It’s the best weekend of the year for movie fans as San Diego Comic-Con is upon us. That means we get tons of news and trailers, and we will be here to keep you posted on the big events from each day.
As expected, Marvel came in and silenced all of the rest of the talk coming out of Comic-Con, returning all of the focus to them. They came in with tons of announcements. First a foremost, they released their full Phase 4 schedule:
There’s a lot to talk about here. A lot of this was already rumored but now we have confirmation. The Black Widow movie is first up, which is going to be set before the first Avengers movie. Cinematically, that one is followed up by The Eternals, Shang-Chi, a Doctor Strange Sequel, and the fourth Thor movie. In between those are the Disney+ series which include The Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and animated series called What If?, and Hawkeye.
One of the things that stood out to me is the timeframe. Kevin Feige confirmed this is the whole Phase 4 lineup, yet it only stretches for roughly a year and a half. The other phases have been 3 years or longer in the making. No Avengers movie closes this one out and other rumored projects like Guardians 3, Black Panther 2, Fantastic 4, or X-Men aren’t listed, though the latter two were at least confirmed to be in development.
Another film announced to be in development, but not part of Phase 4, is a Blade movie starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali. While I’m not a fan of the Wesley Snipes trilogy, I am intrigued to see what Ali and the MCU team can do with it.
HBO released a new trailer for their new series based on the popular graphic novel. It appears to be a reboot and not a sequel to the 2009 movie. For me, the jury is still out on this. The trailer appears to have an anti-police undertone and I’m not sure what to think of it. I’m not familiar with the source material and it’ll take some good reviews for me to check it out. Here’s the trailer:
Patrick Stewart returns to the Star Trek universe to reprise his role as the second most famous Trek captain. Being that I’m much more of a Star Wars fan, I don’t have much to say on this, but if you are a Next Generations fan, let me know what you think of this trailer.
That about does it for our SDCC coverage. Let us know what you are most excited for, and what some of your favorite things that we didn’t get around to covering are!