Marvel Studios' presence at D23 will include sneak peeks at their upcoming Phase 4 movies, as well as an exclusive Avengers: Endgame video experience. During this month's San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel returned to Hall H with a show-stopping panel where they officially unveiled the complete Phase 4 lineup. Consisting of five feature films and five TV shows for the Disney Plus streaming service, fans will be very busy keeping up with all of the content for the next couple of years. And Marvel will be even more busy promoting everything and keeping fans excited for what's next.
The studio will have another opportunity to drum up buzz in the not-to-distant future in August when D23 takes place. Disney's bi-annual expo unsurprisingly serves as a showcase for the Mouse House and their plethora of subsidiaries, highlighting the various projects they have on the horizon. Back in June, the official D23 schedule confirmed Marvel would be at the convention, but now fans know what exactly they can expect to come out of Anaheim this summer.
The D23 Twitter account announced today Marvel will feature an exclusive Endgame video experience, as well as show sneak peeks of the recently announced Phase 4 films. Check out their post in the space below:
JUST ANNOUNCED: @Marvel reveals epic new experiences headed to #D23Expo, including an exclusive #AvengersEndgame video experience and the chance to see sneak peeks at upcoming @MarvelStudios films: https://t.co/sJi9EsiU02 pic.twitter.com/PkxzvNYvQa— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) July 23, 2019
Nothing's confirmed yet, but it would be likely for Marvel to prioritize Black Widow and Eternals at D23, since those two come out next year. Of the five films Marvel has on deck, they're the ones furthest along in development and probably have the most substantial material to show in a presentation (footage, concept art, etc.). That isn't to say Shang-Chi, Doctor Strange 2, or Thor 4 won't be mentioned at all, but there isn't a real need to push those three now, particularly since there's plenty of time before they premiere. In Thor: Love and Thunder's case, there will be two more Comic-Cons and another D23 prior to its theatrical debut. Black Widow and Eternals should be the focus, as Marvel begins the big promotional push for their 2020 slate.
It's also amusing to see Endgame be a part of Marvel's D23 plans. The studio has certainly gotten a ton of mileage out of the record-breaking blockbuster. After dominating the box office with an unprecedented run, Marvel gave it a "Bring Back" edition re-release and separate Comic-Con panels for writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and directors Joe & Anthony Russo. D23 takes place four months after Endgame premiered (and the film will be on Blu-ray by then), but if any movie's earned a victory lap like this, it's Endgame. It pulled off the impossible by capping off an amazing 10-year run in an emotionally satisfying manner, bidding farewell to an era of movie history. Before Marvel turns the page to Phase 4, it's understandable why they'd want to celebrate Endgame's accomplishments a little longer.
- Black Widow (2020) release date: May 01, 2020
- Eternals (2020) release date: Nov 06, 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) release date: Feb 12, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021) release date: May 07, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2021) release date: Nov 05, 2021