Marvel SDCC 2022 Live Coverage – All the news from the MCU panel as it happens

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer

The first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever here. As expected, it’s a hugely emotional affair, and appears to show several major characters dealing with the fallout from T’Challa’s passing…

Our team has been beavering away on all of the big Marvel stories this evening. Read on for more on the new Avengers movies. There’s the latest on Fantastic Four, talk of Thunderbolts, a bit of Blade and even Daredevil’s incredible return in Born Again.

TWO NEW AVENGERS MOVIES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is coming May 2, 2025. Avengers: Secret Wars is coming November 7, 2025.

Oh, and a little something called Fantastic Four is arriving before then on November 8, 2024.

Marvel Phase 5 lineup

Recovered from that avalanche of news yet? Let’s take a quick break here and go over everything announced for Marvel Phase 5.

  • Ant Man & The Wasp: Quantumania: Feb 17, 2023
  • Secret Invasion: Spring 2023
  • GOTG Vol 3: May 5, 2023
  • Echo: Summer 2023
  • The Marvels: July 28, 2023
  • Loki season 2: Summer 2023
  • Blade: November 3, 2023
  • Ironheart: Fall 2022
  • Agatha: Coven of Chaos: Winter 2023/2024
  • Daredevil: Born Again (18 episodes!): Spring 2024
  • Captain America: New World Order: May 3, 2024
  • Thunderbolts: July 26, 2024

Guardians 3 is the “end”

We’ve heard more about Guardians 3 from director James Gunn. He says it’s the “end” of the story and we get a trailer.

Gamora is head of the Ravengers. She doesn’t remember anything, and Quill’s beaten up about it. There’s a young Rocket and the movie appears to be about his origins. There are new Guardians suits, Will Pulter’s golden Adam Warlock, and a butch Groot. It’s emotionally-charged too. We’re going to be crying buckets of tears when this hits cinemas on May 5, 2023.

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More from our man inside Hall H. There’s an Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer playing.

Scott Lang doing a book reading, his book: “Look out for the Little Guy.” He says at the dinner table that he saved the world, and Michael Douglas us not impressed. Scott’s daughter gets dragged into the Quantum Realm where she meets Bill Murray… and Kang!

MODOK is also confirmed as a villain in Quantumania. Jonathan Majors says to expect a lot of “conquering” in Ant-Man, and Kevin Feige says there’s a very particular reason the film’s kicking off Phase 5. The film is set for release on February 17, 2023.

If you’re just joining us you’ve missed… well, you’ve missed years of Marvel announcements. Scroll down for the full list. We’ve just about managed to catch our breath but there are several big highlights: Daredevil, Thunderbolts, Captain America 4, a Blade release date, and Kevin Feige announcing the end of Marvel Phase 4. And there’s still 20 minutes of the SDCC panel to go. Phew.

Daredevil series is announced

The news we’ve all been waiting for. Daredevil: Born Again is a new Disney Plus series coming Spring 2024. Charlie Cox is back as Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio is returning as Kingpin.

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On top of that, we’ve also got Thunderbolts coming to theaters on July 26, 2024. Everything is Marvel.

Lost between that wave of announcements is the She-Hulk trailer. honestly? We love the look if this. It’s fun, playful, and Jennifer Walters gives Hulk the middle finger. What’s not to like? Oh and is that DAREDEVIL? Yes. Yes, it is. Holy moly.

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Major Marvel announcements: Captain America 4 and Loki release dates

So… Marvel are just reeling off a whole host of announcements here.

2023 is already looking stacked because Secret Invasion is coming in Spring 2023 and Loki season 2 is Summer 2023. Ironheart is coming in Fall 2023. That will follow the story of Riri Williams, who is played by Dominique Thorne. Agatha: Coven of Chaos follows in Winter 2023.

Blade is coming November 3, 2023.

We also have a Cap 4 release date. May 3, 2024.

The big news keeps on coming! Echo, an original Marvel series, is coming in Summer 2023 to Disney Plus. Alaqua Cox’s Deaf hero first appeared in Hawkeye last Holiday season.

Marvel Phase 4 is ending – and Cap 4 is announced

It started with WandaVision and brought several new heroes to the MCU. But Marvel Phase 4 is ending. Kevin Feige has just confirmed the current Phase will end with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in November. Captain America 4 is also officially, officially titled Captain America: New World Order. Huge news to begin!

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We have an update! Marvel has just kicked things with a huge sizzle reel that brought the house down — and now Loki’s Miss Minutes is here to introduce the “Comic Con panel at the end of time.” He Who Remains may be long gone, but Kang might have a presence here in Hall H.

