Marvel Cinematic Universe at SDCC 2022: Catch up on everything that happened
All the new revelations on the future of the MCU
The panel for Marvel Studios at San Diego Comic Con was packed with new release dates, trailers and exclusive looks at the comic book giant's future plans.
It's impossible to sum it all up quickly, but the big takeaway is we're getting two new Avengers movies in 2025. As well as that, a release date and a title for the new Captain America movie was confirmed, a release date for Blade was inked and more details on Secret Invasion and Agatha: Coven of Chaos were revealed.
Also, there was news on return of Daredevil, confirmations of all-star team-up movie Thunderbolts, and a release date for Fantastic Four.
Want to digest all the goings-on from Hall H? We live-blogged the event for you and you can catch up with everything below.
Hello there! Welcome to TechRadar’s Marvel live blog where we’ll be following along with Marvel President Kevin Feige as he unveils what’s next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe live from Hall H at 2022’s San Diego Comic Con.
The whole thing starts at 1 AM UK time, or 5 PM in sunny Los Angeles, but excitement is already building...
We can definitely expect some announcements from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, star Chris Pratt is on his way, so expect something, hopefully a first trailer...
Sneak peak @Comic_Con pic.twitter.com/UsNKknPikuJuly 23, 2022
Comic Con has been in full swing since Thursday and there have been some real highlights already. Yesterday, we got another Lord Of The Rings trailer for Prime Video’s megabucks TV series The Rings Of Power, which teased a proper look at original big bad Sauron. You can see exactly where the $465 million it cost to make the series has gone:
And a first look at the fourth instalment of John Wick, which looks very special indeed.
Earlier today, we got a chance to see the first trailer for Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, which you can read more about here.
And Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson kicking all kinds of behinds in Black Adam.
What are we hoping for from the panel? As well as a look at Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
And, on the TV side, might we get some sneak peak of Secret Invasion or Loki season 2? We should get something from She-Hulk, given that's less than a month away now...
But what will the surprises be? Could we get some details on Deadpool 3? A reboot for X-Men? And will we finally find out just who the new Fantastic Four will be?
While we're waiting for this all to get started, Netflix has dropped a new trailer for The Sandman.
We weren't convinced by the show's first trailer. We are now.
Earlier on, Warner Bros. offered up a look at their movie slate. While it was nice to see Black Adam and Shazam!, the lack of anything on Aquaman, The Flash, The Batman or Wonder Woman felt quite disappointing.
Also, rumors of Henry Cavill making an appearance to finally map out what's next for Superman turned out to be unfounded...
Me waiting for Henry Cavill to show up but DC ended their panel #SDCC #BlackAdam #DCEU pic.twitter.com/vPbg1OAFCIJuly 23, 2022
The news is starting to trickle in. Andy Park, Director of Visual Development at Marvel Studios, has showed off a first poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Looming large there in the background is Kang, played by Lovecraft Country's Jonathan Majors. Also known as Kang the Conqueror, a time traveler who is out to control history and has come into conflict with a variety of Marvel heroes over the course of his history in the comic books.
Could this mean a trailer? Who knows? Let's hope so.
1ST look at ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA! Poster I illustrated for @MarvelStudios @Comic_Con Honored to work again w/ @MrPeytonReed #PaulRudd @EvangelineLilly & 1st time Cassie @kathrynnewton & KANG #JonathanMajors #antmanandthewaspquantumania #Quantumania #antmanwasp #kang pic.twitter.com/Mf8tL3wg6wJuly 23, 2022
Yesterday, Marvel's animated arm offered up a look at a few things. There were announcements about the second and THIRD season of What If…?, while those in the room got a first look at X-Men '97, Marvel Zombies and Spider-Man: Freshman Year.
You can read all about it here.
We also to got to see the adorable first trailer for Guardians spin-off I Am Groot, which is coming next month.
Need a refresher of Marvel's Phase 4 ahead of the panel?
Half an hour to go.
If you need a little pick me up, relive the moment the cast of Black Panther saw footage of the movie for the first time at Comic Con in 2017. It's an absolute tonic.
Great Moments in Hall H History: July 2017. The first #BlackPanther footage screens only for the Hall H crowd & the place goes wild w/ a standing ovation from 6,000 fans. The cast had not seen the footage yet either and this was their reaction. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/bejt81ebHqJuly 23, 2022
10 minutes to go. Let's relive the final seconds of last year's event.
