The Evil Queen is back! Well, actually she and a bunch of the cast and crew from ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME were back once again this year at San Diego Comic-Con.

Apart from the return of Evil for Regina, plus Mr. Hyde and the new arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories, the hullabaloo in Ballroom 20 this year was surrounding the clip revealed of Aladdin and Jafar who will be joining the cast in the upcoming season. We also learned that Aladdin was a Savior too AND that Naveen Andrews will not be reprising his role as Jafar. There was no mention of recent news about Craig Horner as the Count of Monte Cristo.

The impressive panel this year included Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Colin O’Donoghue, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Jared Gilmore, and Rebecca Mader.

Also returning to the panel this year were show co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Yvette Nicole Brown is an uber fan of the show and she returned once again his year to moderate.

Big news shared this year was that Sean Maguire might not be the lost soul we assumed he was at the end of last season. After teasing that our only knowledge about the powers of the Olympian Crystals was from renowned liar Hades, it left things pretty clear that we would once again be seeing the return of Robin Hood.

We also got so sneak a peek bonus feature from the upcoming home release of last season with a great clip featuring Cruella DeVil trying to get a drink in the underworld from a barkeep played by James Marsters. They commiserate about Arthur now running the Underworld.