MCU Returning to SDCC?
After a hiatus in 2018, it looks like Marvel is returning to the legendary “Hall H” at San Diego Comic-Con.
In an exclusive, Deadline’s Anthony D’Allessandro reported:
We’re hearing that Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe is heading back to San Diego Comic-Con after sitting out Hall H last year.
While there haven’t been any concrete plans made yet in regards to the lineup, it’s an important year for the MCU in the wake of Avengers: Endgame wrapping up a number of storylines, plus the gains made in the expansion of Marvel with the Disney-Fox merger.
Among this year’s MCU cliffhangers in San Diego: What are the next Marvel releases post Avengers: Endgame for 2020? The studio has the first weekend in May and November reserved for MCU product. From what we hear, the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home isn’t expected to offer any clues as to what’s next in the Disney MCU since it’s a Sony release. Also, following the Fox merger, what will the Kevin Feige-run Marvel absorb and adapt from the X-Men-Deadpool-Gambit-Fantastic Four universe?
A New Slate of Films for the MCU?
Exciting times for MCU fans, no? ComicBook.com explained:
Despite having Disney’s D23 Expo in August, it would seem that San Diego Comic-Con would be the place Marvel will most likely announce their next slate of films. With production for Black Widow already underway, it’s likely Kevin Feige and company will be on hand to at least confirm both The Eternals and Shang-Chi, two movies that are anticipated to start filming yet this year.
When Marvel Studios appeared at SDCC two years ago, that’s when the initial teaser for Avengers: Infinity War dropped and the place Brie Larson was announced as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. That same year, Marvel Studios held two separate panels at D23, featuring the casts of both Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther.
A New Phase of Production
So, this is pretty interesting news. But I will admit to a bit of Avengers: Endgame fatigue. Time will tell in terms of how seamlessly the Marvel juggernaut can continue into the next phase of production.
But tell us: Are you going to jump right into the new slate of Marvel films? How do you think Disney will bring characters re-acquired during the Fox purchase into the MCU? Tell us in the comments!