Comic-Con: ‘Thor,’ ‘Black Panther’ blew us away at the Marvel panel (and Wasp!) – 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 the tidbits revealed at the panel. (Big thanks to CNET’s 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. We were pretty excited about that casting, as was producer Kevin Feige.

Hannah John-Kamen of “Killjoys” is playing “The Ghost. ” Randall Park is playing Jimmy Woo. Laurence Fishburne will be Bill Foster. Walter Goggins is in the cast 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. That’s explained by the fact that the movie is set in the early 1990s.

This will be the first appearance of the Skrulls in the MCU — alien villains who in the comics infiltrated Earth by disguising themselves as humans.

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


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


‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Director Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban and Rachel House were at the panel to talk Thor. You can read lots of quotes and see the “Ragnarok” trailer here.

Marvel also played an extended clip of “Thor: Ragnarok” that started with Thor in a chair moving through a digital tour with Willy Wonka music. There’s an extended scene with the Grandmaster and Valkyrie interacting with Thor, and Thor interacts with a new rocky alien named Korg. A short-haired Thor, Hulk, Loki and Valkyrie team up against Hela, and then there’s a final scene with Hulk fighting a fire demon.

A new, colorful poster for “Thor: Ragnarok” was also shown.

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.

The solo “Black Panther” movie happens after “The Avengers: Civil War,” and it focuses on him learning to rule and how to be a king.

The biggest reveal is that Erik Killmonger will get his own Black Panther suit with gold. Read more about what was said at the panel here.

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 tweeted. “Marvel just overloaded us with lots of comic book goodness.”

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

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