Saturday marks the busiest in terms of crowds at Comic-Con International. And the program schedule is packed to keep attendees busy all day long.
The annual gathering of pop culture geeks, gurus and fans attracts more than 130,000 people to the San Diego Convention Center as the big studios, comic book publishers and merchandise producers showcase their best, brightest and most desirable.
What can you expect Saturday? A "Batman v. Superman" reveal, the debut of "Blindspot," "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," the Science of "Star Wars," and the annual Masquerade Ball.
Cosplay Makeup 101
This panel goes into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special fx makeup, sculpting, molding, casting, and wig styling. A talented panel of professional makeup artists and wig stylists will help answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay and what tips and tools of the trade to use. (10:00am - 11:00am Room 14A)
"Land of the Lost" Series Reunion
This year's Saturday Morning Cartoons Happy Hour takes a routine expedition down memory lane to Sid & Marty Krofft's live-action classic "Land of the Lost." Moderator Corey Rothermel hosts the party as guests Wesley Eure (Will Marshall), Kathy Coleman (Holly Marshall), Phil Paley (Cha-Ka), and David Gerrold (writer/story editor) recount and reminisce about their time spent in the "original" Jurassic World. (10:00am - 11:00am Room 29AB)
Warner Bros. Presentation: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice"
Warner Bros. hopes to make a splash Saturday. The studio has "Pan" and "The Man From UNCLE" due in theaters later this year, but it's the announced appearance by the cast (Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons) and director (Zack Snyder) of the highly-anticipated and much discussed "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" that will have fans camping out overnight. Fingers crossed a surprise look at "Suicide Squad" is also on the rundown, though it is not set to be released until August 2016. (10:30am - 12:00pm Hall H)
"Blindspot" Pilot Screening and Q&A
Sullivan Stapleton ("300: Rise of an Empire") and Jaimie Alexander ("Thor" films) star in NBC's new action/thriller "Blindspot" from Berlanti Productions ("The Flash," "Arrow," "Pan"). Stapleton stars as hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac, Jane Doe (Alexander), is found in Times Square covered in a series of cryptic tattoos, including his name on her back. "Blindspot" premieres this fall Mondays at 10/9c on NBC. (11:15am - 12:15pm Room 6A)
Going into its record-demolishing 27th season, join this panel for a sneak peek behind "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" and much, much more with "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, supervising director Mike Anderson, long-time director David Silverman and the woman behind Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum, Nancy Cartwright. (12:00pm - 12:45pm Ballroom 20)
From Bollywood to Hollywood: Going Global
Actors and producers from India and US address the growing globalization of the film industry from financing to production. With clips from Bollywood's and Hollywood's fantasy action movies. Panelist include Ishmael Kahn (founder of Hollywood Bollywood Global Media) and internationally acclaimed Bollywood star Pooja Batra ("Virasat," Disney India's "Any Body Can Dance 2"). (12:00pm - 1:00pm Room 25ABC)
"Colony": USA Network Series Screening
Be the first to see Carlton Cuse's highly anticipated USA Network television series, "Colony," at an exclusive screening, followed by a Q&A with Cuse ("Lost," "The Strain"), executive producer Ryan Condal ("Hercules"), along with series stars Josh Holloway ("Lost"), Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead") and Peter Jacobson ("House"). "Colony" is set in near-future Los Angeles after outside intruders have seized control of the city and subjected it to a military occupation. (12:00pm - 1:30pm Horton Grand Theatre)
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"
A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th-century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry, and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield. Cast members Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston and Matt Smith along with writer/director Burr Steers and the book's author Seth Grahame-Smith will be on hand for a first look at Screen Gem's film adaptation of this acclaimed twist on the classic novel. (12:15pm - 1:15pm Hall H)
Seth MacFarlane Animation Block
A Comic-Con first! Seth MacFarlane will participate in a panel featuring sneak peeks at the upcoming seasons of fan favorites "Family Guy" and "American Dad" plus an exclusive look at his newest project, "Bordertown." (1:00pm - 2:45pm Ballroom 20)
Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight"
Writer/director and Comic-Con fave Quentin Tarantino finally brings fans an exclusive look at his highly anticipated, and highly secret, eighth film, "The Hateful Eight." Followed by a Q&A session with the all-star cast. (1:30pm - 2:15pm Hall H)
Spotlight on Stan Lee
Comic-Con special guest Stan Lee discusses his past, present, and future projects, followed by a Q&A session. (1:45pm - 2:45pm Room 6A)
Legendary Pictures Panel
Filmmakers and talent from Legendary's upcoming "Warcraft" and "Crimson Peak," distributed by Universal Pictures, will discuss the innovative slate and present never-before-seen material. Chris Hardwick (AMC's "Talking Dead") hosts the panel that will also include surprises from highly anticipated legendary movies, including "Great Wall," "Krampus," and more. (2:30pm - 3:30pm Hall H)
"Grimm" Season 5
NBC's hit Friday night series returns to Comic-Con, featuring an exclusive sneak peek from the upcoming fifth season's premiere episode, plus a Q&A session with the cast: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt and Norberto Barba. (3:00pm - 3:45pm Ballroom 20)
Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass
A discussion among fierce, fearless, actresses Gal Gadot ("Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"), Gwendoline Christie ("Game of Thrones"), Hayley Atwell ("Agent Carter") and Kathy Bates ("American Horror Story"), who will open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield. (3:45pm - 4:30pm Hall H)
Ronald D. Moore (executive producer/writer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (Claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), and Maril Davis (executive producer) discuss the hit Starz series and preview what's to come in Season 2. (4:00pm - 4:45pm Ballroom 20)
"The Expanse" Screening
Join the cast and executive producers for a first-ever, exclusive screening of the series premiere before it airs on Syfy in December. Hailing from the writers of "Children of Men" and "Iron Man" and the director of "Breaking Bad," "The Expanse" is set 200 years in the future after mankind has colonized the solar system. Based on The New York Times bestselling book series. (4:00pm - 5:30pm Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)
"Hannibal: Savor the Hunt"
Your company is requested at a grand soiree in honor of esteemed colleague Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Prepare to be delighted by stories of European travels, friendships renewed, and culinary feasts as told by executive producer/creator Bryan Fuller, executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, and star Hugh Dancy. Bon appétit, Fannibals! (5:00pm - 5:45pm Ballroom 20)
20th Century Fox Panel
On deck for 20th Century Fox in August is the reboot of "Fantastic Four," so a cast appearance at the Saturday afternoon panel is not out of the question. So is a sneak peek at "X-Men: Apocalypse," due in theaters in 2016, as well as Ryan Reynolds in "Deadpool." (5:45pm - 7:30pm Hall H)
"Fight Club 2"
Acclaimed novelist Chuck Palahniuk continues one of his most beloved works with "Fight Club 2." Join Dark Horse for a discussion of the creation of this story with Chuck Palahniuk, editor Scott Allie, and artists David Mack and Cameron Stewart. (7:00pm - 8:00pm Room 5AB)
The Science of "Star Wars"
Could lightsabers ever be a reality? Does science matter when designing a "Star Wars" spacecraft? Is Vader really more machine than man? Fon Davis (production designer, "Star Wars" prequel movies) Emily Manor-Chapman (NASA mission planner), Kieran Dickson (editor, Outerplaces), Travis Langley (editor, "Star Wars" Psychology), Eliot Sirota (VFX artist), Steve Huff (fight choreographer), and moderator Jenna Busch ("Legion of Leia") break down the science behind a galaxy far far away and discuss whether or not Kylo Ren's "Force Awakens" Lightsaber is genius or sacrilege. (8:30pm - 9:30pm Room 24ABC)
HBO Presents the Comic-Con International Masquerade
The big Ballroom 20 stage becomes a venue for an amazing competition of creativity with impressive original and re-created costumes crafted by talented attendees, presented in front of an audience of thousands, and with trophies and generous cash and other awards bestowed to the most outstanding entries. Not a dance or party as the name might imply, but a talent show on a stage, with comedy, drama, special effects and always surprises. Doors will open for audience seating at 7:45 but the line for choice seating will start hours earlier. (8:30pm - 11:30pm Ballroom 20)