Although Marvel has gained incredible popularity since 2008 thanks to its stream of connected movies, the company is starting to make a name for itself in the highly competitive world of television. Now, Marvel has announced that it will be highlighting its TV properties at the upcoming New York Comic-Con in October.
On Sept. 10, Marvel announced that it will be bringing an impressive showing of its TV shows to the big event in New York City, including live action shows “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones” as well as its animated series like “Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
On Friday, Oct. 9, fans will be treated to the world premiere of an all-new episode of ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 3 in a panel hosted by Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb. Those who attend that panel will also be get a chance to see advanced spoilers for two of Marvel’s Disney XD shows: “Spider-Man” and the new “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
The following day is when TV fans should really get excited as the studio promises more than it already delivered on its upcoming Netflix series “Jessica Jones.” As previously reported, the highly anticipated follow up to Marvel and the streaming giant’s 2015 hit “Daredevil” will drop 13 full episodes online on Nov. 20. The news came with an animated teaser trailer for the upcoming show about a former superhero who retires to become a private investigator. Now, Marvel says that the first footage for the show will debut at the event on Oct. 10.
“With so much of Marvel’s history rooted in New York City, it is only right for us to save our biggest reveals and announcements for New York Comic Con,” Loeb said in a statement. “Our fans are in for an awesome experience and will get a glimpse of things that no one on the planet will be able to see anywhere else.”
The showing for Marvel at Comic-Con will likely be a big moment for fans that were enamored with its cable TV shows as well as its darker and more adult Netflix series. The comic book giant has had a rocky relationship with the convention this year as it made the decision to remain absent from the flagship San Diego Comic-Con, opting instead to reveal a bevy of information about its upcoming movies at Disney's D23 Expo, according to CinemaBlend. While “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has been a staple at fan conventions for a couple years, this marks the first time that Marvel is attempting to package all of its television content in one big press-friendly showcase.
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