The Hollywood Handle at NYCC: What To Expect

The East Coast’s biggest comic convention, New York Comic Con, is just a few days away and with it, tons of news regarding upcoming content from the biggest studios like Disney, Warner Bros-Discovery, Toei Animation, Crunchyroll, and more! From special studio exhibitions to exciting panels to cosplay competitions and media experiences, this Comic Con is certainly one of the main staple events of October and we’re happy to announce that we will be heading to New York Comic Con for the first time! Throughout the weekend, we’ll be covering some of the convention’s panels through our new live blogs so make sure you stick with us from October 6th-9th as New York Comic Con continues on!

WRITER’S NOTE: Since we were unable to reserve some of the other big panels, we’re not able to cover everything that’s occurring during the event. Here are some projects and panels that you might be hearing about throughout the duration of the convention that we might not be able to cover. We hope that our overall coverage can satisfy your entertainment needs!

  • His Dark Materials
  • Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm
  • American Born Chinese
  • Chainsaw Man
  • My Hero Academia
  • BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War
  • The Winchesters


Here are some upcoming panels that we’re planning to cover/liveblog!

Illumination’s Super Mario Movie (October 6)

The first trailer for Nintendo and Illumination’s Super Mario movie was teased just a few days ago with a peculiar question-block highlighting the poster for the movie’s marketing debut. The movie stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya-Taylor Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Foreman Spike. NYCC attendees can watch the trailer on October 6th at 4:00 PM EST, 1:00 PM PT, 10:00 PM CET, 9:00 AM BST and October 7th at 9:00 AM AEST, 8:30 AM ACST, and 7:00 AM AWST (times courtesy of GamesHub.)

Chucky Season 2 Sneak Peek (October 7)

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 12th. “Chucky” airs Wednesdays at 9PM on USA & SYFY.

Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons (October 7)

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? 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.

Teen Wolf: The Movie & Wolf Pack (October 7)

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.


One Piece Film Red Panel (October 8)

One Piece Film Red is almost here! Join members of the English and Japanese crew, as well as some of your favorite voice actors from the English Dub right before the film hits theaters on 11/4. The movie stars Colleen Clinkenbeard as Luffy, Christopher R. Sabat as Zoro, Luci Christian as Nami, Sonny Strait as Usopp, and Ian Sinclair as Brook.

Netflix Presents: Wednesday (October 8)

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!

The Muppets Mayhem (October 9)

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!

HBO Max and DC’s Doom Patrol and Titans (October 9)

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, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, and Michelle Gomez for an exclusive discussion and first look of the upcoming season. 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.


Celebrity Focus Panels

Besides the many panels of exclusive content of your favorite shows and movies, here are two celebrity-focused panels that we’ll be covering!

Jamie Lee Curtis: Tribute to 45 years of Halloween and Laurie Strode (October 8)

In 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.

Oscar Isaac Spotlight (October 9)

From his time in Star Wars to his caped role in Moon Knight- Oscar Isaac has been taking the fandom world by storm. Come hear the legend himself talk about his time on some of the most popular franchises and maybe even answer a fan question or two.

World Premieres

We are also excited to head to upcoming world premieres this Comic Con weekend, including the world premiere for Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind! For fans interested, there are a limited number of free tickets for this premiere. Fans wishing to receive tickets must apply via email to The body of all fan RSVP emails need only include the name of the entrant, valid email address, and the number of tickets being requested (limit two per entry). Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email. Please note that “Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind” is Rated R and anyone under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

We’re very excited to be heading to New York Comic Con this upcoming weekend and hope to see you there! Let us know what you’re excited for on our Twitter and Instagram!

Christopher Gallardo

Christopher Gallardo

Hi, my name's Chris and I write things at The Hollywood Handle. I like to write and learn about the animation world, play video games, and yes, go outside. A big Marvel, DC, and Star Wars fan/comic reader (indie too!) and occasional cinephile.
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