ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype will be attending WonderCon 2015, which is taking place Friday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 5th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Today, the three-day WonderCon 2015 schedule has been revealed and you can check out some of the highlights below. You can also check out the complete schedule here.
Friday, April 3
Going Back to the Future Filmmakers Jason Aron, Louis Krubich, and Lee Leshen discuss their film Back in Time, a feature-length documentary that shows the cultural impact of the Back to the Future franchise-just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the initial film Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm Room 207
Batman Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the Batman. Now let’s take a look into what the future may have to offer for the iconic Caped Crusader and the “Bat Family.” Moderated by Tiffany Smith (DC All Access), we’ll hear from WonderCon Anaheim special guests Becky Cloonan (co-writer, Gotham Academy), Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Black Canary), Tom King (co-writer, Grayson), Greg Pak (writer, Batman/Superman), and Babs Tarr (artist, Batgirl) as they talk about how the Dark Knight has gotten to where he is today and what’s in store for the Batman, and all of his supporting characters, for the coming years. Friday April 3, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm Room 300DE
Creating a New Dawn for Planet of the Apes HALON Entertainment’s A. J. Briones (previsualization supervisor) and Ryan Stafford (visual effect producer) take you behind the scenes of creating a new Dawn for FOX’s blockbuster Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Briones and Stafford will discuss the exciting creative process behind the most climactic scenes in the film’s final battle. From concept to final feature, the audience will be led through the collaboration with director Matt Reeves and the production and stunt teams, using previs on a motion-capture shoot, and the final road to final visual effects. This is a great opportunity for artists and filmmakers to gain an insider perspective on one of the most visually exciting films there is! Friday April 3, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm Room 300DE
Special Preview Screenings WonderCon Anaheim and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Screenings tradition, with episodes of The Flash and Gotham, plus advance sneak peek screenings of new episodes of iZOMBIE and Teen Titans Go!
The Flash- The Flash is a fast-paced superhero drama that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. After the unexpected and devastating explosion of the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator, Central City Police Department CSI Barry Allen finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds. While Barry has always been a hero in his soul, his newfound powers have finally given him the ability to act like one. However, Barry was not the only one affected that fateful night, and now a rash of super-powered villains are popping up all over Central City. With the help of his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs and his foster-father, Detective Joe West, Barry works to keep his city safe from these “metahumans,” while working to uncover the secrets of and defeat his arch-nemesis, The Man in Yellow, who is responsible for the death of his mother and the wrongful imprisonment of his father. The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
Gotham- Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. The origin story of the great DC supervillains and vigilantes has only just begun. Gotham follows Jim Gordon’s rise through the Gotham City police department and the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains. Gotham airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.
iZOMBIE – iZOMBIE makes its WonderCon Anaheim debut with an advance screening of a brand-new upcoming episode. Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, overachieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out . . . until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. Now stuck somewhere between half-alive and undead, Liv transfers her residency to the coroner’s office for access to the brains she must reluctantly eat, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she now solves homicides to quiet the voices in her head. Based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, iZOMBIE airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.
Teen Titans Go!- The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all-new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower, and your Titans craving will be satiated by screening of a brand-new episode. Based on DC Comics characters and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network. Friday April 3, 2015 2:30pm – 5:30pm Arena
Wayward Pines: Screening of Premiere Episode and Q&A Based on Blake Crouch’s international bestselling series of books and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines is a 10-episode, intense psychological thriller, starring Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon as a secret service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. Every step closer to the truth makes him question if he will ever get out of Wayward Pines alive. The show was developed for television by Chad Hodge and executive-produced by Donald De Line, Ashwin Rajan, Hodge, and Shyamalan. Chad Hodge wrote and M. Night Shyamalan directed the premiere episode. An insightful Q&A will follow the screening. Friday April 3, 2015 2:45pm – 4:00pm Room 300AB
The Last Man On Earth What would you do if you were the last person on earth? Join this panel to screen a never-before-seen upcoming episode from the series critics are calling “the most original comedy in years.” Plus, a Q&A, moderated by Jarett Wieselman (BuzzFeed), with star and creator Will Forte (Nebraska, Saturday Night Live), and directors/producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) as they discuss the twists and turns of this hilarious new comedy. Friday April 3, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm Room 300AB
