The Russo Brothers and Marvel Studios are teasing something pretty big on social media. San Diego Comic-Con is next week and everybody is wondering what they’re all going to announce. There have been some whispers, but just like everything the studio does, this is all shrouded in mystery and Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are starting to get antsy. Marvel Studios hasn’t been to Comic-Con since 2017, and a lot has changed since then. There’ a lot to celebrate and even more to discuss.
The Comic-Con panel with the Russo Brothers is all set to take place on Friday, July 19th, at 11:00am. The video that the directing duo shared is just audio of them dropping the iconic first footage of Infinity War. Joe and Anthony Russo will more than likely be taking a victory lap after the amazing success of Infinity War and Endgame, so the day will be filled with celebration as the last movie continues to crawl to the highest grossing movie of all time throne.
As for Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, that panel will take place on Saturday. The long-talked about standalone Black Widow movie is already in production and has been for weeks, officially announcing that will be a no-brainer. The other big one is The Eternals, which has been in development for quite some time now. Chloe Zhao is set to direct with Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden, and Millie Bobby Brown will reportedly star. Shang-Chi is also on the slate and it will be the first MCU project ever fronted by an Asian lead. Destin Daniel Cretton is set to direct.
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Doctor Strange 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will also more than likely be announced. With that being said, we could possibly get some teaser footage from the Black Widow movie since it has been in production. It’s a long shot, but Marvel Studios likes to share pretty big surprises. Elsewhere, we may get our first look at some of the new characters in the aforementioned projects through concept art, which is how they unveiled Captain Marvel. Regardless, it’s going to be a huge event when Kevin Feige takes the stage to address the MCU devotees.
In addition to all of the additions to the MCU, there have been a lot of subtractions at the same time. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. are not there to run the show anymore and Scarlett Johansson will probably be gone after Black Widow, meaning our heroes are going to look a lot different from what we have seen over the last decade. It’s going to be very interesting to see how Marvel Studios navigates the mysterious Phase 4 of the MCU. While we wait for next week’s big panels, you can check out the Russo Brothers’ Twitter announcement for San Diego Comic-Con below.
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 10, 2019