San Diego Comedian-Con has lengthy been seen because the king of all conventions, however lately we’ve seen some main rivals crop up. Particularly, each different yr Disney celebrates all issues Disney with their D23 Expo; and now that the Star Wars franchise is again in full swing, Star Wars Celebration has turn out to be a significant annual occasion. It makes you marvel if a complete conference devoted to all issues associated to Marvel could possibly be a factor – and apparently it is an concept that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige thinks would work:
Over time there have been discussions about that. I feel what we attempt to do sometimes in San Diego we’re very pleased with and suppose is a enjoyable custom. That being stated, I feel [Star Wars] Celebration is fairly superb. I have been to a couple Celebrations and the thought of doing one thing like that… I feel we’ve sufficient content material, and sufficient followers, and sufficient concepts that we might simply do one thing like that, I am simply unsure the place or when.
Kevin Feige has been on the interview circuit as of late in promotion of the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, and it was throughout a dialog with Fandango that the topic of a Marvel-centric fan conference was raised. The manager/producer acknowledged that the reporter wasn’t the primary to give you the thought, and he defined that it’s one thing he could be fascinated by pursuing. That being stated, should you had been to ask him when it might come collectively or the place it might be held, you’d most likely get little greater than a shrug.
If you consider all the Marvel model, Kevin Feige’s assertion about having “sufficient content material” is arguably a severe understatement. Feige has spent the final 10 years turning Marvel Studios into arguably the most well-liked facet of the company, however this can be a firm that goes again 78 years. If the aim is to fill a conference middle with a various quantity of content material for each type of fan, there’s not solely blockbusters, however live-action TV present, comics, cartoons, motion figures, costumes, props and a lot extra.
Frankly, it might be superb to see Marvel create its personal devoted conference, although as Kevin Feige factors out, the large battle is with San Diego Comic-Con. Marvel Studios classically brings an enormous present to Saturday night time on the occasion yearly, to not point out all kinds of comedian guide panels all through the week, so that you’d must marvel how that relationship could change issues. There’s already a biennial conflict that occurs with the D23 Expo, the place Marvel Studios always has a presence, and the establishment would certainly solely be challenged additional by a further occasion.
As a life-long Marvel fan, I might personally like to see this come collectively sometime – however what do you suppose? For those who had the chance, would you make a pilgrimage to a Marvel-only fan conference? Reply our ballot beneath, and hit the feedback part together with your ideas on the matter!