3. “We’re getting the expected massive Thor panel complete with footage/trailer, poster and images. There will be a Cap panel and the plan is currently to have Johnston, Evans, and Weaving there via telecast as they will still be hard at work in London. We should see a poster and pics.”
We know the first part already in that the Thor teaser trailer would premiere at Comic-Con, but how much we’ll get to see from The First Avenger: Captain America and its cast remains a question. Since it hits theaters during San Diego Comic-Con next year, it needs to leave some sort of mark this summer even though it’s just beginning production in the next few weeks.
As far as we know, there’s no press for the Captain America cast – it’s all aimed at Kenneth Branagh and his cast for Thor.
4. “Feige also hopes to announce the Dr. Strange director at some point during SDCC.”
We just found out about the writers for Dr. Strange so it wouldn’t be off the mark for a director selection in the coming month. The question remains as to what movie(s) will accompany The Avengers in the summer of 2012. Marvel wants two full-length features a year with the goal of bumping it up to four. If they get more backing from Disney to do more, if they go about micro-budget films for their secondary characters or even short films for them, we could see quite a few Marvel movies between 2012-2013.
One of those 2012 films could very well be the Peter Sollett-directed Runaways, which was just reported to enter production in the first half of 2011.
Two announcements I would like to see from Marvel is an idea of the full roster for The Avengers and a confirmation on their upcoming line-up and schedule of films: Ant-Man? Runaways? Luke Cage? Heroes for Hire? S.H.I.E.L.D.? The Avengers 2? The Incredible Hulk 2? Dr. Strange?
As cool and awesome (and on my part, expected) as this could all be, what a let down if this is but another completely made-up-for-attention rumor. All of it is based on recent news items and rumors so it could just be someone saying the obvious or playing the guessing game. Think of it as a discussion and opportunity for you to voice your predictions.
The official lowdown on Marvel Studio’s panel is very vague so let your imagination fill in the full description:
Marvel Studios: Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger
6:00pm-7:00pm – Hall H
Producer Kevin Feige and special guests give you an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Thor opens May 5, 2011; The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012. We’ll find out what comes next at San Diego Comic-Con this week!