‘Black Panther 2’ trailer, ‘Avengers’ movies revealed
SAN DIEGO — Bad news: Thanos probably won’t be at Comic-Con on Saturday night unless he’s an ambitious cosplayer. However, any other superhero or villain could show up when Marvel Studios enters Hall H for a deluge of news and announcements about its ever-expanding film and TV universe.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige is sure to bring cast, filmmakers, and big surprises to the first in-person Comic-Con in three years. The studio will likely feature titles from its upcoming Disney+ slate, including “She-Hulk” (streaming August 17), with Tatiana Maslany playing a lawyer who transforms into a big green powerhouse, and “Secret Invasion,” featuring Samuel L. Jackson as the returning Nick Fury.
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But of course the movies will get the most attention. The anticipated sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (in theaters November 11) is next, followed by “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” (February 17, 2023), “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” (5 May 2023) and “The Marvels” (July 28, 2023). Fans will also want to know about bigger plans, like who’s going to star in the “Fantastic Four” movie.
Here are all the live updates from the Marvel panel:
Ryan Coogler Pays Tribute to Chadwick Boseman and Teases New ‘Black Panther’
After a group of African musicians wake up the audience, “Wakanda Forever” director Ryan Coogler arrives to discuss the sequel. He honors “the late and great Chadwick Boseman” and mentions that although he is not there physically “his impact on this industry will be felt forever”. Coogler says the film “goes to new places in Wakanda that we’ve never seen before and new corners of the MCU” and also features rookie actors, including Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams (aka Ironheart) and Tenoch Huerta as Namor the submarine. “I’m from the neighborhood, and I wouldn’t be here without inclusion,” says an emotional Huerta. “There are children in their balaclavas, looking at us, dreaming of being here.”
Coogler also debuts the first trailer for “Wakanda Forever,” which catches up with returning characters after Boseman’s death of T’Challa, introduces Namor and the realm of Atlantis, and also teases someone in the Panther costume. Afterwards, the director shares an embrace with a tearful Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and others.
Marvel Announces ‘Fantastic Four’, ‘Avengers’ Films in Phase 6
Feige saved the best for last when announcing Phase 6. It will kick off with “Fantastic Four” (coming November 8, 2024) and end with “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” and “Avengers: Secret Wars.” This will conclude the MCU’s second major story, titled “The Multiverse Saga.”
James Gunn Releases ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Trailer
” ) and even a glimpse of baby Rocket. “That’s where I always intended to go” from the first “Guardians,” says Gunn, adding that the story is very much about Rocket being “the creature the saddest in the universe”. Also an interesting cast: Maria Bakalova, breakout from the “Borat” sequel, plays Cosmo the space dog. The panel is then smashed when High Evolutionary star (“Peacemaker” Chukwudi Iwuji) introduces himself into the crowd and takes the stage. “Call me, Sire,” he tells Gunn, his goal: “To take unevolved scum such as yourself and genetically upgrade you into something less objectionable.” So guessing she’s the new big bad.
Kang conquers Comic-Con with “Ant-Man and the WaQuantumania”
The new “Ant-Man” (which kicks off Phase 5) features a super trippy trailer featuring Paul Rudd’s shrinking superhero, a sneak peek at fan-favorite MODOK, and a cameo from Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. “There will be conquest,” Majors teases.
Disney+’s ‘She-Hulk’ and ‘Secret Invasion’ are getting trailers
‘She-Hulk’ star Tatiana Maslany takes the stage with a new trailer, which shows off the vibe of the upcoming legal comedy. “This show is very different, it has irreverent humor and She-hulk herself tries not to be a superhero, which is fun,” she says. Feige also shows a preview of “Secret Invasion,” a dark thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and shapeshifting Skrulls everywhere.
Phase 5 will include new ‘Captain America’ movie, ‘Daredevil’ series
Feige is rolling out the entire MCU Phase 5, which includes the new “Ant-Man” and “Guardians” movies, “Blade” (out November 2023) and an “Ironheart” series on Disney+. “In the spring of 2024, a ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ show brings back Charlie Cox’s Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin plus the movie ‘Captain America: New World Order’ with Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson as the new Cap. The phase will ends with “Thunderbolts. “
Marvel looks back on the last three years
Miss Minutes from “Loki” reminds us that we survived a “looping apocalypse” and introduces Kevin Feige. It flashes back three years when Shang-Chi, Kamala Khan, and a new Captain America were all first announced as part of Phase 4. “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” and the sequel to “Black Panther “end phase, all about resetting the universe,
Groot is getting his own Disney+ show
Debuting August 10, “I Am Groot” is a series of five shorts that fall at different points in the lovable Guardian of the Galaxy’s childhood. Executive producer Kirsten Lepore said she focused on “universal activities” like bath time, arts and crafts and dressing up, but wondered: “How can we make science fiction and really Groot?” (She found inspiration in her 3-year-old son.) As in the Marvel movies, Vin Diesel voices Groot, and Bradley Cooper reprises his role as Rocket’s best pal.
Marvel Animation previews the second season of “What If…?”
Marvel Studios’ Animation Department held its first Comic-Con panel on Friday, and the producers previewed Season 2 of “What If…?” from Disney+. (starring Jeffrey Wright as the Watcher), which arrives early next year and continues to play multiversal versions of Marvel Cinematic Universe favorites. The panel premiered a reimagining new episode “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” with Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell) taking on a brainwashed Steve Rogers in the Hydra Stomper armor.
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