All the Marvel MCU updates from Marvel at SDCC

Jul 24, 2022 | News



San Diego Comic-Con was in full swing this weekend and Marvel did not disappoint with their announcements throughout!

We take a closer look at the announcements from the Marvel animation panel and their legendary Hall H panel where they discussed upcoming live-action projects.

There is a lot, so get comfy and read on!

Marvel Animation Panel

I Am Groot

I Am Groot surprised crowds with the news that we will be seeing it on Disney+ in just over two weeks!

With five original shorts available from August 10th, fans will be pleased to see their favourite alien baby tree take on some wild and wacky adventures.

Immediately following this announcement, fans speculated as to how it related to the mainline MCU and if it was canonical, but thankfully, Guardians of the Galaxy Writer and Director, James Gunn with his incredibly responsive Twitter account clarified that the series will now be a part of the standard timeline.

For the first look at this series, check out the official trailer below!

Spider-Man: Freshman Year

Arguably one of the most highly anticipated animated series, Spider-Man: Freshman Year got some needed updates.

While we won’t get to see the series until 2024, we now know that it will feature Daredevil, voiced by Charlie Cox! However, MCU’s Spidey, Tom Holland will not be voicing our protagonist in the series.

Since the series was originally announced, and seemingly confirmed again during the panel by series head writer Jeff Trammell, the show takes place before Captain America: Civil War and will show Spidey’s origins in the MCU, but this has confused some fans and for good reason…

Peter Parker will interact with characters like Harry Osborn and Amadeus Cho, in addition to classic villains like The Unicorn, Chameleon, Scorpion, Speed Demon, Otto Octavius (Doc Ock), and Norman Osborn (Green Goblin). But keen fans may have their Peter tingle going crazy, because Spider-Man: No Way Home introduced Doc Ock and the Green Goblin as completely new characters that our hero was unaware of.

Not to mention the fact that Charlie Cox had a cameo in the film!

So how will the series reconcile these differences?

… Who knows. I guess we need to wait till 2024.

But, there is more good news, they announced a second season!

That’s right, two years before the show’s release, the sequel series has been confirmed, and you’ll never guess what it’s called. Ok, you might, it’s Spider-Man: Sophmore Year and will follow on directly from the first with Parker’s second year of highschool as it’s focal point.

Are you excited to see the new animated Spider-Man series?

X-Men ‘97

Another project that was previously announced now has a release window!

Coming to Disney+ in Autumn 2023, or Fall for our American readers, X-Men ‘97 will pick up where the original 90s series left off.

But as was revealed in the panel, there is one significant change from the original series.

When showing off the line-up of heroes who will carry the show, there was an unexpected switch in characters. Alongside Jubilee, Beast, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Wolverine and Gambit, Magneto takes the place of Professor X as the team leader! With a whole new outfit that comic fans may recognize!

What If…? Season 2

What If…? was a runaway hit that allowed the MCU to go down some more unexpected rabbit holes from Marvel Comic history and create some truly new and unique stories.

Season 2 will be streaming on Disney+ in early 2023 and lucky fans who attended San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) even got a sneaky preview!

Some notable teases include Steve Rogers as the Winter Soldier, a special racing episode with Iron Man stuck on Sakaar and an episode based on Neil Gaiman’s alternate universe limited Marvel series 1602.

There is a lot to look forward to from season 2 and a third season is confirmed to be in production alongside a spin-off series Marvel Zombies!

Hall H Panel

Phase 4 is all wrapped up this year concluding with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Phase 5’s lineup has officially been announced!

The Timeline Breakdown

Phase 5

  • 1. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – February 17, 2023
  • 2. Secret Invasion – Spring 2023
  • 3. Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3 – May 5, 2023
  • 4. Echo – Summer 2023
  • 5. Loki Season 2 – Summer 2023
  • 6. The Marvels – July 28, 2023
  • 7. Blade – November 3, 2023
  • 8. Ironheart – Autumn 2023 (Fall)
  • 9. Agatha: Coven of Chaos – Winter 2023/24
  • 10. Daredevil: Born Again – Spring 2024
  • 11. Captain America: New World Order – May 3, 2024
  • 12. Thunderbolts – July 26, 2024

She-Hulk Attorney At Law

She-Hulk is another series that will be arriving on Disney+ very soon, airing on August 17th.

In anticipation of the series coming out, Marvel Studios released another trailer and we learn just how much they were holding back in the first trailer!

Watch it now:

I mean… Wow!

Listen, whatever your thoughts about the visual effects, this series looks hilarious and packed with Marvel stars.

We see Abomination shifting between his hulked-out form and human form, Wong, a lot of back and forth with Jennifer and Hulk and even, a sneaky look at Daredevil, fully kitted out in what looks like a beautiful new black and red suit!

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Kicking off Phase 5 officially, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will bring back Kang the Conqueror!

Also, Bill Murray is confirmed to appear and lucky attendees were shown a sneak peek of the film.

From this, we can confirm that M.O.D.O.K will be in the movie!

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3

James Gunn and many of the Guardians cast got on stage in Hall H, and again, a sneak peek was shown which unfortunately will not be available to the general public, but, we have some details that are sure to get you excited for the last film in the GotG trilogy!

The film has been described as digging more into Rocket’s origin story and will feature a number of unannounced characters such as the High Evolutionary, played by Chukwudi Iwuki, and Cosmo the Spacedog, voiced by Maria Bakalova.

As well as new faces, one character is set to return, but with a new look and team…

Gamora will be back, and she is now leading the Ravagers!

Are you excited for GotG vol. 3?

Daredevil: Born Again

Charlie Cox will join the MCU in this 18-episode series alongside Vincent D’Onofrio who returns as Kingpin!

No details on how this series will tie-in to the Netflix series, but with a title like Born Again and the appearances we have seen so far, it is likely these are not the exact same iterations from Netflix.

But we will learn more very soon, considering Daredevil will be donning his suit in the She-Hulk series next month.

Here are the official logos for the Phase 5 projects:

And just in case that wasn’t enough…

That’s right!

They officially gave us dates for the Phase 6 line-up, including the Fantastic Four movie which will kick off Phase 6, and…

Two new Avengers movies!

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be in theatres May 2, 2025 and later that year, Avengers Secret Wars comes out November 7, 2025!

You know, two Avengers movies in the same year, like Infinty War and Endgame!

Aside from these incredible announcements, we also have a number of blank slots with dates scheduled for Phase 6!

  • November 8th, 2024 – Fantastic Four

  • Autumn 2024 (Fall)

  • Autumn 2024 (Fall) (Yeah, not a typo)

  • Winter 2024

  • Winter 2025

  • Spring 2025

  • Spring 2025

  • May 2nd, 2025 – Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

  • Summer 2025

  • Summer 2025

  • November 7th, 2025 – Avengers Secret Wars

Wakanda Forever

And last, but certainly not least, we were pleased to have the Black Panther cast and crew on stage paying tribute to Chadwick Boseman and hyping up Wakanda Forever!

What else can I say?!?

What an incredible showcase.

I’m done, just check out the Wakanda Forever trailer already!

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