DC FilmsMarvel Studios SDCC: DC Films And (Probably) Marvel Studios Headed To Hall H written by Sean Gerber June 10, 2016 Get your camping gear ready, superhero movie fans. The two biggest players in the genre both appear to be headed back to Hall H at San Diego Comic Con next month. Warner Bros. has already confirmed DC Films will be there and a couple of tweets from Marvel Studios directors suggest they’ll have a presence as well. This begs the question: what might they show inside that hallowed hall at SDCC? Yesterday, Warner Bros. laid out all its plans for Suicide Squad to take over the convention. Those plans include a panel inside Hall H with director David Ayer and the cast. There’s one superhero movie panel we can bank on. That panel could include a final trailer for the film, which will be released two weeks after the convention. Warner Bros. announced that Suicide Squad will be part of the studio’s larger presentation. That presentation could and likely will feature material from at least one other DC film. Wonder Woman has completed principal photography, so there should be enough material for WB to show some footage. The studio could bring out director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot along with other members of the cast. If footage from Wonder Woman is shown, it may not be as much as we’ve seen during previous Hall H panels. Warner Bros. was not happy with the sizzle reel from Suicide Squad leaking last year. Unless there are new, significant security measures in place, the studio can count on the same thing happening again. WB may decide to only show something it can and will release online simultaneously. This would net the Hall H crowd a short teaser trailer. The only other DC movie in production right now is Justice League. Director Zack Snyder could bring the cast out to wave at the crowd and maybe show a tiny piece of footage. That’s what he did for Batman v Superman in 2014. Keeping in mind the Suicide Squad leak from last year, I don’t think the chances of actual JL footage are high. It is very possible, however, that SDCC will bring the release of the first official photo of the full cast in costume. There could be additional announcements for the film’s cast and villain(s). Just don’t expect a full panel, as that will likely come at next year’s convention. Marvel Studios has a couple of obvious panel choices, if the studio is doing a Hall H presentation. Earlier today, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn each confirmed they will be in San Diego for the weekend. Will I be at Comic Con this year? Here’s a hint… pic.twitter.com/ovawpnsLsj — Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) June 10, 2016 Really? You’ll be so close. I might have to come see you. https://t.co/LbqvjJ46Vg — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 10, 2016 Of course, Derrickson and Gunn being at the convention does not guarantee a Marvel Studios presentation in Hall H. As of this writing, the studio has not announced one. For all we know, Derrickson, Gunn, and any members of their respective casts could be there for a signing at the Marvel booth on the convention floor and nothing more. If they’re being brought into town, though, a panel seems likely. Doctor Strange is an obvious candidate for a panel. The film is currently in post-production and will be released less than four months after the convention (November 4). The teaser trailer, while great, did not show much, so there’s plenty that could be revealed by Derrickson and his cast inside Hall H. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 wraps principal photography next week, so there’s no shortage of material that could be shown. At SDCC 2013, Gunn and the cast were present to show off some footage of Guardians of the Galaxy after only 12 days of shooting, so this year’s panel should be a piece of cake. We know next to nothing about GOTG Vol. 2, so anything Gunn and his pals reveal could be a major surprise. Thor: Ragnarok begins filming on July 4, so based on what happened with GOTG in 2013, early footage is a possibility. Marvel has previously demonstrated its willingness to fly its casts halfway around the world just for Hall H, so director Taikia Waititi and the Thor: Ragnarok crew might need to prep for the roundtrip flights. Marvel could go easy on them, however, and just let Waititi and star Chris Hemsworth send a video message. If there’s no footage to show, the message might accompany some new concept art. There’s nothing else to reveal since the full cast has been announced. Spider-Man: Homecoming will also be in production weeks before SDCC. Early footage is possible, but not likely. There still hasn’t been an official announcement of the cast, so SDCC would be a great place to confirm Michael Keaton and what character he’s playing. The cast could even be flown in from Atlanta for a panel. We