SDCC 2017: A Guide to Everything Marvel at Comic-Con

Brian Linder
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[Update:] And that’s a wrap on Comic-Con 2017! Here are some of FANDOM’s Marvel highlights from the show:

[Original article:] Comic-Con 2017 is nearly here! And while details are still trickling in, it’s safe to say that fans of Marvel movies, TV shows, and comics can look forward to one of the most epic convention’s ever. Here’s a look at everything Marvel happening at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is invading Comic-Con with Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and more.

While only a few details are have been confirmed at this point, it’s evident that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be taking Comic-Con by storm! Thor: Ragnarok will be presented in a momentous Hall H panel that features the already confirmed Tessa Thompson (aka Valkyrie) and a variety of to-be-confirmed guests that may include Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and more! We’ll surely get an extended look at the film ahead of its November release, too.

Marvel Studios is also expected to blow the roof off of Hall H with a Black Panther panel. We’re still waiting to hear about specific guests, but any assortment of talent from the film’s outstanding cast would make for a crowd-pleasing spectacle. And there’s sure to be footage screened for the anticipated release.

Beyond that, fans can look for a sneak peek at the cinematic crossover, Avengers: Infinity War. And we could get a first look at pre-production work being done on next year’s Ant-Man and The Wasp. And maybe a few more surprises and announcements about future films.

We’ll update this section in the coming days, as there’s more confirmation of MCU developments at Comic-Con.

Netflix and Marvel are bringing the street-level heroics of The Defenders to SDCC.

The cast of Marvel's The Defenders.

On Friday, Marvel’s The Defenders will be taking to the Hall H stage at 5:15PM. You can expect stars Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Finn Jones (Iron Fist) to give a glimpse of what’s coming in the street-level superhero team-up series.

Marvel says fans can expect “guest stars galore,” so this could be as exciting as Marvel’s big-screen panel depending on what’s revealed. Sigourney Weaver is the villain in The Defenders, and she’s not on the officially announced list, but maybe she’ll turn up. Don’t forget that Netflix also has The Punisher series on deck, so this tease could be related to that as well. And then there’s the anticipated second seasons of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage which are already in production — we could get previews for each of them.

Inhumans, Marvel’s newest primetime series, is coming to Comic-Con.

Lockjaw won't appear at Comic-Con, but the rest of the Inhumans cast will.

On Thursday, look for Marvel’s upcoming Inhumans TV series to hit the Comic-Con stage. At 6:15 PM in Ballroom 20, the main cast and showrunners of the primetime ABC series are expected to appear. There’s been some split reactions to what we’ve seen so far, so expect Marvel to try to blow fans away with a great panel experience. Unfortunately, we don’t THINK there’s a way for them to bring out Lockjaw — the giant CG dog that’s already the best thing about the series.

Marvel’s other ABC primetime series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., won’t be at Comic-Con for the first time in years, leaving some fans to speculate that this season is the last lap for the OG Marvel TV series.

Legion fans can expect Marvel and FX to bring a solid Season 2 preview to Comic-Con.

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Dan Stevens in Legion

Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, was a breakout hit on FX last season. Now, Legion Season 2 is getting a prime Ballroom 20 slot at Comic-Con on Thursday from 5PM-6PM.

Legion is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who grew up believing himself to be schizophrenic, only to discover he is something more than human. In fact, David could be the most powerful mutant who ever lived.

Stevens will be there alongside creator Noah Hawley, and fellow Executive Producers John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner and Jeph Loeb. Series stars Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder are also expected to appear.

The Gifted is Marvel’s new primetime FOX series, and they’re going big at Comic-Con.

The Gifted is coming this Fall to FOX and the network is sparing no expense to make fans aware of the series at Comic-Con. Fans will notice the iconic San Diego trolley’s wrapped in Gifted promo art. And, of course, there will be a panel.

On Friday, The Gifted panel will give fans a first look at the new X-Men-ish series — it’s 3:45 PM in Ballroom 20. The series tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary life is turned upside-down by the discovery that their children are mutants.

The cast and showrunners will take the stage to preview the upcoming show. Look for Bryan Singer to make an appearance alongside Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb.

The Gifted cast list is extensive, but only Sean Teale and Natalie Alyn Lind are confirmed at this time. There’s sure to be plenty of footage, too. Stay tuned!

Marvel Animation Comic-Con panels will be LEGIT as always.

Marvel Animation is always part of Comic-Con in a big way and this year is no exception.

On Saturday (12:30PM-1:30PM, Room 6A), Marvel is giving fans a never-before-seen peek at what they have in store for the animated medium. There will definitely be surprises, so get there if it’s your thing.

Marvel’s Spider-Man, coming soon to Disney XD, is getting its own panel (Sunday, 10:15AM-11:15AM, Room 6A). Most importantly, Spider-fans are going to be treated to the world premiere of this newest Marvel Animation series.

Look for even more Marvel on the Comic-Con show floor.

Marvel's booth on the Comic-Con show floor.

Fans who love Marvel can look for more awesomeness on the show floor at booth 2329. In the past, Marvel has had a stage where they’ve brought out talent from all of their movies and TV shows for interviews throughout the show. We’re not expecting this year to be any different.

They’re also likely to do fun fan-friendly programming blocks like cosplay contest and giveaways. If you’re a serious Marvel fan get there and grab a spot early.

Brian Linder
Brian is a Sr. Content Producer at FANDOM. He's been on the fan-media scene since dial-up. Arriving at FANDOM via IGN, Brian was a founding editor at early Star Wars fansite TheForce.net and co-created the movie site, FilmForce, acquired by IGN in 2006. He's a fan of space operas and superheroes.
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