‘What If…?’, ‘Spider-Man’ and more: These were Marvel’s animation announcements at Comic-Con 2022

Go that Marvel Studios kicked off with everything during San Diego Comic-Con 2022. After almost three years, this event – ​​the largest and most important in terms of pop culture worldwide – returned to normal and of course the so-called ‘house of ideas’ had to release some surprises. And to begin with, they decided to release some details of their animated seriesstarting with I Am Groot.

We already knew that a production inspired by this great character from Guardians of the Galaxy was coming. However, after much waiting, We finally have the first look at the five shorts coming to Disney+ on August 10 and it is wonderful. As if this wasn’t enough, they also revealed that Five other short films will soon hit the Mickey Mouse house platformso we will have a lot of Groot adventures for a while.

Marvel released the first details of ‘Spider-Man: Freshman Year’

If you are fans of Spider-Man, we have excellent news for you. Marvel Studios continued their participation at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 confirming that Freshmen Year, the new animated series of the arachnid hero will premiere on Disney + until 2024 and that they are working on another production called Spider-Man: Sophomore Yearwhich will serve as a second season and it is not yet known when it will arrive at Disney +. But yes, they made up for all the time we will wait to see these adventures by showing the conceptual arts of the protagonists of this story.

Peter Parker, Harry and Norman Osborn, Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Scorpion, Speed ​​Demon and Tarantula They will be some of the characters that will appear in the episodes of this series. As if this were not enough, they announced with great fanfare that Daredevil will fight alongside Spidey and Charlie Cox himself will lend his voice to this version of Matt Murdock.

Official logo of ‘Spider-Man: Freshman Year’/Photo: Marvel Studios

What If…? will return with a second season to Disney + and they are already working on the next one

Almost when the episodes finished premiering, The rumor arose that Marvel Studios already had the second season of What If…? At that time there was nothing clear, the only clue was the one given by the writer of the animated series, AC Bradley, who said through his social networks that they would return in 2022, although the return of this production was not officially confirmed… until now.

During one of Marvel’s first panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, they revealed what everyone was waiting for: this animation will return, although we will have to wait a while to see the new episodes. But not only that, they also released some details of the multiversal stories that they will present us on this occasion and that will connect with the vast majority of the projects of phase 4 of the MCU.

Here is the spectacular trailer for 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'
Dr. Strange and Strange Supreme in ‘What If…?’/ Photo: Marvel Studios

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Regarding the plots and according to various sources present at the convention, Marvel Studios revealed that they will focus a story of Hela, Odin facing the Mandarin, Captain Carter meeting the Winter Soldier and Tony Stark in Sakaar on the planet Sakaar with Valkyrie and Hulk. So hang on, because epic crossovers are coming.

The second season of What If…? coming to Disney+ at the beginning of 2023 and without a doubt, he paints to break it again with these alternate stories of our favorite Marvel characters. But this was not the only thing they announced, since confirmed that they are working on the third season of this seriesalthough we have to wait for more details about it.

AMarvel launches the trailer for 'What If...?', its new series on Disney +
Captain Carter in the first season of ‘What If…?’/Photo: Marvel Studios

More information on Marvel Zombies and the characters also arrives

Continuing with the animation, Marvel Studios’ mere mere also announced that Marvel Zombies is on the way and will be rated TV-MA (that is, it will be for an adult audience). But in addition to this, they confirmed that the characters that will have their zombie versions in this series will be the following: Ghost, Abomination, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Okoye Captain America, Jimmy Woo, Kate Bishop, Yelena, Shang Chi and Ms Marvel.

Although there is no official release date, they revealed that Marvel Zombies will premiere until 2024 on Disney +. And without a doubt, it is one of the projects that old school fans are looking forward to, because it will have a more adult and horror tone that will surely leave many on the edge of their seats.

These were the Marvel animation announcements at Comic-Con 2022
The zombie version of Iron-Man in ‘What If…?’/Photo: Marvel Studios

‘X-Men 97’ will be with us for a long time

Last but not least, Marvel Studios closed the animation panel at San Diego Comic-Con by releasing information about X Men 97, the series that will continue the adventures of the mutants that many of us grew up with. To give you an idea, in addition to the classic team that we all know, they announced that great characters like Sunspot, Cable, Bishop and Nightcrawler.

Furthermore, they mentioned that Magneto will be the leader of the X-Men in these new episodes. To close with a flourish, they revealed that the animated series will premiere on Disney+ in the fall of 2023 and that the platform has already given the green light for a second season. So if you missed Wolverine and company, don’t worry, they’ll be with us for a while.

'What If...?', 'Spider-Man' and more: These were Marvel's animation announcements at Comic-Con 2022
The official logo of ‘X-men 97’/Photo: Marvel Studios

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‘What If…?’, ‘Spider-Man’ and more: These were Marvel’s animation announcements at Comic-Con 2022