Culture Representation: Taking place in an unnamed part of the Pacific Northwest, the horror film “Significant Other” features a predominantly white cast of characters (with one Asian person) representing the middle-class.
Culture Clash: A dating couple travel to an isolated wooded area for backpack hiking and camping, but they encounter something sinister that changes their lives forever.
Culture Audience: “Significant Other” will appeal mainly to people who don’t mind watching unimaginative and slow-paced horror movies.
“Significant Other” blandly rips off plot developments from other movies about terror in a remote wooded area and sci-fi body horror. The acting is unremarkable. Everything in the movie looks like a lazy imitation of other films with the same ideas. The ending of the movie is so sloppily edited and underwhelming, it looks like the filmmakers ran out of ideas.
Written and directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, “Significant Other” was shown as a sneak preview at the 2022 edition of New York Comic Con in New York City. One of the movie’s biggest flaws is that it takes too long to get to any real horror. And even then, that horror is mind-numbingly predictable. It’s yet another horror flick about people stranded in a wooded area where something dangerous is about to happen.
“Significant Other” has a very small number of people in its cast. The two characters with most of the screen time in “Significant Other” are a couple who’ve been dating each other for the past six years. Unfortunately, because so much of the movie revolves around just this dreadfully dull couple, the movie gets bogged down in a lot of wishy-wishy drama about how these two people handle their relationship.
Ruth Miller (played by Maika Monroe) and her boyfriend Harry (played by Jake Lacy) have driven to this wooded area somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, for what Harry hopes will be a romantic getaway of backpack hiking and camping. (“Significant Other” was actually filmed in Oregon.) Ruth is reluctant to go on this trip because she says these activities make her nervous. Therefore, Ruth is already in a bad mood when they begin their trip.
Harry assures Ruth about the trail they’ll be taking on their hike: “This is the fourth time I’ve done this trail. There’s nothing scary about it.” He also comments to Ruth, who loves to surf, how he thinks it’s interesting that hiking makes her more frightened than surfing. Ruth says she’s comfortable with surfing because she grew up around the ocean. It’s at this point in the movie that you know there’s going to be a scene in the movie where Ruth’s swimming skills will come in handy.
Some more low-key bickering happens between Harry and Ruth. Unbeknownst to Ruth, he plans to propose marriage and give her an engagement ring on this trip. The problem is that Ruth is very cynical about marriage. As she says later in the movie, after Harry proposes, “All that marriage does is lock you in, and you lose control of your life.” Stung by this rejection, Harry tells Ruth that she’s probably afraid of marriage because she’s still bitter about her parents’ divorce.
The couple’s bickering turns into a full-blown argument. Ruth’s mental health issues (she has panic attacks) and her therapy treatment are discussed at length. Harry often has a condescending tone with Ruth about her psychological fragility, which makes him look like not quite the nice guy he first appeared to be in the beginning of the movie. Ruth (who does a lot of pouting and vacant staring) isn’t exactly easy to deal with though, because she’s very neurotic and moody.
Meanwhile, during all these time-wasting scenes, viewers will be wondering if “Significant Other” is a horror movie or a very boring relationship drama. Will Harry and Ruth resolve their differences? Will Ruth change her mind about marrying Harry? Will anyone watching this movie really care? “Significant Other” makes this couple’s relationship so lackluster, the answer is a resounding “no” to the last question.
There’s a little bit of a foreshadowing of the horror that might happen later, when a deer is shown in the woods getting attacked from behind by something that has a tentacle. And then, there are repetitive scenes of Ruth becoming afraid because she thinks she saw a deer in the woods. Harry reassures her every time that there’s no reason for her to be frightened.
In the last third of the movie, Harry and Ruth meet another couple hiking in the woods: spouses Ray (played by Matthew Yang King) and Vivian (played by Dana Green), who encounter Harry and Ruth under some very stressful circumstances. The horror in the movie comes too little, too late. And by the time the big “reveal” happens, it’s all very unimaginative and looks like an inferior patchwork of sci-fi horror clichés that have been done much better in many other movies.
Paramount+ premiered “Significant Other” on October 7, 2022.
The 17th annual New York Comic Con takes place October 6 to October 9, 2022, in New York City. New York Comic Con has returned to being an in-person-only event, after being a hybrid event (where people could attend in person or virtually) in 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Comic Con was cancelled as an in-person event in 2020 and instead presented as a scaled-down virtual-only event. Before the pandemic, New York Comic Con attracted about 250,000 people per year since 2017, according to ReedPOP, the company that produces the event. The first New York Comic Con took place in 2006.
In 2022, New York Comic Con’s main hub remains the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Comic Con in 2022 has less activities, panels and locations than in previous years. For example, in 2019, New York Comic Con took place at several other locations in New York City, including Hammerstein Ballroom, the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, the New York Public Library, the Way Station (in Brooklyn) and AMC 34th Street. Anime Fest (an offshoot of Anime Expo that was presented in conjunction with New York Comic Con in 2018 and 2019) will not take place at New York Comic Con in 2022. Anime Fest was also cancelled in 2021. It’s unknown at this point if Anime Fest will be revived.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also resulted in safety requirements for New York Comic Con that began in 2021. All attendees are being asked to wear a face covering/mask at all times while inside a New York Comic Con building, except when eating or drinking. However, attendees do not have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, which were requirements in 2021.
