Marvel Studios Sitting Out ‘Comic Con At Home’ Event
This year didn’t go as planned for Marvel Studios, with COVID-19 halting a number of productions and stalling the releases of several films. As such, they won’t be showing up for the digital replacement for the San Diego Comic Con.
Per Deadline, Marvel Studios will not be seeking to hold a panel at Comic Con At Home, a digital event meant to host several of this year’s intended Comic Con panels prior to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. The event won’t be a total wash for Marvel fans if this report is accurate, as Hulu’s Helstrom will be featured as part of their presentation, and a panel is supposedly going to be held for the perpetually-delayed The New Mutants according to a recent rumor. Simu Liu, who is set to portray Marvel’s first Asian lead in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has suggested that Marvel were prepared to reveal the first footage of the kung-fu action film at the event prior to its cancellation:
they definitely had and probably still have plans to show something i can feel it pic.twitter.com/Evvi5qak7a
— jas🌠 (@infinitespider) July 1, 2020
There is currently no word if Marvel are planning their own event outside of Comic Con At Home, but a major update at some point in the year certainly seems likely, perhaps with something not unlike DC FanDome, which will be held this August. Even without Marvel, the event is going to have 300 to 400 panels, most of which will be pre-recorded, so everyone else can pick up Marvel’s slack. While we’re talking about Disney subsidiaries, Lucasfilm has been oddly quiet since cancelling their 2020 Star Wars Celebration Anaheim event, so perhaps Disney could make a company-wide digital presentation to reassure their audiences about what’s coming next for their major brands.
The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe includes the films Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Spider-Man 3, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Ant-Man 3, and reboots of the Blade, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, and X-Men franchises. Another Avengers movie is also likely, but will be a ways off. In addition to the aforementioned movies, there are eight Marvel Studios shows confirmed for the Disney+ lineup: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.