Yesterday I teased that there may be something big coming over the next week or so, and since the Internet telephone game is mutating that into something it’s not, I felt it’s a good idea to help temper people’s hype and explain what MCU news we may see next week.
It’s nothing as big as a trailer or anything like that, and whatever does come out may take some time to make it onto US sites due to language and time zone differences.
Next week, starting on Monday, is a big theater exhibitor’s convention in Spain called CineEurope. This is pretty much the same thing as what we just saw in Las Vegas with CinemaCon, and there will be another in Florida this year with ShowEast. This is where movie studios present their upcoming movies to exhibitors to hype them up about playing the films in their theater chains.
While it is meant just for exhibitors, the public can attend these conventions…if they pay the extremely high ticket price.
The Walt Disney Studios is making their presentation Wednesday the 13th at 4:45pm (Spain time), which means for those in the US that’s around 7:45am Eastern and 4:45am Pacific due to the time difference. Disney will present their upcoming movies such as The Incredibles 2 (along with a screening of it), Christopher Robin, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Mary Poppin Returns. With a few upcoming releases, Marvel is expected to be there as well and this is what they may present:
Ant-Man and The Wasp: With the movie out in about a month (longer in European markets thanks to the World Cup), they’re likely to show an extended clip. It’s possible it’s the same footage Disney is showing in the parks starting today. Look for a description of that footage on this site later tonight.
Captain Marvel: I’ve been told that the teaser trailer that was cut probably will not show up here, instead they’ll do what they did with Infinity War last year and show a behind-the-scenes reel and some production stills.
Avengers 4: This is the big one. That leaked promo art that some people tried to claim as fake was actually produced for this event. Presumably they’ll display it on the screen as they hype up exhibitors about next May’s release. There probably won’t be any footage, but it’s possible they may drop the title here. If that happens, that will be the huge news out of the convention. Even if it doesn’t happen at CineEurope, people who know what the Avengers 4 title believe it will likely be leaked by someone within the next week.
Do not expect anything about Spider-Man, as that is a Sony Pictures release and if anything comes out of the convention about that movie it’ll be on Monday afternoon (early Monday morning in the US).
Also don’t expect any big Phase 4 reveals from Marvel, as Kevin Feige said they are saving those announcements for San Diego Comic Con in 2019.