Over the years Marvel Studios have been known to attended San Diego Comic-Con and put on their famous Hall H presentation, teasing and announcing projects in the pipeline of their ever expanding cinematic universe. Last year was a different story as Marvel chose to skip SDCC in favour of Disney’s D23 Expo. Both events were a month or so apart; it would have been logistically difficult to attend both shows with material to share.
Fortunately, director of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, James Gunn, revealed a few days ago the film would appear at this year’s SDCC – all but confirming Marvel’s presence. He said via Facebook video:
“We, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, are coming to San Diego Comic-Con this year. We’re going to be there. I’m going to be there. Chris Pratt is going to be there. A bunch of the gang is going to be there. And we’re going to show you guys something, uh, something pretty cool.”
Alongside this, more concrete evidence over on the Comic-Con International website (via The Daily Superhero) officially reveals Marvel’s schedule for the event, with their Hall H panel penciled in for 23 July 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm PT. The website gives a very cryptic description of the panel as:
“Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Marvel’s schedule at SDCC can be seen below:
We’re likely to hear more about Doctor Strange, which premieres November 3. As such, it would be wise to offer up a new trailer or elaborate further on the plot to keep people excited. Director Scott Derrickson posted an image of a banner on his Twitter page, all but confirming the film’s appearance at SDCC.
We may also hear about Captain Marvel and who will star in the film. If we’re really lucky, we could also get the new names for Infinity War Part One and Two.
Whatever Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige have up their sleeves, there is no doubt it will be incredibly exciting. Stay tuned as the Marvel Cinematic Universe heads toward events that will shape and define the future of the universe.