Marvel Entertainment has left a cryptic tease on their Twitter about an announcement for tomorrow. What could it be for?
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) January 25, 2017
Now’s the fun part – the guessing game. Given that Marvel Studios did not post this, nor did they share it, it may be safe to rule an announcement about the film slate out. The same can also be said of Netflix, as their lack of involvement suggests that an announcement about Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Punisher, or any of their other shows are not likely. However, given that this particular wing of the company also handles television, that might not necessarily rule any announcement about their TV slate out. Indeed, there are several shows tied to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that are in development, including the IMAX co-produced Inhumans, Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger, and an unknown ABC project helmed by John Ridley.
Outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there could be an announcement concerning their lineup of animated series (such as the new Spider-Man cartoon) or Fox’s co-produced Legion or their other planned X-Men show. There’s also a chance that this could also have to do with the Spider-Man video game from Insomniac, Capcom’s Marvel VS Capcom Infinite, or another game altogether. And, of course, there’s a decent chance that this is big reveal is going to tease yet another major comic book event series. Luckily, we won’t have long to wait until we find out.
UPDATE: As it turned out, Marvel wasn’t the only media giant that has an announcement scheduled for this time. Square-Enix, the video game developer best known for Final Fantasy, has something in store for audiences around the same time tomorrow.
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) January 25, 2017
Some have taken this as a sign that there will be a joint announcement between Square-Enix and Marvel in regards to a future project, and a popular guess is that if it’s not a new game entirely, then it’s something for the continuously-delayed Kingdom Hearts III. Fans have speculated that the game may feature a world based on Marvel’s superheroes in addition to the one based on the animated version of Big Hero 6. However, we’re going to treat this as a coincidence for the time being, albeit one still worth mentioning.