Since the late 2000s, Marvel has become famous for shutting down SDCC on Saturday night, with the biggest headlining-grabbing Hall H presentations possible. As the Marvel Cinematic Universe branches out into some its biggest films ever, there are already rumblings that this year's Hall H panel will bring the most epic sizzle reel of footage ever seen - with some big new reveals possibly in store, as well.
As we here at Comicbook.com venture into the jungle of downtown San Diego to bring you the latest news and celebrity interviews, we also thought it would be good to get an overview of what we expect Marvel Studios to bring to SDCC17.
Read below for What to Expect from Marvel Studios' 2017 Comic-Con Panel.
Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest Marvel movie of all time, without a doubt. The blockbuster crossover event will bring every one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films together, as the heroes try to save the universe from Thanos The Mad Titan and his Black Order gang.
Infinity War already captured the limelight at the D23 Expo this past weekend, with footage that only made fan that much more excited to see the film. It's a no-brainer that Marvel Studios will go for a similar seismic impact at SDCC, by both showing off the Infinity War footage, and having the massive cast assemble onstage for a one of a kind photo op.
More: Avengers: Infinity War D23 Footage Description
Marvel has two highly-anticipated films that are already pretty far down the pipeline: Thor: Ragnarok in November and Black Panther in February.
With both films having already dropped well-received first trailers, the obvious play for SDCC would be to give fans a deeper look at each film, with effects work that's a lot more complete than what we saw in the first teasers.
We expect to see a combination of new scene clips and new trailers for each film - trailers which will hopefully be released online to the public, soon after!
Despite being one of the most underrated MCU films around, Paul Rudd's Ant-Man has grabbed a lot of fans, and anticipation for his (semi-)solo sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp is higher than it ever was for the first film.
Ant-Man and the Wasp has been gaining a lot of buzz in recent weeks (pun) as it starts production. Notable headlines include some first looks at the MCU version of Wasp (Evangeline Lily) and some big casting deals (Walton Goggins) that could lead to reveals of big new Marvel characters joining the MCU.
While production isn't too far along, we do expect that there's already enough to Ant-Man and the Wasp for Marvel Studios to bring some concept footage or a nice featurette to Hall H at SDCC, revealing new costumes and character art, while introducing the crowd to both the new and returning cast members.
After DC's Wonder Woman smashed glass ceilings and box office records for female superheroes, the pressure is now on Marvel Studios to deliver another progressive blow with its Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson.
In April, we learned that Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are helming Captain Marvel, but that announcement hasn't had as much impact as Marvel probably hoped.
Heading into SDCC 2017, we expect Marvel to ride the Wonder Woman wave by promoting Captain Marvel in some kind of big way. Production doesn't get underway until February, but Larson could have already filmed some kind of teaser promo meant specifically for the Hall H crowd. Any kind of reveal of the official Captain Marvel costume would be enough to get the hype machine going.
In addition to the costume: any story or villain details would be considered "juicy material"; as would an explanation of where Captain Marvel fits into the two chapters of Infinity War.
For a long time, Marvel planned Avengers: Inifnity War as a two-part event film - however, in the last year, the studio has made it abundantly clear that Avengers 3 and Avengers 4 will be two standalone films.
While we expect to see and learn a lot more about Avengers: Infinity War while at Comic-Con 2017, there is still something of a lingering mystery around what Avengers 4 will be all about - or what it even will be called.
Marvel Studios is as good at teasing the next chapter of its cinematic saga during Hall H panels as it is actually rrevealing new material - so we won't be surprised if part of their panel (or the whole show) ends with the big tease of an Avengers 4 title that will have fans speculating and debating for the next year.
Besides teasing the films it hasn't released yet, or hyping films that haven't even gone into production yet, Marvel Studios also likes to use its time in Hall H at Comic-Con to celebrate recent victories it has won.
The most recent victory on the studio's long line of wins is no doubt Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel's milestone partnership with Sony, which brought Spider-Man home to his fellow superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Homecoming now officially certified as one of if not THE most successful Spider-Man movie ever, Marvel will likely want to promote the franchise (for anyone who hasn't seen the film yet) - and tease the future.
While Sony is responsible for big spinoff films like Tom Hardy's Venom, Marvel Studios can still promote two important things in the Spider-Man franchise:
- Homecoming director Jon Watts officially signing on for the sequel.
- What the sequel's official title will be.
Depending on the subject matter of the sequel (which will reportedly begin right after the events of Avengers 4), a title reveal could get Hall H roaring.
Avengers: Infinity War currently has a 4.35 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating, making it the most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers.
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Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of 10 years of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and brings the Guardians of the Galaxy together with the Avengers to face off against Thanos and his Children, the Black Order.
Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Benicio del Toro, Tom Holland, and Anthony Mackie.
Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4, 2018.
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