Fans were up in arms when Marvel Studios announced that they would NOT be having one of their famous Hall H panels at this year's San Diego Comic Con. Many theorized that this is because Marvel is afraid of DC's killer lineup. As Heroic Hollywood's Umberto "El Mayimbe" Gonzales explains,
Marvel found out internally that Warners is going supernova with their DC Presentation, which will include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League, and Wonder Woman. Quite the Formidable lineup and a really tough act to follow for any other studio.
Now while this initially sounds like Marvel has lost yet ANOTHER game of chicken with Warner Brothers and DC, we have to remember last years Marvel Hall H panel. They only flashed two movies. [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035), and Ant-Man. For each movie, they showed a few little clips from the film, and had the actors talk for a bit. Nothing that really had us falling out of our seats.
That came a few months after.
Why we shouldn't be worried that Marvel isn't hosting a Hall H panel this year
Remember what Marvel did at the El Capitan theatre a few months after Comic Con? If you don't let me give you a quick reminder. Marvel Revealed their ENTIRE Phase 3 lineup of films, to include...
- [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) (Also introduced Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther)
- Black Panther
- Captain Marvel
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2
- [Thor: Ragnarok](tag:956858)
- Doctor Strange
- The Inhumans
- Avengers: Infinity War Parts One and Two
Here's a video of the full event, in case you want to see all of the details, and the joy on Kevin Fiege's face as he makes all of these announcements.
Looking at this event, it seems VERY similar to something of a Hall H event, except even more elaborate and more Marvel controlled. Marvel was able to do WHATEVER they wanted in this setting, and didn't have to worry about any Comic Con rules, regulations, guidelines, and other protocol like that, and I'd also imagine that it's a LOT cheaper to rent out the El Capitain than it is to book that spot in Hall H every year.
This, dear readers, is what brings me to my point. Marvel canceling a Hall H appearance does not make me scared or sad, it makes me EXCITED. Why? Because it means Marvel is cooking something up, HUGE for the fans.
Marvel canceling their appearance leads me to believe that they are going to be making sure that they have footage of their upcoming movies ready for a massive presentation, not unlike what we got last year. By doing this, Marvel will be able to provide the fans more amazing panels like their Phase 2 announcement panel. You know exactly which one I'm talking about
So, in conclusion, all that we have left to do is trust in Marvel. Have they let us down before? Not from what I've seen! Remember, #InMarvelWeTrust!