Every San Diego Comic Con veteran knows that all the biggest panels happen in Hall H...
Hall H is a massive 6,500-seat hall and the line to get in begins outside of the Convention Center in Plaza Park.
The most talked about panels are always reserved for the Hall H, and historically fans have even been known to wait in line over night just to get the best seats once inside the exhibit hall.
Here Are The 10 Biggest Panels At Comic-Con 2017:
The most significant over the weekend are “The Big Bang Theory,” “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead” and "Westworld."
1. 20th Century Fox The Kingsman and The Statesman: Comic-Con Panel 2017
20th Century Fox: The Kingsman and The Statesman Panel
Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm - Hall H
20th Century Fox Panel: The Kingsman and The Statesman will kick off SDCC Thursday. The official Comic-Con schedule has yet to announce exactly what will be showcased at the one-hour presentation, but an internet search for the studio’s upcoming genre pictures gives a pretty clear sense of what can be expected.
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 12:47AM The Kingsman and The Statesman are kicking off Comic-Con 2017. Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal will be joined by screenwriter Jane Goldman and Kingsman co-creator and Comic-Con legend Dave Gibbons. The panel will be moderated by Jonathan Ross.
2. Netflix Films: Comic-Con Panel 2017
Netflix Films: Bright and Death Note
Thursday July 20, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm - Hall H
Netflix Films: Bright and Death Note Panel: Netflix presents a special sneak peek at David Ayer's new action-thriller film, Bright, set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, and Édgar Ramírez, and director David Ayer will debut exclusive footage from the film and answer audience questions. Attendees will also be treated to a first look at the new movie Death Note, based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Cast and filmmakers from this edgy thriller will debut footage and share details of the project's transition from fan-favorite graphic novel to film.
Showing how remarkably far Netflix has come at producing its own content, the streaming service will present “Bright” along with stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry and Edgar Ramirez as well as director David Ayer. The movie is set in an alternate reality where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have always coexisted. The Japanese manga-inspired thriller film “Death Note” will also be previewed.
3. Warner Bros. Pictures: Comic-Con Panel 2017
Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation
Saturday July 22, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm - Hall H
Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation: UPDATED: Tue, Jul 11, 4:26 PM On Saturday, July 22, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Warner Bros. will light up Hall H with a presentation showcasing some of its eagerly awaited upcoming releases, with exclusive footage and revealing conversations, helmed by master of ceremonies Chris Hardwick. The lineup includes director Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, based on the hugely popular Ernest Cline novel, with stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, and T.J. Miller, author/co-screenwriter Cline, co-screenwriter Zak Penn, and Spielberg on the panel; the long-awaited Blade Runner 2049, Alcon Entertainment's sequel to the cult classic, which takes us 30 more years into the future, with stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford as well as Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Lennie James, and Mackenzie Davis, writers Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and the film's director, Denis Villeneuve; and the greatest superheroes of the DC universe, united for the first time on the big screen, with stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher talking all things Justice League, as well as an early look at director James Wan's Aquaman.
Four really epic films are slated for the Saturday Warner Bros. Pictures panel with Steven Spielberg's “Ready Player One,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Justice League” and “Aquaman.
The WB is known for taking up the entire space of Hall H with impressive projection screens on nearly all sides of the audience, but the scheduled celebrities will likely make a bigger splash. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, as well as Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and many more, are anticipated.
4. Marvel Studios: Comic-Con Panel 2017
Saturday July 22, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Hall H
Marvel Studios panel is with president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While the official schedule description is vague, the lineup for Marvel Studios as outlined at D23 Expo 2017 includes “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Captain Marvel” and an untitled Avengers sequel through 2019.
At least the first three are sure to have some sort of presence, and I’ve even heard through the grapevine that a whopping 26 cast members plan to be in attendance, which would surpass the the D23 Expo count of 15.
Proving that television is slowly but surely taking over Hall H from the film studios are an even greater number of panels scheduled for broadcast shows.
5. The Big Bang Theory: Comic-Con Panel 2017
The Big Bang Theory Special Video Presentation and Q&A:
Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am - Hall H
The Big Bang Theory returns to San Diego Comic Con to take you inside the biggest moments of season 10 and behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy for a special 10th anniversary panel. From the introduction of Penny's family, to the baby, to that season finale moment that left fans hanging (What will Amy say?), join folks from the show for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 11 this fall, premiering Monday, September 25 at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Tenth Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this fall.
6. Game of Thrones: Comic-Con Panel 2017
Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session
Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Hall H
Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session: Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO's Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series Game of Thrones began its seventh season on July 16. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Cast panelists include (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Conleth Hill as Varys, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. The panel will be moderated by a special Westerosian guest.
7. Stranger Things: Comic-Con Panel 2017
Netflix's Stranger Things
Saturday July 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Hall H
Netflix's Stranger Things Panel UPDATED: Sat, Jul 08, 07:32PM: Join the cast and creators of the pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things for an in-depth discussion on the acclaimed series, the journey to Season 2, and be the first to experience never-before-seen footage of what's to come this October.
8. The Walking Dead: Comic-Con Panel 2017
AMC's The Walking Dead
Friday July 21, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm - Hall H
AMC's The Walking Dead Panel: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Chandler Riggs, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson, and Khary Payton join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the past season and filming the 100th episode and will share some hints of what's to come with a sneak peek into season 8, debuting in October on AMC.
9. Fear the Walking Dead: Comic-Con Panel 2017
AMC's Fear the Walking Dead
Friday July 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm - Hall H
AMC's Fear the Walking Dead Panel: Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo, Dayton Callie, Sam Underwood, Daniel Sharman, and Michael Greyeyes join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). They will talk about where the series left off in the midseason finale and what to look forward to when it picks up in September.
10. Westworld: Comic-Con Panel 2017
Westworld Panel and Q&A Session
Saturday July 22, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm - Hall H
Westworld Panel and Q&A Session Panel: HBO's Westworld concluded its critically acclaimed first season in December and is currently saddling up for season 2. The series-created, executive produced and written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy -is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Cast panelists include Ben Barnes as Logan, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, James Marsden as Teddy, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine, Jimmi Simpson as William, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Shannon Woodward as Elsie, and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard/Arnold. The panel will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician/comedian Reggie Watts.
Announced cast members include Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Chandler Riggs, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson and Khary Payton from “The Walking Dead,” as well as Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Ed Harris, Luke Hemsworth, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Jimmi Simpson, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, Shannon Woodward and Jeffrey Wright from “Westworld."
Have fun wandering the exhibit hall and remember to take a break from the crazy crowds, you can always venture out for a beer or a snack in the Gaslamp district.
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