The past two months have been a very exciting time for Marvel fans. Avengers: Endgame hit theaters (for the first time) in April, and brought endless plot twists and satisfying conclusions to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Spider-Man: Far From Homewill wrap up Phase Three, and moviegoers are eager for any information regarding the future and the mysterious Phase Four.
One great venue for a possible announcement would be San Diego Comic-Con, which is usually a hub for exciting news, delivered directly to the fans. When speaking with Kevin Feige about Spider-Man: Far From Home, CinemaBlend’s Sean O’Connell posed this very question to the Studio Head. Feige said the following:
I don’t know that we’ve officially announced either way. We usually only go to Hall H when we have a lot of stuff to talk about and reveal. Seems like we have a lot of stuff to talk about or reveal. But we’ll see what we officially announce one way or the other. There’s also D23 later this summer, and we’ve always gone to D23.
Well, that’s delightfully cryptic. While Kevin Feige admits that it might be a good year for the MCU to have a big presentation at Comic-Con’s Hall H, he admits there aren’t any concrete plans at the moment. But with D23 and the opening of Marvel land offering another opportunity just one month later to update the fans, some big announcements feel imminent.
Hall H is the biggest venue within San Diego Comic-Con, able to hold a whopping 6500 people at full capacity. It’s historically where the biggest announcements about the MCU have come, including the lineup of the original Avengers cast. As such, all eyes are on what the studios will do this year. Marvel Studios is expect to open up regarding the shared universe’s future soon, so Hall H seems like the perfect place to break the news to the public.
But for now, Marvel Studios seems wholly focused on the impending release ofSpider-Man: Far From Home. CinemaBlend’s own Sean O’Connell got to speak with the cast and crew about the blockbuster, including Kevin Feige himself.
The studio has been very methodical about handling each latest blockbuster. Over the past few years, focus has been on each new release, rather than teasing the overarching future too soon. Ant-Man and The Wasp and Captain Marvel were both given the attention they deserved, with fans left waiting the long year between Infinity War and Endgame for any glimpse into the MCU after Thanos’ snap.
Still, Kevin Feige did mention that there’s plenty of exciting updates to give the public, whether it was at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H, or Disney’s annual convention D23. The MCU has typically announced full phases of movies to the public, although it’s unclear if that’s the plan this time around. While the schedule was still subject to change (shout out to Inhumans), it provided a rough outline that allowed anticipation to stew for years before each blockbuster arrived.
Whether Marvel’s future will be revealed at Comic-Con or D23 remains to be seen. But CinemaBlend will keep you updated on the latest in in the MCU.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will arrive in theaters on July 2, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.