Marvel Studios is officially making its return to San Diego Comic-Con! Marvel hasn’t participated in a major way since 2019, keeping themselves out of the virtual Comic-Con @ Home events and last year’s meager in-person relaunch. The announcement was made by Marvel chief Kevin Feige himself during a press conference for Thor: Love and Thunder…
“Yeah, we’ll be at Comic-Con next month, which we’re excited about. The first time since we were on stage there [since] three years ago talking about this movie and many others. And now, I think almost everything we discussed three years ago has now been released. So yes, we’re excited to go and talk about the future.”
“We always look at five, ten years ahead,” he continued. “And [there’s always] changes and twists and turns, but that’s usually as far out as we go, and then start to build it.”
Punch Drunk Critics has attended Comic-Con most years, and are looking forward to returning next month with the news of Marvel being there. I’ve been hearing rumors for months that Marvel would be there if only to show off Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which opens this November and that we’ve seen NOTHING from. Even if that’s the only movie they bring, there are loads of Disney+ shows that Marvel can hype, such as Armor Wars, Ironheart, She-Hulk, and others. Perhaps tease a second season of Loki?
Marvel’s 2019 showcase was gigantic. That was when we first learned of Natalie Portman’s return as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor in Thor: Love & Thunder. Mahershala Ali was also named as the new Blade. I don’t know if there will be announcements of that scale, but just having Marvel there in Hall H, likely on Saturday afternoon, is a gigantic boost.
San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 21st to July 24th.