There is some big news for Marvel fans regarding SDCC 2018. Unfortunately, it’s not good.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige dropped a bombshell during the press junket for Avengers: Infinity War. Feige stated that although Marvel will certainly have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there will be no Marvel panels in Hall H this year.
Feige told ScreenRant:
“We’re going to do um, of course, Marvel will have a presence there. Marvel Studios will have a presence there only in that there will be 10th-anniversary materials and a 10th-anniversary panel. Not doing Hall H this year.”
There would be no shortage of content for a marvelous Hall H panel. There is currently massive buzz around Avengers: Infinity War, which releases this week, with the second part slated for next summer. Before that, though, we also have Ant Man and the Wasp releasing just a few weeks before SDCC, not to mention Captain Marvel set for early 2019.
With no D23 events this year, either, we’re left to speculate as to what presence, if any, Disney (who owns Marvel and Lucasfilm) will have in Hall H. With no Marvel Studios, no Star Wars for another year and a half, and Disney themselves skipping in general, it looks like the house of the mouse won’t be in Hall H at all.
This news certainly comes as a womp-womp for Marvel fans making their annual trek to San Diego. While the 10-year anniversary of the MCU is nothing to sneeze at, this means anyone who gambled on SDCC-exclusive trailers will go home empty handed.
What do you think of Marvel’s decision to skip Hall H this year? Let us know in the comments.