Surprising no one, Marvel has confirmed it will present Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier at Comic-Con International, while Sony will preview The Amazing Spider-Man 2, along with RoboCop and the animated Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.
Deadline notes that studio President Kevin Feige is the only listed panelist for Marvel’s July 20 Hall H presentation, there’s the promise of “many special guests.” Considering the venue has been used in previous years to introduce the cast of The Avengers, premiere director Edgar Wright’s fabled Ant-Man test footage and officially announce Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems likely the studio will take this opportunity to cement some of its Phase Three plans. Expect news on Doctor Strange, and perhaps another name or two to pair with those 2016 and 2017 release dates.
And don’t forget Big Hero 6, Disney’s first animated Marvel film, as well as the promised “Marvel One-Shot” short featuring Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter.
Sony, however, is far less secretive about its plans: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb will be joined July 19 by stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan. It will mark the second Comic-Con appearance for Garfield, who won over many skeptical fans in 2011 when he memorably appeared in the audience for the first film’s panel dressed in a store-bought Spider-Man costume. Breathless and with a quivering voice, the actor stepped up to the Q&A microphone to deliver a heartfelt speech about what the character meant to him as a child.
The studio will also bring Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, and actors Anna Faris and Terry Crews, as well as RoboCop director Jose Padilha and stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson.