Marvel Studios took over Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con last night, with a whole host of exciting announcements.
With everything from major new movie reveals to massive trailer premieres, it managed to somehow overtake Marvel’s last SDCC panel in 2019 in terms of the sheer amount of breaking news.
If you missed it (and we don’t blame you – it took place at 1am BST), here’s everything you missed.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The panel ended on a high with the world premiere of the trailer to highly anticipated sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige announced at the start of the event would be the final film in the MCU’s Phase Four.
Director Ryan Coogler took to the stage to discuss the movie, paying tribute to star Chadwick Boseman, who passed away prior to the start of filming. The filmmaker promised that his “love for Chad” can be keenly felt in the film, which opens following T’Challa’s death.
Elsewhere, Coogler also promised that the follow-up will explore much more of Wakanda, which judging by the trailer will mean plenty of underwater action (Avatar 2 isn’t the only sequel going the Way Of Water this year).
It was also confirmed that Namor will appear in the film, played by Tenoch Huerta, while the great Michaela Coel will be playing combat instructor Aneka, of the Dora Milaje.
In addition to this, Disney released an official synopsis for the sequel, which hits cinemas this November:
“Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.
“As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman), forging a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
“Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne (Ironheart), Michaela Coel (Aneka), Mabel Cadena and Alex Livanalli.”
She-Hulk: Attorney At Law
Staying with Phase Four news before we dive into Phase Five, we got a full-length trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.
The big news with this teaser is the reveal that Charlie Cox’s Daredevil (more on him shortly) will be appearing in the series, following his cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The SDCC panel also highlighted some Hulk goodness, as well as appearances from Wong and Abomination.
The show is streaming on Disney+ from Wednesday 17th August.
Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania
The first film of the MCU’s Phase Five will be the Ant-Man threequel, which did air some footage – however, this was exclusively screened to SDCC attendees.
Based on a report from Variety, we know the footage revealed: “First looks at Bill Murray’s character, Jonathan Majors’ villain Kang The Conquerer, and the briefest shot of MODOK, the big-headed cybernetic villain from Marvel Comics.”
MODOK didn’t speak in the footage though, so we’re still in the dark about who is playing that role.
At the panel, Paul Rudd teased that the film picks up with Scott Lang after the events of Endgame, where his ego is at an all-time high:
“Scott is pretty pleased with himself in his role with saving the universe. He’s been busy at work–ish. With a little book. And I don’t know what else I’m supposed to say!”
The film will be released on 17th February 2023.
Hall H also saw a teaser trailer for Secret Invasion – once again, this sadly hasn’t been made available outside of SDCC.
Star Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) appeared to tease the series was an “exciting thriller” that keeps you guessing who is a Skrull and who isn’t. Based on a Deadline report, the trailer opens with Nick Fury going to meet Maria at a bar, saying he’s returned to Earth as this situation warrants his “close attention”.
From there, we see Don Cheadle’s War Machine and best of all, Olivia Colman as an authority figure styled after Judi Dench’s M. Now THAT is what we want to see.
The show will premiere on Disney+ in spring 2023.
Daredevil: Born Again
After appearing in the latest Peter Parker adventure and his Netflix series moving across to Disney+, it seemed like the announcement of a new Daredevil show was imminent.
Well, we’ve finally got it – the 18 part series Daredevil: Born Again has been announced to premiere in Spring 2024.
Charlie Cox will be returning, as will Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin, who has also been reintroduced within the MCU timeline when he appeared last year’s Hawkeye series.
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol. 3
James Gunn and the Guardians cast made their way to the Hall H stage, with the director announcing that this will be his final MCU movie, closing off a trilogy that kicked off in 2014.
Once again the trailer was screened exclusively for Hall H attendees, but we know it introduced us to Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock, featured a young Rocket accompanied by a grown-up Groot, and gave us a couple of new reveals.
Firstly, Chukwudi Iwuji (who worked with Gunn on Peacemaker) will be playing the villain High Evolutionary. He stole the show at the panel by turning up in costume and menacing the crowd.
Cosmo The Spacedog is also going to appear, with the character voiced by Borat Subsequent Moviefilm star Maria Bakalova.
Feige also revealed the full schedule for Phase Five, which made us realise there were a few movies that we didn’t get any news on – where was our The Marvels tease, Kev?
The big reveal here was that the new Captain America sequel has been officially titled New World Order, and will be hitting our screens in May 2024, with Thunderbolts following closely behind.
Two notable omissions here are the previously announced Shang-Chi sequel and Deadpool 3. Are these being saved for Phase Six?
We then went forward to Phase Six, which will kick off in November 2024 with Fantastic Four.
This will hopefully mean that it will be a Fantastic Twenty Twenty Four (I’ll see myself out).
Finally, it was revealed that Phases Four to Six have been rechristened the “Multiverse Saga”, with the culmination of this being not one, but two Avengers movies in 2025.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will drop on 2nd May 2025, before Avengers: Secret Wars arrives on 7th November 2025. Start camping outside your local cinema now.