Last year, Marvel Studios made waves when it announced it would not be attending San Diego Comic-Con. It was partly due to the timing of having no real footage or big announcements to unveil, as well as the fact that Disney’s big D23 Expo was held a few weeks later.
But fans can celebrate, as Marvel Studios is officially returning to SDCC 2016 and bringing a friend: . Director Scott Derrickson made the announcement on his Twitter this morning, much to the delight of true believers everywhere.
That should take care of the speculation as to whether or not Marvel Studios is officially done with SDCC. Clearly, this isn’t the case, and it’ll continue to own Saturday’s Hall H, provided there’s enough new material to make it worth it to fans and justify the cost of an appearance.
As for other things we can assume from the confirmation of Marvel Studios’ attendance this year? That Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch will be there, along with the rest of the panel. Considering Marvel showed up to SDCC two weeks into filming the first Guardians of the Galaxy, we can hazard a guess that James Gunn and co. will be heading to San Diego for . And this might be a bit of a long shot, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Marvel had a big casting announcement up its sleeve — like, say, Captain Marvel.
What else do you think we might see from the Marvel panel at SDCC 2016? Let me know in the comments!