Marvel Studios is holding a special press event today at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST. While the topic of the event has been kept very secret, it seems fans will NOT be disappointed.
Marvel has scheduled a special press event for today and while next to none of us can be there, Marvel has made sure we won't miss out by providing a Live Blog via their website (click here to go to the live blog). Marvel typically only runs these sorts of live blogs at various Comic Cons at which big announcements are made, so this is a possible indicator of some pretty big announcements forthcoming. The following tweet, from Collider's Steven Weintraub, who has a great relationship with the studio, doesn't hurt that perception at all:
can't say why because I won't spoil it, but I'm now a lot more excited for tomorrow's Marvel event. Think it's going to be a fun morning.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) October 28, 2014
While a lot of folks expect this to be the official unveiling of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange (a story that broke yesterday) Weintraub's tweet makes me think we'll see more than that.
It's not even a given that Cumberbatch's casting will be made official by that time anyway. I have no reason to guess, but I think Marvel will unveil some information about it's upcoming Phase 3 films, including Doctor Strange, Captain America: Fallen Son (if the rumors are to be believed), Thor 3 and possibly some news about films for any of the following properties: Black Panther, Captain Marvel and The Inhumans. It's my belief that Marvel will beat DC to the female superhero punch and release a Captain Marvel film ahead of Wonder Woman.
Other opinions about the nature of the event range from Marvel Studios announcing a deal with Sony concerning the rights to Spider-Man to a full reveal of Marvel's upcoming film slate through 2019. While I don't expect either of those, it isn't because they wouldn't be awesome. T-minus 4 hours and 58 minutes until we find out!
Whatever the case, check back here this afternoon for a complete breakdown of the news!