The annual San Diego Comic Con convention may have come and gone, but the big announcements and unexpected revelations from studios and publishers about new releases have geared up many fans’ expectations for the coming years!
Countless magical moments were unfolded all over downtown San Diego and we’ve rounded up the top seven announcements from the 50th San Diego Comic Con convention you need to know.
1. More diversity in Marvel’s Phase 4
Undoubtedly the biggest moment at Comic Con, the energy at Marvel’s Hall H panel on Saturday evening was through the roof, with the audience chanting “Russo! Russo!” as Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo took their seats.
Departing from Hall H’s traditional long table and name cards, Marvel president Kevin Feige took to the stage to end two years’ worth of speculation of the entire upcoming plans for Marvel’s fourth phase. And with a call for more diversity portrayed on the big screen by viewers worldwide, the next phase of the MCU has certainly raised hopes in that issue.
The next stage of Marvel Cinematic Universe will feature its very first deaf superhero with the cast of deaf actress Lauren Ridloff as superhero Makkari in The Eternals that’s set to be released in 2020. Meanwhile, Canadian-born-Chinese actor Simu Liu was given a role in Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings as MCU’s first Asian-American superhero.
The reflection of diversified cast by MCU does not stop there, with the revelation that shooting for the Batwoman TV series had begun, and fans can certainly anticipate Ruby Rose playing the role of the comic book’s first openly lesbian superhero. During the convention, Marvel also belatedly confirmed that Valkyrie, the female superhero introduced in Thor: Ragnarok, is indeed Marvel’s first openly LGBTQ superhero as bisexual.