Comic-Con: What to Watch for on Friday

The Walking Dead - Season 6, Episode 16 -Still 4- Negan BACK-H 2016
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After a busy first day at San Diego Comic-Con that featured Snowden and DreamWorks news on the film side, TV is poised for a big day Friday as Day Two gets underway.

The Hollywood Reporter is on the ground in San Diego and each morning will offer a guide to the day's must-see panels and what to expect from as some of the biggest names in Hollywood take the stage as movie studios and TV networks look to win over fanboys and cut through the clutter to breakthrough in a crowded landscape.

Here are the must-see film and TV panels for Friday:


The Walking Dead (1-2 p.m., Hall H) Following the massive season-six cliffhanger, all 11 of Negan's potential victims will be joined on stage by the man behind the new big bad, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, as exec producers behind the AMC zombie drama unveil the highly anticipated season seven trailer. Also expect casting news to come during the Q&A.

Game of Thrones (2:15-3:15 p.m., Hall H) Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are joined by stars from the HBO fantasy drama to break down the season six finale for the first time. The duo will also likely have to address the show's future, with news that season seven will be reduced from 10 to seven episodes and won't premiere until summer 2017.

American Gods (3:15-4:15, Room 6BCF) Showrunner Bryan Fuller will be joined by stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Pablo Schreiber and more to offer a first look at the Starz adaptation of the Neil Gaiman favorite.

South Park (5-6 p.m., Hall H) The Comedy Central animated cult favorite returns to Comic-Con to kick off its 20th anniversary season with a session celebrating all 267 episodes. Look for special guest panelists to pop in on the panel where anything goes.


Captain America: Civil War Screenwriting Q&A (1-2 p.m., Horton Grand Theatre) Following the massive success of Civil War, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will discuss their creative process. The pair are also writing the next Avengers movie — so don't be surprised if there is at least one good tease from this panel about the future of the MCU.

Stan Lee Facebook Live (2:30 p.m. on Facebook Live) The Hollywood Reporter and IMDB are teaming for a Facebook Live Q&A with the legendary Stan Lee moderated by Kevin Smith, in honor of THR's Comic-Con issue, which features a salute to Lee and his 75 years in the industry. Be ready to ask questions — and check out Stan Lee's Cosmic Crusaders, a new animated series the legend teamed with THR to produce — and will be discussing.

Batman: The Killing Joke (9 p.m. - midnight, Ballroom 20) The anticipated adaptation of the classic graphic novel gets its world premiere. Stars Mark Hamill (The Joker) and Kevin Conroy (Batman) are not expected at the screening of the R-rated film, but Tara Strong (Barbara Gordon/Batgirl) and Ray Wise (Commissioner James Gordon) will be there, as will director Sam Liu and Harvey and Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello.

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