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An update from our man inside Hall H (opens in new tab): “Marvel panel running a few minutes late — but they’re finally gearing up to start in a minute.” We’re on the edge of our seats here. Could we squeeze in a quick episode of WandaVision while we wait?

As expected, a little bit of a delay while the Hall H buzz dies down. It’s led us to a trip down memory lane while we wait. Comic-Cons past have been huge shocks and surprises (real ones remember Tom Hiddleston’s Loki striding on stage way back when) and we wouldn’t be surprised if Kevin Feige pulled out more of the MCU magic to dazzle us tonight.

It’s showtime!

Are you sitting comfortably? It’s about to kick off inside Hall H and we’re front row (or as close as we were able to get to it…) to bring you all the latest MCU reveals as they happen. 3…2…1. Go. The Marvel SDCC 2022 panel is about to begin.

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While the movies will take center stage tonight, we can’t forget about the MCU’s roster of Disney Plus shows. She-Hulk could be the perfect summer series; a superhero legal drama that criss-crosses with some of Marvel’s nefarious criminals and rogues. Fingers crossed we also hear more about Loki season 2, Ironheart, and maybe even a certain Daredevil.

15 minutes to go

excited? Nervous? There’s nothing quite like Marvel Studios peeling back the curtain on years of hard work. As we’ve already mentioned, this is not being live streamed. Keep with us here for all the latest, however, as our team is currently exciting in Hall H as Kevin Feige prepares to show the world some of the MCU’s most exciting new projects. And be sure to follow Total Film on Twitter (opens in new tab) for even more info as the night progresses.

Marvel is still a success but, for the first time since Iron Man put together a suit made out of scrap metal, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is on shaky ground. Newcomers like Shang-Chi and Ms. Marvel has been brilliant, but franchise fatigue has certainly set in across some of the other projects.

The Marvel SDCC panel, then, is a way for the MCU to course correct and really get fans hyped for the next few years of projects. Expect Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to get the majority of attention here with its November release, while Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Ant-Man 3, and The Marvels (AKA Captain Marvel 2) should all grab some focus as the hour wears on. There’s been lots of talk about Marvel needing a Big Bad to tie everything together. Jonathan Majors’ Kang is a prime candidate and, as you can see further down below, we’ve already had a sneaky first look at him tonight.

One of the first confirmed attendees for the Marvel San Diego Comic-Con panel this year is none other than Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt. He took to Instagram to reveal he would be there in person, but he can’t show us what he’s wearing… yet. A new look for the Guardians of the Galaxy leader, perhaps?

Pratt, along with the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy, appeared in Thor: Love and Thunder earlier this year. The team will be back for Vol 3. on May 5, 2023, but director James Gunn has already confirmed it will be the group’s last outing together in that current iteration.

If you’re just joining the Comic-Con festivities then you’ve missed out on a bunch of cool panels already. Netflix’s The Sandman promises to be one of the summer’s breakout hits and the first trailer is a pitch-perfect adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s seminal work. The Trekkies among us should also check out our Star Trek Universe SDCC panel recap. Picard, Lower Decks, and Strange New Worlds all combined for a glorious hour of Trek fun.

45 mins to go until the doors of Hall H swing wide open and up pops Kevin Feige and his assorted cast of Marvel actors and creatives. What surprises will they have in store for us tonight? Thunderbolts? Avengers: Secret Wars? Time will tell…

Marvel has already delivered on the animation side of things this week. Yesterday saw the unveiling of X-Men ’97 (complete with some nostalgia-heavy customs), an incredible taste of what’s to come with Spider-Man: Freshman Year, and a runthrough of the mind-bending second season of What If.. .?

And today? For starters, Marvel Studios’ director of visual development Andy Park has already tweeted out the very first look at Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Yes, that’s Cassie Lang all suited up too.

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Welcome! It’s fair to say expectations for Marvel’s SDCC panel are sky high. After all, Marvel Studios announced closed to a dozen projects (opens in new tab) the last time Kevin Feige strode onto the stage at Hall H.

While we might have to temper expectations slightly, Feige has told (opens in new tab) sister publication Total Film magazine (opens in new tab)“We’ll be a little more direct about that in the coming months, to set a plan, so audiences who want to see the bigger picture can see a tiny, tiny, tiny bit more of the roadmap.”

Might today be the day some of the curtain is pulled back on some of those plans? The rumor mill is already in overdrive, with Deadpool, X-Men, and Fantastic Four all being high on Marvel fans’ wishlists. It’s a safe bet Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, She-Hulk, and Guardians of the Galaxy will make their presence felt at SDCC. Whatever happens next, it’s clear that the next few hours will shape Marvel Studios’ short-term future after a few recent roadbumps.

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