by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Back in 2012 Marvel and Disney both proclaimed that some years the brand would not be going to the San Diego Comic Con since they had their own con with the D-23 Expo; which is a month after San Diego. This news was and still is upsetting for San Diego fans who love seeing the trailers or any other content in the famous Hall H Panel. Last two years Marvel did attend the con but not this year. They may or may not even attend the D-23 Expo. In fact, they may not even mention any film info until after the untitled Avengers 4 film that comes out sometime around May 2019.
Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, announced in an interview that they are taking a break from the con like they did after the first Avengers film and that they’ve done every few years. He did announce that despite having no Hall H appearance there will still be a tenth-anniversary presence at the Con. They also skipped back in 2015 when Marvel fans were getting excited and waiting for news on the Captain America Civil War film. Marvel decided to skip since back in 2014 they had an underwhelming presence. They came back in 2016 and 2017 to announce films such as Dr. Strange, Civil War, Black Panther, Spider-Man Homecoming, and of course Avengers Infinity Wars.
They’re skipping this year because they don’t have any title to their future films and zero explanations for the plots without giving any spoilers as to the plot of Avengers 4. With that ending in the third film, it’s no wonder why they can’t reveal much even though the fans have been left in complete confusion and frustration as to where the franchise will be going from here. Most fans are just hoping they don’t ruin the franchise because there have been other series and franchises that had an ending like Avengers 3 and when they fixed what happened it didn’t work, and ratings dropped thus ruining the series. Sometimes the series would even be canceled. Hopefully, they do have some sort of plan for the D-23 Expo but if not, fans will just have to grin and bear it until they drop anything about Avengers 4.