San Diego Comic-Con is back in 2022 for its first live show since 2019 and it looks set to feature some big reveals for the biggest movies, TV shows and studios including Marvel, DC, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, House of the Dragon, Star Trek and many more.
SDCC will take place July 21-24, and IGN’s live broadcast will take place July 22-23. We’ll talk to the cast and creators of many of the shows and movies you can’t wait to watch and provide up-to-the-minute breakdowns of all the show’s best moments.
There’s going to be so much to do this weekend, and we’re here to help by highlighting 10 of the biggest panels from the show. You can verify the complete program of the SDCC by clicking here, but we encourage you to read below to learn more about the panels everyone will be talking about.
Inside severance pay
Thursday, July 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m. PT, Ballroom 20
Apple TV+’s Severance is one of the big hits of 2022 after telling a gripping and compelling story of a world where science has found a way to literally separate your work and personal life. For SDCC, executive producer and director Ben Stiller, creator and executive producer Dan Erickson and cast members Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman, Dichen Lachman and Jen Tullock will return to First season of Severance and share the “innie secrets” of the set. The series has also been renewed for a second season, so will we know more about what it has in store for us? We won’t have to wait too long to find out.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Friday, July 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT, Hall H
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been one of the most anticipated shows for quite some time, and its panel at the SDCC will no doubt be one of the most important as well. Prime Video shared that fans will get an “exclusive first look” ahead of its September 2 release date during the panel. Fans will also be able to see cast members Morfydd Clark, Charles Edwards, Rob Aramayo, Benjamin Walker, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charlie Vickers, Nazanin Boniadi, Tyroe Muhafidin, Daniel Weyman, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trystan Gravelle, Maxim Baldry, Ema Horvath, Lloyd Owen, Leon Wadham, Markella Kavenagh, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Sara Zwangobani, Sophia Nomvete and Owain Arthur alongside showrunners JD Payne, Patrick McKay and EP Lindsey Weber. The second age is almost here, and this panel will be one of the last big steps before we’re welcomed into the world of Middle-earth.
Marvel Studios: animations
Friday July 22, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Ballroom 20
Marvel is back at San Diego Comic-Con for the first time since 2019 and kicking things off with a panel devoted exclusively to its animated projects. Marvel Studios Head of Streaming, Television and Animation Brad Winderbaum, Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding, and unannounced special guests will share exclusive looks at X-Men 97, Marvel Zombies, What If…? Season 2, and more.
The alternate world of For All Mankind
Friday July 22, 2:45-3:45 p.m., Ballroom 20
Apple TV+’s For All Mankind is in the middle of its third season and San Diego Comic-Con will feature a panel with creators Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, executive producer Maril Davis and cast members Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Cynthy Wu, Casey Johnson, Coral Peña, Wrenn Schmidt, and Edi Gathegi.
BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves: the immortal saga continues
Friday July 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Hall H
BRZRKR is Keanu Reeves’ comic writing debut and he will be on a panel at SDCC alongside series co-writer Matt Kindt, artist Ron Garney, BRZRKR film writer Mattson Tomlin , BOOM! Matt Gagnon, Studios Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Eric Harburn and BOOM! President of Development at Stephen Christy Studios. Coy Jandreau of Reel Rejects will host the panel which will give an exclusive look at the series’ final issues and a taste of what awaits the half-mortal, half-god warrior who fights through the ages to uncover the truth behind his ” endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it”.
Warner Bros Cinema
Saturday July 23, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Hall H
Warner Bros. Pictures will once again descend on San Diego Comic-Con with a look at the future of the DCEU. Although Warner Bros. isn’t ready to reveal all the details of the panel, he shared that the show will be headlined by Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the gods. To help make this show unforgettable, Dwayne Johnson and Zachary Levi will be on hand to explain why the “The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe will change.”
We might also get another look at DC League of Super Pets as it hits theaters on July 29, and many will surely be waiting for new details about The Flash, especially after the legal troubles surrounding its star Ezra Millerand Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Saturday July 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hall H
Draco’s Housen is coming… to Comic-Con in San Diego! Ahead of its August 21 premiere on HBO, House of the Dragon will have a panel discussing our return to Westeros 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The panel will include co-creator/executive producer George RR Martin, co-creator/co-showrunner/executive producer/writer Ryan Condal, co-showrunner/executive producer/director Miguel Sapochnik and Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen), Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Emma D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon), Eve Best (Princess Rhaenys Targaryen), Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole), Graham McTavish (Ser Harrold Westerling), Milly Alcock (young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen) and Emily Carey (young Alicent Hightower).
Star Trek Universe Panel
Saturday July 23, 12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m., Hall H
The Star Trek universe is ever-expanding, and San Diego Comic-Con will give fans not only a taste of everything that’s happened, but also a taste of what’s to come. The cast and executive producers of Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will be on hand to discuss their show’s final seasons and discuss what the future holds for our beloved friends from space. There’s also a promise of ‘a few reveals and surprises’, so this is a trip to the stars you won’t want to miss.
Special Sandman video presentation and Q&A
Saturday July 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Hall H
The live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s DC comic book series The Sandman hits Netflix on August 5, and SDCC will give fans a special video preview and Q&A with the shows’ stars and producers. As with many of these panels, there will also be “Comic-Con exclusives and surprises” in store for those in attendance and watching at home.
Saturday July 23, 5 p.m.-6 p.m., Hall H
What could very well be the biggest panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 is the one we may know the least about. Marvel Studios will gather in Hall H as its president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests will provide “an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Although we are not told what will happen at the show, we still have a pretty good idea of what’s to come in the months and years to come in the MCU.
Now that Thor: Love and Thunder is out of the way, we’ll soon be treated to the “I Am Groot” and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law shorts. As 2022 draws to a close, we’ll be treated to the untitled Halloween Special, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. In 2023, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (and Kang’s return from the Jonathon Majors!) will kick off the year in February before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 and The Marvels arrive a few months after.
These previously mentioned projects are only those for which we have specific dates and do not include Secret Invasion, Blade, Fantastic Four, Loki’s second season and many others.
Will this panel reveal a bit more about the big Thanos-level threat or the overarching story that Phase 4 is taking us to? We will find out this weekend!
What are you most excited about at SDCC 2022? Let’s discuss it in the comments!
Adam Bankhurst is a reporter for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Tic.