Marvel Studios is returning to San Diego Comic-Con in 2019 for a major Hall H panel all about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans can expect a string of big reveals from Kevin Feige and his team about what comes next for the franchise into the coming decade.
Coming off the end of the 23-film The Infinity Saga that started with Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau's Iron Man and ended with Tom Holland and Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Far From Home, not much is known about what lies ahead for the MCU. Marvel Studios has been holding any official announcement, waiting for Feige to take the stage and shed some light on MCU Phase 4.
Marvel Studios' Hall H presentation will take place on Saturday, July 20. It will begin at 5:15pm and end at 6:45pm PST (8:15pm to 9:45pm EST/1:15am to 2:45am BST). Running for 90 minutes, the official description for the panel reveals that Feige will take on the stage with "surprise panelists" as they "provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe." Marvel's Hall H Panel will NOT be live-streamed online, but you can follow all the major reveals on Screen Rant.
As for what that future could be, we have a good idea. Cate Shortland's Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson is already in production, so a full cast reveal and maybe even a snippet of what they've been working thus far could be shown. Meanwhile, director Chloe Zhao's The Eternals has been actively filling its casting sheet, with Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek and Millie Bobby Brown all reportedly attached. Destin Daniel Cretton's Shang-Chi is also in the hunt for its headlining actor. Earlier this week, it was reported that Taika Waititi has officially signed on to write and direct Thor 4. All of these movies are likely to feature.
While the Marvel's Hall H panel will primarily look into the future, fans who want to continue discussing what went down in Avengers: Endgame can attend two separate SDCC 2019 panels featuring directors Joe and Anthony Russo and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Markus and McFeely's Hall H presentation, titled "Writing Avengers: Endgame," will run 10am-10:50am PST (1:00am-1:40am EST/6:00pm-6:50pm BST) on Friday, July 19. Hosted by Jeff Goldsmith, its official description teases discussion "about what it took to plot, write, rewrite, and film both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame."
The Russos have "A Conversation with the Russo Brothers" also in Hall H straight after at 11:00am-11:50am PST (2:00pm to 2:50pm EST/7:00pm to 7:50pm BST). The panel, moderated by Collider editor-in-chief Steve Weintraub, will feature the filmmakers "reflect on Endgame and their epic road to it as they segue into life beyond Marvel with their new company, AGBO, which happens to include an exciting array of new and old creative friends."
There's certainly plenty of things MCU fans can look forward to at SDCC 2019. If Marvel Studios deliver as expected, they could win the weekend as well as the box office.