While it has been expected that Marvel Studios would return to San Diego Comic-Con International after sitting out last year, it can now be confirmed. The Marvel Studios panel will take place in Hall H, on Saturday, June 20. It will begin at 5:15 pm (local/Pacific time) and will last for 90 minutes. This follows a separate panel for Joe and Anthony Russo, which will take place in Hall H on Friday.
Marvel Studios sat out last year’s SDCC, due to the secrecy around ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and to a lesser degree ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ and ‘Captain Marvel’. The studio has publically stated that no information about its upcoming projects would be announced or confirmed until after the release of ‘Far From Home’, which came out last week. Now fans are chomping at the bit for news of the company’s future.
Though everything has been shrouded in mystery, ‘Black Widow’ is now filming in Europe, with Cate Shortland directing. Chloé Zhao is prepping ‘The Eternals’, while Destin Daniel Cretton is attached to ‘Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu’. Also back on track is James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3’. There are also expected to be sequels for ‘Black Panther’, ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Doctor Strange’, and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’. And in May, word emerged that ‘Power Pack’ had been upped to active development, although it isn’t clear if this will be a movie or TV series.
But with the Marvel Cinematic Universe so drastically different from where it was just months ago, fans really want to know what’s up. Is there even a team of Avengers left? Who will be the champions moving forward? We already know Spider-Man is fighting the good fight, although his world has been turned upside down thanks to the mid-credits scene in ‘Far From Home’. Then there were the cryptic end-credits scenes which hint at… something. Fan speculation is fine, but it would be nice to get something concrete from Kevin Feige and the other powers-that-be.
As if Marvel Studios weren’t already creating the most popular movies around, they will get an even greater spotlight at SDCC this year, thanks to 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Lionsgate all skipping the festivities this year.
What Marvel project are you the most excited to learn more about at SDCC?