TV shows continue to dominate the most high-profile panels and activities. New York Comic Con in 2022 has the following TV shows with panel showcases in the event’s largest rooms: CBS’s supernatural comedy series “Ghosts” on October 6; HBO Max’s animated series “Velma” (a spinoff of the “Scooby-Doo” series) on October 6; HBO/BBC’s fantasy drama series “His Dark Materials” on October 6; Fox’s animated series “Krapopolis” on October 7; Disney+’s action series “American Born Chinese” on October 7; Prime Video’s fantasy series “Good Omens” on October 7; Crunchyroll’s anime series “Chainsaw Man”; Syfy’s horror series “Chucky”; and Disney+’s fantasy series “The Mysterious Benedict Society” on October 7. Prime Video’s fantasy series “The Wheel of Time” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” will have a joint panel on October 7.
More TV show panels include Prime Video’s sci-fi series “The Peripheral” on October 8; Netflix’s “Shadow and Bone” on October 8; Crunchyroll’s “My Hero Academia” on October 8; Netflix’s horror/fantasy series “Wednesday” (a spinoff of “The Addams Family”) on October 8; AMC’s “The Walking Dead” on October 8; Disney+’s “The Muppets Mayhem” on October 9; The WB’s “The Winchesters” on October 9; and Starz’s “The Outlander” on October 9.
Paramount+’s “Star Trek” Universe will have a multi-series panel on October 8, with stars from “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Picard” and “Star Trek: Prodigy.” HBO Max’s “Doom Patrol” and “Titans” will have a joint panel on October 9. Cartoon Network and Adult Swim’s panel on October 9 will include a sneak preview of the “Unicorn: Warriors Eternal” series with creator Genndy Tartakovsky. There will also be a “Smallville” reunion on October 8, with stars Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Kristin Kreuk and John Glover.
Most of the feature films that have panels at New York Comic Con this year are animated films and horror movies. They include the world premiere screenings of horror film “Significant Other” on October 6 and the action-comedy “Violent Night” on October 7. The horror film “V/H/S/99” will have a discussion panel and sneak preview clips on October 7. Animated films getting their own panels include “Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm” on October 6; “Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons” on October 7; “Wendell & Wild” on October 8; and “Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind” on October 8. There will also be panel discussions for “Teen Wolf: The Movie” on October 7, and the zany biopic “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” on October 9.
In addition, New York Comic Con will have Q&As that each spotlight different actors and actresses. Two scream queens will team up when Jamie Lee Curtis (star of several “Halloween” movies) will be interviewed by Drew Barrymore (1996’s “Scream”) for a Q&A on October 8. For 1980s nostalgia, there’s a “Back to the Future” reunion panel with stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd on October 8. Oscar Isaac (who has starred in some “Star Wars” sequels, the 2021 remake of “Dune” and the Disney+ series “Moon Knight”) gets a spotlight Q&A on October 9.
Broadway stars are represented on several panels. “The Big Broadway Nerd Panel” will feature panelists Mason Alexander Park on October 6. Other panels about Broadway productions and musical theater include “#BroadwayToHollywood: A New Age of Musicals” on October 6; “Beetlejuice on Broadway” on October 7; “The Broadway Bard Party” on October 8; and “Sesame Street The Musical Panel” on October 9.
The 2022 Harvey Awards Hall of Fame ceremony will be take place during New York Comic Con on October 7. The recipients are author Neil Gaiman (“The Sandman,” “American Gods”), “Little Lulu” creator Marjorie Henderson Buell, underground cartoonist Gilbert Shelton and DC Comics/Marvel Comics writer and editor Roy Thomas.
New York Comic Con also offer specialty areas for attendees with specific identity needs. New this year at the River Pavilion is a gathering space called Asia Pop, for fans and enthusiasts of Asian pop culture. The Asia Pop center will offer discussion panels and a manga lending library. Also new this year is the Pride Lounge (located in Room 1C01-02), for people with LGBTQ interests, with some LGBTQ-themed discussion panels and guest appearances.
Family HQ (in Room 1E01-05) is a family-friendly environment, with an emphasis on activities for pre-teen children. In addition, Gaming Zone (in Room 1E) returns to offer a variety of options for gamers. The Community Lounge (located in the River Pavilion) is for informal gatherings and if attendees just need a place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the other areas of the event. Julie Plec, creator/showrunner of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Vampire Academy” TV series will be doing a special meet-up with fans in the Community Lounger on October 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
And, of course, there will be plenty of panels, exhibits and previews for comic books, video games, fantasy novels and other pop-culture attractions. It wouldn’t be a Comic Con without cosplaying and merchandise sales. The Cosplay Central area returns to the River Pavilion at the Javits Center. While at Cosplay Central, cosplayers can mingle, pose for photos, use the dressing rooms and attend panel discussions. The New York Comic Con finalist round for the Cosplay Central Crown Championship will take place on October 8 at Main Stage 1D Hall. New York Comic Con also has an enormous amount of merchandise for sale for numerous types of entertainment.
AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS AND PHOTO OPS
Several stars from movies and TV shows will have individual autograph sessions and/or photo opportunities with fans, for a fee. All celebrities are offering autographs and photos, unless otherwise noted. Prices will vary, according to the celebrity. Participants include:
Ben Barnes (“Shadow and Bone,” “The Chronicles of Narnia”) on October 8 and October 9.
David Boreanaz (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Bones,” “SEAL Team”) on October 7.
Rachael Leigh Cook (“She’s All That,” “Josie and the Pussycats”) on October 7, October 8 and October 9.
Mick Foley (WWE star) on October 6, October 7, October 8 and October 9.
Michael J. Fox (“Back to the Future”) on October 7 and October 8.
Brendan Fraser (“Doom Patrol,” “The Mummy”) on October 8 and October 9.
Tyler Hoechlin (“Superman and Lois,” “Teen Wolf”) on October 8 and October 9.
Sam Heughan (“Outlander”) on October 8 and October 9.
Boyd Holbrook (“The Sandman,” “The Predator”) on October 8 and October 9.
Ice-T & Coco (“Ice Loves Coco”) on October 8 and October 9.
Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars” sequels, “Moon Knight,” “Dune”) on October 8 and October 9.
Tom Kenney (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) on October 6, October 7, October 8 and October 9.
John Leguizamo (“Super Mario Bros.,” “John Wick”) on October 6 and October 7.
Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future”) on October 7, October 8 and October 9.
Ralph Macchio (“Cobra Kai,” “The Karate Kid”) on October 6 and October 7.
Anson Mount (“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”) on October 8 and October 9.
Cassandra Peterson (“Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”) on October 6, October 7, October 8 and October 9.
Sebastian Stan (Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”) on October 7.
Tom Sturridge (“The Sandman”) on October 7 and October 8.
Tom Welling (“Smallville”) on October 7, October 8 and October 9.
TELEVISION AND WEB SERIES PANELS
(All panel descriptions are courtesy of New York Comic Con.)
“Big City Greens”
October 6, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
We’re headed to the City! Panelists include Chris Houghton (creator/executive producer, voice of Cricket Green), Artemis Pebdani (voice of Gramma Alice), Marieve Herington (voice of Tilly Green), Bob Joles (voice of Bob Green) and Zeno Robinson (voice of Remy Remington), moderated by Shane Houghton (creator/executive producer). Get an opportunity to learn more about the show as they discuss some of their inspiration for the series, favorite episodes, behind the scenes moments, and what’s ahead for the Disney Channel original series, including an exclusive sneak peek.
October 6, 2022, 2 PM – 3 PM
Welcome to Woodstone! TV’s #1 new series and fan favorite phenomenon GHOSTS, follows Samantha and Jay a couple who learn that their new dream house is inhabited by ghosts that only Samantha can see and hear. Please join select cast members and executive producers for an exclusive sneak peek of an episode from Season Two followed by a lively and “spirited” moderated panel discussion.
“The Owl House”
October 6, 2022, 3 PM – 4 PM
Hoot Hoot! Join “The Owl House” creator/executive producer Dana Terrace, Sarah-Nicole Robles (voice of Luz), Mae Whitman (voice of Amity), Alex Hirsch (voice of King and Hooty) and Zeno Robinson (voice of Hunter) as they discuss the Peabody Award-winning animated series, the epic adventures that fans can expect ahead of its season three premiere on Disney Channel and answer your burning questions. The panel will be moderated by Cissy Jones (voice of Lilith).
“Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler”
October 6, 2022, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
The DC origin series “Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler” follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha, before they become Bruce Wayne’s parents. Season three, premiering October 6 as a Max Original, begins after a five-year time jump: the civil war is over, and a cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse – ushering in a new age of Super Heroes and Supervillains. Join series stars Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge along with executive producers Bruno Heller and John Stephens for a screening of the thrilling season three premiere, as well as a discussion of the new season, exclusive sneak peeks and more. The panel will be moderated by Christian Holub (Entertainment Weekly).
October 6, 2023, 3:30 PM – 5 PM
From Warner Bros. Animation, Velma is an adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. An original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers. Join executive producer Mindy Kaling who voices Velma along with showrunner Charlie Grandy and special guests for a sneak peek at the first episode.
October 6, 2022, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Head down under for “Koala Man,” a brand-new animated comedy from the creators of “Rick and Morty” and “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” coming to Hulu! Join creator, executive producer and the Koala himself Michael Cusack, and executive producers Justin Roiland, Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit for the world premiere screening, followed by a Q&A to learn everything about what the suburban Aussie superhero is all about!
“One of Us Is Lying”
October 6, 2022, 5 PM – 6 PM
Panel with OOUIL cast and showrunner to discuss where we left off in Season 1 and tease Season 2 which will exclusively drop on Peacock on October 20 2022.
“His Dark Materials”
October 6, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
From Philip Pullman’s epic His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy, in the final chapter of the HBO and BBC One series, Lyra (Dafne Keen), the prophesied child, and Will (Amir Wilson), the bearer of The Subtle Knife, must journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned. But as her father, Lord Asriel’s (James McAvoy), great war against the Authority edges closer, they will learn that saving the worlds comes at a terrible price. Join executive producers Jane Tranter and Dan McCulloch and series stars Dafne Keen, Amir Wilson, and James McAvoy for a preview of the final season, including exclusive first looks, announcements, and more. The panel will be moderated by Emily Aslanian (TV Guide Magazine).
“The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!”
October 6, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Ghastly greetings! Join executive producers Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth and star Zach Hadel to discuss their upcoming project on Hulu, “The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!,” while treating fans to an exclusive look at the Paloni family hosts and their favorite spooky shorts!
October 6, 2022, 6:15 PM – 7 PM
Join our panel for an out-of-this-world conversation with co-creators and executive producers Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan, and executive producers Josh Bycel and Danielle Uhlarik who will discuss season three and the newly release Halloween special on Hulu, as well as what the Solars have to come, including an exclusive look at season four and exciting news.
“The Midnight Club”
October 6, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Want to hear a scary story? As the clock ticks down to midnight for the launch of “The Midnight Club” on Netflix, you can be among the first to see the World Premiere at New York Comic Con. Following the screening, join series creator Mike Flanagan, and special guests, for what promises to be a thrilling panel.
“The Legend of Vox Machina”
October 6, 2022, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Join the executive producers and cast of The Legend of Vox Machina for an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in the animated series’ highly anticipated second season. Based on the beloved characters and adventures of Critical Role’s first livestreamed tabletop role-playing game campaign, this fantasy adventure quickly grew into an animated sensation. After saving the realm from evil and destruction at the hands of the most terrifying power couple in Exandria, Vox Machina is faced with saving the world once again—this time, from a sinister group of dragons known as the Chroma Conclave.
October 6, 2022, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Screening of “One Piece” Episode #1029 and #1030. Special tie-in episodes to the new movie “One Piece Film Red.” featuring the backstory of when young Luffy met Shank’s daughter Uta.
“Ghost Brothers: Lights Out”
October 7, 2022, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
As the first and only black paranormal investigators Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey are seeking the truth in the spiritual realm, and with multiple TV series plus a podcast, the trio has a lot to share from their supernatural haunts and jaunts. The Brothers will give fans exclusive intel on the new season of their hit discovery+ series “Ghost Brothers: Lights Out,” their wildest ghost hunts, and what their paranormal work means to them. Fans in the room will also receive an exclusive giveaway. Come venture into the unknown with Ghost Brothers!
October 7, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM
In 2019, Aziraphale and Crowley helped save the world from the Apocalypse. Next year, they’ll return to solve a mystery that takes in all of Heaven and Hell. It’s time for an overdue celebration of all things Good Omens, and some of the creators and cast will return to New York Comic Con for a very special fan Q&A. Plan your questions and get ready to share in the behind-the-scenes stories of our favorite angel and demon, and perhaps some of your most burning questions about what you can expect in Season Two will be answered with more than just a “wait and see.”
October 7, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM
Join creator Dan Harmon (“Rick and Morty”) for an in-depth conversation on his upcoming animated series “Krapopolis.” Set in mythical ancient Greece, “Krapopolis” centers on a flawed family of humans, gods and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other. From Bento Box Entertainment, “Krapopolis” is the first animated series to be curated on the blockchain and will premiere in 2023 on FOX.
“American Born Chinese”
October 7, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Join the cast and creative team of the highly anticipated Disney+ Original series “American Born Chinese,” the genre-hopping action-comedy based on the graphic novel of the same name. The series follows the life of Chinese American teen Jin Wang as he navigates high school and unwittingly finds himself entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. The event will include a moderated panel with Q&A to treat audiences to behind-the-scenes details about the making of the series and a first look of the action-packed, coming-of-age adventure that explores identity, culture and family while introducing Western audiences to popular Chinese mythological characters. Talent will be announced at a later date.
October 7, 2022, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Calling all Devil Hunters! Join Crunchyroll for a Chainsaw Man panel with the English dub cast that will have you totally revved up and ready for the upcoming hit anime! Featuring a conversation with the voice actors for Denji, Makima, Aki, and Power, as well as the exclusive U.S. premiere of the first episode dubbed!
“The Mysterious Benedict Society”
October 7, 2022, 2 PM – 3 PM
“The Mysterious Benedict Society” is coming back to Disney+ for season two!! Join our series stars, Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, Mystic Incho, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira and Marta Kessler along with executive producers and writers Phil Hay (creator), Matt Manfredi (creator), Darren Swimmer (showrunner) and Todd Slavkin (showrunner) as they talk about all the adventures coming up this season along with an exclusive sneak-peek screening of the season two premiere episode!
