San Diego Comic-Con is back for 2023, but this year’s event will be a bit quieter compared to previous years. Several major players, including Marvel, Lucasfilm, HBO, Universal, Sony, and Netflix, have chosen not to participate due to the ongoing writers’ strike and the possibility of an actor’s strike. However, there are still some notable panels to look forward to during the event, even if the attendance of actors and writers is uncertain.
Max Original Animation and Paramount Pictures
The first day of Comic-Con will feature panels such as Max Original Animation, where fans can expect exclusive sneak peeks, surprise guests, and more. Paramount Pictures will also present a panel discussion and footage presentation on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.”
From “Ghosts” to “Project K”
The popular CBS and Paramount+ comedy, “Ghosts,” will return to Comic-Con after a season cliffhanger. Another intriguing panel is “Project K: Inside India’s History-Making Sci-Fi Epic,” which showcases a unique blend of ancient mythology and science fiction, featuring stars Kamal Hassan, Prabhas, and Deepika Padukone.
Insights into “The Wheel of Time” and “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2”
Fans of “The Wheel of Time” will get a sneak peek into the highly anticipated second season of the hit Prime Video series. The cast will discuss the show’s adaptation of Robert Jordan’s book series and reveal exclusive season 2 content. Additionally, Insomniac Games’ creative team and actors from “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming PlayStation 5 game, diving into the portrayal of Venom and the role of the symbiote.
“Cruel Summer” Season 2 and “Peacock’s Original Comedy Series Twisted Metal”
The stars and creative team behind Freeform’s hit series, “Cruel Summer,” will offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the show’s second season, teasing the twists and turns that await viewers. Another exciting panel is dedicated to Peacock’s original comedy series, “Twisted Metal,” based on the classic PlayStation game. The session will provide an exclusive sneak peek and introduce the star-studded cast.
Other Panels and Screenings
Attendees can enjoy panels on various topics, including A24’s “Talk to Me,” FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows,” and an insightful discussion titled “Chasing ‘Chasing Amy’: How Fandom Inspires Creativity.” FX’s “Archer” will also host an exclusive screening and Q&A session for the show’s 14th and final season.
Although the absence of major studios might diminish the grandeur of Comic-Con this year, there are still plenty of exciting panels and surprises to entertain fans. Stay tuned for updates on the Comic-Con schedule, as more panels will be announced leading up to the event.