This is from the last event. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/XQ8lBoHC2nJuly 23, 2022
Almost there now. Last call for predictions. Will we see Mahershala Ali's Blade? A first look at The Marvels? We wait and see...
It's finally time. We've got a sizzle reel to kick things off, with narration from the late, great Stan Lee. We miss you Stan.
And here he is! The man himself, Kevin Feige, ready to roll.
Kevin is back! #SDCC2022 #MarvelStudios pic.twitter.com/D2UwXo240ZJuly 24, 2022
Feige is recapping Phase 4, which comes to an end later this year with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
A freindly recap of @MarvelStudios Phase 4 pic.twitter.com/1Q9IkR4MhNJuly 24, 2022
Phase 4 is over. Long live Phase 4. Now onto Phase 5, and a brand new slate of release dates.
We've got a title for the fourth Captain America, it's Captain America: New World Order, that's coming in May of 2024.
A new Daredevil series! Daredevil: Born Again, that's coming on Disney Plus in the spring of 2024.
And Kathryn Hahn will be wowing once again in Agatha: Coven of Chaos in the winter of 2023.
Phase 5 of the MCU. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/Om7i9TteLpJuly 24, 2022
After a few rumors that it might not make its planned 2023 release date, it seems like Blade is on track for the fall of 2023
Just announced in Hall H: Marvel Studios' Blade, in theaters November 3, 2023. #SDCC2022 pic.twitter.com/EPEOPT8cH9July 24, 2022
The good stuff keeps coming! A brand new trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has arrived!
Let’s do this. 💚💪Watch the brand new trailer for #SheHulk: Attorney at Law, an Original series, streaming August 17 on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/yKwL5p4nxOJuly 24, 2022
More news on Daredevil: Born Again, Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio are both coming back for the new season.
Just announced in Hall H: Marvel Studios' Daredevil: Born Again, an Original series starring Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio, streaming Spring 2024 on @DisneyPlus. #SDCC2022 pic.twitter.com/Nrt7xQmqfiJuly 24, 2022
It's Matt Murdock's second appearance of the night already, did you catch him in the She-Hulk trailer?
Daredevil returns in ‘SHE-HULK’. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/yBcwSm7u1oJuly 24, 2022
More big news. Thunderbolts will be final act of Marvel's Phase 5. It's coming in summer 2024.
If rumors are to be believed, then Thunderbolts will be a team-up between Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova, Sebastien Stan's Winter Soldier, Daniel Brühl's Baron Zemo, Olga Kurylenko's Taskmaster, Hannah John-Kamen's Ghost, Wyatt Russell's US Agent, and Tim Roth's Abomination.
Will that be confirmed today?
Just announced in Hall H: Marvel Studios' Thunderbolts, in theaters July 26, 2024. #SDCC2022 pic.twitter.com/RbeUukAbdjJuly 24, 2022
The lucky folks in Hall H have just been treated to the first trailer for Secret Invasion. It doesn't look like we'll get to see it, but star Cobie Smulders, who returns as Maria Hill, has told the crowd that this is "...a darker show. It's going to be an exciting thriller. You're never going to know who people are."
As well as the return of Hill and Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, the trailer also features an appearance from Don Cheadle's War Machine.
Show us the damn thing!
Just announced in Hall H: Marvel Studios' Secret Invasion, an Original series, streaming Spring 2023 on @DisneyPlus. #SDCC2022 pic.twitter.com/Werg7vGvlPJuly 24, 2022
The crowd are now being shown some footage from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Paul Rudd and the cast have been on stage to chat and have told to expect to spend a lot of time in the quantum realm.
They've also confirmed the one and only Bill Murray has a key role.
Now James Gunn is up talking all things Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Sadly, it's going to be the end of his adventures with the gang in the MCU.
James Gunn speaks about GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 - which will be the end of this era of the Guardians. #MarvelSDCC #SDCC pic.twitter.com/UfUmyYrflUJuly 24, 2022
The Hall H crowd just got a teaser for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3, but we, sadly, will not.
In the footage we see Gamora as the head of the Ravagers, an origin story for Rocket Raccoon, and a first look at Will Poulter's villain Adam Warlock.
