San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Recap: Biggest News and Highlights
After going virtual during the pandemic, San Diego Comic-Con is back with plenty of star-studded panels as it resumes in-person events for the first time in two years, from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24.
While the schedule may not be as jam-packed as past years, there are still plenty of big studios, networks and celebrities participating in Comic-Con 2022. Among the many highlights are Warner Bros. bringing Dwayne Johnson and Zachary Levi to discuss Black Adam and Shazam: Fury of the Gods while the rumor mill is churning over what Marvel Studios will reveal during its presentation.
But the two biggest panels, perhaps, belong to TV's most buzzed about new series, The Lord of the Rings: The Ring of Power on Prime Video and House of the Dragon on HBO. Both networks are bringing many of members of its ensemble cast and creative team to offer fans a preview of what's to come from their sci-fi/fantasy sagas.
Other highlights include Abbott Elementary, Star Trek, Teen Wolf: The Movie and two, back-to-back Walking Dead panels.
Below is a recap of just some of the most notable and anticipated panels, with the list fully updated with major news and highlights.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Co-writers and directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley as well as stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Regé-Jean Page, Sophia Lillis and Hugh Grant took the stage to share the first trailer as well as discuss the film with ET:
- Read: 'Dungeons & Dragons' Film Shares First Look at 'Honor Among Thieves' During Comic-Con
- Read: 'Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves' Stars Preview Their Upcoming Fantasy Adventure (Exclusive)
Cast members Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Danielle Pinnock, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza, Sheila Carrasco, Rebecca Wisocky and Devan Chandler Long treated fans with a blooper real for season 1:
Abbott Elementary – Class in Session
Star/EP Quinta Brunson as well as cast members Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, William Stanford Davis and Sheryl Lee Ralph revealed that season 2 of the ABC sitcom will have even more episodes when it returns in the fall:
Teen Wolf: The Movie
Creator/showrunner Jeff Davis as well as stars Tyler Posey and Tyler Hoechlin gushed about reuniting for the film while also welcoming a surprise guest star to the panel:
- Read: 'Teen Wolf' Stars Tyler Posey and Tyler Hoechlin Reunite for Paramount Plus Movie: Watch the Dramatic Trailer!
- Read: Sarah Michelle Gellar Makes Surprise Comic-Con Appearance, Joins 'Teen Wolf' Spinoff 'Wolf Pack'
Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur – Moon Girl Magic!
During their panel, cast members Diamond White, Libe Barer, Fred Tatasciore as well as EP Steve Loter, supervising producer Rodney Clouden and producer Pilar Flynn revealed to ET what's to come from the animated series:
- Read: Wesley Snipes, Alison Brie to Guest on Disney's 'Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur': See First Look (Exclusive)
National Treasure: Edge of History
Cast members Lisette Olivera, Jake Austin Walker, Antonio Cipriano, Jordan Rodrigues, Zuri Reed and Lyndon Smith treated fans to a special message from co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones as well as the first official look at the series:
Patton Oswalt moderated a discussion with EP/director Ben Stiller, creator/EP Dan Erickson and stars Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman, Dichen Lachman and Jen Tullock. Ahead of the panel, Stiller shared a look inside the show's opportunity to experience first-day orientation at Lumon Industries during Comic-Con.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Stephen Colbert moderated an epic panel featuring the release of an extended new trailer as well as conversations with the ensemble cast as well as showrunners J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay:
Marvel Studios Animation
Marvel Studios head of streaming, television and animation Brad Winderbaum and head of visual development Ryan Meinerding revealed major updates about X-Men 97, Marvel Zombies, What If…? season 2 and more:
