MCU: The 10 Biggest Disappointments At The Comic-Con Panel, According To Reddit

Superproducer Kevin Feige cleared up a lot of confusion that has been surrounding Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at 2022's San Diego Comic-Con, including that Phases 4, 5, and 6 make up The Multiverse Saga. However, not only were things cleared up but MCU fans have more reasons to be excited than ever before. Between two Avengers movies, a Fantastic 4 release date, and an 18-episode Daredevil series, there's so much to be giddy about.

Unfortunately, there'll always be a pocket of disappointed fans that didn't get what they had hoped for. Whether it's the current state of a Marvel Halloween special, how brief each upcoming phase is, or the lack of a certain group of mutants, Redditors were left wanting much more after the Marvel panel had wrapped.


No Werewolf By Night Update

While a lot of fans had high expectations about some of Marvel Studios' newly acquired properties that once belonged to 20th Century Fox, Blackbutterfree was one of the few on the edge of their seat waiting for Werewolf By Night. While the property may have gone under the radar due to other much bigger series, Composer Michael Giacchino has been attached to direct a Werewolf By Night Halloween special for quite some time.

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The Redditor notes, "I'm genuinely shocked we didn't get any information on Werewolf by Night." While Disney is one of the best at building hype around their releases, it seems like the studio has neglected this one. However, as The Guardians Christmas Special also didn't get a mention at the panel, Disney might have some other kind of marketing campaign for its one-off specials.

The Phases Are Under Two Years

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While it took 11 years from when the studio first released 2008's Iron Man to when The Infinity Saga concluded with Avengers: Endgame in 2019, The Multiverse Saga is going to wrap up in less than half the time. Not only is Phase 4 almost over, but Phase 5 is barely longer than 1.5 years, and Phase 6 lasts for less than a year. Phase 6's first movie, Fantastic 4, will be released on November 8, 2024, and the last movie, Avengers: Secret Wars, will be released on November 7, 2025.

Spartan8907 asks the fan community, "Is anyone else a little shocked that all of these phases will be under 2 years long?" However, it isn't as bad as it seems, as there are just as many releases as there were in The Infinity Saga, they'll just be released in much quicker succession.

No World War Hulk Announcement

World War Hulk MCU Movie Rumors

Most fans' disappointments are logical given that they're relating to movies that they know are in development, but UBeleeDisTheFifth had a lot of faith in hearing about World War Hulk. The World War Hulk's development was rumored earlier in the year, but it's extremely unlikely that it'll ever happen at this point with the MCU Bruce Banner.

The Redditor comments, "Where's World War Hulk?! Was rumored to happen, the date was speculated to be the last 2024 film." The film could still happen, but it'd have to happen to a Hulk from a different universe. But even then, the franchise has already heavily borrowed from the Planet Hulk comic book storyline with Thor: Ragnarok.

No X-Men Announcement

Patrick Stewart as Professor X wearing green suit and in large yellow chair in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

While he is always open to fans speculating, Feige isn't a big fan of rumors, and he's always quick to shut them down when he can. And that's why it comes as a surprise that he didn't announce anything relating to X-Men, as there are so many rumors out there. Whether it's casting, the movie title, the release date, or anything else, Feige and the studio were shockingly quiet on the X-Men front.

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SoCalThrowAway7 is one of the most disappointed, noting, "Was hoping they'd announce something MCU X-Men." However, the X-Men might not appear until Phase 7 after The Multiverse Saga has come to an end. And in that respect, delivering some news about the mutants four years before fans might potentially see them is a little premature.

The Studio Has Already Spoiled Kang Dynasty

Not only were 12 Phase 5 movies and shows announced at the panel, but Feige shockingly straight-up announced the titles and release dates of not one but two Avengers movies in Phase 6. It's especially surprising especially given that nobody knows which superheroes the team is made up of at this point.

However, while that's enough news to make any giddy Marvel fan ecstatic, Novawinq believes that by announcing their release dates, which are just six months apart, the studio ruined the ending of The Kang Dynasty, the first of the two films. The Redditor complains, "Secret Wars is way too early. Gotta mean the Avengers lose to Kang during the first one, ala Infinity War."

No Moon Knight Season 2

Moon Knight Mr. Knight Steven Oscar Isaac

Moon Knight was one of the most interesting MCU Disney+ series, and it introduced the world to one of the most unique characters in the Marvel universe too. And just as is the case with all the other Disney+ shows, it's assumed to be Moon Knight's induction into the MCU, but that might not be the case. Marvel has yet to confirm season 2, which Hoenndex was waiting to hear about in San Diego.

The Redditor asks, "No Moon Knight sequel? Is he not going to show up again?" Steven Grant is one of Oscar Isaac's best characters, but the actor also only signed on for one project, which is almost unprecedented for Marvel Studios. The studio generally signs multi-movie deals with actors, and though it's unlikely, the Isaac-starring superhero series might have been one-and-done.

No Eternals 2 Announcement

Harry Styles as Eros in Eternals

BelovedApple is gutted that Eternals 2 wasn't unveiled at the event. The Redditor posits, "Guess Eternals is abandoned then. I know it was not highly reviewed or received but I enjoyed it." While the film was overwhelmingly negatively received and is by far the lowest-rated MCU movie on Rotten Tomatoes, the Redditor is not alone in wanting more Eternals-related releases.

Before Comic-Con started, fans predicted an Eternals 2 or Eros spin-off, but neither happened. Though an Eros spin-off sounds like a ridiculously specific and unrealistic prediction, Marvel cast Harry Styles in the role, and no studio shelves talent like that.

No Armor Wars Update

Don Cheadle as War Machine in Endgame

Armor Wars is an upcoming Disney+ series that's currently in development, or at least it was. The show going without so much as a passing comment at the Comic-Con panel has Mateogg not only disappointed but worried.

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When considering the prospect that the project has been canned, the Redditor begs, "Please no, it's the one I was looking forward to the most." The series, which focuses on War Machine, was announced alongside Secret Invasion and Ironheart, both of which were mentioned at the panel. However, there's no need to worry, as showrunner Yassir Laster confirmed Armor Wars is still moving forward.

No Deadpool News

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Audiences have been waiting for the Merc with the Mouth's return for a long time now, and some even expected to see him in Doctor Strange 2. Nothing made MCU fans giddier than the prospect of any Deadpool 3 news whatsoever. Whether it was as big as Ryan Reynolds walking on stage with Hugh Jackman or as little as a release date, every fan was expecting something.

But the panel came and went without so much as a whisper of Deadpool's name. Zachalt is one of the most disappointed, noting, "No Deadpool news is disappointing. If we don't get anything at D23 I'll be upset." Marvel is saving their biggest announcements for their convention, D23, and, likely, both MCU and X-Men fans will finally get what they've been waiting years for.

No Shang-Chi 2 Announcement

Simu Liu in Shang-Chi

Most fans would agree that the MCU's Phase 4 has been hit or miss, but one of its biggest hits was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. A lot of people, including Ubliznabu, were hoping to see Shang-Chi 2 on one of the phase's visual timelines.

The Redditor comments, "I really wanted to see a Shang-Chi announcement. They already said the sequel was greenlit, so hope that’s still the case." The movie is officially in development, and even Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu has his own ideas for the sequel. There isn't a need to worry, as it's most likely one of the eight unannounced Phase 6 movies.

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