If the rumors are true, the San Diego Comic-Con will see Marvel Studios lay out their plans for Phase 4. With Spider-Man: Far From Home having capped off the awesome Phase 3, the future is wide open for the MCU and I’m hoping to see the official announcement of some of those projects we all know are in production. Would it be too much to hope for a trailer for Black Widow?
Whatever happens with the future of the franchise, the past is also apparently getting a decent look-in, too. Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo are making an appearance at the convention and they’ve now promoted their panel with a rather cryptic teaser.
Check it out below:
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 10, 2019
The video shows the date of their panel over the audio of the first screening of Avengers: Infinity War footage in 2017. So, what could this signify? Well, the Russos have a lot to be proud of after they managed to pull off two of the biggest superhero movies of all time to near-universal praise and gargantuan box office returns. There are persistent rumors that much of the core cast of Endgame could be making an appearance at Comic-Con, too, so this could be a reunion for one of the most beloved ensemble casts in modern movie history.
Here’s the official description of the panel:
“For the Russo Brothers, Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of an unprecedented four-film, seven-year journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has included some of the most iconic experiences in modern cinema. Come hear directors Joe and Anthony Russo reflect on Endgame and their epic road to it as they segue into life beyond Marvel with their new company, AGBO, which happens to include an exciting array of new and old creative friends.
With their independent film studio, AGBO, the Russo Brothers aim to nurture talent and create best in class content while keeping creative control fully in the hands of the artists. This discussion will be moderated by Collider’s Editor-in-Chief Steven Weintraub.”
Whatever the case, it’s unlikely that they’ll be announcing any new MCU projects. Back in April, Anthony Russo explained that “we don’t have plans for now to make any more Marvel movies.” Given how much blood, sweat and tears they poured into Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame I don’t blame them for wanting to step back from superheroes for a bit. However, we could indeed get a full announcement of their next project Cherry, an adaptation of the 2018 Nico Walker novel about a veteran who becomes a drug addict after returning from Iraq. Cheery stuff.