By Stephen Ippolito | June 10th, 2020
Back in April, Comic-Con International announced that this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con was canceled due to Coronavirus concerns. It was the first time in the convention’s 50-year history that it would not be held. All fans, including myself, were needless to say disappointed.
Considered to be the most popular comic book convention each year, the event has become a place where studios show off their upcoming film slate. Marvel Studios’ panel is usually the most popular event of the weekend. Held in Hall H, over 6,000 fans would pack the room to see Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige show off the studio’s upcoming slate.
In May, event organizers announced that an online event, called San Diego Comic-Con at Home, would be held, and it would be free to all. Today Steven Weintraub of Collider announced on Twitter that it will be held on the same day as the original event, July 22-26.
Since this announcement, fans have been hoping that Feige and Marvel Studios will be part of the presentations. With The Eternals, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and WandaVision still without trailers, it seemed like a logical spot to show them.
However, some have pointed out that this event could be like Wonder Con at Home that occurred in April. Seen as a major let down, it was basically an online portal for exhibitors to sell their convention exclusives. It did have some panels and videos of panels from previous years, but no big announcements or reveals occurred.
Personally, this is more than likely what I think San Diego Comic-Con will be like. As much as we want Feige to show up and make us cheer in excitement at our screens, I don’t think the studio will make an appearance. If they were to make some MCU announcements this summer, I feel like they would do it on a Disney property, like ABC or even Disney+. They could do an hour-long televised event with Feige and company on Zoom calls or in some studio.
The only thing that could make this happen is Feige’s love for the event. As the place where the MCU was first shown to the world in 2007 with Iron Man footage, Comic-Con is very sentimental to him. Also, the last few months have not been easy for anybody. So it would be nice to see Marvel Studios bring people some much-needed happiness.
So what do you think, will Marvel Studios be at San Diego Comic-Con at Home?
On July 7th, Deadline reported that Marvel Studios will not participate in Comic-Con At Home’s virtual event.