Salem: It’s a Witch War! Executive producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey) and Adam Simon, as well as star Shane West (Nikita, ER, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) join moderator Eric Goldman (IGN TV executive editor) to reveal a sneak peek at the highly anticipated season two premiere episode of this epically witchy series from WGN America and Fox 21 Television Studios. In a bold re-imagination of the infamous 17th-century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts, Salem returns for a second season at the dawn of a witch war. As the disease and devastation unleashed by the Grand Rite in last season’s finale continue to spread through the war-torn village, Salem’s deadliest witch, Mary Sibley, must face off against new and old adversaries vying for her throne. Salem returns Sunday, April 5 on WGN America. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A session. Friday April 3, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm Room 300AB
World Premiere: Batman vs. Robin Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation welcome WonderCon Anaheim attendees to the World Premiere of Batman vs. Robin; the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies. In the film, Damian Wayne, now bearing the mantle of Robin, blazes a headstrong and sometimes reckless trail alongside his father, Batman. While investigating a crime scene, Robin encounters a mysterious figure, Talon, who leads him on a life-altering course through the depths of Gotham’s secret society, known as The Court of Owls. It’s a dangerous journey that will force Batman and Robin to face their most dangerous adversary: each other! Be among the first to see this new film, then stay for a star-studded panel led by the voices of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Complications), Robin, Stuart Allan (Son of Batman), and Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity, Much Ado About Nothing), respectively, alongside producer James Tucker (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), director Jay Oliva (Batman: Assault on Arkham), Eisner Award-winning writer J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League, Teen Titans Go!), character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), and some special guests. DC All-Access host Tiffany Smith will moderate the fun, including the awarding of a few exclusive prizes. Inspired by the storyline from the bestselling graphic novel, Batman: Court of Owls, Batman vs. Robin arrives April 14 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Friday April 3, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm Arena
Saturday, April 4
The World of Capcom Moderator Francis Mao (Capcom) and a panel of Capcom product managers share the latest updates on all your favorite Capcom franchises, including Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, and more. Plus, a sneak peek at all the cool Capcom merchandise coming up, and maybe a surprise or two. Saturday April 4, 2015 10:30am – 11:30am Room 300DE
Teen Titans Go! Screening and Q&A Super-sized laughs and superhero adventures await you as the Titans once again take over WonderCon Anaheim. Greg Cipes (voice of Beast Boy) and Scott Menville (voice of Robin), along with producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD), will be on hand to answer your questions as well as screen an all-new episode. Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network. Saturday April 4, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm Room 300AB
TNT’s The Last Ship: A First Look at Season 2 The Last Ship returns to WonderCon Anaheim for a first look at the upcoming season and a revealing panel discussion with producers and cast, including Adam Baldwin, Rhona Mitra, John Pyper Ferguson, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, and Jocko Sims. The highly anticipated second season picks up after a global catastrophe has decimated the world’s population, and Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew are confronting the reality of what’s been left behind. Panel attendees will be treated to never-before-seen footage and a revealing discussion led by TV Guide’s Rob Moynihan. All-new episodes of The Last Ship air on TNT this summer. Saturday April 4, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm Room 300DE
Warner Bros. Presentation TBA Saturday April 4, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm Arena
American Dad Join us for an exclusive look at a new episode of American Dad, as well as a Q&A with fans featuring Wendy Schaal (Six Feet Under, The ‘Burbs), Rachael MacFarlane (Family Guy, Robot Chicken), Scott Grimes (Justified, ER), executive producer Matt Weitzman, and producer Jordan Blum. Moderated by Marissa Roffman from the website Give Me My Remote. Saturday April 4, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 300AB
Kotobukiya Spring Preview 2015 Kotobukiya presents an insider’s look at their newest products arriving to retailers and in development. Have a question or comment? The Q&A session is the perfect opportunity to be heard! As always there will be a ton of goodies to give away! Saturday April 4, 2015 1:30pm – 2:30pm Room 213
The Messengers: Exclusive Screening and Q&A In the New Mexico desert, scientist Vera Buckley watches in fascination as a mysterious object plummets to Earth and explodes, sending out a shock wave that briefly stops her heart. But Vera isn’t the only one affected: she’s instantly connected to four other strangers, who also collapse, only to miraculously come back to life hours later. These strangers will soon discover they have one thing in common: destiny has been thrust upon their shoulders. And as the Angels of the Apocalypse, with an impressive array of supernatural gifts, they must now work together to rewrite prophecy and prevent the Beginning of the End. The exclusive screening will be followed by a panel discussion with series stars Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill), Jon Fletcher (City of Dreams), J. D. Pardo (Revolution), Joel Courtney (Super 8), Diogo Morgado (Son of God), Anna Diop (Everybody Hates Chris), and Craig Frank (Mixology), along with executive producer Trey Callaway (Revolution) and co-executive producer/creator Eoghan O’Donnell (Teen Wolf). Saturday April 4, 2015 1:30pm – 2:30pm Room 300DE
