to look out for.

When: Friday, July 22, 2022, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Hall H

The Alternate World of For All Mankind

If you’re like me, you slept on For All Mankind for a long time. Well, sleep no longer. The amazing show about an alternate reality where America lost the race to the moon is on its third season and is as tense, surprising, and exciting as ever. Now, it brings a tease of what’s to come.

When: Friday, July 22, 2022, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m., Ballroom 20

Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR: The Immortal Saga Continues

I’ll admit. I don’t know much about Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR franchise but I do know that if the man, the myth, the legend himself is coming to Hall H at Comic-Con Friday afternoon, he’s going to bring some good stuff with him. Maybe that movie is happening?

When: Friday, July 22, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Hall H

Collider: Directors on Directing

Tim Miller directing Deadpool. (Image: Fox)Tim Miller directing Deadpool. (Image: Fox)

Sometimes the coolest panels at Comic-Con are just seeing how famous, talented people interact. And that’s the promise of this panel featuring Deadpool director Tim Miller, Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton, and John Wick director Chad Stahelski.

When: Friday, July 22, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Hall H

Warner Bros. Theatrical

Saturday at Comic-Con wouldn’t be Saturday at Comic-Con if it didn’t kick off with a mega panel from Warner Bros. This year though, it seems it’ll be a bit more focused on the studio’s next two big superhero movies, Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods. But, yes, Dwayne Johnson will be there.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m., Hall H

House of the Dragon

Game of Thrones and Comic-Con go together like, well, Targaryens and Dragons. And the first Thrones spinoff looks to continue the tradition.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Hall H

Star Trek Universe Panel

Looking for news on the next seasons of Picard, Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds, and more? This is the time and place.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m., Hall H

Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire

Anne Rice’s massively popular book has already been adapted into a popular movie but this show takes a modern spin on the subject and we’re very, very intrigued.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m., Ballroom 20

The Sandman

Ever since Neil Gaiman’s Sandman was released, Hollywood has been trying to adapt it. Well, Netflix finally succeeded and it’ll reveal a glimpse to the world with this “Special Video Presentation and Q&A.”

When: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Hall H

FOX’s Krapopolis

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Did you know Community and Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon had a new animated show about ancient gods on the way… that was curated on blockchain? Well, now you do.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m., Room 6BCF

Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing

Comic-Con stopped being solely about comics many, many years ago. But for anyone interested in anything big coming up in the world of Marvel Comics, this is the panel where that would happen.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Room 6A

The Players of Mythic Quest

Seriously, Apple TV+ has some great shows. Severance, For All Mankind, and this workplace comedy set at a video game company. Season three is in the works and the cast and crew will hopefully give us a sneak peek.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 4 – 4:45 p.m., Ballroom 20

Marvel Studios

With animation out of the way Friday, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will take the stage Saturday to reveal what Marvel has in store for the next few years. Last week, we finally caught up with 2019’s announcements. Could this year’s extend into 2025?

When: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 5 – 6:00 p.m., Hall H

Back with a Vengeance: Chucky

Everyone seems to love the Syfy hit horror show, Chucky, and now everyone’s best friend will stalk Comic-Con with news about what’s next.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

What We Do in the Shadows

Nandor, Nadia, Lazlo, and Guillermo are back for another season and they’re bringing a new episode to Hall H for a screening and Q&A.

When: Sunday, July 24, 2022, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m., Hall H

Funko: Pop Talk Live!

We know what you’re thinking. Is this a panel about Funko Pops? We… aren’t quite sure. Maybe partially. But if it is, Funko didn’t mess around and got Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu, Ahsoka star Rosario Dawson, and Cobra Kai star William Zabka together to chat about them. And hopefully more.

When: Sunday, July 24, 2022, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Hall H