Marvel SDCC Hall H RoundupJuly 21, 2019
Once again Marvel blew the roof off on San Diego Comic Con, with a panel that outlines the next two years of content.
They have ten properties scheduled between now and the end of 2021.
Black Widow, May 2020
The next MCU film showed a trailer, and it threw fans for a loop. It looks like it’s actually set during the five years post snap, as opposed to during Natasha’s early years, which is what was expected.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Fall 2020
The First Marvel show to appear on the new Disney Plus streaming service will be The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. No footage was shown during the panel but the chemistry was clearly still there between Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. What we did see was a menacing Daniel Bruhl speaking into the camera, and donning his purple Baron Zemo mask; it was chilling and exciting all at once.
The Eternals, November 2020
Led by Salma Hayek, and also starring Richard Madden (Robb Stark), the Eternals were a group of aliens sent to earth by the Celestials to protect it. In this film they will be protecting it from Don Lee, playing the villainous Gilgamesh (who’s actually a hero in mythology, so we’ll see how that plays out.)
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, February 2021
Shang Chi may have been rumoured, but what was a closely guarded secret is that his antagonist will be the Mandarin and his criminal organization the ten rings. Feige showed a video of all of the ten rings Easter eggs you’ve missed over the past few years and let me tel you…there were a bunch.
This Mandarin is the real one.
Simu Liu was confirmed as Shang Chi, and joked that it’s been a whirlwind week, as he was just cast on Tuesday. From Toronto, he’s clearly going to nail this role.
WandaVision, Spring 2021
The second Marvel series appearing on Disney Plus is WandaVision, a series where Wanda gets to explore her powers further. Paul Bettany accompanied Lizzy Olsen On stage and quipped “I’m dead I don’t even know why I’m here.”
They will be joined by an adult “little trouble,” Rambeau’s daughter from Captain Marvel.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, May 2021
We knew we’d be getting a Strange sequel, but what we didn’t know is that it would be set in the Multiverse. Feige said “Just because Beck lies about being from the multiverse, doesn’t mean there isn’t one.”
Also, the director Scott Derrickson confirmed that this would be the first MCU film in the horror genre.
Also announced that The Scarlet Witch would be appearing alongside Doctor Strange in this film, following the events of her Disney Plus show.
Loki, Spring 2021
Another show for the Disney Plus streaming service, Loki follows the exploits of the Loki that escapes with the tessaract in Endgame.
And this isn’t the evolved Loki from Infinity War; it’s the Loki from Avengers, and the last thing that happened to the Loki from Avengers was getting Hulk smashed, according to Tom Hiddleston.
What If, Spring 2021
The third of four shows announced for Disney Plus, this will be the first animated show produced in the MCU and follows alternate events to the ones that happened in the films.
Featuring Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher, who will narrate the show, it will also star your favourite actors reprising their roles and looking at alternate views of MCU history.
This will certainly be a neat one.
Hawkeye, Fall 2021
The last of the first flight of Disney Plus shows features Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, but also Kate Bishop, though while her presence was confirmed, her casting was not announced.
It was confirmed that this show would feature some look into Hawkeyes time as Ronin, post-snap.
Thor: Love and Thunder, November 2021
Thor 4 was announced before comic con, but the title wasn’t, nor was the fact that Natalie Portman would reprise her role as Jane Foster and herself assume the mantle of Thor.
Other things we learned:
Mahershala Ali was cast as Blade. Oh, and we’re getting a new Blade; series or film was not confirmed.
Black Panther 2 was confirmed
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 was confirmed
Captain Marvel 2 was confirmed
”And we didn’t even have time to talk Fantastic Four...or mutants,” said Feige.
So we can bet they’re planning well ahead for what the Fox properties mean to the MCU, though I think it’s safe to say that an Avengers vs. Xmen movie is not too far away.
And that’s the kind of day it’s been; your guy from Hall H, signing off.