Excited to find out what the title of Avengers 4 is or learn what the first few movies of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are? Don't expect to find out at Comic-Con International in San Diego this summer.
Today during day two of the Avengers: Infinity War press junket in Hollywood, on the eve of the world premiere of the film, we spoke with the cast, directors, writers, and the mastermind himself, Kevin Feige. Feige tells us that while Marvel and Marvel Studios will certainly have a presence at SDCC 2018, there will not be a Hall H panel.
This is no doubt a disappointment to many who fought tooth and nail for a ticket for the Saturday of the event, traditionally the largest day for Hall H panels from film studios, and those who of course had to endure the hotel lottery. And with Solo: A Star Wars Story coming in May - the first Star Wars film to debut outside of December since Disney acquired Lucasfilm - will Disney have a panel at all on the film front this year? There's not even a D23 event this year either.
Here's specifically what Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president of production, told our own Joseph Deckelmeier minutes ago:
"We're going to do um, of course, Marve will have a presence there.Marvel Studios will have a presence there only in that there will be 10th-anniversary materials and a 10th-anniversary panel. Not doing Hall H this year"
Even if Avengers 4 and Phase 4 details weren't in the cards anyway, the timing would have been perfect for a title reveal and to tease the first footage of Captain Marvel which is already deep into production. Ant-Man and the Wasp will already be in theaters two weeks before the convention.
Celebrating ten years directly with the fans at the venue where it all started would have been a great move too but this doesn't rule out them having a major presence still. Costumes, props, set pieces, and even some of the stars themselves have graced the Marvel booth on the San Diego Comic-Con show floor almost every year they've had a panel so there's still hope for something special for the fans to celebrate the 10-year anniversary. Otherwise, this is the weirdest year to take off. It's the beginning of the end of the current iteration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after all!
They're already selling 10-year anniversary merch.