Marvel is set to make a big return to San Diego Comic Con’s Hall H in 2019 after giving the event a miss last year.
Fans are understandably excited. With Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home closing out Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, SDCC will be the company’s first chance to reveal some Phase Four plans.
So, what can we expect from Marvel’s Announcements at San Diego Comic Con?
Release date and plot details for Black Widow
The long awaited Black Widow solo movie has recently begun filming,with Scarlett Johannson reprising the role of Natasha Romanoff.
So far, we have only received a few snippets of information about the film. We know that Black Widow will be a prequel, Task Master will appear as the villain, and that Florence Pugh and David Harbour have been cast in unspecified roles.
At SDCC, Marvel is expected to confirm Black Widow’s release date, most likely in May 2020. Fans are also hoping for some plot details, and information on Florence Pugh’s character. Pugh is strongly rumoured to be playing Yelena Belova, the second Black Widow.
Information on The Eternals
Fans are also looking forward to more information on the upcoming The Eternals movie.
In particular, fans hope for some confirmation on the many casting rumors surrounding the film. The most enduring of these is that Angelina Jolie is in talks for the role of Sersi. More recently, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has become attached to the film.
Sersi is said to be the central character of the film, and Kevin Feige has stated that the story could span ‘hundreds of thousands of years’. Other story details have been scarce, but this could change after SDCC.
More Phase Four release dates
Fans are understandably eager to see what else Phase Four has in store. However, Kevin Feige has previously expressed regret at announcing the entire Phase Three release schedule at once. He believed it took some of the fun of anticipation away from fans.
So, we probably won’t see a full Phase Four release schedule at this year’s SDCC. Most likely, we will only see the schedule as far as 2022. This will probably cover tentative release dates for Shang Chi, the Doctor Strange and Black Panther sequels, as well as the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 movie.
The Disney+ TV shows
Many Marvel fans are eagerly awaiting further news on the MCU related TV series set to air on the Disney+ streaming service. Unlike Netflix’s Marvel shows, which were only loosely connected, the Disney+ shows are promised to have a lasting effect on the wider MCU.
SDCC may give fans some news on Falcon And The Winter Soldier, which will likely be the first of the new shows to go to air. However, rumours suggest that that Disney may keep most of their Disney+ related announcements for the D23 Expo, taking place in August.
Whatever happens, 2019 is sure to be a big year for Marvel news at San Diego Comic Con. We can’t wait to see what the next phase of the MCU brings us.