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Kevin Feige Confirms Marvel Studios Will Return to SDCC This Year After Three Years, Updates on Fantastic Four and Blade Expected

Marvel Studios is all set to make a comeback at San Diego Comic-Con after a three years of gap. During a press conference for Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel Studios president and Marvel Entertainment chief creative officer Kevin Feige confirmed that Marvel Studios would be present at SDCC 2022, marking the Disney-owned studio’s first appearance at the event since 2019. Feige’s confirmation exposed an earlier report claiming that Marvel Studios was planning to sit out Comic Con for another year.

Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President

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Marvel Studios At SDCC 2019

The last time when marvel attended the SDCC in July 2019, Feige announced a sizable portion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four slate, including the films Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Love and Thunder and Black Widow, as well as the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Wanda Vision, Loki, What If…? and Hawkeye.Feige also announced Marvel Studios’ film reboot of Blade, though later confirmed that the movie was not part of Phase Four.

Later that year Feige announced three more Disney+ shows that would be part of Phase Four: Moon Knight, the recently premiered Ms. Marvel and the fast-approaching She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

Marvel Studios Phase 4
MCU Phase 4 announcement at SDCC 2019

Amid COVID-19 pandemic SDCC 2020 event was canceled. It was replaced by a virtual alternative, [email protected] However, Marvel Studios decided not to participate. [email protected] returned in July 2021, though the Feige-led studio once again decided not to attend the virtual convention.

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Can We Expect Updates on Fantastic Four and Blade or Phase 5?

As for the announcements, it is a safe bet the first look at the upcoming film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever could be showcased, as the film is due out in November 2022 just four months after San Diego Comic-Con. They might also give attendees the first look at footage for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and The Marvels. It was previously reported that the search for a director for Fantastic 4 is far from over, yet Comic-Con would be the perfect place to announce one. There also could be news regarding projects like Captain America 4 or the recently announced Thunderbolts. Marvel Studios return to Comic-Con should be a reward for many fans.

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Fantastic Four

San Diego Comic-Con 2022 will take place from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24.

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Written by Chirag Lalwani