cannot just assume, however, that Spider-Man: Homecoming will be part of a Marvel Studios presentation. Convention panels are part of marketing, which is part of distribution and that’s what Sony Pictures is in charge of. Marvel Studios is the production company, but a convention panel would be Sony’s call, not Disney’s. Obviously, jumping into the Marvel panel would be the smart thing to do, but it’s not guaranteed to happen yet. There are plenty of announcements Marvel Studios could make about films not currently in production. The studio could officially confirm Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan for Black Panther. They could even be brought out on state with director Ryan Coogler and star Chadwick Boseman. Marvel could also announce the casting of Captain Marvel, with Brie Larson currently in talks, and a director for the film. The new titles for both parts of Avengers: Infinity War could also be revealed by Feige, or directors Joe and Anthony Russo. We should know for sure whether or not Marvel Studios is coming to Hall H in the next couple weeks. DC Films will definitely be there and, hopefully, if Marvel is present, both presentations are on the same day. That would certainly make it easier on all of you campers. SDCC: DC Films And (Probably) Marvel Studios Headed To Hall H was last modified: June 12th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Black PantherCaptain MarvelDoctor StrangeGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Justice LeagueSpider-Man: HomecomingSuicide SquadThor: RagnarokWonder Woman 4 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Disney’s MOANA Is Calling In Beautiful New Poster next post Disney Releases MOANA Teaser You may also like MMM Podcast #179: Officially, BATMAN V SUPERMAN:... May 21, 2014 DC Officially Enters The Shared Universe Arena... October 16, 2014 Marvel Releases Phase 3 Timeline Poster November 17, 2014 Justice League Dark Movie Reportedly Back On October 8, 2015 BATMAN V SUPERMAN Covers The New Issue... July 26, 2015 Marvel Studios Adds 3rd Film To 2018... July 23, 2014 Open Forum: SUICIDE SQUAD August 4, 2016 Super Sunday, Indeed – Superheroes All Over... February 8, 2016 See The BATMAN V SUPERMAN Trailer In... April 15, 2015 Marvel Assembles Its Universe On ABC February 27, 2014 Kerry Vanderberg This has me extremely excited! I thoroughly enjoyed being in Hall H for everything from WB/DC and Fox, but am WAY pumped for the possibility of Marvel coming back. It seemed like they always treated Hall H as not just a bunch of panels, but that they were putting on a show. So if they are indeed coming, I look forward to what they will bring to make the whole experience special. I would definitely like to experience that in person rather than watching a recording later on youtube. Plus it seems like DC is really going all out with it’s SS takeover of the whole con. Can’t wait! Victor Thomas What’s it like being there? I’ve been trying to go there my entire life but can never get the tickets. Kerry Vanderberg It’s a lot of fun! Just being surrounded by thousands of other fans, there is a unique communal joy that I feel like I’ve never quite experienced elsewhere. Even when you’re tired and you’ve been waiting in a line for a LONG time, people around you still find some way to have fun and make the most of it. It’s great to have this massive event that celebrates Geek culture, especially when I had to downplay that when I was a kid. So it’s really refreshing for me in that sense. As far as Hall H, it’s a similar thing. When they show awesome footage and the crowd erupts, or as panelists are cracking jokes and interacting with audience, I definitely feel like I got to see something special that can’t quite be captured by watching it on youtube later. Even when the footage for movies like SS got leaked, I still felt special that I got to see it FIRST, and that I got to see it in a massive room surrounded by fellow fans who also were overjoyed to experience. What have you tried doing in order to get tickets? The best way to maximize your chance of success is to do a buddy system. The more people you know that have a member ID and want to go, and you coordinate and work together, the better your chances are. I think the SDCC Unofficial blog did their best estimate, and they figured out that if you are trying by yourself, you have about a 6% chance of getting badges when the online sale begins. So if you can have a group of people going and can coordinate with each other, then that increases your chances. So it takes some planning and strategizing. Tim I think it is very possible that the Russos arrive at the Marvel panel and announce the new titles for their Avengers movies. It was at SDCC 2013 that Joss Whedon announced that Avengers 2 would indeed be called “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” So it would be something . . .