A couple of new cast additions for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, Chukwudi Iwuji, best known for his role in the BBC's excellent drama, The Split, stars as the High Evolutionary, and Borat's Maria Bakalova stars as Cosmo. For the uniniated, Cosmo is a space dog. This should be fun...
Maria Bakalova stars as Cosmo the spacedog in #GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol3 pic.twitter.com/ZswKE9NmpiJuly 24, 2022
We've not got long left now. Is there time for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? Or are we in for a surprise finale?
And here is Chukwudi Iwuji, in Hall H, in his costume as The High Evolutionary. That's commitment to a role right there.
Chukwudi Iwuji enters #SDCC in costume as The High Evolutionary from ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 3’. pic.twitter.com/2odywSjrPuJuly 24, 2022
There's more. Fantastic 4. A release date. November 8 in 2024.
Just announced in Hall H: Marvel Studios' Fantastic Four, in theaters November 8, 2024. #SDCC2022 pic.twitter.com/K0MyKwdmXjJuly 24, 2022
And... Oh My Wow! There's more. All the hot air about Marvel turning its back on team-up movies has proved to be just that. Two more Avengers movies are coming.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is coming on May 2 in 2025, and Avengers: Secret Wars in the same year on November 7. Wow.
Just announced in Hall H: Marvel Studios' Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, in theaters May 2, 2025. #SDCC2022 pic.twitter.com/kCxeyYwgN5July 24, 2022
Just announced in Hall H: Marvel Studios' Avengers: Secret Wars, in theaters November 7, 2025. #SDCC2022 pic.twitter.com/FXQ5ZbzQYlJuly 24, 2022
So the new take on Fantastic 4 and both new Avengers movies will kick off the MCU's Phase 6. We're now calling Phase 4 to Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Multiverse Saga...
Marvel Studios welcomes you to The Multiverse Saga. pic.twitter.com/HC1b747YPlJuly 24, 2022
Now it's onto Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Right now, director Ryan Coogler is remembering Chadwick Boseman. What a towering performer that man was.
The cast have just been onstage, and Hall H has heard from Tenoch Huerta and Dominique Thorne, who will play Namor and Ironheart in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It'll be Thorne's introduction to the MCU before she gets her own run as Ironheart.
Ironheart is Riri Williams, a genius inventor and MIT student who creates her own Iron Man-style armor suit. It's a tried and well-loved formula.
Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams and Tenoch Huerta as Namor! #WakandaForever #SDCC2022 #HallH pic.twitter.com/tVTKxKGJ7oJuly 24, 2022
Yes! Just as we hoped! A first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Enjoy...
WAKANDA FOREVER pic.twitter.com/ozNVPsFQRmJuly 24, 2022
And, to go with the trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, a very, very cool poster.
11.11.22 pic.twitter.com/nmrJhcpwsGJuly 24, 2022
A mural of Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa in the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. He will be sorely missed.
That Black Panther trailer went down so well, they played it twice in Hall H. But the panel is over. That's a wrap.
No Deadpool, no X-Men, but so much to chew on, we'll try and sum it up now.
So, in summary, we've got two new Avengers movies coming in 2025, a release date and a title for the new Captain America movie, a release date for Blade, more details on Secret Invasion and Agatha: Coven of Chaos.
Also, the return of Daredevil, confirmations of all-star team-up movie Thunderbolts, and a release date for Fantastic Four.
It's a lot.
- Ant Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, coming to theaters on February 17, 2023
- Secret Invasion, coming Spring 2023
- Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3, coming May 5, 2023
- Echo, coming in Summer 2023
- The Marvels, releasing into theaters on July 28 in 2023
- Loki season two, dropping Summer 2023
- Blade, now confirmed for November 3, 2023
- Ironheart, sometime in Fall 2022
- Agatha: Coven of Chaos, either the very end of 2023 or the start of 2024
- Daredevil: Born Again: coming in Spring 2024
- Captain America: New World Order, in theaters on May 3 in 2024
- Thunderbolts, coming to theaters on July 26, 2024
- Fantastic Four, coming to theaters on November 8 in 2024
- Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, coming to theaters on May 2 in 2025
- Avengers: Secret Wars, releasing into theaters on November 7 in 2025
Thanks for staying up with us. It was definitely worth it. There is an awful lot to look forward to in the MCU.
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