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Photo: Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2018

The Russo Brothers Tease Potential Major Marvel Reveal at Comic-Con

Few directors love to tease fan expectations quite as much as the Russo Brothers. They are on par with J.J. Abrams, another lover of the misdirection and the outright tease, and they’ve just about mastered it. In a new, cryptic tweet, the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame directors have teased their upcoming trip to San Diego’s Comic-Con. With Marvel once again claiming time at SDCC’s vaunted Hall H, there’s plenty of reason to suspect the Russos will be revealing something major. This tweet only increases that likelihood.

So yeah, there’s not a ton to go on here, but it’s worth taking this tweet apart. The text tells us the date that the Russos will be at Comic-Con—on July 19, 2019 (next Friday). The audio is from past Russo Brothers panels at Con. And this isn’t just any audio, but specifically from their visit to SDCC in 2017, when Joe Russo told the Hall H crowd that he was about to show them some footage—it was from Avengers: Infinity War. 

Considering the Russos are headed back to Hall H, the very place where Kevin Feige once told Cinemablend that Marvel would only book the colossal venue when Marvel had “a lot of stuff to talk about or reveal,” there’s a reason to be very intrigued here. Perhaps the Russos are teasing the Black Widow prequel. Maybe they’ll show some footage from Black Widow and tease The Eternals. Maybe we’ll get some news about The Asguardians of the Galaxy—the Thor + Guardians film. Whatever it is, it’ll almost definitely point us in the direction of Marvel’s Phase 4, which we’re now officially in with Spider-Man: Far From Home in theaters (it was the last film in Phase 3).

We’ll know more once SDCC begins next week. For now, we’ll just have to speculate.

Featured image: L to R: Director Joe Russo, Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Director Anthony Russo. Photo: Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2018

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