October 7, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Your friend ’till the end is back with a vengeance, ready to add new and returning favorites to his kill list! Chucky creator Don Mancini is joined by series cast members Jennifer Tilly (Tiffany Valentine), Zackary Arthur (Jake Wheeler), and other surprise guests to answer your burning questions and give you an exclusive sneak peek of the new season’s second episode before it airs on October 12. “Chucky” airs Wednesdays at 9PM on USA & SYFY.
“The Wheel of Time” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”
October 7, 2022, 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Prime Video presents a dream programming block for the fantasy fan, when “The Wheel of Time” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” take to New York Comic Con’s Empire Stage for back-to-back panels with series talent from each show. Following their season-long adventure that culminated in a showdown with The Dark One and the shocking reveal of The Dragon Reborn’s identity, the cast and creative team behind “The Wheel of Time” will assemble in New York for their first in-person Comic Con. Join series stars and showrunner Rafe Judkins as they reflect back on their Season One journey, both on and off screen, as well as drop a few hints of what audiences can anticipate from the hotly anticipated second season.
Join members of the cast from the Prime Video Original series “The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power” for an in-depth panel discussion about the first seven episodes of this groundbreaking series. Based on J.R.R Tolkien’s Second Age and beginning in a time of relative peace, “The Rings of Power” follows an ensemble cast of characters as they confront the reemergence of evil to Middle-Earth. Fans can get ready for some fun behind-the-scenes stories, hints about the long-awaited season finale, and a few surprises along the way.
“Reginald the Vampire”
October 7, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Sink your teeth into SYFY’s newest series “Reginald the Vampire!” Join star and co-EP, Jacob Batalon, in a moderated conversation with fellow cast and creators, Em Haine, Savannah Basley, Harley Peyton, and Jeremiah Chechik. And catch an exclusive, extended sneak peek of the series’ second episode before it airs on October 12th.
“Let the Right One In”
October 7, 2022, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Starring Oscar nominee Demián Bichir (“A Better Life”) and rising star Madison Taylor Baez, “Let te Right One In” centers on Mark Kane (Bichir) and his daughter Eleanor Kane (Baez) whose lives were changed forever 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. Locked in at age 12, perhaps forever, Eleanor lives a closed-in life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to provide her with the human blood she needs to stay alive. The series also stars Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls, Power), Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot), Kevin Carroll (“Snowfall”), Ian Foreman (“Merry Wish-Mas”), Jacob Buster (“Colony”) and Nick Stahl (“Fear the Walking Dead”). With these emotionally charged and terrifying ingredients as a starting point, “Let te Right One In” will upend genre expectations, turning a naturalistic lens on human frailty, strength and compassion.
October 8, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The brand new animated series Oddballs is premiering this fall on Netflix. Oddballs is based on the YouTube channel Odd1sOut with over 18 million subscribers. The show was recently announced on the Odd1sOut YouTube channel and has earned over 6.5 million views in less than 2 weeks. James Rallison the creator of Odd1sOut and Oddballs will be in attendance along with key crew and cast members (TBA) to answer questions and share behind the scene stories about the making of the series.
October 8, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM
Immerse yourself in the world of “The Peripheral”! Join series stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Jack Reynor, Gary Carr, T’Nia Miller, and JJ Feild, as well as executive producers Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, creator and showrunner Scott B. Smith, and director Vincenzo Natali, as they give fans a first look at sci-fi thriller The Peripheral. The series centers on Flynne Fisher (Moretz), a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future; until the future comes calling for her. “The Peripheral” is based on William Gibson’s best-selling novel of the same name, and gives viewers a hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind—and what lies beyond.
“Smallville” Cast Reunion
October 8, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Over 20 years ago, Smallville, the groundbreaking superhero drama, hit television. Join Tom Welling (Clark Kent), Erica Durance (Lois Lane), Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang) and John Glover (Lionel Kent) as they reflect on the shows history and answer fan questions!
“My Hero Academia”
October 8, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Join “My Hero Academia” cast members to discuss the highly anticipated new season. Featuring Justin Briner, the English voice of Deku, and more.
“Shadow and Bone”
October 8, 2022, 2 PM – 3 PM
Join Amita Suman, Freddy Carter, Kit Young, and Ben Barnes as they sit down with author Leigh Bardugo to reflect on playing iconic roles from her fantasy series.
“The Dragon Prince”
October 8, 2022, 3 PM – 4 PM
“The Dragon Prince” saga returns to Netflix this November! Join the cast, crew, and creators of the Emmy® Award-winning series as they dive deep into what’s next for the world of Xadia. Learn more about what challenges await our characters, ask our panelists your most need-to-know-questions, and be the first to watch never-before-seen footage from Season 4!
October 8, 2022, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Creator Jeff Rake and cast of “Manifest” discuss the hit series and what to expect from the epic fourth and final season.
“Star Trek” Universe
October 8, 2022, 4 PM – 5:30 PM
The fan-favorite Star Trek universe panel returns to New York Comic Con, featuring conversations with the cast and executive producers “Star Trek: Picard” and the hit animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy.” “Star Trek: Picard” returns for its third and final season with the iconic Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis and Michael Dorn, as well as Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman, Rod Roddenberry and Terry Matalas. “Star Trek: Prodigy” returns to the NYCC stage this year with the talented voice cast including Kate Mulgrew, Ella Purnell, Brett Gray and Jameela Jamil, alongside Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman, Rod Roddenberry, Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman and Ben Hibon as they discuss what’s ahead.
