Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be familiar with Marvel’s regular presence in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, hosting huge panels to unveil upcoming movies, announce new cast members and take questions from fans. Recent Hall H panels have seen Brie Larson announced as the star of 2019’s Captain Marvel, premiered footage from various films including Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man: Homecoming, and shown off logos and concept art from movies still in production. But it sounds like Kevin Feige has been thinking of turning Marvel’s panels at events like Comic-Con and D23 into something bigger.
Speaking recently to Fandango, Feige revealed that there had been discussions within Marvel Studios about seceding from Comic-Con to host their own equivalent. He explained how Marvel may follow the example set by Star Wars Celebration events:
“Over the years there have been discussions about that. I think what we try to do occasionally in San Diego we’re very proud of and think is a fun tradition. That being said, I think [Star Wars] Celebration is pretty amazing. I’ve been to a few Celebrations and the idea of doing something like that … I think we have enough content, and enough fans, and enough ideas that we could easily do something like that, I’m just not sure where or when.”
Feige’s not wrong when he says the MCU is big enough to justify a Marvel convention. Thor: Ragnarok will mark Marvel Studios’ 17th release and a further five films (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, and the currently untitled fourth Avengers movie) are currently in production and slated for release over the next two years.
Star Wars Celebration is a vast Star Wars fan event, operating on a similar scale to Comic-Con. Celebration is not an annual event, a model Feige may well want Marvel to follow, meaning a large event could be held every few years to announce each new phase of the MCU. However, it seems more likely that Marvel would be looking to host an event on an annual – or almost annual – basis, given that the studio tends to release at least two new films every year.
Would you want to see an MCU Comic-Con equivalent? What would you want to see included at a ‘Marvel Celebration’? Let us know in the comments below!
5 Marvel Supporting Characters Who Need To Join The ‘Thor’ World
Now that Thor: Ragnarok is behind us, it’s time for fans to start speculating about where the God of Thunder is likely to go next! As things continue to change for Thor moving forward, it’s only fitting that the world around him starts to expand. Ragnarok is introducing newcomers Hela and Skurge to the Marvel Cinematic Universe family, but there’s always room for more expansion.
Thor has a rich group of supporting characters that have either gone on adventures with him or faced him on the battlefield. Some of Thor’s main companions, like Lady Sif and the Warriors Three, have already been introduced and become fan-favorite characters for MCU viewers. Given that Marvel Studios seems to like shaking things up, it seems likely that some of Thor’s lesser-known acquaintances will end up on the big screen soon enough.
Hit Next to find out about five characters who should join Thor on his next solo adventure!