Comic-Con 2017: ‘Thor,’ ‘Black Panther’ blew us away at the Marvel panel – CNET


The Hulk is having a bad day in “Thor: Ragnarok.”

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Spoiler warning: This is about all the new Marvel movies coming out soon!

Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, and the Avengers were the stars of the Marvel panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2017 on Saturday. 

Read below for highlights of what tidbits were revealed at the panel. (Big thanks to our CNET correspondent Roger Cheng live-tweeting from the audience at Hall H.)

Ant-Man and the Wasp:

Fans saw new Ant Man and the Wasp footage — concept art and pre-CGI video

Ant Man will go giant again. Michael Douglas wears his own Ant Man suit. 

Michelle Pfeifer has been cast as Janet Van Dyne. “She was our dream choice,” says producer Kevin Feige.

Hannah John-Kamen is playing “The Ghost. ” Randall Park is playing Jimmy Woo. Laurence Fishburne will be Bill Foster.

Walter Goggins is in Ant-Man and the Wasp as well.

Ant-Man and the Wasp” will be released on July 6, 2018.

Captain Marvel:

Fans got a glimpse of Captain Marvel in costume.

Sam Jackson is back as Nick Fury and will have two eyes.

Captain Marvel is set in early 1990s.

Captain Marvel will be the first appearance of the Skrulls in the MCU.

Captain Marvel” will be released on March 8, 2019.


Behold the official movie poster for “Thor: Ragnarok.”


Thor: Ragnarok:

Director Taika Waitti, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban and Rachel House were at the panel to talk Thor.

“I wanted to push Thor into something unique for the Marvel universe. He gets his ass kicked in this film,” says Hemsworth.

“It’s been four years since ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ and Loki is pretending to be Odin,” says Hiddleston. “Loki has focused mostly on himself and not on governing, so I guess he’s not a great king?”

As for how he sides, Hiddleston stays mum on his ultimate loyalties. 

“Hulk refuses to turn back to Bruce Banner and enjoys being on Sakar where he kicks a lot of ass,” Ruffalo says. “He’s a little perma-Hulk. He’s been Hulk for two years, so he has a vocab of a two-year-old. We’re going to have a speaking Hulk,” Ruffalo says. “Just don’t expect Shakespeare. “

“Marvel is a universe I’ve been happily dragged into because of my kids,” says Blanchett.

Goldblum is the oldest race, and rules over Sakar and puts together fighting games. “The Grandmaster is the Collector’s brother,” says Goldblum. “We’re elders of the universe.”

“She’s an elite warrior of Asgard hanging out with Sakar and has a relationship with Grandmaster, but not romantic,” Thompson says of Valkyrie.

Marvel plays an extended clip of “Thor: Ragnarok” that starts with Thor in a chair moving through a digital tour with Willy Wonka music. 

There’s also an extended scene with the Grandmaster and Valkyrie interacting with Thor, then Thor interacts with a new rocky alien named Korg.

A short-haired Thor, Hulk, Loki and Valkyrie team up against Hela, and then a final scene with Hulk fighting a fire demon.

New, colorful poster for “Thor: Ragnarok” released at Comic-Con.

Thor: Ragnarok” will be released on November 3, 2017.


Check out the new movie poster for “Black Panther.”


Black Panther:

Direct Ryan Coogler, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Andy Sirkis and more attended the panel.

Black Panther happens after Civil War, and it focuses on him learning to rule and how to be a king.

“To bring this comic book to life, it means everything to me,” Coogler says.

Andy Sirkis, who plays Ulysses Klause, says he’ll get his “arm” back.

The biggest reveal is that Erik Killmonger will get his own Black Panther suit with gold.

New movie poster for “Black Panther” released at Comic-Con.

Black Panther” will be released on February 16, 2018.

Avengers: Infinity War:

Marvel showed the same Avengers footage aired at D23 earlier in the month. The footage has plenty of action with a variety of characters.

It ends with Thanos pulling a planet/moon down to the battlefield. “Sounds ridiculous, but it works,” CNET correspondent Roger Cheng tweets. “Marvel just overloaded us with lots of comic book goodness.”

Avengers: Infinity War” will be released on November 3, 2017.

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