As San Diego Comic-Con quickly approaches, we're starting to get a better idea of what this year's programming slate will include. Movies look to be taking a back seat to TV shows this year, with a number of popular shows taking over Hall H and Ballroom 20, rooms generally reserved for upcoming Hollywood films.
While we still don't know definitively which films will be in attendance, we do know that Disney, Sony and Warner Bros. will be on hand. Disney is set to offer up panels for Frankenweenie, Wreck-It Ralph and Oz: The Great and Powerful while Marvel will most likely tout Iron Man 3. It has been rumored that Warner Bros. will offer up more Hobbit footage, though the studio has not officially confirmed that the film will be at Con. The studio has booked the 2p.-5p. slot inside Hall H on Saturday.
Television will take over the big rooms this year. The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones will occupy Hall H on Friday afternoon. Dead will host a panel beginning at 1:25p. and will be followed by Thrones at 3p. The Big Bang Theory is also set for a Friday panel inside Hall H, though the exact time has yet to be announced.
Nearby Petco Park will also be transformed into a Walking Dead zombie obstacle course. It costs $80 to run with the undead. This year's tote backpacks will feature The Game of Thrones or Joss Whedon/Avengers designs.
Here's a full run-down of updates from this week:
Appearing Thursday, July 12:
- Disney Studios Panel, featuring Frankenweenie, Wreck-It Ralph and Oz: The Great and Powerful, Hall H, time TBA
- Dexter, Ballroom 20, time is TBA
- Psych, room and time TBA
- Nikita, Room 6BCF, time TBA
- MAD, Room 6DE, time TBA
Appearing Friday, July 13:
- ParaNorman, Hall H, time TBA
- The Walking Dead, Hall H, 1:25 p.m.
- Game of Thrones, Hall H, 3 p.m.
- The Big Bang Theory, Hall H, time TBA
- Community, Ballroom 20, 10 a.m.
- Breaking Bad, Hall 20, 6:45 p.m.
- Robot Chicken, Indigo Ballroom, 3p.m.
- Spartacus, Room 6BCF, 5:45 p.m.
- Joss Whedon Panel, Room 20, 5:30 p.m.
- Bones, room and time TBA
Appearing Saturday, July 14:
- Marvel Panel, presumably featuring Iron Man 3 and a few surprises, Hall H, time TBA
- Warner Bros./Legendary Panel, Hall H, 2 p.m., movies TBA
- Glee, Indigo Room, 6 p.m.
- The Vampire Diaries, Ballroom 20, time TBA
- True Blood, Ballroom 20, time TBA
- Family Guy, room and time TBA
- The Simpsons, room and time TBA
- Shameless, Indigo Ballroom, time TBA
- Kevin Smith's annual Hall H "Babble-thon," time TBA but we're guessing it will follow WB's panel
Appearing Sunday, July 15:
- Fringe, Hall H, time TBA
- Sons of Anarchy, room and time TBA
- Supernatural, Hall H, time TBA