Comic-Con 2022: Every Major MCU and DC Announcement

By Jack McBryan Updated:
San Diego Comic-Con Major MCU and DC Announcements

The major panels for San Diego Comic-Con have concluded! Check down below for every announcement from Marvel and DC's Comic-Con.

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Every Marvel Animation Panel Announcement

Every DC Panel Announcement

Every Marvel Studios Panel Announcement

Marvel Animation Panel Announcements

Marvel Animation Panel Announcements
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Marvel Studios confirmed we will see our first looks at both Spider-Man: Freshman Year and X-Men '97. We are also expecting an update on the What If...? spin-off Marvel Zombies.

I am Groot First Trailer and Poster

The first trailer for the adorable I Am Groot shorts was released online after its debut at the Marvel Animation Panel. Comic-Con attendees were also shown the first episode, "Groot Takes a Bath," early, just says after one of the episodes, "Magnum Opus," began showing in select theaters.

Watch the first trailer for I am Groot here.

Spider-Man: Freshman Year

The first details were revealed for the Spider-Man: Freshman Year animated series. The panel delivered looks at new pictures, villains, friends, and even details about Season 2! Surprising fans, Peter Parker will begin his journey as Spider-Man with the help of Doctor Strange and Daredevil (voiced by the one and only Charlie Cox).

Spider-Man: Freshman Year will debut on Disney+ in 2024.

See the first photos and details Spider-Man: Freshman Year here.

What If... Season 2

Marvel Studios has announced that What If... Season 2 will debut sometime in early 2023 (a delay from the previously reported 2022 release date), with Season 3 already in the works. Panel attendees also got the chance to watch the first episode, "What If Captain Carter Fought The Hydra Stomper?,".and received confirmation Elizabeth Olsen will return as Scarlet Witch in the series

Read details about the What If...? Season 2 delay here!

Marvel Zombies

Marvel Zombies made a huge splash with the announcement that it would be rated TV-MA (the first Marvel Studios project to be rated as such). The show will officially include many Phase 4 faces in its undead survival crew, including Kate Bishop, Yelena, Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, and Jimmy Woo. There were also looks at zombified versions of Ikaris, Scarlet Witch, Captain Marvel, and more.

Marvel Zombies did not confirm an official release window. 

Read all of the Marvel Zombies Comic-Con details here!

X-Men '97

Marvel showed off new looks at the X-Men: The Animated Series follow-up, X-Men '97. The new show keeps the art style and characters of the original while adding new characters such as Sunspot, Cable, Bishop, and Nightcrawler. Marvel Studios also confirmed that a second season has already been green-lit.

X-Men '97 will debut in the fall of 2023.

See all the new pictures and details about X-Men '97 here!

Warner Bros. Theatrical Panel Announcements

WB DC Comic-Con 2022 Announcements
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The DC Comic-Con panel delivered new on Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam, but sadly disappointed on rumors of Henry Cavill's Superman news.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

The official trailer for Shazam! Fury of the Gods debuted at Warner Bros.' San Diego Comic-Con panel offering the first look at the DC sequel. Zachary Levi's Shazam references Justice League heroes such as Ben Affleck's Batman, Ezra Miller's Flash, and Jason Mamoa's Aquaman, with previous footage to highlight each.

Watch the full trailer for Shazam 2 here!

Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson had an electric Black Adam panel at Comic-Con! The Rock showed off more footage of Black Adam on Twitter and confirmed his anti-hero spin-off will “usher in a new era in the DC universe.”.

Viola Davis' Amanda Waller, who previously made a cameo appearance in Peacemaker, was also confirmed to appear in Black Adam.

Read what The Rock said about the future of the DCEU here.

Marvel Studios Mega Panel Announcements

Marvel Studios Comic-Con 2022 Announcements
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Marvel's Hall H panel at Comic-Con has now concluded and there were plenty of surprises! Read to get up to date with all the latest MCU news on Phase 4, 5, 6, and the Multiverse Saga.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania

A new poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania revealed the first looks at Ant-Man, Wasp, and Cassie Lang's Stinger! Additionally, this poster includes the first peak at Jonathan Majors' villainous Kang the Conquerer.

Take a look at the new Kang poster and our analysis here.

Footage from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was shown to attendees at Comic-Con. 

Read a description of the first Ant-Man 3 footage here.

Captain America: New World Order

Captain America 4 has finally gotten an official title: Captain America: New World Order. Anthony Mackie will star as Sam Wilson in the newest entry in the franchise, carrying on the mantle from Chris Evans' Steve Rogers.

Read all about Captain America: New World Order here.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Tatiana Maslany's She-Hulk: Attorney at Law received its second trailer at Comic-Con.

Watch the new She-Hulk trailer here.

Among many things, the trailer confirms the return of Charlie Cox's Daredevil in the series.

Take a deeper dive into Daredevil's brand-new suit here.


Kevin Feige officially announced Thunderbolts, a team-up movie featuring some notable villains of the franchise. The film will debut on July 26, 2024. The Thunderbolts movie will mark the end of Marvel Studios' Phase 5.

Read more about Thunderbolts ending Phase 5 here.

Daredevil: Born Again

At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Marvel Studios announced that Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio will be returning to their roles of Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk for a new Disney+ series, Daredevil: Born Again, which will have 18 episodes.

Read more about Daredevil: Born Again here.

Agatha: Coven of Chaos

During Marvel Studios' Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, the studio announced that the WandaVision spin-off, AgathaHouse of Harkness, was renamed Agatha: Coven of Chaos.

Read more about why the WandaVision spin-off had its name changed here.

Loki Season 2

The second season of Loki on Disney+ is set to release sometime in summer 2023 as part of the MCU's Phase 5.

Read more about Loki Season 2 here.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Marvel Studios premiered footage from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 at San Diego Comic-Con which offered new details of Gamora's return and the villainous High Evolutionary. Director James Gunn also delivered two exciting casting confirmations.

Read a description of the Guardians 3 footage here.

Fantastic Four

Marvel Studios officially announced that Fantastic Four is set to be released in theaters on November 8, 2024.  

More info on Fantastic Four and the new title card for the movie can be found here.

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars

As a part of the Marvel Studios' San Diego Comic-Con Hall-H panel, the super-powered giant revealed the titles and release dates for both Avengers 5 and 6The two films were unveiled to be titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, with both scheduled for 2025 to culminate the Multiverse Saga

Read all about the two newly-announced Avengers movies here.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Ryan Coogler and the full cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever took the stage at Comic-Con to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman and reveal exciting new details about the movie. The first trailer for the sequel also debuted online.

Watch the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever here!

MCU Phase 5 Calendar

Kevin Feige took the stage to talk about the next phase of the MCU, Phase 5. It will begin with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania on February 17, 2023, and end with the newly announced Thunderbolts on July 26, 2024.

Read the full MCU Phase 5 schedule here!

MCU Phase 6 Calendar

Shocking fans, Kevin Feige went on to announce the final phase of the Multiverse Sage, Phase 6.  It will begin with Fantastic Four on November 8, 2024, and end with Avengers: Secret Wars on November 7, 2025.

See the full Phase 6 schedule here, including all the announced and unannounced titles.

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