ByJerome Maida, writer at
Jerome Maida

With New York Comic-Con increasingly becoming "San Diego East", many are wondering which major announcements will truly rock the pop-culture world in the last major con of the year.

The 'Featured Guest' and 'Comic Book Guest' lists are deeper than ever before, with Todd McFarlane, Gail Simone, Lucy Liu, Mike Tyson and the entire original "Star trek: The Next Generation" cast (including Denise Crosby!) making an appearance this year.

The comic companies are expected to make some big announcements, like the just-leaked news that Dynamite will be publishing James Bond comics.

Marvel and Netflix are just announced an exclusive 'Marvel's Daredevil' signing event at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 11 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. ET at the Marvel Booth (#1354). For the first time, Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) will meet with fans!

All fans who participate in this signing will also receive an exclusive "Marvel's Daredevil" production concept art poster, drawn by Marvel Chief Creative Officer and legendary artist Joe Quesada!

There are rumors FOX will announce an "X-Men" live-action TV series. Which begs the question: Is anybody going to make any major movie announcements and start filling in all those "untitled", DC/WB, Fox and Marvel movie projects that are dominating the schedule?

It seems that Marvel may want to announce SOMETHING, seeing as how shooting for films due in 2016, for example, should begin relatively soon. At the very least, they could announce, say, [Thor 3](movie:956858), without giving it's title away. Or finally confirm [Doctor Strange](movie:559685). The only reason I can see why Marvel wouldn't do this is that they want NYCC 2014 to truly put the spotlight on and launch the marketing push for "Daredevil".

But the next con won't be until February. Can Marvel really wait that long to unveil some of these big films? Can they truly wait until SDCC 2015 to keep everything secret? That would be extremely unlikely and risky. No, Marvel would get a lot of bang for their buck if they announced at least one of their films for 2016 at NYCC 2014.

If they don't, it could be the perfect opportunity for FOX to confirm, say, a "Mystique" movie or for DC/WB to blow the doors off by confirming one of their major movie projects - and take some thunder away from "Daredevil" at the same time.

We'll know after the dust settles this weekend!


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