“The Walking Dead”
October 8, 2022, 5 PM – 6 PM
Cast and creatives of the flagship series “The Walking Dead” discuss the highly anticipated last episodes of the decade-long apocalyptic drama. Celebrate the monumental journey of this beloved series and characters as we follow their arcs in the recently launched final eight episodes of this epic final season on AMC and AMC+. Plus, a look at what is to come for the upcoming final episodes.
Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
October 8, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Moon Girl Magic! Join the cast and creative team behind Disney Branded Television’s highly anticipated animated series “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” ahead of its 2023 premiere on Disney Channel and Disney+, for a conversation about this innovative action-comedy series centered on African American teen girl superhero Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl) and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. Panelists include Diamond White (voice of Lunella/Moon Girl), Fred Tatasciore (voice of Devil Dinosaur), Gary Anthony Williams (voice of Pops, Lunella’s grandfather), Steve Loter (executive producer), Rodney Clouden (supervising producer) and Pilar Flynn (producer), moderated by Allegra Frank, deputy entertainment editor, The Daily Beast.
October 8, 2022, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Darkness descends on New York Comic Con in the form of the iconic Wednesday Addams. Join the cast of Netflix’s upcoming sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery series “Wednesday,” including breakout star Jenna Ortega, Luis Guzmán and showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and more for an action-packed panel that promises many creepy and kooky surprises!
October 9, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Calling all Outlander fans! This is one you don’t want to miss! Kick off Sunday morning at New York Comic Con with a trip to the Scottish highlands. Join series stars Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Duncan LaCroix (Murtaugh Fraser) and David Berry (Lord John Grey) along with series author Diana Gabaldon as they discuss their time working on such a beloved show and all things Outlander!
“The Muppets Mayhem”
October 9, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM
It’s time to play the music! Coming to Disney+ in 2023, “The Muppets Mayhem” is a brand-new series that, for the first time in the Muppets’ over 65-year history, focuses on the legendary Electric Mayhem band as they maneuver their way through the music world of Los Angeles with one goal – to finally record their first album. Join the “human” stars of the series – Lilly Singh, Tahj Mowry and Saara Chaudry – as well as co-creators and executive producers Adam F. Goldberg, Jeff Yorkes and Bill Barretta for exciting news, exclusive footage and more!
Sun, October 9, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM
The newest heroes of Gotham City are rolling into New York Comic Con for a special panel and screening featuring the premiere of two never-before-seen episodes of Batwheels. Join series producers and members of the voice cast for a look under the hood of DC’s first-ever Batman preschool animated series coming soon to Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and Cartoonito on HBO Max.
October 9, 2022, 12 PM – 1 PM
Autobots, Roll Out! From Nickelodeon and Hasbro’s Entertainment One, join the next generation of heroes to celebrate the all-new Paramount+ original animated series “Transformers: EarthSpark.” During the exclusive panel, voice cast members Sydney Mikayla (Robby Malto), Zion Broadnax (Mo Malto), Diedrich Bader (Mandroid) and Cissy Jones (Elita-1), along with co-executive producer Dale Malinowski and executive producer Ant Ward, will give fans a first look at behind-the-scenes art, casting, and never-before-seen footage. Moderated by: Andrea Towers, Associate Editor, TV Guide Magazine.
October 9, 2022, 2 PM – 3:15 PM
Before Sam and Dean, there were their parents, John and Mary. Told from the perspective of narrator Dean Winchester, the Supernatural prequel series is the epic, untold love story of how John Winchester and Mary Campbell met, fell in love, and started a demon-hunting family on their own. Join members of the cast and producers for a screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A. “The Winchesters” is from executive producers Robbie Thompson (“Supernatural,” “Cursed”), Jensen Ackles (“Supernatural,” “The Boys”), Danneel Ackles (“Supernatural”), and David H. Goodman (Once Upon a Time, Fringe). The cast includes Meg Donnelly (American Housewife, Z-O-M-B-I-E-S), Drake Rodger (The In Between), Nida Khurshid (For the People), Jonathan “JoJo” Fleites, Demetria Kinney (“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Motherland: Fort Salem”), Bianca Kajlich (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Legacies”) and Jensen Ackles (“Supernatural,” “The Boys”). Glen Winter (“Arrow,” “Doom Patrol,” “Titans”) directed the pilot, for which he also served as executive producer. “The Winchesters” premieres October 11, airing Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and is produced by Chaos Machine Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios.
Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
October 9, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have dominated the animation space for decades, creating millions of fans along the way. Sit down with legendary creator Genndy Tartakovsky, who grew his career at Cartoon Network and expanded Adult Swim’s slate with his Emmy® Award-winning series “Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal” and upcoming launch of “Unicorn: Warriors Eternal.” Also joining the conversation is Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang, who helped define these animation powerhouses from the beginning. Together the two will discuss then, now, and next. What does it mean to ignite audiences, cultivate nostalgia, and innovate in an evolving animated landscape? Find out what’s in store for animation lovers of all ages as Cartoon Network reflects on the last three decades and Adult Swim continues to celebrate the surreal and defy expectations. Also, join us for the first U.S. premiere screening of “Unicorn: Warriors Eternal.”
SpongeBob Squarepants Presents “The Tidal Zone”
October 9, 2022, 2 PM – 3 PM
Panelists: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Jill Talley, Dana Snyder, Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller.
Sun, October 9, 2022, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Join Team Kamen Rider as we discuss Fuuto PI! After the panel be sure to stay for the special screening of finale before it airs in the US.
October 9, 2022, 3 PM – 4 PM
Octavia Butler fans rejoice!! FX is bringing “Kindred,” its newest drama series, to New York Comic-Con. Based on Hugo Award-winning author Octavia E. Butler’s wildly popular novel of the same name, “Kindred” is the very first adaption of a book by Ms. Butler to be produced for television or film. Join executive producer/writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins with cast members Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, Sophina Brown and Sheria Irving for a Q&A sharing how this visionary, fan-favorite story has been brought to life, and be among the first to see footage from the series ahead of its fall premiere exclusively on Hulu. “Kindred” centers on Dana, a young Black woman and aspiring writer who uproots her NYC life of familial obligation to claim a future in Los Angeles that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation with which she and her family are surprisingly and intimately linked.
“Doom Patrol” and “Titans”
October 9, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5 PM
The fan-favorite DC series make their New York Comic Con debut, featuring a main stage conversation with the cast of “Doom Patrol,” followed by a conversation with “Titans” executive producer and cast. In the upcoming fourth season of “Doom Patrol,” the team unexpectedly travels to the future to find an unwelcome surprise. Faced with their imminent demise, the Doom Patrol must decide once and for all which is more important: their own happiness or the fate of the world? Join series stars Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, and Michelle Gomez for an exclusive discussion and first look of the upcoming season. The panel will be moderated by Andy Swift (TVLine). “Titans,” debuting its fourth season this November on HBO Max, finds the team having saved Gotham, and hitting the road to head back to San Francisco. But after a stop in Metropolis, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a supernatural cult with powers unlike anything they’ve faced before. Join showrunner and executive producer Greg Walker and series star Brenton Thwaites, Ryan Potter, and Joshua Orpin, for a preview of the upcoming season, including first looks, exclusive reveals, and more. The panel will be moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine).
(All panel descriptions are courtesy of New York Comic Con.)
October 6, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Panel with the cast and creators of the high concept thriller “Significant Other.” Starring Jake Lacy (“The White Lotus”) and Maika Monroe (“It Follows”) with directors/writers Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (“Villains,” “Body”).
“Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm”
October 6, 2022, 8:30 PM – TBA
Be among the first to experience the all-new mystery-adventure feature-length film based on the famed Adult Swim series when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere of “Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm.” The R-rated film features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer. In addition to the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including audience Q&A. Carey Means (“Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “The Brak Show”), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies) and Dave Willis (“Squidbillies,” “Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell”) return as the voices of Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad, respectively. The film also stars Peter Serafinowicz (“The Tick”), Paul Walter Hauser (“Black Bird”), Natasha Rothwell (“The White Lotus”), Robert Smigel (“Bob’s Burgers”) and Tim Robinson (“Detroiters)”. The movie was written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro and produced by Williams Street Productions. “Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm” will be available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray starting November 8, 2022.
“Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons”
October 7, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Witness the unveiling of Warner Bros. Animation’s first-ever all-CG animated, feature-length film when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere of “Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons.” Ahhhh, to be young…and charged with saving the world from impending doom! That’s the burden that 11-year-old Jonathan Kent and reluctant young sidekick Damian Wayne face in this all-new DC Animated Movie. On his birthday, Jonathan Kent learns his dad is Superman and that he has latent superpowers of his own! He also meets the legendary Dark Knight and current Boy Wonder, Damian. But when the two boys are forced to team up to protect their loved ones from a hostile alien force, will they become the Super Sons they’re destined to be? Following the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including audience Q&A. Jack Dylan Glazer (“Shazam!,” “Luca,” “It”) and Jack Griffo (“The Thundermans”) lead the voice cast as Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, respectively, and the supporting cast features Troy Baker (“The Last of Us,” “Batman: The Long Halloween”) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham (“Critical Role,” “Sofia The First”) as Superman/Clark Kent, and Laura Bailey (“The Legend of Vox Machina,” “Naruto: Shippûden”) as Lois Lane. Matt Peters (“Justice League Dark: Apokolips War”) directs Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons from a script penned by Jeremy Adams (“Mortal Kombat Legends” franchise). Supervising Producer is Rick Morales (“Injustice,” “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders”). “Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons” will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital starting October 18, 2022.
“Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!”
October 7, 2022, 4:45 PM – 6:45 PM
Don your Halloween costume, and celebrate the spooky season with Scooby and the Mystery Inc. crew! Join us for an exclusive Scoobtober treat (no tricks, we promise) – the premiere screening of the all-new animated adventure, “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” Enjoy games, goodies, giveaways and more!
“Teen Wolf: The Movie”
October 7, 2022, 6 PM – 7 PM
The wolves return to Comic Con with “Teen Wolf: The Movie” and Wolf Pack creator Jeff Davis joining back-to-back conversations with the film and series’ casts to discuss the upcoming movie and tease what to anticipate from the new series.
October 7, 2022, 7 PM – 9:15 PM
NYCC attendees will be the first audience in the world to see “Violent Night,” the new coal-dark holiday thriller from 87North, the bare-knuckle producers of “Nobody,” “John Wick,” “Atomic Blonde” and “Deadpool 2” and razor-edged director Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow” franchise). When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus (David Harbour, “Black Widow,” “Stranger Things” series) is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint. Please note “Violent Night” is rated R.
October 7, 2022, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM
On the heels of last year’s record breaking “V/H/S/94,” the Shudder Original Film “V/H/S/99” is the latest feature in the hit found footage anthology franchise, “V/H/S.” Join the directors and producers for an in depth discussion on all things “V/H/S,” the epic last year of the 90s, and what’s sure to be the biggest, baddest, and most wildly savage film in the franchise yet! The fifth installment in the hit horror V/H/S anthology franchise, “V/H/S/99” debuts Thursday, October 20 only on SHUDDER. “V/H/S/99” harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium. In “V/H/S/99,” a thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations.
“Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind”
October 8, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment marks the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster “Mortal Kombat” video game series with an inside look at the making of “Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind,” the third in a series of MK-inspired feature-length animated films. Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind finds vicious, power-mad Kano determined to take over Earthrealm, one soul at a time. Assisted by a trio of cold Black Dragon mercenaries, he embarks on a brutal assault from town to defenseless town. The choice is simple: kneel or be annihilated. But when the cocky and talented but undisciplined Kenshi doesn’t take a knee, Kano and his clan destroy the young warrior, taking his eyesight and his confidence. Under the tutelage of reluctant, retired Kuai Liang, the only one powerful enough to challenge the malevolent Kano, Kenshi finds renewed hope and a clear path to redemption. But will it be enough to stop Kano from decimating all of Earthrealm? The presentation will include thrilling film clips and an entertaining panel discussion amongst filmmakers and key cast members. Manny Jacinto (“Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Good Place”), David Wenham (“Elvis,” “300,” “The Lord of the Rings” franchise) and Ron Yuan (“Mortal Kombat 11,” “Mulan”) spearhead a terrific voice cast as Kenshi Takahashi, Kano and Kuai Liang, respectively. The film is produced and directed by Rick Morales (“Mortal Kombat Legends” franchise, “Injustice”) from a script by Jeremy Adams (“Supernatural,” “Justice Society: World War II”), who also wrote the screenplays for the series’ first two films. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Games, “Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind” arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital on October 9, 2022, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray on October 11, 2022.
“Wendell & Wild”
October 8, 2022, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Panel descripton to be announced for this animated film that reunites Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
Jamie Lee Curtis: Tribute to 45 years of “Halloween” and Laurie Strode
October 8, 2022, 6:15 PM – 7 PM
n Halloween Ends (in theaters and streaming exclusively on Peacock Oct 14), icon Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the last time as Laurie Strode, horror’s first “final girl” and the role that launched Curtis’ career. Now, in this exclusive NYCC panel, moderated by fellow film icon Drew Barrymore, host and executive producer of “The Drew Barrymore Show, “the legendary Curtis discusses Laurie’s journey and her own from 1978’s “Halloween” to Laurie’s last stand against Michael Myers in this October’s “Halloween Ends.” Join us for an intimate, funny and fearless conversation with an artist who, for more than four decades, has shattered the rules (and the record books) and has reshaped horror forever as she says goodbye to one of the most beloved and revered characters in cinema history. Now, in this exclusive NYCC panel, the legendary Curtis discusses Laurie’s journey and her own from 1978’s Halloween to Laurie’s last stand against Michael Myers in this October’s “Halloween Ends.” Join us for an intimate, funny and fearless conversation with an artist who, for more than four decades, has shattered the rules (and the record books) and has reshaped horror forever as she says goodbye to one of the most beloved and revered characters in cinema history.
“Back to the Future” Reunion
October 8, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Gotta get back in time! The stars of the mega popular “Back to the Future” franchise are hitting the stage at New York Comic Con for a once-in-a-lifetime panel. Hop in your Delorean and head over to the Main Stage for a can’t miss Q&A. Limited reservations will be available for NYCC badge holders.
“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”
October 9, 2022, 4 PM – 5 PM
Come join the all-star cast and director of “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.” A Roku Original film streaming free on The Roku Channel this November 4. MTV & Comedy Central’s Josh Horowitz will join Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood, and director Eric Appel onstage, and the legendary man himself, “Weird” Al Yankovic, will join virtually to take us behind-the-scenes in an exclusive panel about the filming of this outrageously epic biopic.