Once simply a comic book company, Marvel is now a multimedia powerhouse and the producer of some of the biggest movies and television series on the market. Marvel Television’s MCU spinoff and first live action series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is entering its fourth season, with a planned inclusion of the Robbie Reyes iteration of Ghost Rider. Iron Fist is set to join Marvel’s successful street-level Netflix lineup next year. On the youth-oriented front, Marvel’s animation department has kept things lively on Disney XD with series like Ultimate Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy.
New York City fans of Marvel are in for a big treat because these are just a few of the franchises that will be on display at the upcoming New York Comic-Con. An official press release has announced Marvel’s full panel line-up, which will be spread out across the convention weekend.
On Friday, October 7th, Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, will present a new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Ghost Rider, along with members of the cast. Saturday will include both panels from Marvel’s Animation and Netflix divisions. The animation panel will cover Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six, Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, along with “a special reveal of Marvel’s biggest new animated project.” The Netflix panel will see Loeb and the cast of Iron Fist appear to answer questions and present footage from the (so far) elusive show. Sunday will feature panels to introduce a new animated film Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell!, and the FX X-Men spinoff series, Legion.
Loeb commented on why he’s excited about this year’s NYCC:
“Fans are going to love the sneak peaks of our newest shows that we have lined up for New York Comic Con. With a first look at Marvel’s Iron Fist and a new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we want to blow you away with the exclusive Marvel content at this year’s Show.”
The biggest new announcement here must be regarding Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell! The animated film is described as a “spooky, action-packed, feature-length film [following] Hulk, Doctor Strange and the Howling Commandos on a mission to stop Nightmare from conquering the world.” It sounds like Marvel is looking to warm up Hulk fans to the idea of Doctor Strange, possibly as tie-in marketing for his November solo film.
Considering the current lack of information about the plot of Iron Fist, NYCC looks like it may also be our first chance to get some major details about the nature of the show. Luke Cage releases on September 30th, and Netflix will likely want to give his show time to shine before they move onto promoting their next series.
Overall, there’s certainly going to be a lot of to look forward to for Marvel fans. Stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on NYCC’s lineup as they hit.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 will premiere September 20th at 10pm on ABC.
Daredevil season 1 & 2 and Jessica Jones season 1 are now available on Netflix. Luke Cage season 1 will arrive on September 30th, 2016. Iron Fist and The Defenders arrive in 2017. Release dates for Jessica Jones season 2, The Punisher and Daredevil season 3 have not yet been announced.
The four-part Ultimate Spider-Man season finale “Return to the Spider-Verse” will kick off with Part One on Saturday, August 27th at 8 PM on Disney XD. The subsequent three parts will air weekly on Saturdays.
Source: Marvel, Reedpop
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