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What to watch at Comic-Con in world of filmdom

July 21, 2016

What to watch at this year’s Comic-Con in the world of filmdom ...

1 Warner Bros. Pictures: It’s not just superheroes this year. Yes, there will there be footage from “Wonder Woman” and “Suicide Squad,” so expect Gal Gadot, Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. But there’s also the Harry Potter prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Kong: Skull Island,” as well as Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and the folks behind “The Lego Batman Movie.” 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Hall H

Pow! This panel on “The Giant’s Dream,” a doc about the wonderful 1999 movie “The Iron Giant,” will be led by director Brad Bird. 10 a.m., Friday, Room 24ABCZing! World premiere of “Batman: The Killing Joke,” an R-rated animated Batman movie based on the seminal comic that stars none other than Mark Hamill as the Joker. 9 p.m., Friday, Ballroom 20Bang! “Star Trek Beyond” premiered in IMAX on Preview Night, with appearances from cast members and a performance of the score by the San Diego Symphony. 8 p.m., Wednesday, the Embarcardero

Pow! This panel on “The Giant’s Dream,” a doc about the wonderful 1999 movie “The Iron Giant,” will be led by director Brad Bird. 10 a.m., Friday, Room 24ABC

Zing! World premiere of “Batman: The Killing Joke,” an R-rated animated Batman movie based on the seminal comic that stars none other than Mark Hamill as the Joker. 9 p.m., Friday, Ballroom 20

Bang! “Star Trek Beyond” premiered in IMAX on Preview Night, with appearances from cast members and a performance of the score by the San Diego Symphony. 8 p.m., Wednesday, the Embarcardero

2 Marvel: Will Benedict Cumberbatch show up to take your temperature as “Doctor Strange?” Will Chris Pratt and his buddies give you a sneak peek of “Guardians of the Galaxy 2?” Might Thor show up with a look at “Thor: Ragnarok?” And what about the latest “Spiderman” reboot? Perhaps. Marvel rarely disappoints. 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Hall H

3 “Snowden”: Why has Oliver Stone never appeared at Comic-Con before? Must be a conspiracy. He’s slated to preview his new Edward Snowden biopic, and leading man Joseph Gordon-Levitt, no stranger to the Con, will be there, too. 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Hall H

4 “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”: Luc Besson wrote, directed and produced this new sci-fi flick, set in an intergalactic city that features creatures from thousands of planets. With so few original big-budget ideas being made these days, “Valerian” could be a breath of fresh air, if that’s what they breathe. 1 p.m., Thursday, Hall H

5 “Aliens”: 30th Anniversary: It’s not game over anymore. James Cameron will be on hand, along with Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, and yes, ever Paul Reiser, to take a look at the sci-fi classic. “Avatar 2” spoilers, anyone? 3:15 p.m., Saturday, Hall H

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