Jake’s Take: San Diego Comic-Con 2016 (Friday Edition)

San Diego Comic-Con explodes today as Hollywood and the comic book industry go all out for fans. (Photo property of Comic-Con International)

San Diego Comic-Con explodes today as Hollywood and the comic book industry go all out for fans. (Photo property of Comic-Con International)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

To quote YouTube singer Rebecca Black:

(Singing voice): “It’s Friday! Friday! It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend
Friday, Friday
Gettin’ down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend”  (End of singing voice)

It’s Day Two of the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con!

Without further ado, here are the panels that you should keep an eye on!

Civil War II at San Diego Comic Con

The Marvel Universe might not recover from the “Civil War II” fallout! (Artwork property of Marvel Comics)

10 AM: Marvel: Civil War II (Room 6DE)

Captain Marvel vs. Iron Man! Thanos triumphant? The Deaths of War Machine and the Hulk! Hawkeye on trial! This massive Marvel Universe crossover is shaking the longtime House of Ideas to its core. To preview the final phase of the story, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and creators Sanford Greene, Marc Guggenheim, Matthew Rosenberg, David Walker and G. Willow Wilson will talk about the war and how the event will shape our favorite characters.

11:30 AM Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: It’s Morphin’ Time! (Room 5AB)

The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers returned to the comic books after a 20-year absence thanks to BOOM! Studios. Series writer Kyle Higgins, cover artist Goni Montes, The Ongoing Adventures of Bulk and Skull writer Steve Orlando and several Saban Brands representatives will talk about the upcoming spin-off Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Pink. Hopefully, they might tease attendees with an upcoming preview of the 2017 film.

1:45 PM Entertainment Weekly: Brave New Warriors (Ballroom 20)

Entertainment Weekly is bringing together some of TV’s most popular male heroes for a panel that will satisfy multiple fanbases. Among the actors that are expected to take part of this discussion include Josh Holloway (Colony), Dominic Cooper (Preacher), Theo Rossi (Luke Cage), Eric Dane (The Last Ship), and Corey Hawkins (24: Legacy).

NBC and DC Entertainment will premiere the "Powerless" pilot at San Diego Comic-Con this afternoon. (Photo property of NBC, DC Entertainment & Warner Bros. Television)

NBC and DC Entertainment will premiere the “Powerless” pilot at San Diego Comic-Con this afternoon. (Photo property of NBC, DC Entertainment & Warner Bros. Television)

2:00 PM People of Earth & Powerless (Room 6BCF)

Two of the most talked about half-hour comedies will make their splash at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. The Conan O’Brien, Greg Daniels, and David Jenkins-produced People of Earth follows the misadventures of skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac), who investigated a support group to write about the member’s supposed alien encounters. Meanwhile, Powerless focuses on insurance adjusters who have to work with clients whose properties have been damaged by the DC Universe superheroes. Cast members Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, and Alan Tudyk will join Powerless executive producer Ben Queen and executive director Michael Patrick Jann for an exclusive Q&A and screening of the pilot episode.

6:45 PM Scream Queens (Ballroom 20)

FOX’s hit horror comedy-drama Scream Queens is back for its sophomore season! This time, Dean Munch (Jamie Lee Curtis) has purchased an abandoned hospital and hired the Chanels (Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, and Abigail Breslin), Hester (Lea Michele), and Zayday (Keke Palmer) to investigate a new mystery. Creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan will join the cast to reveal Season One highlights and preview the latest chapter in Scream Queens history.

Batman The Killing Joke animated film

After years of waiting, tonight is the world premiere of “Batman: The Killing Joke” animated film. (Artwork property of DC Entertainment & Warner Bros. Animation)

9:00 PM Batman: The Killing Joke World Premiere (Ballroom 20)

The biggest nighttime event of the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con will be the world premiere of one of the most anticipated DC Universe Original films! After years of waiting, fans will watch the animated adaption of one of the best Batman-Joker stories of all-time, The Killing Joke. Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill and Tara Strong will reprise the voices of Batman, Joker, and Batgirl respectively and the latter is expected to join celebrated producer Bruce Timm, director Sam Liu, and Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello at the film’s premiere this evening.

For all things San Diego Comic-Con, visit its website!

The lyrics of “Friday” were written by Clarence Jey & Patrice Wilson and are the property of ARK Music Factory.

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