- Read: Marvel Animation Comic-Con Panel Previews 'What If...?,' 'X-Men '97,' 'Spider-Man: Freshman Year' and More
Tales of the Walking Dead
Moderator Chris Hardwick spoke to CCO of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunner/EP Channing Powell, director/EP Michael Satrazemis, cast members, Terry Crews, Samantha Morton, Danny Ramirez, about the newest spin-off:
- Read: 'Tales of the Walking Dead' Shares Extended Trailer for New Anthology Spinoff During Comic-Con 2022
The Walking Dead
Moderator Chris Hardwick led an emotional panel with the cast and crew of the original series as they all talked about the final eight episodes before Andrew Lincoln and others returning stars announced new spin-offs coming to the franchise:
- Read: 'The Walking Dead' Debuts Trailer for Final Episodes of Season 11 During San Diego Comic-Con 2022
- Read: Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira Announce 'Walking Dead' Spin-Off During Surprise Comic-Con 2022 Appearance
The Alternate World of For All Mankind
Creator/EP Ronald D. Moore and the cast, Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Cynthy Wu, Casey Johnson, Coral Peña and Wrenn Schmidt, revealed the space series is far from over:
Keanu Reeves BRZRKR The Immortal Saga Continues
Keanu Reeves as well as the creative team behind BRZRKR teased what they have in store as they expand the franchise into film, TV and books. The actor also popped up during Collider's Directors on Directing panel to drop a new John Wick 4 teaser:
Warner Bros. Theatrical Session: Black Adam and Shazam: Fury of the Gods
Stars Dwayne Johnson and Zachary Levi as well as Black Adam director Jaume Collet-Serra shared updates and previews of their upcoming films:
House of the Dragon
Co-creator/EP George R. R. Martin, co-creator/co-showrunner/EP/writer Ryan Condal and cast members Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Graham McTavish, Milly Alcock, and Emily Carey chatted about the new series:
American Dad and Family Guy
Fans were shown the Season 21 premiere while ET got an exclusive look at the upcoming episodes and voice guest stars:
- Read: ‘Family Guy’ Reveals Season 21 Reel, Guest Voice Stars Including Casey Wilson and More (Exclusive)
Star Trek Universe Panel
Patrick Stewart, Jack Quaid, Tawny Newsome, Noël Wells and Dawnn Lewis, Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding and more from the Star Trek family previewed what's to come from the many spin-offs:
- Read: ‘Star Trek’ Reveals Crossover Event With ‘Lower Decks’ and ‘Strange New Worlds’ During Comic-Con
Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire
Creator/writer/showrunner Rolin Jones dropped a new trailer, giving fans a closer look at Sam Reid, Jacob Anderson, Bailey Bass and Eric Bogosian in the new TV adaptation:
The Players of Mythic Quest
Creator/EP Megan Ganz, EP/star David Hornsby and stars Rob McElhenney, Charlotte Nicdao, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Jessie Ennis and Ashly Burch shared the first look at season 3:
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel President Kevin Feige and many surprise guests reveal a ton of new updates to Phases 4, 5 and 6!
- Read: 'Captain America' Reveals Title for Fourth Film Starring Anthony Mackie During Comic-Con 2022
- Read: ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ Drops New Trailer During San Diego Comic-Con 2022
- Read: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' Shares First-Look Footage During Comic-Con 2022
- Read: ‘Secret Invasion’ Confirms MCU Cameo and Shares First Look at Comic-Con 2022
- Read: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Shares First Look During San Diego Comic-Con 2022
- Read: 'Thunderbolts' Team-Up Confirmed During Marvel's Comic-Con Panel
- Read: Marvel's Phase 6 to Include 'Fantastic 4,' Two New Avengers Films
- Read: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Drops First Teaser During San Diego Comic-Con 2022
- Read: 'Daredevil: Born Again' Series Coming to Disney+ in Spring 2024
- Read: Marvel's Phase 5: The Complete Schedule, From 'Quantumania' to 'Thunderbolts'
See below for more of Entertainment Tonight’s ongoing coverage of Comic-Con 2022, including the daily schedule and biggest highlights of the weekend:
Comic-Con 2022: Daily Schedule and Biggest Highlights
Dwayne Johnson Heading to His First Comic-Con for 'Black Adam'
Upcoming Marvel Films and Shows From 'Echo' to 'Thor 4'