Earlier in the week we found out that Marvel Studios would be skipping San Diego Comic Con this July and won’t have a big panel in Hall H. While there will be a presence there, and a 10th anniversary panel, you won’t have to worry about braving the Hall H line for Marvel Studios this year. When that announcement was made, some people assumed Marvel Studios would do their own event this year to reveal Phase 4, but that also doesn’t appear to be the case.
Speaking to The Playlist, Kevin Feige says why they aren’t going to announce any Phase 4 stuff this year:
“Ideally, I think that’s what we’d like to do. We did a big event a couple of years ago where we announced like ten movies between 2014 and 2019 and we haven’t delivered all of those yet and we haven’t delivered the promise when we made that really big deal of announcing all those movies. And so now to make a big deal of ‘even more movies, before the movies that we already announced!’ doesn’t seem like the right thing to do.”
And then he confirmed to Den of Geek that they will be waiting until Comic Con next July for the reveals:
“That’s one of the main reasons we’re not going to Hall H this year,” he continues, “is because Ant Man & the Wasp will have just been released, Infinity War will be out, Captain Marvel will have just finished filming, Spider-Man will have just started filming, and we’re not gonna be making any other announcements. So we’re gonna wait until Comic-Con next year.”
That is probably disappointing for some, and it’s kind of funny how people are blasting DC for not releasing their slate of films when Marvel is taking the same approach. We won’t know what Phase 4 looks like until the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters…