Last year around this time, there was a divide online about whether or not Marvel should be ditching San Diego Comic-Con. The reasoning was Disney’s upcoming D23 Expo that allowed Marvel to control the setting, security, and what was shown. Even though the larger part of the MCU was absent from SDCC, we still had a presence as usual from Marvel Television that included panels for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. Recently we have learned that Marvel will be attending this year and offered up some potential announcements for the movie side. Now we already know that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will show a teaser and recent rumblings point to a preview for Luke Cage being shown as well. Marvel has now made Luke Cage‘s presence official and more with the following press release.
Attention Marvel fans! Your favorite stars from Marvel Television are taking over San Diego Comic-Con. Join us for must-see panels featuring first look footage, exclusive signing events and an inside look into the world of Marvel.
The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21st, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session. Moderated by Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer), The Netflix Original Series: Marvel’s Luke Cage panel will feature the first ever appearance of the star-studded cast including fan-favorite Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Simone Missick, Frank Whaley and showrunner and Executive Producer, Cheo Hodari Coker. This panel promises to deliver exclusive updates on the latest Marvel Television and Netflix series that fans won’t want to miss. Follow @lukecage on Twitter and #lukecage for the latest.
Then, on Friday, July 22nd, join us for the Marvel Television Presents: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel where Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer) the showrunners and cast will bring fans the latest news and a few surprises about season 4 of the hit series! Follow @AgentsofShield on Twitter and use #AgentsofShield.
On Saturday July 23rd, you won’t want to miss the Marvel Animation Presents panel with Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment,) Eric Radomski (SVP, Production and Creative Director – Marvel Animation) and Stephen Wacker (VP, Current Series & Development – Marvel Animation Studios), as they debut exclusive sneak peeks from upcoming episodes, share scoop on exciting new projects in development and bring along some special guests that have secretly RSVP’d!
You’ll also have a chance to meet the stars of your favorite Marvel Television series and get an exclusive poster at signing events at the Marvel booth (#2329) throughout the weekend.
MARVEL TELEVISION SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, JULY 21: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Signing Event 3:15 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329) Cast attending: Mike Colter, Alfre Woodward, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, Simone Missick, Cheo Hodari Coker (EP), Jeph Loeb (EP).
The Netflix Original Series: Marvel’s Luke Cage — Panel Session 5:45 – 6:45 PM -Ballroom 20 The first-ever appearance of the Marvel’s Luke Cage cast!
FRIDAY, JULY 22 Marvel Television Presents: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — Panel Session 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM -Ballroom 20 Join the cast and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Signing Event 4:30 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329) Cast Attending: Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain de Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Jed Whedon (EP), Maurissa Tancharoen (EP), Jeff Bell (EP), Jeph Loeb (EP).
SATURDAY, JULY 23 Marvel Animation Presents – Panel Session 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM -Room 6A Go behind-the-scenes into the world of Marvel Animation!
Please note that both signings are ticketed events and passes will be available on a first-come, first-served lottery basis beginning at 9:30 AM on Thursday, July 21 at Marvel Booth (#2329).
Stay tuned to www.marvel.com for all the breaking news from Marvel Television at Comic Con International in San Diego. Follow @Marvel on Twitter and “like” Marvel on Facebook for minute-by-minute updates on all things in the MCU. Join the conversation using #MarvelSDCC.
Marvel has yet to announce the schedule for the panels for Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but this is a good start. Hopefully we will get our first real trailer for Luke Cage along with some potential casting and story points for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from these panels. Let us know if you will be attending any of the panels and are excited for Marvel TV to be at SDCC in the comments below!