The Marvel Cinematic Universe will have its pinnacle moment when Avengers: Infinity War rolls around in May of 2018. Less than a year from the film's release, very little information regarding the movie has been released by Marvel Studios.
This is because there are still three films standing between Marvel fans and the next major ensemble flick coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther. Speaking to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, ComicBook.com learned the events of these three films will influence the third Avengers movie "very heavily."
"Very heavily," Feige said. "Very heavily, as Iron Man and Captain America influenced the first Avengers. More so than the movies leading into Age of Ultron, even. They really build up to that."
This is likely part of the reason why fans have not learned much about the film which is 10-months away aside from some concept art and a massive cast list. However, that will likely be changing in the fall of 2017. Asked when the Avengers: Infinity War promotion train would leave the station, including the first official trailer popping up, Feige says Marvel Studios has plans to unveil some new looks at culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the very near future.
"It's a good question," Feige said. "I'm not sure. I think it would be late summer, early, mid fall? Ragnarok, probably."
Thor: Ragnarok is set for release on November 3, 2017. By then, we will certainly have a new Black Panther trailer to be attached to the film but apparently also something for Avengers: Infinity War. The contents, however, will likely be quite vague as the teaser trailer won't look to spoil any events of the third Thor film or Black Panther movie which follows in February. At least, we can confirm Ragnarok is the latest Marvel Studios would be dropping the first look at the film.
Both of Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther, however will be heavily featured at San Diego Comic Con.
"We just put up some street signs around San Diego to give you a pretty good clue as what we're going to be doing there," Feige said, in reference to the Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther banners spotted outside of the San Diego Convention Center.
As for Spider-Man at San Diego Comic Con, "maybe next year," says Homecoming executive producer Amy Pascal. Feige expects work on the Spider-Man sequel to begin in about a month.
With both Disney's D23 Expo and San Diego Comic Con playing host to Marvel Studios and thousands of avid fans, the likelihood of exclusive footage for the Avengers film (which is wrapping production in the next couple of weeks) being unveiled to the dedicated crowds is high.
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You can find the official synopsis for Homecoming below, which has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.