Marvel Studios is once again returning to Hall H for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 and have roughly 90 minutes worth of announcements, surprises, and guests in store. Since being founded in the mid-2000s and appointing Kevin Feige to be the president, Marvel Studios has continued to find a home at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). Throughout the years, they've used the venue to announce quite a few special things, but also bringing out the casts of their upcoming films.
Marvel Studios has been confirmed to be taking part in the SDCC festivities for a few months, but what exactly they have in store has not yet been made clear. While that still may be the case, we now know just how long they are planning their panel to run.
Germain Lussier of io9 stated on Twitter today that Marvel Studios' panel at SDCC will be 90 minutes long. The panel is scheduled to start at 5:30 PST Saturday July 22nd. Just as they have done in the past, Marvel Studios has positioned themselves to be the big finale to the biggest room on the biggest day - allowing them to make the last (and possibly biggest) announcements of all.
With Spider-Man: Homecoming now out in theaters (and technically a Sony film), Marvel Studios figures to put Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther into the forefront during the panel. This push has already begun with both films being featured on banners around the convention, so it only makes sense for Marvel to continue to give attention to its next two films. This could be the landing spot for a new Ragnarok trailer to go public (just like Doctor Strange last year) or sneak peeks of both films to be shown only to those in attendance (similar to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Homecoming the year before).
That said, two movies are hardly enough to fill their entire slot and Lussier states in other tweets that the panel could be treated as more of a celebration of everything so far. Marvel Studios' 10th anniversary is next year, so this could be a great opportunity to announce anything special that will come as a result. Feige's already teased a special logo for next year, so they could debut that and more here.
Still, Marvel Studios now has a reputation for making big announcements at SDCC, with Feige previously stating that the only way to go to Comic-Con is with the assurance that they'll deliver. Many are hoping that some info on Avengers: Infinity War will come from the panel. A very short teaser, assembling the entire cast on stage, or giving new plot details are all feasible and be the possible exclamation points to their panel. Anything beyond Infinity War probably may be mentioned briefly, but anything further could only add to the event. At the end of the day, Marvel should have no trouble filling this time with announcements, guests, and plenty of surprises.
Source: Germain Lussier
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019