The thing about being a fan of the superhero genre isn’t only in expecting and watching every superhero project that the filmmakers offer us, but also looking forward to the announcements of the future projects and the future of those big franchises. This is why the fans are always looking forward to Comic-Con, D23 Expo, and other conventions where the studios are giving us a glimpse of what to expect in the future.
We still remember the last time Marvel Studios attended San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, where we got the official announcement of Phase 4 of the MCU. Five movies and five TV shows were announced, and more announcements followed at D23 Expo a month after. The last event on which Marvel made major announcements was Disney+ Day last year, where we got news about more TV shows being in development. This year, Marvel Studios confirmed that the company will be attending both San Diego Comic-Con this month and D23 Expo in September, teasing new major announcements as all the projects announced at SDCC three years ago have now been released.
There’s no official telling on which of these two conventions will Marvel make new movie announcements, but one thing we do know is that Marvel will hold two panels at Comic-Con, with one focused on their animated projects. Last year at Disney+ Day, the studio announced the development of animated projects such as What If…? Season 2, Marvel Zombies spin-off, X-Men ’97, and Spider-Man: Freshman Year. I Am Groot is also set to premiere on Disney+ next month, so we’re definitely expecting some sort of the first trailer. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, the upcoming Disney+ series is also set to arrive next month, so we are expecting something new from that too, probably a second trailer. As for the movies, we are definitely expecting the first teaser for the upcoming movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is set to be released next November, and we still didn’t get any official footage or teasers so far.
It is known that there are several movies that Marvel is developing for release beyond 2023, and SDCC seems like a perfect opportunity to announce release dates for the movies such as Blade, Fantastic Four, Deadpool 3, and/or Captain America 4. If we take a look at SDCC 2019, Marvel announced five new movies there, and one more movie (Black Panther 2), along with three more shows, was announced at D23 a month after. So, we can presume that Marvel will make major announcements at SDCC, but also save some of them for the D23 Expo in September. Considering that D23 might be more focused on the exclusive Disney+ content, we might get some first legit info about the upcoming Daredevil soft-reboot series.
Currently, the last movie on the MCU schedule is The Marvels, which is set to be released in July 2023, which is only a year away. Although it wasn’t confirmed nor denied that The Marvels will be the last movie of Phase 4, Kevin Feige recently teased that Phase 4 is nearing its end so, with new major announcements coming, we are expecting to make the first touch with the upcoming Phase 5 very soon.
This is definitely a great time to be a Marvel fan, and by the end of this summer, we will definitely have an expanded look at the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and everything that’s about to come. We cannot wait for the SDCC, which is only ten days away, and D23 Expo next September.