It probably goes without saying that we would like to see something from the new “Star Wars” movie. They’re shooting right now in England, so it may be difficult, but last year the entire cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy” made the trip, despite being knee-deep in the production process. The only reason I think it won’t happen is because the movie doesn’t come out until December 2015. There will be another SDCC before this movie is released, and they may decide to hold back any info until that years comic con. But you never know…
Avengers: Age of Ultron
This is the panel I’m most hoping will happen. Most of the production will be done or close to done by the time SDCC rolls around and that should allow for most of the cast and crew to come pimp this highly anticipated sequel. And if they want they can certainly bring some footage to show the crowd. Joss is a funny guy as is most of the cast, so this could be a real blast.
The other Marvel Movies
If there’s an “Avengers” panel, it will likely be part of a larger Marvel panel. And if so, my guess is they’ll bring some of the cast for “Guardians.” The movie will open at the beginning of August and this would be a good chance for one last promotional push. They may talk about “Ant-Man.” Most of the geek community is royally pissed about the departure of the very talented Edgar Wright and this could be a good chance to smooth things over, to introduce the new director and explain why we shouldn’t worry. I would also expect an announcement or two about their Phase 3 films.
This is the movie that kind of came out of nowhere for me and now it’s one of my most anticipated movies for next year. The cast is superb and I like the director. All of the teases have been fun and I know they’ve been shooting for a while. This would be a great time to unveil the plans for the new park.
I’d love to see Christopher Nolan at the Con, but to my recollection he’s never been there before. What better time than now to end his Comic-Con virginity. We know next to nothing about “Interstellar,” and a small tease or two certainly wouldn’t hurt.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Peter Jackson opted out of the Con last year, but with most of the work on this trilogy done, I wouldn’t be surprised if he shows up to give us a first look at the massive battle sequences he has planned for the next movie.
Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter
I expect that each show will be at SDCC. After a really slow start AoS really took off after the events of “Cap 2.” And I’m excited to see if they can maintain the current momentum. And I really liked the “Agent Carter” short film. It seems like it could be “Alias” set in the 40’s. That has great potential.