DC Convergence The comics community is on the edge of their seats as they wait to find out what Convergence will mean for the DC Universe. Jeff King (Convergence) offers fans a taste with a special lineup featuring Dan Jurgens (Booster Gold), Marc Andreyko (Batman and the Outsiders), Len Wein (Swamp Thing), and Scott Lobdell (Convergence). This is one panel you won’t want to miss! Saturday April 4, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm Room 300AB
iZOMBIE Special Video Presentation and Q&A Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, overachieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out-until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. Now stuck somewhere between half-alive and undead, Liv loses all traces of her former drive and ambition. She transfers her medical residency to the city morgue in order to reluctantly access the only real form of sustenance left available to her, and the only thing that allows her to maintain her humanity: human brains. But there are side effects to Liv’s new diet: With each brain she consumes, Liv experiences “visions,” flashes of the corpse’s memories, including, in some cases, clues as to how they were killed. iZOMBIE makes its WonderCon Anaheim debut with a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver (Masters of Sex), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (newcomer from the UK), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), and David Anders (Once Upon a Time), as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, iZOMBIE airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW. Saturday April 4, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm Arena
American Odyssey Pilot Screening and Q&A See the first episode of NBC’s new drama American Odyssey, a complex and exciting journey through global politics, corporate espionage, and military secrets involving three strangers who have only one thing in common; the truth. Following the screening, executive producers/writers Peter Horton (Grey’s Anatomy) and Adam Armus and Kay Foster (The Following) will be on hand for a Q&A session. Saturday April 4, 2015 2:30pm – 3:45pm Room 300DE
Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. The origin story of the great DC Super-Villains and vigilantes has only just begun. Series stars and producers offer a Q&A discussion and special video presentation. Be among the first to find out what’s in store for the exciting conclusion to the first season. Gotham follows Jim Gordon’s rise through the Gotham City police department and the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX, with all-new episodes returning Monday, April 13. Saturday April 4, 2015 3:45pm – 4:45pm Arena
TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites Showrunners TV Guide magazine returns to WonderCon Anaheim with an all-star panel of TV’s hottest showrunners. Moderated by TV Guide magazine executive editor Michael Schneider, the session brings together top producers for a look behind the scenes of your favorite shows. Saturday April 4, 2015 3:45pm – 4:45pm Room 300DE
Marvel: Next Big Thing From Star Wars to the Avengers, this panel has you covered! Editor Will Moss, Sam Humphries (Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: The Black Vortex), Greg Weisman (Star Wars: Kanan-The Last Padawan), Rick Remender (Avengers: Rage of Ultron), and other Mighty Marvel guests take on questions about Marvel’s biggest series and events! Saturday April 4, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm Room 300AB
Blumhouse Productions: Unfriended and Insidious: Chapter 3 Blockbuster producer Jason Blum hosts an inside look at two of his upcoming horror thrillers from Blumhouse Productions. The stars and filmmakers of Universal Pictures’s Unfriended will be present to reveal footage and discuss their film that ushers in a new era of horror. Cast members from the smash Insidious franchise will also be on hand to show never-before-seen footage and reveal details of this June’s Focus Features release Insidious: Chapter 3. Saturday April 4, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm Arena
TNT’s Falling Skies: The Final Battle Members of the cast of Falling Skies present an exclusive look at the highly anticipated final season. The alien power source may have been destroyed, but with a hybrid breed of beast and mutant running rampant on Earth, human survival is still at stake. In these last episodes,Tom Mason and the 2nd Mass will face the final battle and the skies will fall. Stars Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Doug Jones, and Sarah Carter and director Tunde Osunsanmi dissect the epic series finale in a panel discussion moderated byTV Guide’s Rich Sands. Don’t miss the final season of Falling Skies premiering this summer on TNT. Saturday April 4, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm Room 300AB
Orphan Black: BBC America The cast and co-creator reveal exclusive season three footage of BBC America’s award-winning original series Orphan Black. Ahead of the April 18 season premiere on BBC AMERICA, co-creator and writer Graeme Manson joins stars Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Dylan Bruce (Paul), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mr. S), Evelyne Brochu (Delphine), and Kristian Bruun (Donnie) for a sneak peek and Q&A session. You can catch up on the first two seasons of Orphan Black via On Demand, all digital platforms, and streaming on Amazon Prime. Saturday April 4, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm Room 300AB
Crackle’s Dead Rising: Watchtower Game on! The widely popular Capcom videogame franchise Dead Rising rises to life. Actors Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives, Dallas), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Dennis Haysbert (Men Woman & Children), Rob Riggle (Let’s Be Cops, 21 Jump Street) and filmmakers Zach Lipovsky (On the Lot) and Tomas Harlan (Mortal Kombat) discuss the recent release of Dead Rising: Watchtower. Dead Rising: Watchtower is always streaming on Crackle. Saturday April 4, 2015 7:00pm – 8:00pm Room 300AB
Sunday, April 5
DreamWorks: Dragons, Dinos, and More! Get a first look at DreamWorks Animation’s amazing original series for Netflix, including a WonderCon Anaheim exclusive peek at the soon-to-premiere Dragons: Race to the Edge, along with the new adventure series Dinotrux. Plus, there will be glimpses into what’s in store for fan-favorite characters like King Julien and Puss In Boots. Even more surprises await as you go behind the scenes of these Netflix original series! Sunday April 5, 2015 10:30am – 11:30am Room 300AB
