Marvel just made another fan-friendly and exciting announcement for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. This Saturday July 24th, you’ll be able to get a free signing from the stars and directors of Thor and The First Avenger: Captain America. That’s right, folks. If you get to the Marvel booth first thing Saturday morning, you can grab a ticket to ensure your special signing. Did I mention it’s free?
If you’re wondering who’ll be on hand for these signings, Marvel isn’t messing around. Both directors, Kenneth Branagh and Joe Johnston will start and end the session and in between you can nab autographs from Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), followed by Captain America himself, Chris Evans and his co-star Hugo Weaving (The Red Skull).
The schedule is as follows:
- 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: “Thor” signing-Kenneth Branagh
- 12:30 p.m. – 1:30p.m.: “Thor” signing-Chris Hemsworth & Tom Hiddleston
- 2:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.: “Captain America: The First Avenger” signing-Chris Evans & Hugo Weaving
- 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: “Captain America: The First Avenger” signing-Joe Johnston
Tickets will be limited and no doubt in very high demand.
What’s interesting about this is that if you take note of the times, Marvel is kicking off the signings just before Warner Bros. makes their big presentation which includes Green Lantern and their DC Entertainment movie surprises. There’s nothing like a little competition.
Marvel’s Thor and Captain America combined panel takes place later that day, starting at 6pm. With this announcement, Chris Evans is confirmed to be in attendance which goes against the initial Marvel Comic-Con panel rumors which had him and the cast of Captain America possibly only participating through teleconference.
Let the speculation begin on what this may mean for Marvel’s presentation and the major surprise announcements being promised. With production on The First Avenger: Captain America only just beginning, we won’t be seeing any footage for it yet (or will we?) – that’ll be reserved for the first trailer premiere for Thor and hopefully some additional footage.
Could we see an announcement of who’s playing Hulk? Could we meet the entire roster for The Avengers? May we finally meet Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man? Will geek-fave Joss Whedon be present, causing an overload of talent on stage?
What are your thoughts and predictions?