Marvel fans may want to rethink booking their tickets for this year's Comic-Con: The studio is skipping its annual panel presentation at Hall H.
That's what several media outlets are reporting after speaking with none other than Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige, who told reporters from both Vulture and Collider that the MCU would still have a presence at SDCC to celebrate its 10th anniversary. But there won't be any splashy cast reunions or big-time movie reveals at a fan-packed panel event.
Don't count on a lot of juicy AVENGERS 4 reveals at Comic-Con this year... Kevin Feige just told me that while Marvel will still have a floor presence, they're skipping the usual Hall H panel to let the dust settle from INFINITY WAR.— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) April 22, 2018
"Kevin Feige just told me that while Marvel will still have a floor presence, they're skipping the usual Hall H panel to let the dust settle from INFINITY WAR," Vulture's Kyle Buchanan tweeted.
Collider offered a few more details from Feige, including the reminder that this isn't the first time that Marvel will be missing from Hall H (they also skipped the panel after the first "Avengers" flick in 2012, as well as in 2015). And according to the exec, the studio purposefully wants to avoid giving out any information about its upcoming slate of flicks -- including not proving the names of several untitled films scheduled to hit theaters in 2020 until after "Avengers 4" is released in May of 2019.
Skipping a flashy Comic-Con panel is certainly one way of ensuring absolute secrecy about its future releases, though as fans noted on Twitter, it's a bit odd, considering the studio has been promoting the 10th year of the MCU so heavily and seemed primed for a big, celebratory Hall H event. And now, there won't be any more "Avengers" panels at Comic-Con, since "Avengers 4" will come out well before SDCC 2019 (currently scheduled for July).
While this news may be disappointing for fans, at least they can comfort themselves with the knowledge that "Avengers: Infinity War" is coming out on Friday (or Thursday night, for those who bought tickets for advance showings).