SAN DIEGO — Marvel made a big comeback at Comic-Con on Saturday night, announcing two new “Avengers” movies and debuting the trailer for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” while building out the next two phases of the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel President Kevin Feige and a parade of stars and filmmakers showed off teased images and projects set to release through 2025 that will be part of the new “Multiverse Saga.”
The late Chadwick Boseman was celebrated by “Wakanda Forever” director Ryan Coogler (in theaters November 11), while Jonathan Majors teased his villainous role as Kang in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” (February 17). ) and director James Gunn previewed the end of his story as space misfits in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” (May 5).
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Here are the Marvel panel updates:
Ryan Coogler Pays Tribute to Chadwick Boseman and Releases First ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Trailer
After a group of African musicians woke up the audience, “Wakanda Forever” director Ryan Coogler arrived to discuss the sequel. He honored “the late and great Chadwick Boseman” and mentioned that although Boseman may not be 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 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 debuted the first trailer for “Wakanda Forever,” which catches up with returning characters after Boseman’s T’Challa dies, introduces Namor and the realm of Atlantis, and also teases someone in the Panther costume. . Afterwards, the director shared a hug with a tearful Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and others.
Marvel Announces ‘Fantastic Four’, Two ‘Avengers’ Movies 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” (May 2, 2025) and “Avengers: Secret Wars” (November 7, 2025). This will conclude the MCU’s second major story, titled “The Multiverse Saga.”
James Gunn Releases ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Trailer
Gunn teased a thrilling and dramatic ending to his trilogy with the first sequence, showing Zoe Saldana’s Gamora leading the Ravagers, Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord trying to reconnect with her, the debut of Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock (who was almost in “Vol. 2”) and even a glimpse of Baby Rocket. “That’s where I’ve always intended to go” since the first “Guardians,” Gunn says, adding that the story is very much about Rocket being “the saddest creature in the universe.” Casting also interesting: Maria Bakalova, escape from “Borat”, the sequel, plays Cosmo the space dog. The panel took place when High Evolutionary star (“Peacemaker” Chukwudi Iwuji) showed up in the crowd and took the stage. “Call me Sire,” he said to Gunn. take unevolved scum like you and genetically upgrade to something less objectionable.” So guessing he’s the new big bad.
Jonathan Majors’ Kang Conquers Comic-Con With ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’
The new “Ant-Man” (which kicks off Phase 5) finds Paul Rudd’s shrinking superhero having written a book. “He’s pretty self-satisfied in his role in saving the universe,” Rudd said. Director Peyton Reed has created a trippy “Quantumania” trailer with a glimpse of fan-favorite villain MODOK and a guest appearance from villainous 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 took to the stage with a new trailer, which showed 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 showed a preview of “Secret Invasion,” a dark thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and shape-shifting Skrulls everywhere.
Phase 5 will include new ‘Captain America’ movie, ‘Daredevil’ series
Feige has rolled out the entire MCU Phase 5, which includes the new “Ant-Man” and “Guardians” films, “Blade” (out Nov. 3, 2023), and an “Ironheart” series on Disney+. Spring 2024 brings an 18-episode “Daredevil: Born Again” show starring Charlie Cox’s Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin, as well as a “Captain America: New World Order” movie (May 3, 2024) starring Sam Wilson. ‘Anthony Mackie as the new Cap. The phase ends with “Thunderbolts” (July 26, 2024).
Marvel President Kevin Feige Reflects on the Last Three Years
Miss Minutes from “Loki” reminded us that we survived a “looping apocalypse” and features Kevin Feige. It rolled 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 ‘Black Panther’ sequel end the 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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