Marvel Studios Recap From San Diego Comic Con
Once again Marvel proves why they are the uncrowned king of San Diego Comic Con. Huge Marvel announcements came out of Hall H all weekend. And one of the biggest was the announcement of Brie Larson being officially cast as Captain Marvel. The Academy Award winning actress was rumored to be in the running for the lead role a few months ago, but the Hall H announcement finally makes it official.
The Black Panther movie finally revealed which characters will officially be in the film. Black Panther will be directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed & Fruitvale Station) and will star Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther. Michael B. Jordan (who worked with Coogler on both Creed and Fruitvale Station) will be playing the role of the villain, Erik Killmonger. Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave & The Jungle Book) and Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira will be playing Nakia and Okoye, members of the Dora Milaje. The Dora Milaje is a group of female African warriors who served as bodyguards to the King of Wakanda. And Andy Serkis is also rumored to be making his return as Ulysses Klaue/Klaw.
Doctor Strange gave us a brand new movie trailer. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as renowned surgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who after suffering an accident, is taught the mystic arts by an ancient sorcerer. Doctor Strange will go places the Marvel Cinematic Universe has never gone before and it will be the most unique Marvel movie to date.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hit Hall H to officially reveal the villain for the upcoming reboot… The Vulture. Marvel also showcased a piece of concept art showing Spider-Man and The Vulture doing battle. This is the first time The Vulture has appeared on the big screen, and I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Green Goblin won’t be the main antagonist this time around. Personally I was pushing from Kraven the Hunter. But I guess The Vulture will have to suffice for now.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Cast members of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 were on hand as they revealed the new logo for the upcoming movie. Director James Gunn also showed footage of the movie, which is still in production. Gunn has been adamant about leaks and spoilers in regards to comic book movies. The footage will not be released to the public anytime soon. So just keep your fingers crossed that we at least get a teaser trailer in the near future.
Following in Guardians footsteps, Marvel released the new logo for Thor: Ragnarok at the Hall H panel. But that wasn’t the only surprise for fans of the God of Thunder. Hulk will be making an appearance in the upcoming Thor sequel, but his role in the film was reported to be small. Apparently that has changed since pre-production has begun. On display at the Marvel booth is the Hulk gladiator armor, which he wore in the Planet Hulk comic series. This is potentially huge for the MCU. A solo Hulk film was written off after the second film, starring Edward Norton, didn’t perform well financially. Could solo movie plans change for the Hulk? And what will his role be in Thor: Ragnarok? Sending Hulk to a distant planet could be exactly what that franchise needs.
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