Rejoice, Marvel fans! Marvel Studios will be making a presentation in Hall H this year at San Diego Comic-Con. Even for those who won't be making the trek to attend the event his year, this is significant, as this is very likely where we're going to learn our first new details about the movies set to arrive as part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The big question; what can we really expect?
First thing's first, according to a new report, Disney fully intends to bring a Marvel Studios presentation to Hall H this year after skipping out in 2018. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed when they skipped out last year that they only want to go when they actually have a lot to show fans. They don't just want to do it due to a sense of obligation. To that point, in a recent interview with Fandango, when asked directly whether or not they would return to Hall H this year, Feige had this to say.
"Well... they'll be a lot to talk about if we're there. I'll tell you that."
Kevin Feige, generally speaking, is the kind of guy who doesn't like to set false expectations. So if the MCU wasn't going to be at SDCC this year, he would almost certainly just say so. Plus, Marvel Studios banners have already started to pop in downtown San Diego. And, indeed, there is much to discuss. Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 2 but, after that, there is no official word on what movies are coming down the pipeline. Yet, Disney recently updated their release schedule and revealed release dates for eight untitled Marvel movies. Those movies are set to arrive on May 1, 2020, November 6, 2020, February 12, 2021, May 7, 2021, November 5, 2021, February 18, 2022, May 6, 2022, and July 29, 2022.
So, what are we going to see on those eight dates? We know the Black Widow movie is filming right now, despite a lack of formal announcement. So it wouldn't be shocking if we got to see some early footage. We also know The Eternals is casting up and getting ready to shoot in the not-too-distant future. There are also early casting rumors starting to swirl for Shang-Chi as well. So maybe some casting confirmation for those titles? There are, additionally, plenty of sequels coming down the pipeline, such as Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2, likely Captain Marvel 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. That's almost enough to fill up that whole release schedule. But knowing Marvel, they'll find a way to surprise us all.
It's also worth mentioning that Warner Bros. is skipping out on SDCC this year, meaning Disney has the chance to really steal the show. It's also worth pointing out that Disney's D23 Expo takes place in August, and it's already been announced that Marvel will be presenting there as well. So will the reveals be divided between both shows? We'll know soon enough as San Diego Comic-Con takes place from July 18 through July 21. This news was previously reported by Deadline.