World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Another storm is brewing in Gotham, and it’s not only raining cats and dogs but evil Cyber Animals! Be among the first to see how Batman and his team of superheroes meet the challenge in the World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts. When the city is plagued by a slew of bizarre crimes committed by an animal-inspired villain squad known as the Animilitia-made up of Silverback, Cheetah, Killer Croc, and Man-Bat-Batman must swing into action to investigate. These animalistic villains bring new and exciting challenges for the hero of Gotham, and Batman must find a way to bring these criminal creatures to a halt! But could the Animilitia be working for powerful businessman Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin? How does The Penguin’s new invention of robotic Cyber Animals fit into the mix? In the end, it’ll be up to the combined forces of Batman, Flash, Green Arrow, Nightwing, and Red Robin to combat these Animal Instincts. Catch this new flick, then stay for an entertaining panel featuring the voice of Batman himself, Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins), Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10 franchise, Naruto), screenwriter Heath Corson, and other guests. Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts arrives May 12, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD. Sunday April 5, 2015 11:30am – 1:00pm Room 300AB
Powers: A Sneak Peek at the Final Episodes of Season One The executive producers/co-creators of the Powers comics, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, are joined by showrunner Charlie Huston, and cast members Olesya Rulin (Calista) and Logan Browning (Zora) for a preview of what’s to come in the remaining episodes of PlayStation’s hit new original series. Sunday April 5, 2015 12:15pm – 1:15pm Arena
Warner Archive Collection’s More Than Sidekicks! Superheroes may get the glory, but it’s their “sidekicks” that do all the real heavy lifting-and steal your heart. Join the definitive voice of Robin, Loren Lester (Batman: The Animated Series), Warner Archive Collection podcasters D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson, and a group of special guests offer an engaging look at some of the most endearing sidekicks to grace popular DC-based TV series; including every one from Burt Ward in the 1966 Batman series and Legends of the Superheroes TV special and the early TV cartoon incarnations of Teen Titans and Batman & Robin, to modern high-def presentations of Young Justice, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Beware the Batman, and the upcoming Blu-ray release of Teen Titans Go!. Sunday April 5, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 300AB
Monster Hunter The critically acclaimed 3DS hit Monster Hunter comes to WonderCon Anaheim! Find out why Monster Hunter is the number one gaming franchise in Japan and is about to take over the West! A panel of Capcom staff members including Ryozo Tsujimoto (executive producer) and Kaname Fujioka (executive director) share the new features and exclusive insights from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (available now). The game features all new weapons, monsters, and native online support. This program will include new footage and announcements, as well as some special surprises, followed by a Q&A session. Sunday April 5, 2015 1:30pm – 2:30pm Room 300DE
The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A The Flash is a fast-paced superhero drama that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. After the unexpected and devastating explosion of the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator, Central City Police Department CSI Barry Allen finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds. While Barry has always been a hero in his soul, his newfound powers have finally given him the ability to act like one. However, Barry was not the only one affected that fateful night. A rash of super-powered villains are now popping up all over Central City. With the help of his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs and his foster-father, Detective Joe West, Barry works to keep his city safe from these “metahumans,” while at the same time working to uncover the secrets of and defeat his arch-nemesis, The Man in Yellow, who is responsible for the death of his mother and the wrongful imprisonment of his father. Join Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, along with executive producers Greg Berianti and Andrew Kreisberg for a special video presentation and Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Sunday April 5, 2015 1:30pm – 2:30pm Arena
Encore Screening: Batman vs. Robin Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation offer an encore screening of Batman vs. Robin, the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, along with a video replay of Friday night’s panel. In the film, Damian Wayne, now bearing the mantle of Robin, blazes a headstrong and sometimes reckless trail alongside his father, Batman. While investigating a crime scene, Robin encounters a mysterious figure, Talon, who leads him on a life-altering course through the depths of Gotham’s secret society, known as The Court of Owls. It’s a dangerous journey that will force Batman and Robin to face their most dangerous adversary: each other! Enjoy the film, then stick around for the inside scoop during a video replay of the panel featuring the voices of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Complications), Robin, Stuart Allan (Son of Batman), and Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity, Much Ado About Nothing), alongside producer James Tucker (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), director Jay Oliva (Batman: Assault on Arkham), character designer Phil Bourassa ( Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), and dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns). Inspired by the storyline from the bestselling graphic novel Batman: Court of Owls, Batman vs. Robin arrives April 14, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD. Sunday April 5, 2015 2:45pm – 4:45pm Arena