Marvel Studios Teases Major Announcements Coming Next Month
Marvel Studios has had a consistent presence at San Diego Comic-Con for the past few years, but factors such as the global pandemic have derailed the studio’s plans to once again stage an extravaganza in Hall H. Despite this, Marvel has always found ways to announce important developments and new projects by showcasing them during Disney Investor Day 2020 and Disney+ Day 2021, both of which are virtual events.
During the studio’s final SDCC appearance in 2019, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige caused a stir when he showcased their Phase 4 slate, revealing projects like WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldierand Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The 90-minute panel was steeped in notable actors and directors, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Simu Liu and many more.
Now, after a three-year absence, Marvel is set to make a triumphant return to this year’s SDCC.
Marvel Studios Confirms San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Panel
During the global virtual press conference for Thor: Love and ThunderMarvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that the studio will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con this year, which runs from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. This is the studio’s first appearance at the pop culture event since 2019.
When asked if fans can expect any major announcements, Feige replied that they should, teasing that they will. “talking about the future” from the MCU:
“Yes, you can. Yeah, we’ll be at Comic-Con next month, which we’re excited about. First time since we were on stage there [since] three years ago talking about this film and many others. And now, I think almost everything that we discussed three years ago has now been released. So yeah, we’re excited to go talk about the future.”
Feige also discussed his strategy for planning future projects:
“We always look five, ten years ahead. And [there’s always] changes and twists and turns, but that’s usually as far as we go and then we start building it.”
On Twitter, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special director james gunn share his reaction to the news by tweeting “Oh yeah?,” apparently hinting that he and some cast members might make an appearance in Hall H.
Update: Collider Steven Weintraub shared that Marvel’s Hall H panel will take place on Saturday night. The film insider also revealed that the studio is “grow” and they will be “I’m just bringing a movie,” which could end up being Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:
“I’ve been sitting on #MarvelStudios at @Comic_Con for over a month. The panel is Saturday night in Hall H. Heard they were going big, then heard they were only bringing just one movie. If it’s a movie, I bet it’s #BlackPantherWakandaForever. I don’t know what they actually decided.”
What to expect from Marvel at SDCC
Marvel Studios‘ presence in Hall H this year means huge announcements will be made, but exactly what those updates are has yet to be unveiled.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Has Already Teased This “people are going to start seeing where this next saga is going,” and that in the next few months the public will be able to see a “a bit more of the roadmap.” That said, it’s reasonable to assume that some or even all of these teases will happen during Hall H, which means fans should tune in to find out what’s in the cards for the next MCU saga.
Along with major announcements from Marvel at SDCC 2019, the studio also unveiled a touch of updates to Expo D23 the same year, as the announcement of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and look first Eternals thrown in costumes. Since the D23 2022 convention is also set to feature Marvel Studios, it’s possible Marvel won’t reveal all the pieces of the MCU puzzle, but they could still pull out the big guns.
From the potential beginnings of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s teaser trailer for first looks Secret Invasion, there are plenty of options for Marvel to bring down the house. Official MCU Casting Announcements The Fantastic Four film could also be revealed, while a particular look at She-Hulk could also be released.
Based on the trend of the studio’s old Hall H panels, it seems plausible that Marvel will show its announcements at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, July 23. If it goes as planned, it could mean that another 90 minute panel, similar to its 2019 SDCC presentation, could also be on the cards.
All in all, the MCU has a bright future, and it’s only a matter of time before fans find out how everything is connected.