Wondercon 2018 in Anaheim California is this coming weekend, March 23rd to March 25th, and there are a ton of great panels worth checking out! Here are HipsterZOMBIEJoint’s top panels to check out this year!
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger
Friday March 23, 2018 4:45pm – 6:00pm
Freeform’s new original series Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph), two teenagers from very different backgrounds who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers that are mysteriously linked to each other. Tandy can emit light daggers, and Tyrone has the ability to control the power of darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart. Executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb is joined by series stars and producers for a sneak peek of the highly anticipated new series.
Teen Titans Go Video Presentation Q & A
Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Titans are back at WonderCon and they’re bringing all the fun, laughs, and hilarious hijinks that are part of every Teen Titans Go! panel. You only need to bring your questions (and maybe some waffles and pie) for this packed panel of producers and members of the voice cast. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.
DC Action Comics: Celebrating 80 Years of Superman
Friday, March 23 • 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Highlighted by the return of his trademark red trunks, Superman reaches an incredible milestone on his 80th anniversary April 18, as Action Comics, the book that introduced the superhero genre, hits an unprecedented 1000th issue! Join some of comics’ most talented writers and artists in a discussion of their favorite Superman moments, find out more details on the creative process behind this commemorative issue, and learn what surprises it has in store for fans of the Man of Steel!
World Premiere: Suicide Squad Hell To Pay
Friday, March 23 • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation celebrate a decade of WonderCon world premieres with the debut of the latest DC Universe movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay. The all-new animated film finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X”—Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, and Copperhead—on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. But the Suicide Squad isn’t the only group of villains seeking to possess the object. The race is on for the golden prize—and to stay alive. Second place isn’t an option. The all-star cast is led by Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, Archer, True Romance) in his DC Universe movies debut as the voice of Deadshot, alongside Billy Brown (How To Get Away with Murder) as Bronze Tiger, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Flash) as Captain Boomerang, Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood, Once Upon a Time) as Killer Frost, Gideon Emery (Teen Wolf) as Copperhead, Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn, and Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives) as Amanda Waller. Villainous forces include C. Thomas Howell (Outcast, The Outsiders, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) as Zoom, Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids, Heroes, Once Upon a Time) as Scandal Savage, James Urbaniak (Difficult People, The Venture Bros. ) as Professor Pyg, Julie Nathanson (The Zeta Project, Beverly Hills 90210) as Silver Banshee, and Jim Pirri (Injustice 2) as Vandal Savage and Vertigo, plus Greg Grunberg (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Heroes) as Steel Maxum. Several voice actors will join executive producer James Tucker (Batman vs. Two-Face, Justice League Dark), producer/director Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), and co-producer/screenwriter Alan Burnett (Justice League vs. Teen Titans) for a special prescreening panel discussion. The feature-length animated film arrives on digital starting March 27, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on April 10.
Into The Badlands
Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Cast and executive producers join moderator Jeff Yang for a discussion about what to expect from the upcoming third season of AMC’s martial arts drama Into the Badlands.
World Premiere: Batman Ninja
Saturday March 24, 2018 10:15am – 12:15pm
Witness the Dark Knight as you’ve never seen him before at the first public screening of the highly anticipated anime film. Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan—along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies—including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family—to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City. The visually stunning Batman Ninja will be discussed afterward by the creative team of director Jumpei Mizusaki (opening animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), original screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann), and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) and English-language screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia (Supah Ninjas, Afro Samurai), alongside several of the film’s actors, led by the voice of Batman, Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins). The film also stars the voices of Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as the Joker, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) as Catwoman, Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) as Gorilla Grodd and Deathstroke, Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Robin and Red Hood, Adam Croasdell (Reign) as Nightwing and Alfred, Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Red Robin, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Penguin, and Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) as Two-Face. Warner Bros. Japan, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment bring Batman Ninja to digital starting April 24 and Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on May 8.
Warner Bros Pictures Presentation:
Saturday March 24, 2018 12:25pm – 1:10pm
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 07:02PM
It’s time to escape the Stacks and head to the Oasis! Get a sneak peak of Ready Player One and meet the high five and Ernest Cline. Also new looks at Rampage and Aquaman!
A First Look At Netflix’s Lost In Space
Saturday March 24, 2018 1:50pm – 3:20pm
Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960s science fiction series. See a screening of the first episode, followed by a discussion with Zack Estrin (showrunner) and cast members including Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Parker Posey, and more.
Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Krypton is the never-before-told story of Superman’s ancestors, set two generations before the destruction of his home planet. The series follows Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) as he’s faced with a life-or-death conflict: to save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. Showrunner and executive producer Cameron Welsh (Ash vs. Evil Dead), DC Entertainment executive Dan Evans, and stars Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon), Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror), and Shaun Sipos (Melrose Place) provide exclusive insight into this highly anticipated new series from executive producer David S. Goyer, Warner Horizon Television, DC Entertainment, and SYFY.
Fear The Walking Dead:
Saturday March 24, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Cast and executive producers will discuss what to expect from the upcoming fourth season of Fear the Walking Dead, with additional insight on the highly anticipated crossover of Lennie James’s character Morgan Jones from the show’s companion series, The Walking Dead.
Marvel’s Agents of Shield:
Saturday March 24, 2018 4:45pm – 6:00pm
Executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, series stars, and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D talk all things season 5. Find out what’s coming up with a Q&A and sneak peek of a never-before-seen episode. The action-packed series from Marvel Television airs Friday nights at 9.
Screen Junkies The Truth Behind Honest Traiker & Movie Fights:
Saturday March 24, 2018
The ScreenJunkies team answer your questions about the Emmy-nominated series Honest Trailers and premiere a trailer exclusively for WonderCon. Plus, cheer on your favorite fighter in a Movie Fights lightning round where your votes decide the winner. Join ScreenJunkies personalities including Hal Rudnick, Joe Starr, Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Roth Cornet, and special guests as they keep Hollywood honest! North 200A.
Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Screening with Nathan Fillion:
Saturday March 24, 2018 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Nathan Fillion introduces a special advanced screening of an all-new episode from season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the internationally bestselling series of books by Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler), season 2 of the Netflix original series plunges further into the epic world of this darkly comedic mystery. Starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans —Violet, Klaus, and Sunny—and their extraordinary encounters with the devious Count Olaf. The series is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler. Cast members Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, Patrick Warburton, and K. Todd Freeman return for season 2; additions include Nathan Fillion, Lucy Punch, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, and Roger Bart. Season 2 premieres worldwide on Netflix on Friday, March 30.
Bat In The Sun Presents:
Saturday March 24, 2018 7:30pm – 8:30pm
The makers of the award-winning web series Super Power Beat Down discuss upcoming projects like Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe. Join Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, Kevin Porter, and Jennifer Wenger to get a chance to be a part of a live Q&A. The focus will be the filmmaking process and how to get started.
Black Lightning All New Episode Q & A:
Sunday March 25, 2018 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Where there is darkness, there is . . . Black Lightning. Jefferson Pierce made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, he must return as Black Lightning–to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Join show producers, writers, and members of the cast to watch the electrifying never-before-seen ‘Sins of the Father’ episode. Based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning is produced by Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Black Lightning airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.
X-Men The Animated Series 25th Anniversary:
Sunday March 25, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Eric Lewald (series showrunner, author of Previously on X-Men: The Making of an Animated Series), Larry Houston (series producer/director), Julia Lewald, Bob Skir, and Len Uhley (writers, including DOFP Pt. 1 & 2, Nightcrawler) celebrate the much-loved series with never-before-told behind-the-scenes stories.