Marvel Studios’ Most Electrifying Moments at San Diego Comic-Con: A Retrospective

/Film | 7/21/2019 | Vanessa Armstrong
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe was back in San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H this year, where president Kevin Feige announced a combination of ten films and Disney+ shows coming out between now and November 2021. There’s a lot to be excited about even beyond the properties that received full presentations (Blade?! Fantastic Four?! Mutants?!), but before we move forward into the next phase of the MCU, it’s worth spending a bit of time reminiscing on the 13-year history that the MCU has already had with San Diego Comic-Con.

Read on for some of the most memorable SDCC moments from the Infinity Saga of the MCU.

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Before there were 23 movies spanning three phases, there was only the promise of the Marvel film universe to come. In 2006, Feige sat on a panel in a relatively tiny room to promote the MCU’s first film — Iron Man — as well as tease there would be an Avengers movie, which wouldn’t come out for another six years. That was the first of many examples which reveal how much thought Feige put into building what this unprecedented, interconnected world. And while Feige clearly had a long-term vision, that panel also showed that things can change: Edgar Wright was also on the stage as the director of an Ant-Man movie, only to leave the film years later (Peyton Reed ended up directing the 2015 film and its sequel).

The MCU quickly moved to the coveted Comic-Con real estate of Hall H after Iron Man came out. By 2010, Marvel was a Hall H regular, although it only had three movies under its belt; Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man 2. The big huzzah for Hall H that year was getting fans geared up for The Avengers. Even though the team-up movie wasn’t due out for...
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