Earlier this year, we heard that this year’s San Diego Comic Con schedule might be a little lighter than we’re used to thanks to reports saying that some of the biggest studios wouldn’t be appearing at the annual pop culture event. While 20th Century Fox has said that they are skipping SDCC due to piracy concerns, the jury was still out on whether Disney would keep Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ exclusive to Star Wars Celebration and next year’s D23 Expo. However, it appears that some filmmakers from the House of Ideas have hinted at a few appearances from Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in SoCal next month after all.

In response to fans asking if he will be at Comic-Con this year, ‘Doctor Strange’ director Scott Derrickson shared this tweet over the weekend that depicts actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the MCU’s Sorcerer Supreme on a promotional banner for the con. Though this doesn’t actually indicate the degree to which the upcoming Phase Three film will be present at the event or if other Marvel Studios or Marvel Television projects will join in as well, the post pretty obviously says that the good doctor will be represented in some way, shape, or form.

Derrickson wasn’t the only director to tease an appearance at SDCC this year over the weekend though. In response to the above tweet, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ director James Gunn also teased an appearance at the San Diego Convention Center. Of course, there’s always the chance that Gunn could be going to the con independently, but with Star-Lord and company blasting off on another adventure so soon, that seems a bit unlikely.


Though these aren’t exactly official confirmations for what’s happening this year, do you think that Marvel Studios will show up to San Diego Comic Con this year? Which films do you anticipate to make their presence felt? And do you think more MCU filmmakers besides Scott Derrickson and James Gunn will take the stage in Hall H? Sound off in the comments below.

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