Next month, WonderCon returns to Anaheim with a schedule packed full of movies, TV shows, and of course, comics.
The full panel schedule for the event has been revealed, and there’s three days worth of programming to check out. WonderCon 2015 will take place on April 3-5 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
You can see the entire schedule here, or check out our hand-picked highlights below.
Friday, April 3
12:30pm – 1:30pm
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 Alle 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.
Special Preview Screenings
2:30pm – 5:30pm
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.
Wayward Pines: Screening of Premiere Episode and Q&A
2:45pm – 4:00pm
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.
Working in the Star Wars Universe
4:00pm – 5:00pm
The force is strong with these special guests! Moderator Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels) will lead a stellar discussion of what it takes to work in the Star Wars Universe, with Braden Lamb (Star Wars: Shadows of Endor), John Ostrander (Star Wars: Legacy), Sam de La Rosa (Star Wars comics), Mike Mayhew (The Star Wars), Kevin J. Anderson (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights series) and Rebecca Moesta (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights series). Hear about what it takes to get from this galaxy to one far, far away.
World Premiere: Batman vs. Robin
6:00pm – 8:00pm
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.
Saturday, April 4
Warner Bros. Presentation
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Marvel: Next Big Thing
4:00pm – 5:00pm
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!
Blumhouse Productions: Unfriended and Insidious: Chapter 3
5:00pm – 6:00pm
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.
Orphan Black: BBC America
6:00pm – 7:00pm
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.
Sunday, April 5
World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts
11:30am – 1:00pm
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.