Marvel to Focus on TV Series at San Diego Comic-Con This Year
The films are doing just fine
San Diego Comic-Con is rapidly approaching and Marvel is hitting the event with several top-tier series. This year’s Comic-Con will kickoff on July 19th and run through July 22nd, and in that time Marvel will discuss the future of its half-a-dozen popular shows. The decision to focus on television makes a lot of sense for Marvel this year. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” will already be in theaters by the time SDCC comes around, and projects like the new “Spider-Man” movie, “The Avengers,” and any other Marvel films are too early in development to share any secrets with the fans at this point. Also, Marvel TV series are crushing the ratings on network’s like Freeform. With a focus on TV, Marvel can give the fans a chance to learn more about the content they can already stream, without having to be too secretive. Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” made over $670M domestically and over $2B at the box-office so far, so I think the studio can take a break from the films and be just fine.
Don’t forget that these Marvel TV series are everywhere. You can find a Marvel TV show on FOX, FX, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, Hulu, and Netflix, so it can be hard to remember just how many series the studio is producing at one time. This year Marvel Television and Marvel Animation will host events at San Diego Comic-Con, bringing the new Freefrom hit “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” center-stage. Fans will also learn more about “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” the FX hit “Legion,” FOX’s “The Gifted,” and “Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest”. There’s something for everyone, in every demographic, just the way Marvel likes it.
Marvel will also talk about the new animated project “Marvel Rising,” which will be a new series following a new group of superheroes. Marvel promises a quick preview of the group at SDCC this year, so fans will want to stay tuned to get a look at the art-style and heroes. Fans can find “Quake” Chloe Bennet (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “Nashville”), “Squirrel Girl” Milana Vayntrub (“This Is Us”, “Silicon Valley”), “Ms. Marvel” Kathreen Khavari (“Big Little Lies”, “Marvel’s Avengers”), and “Patriot” Kamil McFadden (“K.C. Undercover”, “Grown Ups 2”) at the event.
If you loved the first few episodes of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” on Freeform, you can find Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, and Ally Maki at San Diego Comic-Con this year as well. The show is currently in its first season, so we will have to wait until SDCC to hear about any follow-up seasons and secrets. Netflix’s “Iron Fist” will most likely debut a few details about Season 2, so we might get a few details on a new villain or crossover event within the Netflix/Marvel universe. On a side note, can we get some news about “Daredevil” already?
Marvel fans can also look for Stephen Moyer, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Skyler Samuels at “The Gifted” panel, which should offer a trailer for Season 2. Not to be outdone, the cast-members of “Legion” will also hosting a panel and discussing their upcoming season.
If you are heading to the event with us, you can find more information on the panel times and restrictions on Marvel‘s official site.