Comic-Con 2017 Unveils Thursday Schedule With 20th Century Fox, a Big Netflix Surprise and More
San Diego Comic-Con, like life, comes at you fast. With just a couple of short weeks until SDCC 2017, the first panel and scheduling announcements have started to roll in — including, wonder of all wonders, a Twin Peaks panel in Hall H (unfortunately, David Lynch will not be giving us the mystifying pleasure of experiencing “David Lynch at Comic-Con”). Following that wild announcement, SDCC has unveiled their official Thursday film lineup, which includes panels from 20th Century Fox (hello, Deadpool!), the DCU and Netflix.
Here’s the official Comic-Con 2017 lineup for Thursday, July 20:
20th Century Fox TBA Hall H, 11:30am-12:30pm
Brigsby Bear Cast and Filmmakers Panel Hall H, 12:45-1:45pm
Disney Animation Studios: The Art of the Story Room 7AB, 2:00-3:00pm
DCU Original Movies 10th Anniversary Room 6BCF, 2:15-3:15pm
Netflix Films: Bright and Death Note Hall H, 3:15-4:30pm
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Remastered and Ready For Blu-ray Room 6A 4:15-5:15pm
The Lego Ninjago Movie Room 6A, 6:45-7:45pm
Netflix Mystery Surprise Screening Horton Grand Theater, 10pm
First, the biggies: 20th Century Fox will kick the day off with an hour-long panel, and it’s safe to assume that Deadpool will be front and center with likely appearances from Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin (in the first of two Hall H appearances, no doubt). But Deadpool 2 isn’t the only superhero tentpole Fox has on the horizon. X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants could also be on tap, as well as updates on X-Force and — dare to dream — Channing Tatum’s long-developing Gambit movie.
The DCU 10th anniversary panel (not to be confused with the DCEU) will celebrate the upcoming release of DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection, a “comprehensive box set of the films, shorts, dazzling new enhanced content, and a few exclusive collectible items, coming in fall 2017.”
Netflix is bringing director David Ayer’s fantasy buddy cop thriller Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, to Hall H, along with Death Note, the American adaptation of the hit Japanese manga from director Adam Wingard. The streaming giant will also end the evening with a surprise screening — not much of a surprise considering it could only be one of two films.
Rounding out the schedule is a panel for the next LEGO Movie spinoff, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, which features an all-star voice cast including Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Michael Peña, Kumail Nanjiani and many more. Pick any two or three of those names to appear in Hall H and you’ve got yourself a good time.
Perhaps the most delightful surprise is the panel for Brigsby Bear, starring Comic-Con favorite Mark Hamill opposite SNL’s Kyle Mooney (who also co-wrote the screenplay):
Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.
Hamill’s involvement is sure to be a huge draw, and it’s not every year that SDCC hosts an indie flick in Hall H — pretty awesome, right?