3 wild predictions for the Marvel panel

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will headline a presentation in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con in 2022, and fans have high expectations for this panel. Feige will likely preview upcoming projects already announced as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3and She-Hulk: Lawyer. And we have a few predictions that may sound too good to be true, but Marvel has always been full of surprises, especially when it comes to SDCC.

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Prediction #1: ‘Fantastic Four’ Cast Appears at Marvel’s Comic-Con Panel

The only Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 4 movie for which we don’t have a release date, director, writer, or cast is The Fantastic Four. And we hope Marvel changes that at Comic-Con 2022.

Spider-Man: No Coming Home director Jon Watts was previously tied to the project but walked away from it in April 2022. And after that announcement, fans only heard rumors regarding the MCU’s take on the Fantastic Four. Over the past few weeks, alleged “leaks” have tied some actors to roles in the upcoming film, but Marvel has yet to confirm any casting news.

Maybe Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige are waiting for Comic-Con to unveil the The Fantastic Four cast, director and release date. It may be a shot in the dark, but crazier things have happened at SDCC.

Prediction #2: Kevin Feige Announces That Hugh Jackman Will Appear in ‘Deadpool 3’

Now, that prediction is just wishful thinking. Hugh Jackman has claimed he retired from playing Wolverine on the big screen, but how many times has Tom Brady ‘retired’ and come back? We, and many MCU fans, think there’s a chance that Jackman will resume his x-men role in Dead Pool 3. And maybe Marvel will announce that casting news at Comic-Con.

Adding some fuel to this theory is the fact that Disney+ has added dead Pool, Deadpool 2and Logan at Disney+ on Friday, July 22, which is a day before Marvel’s big SDCC panel. It might just be a coincidence, but those don’t seem to exist in the MCU.

Now that Deadpool is part of the MCU and Marvel has recently teased mutants in the Ms. Marvel finale, maybe fans will learn more about Dead Pool 3 and the future of the X-Men at Comic-Con. And hopefully that includes the return of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

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Prediction #3: Elizabeth Olsen appears at Comic-Con to announce a Scarlet Witch movie

Our third prediction is probably the most plausible of this list. We think Marvel could announce a Scarlet Witch solo movie at Comic-Con, and of course Elizabeth Olsen should be there if that were to happen.

Fans have long pleaded for Wanda Maximoff to get a movie. And after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, she fully deserves to be the star of her own film. There’s a reason the strange doctor suite only implicit that Wanda sacrificed her life. We’ve never seen a body, so chances are Olsen has a bright future in the MCU.

Marvel’s Comic-Con panel takes place Saturday, July 23 from 5-6 p.m. PT, so check back here on Showbiz Cheat Sheet for live updates. Two members of our team – Katie Maloney and Julia Odom – attend the event and keep up to date with all SDCC happenings.

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